Sunday, November 15, 2009

I Won The Chanel Lottery

Well, not really, but it sure feels like it!! You guys will remember me freaking out over the Chanel 2010 C collection when pictures of the colors first came out. That excitement turned into disappointment when both of my SAs informed me that they had not ordered any caviar flaps in the Bleu Roi. I tossed and turned over whether or not I should call every boutique in the country to try to find at least one list that would guarantee me the Bleu Roi. Common sense told me that it would not be worth it and so I ended up calling only 3 places - Chanel boutique in Bloomingdales (SCP), Chanel boutique in Neimans (BH), Chanel boutique in Neimans (Newport Beach). Bloomingdals was still not sure if they had ordered the color but promised to call me if they did. BH Neimans said they would not be able to put me on the list until they knew the exact numbers they were getting. Newport Beach told me that they were getting two and that if they get my cc information, I might be able to secure the #2 spot. I went with that option not really thinking it would get me anywhere. I also decided to stop fretting over the stupid color and I eventually told myself that I didn't need another blue Chanel. Well surprise, surprise - the SA at Newport Beach called me Friday afternoon and told me my 2010C blue Chanel jumbo was waiting for me at the store!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!





God, this color is just A M A Z I N G. Breath of fresh air. For comparison, here is my navy maxi from the 2009 F/W collection:



You see, the noticeable difference in blue between the two makes this purchase completely justifiable :) Plus, theres no way in hell I would give up this much sought after color now that I have it in my hands...even if it means me sitting out on sale shoes this season (I'm limiting myself to 3 pairs). I will probably also need to wait until January to get the Bal but I guess thats okay considering I still have my red maxi to look forward to.

It just occurred to me that my four most recent purchases all happen to be blue...nothing wrong with that...

12 comments:

Sarah Lee said...

Wow, it's gorgeous!
I would love to have a collectionlike yours but unfortunately being a student means my collection is sadly lacking :(
How do you do it?

Purse Addict said...

Thank you, Sarah!

I graduated from UCLA in June 2006 and started working in November 2006. My salary is decent and every month, I put a portion into my savings and the rest feeds my shopping habit :) My parents are also aware of my shopping addiction and are nice enough to support it every year for my bday...lol

EngineeringFashionista said...

OMG, I'm speechless, simply breathtaking!!! Such a beautiful shade of blue, I love it :)

Purse Addict said...

^^Thank you!! Everytime I take a peek at it, I'm still blown away by the color. The color is probably as vibrant as Chanel will ever get. I know A LOT of girls have been holding out for a bright blue Chanel and so I'm completely honored by its presence in my closet...LOL!

Bon Chic Bon Genre said...

Hey dear! Congrats congrats on your lovely bleu roi! That color is just so out of this world!! You are a lucky gal! I want this in lambskin jumbo, but nowhere to be found. Sigh.....seems everyone has ordered the maxi size only. Too bad. Oh well, good for my wallet then. Heheheehehhe! Enjoy it in good health!

Hey, I bought the new CL nude-multicolor mini glitters No Prive w/ gold heels, and also the metallic red new simple 120 (updated them on my blog). Love love them! Any new CLs you're going to buy on sale onr from the Cruise/Summer? I think I'm taking a break from CL for a while...hehehehe!

Hope you had a nice weekend!

Cheers,
Mia

Purse Addict said...

Thanks, Mia!! You know, I was SO close to getting the lambskin version since one of my SAs had it on her list but I just dont know if I can deal with lambskin...I'm very bad at taking care of my things :( I will keep an eye out for the lambskin jumbo!

I saw your new shoes!! LOVE THEM :) I've been so tempted to get the glitter NPs but I already have 2 pairs of glitter NPs so I've been telling myself that I dont need a third pair. My head is spinning from all of the sales that are starting this week! So far I have two pairs coming my way and I'm really hoping that nothing else will tempt me...

ManoloChooLou said...

That is absolutely gorgeous! Congrats. You have such fabulous shoes and purses. I'll live vicariously through you :)

Purse Addict said...

^^Thank you!!

BCBG said...

just amazing!!this color is sublime!congrats!

chantal1922 said...

Very pretty! Congrats!

Purse Addict said...

Thank you, BCBG and chantal!

Anonymous said...

HI , I chance upon your blog while googling about theblue roi . Are u from tpf ? Could u be kind enough to tell me if the colour for blue roi is bright vibrant shade . I so want to get the bleu roi but was wondering if it is only bright because of the flash . Is a deep dull blue when it's not bright ? Is colour true to your pictures in natural light?