Thursday, February 17, 2011

A Chanel Valentine Reveal

Are you girls ready for the reveal?

Stripping now!



TA-DA!


Gold metallic flap w/ black lace in m/l!

I think this was from S/S 2010 Act 1 or possibly Act 2, quite honestly I'm not entirely sure.  I had seen this bag at Neiman Marcus literally MONTHS ago and had mentioned in passing to the hubs how pretty it was.  He remembered this WHOLE time!!!!!  He literally searched and called dozens of places and had our Neiman Marcus SA call dozens of places to hunt this bag down.  The SA said this was literally the last one in the entire company. 

*swoon* 

My hubby is the bestest :)


I'm totally obsessed with anything shiny/sparkly/glossy/lacy.. you get the picture.  The bag is made out of goatskin with a metallic overlay.  The gold is actually quite reflective in real life.  You can kind of see my fleshy pink skin staring back at you if you look at the middle of the flap. LOL.  It's not sparkly or glittery and it's not a patent leather bag either. The black lace actually seems to be steamed or ironed onto the flap.  I actually thought it was a loose lace overlay but I tried to pick at it and it seems to be sealed on. HAHA.  Don't tell the hubs.


The tradition back pocket Coco Chanel designed specifically for cab fare and opera tickets.


The gold hardware on this flap is different then on the classic jumbo black flap w/ ghw which is a shiner glossier gold, this one is more of a brushed matte gold.


YAY and it's made in France :)!  Woot!  All of my Chanel babies are made in France with the exception of my classic jumbo black flap w/ ghw which is made in Italy.  Which is fine because surprisingly jumbo black flaps w/ ghw are difficult to come by these days because the demand is so high.  I've heard there's a 2 month waiting list in NYC... craziness!


I really appreciate that the inner flap is lined with the same gold metallic and lace cloth. 


A close-up of the gold metallic leather and black lace overlay.  The double CC lock is in a brushed matte gold as well.

Well that's it folks I hope you enjoyed my little Chanel Valentine's reveal! :)

Don't forget to enter my gold birdcage bangle giveaway here!

161 comments:

  1. Omgeeee you lucky girl! Love the new addition. Tell the hubby... Good job :) as always!!

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  2. this is too pretty!!!! ahhhh!!! your hubby IS the bestest :)

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  3. awww your husband knows what you like. that's soooo sweet! :3 he really is the bestest husband hahaha! two thumbs up for him. ;)

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  4. omgggg, how prettyy!! lucky lady ;)

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  5. ok, i just fainted. i love the classic chanel flap bags, but hate that everyone and their mothers have it, but this is such a beautiful rendition of it. and i love that not many people have it. congrats on this gorgeous bag and having such a wonderful hubby!

    cheers,
    yvonne
    modern.girl

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  6. oh.good.Lord. YOU HIT THE JACKPOT!!!

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  7. wow this is the best present !! i love this bag the gold and lace look so perfect together!! :)

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  8. OMGAAA!! you are one lucky gal to get a chanel bag for v-day!! ^_^

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  9. Omg, the bag is so beautiful! :O You really lucky girl! :)

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  10. Thanks for stopping by my blog :) you are SO Lucky, this is a stunning bag :)

    Love, Vanilla

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  11. that is amazing bag for an amazing girl
    ur husband has great taste..as evident in his choice of a missus

    XOXO

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  12. OHHHH MMYYYY GOOODNESS!!!
    Its such a gorgeous bag!!!

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  13. LUCKY GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DIVINE BAG!

    http://yourfashioncafe.blogspot.com/

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  14. Wow Lisa!!! You lucky lucky lucky girl. Hubby did you good.. but of course, you deserve it!! Hope you guys had a great VDay.. Love.

    xx Love & Aloha

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  15. omg!!! it's gorgeous!!! u have the best hubby ever!

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  16. OMG! Ur hubby is the best! :) Lucky lucky girl!

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  17. SO gorgeous! Wear it well. That's definitely a special one! I love it... what a great husband you have :)

    And those McQueen's are STUNNING... I'll be dreaming about them!

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  18. Oh my goodness! The bag is so gorgeous!

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  19. AMAZINGGGGGG! does not even come close to describing this baby! :0
    You're soooooo lucky! Your husband is a keeper! ;)

    Thanks! ^___^ People either hate or love the packaging. I really don't see what's so bad about it? The theme is Wonder Woman... what do people expect? :P HAHAHA!

    I hope all has been well. xx

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  20. so so soooooo gorgeous!

