Sometimes a girl’s just gotta treat herself – right? Well that’s exactly how I felt after the stressful weeks leading up to our flight for the move over to the Bay Area and what better way to treat oneself with a little bit of Chanel.  The shopping at Heathrow T3 is so good and bad; bad because you could easily spend a small fortune before you even leave the country, especially if you’re off on holiday! I had tried to get some prices of a few Chanel bits back in October when I came out San Francisco for a flying trip (literally!) but it was just so busy I didn’t have the time or the patience to do.  I’m a bit annoyed at myself for not doing this as I could’ve got the price of the ‘Boy‘ bag I wanted and dialled ahead – oh well, that’s on the shopping list for my next visit back to the UK.


Oh Chanel! You’re just too pretty to open!

However I did have to treat myself to something, and in my exhausted dazed state I didn’t really know where to start!  I had a look at some necklaces, some brooches, some espadrilles…. then I asked to look at some earrings and was immediately drawn to the famous double C logo sparkly, almost art deco style earrings from the Fall/Winter 15/16 collection.  I just had to have them!

Chanel EarringsSerious Chanel sparkle going on!

I also needed a smaller purse/card holder and as the prices at Heathrow are so good it would’ve been silly not to get one.  I wanted something chic and not to ‘Chanel in your face‘ so I opted for this rather discreet card holder purse in grained calfskin, which of course has the Chanel logo on it.  The leather is just so soft and its such a beautiful little piece of Chanel that fits perfectly into an evening bag or in my pocket when I just need to pop out to the shops.  My old faithful Louis Vuitton purse, which is a good thirteen years old has seen better days, so the Chanel purse and my new larger Stella McCartney purse (which I haven’t shared with you all yet) are two perfect replacements.

Chanel PurseChanel Grained Calfskin purse

 

Chanel Christmas Wrapping 2015Chanel Christmas Gift Wrapping 2015

Chanel packaging is always beautiful, the monochrome of a Chanel gift is just perfect, but Christmas Chanel wrapping is just very special.  So special that I didn’t really want to open my purchases and it took me nearly two weeks and the fact we were going to a party for me to finally see what I had purchased!  As I was so dazed and tired when I bought these two pieces I had almost forgotten what I had bought.  The earrings and purse had their first outing in San Francisco last weekend at a Holiday Party on Pier 35 and we all had a very good time together.

xSJ

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