Since our BV forum is smaller (intimate!) and more manageable, I hope you guys won't mind my sharing the long-version of how both came about? I'm admittedly taking a break from work. :shame: I am very happy to share with everyone my very first and SECOND Bottega Veneta! :dothewave: Yes, for those that have been following my BV journey, it's been a long and UNUSUALLY patient road for me and I worked very hard to earn these babies. I'm ecstatic that my patience payed off...quite literally. So I didn't hold out for my upcoming European vacation, but these lovelies were irresistable. The first 'lil somethin, I purchased a couple of months ago and have been keeping it under wraps because initially I wasn't sure if it was a keeper. I was hesitant of the fragility of the color and small-ish size, but after living with it for a while, I fell in and it was here to stay. Turns out the combination of the petite size and delicate color is feminine perfection! I've been using it almost daily and it is scrumptious - light weight, deceivingly fits more than expected, and it seems to match just about most of my outfits (I live in neutrals). The color magnolia is pure grace. Without further ado, here she is! Medium Magnolia Veneta!