Personalise your own Le Pliage: Want.

I would be lying if I say I wasn’t nervous about my exam next week.

To make sure that I don’t think about it too much, and stressing my little brain out, I do what I do best: look at bags online ๐Ÿ˜›

As I go through my usual webpages, I saw the ad for personalising my own Le Pliage. I love Le Pliage bags, they’re so handy and hardy but so very light. Easy to store too as they can be folded into pretty much nothing.

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Here are my top six colour combo with Miss V’s initials. Because, you know, all my bags purchases from now on are “for her to wear later” ๐Ÿ˜‰ I do surprise myself sometimes, as I love the green colour combo even though I don’t “do green” normally. Knowing myself, I would probably end up with either the blue or pink with the yellow stripe. Or maybe even the red.

I do wish they do the personalisation for the backpacks though.

If you have a spare hour or so,ย go to the Longchamp website and go nuts!ย It is quite fun! ๐Ÿ˜‰

FYI: only the Collins St, Melbourne shop does the personalisation in Australia.

Lemmings: Longchamp Le Pliage Cage aux Oiseaux

It has been awhile since I’ve done one of these posts, mainly because there haven’t been many thingsย that I have been wanting. Then I made the mistake of “let’s just check what Longchamp’s special edition bags are this season” instead of checking when I should start doing uni work this week. Behold!

Le Pliage Cage aux Oiseaux

Ermerghed!!!

The spiel on the website, describing the design:

Le Pliage Cage aux Oiseaux conveys joyful messages like “be happy”. On the front of the bag, birds escape from an open cage, while a heart appears on the back. This unique Le Pliage collection is an expression of freedom and love.

Emerghed!!! Hey, Mr E, my birthday is coming up! And I have been soooo awesome lately ๐Ÿ˜‰

OOTD

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Mine: An old Donald Duck tshirt with black leggings, worn with rose gold rabbit shoes from ASOS and my beloved Le Pliage bag.

Little E: taupe tshirt, handmade pants from Mr E’s old tshirt and a Tigger hat. Both the tshirt and the hat came from the pile of clothes we got.

And yes, I have sadly become one of those people who wear tights as pants! My excuse is that I’m going painting with little E for the first time and I didn’t have any pants that I can afford to get paint on.

Lemmings: The Nappy Bag Edition

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I bought this bag when we were in Nice (France) on our second honeymoon (the first one was to the Barossa Valley). I really wanted this as it was a special edition, and most places I’ve been to in Australia either have sold out, or sell them at a ridiculously marked-up price. This bag not only is a souvenir of a romantic holiday, it also went with me to Japan. It was there with me when I first experienced being in the snow (actual snowing snowing, not just seeing dirty snow on the sidewalk), this bag holds a lot of great memories!

When we came back from Europe, I used this bag as a “work” bag for weeks on end. It is lightweight, it is spacey, and if you take it on your travels, it folds right down to nothing. So you can pack it with you on the way there, and bring it back full of things you bought on your holiday ๐Ÿ™‚ It is an amazing bag!

I had bought a nappy (or diaper) bag when I was a few months pregnant. Being a “bag person”, it was one of the things I was really looking forward to. I pored myself into blogs and forums, deciding on what would be “the best” bags. For me, it had to hold a lot and would be easy to clean. I also didn’t want to have to “baby” it, like I do with my other bags I sometimes carry with little E. So when I saw a few Singaporean bloggers recommended this bag, I jumped the gun and bought it straight away.

What they didn’t say was that this bag is HEAVY! As it is full leather (the smell is wonderful! Who else is addicted to leather smell?) and has loads of hardware. So after a couple of months of feeling like I should use it when little E arrived, and feeling weighed down, I switched to my beloved Le Pliage. I had tried to use my Neverfull MM, but since it is in the Damier Azur, I felt like I was carrying two babies with me.

I have been carrying the Le Pliage for almost 6 months now. Day in and day out, it is with me. I have spilt water and food in it, it held dirty nappies and clothes, and it had been placed on dirty dirty things (shudder!), and so.. it is now, in a very very sorry state. The edges have been grazed and it has holes on its corners ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I am going to retire it soon, and will be back as my travelling bag. Therefore I am now on the hunt of a new nappy bag.

These are the two on my shortlist so far:

Rebecca Minkoff Cupid Satchel in Black with Brushed Gold

LV BB Noe in Epi Figue

I think I will most likely go with the RM, since it is 1/3 of the price of the Noe. Though with it being a full leather and has loads of hardware, I might end up having the same problem as the Tribe bag.

On a similar note, I hate how people immediately judge me as “pretentious” for buying designer bags. I mean, I work an honest job and handbags are what I like. It’s my interest, my passion. I don’t judge others on their interests, why judge me? Mr E likes his games, brewing stuff and cars. Others who likes sewing spend their money on stashes of fabric. Some buy wardrobes of clothes or pairs of shoes. People travel or go to sport events. I buy bags (and travel and eat yummy food). Those who like cars and technologies spend heaps on those stuff. I don’t have the latest phone or buy clothes for every season or drive a fancy car. I buy bags.

It is also against my own personal belief to buy knock offs or “inspired” bags, as I think it is outright stealing someone’s artistic work. Therefore I buy the real stuff. So what if the style of bags I like happen to be expensive? Why does it bother them how I spend my money? As far as I’m concerned, if you work an honest job, and not go into debt for what you like to do/buy, then people should not be judging. How I spend my money should not have an impact on you unless I bought the last of an awesome bag then please, do judge me on how great my taste in bags is ๐Ÿ™‚ Luckily for me, I married a wonderful man, and he’s totally supportive of my passion (addition/obsession/whatevs) – yay me!

Also, I have to add that I don’t buy bags all the time. In fact, the Tribe bag was the last bag I bought, The one before that was the Neverfull from their flagship shop in Champs Elysees in 2010!

Wow.. this post just turned into a rant! Apologies. Anyway, when I finally decide on what my next “nappy” bag is going to be, I will do a “What’s in my bag?” post with the new bag ๐Ÿ™‚