After my trauma the other day of losing a crystal, I figured it was time for my reveal… (Might want to partake in a glass of wine or scroll straight to the pictures, I tend to get long winded.) And so it begins, being a BE virgin, how was I to know, the depth of love one could feel for such a handbag? Having not ever held a beautiful Belen Echandia and only admiring from the safety of my laptop, I formulated a plan to purchase a couple pre-owned and choose one from there. After all, in my naïve state, I believed I could actually buy three, adopt the one I liked, and part with other two. Ha! After the first three arrived I knew I was in trouble. Part with two???????? (Can you see my scrunched up face???) …Ok, so there I was, deciding between a lovely Love Me Midi in Choco Matte, a truly magnificent Make Me Smile Midi in dark grey glossy and the sassy Surprise Me in Pewter. Can you feel my pain? All completely gorgeous. I knew what I must do, I must list all three and let the buyers decide, because I literally could not. Very brave. Remembering still that I have only allowed myself visiting rights and none have left the safety of my walk-in closet, there I was watching all of them now on the marketplace. Let the chips fall where they may. Although I will say I stacked the deck a bit and listed the choco Love Me so high that I knew no one would buy it, lol. (Yes, that was me if you saw it) Thank the heavens above for one of you chose within days. Twas the sassy, chic and hip Pewter Surprise Me that went to the wonderful home of a lovely and kind lady. A week or so later, I decided to be very very careful and take the MMS to work with me. Just out for a little spin, just to see what it felt like. You are all wise, I don’t need to tell you it was then that I came up with brilliant plan of keeping twwwwwwwwwwo and parting with just the one that had left me. Yes, yes, indeed, this was much better than the original plan. Well that is until I saw the Love Me Mini in Black Crash. By now, I have looked at every picture in tPF BE Reference Library, I’ve got a real taste for it now and it’s escalating. I have asked all of you which is your favorite, and not only can I not part with the other two, but I decide to purchase the LMM. I cannot speak for certain, but I may have been feverish at this point. I know, I know, the quantity is going up when it should be going down….. but (and here comes the justification) it had my light blue lining I adore so very much!!!!!!! I knew I had to have it and it would never be sold. At least by this point my innocence was gone and I knew it was mine for always. I think for this very reason, I will always consider my first BE to be my Love Me Mini in Black Crash with silver hardware and light blue lining because I purchased it knowing we would never part.