    Congrats, you have such a sweet hubby! I wish my bf were as understanding of my Chanel hobby. :)

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  21. The bag is gorgeous!
    Your Hubby seriously must love you :D
    congratulations on getting the best valentine gift ever and finding your true love<3

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  22. OMG. It is So So pretty and delicate looking. You are a very very lucky girl. I can literally tell my husband the Chanel bags I like UNTIL THE COWS GO HOME, and he never seem to register.

    www.pehsun.blogspot.com
    Squeeze The Pug

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  23. OMG!*_*It's GORGEOUS!<3
    Your hubby has a great taste!^__^*
    PS;Thank you for being my new follower,and for you sweet comment!^-^/
    *I'm following you!*<3

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  24. Best.
    Husband.
    Ever.
    Maybe he can give Mr. A some lessons.

    http://glamkittenslitterbox.blogspot.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  25. Ohh what a beauty.... Good Job to the hubby

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  26. you lucky girl! YOUR HUBBY IS THE BEST OMGS <3 does he have a yonger brother? LOL jokes :)

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  27. You're so lucky to have such a loving husband! *jealous*

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  28. aww ^_^ you're hubby really loves you !!

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  29. *swoons* Oh my gosh, that's the best gift ever! It's so unbelievable beautiful & how cool that you got the last one :-) Your hubby is really a rare gem! I don't think I'll ever be able to buy such anexpensive purse, but if I could afford it, it would have to be a purse from Chanel.

    Thank you so much for your sweet comment, it's one of the kindest compliments I ever got *hugs*

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  30. He remembered all that time?! What a sweetheart for tracking down your bag, that is true love! He is a total keeper. =0P Now I must send your blog post to my bf so maybe he will get a hint LOL! The lace details and the gold flash are drool worthy. Can't wait to see it in an outfit soon.

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  31. awww how cute!! so thoughtful!
    does your husband has brothers?? haha jk!!

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  32. woww your husband is amazing to have gotten you that!! he must really love you! congrats on the bag!

    and I'm following your blog now as well :)

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  33. Awww beautiful!
    Love it!

    Visit me @
    http://luckysparkle.blogspot.com

    Your newest follower
    ~Anya

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  34. That bag is freaking SICK but honestly, the best part is that your husband remembered for so long. That's honestly the best present a girl can get, a super thoughtful guy in her life :)

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  35. You lucky girl - that's lovely!

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  36. you have the greatest husband! what a pretty bag

    Just Better Together

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  37. OMG! Can I exclaim again? OMG! Your hubby is sooooooooooo sweet! Not only coz he bought you chanel but the fact that he actully remembers what you like and the effort he took.

    I’ve never seen that design before! Black lace over metallic? Gosh, it’s really intricate. My dream bag is the more simple but ever classic the black classic flap with GHW but the price has been soaring so much that I can't even bear to spare the cash on that bag.

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  38. The bag ist really great *-* love it! I love shiny/Sparky things too XD it shows how ur husband loves u when u husband remembered it all the time^^

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  39. Now that is gorgeous! How amazing!!! xx

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  40. I just found your blog via PIPMegan-and I'm loving it! Such a wonderful hubby you have for such an amazing Valentine's Day gift! Glad to find your blog!

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  41. Wow!It's so beautiful dear!Your hubby really has great taste!

    http://nothinglikefashion.blogspot.com/

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  42. You lucky thing! That's so gorgeous.

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  43. *swoons* I <3 it! The design is sooo original. Congrats!! =D

    (Hope you get the pink TOMS! :)

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  44. Wow what a fantastic gift! Lucky girl. I am so jealous (in a good way)

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  45. Wow, that hubby is a keeper. Beautiful bag.

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  46. you have a fantastic husband, so lucky!
    very nice bag!

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  47. gorgeous bag!!!! You're a very lucky girl :D

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  48. So you think you could send your hubby down to hang with mine and teach him some things?! Holy hell...it's gorge!!

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  49. You hubby IS the best! I literally gasped when I saw the first pic of this bag, it is gorgeous! Lucky gal!

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  50. omg omg omg! The best husband ever!! OK, one, he remembered. Two, he thought to buy it for you. Three, he surprised you with it. Four, he surprised you with it as a Valentine's gift! Need I say more? ;)

    Oh, ok, maybe I do. Gorgeous bag...forever classic.

    http://red-soledfashionista.blogspot.com/

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  51. Amazing bag!! You must have a huge collection of Chanel bags..jealouss!

