hi to all! i took a long 4 month break from posting to gain some balance in my life. i still lurked quite a bit, but in not posting it really gave me more time to do so many of the other things in life i enjoy. i spent more time with family and friends, vacationed with bf, worked out more,and caught up on lots of reading! i also weeded out most of my collection of bags. i realized i'm not a collector, i'm a user of handbags. i felt overwhelmed and then guilty when i would not use something. sold tons of lv, a fendi, a gucci, an mj bag and even some chanel. every piece in my very humble collection now serves a purpose. to celebrate going 4 months without buying and selling off so many bags, i did indulge in the latest egc on thursday. i included pics of my collection and my new baby, the timeless classic tote in black. i wanted to thank all the lovely gals that pmed me to check on me over the last few months. a belated welcome to the new chanel lovers. i look forward to posting with you and getting to know you all! on to the pics! first my wallets, key case, then my weekend/evening out bags, then my pochettes and one clutch, and last the entire collection. the new bag and modeling shots are in the next post!