Ok, confession time:shame:...I fell off the wagon and broke the bag ban. I started an unshakeable desire for both the Elvire and Heloise and couldn't rid myself of the feeling, especially with all the tempting sales going on at the moment. I tried on a large beige patent Heloise in a shop yesterday and was immediately cured of that one. It's a very nice bag, but it just didn't set my heart racing IRL. I also tried on a large Elephant Elvire in a different store earlier in the week and it was at first sight. That evening I was idly browsing on eBay, when what should I see. ?..the self same Elvire (albeit pre-loved) for quite a lot less than I'd seen it in the store sale. Surely that was Kismet...it was MEANT to be...that bag had my name on it for crying out loud ! So,what was a girl to do ??? I'll tell you what...tell DH (who was so engrossed in a script that he was only listening with half of one ear) that I'd like to have the Elvire for a Valentines / early birthday gift, that's what. Since he just wanted me to stop distracting him, he readily agreed (I do my DH). so, I put on a bid in the closing minutes of the auction and won the bag at the starting price . I know that I asked you all to kick my ass if I broke the ban and I do feel deeply ashamed of myself for being so weak minded :s...but you girls of all people know what it's like when that feeling :devil: gets a hold on you and hey,what's yet another bag between friends ? Having heard my guilty confession sisters,please absolve my guilt in a bountiful fashion at your earliest convenience - thank you in advance for your support xxx.