    And in reply to your comment...righttt? I can' believe how rude and ignorant people can be. -_-

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  52. Whoa!!! My hubby got me a really cute sweatshirt...wanna trade? I don't mind, really...

    Also, you are soooooo freaking nice, your comment just now, made my day;)

    Aesthetic Lounge

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  53. ADORE!!! Your hubby gets two thumbs up! I absolutely love the lace overlay.

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  54. omg that bag is amazing! its so unique and pretty..your husband is great! you lucky girl :)

    Fashion Bag 411

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  55. the bag is breath-taking~~~~~
    *swoon*
    you have such a sweet husband, not only remembering the bag you liked but searching for it~ adorable

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  56. The bag is beautiful!!! Your hubby is amazing!!!
    xoxo Cybelle & Fabi

    http://www.fromustwoyou.com/

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  57. this purse is simply amazing. your hubby is the sweetest. :)

    cute and little

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  58. LOVE IT! The brushed gold hardware is AMAZING!!!!

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  59. omg!! congrats on this amazing baby....im drooling over..ur so lucky!!

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  60. wow, you have a fabulous hubby, hope to find someone that special to get me pretty bags (and actually remember the ones i like lol).. gorgeous, can't wait for mod pics!




    myblissisthisway.blogspot.com

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  61. I don't think I can say it enough - you are one lucky girl to have such a generous husband with an awesome taste!

    besos,

    ML

    Join the Easiest Blog Project Ever at:

    Twenty York Street

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  62. OMG Girl how lucky are you, it is gorgeous :)

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  63. Very nice bag !!
    Look my blog and follow me if you want xxx

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  64. How lucky are you! Your handbag is absolutely gorgeous! Hope you are having a fabulous day. Love your blog and I am a new follower!

    xo

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  65. aww you're such a lucky lady!!

    xx

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  66. I absolutely love how it looks like luxury! Sounds like it feels like that too :]

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  67. me encanta el blog!! me encanta el bolso
    las fotos son una pasada!!

    http://elbasaez.blogspot.com/
    http://beyourselfp.blogspot.com/

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  68. Wow you are so lucky! What a great hubby you have!=)

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  69. Oh yes, I've forgot to mention that I followed you as well! I haven't thank you for following and also for the constant comments even when you're so new to my blog. Hope we'll continue this 2-way communication!

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  70. Hi Lisa,

    This is a lovely Chanel handbag. Your hubby did well :-). He definitely has great taste.

    Thanks for stopping by and followin my blog. I'm now following yours and looking forward to reading more :-)

    Diary of a Chic Mommy
    http://www.diaryofachicmommy.com

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  71. just found your blog and love it!! new follower here!! and WOW, your hubby is amazing!! that is a BEAUTIFUL bag!!!!

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  72. what a sweet boyfriend !!!
    the bag is GORGEOUSS !!
    it's different to the usual basic colored chanelsss !!

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  73. Very pretty! :) Congrats on your new bag! How sweet!


    www.beautyblogxo.blogspot.com

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  74. omg how nice of your husband!!! thats so so amazing! lucky you xx

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  75. Oh wow lucky youu!!!

    http://www.carpe-diem13.blogspot.com

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  76. that bag is STUNNING!!!!!!! you are one lucky girl!!!


    http://cashmereandcandy.blogspot.com

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  77. I'm so jealous that I think I actually have to cry just a little bit! Lucky you! That is one very nice hubbie you got! Fantastic blog:-)

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  78. OH MY GOSH!!! Words can't describe how pretty/unique/amazing/luxe/substitute-any-word-you-want-here this purse is!! Absolutely stunning (my jaw is still hanging open). Your hubby is the sweetest, to go out of his way like that to hunt it down for you. Wear it with pride, Lisa!

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  79. WOW - I literally gasped out loud when I saw the first photo of the bag! It is fabulous!! What a wonderful gift!!!

    www.cosmeticsbee.blogspot.com
    All about cosmetics, chemistry and fashion.

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  80. Congrats! I love it. I would love to invest in a Chanel one today. :)

    Thanks lisa for the well wishes.

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  81. Wow best hubs ever!!! Though I'm sure you know that already :)

    That is such a unique Chanel, which is cool since it'll stand out from the plain blacks that everyone else has. That's so cool too how the lace is actually embedded in the bag!

    Thanks for visiting my blog :)

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  82. It's gorgeous ! ♥ I love it. You are so lucky and you have got yourself a keeper girl :) I haven't ever seen a Chanel like this one before. it's definitely very unique.Your husband really loves you.

