Hey Japster and everyone one else that was waiting for me to post. Sorry that it took me so long to post. I didn't get back from the city until 7:00pm and I just got home from dinner with my dh. Today I went to H to see a birkin my SA offered me(yesterday) that was in the right size, color, hw (questionable b/c I didn't really know what I want) but the wrong leather (remember the VL s.o.s post). Well I was there bright and early at 10:00 am this morning. When I walked in my SA had a surprise for me. She told me that she had another birkin for me to chose from. I thought to myself "what can it be?". Well..... it was a 35 gold togo with PH. This was the combo I wanted all along and it was ava b/c someone didn't end up picking up their order. I was very lucky to have to opportunity to compare a gold VL with gold hw and a gold togo with ph hw. Both of the hw looked really good with the gold but I ended up choosing the gold togo with ph hw b/c all my jewelry are platinum. Fedex will be delivering my bag at 10:30am tomorrow and I will post pic then. I would like the thank everyone on the pb for all the informative post so I was able to make a inform decision. Thank you Japster for the great SA and support. thank you Shopmom for telling me to hold out for my dream bag instead of going for the 50/50 black with white interior birkin last week. many thanks to everyone for supporting me through the search.