Guess who's back~?

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    Been keeping off the forums for the last little while to avoid temptation-- but even from Ban Island, the water looked so tempting...

    I dipped one toe in the water, then tried to back away.

    By then I couldn't help it.

    An opportunity had presented itself, and I had to take the plunge! :cool:

    Who's joining me for a celebration reveal?
     
  2. Me, me, me!
    I am here!
    :woot:
    :popcorn:
    :snack:
     
  3. I am^
     
  4. can't wait to see!!! welcome back :graucho:
     
  5. can't wait ............... cin cin :drinkup:
     
  6. am here....
     
  7. It's wine-thirty, so I'll join in the toast! Reveal-away, s'il vous plait!
     
  8. Oooooh!!!! Here here!
     
  9. Let's see, let's see:smile:
     
  10. Hello Hermes: gosh, I hope this merits all the happiness! :biggrin:

    fasnionista0: hi again!

    BHMommy: Aw, thank you! :smile:

    spicegirl: Cheers!

    chincac: Hope you like!

    Monceau: I shall do my best; apologies for any slowness on my end.

    Purselover88: just in time!

    hopiko: photos should be ready to go now, hopefully...

    So: storytime.

    I finally finished school a couple of weeks ago. I had a nice little celebration for it and got a couple of lovely items: four new pairs of runners (Reebok is to me what Manolos are to normal people) and a new iPod (goodness, did I need one; my last was worn to pieces), but I felt the occasion really ought to be marked with Hermes.

    Nothing particularly appealed to me the day I visited the shop with a very lovely TPFer, except for the Menthe colour. Unfortunately, none of the bags they had in store (Evelyne PM, Victoria, Bolide) work for my style, so I had to leave empty handed. I could have gotten a scarf, but I've promised myself no more frivolous scarf buying. I have way too many blue ones, for starters, so I've sworn to only purchase scarves in colourways that I don't already have!

    Of course, I should stop here to make a confession: before I finished school, I was very naughty with a scarf in a colourway that I love (but shouldn't buy any more of!) in a design I could not pass up. Not part of the reveal, but I just remembered that I had photos taken of this one, too, so a bonus reveal before we get to the big bag:

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    CMSC in taupe/blue/teal.
    (Not 100% sure about the accuracy of the colours; have since misplaced the tag. Please also excuse the terrible photos-- I was taking these to send to a friend, and the duck photo is a long-standing in-joke.)
     
  11. love that scarf! go on!!!
     
  12. We love bonuses!!!
     
  13. here! :smile:
     
  14. Purselover88 -- thank you! It's one of my all-time favourite designs, so there was no way I was letting that slip by me. I had intended to get a different colourway, but in the end, the siren song of blue claimed my wicked heart.

    fashionistaO
    -- thank you! ...So do I, come to that. Especially H ones!

    Minismurf04 -- just in time!

    Right, now that the naughtiness is out of the way, let's get down to serious business. :biggrin:

    Fun fact: this time last year (within a couple of days!), I was lucky enough to score a bag in Paris through a series of truly weird and wonderful coincidences. Unfortunately, Paris for this summer is well and truly out (the Olympics pushed the hotel prices up to be frankly terrifying), but I got lucky right here in my own back yard! This one was meant to be, I think.

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    Any guesses?
     
  15. You look fabulous in that gorgeous CSMC- what fun!