07 September 2008

Meet my new pursebaby!

By: Jessica B.
Tagged: Fashion
After much build-up and anticipation I’m happy to introduce to you all to another bundle of joy that has joined Lulu and me in my cozy apartment…Speedy.
That’s right, in celebration of my recent birthday, I decided to buy myself a “crown jewel” purse to help me close out my 20s in style. Once I made this decision a few months ago, I was diligent in making sure I could afford it and asked for “donations” for my birthday to make it a reality. There were very worthy contenders that I found at Bottega and Chanel last weekend, but I’ve wanted the Louis Vuitton Speedy bag for awhile so I got it :) 
And of course, I had it gift wrapped to make it like a real birthday present and yes, it came in a “keeper box.”
So here are pictures of my new little girl. Unfortunately she cannot make her full debut until I exchange the lock on the bag – when I opened her today it was scuffed and dirty and there is no way I paid for a dirty lock.
If all goes to plan, Speedy will be making her full debut later this week. Time to celebrate!
The box that arrived on Friday (yes it was huge and awkward to carry on the bus)
The lovely gift box she was wrapped in
Meet Speedy!!
I already have an outfit picked out to wear when I debut her into the world too! How was everyone else’s weekend? 


  1. G+D says:

    Beautiful!! Isn’t the anticipation of opening the box to a new handbag the best?? I love it (and very rarely do it w/o a glass of wine in hand).

  2. Teal Chic says:

    OMG I love speedy. I want my very own Speedy. Treasure her!!! She’s gorgeous!

  3. ...love Maegan says:

    Yay! I have the same one!!!!

  4. kay* says:

    i bought my speedy for my 25th birthday. i still have the huge louis vuitton brown paper bag the store gave me. it’s a great iconic bag that will never go out of style. now i’m already thinking, what will my next big bag purchase be (and i’ll of course need the appropriate occasion!)

    p.s. when you see others with the fakes i suspect, if you’re anything like me, you’ll smile on the inside…like hahahahaha.

  5. SA says:

    Found your blog on 20sb.

    Great gift for yourself. Hope you had (have?) a good birthday!

  6. brookem says:

    oooh! nice treat for yourself!

  7. Colleen Snell says:

    Gorgeous! And, genius with the gift wrapping idea – way to splurge and feel like someone else got it for you!

  8. michelle says:

    Helllooooo Speedy. Great bag.

    New reader here. Found you under “Featured Blogger” @ 20SB. You’re totally famous. =)

  9. EP says:

    She’s gorgeous! My friend has a Speedy, and she takes hers everywhere!

  10. thehomebound says:

    Good for you. Everyone deserves to treat themselves.

  11. Erin says:

    So pretty! :)

  12. Foxie says:

    Ooooooh, now THAT is a splurge indeed!! What a darling bag, I’m sure it will be well pampered and loved. :)

    I toyed with the idea of making myself a deal that if I go on to med school and make it through, I’ll buy myself a LV briefcase/messenger bag. Not sure about that yet, I’d have to get over a LOT of guilt over spending so much on something… I nearly died buying my Mac, heh.

  13. Katelin says:

    oooh what a cute bag and definitely a great way to treat yourself :)

    now i want to treat myself to something, and it’s not even my birthday, haha.

  14. Megkathleen says:

    There’s no way my weekend could compare to yours – what with you getting a fancy, very cool bag.

  15. Ginger says:

    If I could catcall at Speedy through the internets, I totally would!

  16. DomestiGals says:

    SO HOT. A perfect, classic choice.

  17. Angela says:

    Congrats on getting featured!

  18. Lauren says:

    That’s. Awesome. Welcome to the world, Speedy! :)

  19. Paula says:

    I wish I could afford a designer bag. My most expensive bag cost me thirty quid from Accessorize and I struggled to justify spending that much!!!

  20. Miss Grace says:


  21. RebeccaC says:

    I had a feeellllingg…

    While I’m not really a purse girl, I must admit that I “inherited” my grandmother’s Louis V, and, despite the fact that her’s was new in the 80’s it still looks great (with help from a recent zipper replacement) and I get tons of use out of it.

  22. LBluca77 says:

    Oh I am so Jealous. I have always wanted a LV purse but never had the guts to buy one.

  23. Wickedly Scarlett says:

    That is GORGEOUS!!! Le sigh :)

  24. Tipp says:

    She is beautifullll!!!!!

  25. Trish Ryan says:

    VERRRY nice. I love that you call it your pursebaby…I’ll keep that in mind the next time I’m shopping :)

  26. Rebekah says:

    Woman, your birthday just keeps on going and going! I want 2 weeks of birthday next time too.

    Too bad you don’t have any cake left to celebrate Speedy’s arrival!

  27. Kyla Bea says:

    Oh my gosh – very nice!

  28. Nilsa S. says:

    Yay for birthday treats. I can’t believe how patient you were. If it was my birthday, I’d want to carry something out of the store!

  29. L.C.T. says:

    See! Retail therapy so underrated. Looks GORGEOUS!! Enjoy! Oh, and over here it’s called a handbag ;)

  30. Jenn says:

    Congrats :) Enjoy the gift to yourself!!

  31. wontletlifedefineme says:

    Ooooh pwetty. I have a whole lot of birthdays to attend this weekend, went to bed way to late all nights since Friday and am now slightly groggy trying to get some work done.

  32. Sandy says:

    Yaaay it’s beautiful :)

  33. bianca says:

    I got my Speedy as a graduation present. It’s definitely an “adult” bag and makes me feel so sophisticated. Congrats on yours, you totally deserve it!!!

  34. Princess Pointful says:

    That’s right! Speedy needs to be shiny and new for her debut!

  35. Gretchen says:

    My goodness, she’s gorgeous! LV is so incredible.

  36. Chicago Girl says:

    my bff B (isntbprettyingpink) got hers a few years ago and i LOVEd it so before an ex and i broke up, i got it as a bday gift and it is the best bag ever! CONGRATS!!

  37. Jamie says:

    I want a LV Damier Azur speedy so freaking bad.

    Congrats on your pursebaby!

  38. Ashley D says:

    Ahh! So beautiful! I have to say I’m quite a bit jealous!

  39. TKTC says:

    Twas my guess…I will visit her as soon as she’s old enough to come to work with mommy.

  40. Angela says:

    Haha, I guessed right!

    I’m excited for you and your new purchase. I can tell you’re ecstatic.

  41. widget says:

    Beautiful. What a present for yourself! Congrats.

  42. Mandy says:

    Ohhhh, she’s so pretty! Love it, what a great gift!!

  43. Alexa says:

    rock it! now that is the classic purchase i was looking to see.

  44. Rachel says:

    so this is what it feels like to die from jealousy…..

  45. Maxie says:

    yay :-) I hope you sport it with style (of course I know you will)

  46. LJ says:

    Wowww, Freaking sweet! Love their packaging and wrapping! Nice gift to yourself :)

  47. Ladybug's Picnic says:

    I bought my Speedy as a 30th birthday present to myself! I love it and I use it all the time. Enjoy her!