My birthday is coming up on March 30 and I have been working to save up for my first LV!!! I have been a Coach fanatic for a while but am maturing over to LV and have been in love with LV for quite a while but never actually made that first purchase. Now the timing is perfect--bday and extra $$ from work....but I can't decide, I keep going back and forth between Mono Speedy and Damier Ebene (oh and then there's the size issue i also can't decide between 30 and 35)...but 1st the pattern issue needs to be resolved. I think the mono is super classic and will always be in style and is the #1 most recognized LV pattern, BUT i feel like EVERYONE and their mother has the mono speedy and i like to put my own twist on things. So then when I saw the Stephen Sprouse roses speedy, I WAS IN LOVE...but it's too pricey for me for now and I feel like I might get tired of the roses when I get older and will want the classic mono. The ebene on the other hand, it super classy as well, is lower maintenance than mono but isn't as recognizable as the mono. So i have been debating this issue for weeks in my head, my mom says go for the mono since it's the most "classic" and popular LV bag but a little part of me really loves the ebene pattern. Anyways, sorry for the rant, just am really indecisive when it comes to basically everything...lol.