09 April 2010

a question of utmost importance

actually...two questions.

so i am saving up for a lovely little handbag purchase, more commonly known as the louis vuitton speedy.  the first question is to all you speedy owners: do i get the 30 or the 35?  i think the decision will be pretty obvious to me in person, but i would still like some input.  i carry a lot of stuff around, so on the one hand, i think the 35 is the smart choice.  on the other hand, i've heard that unless you keep it completely full all of the time, the shape doesn't look very nice.  in which case, i think the 30 is the smart decision.  thoughts?

and then the REALLY big question:  the damier azur or the damier ebene? i absolutely will not get the monogram.  i say this in no offense to those of you who own items in the monogram, but it's just a tad logo-heavy for my tastes. j'adore the damier.  the ebene is certainly the more classic/traditional of the two, but the azur has really been calling out to me lately.  but i do think the ebene is more likely to stand the test of time.

so, ladies, what are we thinking?

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note: yes, i do still have credit card debt that i am still diligently working on paying off and making good progress.  i'm not planning on going out and buying this bag today, even if that were logistically possible.  but i need to have an endpoint, a reward to focus on, if you will, for when i pay off my first two cards.  a little congrats! you did it/the end is in sight! present.  not to worry...i am not abandoning my dedebting goals for a purse.  pinky swear.

16 comments:

Kate said...

Don't you have quite a bit of debt? What happened to the financial makeover you mentioned?

Adrienne said...

I would go for the 30. I love my 30! I like the lighter color option and you could use it for all seasons! Congrats!

Andrea said...

Love them both! I do agree that the ebene will stand the test of time better! Good luck on picking. Hope you have a great weekend! ~Andrea

Beth McC. said...

OK I am a speedy owner! Go with the 35 FOR SURE!! Its worth it! If I was you I would go with the ebene! My firend has the azur and it shows every pinch of dirt on it, the bottom of it is even a slighly different color now because its so light in color!! YAY I LOVE LV!

Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle said...

I have the 30 and it's plenty big enough for me and holds it shape just fine!!

I love love love the azur but like Beth said I'm sure it would get dirty so quickly. I have a Dooney and Burke that is cream and turquoise and it gets so dirty that I hate to even carry it. :(

MCW said...

I like the lighter color better! But, I guess the 1st is more classic???

Black Labs and Lilly said...

Go with the 35, the 30 in my opinion just looks way to small and doesn't hold all that much.

I would recommend the ebene, it can be used year round and I think the azur looks a bit summery in the fall and winter.

I think its so important to have a reward picked out when you are working on paying off debt, it acts as the light at the end of the tunnel!!

Suburban Princess said...

I like the brown :O)

Also, get yourself a base shaper! I have one in my speedy and it makes it look wayyyy better :O)

North East Chic! said...

I've had a speedy 30 in the past, and now own 2 35's (mono & damier eben). I say go for the 35! The shape looks great no matter how much you put in it, I like it so much more than the 30!! I also say go for the ebene vs the azur because damier ebene is the ultimate care free bag! You don't have to worry about carrying it in rain/snow like you do with bags with Vachetta. It's amazing!

Annabel Manners said...

I say go for the darker version - more durable and more quintessentially Louis! Have a great weekend sweetie! xo

Fashion Meets Food said...

hello! Just came across your blog and I absolutely adore it! Have a fab night and good luck bag shopping!

xo

House Queen said...

I am partial to the darker one sweetie! It looks like it would go with more things. Both are simple darling though! Good luck!!!

little miss can't be wrong said...

definitely the damier ebene in the 30.... this is EXACTLY what i am saving up for, as well, and so am a bit biased. and i agree with the monogram -- just a bit too logo-centric!!
best of luck, and good for you for setting goals and rewards!!

Anonymous said...

I have the 35. The 30 was just a tad too small - but I carry a good bit of stuff.

Jordan said...

I have the 35 ebene. Loveeee it. I wish they had it in 40. Such a fab bag. I hated the azur pattern in general when I first saw it, but it is growing on me now. Just def not in the Speedy style.

Anabel Maldonado said...

Here were my musings on the topic:

http://www.handbago.com/blog/louis-vuitton-ebene-vs-azur