Love at first sight

It's a well-known fact, that I am bad at shopping for me. I love finding clothes/books/toys/anything for my nearest and dearest, but for myself - huh. I keep asking myself do I really need this, can I really afford that... And of course being a self-employed is not getting you any richer (money-wise that is) and I cannot spend as much as I used to, and in many cases it's just easier to leave the shop without buying anything. But then again: sometimes a girl just needs to spoil herself.

We, me&sis, are going to have a little girls only-trip to Helsinki in a few weeks. We'll stay there Fri-Sun and explore the city (very familiar to both of us, we've lived there some years while studying) and maybe some shops too. But but but...Before I can hit the shops there, I need to have pretty clothes and a new bag. But naturally.

I have been looking a large yet beautiful leather bag for a long time. I have seen a few, but they've always been far too expensive. I like almost-affordable brands like Benetton, BjörnBorg and Esprit (both bags and clothes) but their larger bags are still quite expensive here. Today after my last appointment with my dentist (last for this tooth, yippee, it's shiny and beautiful!) I wandered to see local shops, and saw the bag I fell in love immediately. The only down-side was the brand (not one of my favorites, actually never heard of it before) so I needed to consult my sister. I took a call to her holding the bag tightly in my hands and after gotten her "I would take it if you love it and it's on sale and I will use it if you will not" approval I bought the bag. It's big, blond and and beautiful, and just so me. Now I only need the clothes to match but that's an another story altogether.

Happy weekend dearest!


P.S. Please ignore the sausage-rolls around my waistline, they really are layers of clothing. Really.


faith76 said...

What a lovely bag, Good choice very stylish. :)

Have a lovely week.

Leah x

Mia said...

Hi Leah,

I love it too!

Have a wonderful weekend and sunshine from Finland!


Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Mia! I'm happy you found so beautiful bag! That is really my style also! Enjoy your trip to Helsinki, wish I could join you!
xxx Teje

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Lovely bag Mia and of course you need to spoil yourself sometimes!!!
A trip to Helsinki sounds wonderful. :)
Happy weekend,
Vivienne x

Jane said...

Girls need regular treats Mia, you so deserve it, what a great and really useful bag too. Your trip with your sis sounds like fun.
Have a great weekend, the sun has popped out again here, yesterday was like autumn!
Jane x

Mia said...

Thank you, Teje, I love my new bag and oh, it just have enough room :)

I also would love to have a cup of coffee in Ekberg's or Strindberg's or somewhere else wonderful with you! I promise to report our trip here!

Happy weekend!


Mia said...

Thank you, Viv!

I know, I haven't been almost ANYWHERE in ages, it's just about the time! I am counting days already...

Sunny weekend!


Mia said...

Hi Jane,

I know! And when something as simple as a new bag makes you SO happy - I think it should be done more ofter really!

Have a wonderful weekend, sunshine from here!


mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Love your new Blond bag. That looks like just the kind I would fall in love with too. Congratulations and many more shopping sprees. xoRobin❤

Anne said...

What an amazing bag! You deserve it, Mia!!

(Please show us some photos of Helsinki, whenever you and your sister go there.)



Mia said...

Thank you so much Robin! After a few days use I love my bag even more!

Wishing you a sunny week!


Mia said...

Dear Anne,

Happy birthday :)

I promise to take my camera, and blog about the trip!

Sunshine to your days!


Beth of The Linen Cat said...

Great bag and it's nice, when you're planning a special trip to have something new (if possible). I hope you have/had (I'm behind in my blog reading again) a lovely time with your sister :) Bethx

Mia said...

Hi Beth,

Nice to have you back :) We're going on 1,5weeks time, and we're hoping to have a great and RELAXING weekend without work, yippee!

Have a wonderful day!


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