So I'm not going to get the shoes. They just aren't that practical and although my shoe wardrobe could definitely use some spicing up, that money could be put to much better use. 

I still want something special for my 30th, and for our 5 year anniversary, and for well just being me. Since I don't do jewelry as was discussed here, this limits me to shoes and bags. 

Enter my future favorite baby.

The Bottega Veneta "Veneta Hobo" with matching wallet.  

Seriously, this bag could not be more "me" if it was actually made for me. It is a great size. The chocolate could be worn in every season. It's timeless and I love that only those in the "know" will actually know who it is by. 

I  have been going around and around in my head between this and a classic Channel baguette. However, once I went to Barneys and saw this baby up close, today I knew I was making the right decision. This bag completely suits my lifestyle and I can see myself carrying it everyday. 

Btw you all agree with me on the shoe front. Or at least 52% of you do. They are a work of art but for a mummy with little or no social life they would just be wasted. Those shoes belong on a girl like Carrie Bradshaw (yes, in my mind she is real) who could actually let them see the light of day and not just the inside of her closet.

Thanks for all your help, and please let me know what you think of the bag vs all the others out there. May is still a long way away.......