When I saw pics of this beauty on *bay, i thought the leather and color was so TDF. in person, it looks kind of different. i'm not sure how i feel about it as opposed to something in glazed almond or hazelnut or the new chocolate...
rainy - I think it's just gorgeous! I love this shade of brown... and I think it would be perfect to go with any shade of brown boots... darker ones, cognac ones... it could be quite a versatile brown bag (even if it's not as chocolately as originally thought).
However, ultimately... it's up to you and if you love the bag! You deserve a bag that you truly love, so I'd suggest giving her a few days and if your feelings for her don't change... then I'd say sell her off and look for the mattie who will capture your heart completely!
I have this bag and LOVE it. The color is gorgeous. I regret that I forgot to take comparison pics of this next to the chocolate woven that I returned.
The harewood is much thicker and more pebbled than the chocolate. I find it to be much more rugged and tough than the chocolate as well. This is of course comparing the 2 bags that I have in my possession. It may differ from bag to bag.