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  83. oh my god your purse is absolutely stunning!! jealous. Thanks for the add! following you now as well!!

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  84. What a sweet and thoughtful husband! Awww! And yes, that is a very swoonworthy bag!

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  85. my jaw dropped! OMG!!! the fact that your husband had this search over was such a sweet gesture! love itttt! <3

    -hazel
    thethriftycloset

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  86. OMG - That's soooo cute and sweet of him! I want a hubby like him too later XD

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  87. how beautiful, what a great gift, so thoughtful :)
    http://cgdn.blogspot.com/

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  88. You hold on to that hubby of yours, girl!
    I think you have the best hubby in the whole wide world!
    I got to find myself a boyfriend like that, ha! :D

    The bag is gorgeous!
    I've never seen it before!
    In the Chanel-store here, they only have the real classic ones.

    x Krizia

    www.krizia-shark-attack.blogspot.com

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  89. *gasp* (Sorry I tend to be a bit dramatic) That bag is Gorgeous!! You lucky, lucky girl (to have that bag And a great hubby)! That lace print on it is really unique.

    Thanks for following my blog :)

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  90. holy crap!!! i love that bag how beautiful!! you're so lucky! please teach my boyfriend HAHAH

    http://opinionslave.blogspot.com/

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  91. actually my boyfriend went and searched high and low for these Karen Walker sunglasses I really wanted but were sold out everywhere! he got the last pair in the country too :) hehe

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  92. omgomgomg. I'm dying. That is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen!

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  93. OHHHHHHHHMYYYYYGOOOOODDD
    YOU ARE SOO A LUCKYY GIRLL

    super Post


    hugh serah ♥

    http://serah-de-fashix.blogspot.com/

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  94. OMMMMG. Jealous!

    It's lovely. You're one lucky gal!

    Blue Paper Lanterns

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  95. I'm following back because we both have such good taste that we picked out the same item ;) heheh x

    http://opinionslave.blogspot.com

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  96. Absolutely gorgeous! That's so sweet of your hubby to have remembered something you mentioned in passing months ago!

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  97. Hi! I just wanted to say thank you for following me. :)

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  98. omg that's so sweet of your hubby :D!!!! great bag <3

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  99. you are one lucky gal! what did you get for your hubby?

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  100. @ lisa - he got a banana republic sweater, navy blue perry's top siders and a wool coat from cole hann

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  101. wow! so beautiful! i love it :)

    natalieoffduty.blogspot.com

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  102. Hey Lisa! Thanks for stopping by my blog ^_^

    Your new bag is to die for! You're so very lucky <3

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  103. Oh my goodness! That bag is TO. DIE.FOR!!
    Where can I find a man who will buy me Chanel?
    Love the detailed pics!
    xo
    LJ
    http://jonesyloves.blogspot.com/

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  104. oh my!! the bag looks so beautiful, you are so lucky!(along with all your other chanel bags!)

    i just found your blog and i love it :)

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  105. oh my a Chanel purse! My heart is still drawn towards that Chanel 2.55... one day, one day lol....

    www.mrschong.com

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  106. This is a beauty of a bag! I think the only word that sums it up is 'wow'! Love your blog - will follow you! I love that you combine food and fashion - just like me!
    Rachelle from thebluueroom.blogspot.com
    For All Things Beautiful xxx

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  107. this is probably the 122nd comment to say...

    you're such a lucky gal. hahaha. :)

    ohmahgooosh, but really though lisa! you say my wardrobe is gorgeous?? giiirl, i'd love to raid YOUR closet ANYDAY! tehehhe. btw, where are you located in SF? we live in sunset/lake merced area.

    we should meet up sometimes!

    xx,
    cins

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  108. oh you lucky thing. Mine would never ever ever

    Bright Green Laces

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  109. i love your husband!!!! that bag is gorgeouuuus!!!!

    xx
    heyrocketgirl

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  110. so envyyy. >.<
    nice blog by the way! so I'd follow yours.

    catherine

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  111. OMG OMG! It's gorgeous!!! whoa!!!

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  112. Hey there gorgeous lady! Thanks for dropping by and might I say; that is one amazingly sweet v-day gift~
    Totally loving your blog and you<3

    Xoxo
    Miss. P

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  113. ohh gorgeous!! <33
    love that chain bag!! :)

    http://strawberryjam-yui.blogspot.com

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  114. Gorgeous bag!!
    I love it!
    I'm following, hope you follow back :)
    xx

    Iry

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  115. lucky girl.. it's to die for. i just found your blog today and i'm loving it. I'm following! Come visit sometime...

    xo

    http://oystergirl-hairlessdog.blogspot.com/

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  116. WOW Lisa, it's GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!! You're a lucky lady!

    http://www.oddandchic.com

    xxx

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  117. Beauitful! What an amazing gift!

