it's my birthday tonight, and here i am after having several glasses of wine :tispy:, a delicious dinner, fabulous dessert, hardly awake at 11:48 PM posting on the forum! i should be sound asleep like my snoring hubby ! but nooooo, here i am, hopefully posting pictures of my lovely liquid patent beauty's evening debut! one of my beloved friends insisted that i wear my infamous (we won't get into that story right now...) JC jeweled satin sandals for the occasion, and i figured there wasn't a better time for my mahala to make her entrance into the world. i have been hanging her since the day i received her with some books inside, and am actually much more pleased with the way she lays now. either that, or i've just decided to overlook all to keep that TDF color bag!! anyway, she definitely got a LOT of looks and between the choo shoes and the bag, i felt like a celebrity in my own right! amazing that i never realized how different a beautiful handbag really makes you feel! and the shoes...well, all i can say is that JC knows how to make some damn sexy shoes! ok! so with that said, i definitely have decided that i LOVE my liquid patent plum mahala and am so glad that i didn't return or exchange it! i'm sure i would love the softer leather too, but i figured for my first JC bag, i wanted something that really screams and stands out...and i think this bag does that. it may be scary, but on my way home, with my bag in my lap, i found myself petting it with love. :shame: what can i say? life couldn't be better right now!