The tale of the TV and the new Kate Spade bag

For Christmas this year, Santa was quite good to my husband and he arranged for a Curry’s van to deliver an oblong shaped item with lots of channels on it.

The problem was that it arrived 2 days before Christmas, which put Mr SG into a spin and which finally led him to the conclusion that he needed to do some emergency Christmas present shopping for me. So, armed with the eldest for inspiration, on Christmas Eve he braved the City Centre to see what he could find.

Now, as luck would have it, a couple of days earlier I had been admiring my friend’s new Kate Spade bag. The eldest was with me at the time and clocked everything about it, so she led Mr SG straight to the handbag department in Selfridges and, when there wasn’t one on display, she described what she was after and lo and behold a brand new one was produced from the stock room. That’s my girl!

So this is what he came back with, the rather lovely Kate Spade cross body in empire grey.

I didn’t want my husband to buy anything else for me, that wasn’t the point of the gift to him at all*. No, the whole point of the gift to him was to redress the balance as throughout the year I definitely have many more treats than him. Having said that, I did take slight joy in the fact that once, just for once, he was speechless.

*Although inadvertently, I may have discovered a new trick for the future for securing something that one has been coveting!


  1. Anonymous
    January 12, 2014 / 9:09 pm

    Gorgeous bag – colour and hardware! Would love to see a modelling pic. Hx

    • StyleGuile
      January 15, 2014 / 9:38 pm

      Ah thank you – I'll get it out there soon. Sometimes I just like to look at things for a while before using them. Slightly crackers I know!

  2. The Flaky Fashionista
    January 12, 2014 / 10:32 pm

    What an excellent story! And proof that daughters are just the best things ever!!! I am a huge Kate Spade fan – her bags are divine and your daughter picked an absolute beauty. I hope you enjoy wearing it x

    • StyleGuile
      January 15, 2014 / 9:39 pm

      Hi Helen – daughters are so fab aren't they – on many levels not just handbag ones! I think I need a trip to the States to suss out more of her things, although I suppose that Bicester is nearer!

  3. Dorset Fashionista
    January 13, 2014 / 7:11 am

    Such a beautiful bag, the colour is perfect, will go with everything!Abbi x

    • StyleGuile
      January 15, 2014 / 9:40 pm

      Hello Abbi and thanks for dropping by. Yes, I'm very lucky and look forward to using it lots!

  4. Katerina
    January 13, 2014 / 9:49 am

    Very funny 🙂

    • StyleGuile
      January 15, 2014 / 9:41 pm

      It had its moment – my poor husband bless him. Oh the stress! I think it all turned out well in the end though!

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