Friday, June 11, 2010

Summer Saving

This summer since I am not taking any classes I've had to opportunity to pretty much work full time. During the school year I ask that they only schedule me 10-15 hours a week since my class load is pretty heavy, but the past couple weeks I have been averaging about 30 hours a week. Which means a LOT more money than I'm used to! I do of course have a couple monthly bills I take care of, but I am fortunate that my parents provide me with an apartment to stay in (which I WILL do a picture/video tour of eventually!) and frequently help me out in other areas. Recently I decided that since I am making more money than I'm used to, I wanted to save a good chunk of that money and put it towards an "investment" piece. Now I did get some money back from the government that my parents put away in my roth IRA, so I wanted to think of something that I knew I would use for years to come and would never go outta style. So naturally Louis Vuitton immediately came to mind. I have always loved the timelessness of the company and how these bags are passed on from generation to generation. I initially thought I would save up to purchase one of the Speedy models, but I really wanted a bag that I could use in college and beyond. So I decided that I needed a bag that would fit over the shoulder, causing me to decide on the Neverfull GM! I have seen this bag periodically talked about in my own little blogosphere and LOVED it! I am always a sucker for big purses, and although I haven't seen this one in person yet, the size seems perfect for an everyday bag that can also hold a notebook or binder or whatever I need for class or a future career.

At first I couldn't decided if I wanted to classic Monogram Canvas. Everyone has that pattern and is familiar with it, so I'm thinking about getting Damier Ebene Canvas (similar colors to the Monogram, but a checker print). But I'm still undecided.

Are any of yall planning on saving up for a big purchase in the near future? Have you purchased a "luxury/investment" piece that you absolutely LOVE? Please let me know and if you have any opinions on the Neverfull or you think there's a better bag out there I should be saving for!! Hope everyone has a good weekend!!!

7 comments:

  1. That's great you're working a ton! I love your idea of purchasing a staple yet splurge piece that you will use for years and years! I loving that bag! Once I actually have a real summer job I would love to do that too!

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  2. I just bought my first LV bag. I got the speedy 30 in damier ebene, and I absolutely adore it. Several fellow bloggers really wanted me to look into getting the neverfull, but I have always wanted the speedy and went with my gut instinct. Don't get me wrong, they were all right and justified in all reasons that they said I should consider the NF for, but I just couldn't shake the speedy desire! haha! Have fun picking out your Louis!!

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  3. Such a gorgeous bag! I think it's a fantastic idea to get an investment piece like this, and I will consider doing that once I get a proper job!

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  4. That's a great piece. I always buy an investment piece each year. Great idea. I love your blog.

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  5. Definitely a good investment. I got my first Louis Vuitton, Speedy 35, 3 years ago in the Monogram Canvas and I still love it.

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  6. I have the medium neverfull in the monogram and I love it! I see it as a bag I will have for years and years! xx

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  7. I love all my LV's [and Gucci's too!] Best of all, 10 years from now they will still be fabulous! Good luck with which ever purse you purchase! The Neverfull is a great piece, I would get the GM if I were you! Happy Shopping!

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