I finally got myself my current dream bag – a Gucci Dionysus GG Mini Blooms Bag.
You see, my modus operandi is to treat myself to a pretty bag whenever I hit a major goal. This type of excessive reward though was curtailed by real damn life: a mortgage, car payments, landscaping (I love my garden), etc.
When house stuff finally settled down and I finished paying off my car, I decided to get my dream bag and got to saving.
My husband, who is the finance mind of this marriage, doesn’t share my love of designer handbags. “A waste of money” he says. He doesn’t understand the beauty of them, the rush of buying one and the “need” to have many. He’s like: “If you have one bag, why buy more?”, to which I respond “Well, why watch more than one basketball game? See one, you’ve seen them all!” So, I started sneaking my precious bags into the house and passing them off as scores from Forever 21 and the like. Hey – it worked for a short while. He’s gotten a lot smarter though, especially since I started this fashion blog.
My friend Lo and I were talking while shoe shopping. She picked up a pair of cute Manolos and sighed while wondering aloud how to get them into the house.
Lo: “You know – I can’t buy this stuff anymore without the husband finding out.”
Me: “Oh yeah?”
Lo: “Yeah. Now when I bring home a new bag, he’s all like ‘Wait a minute. Isn’t that Proenza Schouler??'”
I died laughing as I sympathized. My own husband who loves basketball, potato chips and scotch, has become the guy who helps me decide between a Chloe Drew Bag and a Louis Vuitton Pochette Métis. AND since he’s great with money and I’m the polar opposite, the extent of his bag help is: “Yeah. That bag is ok I guess, but ya can’t even carry chocolate chip cookies in it and you’d have to be insane to spend that!”
So, I saved and saved and got the bag for my birthday…AND I LOVE IT.
The details of the Gucci Dionysus GG Mini Blooms Bag are stellar. From the luxurious cobalt blue suede to the painted flowers on the canvas, I swoon each time I look at it.
I also love a bag that tells a story, so the Dionysus bag really appealed to me. This bag is named after Dionysus, the God of Wine, Ritual Madness and Unrestrained Consumption. Pretty sure this guy was my spirit animal.
This beauty also features lovely, solid hardware. The substantial chain strap is remarkably comfortable, and the bag’s closure features a tiger-head closure which further symbolizes Dionysus’ crossing of the River Tigris on a tiger given to him by his father, Zeus.
Since the weather has warmed up, I’ve been taking my beloved bag on more outings. Despite the mix of colours, patterns and the silver hardware, she has been easy to pair with many outfits, giving my new orangey-red Zara blazer even more zest, and elevating a black jumpsuit to head-turning levels.
Are you coveting anything by Gucci? If so, let me know in the comments! Next on my list? These lovelies.