Chanelle Splurge

by Claire Chanelle

Joseph Fulham Road

leather jacket gold zips

aw13 leather balmain jacket

balmain aw13

Here is the big reveal for my Joseph surprise! As you can see it is not a Chanel item but it is what I call a “Chanelle Splurge” this is when I buy something extremely extravagant and my bad shopaholic side takes over. In my defence this was not an impulse buy as I have wanted a Balmain jacket for a long time. Ok ok I know I already have one but the other one is a boxy over sized silhouette, although I love it I can not wear it with everything as it is a particular style. The last two seasons of Balmain have either not had the signature Balmain shoulders or the hardware in gold. As soon as I saw the gold hard wear, the big shoulders and fitted shape I had to have it. I saw it months ago but could not bare to spend £3590 on a jacket, I mean that is more than a Chanel Boy bag for god sake. After weeks and weeks of constantly thinking about it and trying it on too many times I took the plunge because it is something I’ve wanted for so long and I know I will keep it for ever and wear it to death. I have been working extremely hard the last month working seven days a week from early mornings to passed midnight, I have lost weight recently too because of how much rushing around and stress I have been under; have I convinced you enough how much I deserve it and earned it (hee hee.) I am also thankful to Joseph for transferring the size I needed and giving me that extra push to make me buy it. I will be uploading a post tomorrow of me wearing it so you can see it on. These photos are from my phone so tomorrow the photos will be clearer.

What are you thoughts? Am I mad or do you think it’s totally worth it? Have you bought anything extravagant recently and if you could splurge what would you buy?

Channelle  xx

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Shopaholic In London December 8, 2013 - 4:41 pm

Looks beautiful. Definitely an investment piece. I have not splurged too much recently, just a Michael Kors coat with Mongolian fur and MK boots, also investments. 🙂 All those sales are very tempting though.

Louise December 8, 2013 - 8:11 pm

LOVE IT! You deserve it 😉

pursebop December 13, 2013 - 4:15 am

Fantastic pictures and i really enjoyed your sizing details…I really want this but trying to behave since I just bought the lego clutch…
love PurseBop

Chouquette December 15, 2013 - 1:01 am

I am super jealous you have a Chanel Bric bag! Tomorrow I will be publishing the Chanel SS14 press day xx


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