Louis Vuitton - Favorite MM Monogram Handbag

Louis Vuitton Favorite MM Monogram Handbag Review

Well this beauty is most definitely the biggest impulse purchase I have ever had in. my .life. I knew there was no going back as I placed my card into the chip and pin not to mention the fact that my flight home a few hours later!

Everyone deserves a treat right? I like to 'treat' myself to something when I go on holiday every year and this is the most recent purchase. When I initially saw it I didn't like it  to be honest, I thought it was an impractical 'in-between' size. Too large to be a clutch bag and too small to carry on your shoulder! I left it down and told the girl that 'I'd have a think about it' - That's what we all say when we need to make a quick exit right?

I thought about it the next day again and headed down to the store for another look (why oh why was the hotel a 5 minute walk from Louis Vuitton, Dior, Chanel and every other designer shop you could think of?!). I tried it on like a cross-body bag and placed my purse inside it to see how it would fit. I looked in the mirror and it was love at... second sight...

Louis Vuitton Favorite MM Monogram Handbag Review

I don't know what it was, I went from not liking it to loving it in 24 hours. Either that or the sales assistant was really good at her job! I have three Louis handbags and they are all pretty casual (except for my Speedy 30 which I think can be dressed up nicely) so the Favorite MM is nice for nights out when I don't need to take everything plus the kitchen sink with me. (There is also a smaller version called the Favorite PM). My purse and phone fits perfectly inside it, the gold chain is so eye-catching (this doubles up as a second strap if you want a shorter shoulder bag) and it sits close to your body so it isn't bulky looking.

Before I knew it I was nodding my head and I'll never see that £555 again.  You know what they say though, it's an 'investment piece', 'i'll have it for life' - Who am I kidding, the amount of false justifications I give myself for impulse purchases is ridiculous! 

Louis Vuitton Favorite MM Monogram Handbag Review
Calm face but screaming with happiness inside!
Made from the gorgeous 'LV' monogram printed leather, with looped long strap and magnetic closure - it truly is a beautiful handbag. Not going to lie, I do polish and buff the gold detailing at the front. Sad I know... I also wear it when I'm wearing head to toe black, it doesn't match at all but oh well!

Check out the official images on the Louis Vuitton website by clicking here. If you are a lover of the Damier Azur  or Damier Ebene canvas, this little bag comes in those leathers too!

Louis Vuitton Favorite MM Monogram Handbag Review

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This was right at the door, the security man was staring at me like 'can you get any closer?!'
Let me know what you think my commenting below or contacting me on good old social media. Do you own any LV's? Which are your favourites?

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Luxemme Limited Edition Cecile Bardot Twist Cut Out Dress

An LBD is something that should be in everybody's wardrobe for that night when you just have nothing else to wear (keeping in mind that you still have clothes hanging there with the tags still intact. Yes we are all guilty...) The lovely people at Luxemme got in contact and gifted me with this, 'the Cecile Bardot Twist Cut Out dress'

Luxemme Limited Edition Cecile Bardot Twist Cut Out Dress

The first thing that drew me to this LBD was the upper half. I don't like low cut tops or dresses so I like how this has a halter style to it with huge cut outs at the shoulders. As far as that goes, it's quite different to anything that I have saw on the high-street lately. I was actually surprised at the material of this dress, from looking on the website I thought it was a bodycon or 'scuba' material but it isn't, it definitely isn't 'skin tight' which is good if you are a little conscious of tight clothing.

Luxemme Limited Edition Cecile Bardot Twist Cut Out Dress

I have honestly never heared of Luxemme before but they are certainly a brand to watch. I love how they are so blogger friendly and show photos of 'real' people wearing their clothes. (Check out their 'spotted' gallery here). Another thing that I like is the 'countdown' in the form of ' ONLY 10 LEFT' etc. Really though, who wants to miss out? Not me! It's great for keeping your eye on what's popular and what is getting snapped up quick!

This dress is part of the Limited Edition range, if you do prefer something that is lower cut with the same should cut outs then you should definitely check out the Wyatt Crepe Plunge dress. If soft and floaty fabrics are more your thing, have a look at the Elodie Crepe Cape dress. This reminds me of cape blazers, something that I really want but haven't found the perfect one just yet!

Luxemme Limited Edition Cecile Bardot Twist Cut Out Dress
Et voila, the full outfit! With an LBD I just love gold accessories but I'm thinking that a red stiletto would also look amazing. If you wanted to go all out just imagine how a Loubie shoe would look, patent black with shiny red sole. Yum.