    The Flower Girl

    thebohemiangoods.blogspot.com

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  118. Hi Lisa! Thanks for stopping by my blog :D Awww....you have such a nice husband and a beautiful Chanel purse! That bag is soooo pretty!!! I'm jealous. Hahaha

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  119. holy you are so popular O.O

    Hello Miss Chen~ I have quite a few frisco bloggers and quite a few more cali ones but I don't think I have any taiwanese americans =D I have one who actually lives in Taiwan. So hello! Thank you for following me! Thank you for going through so many of my old posts actually. Lol I'm glad you found my writing style funny - I try pretty hard to be honest.

    I've never been to this blog before O.O You have many many pictures of food which I like (I think you would know). I'm following keep the updates coming. And my Alexander Wang meetup was probably one of the 2010 highlights. It's pretty cool to meet famous people and he was TRULY a nice guy, not faking it.

    Hope to talk to you again soon.

    -turtle

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  120. thanks for your comment on my blog, super sweet of you! You're one lucky girl! The bag is gorgeous! Very you too :)

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  121. You are so lucky!
    That is such a beautiful bag :)
    I love Chanel<3
    stop by sometime, xx natalie

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  122. Nice! Hope you get the special occasion to wear it out for the night :)

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  123. Wow this bag is GORGEOUS!! Your husband is so thoughtful :) Now if only more men could remember things like him. Thanks so much for following my blog, I'm going to follow your lovely one as well.

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  124. your Husband is so sweet! :) You have new everyday baby! So cool :)

    ellenreviews.blogspot.com

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  125. lucky gal!
    One of my shallow goals is to have a career which earns enough money to buy myself a chanel purse, haha ;!
    Thanks for dropping by!

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  126. Ah, it's so beautiful and you got the last one! Congratulations and thank you for making me jealous, haha :-) xoxoxoo

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  127. so kind of your husband!! its soOOoo nice! i'm sure it looks great on you. :D

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  128. Hey fellow Chanel addict!! Haha! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and ur sweet comments! I love yours!! Following u now! ;) Keep in touch cutie!

    I. AM. OBSESSED. WITH. YOUR. NEW. CHANEL. SO CLASSIC!!! U'LL WEAR IT FOREVER!!!!!! YAy!!!


    I Live For It

    Xx. Jewls and Liza

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  129. Hey Lisa! I'm following your blog too. Definitely looooove the present! That's so awesome and beautiful :)

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  130. ahh that purse is TO DIE!! I LOOOVE IT!!

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  131. Wow! You got a lovely valentine! Lucky lady!
    Xoxo :)

    Following you :)

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  132. You have am extremely versatile blog and I really love your post!!

    I am so glad I am following you!

    http://mylyfe-mystory.blogspot.com

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  133. omg i think i just died a little..

    sooooo in love love love with it !! i love how the gold/lace is in the straps too !!!!

    so sweet of your husband to call every Neiman Marcus !!! what a lovely man =D

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  134. OK seriously, your hubby wins husband of the century award! i can't even imagine what he has up his sleeves for your bday! xo

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  135. i probably was just as excited as you opened your presents as i was about this reveal! lucky lucky lucky girl! and of course, i'm so wishing my hubby would get it about us girls and purses :) unfortunately for me, if i want something, i'll have to get it for myself lol :)

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  136. SOO incredibly jealous.
    Gorg bag.

    I'm a new blogger -
    Admiretheclouds.blogspot.com

    :) Cathy

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  137. wowww, i really love this purse so much! AHHH

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  138. lucky duck! :D

    ur hubby knows how to give gifts!!

    :D

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  139. O - M - G Lisa! THAT bag is AH MAZINGGGG! What a lucky girl and a sweet hubby of yours! I have a classic jumbo but chose the silver h/w since that's what I tend to wear 99% of the time. Your story about the waitlist makes me think I should have bought the gold (like everyone told me to at the time). Maybe for my next wishlist I would pick the medium size black w/gold. But seriously - I.DIE. over your bag. Tres chic!

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

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  141. So pretty...and your Hubby is so sweet!

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  142. ha too too gorgeous!!!! I just went to Chanel Heaven!!!!!

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  143. I've just installed iStripper, so I can have the hottest virtual strippers on my taskbar.

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