On the subject of Chanel bags….

Last week, I surprised my husband that instead of getting THE Chanel handbag, I was going to get TWO.

You should have seen his face.

This is how it happened. I’ve been deciding on just which bag to get for the longest time. You don’t spend that much money on a bag without knowing EXACTLY what you want, so yes, I’ve been researching and looking and feeling and posing……..for months! To the point the bag I wanted increased in price by a few grand! WTF! I completely blame the Hubs for that. So now he has to pay for making me wait.

I walked into Chanel yet again, each time an inch closer to my dream purchase and then the Hubs would remind me that it’s such a waste seeing that 95% of the time, I’m not dressed anyway, so why pay tens of thousands on a piece of leather that’s going to get mouldy sitting in a damp apartment? He has a point.

And then I see it again and the lustful orgasms begin. All over again. Oh, I’m just going to get it. And then my conscience reminds me of the several families I could feed for the year. That’s really why this damn purchase is taking so long, isn’t it?

Getting even closer to filling it with my stuff but STILL deciding which one, T1 said, “Definitely get this one, Mom, because it will fit my Ipad.” I hadn’t even thought of that! I carry the ipads everywhere I go for emergencies. Good thinking, little girl. I see good genes in you.

Each time I am in a Chanel store, I love it so much in there that I spend more than an hour just dreaming away. Dreaming I was Blake Lively……..

And because I could not decide between the two classic bags, I decided that I’d just get both. Good plan? T1 thought so. And I always knew I was going to get both anyway, it was just a matter of when I could justify getting them and when I could kill that damn conscience of mine.

The biggest row followed over my 2 Chanel hand bags until T1 got affected. She doesn’t like it when we fight, not that we fight a lot at all, but one of her best friend’s parents are going through that right now and it makes her a bit insecure as she sure as hell does not want us getting a divorce. Not any time soon, baby. Not ever. Well, maybe if he buys somebody else a Chanel bag……..

The Hubs said he worked so hard just to send the kids to school, so we can eat well and go for holidays and so we can retire comfortably and here I am wanting to waste money on not one bag but TWO! Am I frigging NUTS??? The truth is, he just wants to buy a new truck, and I’ve never stopped him from getting a new truck, so why the hell should he stop me from getting my own indulgences?! After all, mine costs a fraction of his!

I felt so bad that night that I aborted the Chanel plan. I comforted myself that we’d get that foreign flat sooner than later if I didn’t have Chanel. And that night, my heart felt so heavy when I went to bed. I wanted to cry.

A week later, the devil in me justified why I deserved two Chanel bags! Why indeed!?? So many reasons!!! So we’re back where we began. Many women in KL own many Chanel bags in different colours. I’m only asking for two. That’s T2’s age! Someone once told me that if I gave back the same amount, then yes, I could have it. So yay! I’m going to get them! I totally deserve them!

The next dilemma. Which one do I get first??? One costs double the other. *gulp*

When the Hubs saw me looking at Chanel bag images again, I asked him, “How? Lamb skin or caviar? Black or cream? Blue?”

He said definitely BLACK. For both. And then he started singing…….

Baa Baa Black Sheep, have you any wool?

No sir, No sir, because this vain woman shaved me.

She put a double C on my butt and stuffed me with her rubbish.

She tied a chain around my neck and flung me on her arm.

Poor me, poor me, what am I to do?

No more sheep, no more wool. No more lambs in the world……..

I swear to God, he made it up impromptu and we were both in hysterics. I mean, to come up with a sad song like that, he must really be passionate about me NOT having any Chanel!

For goodness sake, of course, I can live without Chanel……but I still want it. I have a vagina, God damn it!

So what’s the verdict?


Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.

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  1. I do agree we need to pamper ourselves at times..but if that spending would make us regrets later or making an unnecessary ill feelings..it’s not worth it at all…

    Actually life is really short..when time is up to face God..we could not bring Chanel or anything material back with us(I know you might loath me for saying this…but it’s truely what I felt inside as recently a very capable friend of mine is a a Certified Financial Analyst, owns an imported BMW, a VP of the co., etc etc…just passed away without bidding farewell to his family…I believe that’s the biggest thing he missed..his family and definitely not his great career or great car.)

    Life has a lot of homework…we have a lot of temptation, desires or justification to make…just gotta make sure we make the right one and live happily with it 🙂

    Cheers and thanks for your daily doses of inspiration!

  2. Just get it!! one for me, one for u…and we can both have a “happy happy wool…”

  3. you are hilarious, brightening up my monday. 🙂

    since the hubs did mention black although in a horrible song. 😉

  4. I agree with the ladies. If you could afford it, why not. Life’s too short to live in regrets. Compensate the man with more food, hugs and kisses.

  5. Get lor. Remind him of your sacrifices and that this is just a fraction of what you been through or will go through. It’s like your payment, in kind. Last point, say you are buying with your own moolah. That should shut him up.

  6. As a fully-supportive girlfriend, I say buy both if it makes you happy. But the thing is, we are seldom satisfied. You think you would be, but come 10-20 years down the road, you wiill yearn for another 2 or 20. So I would say, buy one first – the one you want more.

  7. He has a great sense of humor! 😛

    Well, think deeply before buying… if having the bag(s) can lift your morale go get it! 😛

    I can kiss all the bags goodbye since well be eating grass soon! 🙁

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