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Christian Louboutin Bianca (140mm) Fit Guide & Review

Christian Louboutin Bianca fit guide and review

There are many words I can use to describe Louboutin's 'Bianca' style but I think pure perfection is the most fitting! 140mm with added platform and patent leather goodness!

I went to Dublin for a shopping day last year and the first stop was Brown Thomas; straight to the Louboutin concession! I had always loved the Bianca style and I had it in my head that I was going to get them because it was near my birthday and I really wanted them for my graduation. 

So I asked to try on a size 6 (39) and held my breath to see if the sales assistant would come out of the store with a box in her hand. I had heard that it is near impossible to get your hands on Bianca and with 6 being a popular size I honestly thought I had no chance! Anyway, I put them on and oh my goodness it was LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT! They felt snug on my feet but I felt I couldn't go a size bigger because my feet are so narrow and I'd just walk out of them. I was also assured that the leather would stretch with wear, even though they are patent. I was happy enough with that and I handed over my earned cash with the biggest grin on my face!


Christian Louboutin Bianca fit guide and review

So I went home and of course the first thing I did was unbox them for another peak. The only thing was, I put them on again and they didn't feel right. The leather cut into my toes at the front so I put on some socks (glamorous) to try and soften the leather a bit. No word of a lie, within 10 minutes of my feet being in the shoes I had two blisters, one on each foot where the leather had been rubbing!

With that I was totally gutted as it was really rather painful! I wear a lot of heels and let's be honest ladies, comfort and 140mm heel height just don't go together in one sentence. I thought I would be able to handle it but I could have cried with the pain. After much debate in my own head I just had to return them.

I still absolutely adore these shoes and even though I couldn't stick 10 minutes in them it would not put me off Louboutin. Everyone is different and possibly another style would fit me better, it's all about trial and error with these shoes.

Christian Louboutin Bianca fit guide and review


3 points to consider if you are thinking of buying Bianca...

1. Do your homework

I had read so many reviews online about this style and to be honest, they were all different! The majority of them said that Bianca are true to size, even the official website recommends you get your normal shoe size. However, the 'almond' shape toe box squashed my toes so if I was to try these on again I would ask for a 6 1/2 or even a 7 to see the difference. If you struggle with narrow feet like me a heel grip at the back of the shoe would even help keep them on to just give you that extra bit of space at the front.

2. Consider the heel height

Now let's be honest, it takes skill to walk in a 140mm shoe! In saying that, the platform at the front helps a lot. I also tried on So Kate which was 120mm and it felt so much higher than Bianca simply because they don't have a platform. I can't see them on the website now but I am almost sure that you can get Bianca in a 120mm heel with a platform, that would put a lot less pressure on the arch of your foot if you can't wear higher heels.

3. Which leather?

Bianca comes in nude or black patent and normal leather (I'm pretty sure once upon a time you could get them in other colours like navy and maroon). It is simply down to taste and preference but I much prefer the patent leather. However, with a pro comes a con and like I said above, the patent leather is stunning but oh my it is so stiff and rigid. If you wore them about the house in socks (without the leather cutting into you!) I'm sure the leather would soften up. I can't say by ho much though, the sales assistant said that agent leather does stretch, but NOT as much as normal leather.

Christian Louboutin Bianca fit guide and review

3 points to consider before you buy your first pair of Louboutins!

1. It is no doubt that this is a special purchase so do your research, think long and hard about what style would suit you and take a look in your wardrobe so you pick a pair that goes with the majority of your outfits. Some people prefer the classic black with the red sole (me me me!) some love the lighter nude shades and others go all out and go for a colour (I don't even care that they have hot pink So Kate's with a red sole, Louboutin are allowed to colour clash!).

2. Shop within your budget, you don't need to pay upwards of £600 for a pair of stunning Christian Louboutins. This season there are many styles for around £425 like So Kate (my 2nd favourite style), Dorissima and Simple Pump.

3. Be sure before you buy! I was so lucky that the concession offered refunds as part of their returns policy as I have heard that some stores or concessions do not (for whatever reason). If you are unsure, try on the pair you have your eye on in store and them order them online as you can be sure you can return them that way if need be. 

Check out the Louboutin website by clicking here. I am also in need of one of their lipsticks, Rouge Louboutin is my favourite but they come with a hefty £60 price tag. But sure, if you have the shoes, you might as well have the Louboutin red lips to match and the packaging is a work of art in its own right! haha.

I also came across this style guide on Pinterest which may be helpful...

Christian Louboutin Style Guide

Thanks for reading!

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