Tuesday, August 3, 2010

H it Up ~ Black Birkin as a summer bag?

Yesterday, I chatted with a couple of lovely ladies about bag styles/leathers/colours, always a fun topic to discuss. My dear friend M was inquiring if I ever wear my black Birkin during summer, as she has not seen it in any recent pics. And she is right, I have not reached for it much, as a big black leather bag felt a bit too overwhelming to carry in the hot temperatures we had recently. Inspired by the lovely M, I took Ms Birkin out today, teaming her up with summery white, and a little bit more black. Thank you, darling M, for the inspiration!

H-ing it Up 3/4 length white trousers and a black tank (almost capsule pieces) with a Vif Argent Gavroche in a simple loop knot, black clic bracelet and black Birkin. Also wearing black suede ballet flats and mesh silver bracelet.
Scarf ring: MaiTai Collection (honey moyenne)
Scarf tying method: Simple loop. Click here for a how-to



PS. By mistake, I have deleted this post, and all the comments that were attached to it. I am so very sorry, dear ladies. I did have the chance to read them when they came in, and as always you have brought happiness and sunshine with your lovely words. Thank you all, and sorry for not being able to come back individually to you this time.

PPS. Also apologising to all email subscribers. After deleting this entry, I reposted it, which means that you are probably going to receive it again. I'm sorry for the inconvenience.

MaiTai x

26 comments:

  1. Not to worry, dearest MaiTai. I know all too well how easy it is to click the wrong button, only to sit and watch and wish I could take it back... Anyway, it will be double the pleasure to receive the email again - the most fun and beautiful email in my inbox! It is you who bring so much joy into my everyday with your shining goodness and beauty - not to mention how much I've learned from you! Warm hugs, xx

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  2. LOL! I am glad I am not the only one who clicks the wrong button.

    And I'm glad I'm not the only one wearing a black birkin in the summer.

    Is yours a 30 or 35?

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  3. I'm with Sheila, cause I carry my black birkin every day. MT and I are bag twins - a 35 black togo with palladium, right, Tai?

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  4. Oh, I am so glad I am not the only one hitting the wrong button, and thank you for coming back with such reassuring and sweet comments, my dear Scarf Enthusiast and lovely Sheila! I feel less bad now, you ladies are the best! Warm hugs to both of you xx

    PS. Sheila, mine is a 35.

    We are twins right down to the hardware, dear Joanne! With you and Sheila on board, let's plan a BB summer party! ;-)

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  5. I'm just a cousin. Mine is 35 PHW but it's CdC.

    I see comments about certain colors being seasonal and other comments about tiny girls in the stars thread having the bag carry her rather than the other way around and I wonder sometimes if it's too big for me.

    Your pics reassure me it's NOT too big!

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  6. Hello, my dear friend. I am just back from the homeland, it was wonderful and warm, with plenty of good dinners by the ocean with friends and family and a few trips to FSH and other more Southern H locations. My only travel bag was my 35 black Birkin, since it is so roomy and a lot less fragile than my other colour H bags, so we are on the same wavelength.
    xoxo to you (love all the previous posts btw).
    MSH

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  7. Now where are those emoticons, when you need them? Seriously thinking about having a "talk" with those blogger-people on adding smileys to the post function. :-) Just in case, anybody is wondering why I'm blabbering on about emoticons instead of MaiTais tremendously chic black and white number - here's the reason: I'm jumping up and down like a rubber ball, beaming and grinning all over my face because lovely MT calls me a dear friend and not only that - she was also ever so graceful to say, that my simple question gave her an inspiration. Like, yeah right - lady, you don't need inspiration, you are one! <3, Macs

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  8. Aww, with a CdC BB you are my posh cousin, dear Sheila! Re the size, it depends so much on the proportions you feel comfortable in, and the main purpose of the bag (Handbag vs Tote) I general, I think dark and neutral colors make the 35 appear smaller, which is one of the reasons I chose black for mine. Yours looks absolutely fabulous on you!

    Welcome back, my dear MSH, so nice to see you again! Your holiday sounds divine, what can be more fun than sharing lovely long meals with family and friends by the ocean, bliss!! Hope your trips to H were fruitful, and great to hear about your black Birkin being such a fab travel companion. Welcome to our little BB Summer Party! Hugs x

    Kisses and hugs to you, my dear and sweet friend Macs! As always, I very much enjoyed our chat, and with the wonderful outcome, we should talk bags more often, hehe! Miss the emoticons too, so here are two written out for you :hugs: :smooch:

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  9. Oh how I love this! The simplest black and white, timeless! Ms black is still a fave of mine (and brings back so many memories) =) Your vif argent is a personal fave too...how nice to have chats!! Have a good day <3

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  10. Welcome to the party, dearest DD! Your gorgeous Ms Black brings back the happiest of memories, and I very much miss our chats! Have a lovely day too x

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  11. Not to worry, MaiTai, it's certainly worth saying a second time - you look fabulous and definitely make me rethink wearing my black Birkin in summertime! xx

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  12. You are the sweetest, dear sushi queen, thank you <3 And another BB for the fête, woohoo!!

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  13. Dear MaiTai.... it was a treat to receive your post for a second time, I enjoyed it just as much as the first :) kindest regards, angela

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  14. I truly appreciate your kindness, dear Angela, and thank you for casting such a positive light on my 'petit faux pas'! :-)

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  15. are the mesh ballet slipper from Hermes; I'm never sure if you mention the brand if they aren't H?

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  16. The combination is great! ou can't go wrong with black and white. I've found that i'm reaching for my raisin birkin quite a bit this delightfully steamy summer and i like it although it does feel heavier in the heat for some reason!

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  17. Merci, dear CashmereLibrarian!

    Hi A, the ballet flats are not by Hermès, and yes, I usually don't mention the brands of non H items :-)

    I'd like to hear more about your steamy summer, darling dogbiskit! I bet you look ultra hot with Ms Raisin, rock on, my dear! Hugs x

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  18. ITA...no problem receiving the same gorgeous post twice! Double the pleasure.I am a fan of the classic black and white and tend to reach for
    my black birkin a lot in the summer.
    Perfect way to H up a pair of breezy black linen trousers,white shirt or tank and H espadrilles! That seems to be a uniform for me in our looong hot summer!
    As usual,another classic,chic look from the Queen of chic.
    Have a wonderful weekend dear Tai.
    Any more plans to sail through the tree tops?
    Big hug xxoo,T

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  19. Woohoo, our BB summer party is gathering speed, dear Trudye, and it would not have been the same without having you on board! H espandrilles et all, that is what I call summer chic!! Happy you liked the post, and have a great weekend too. Hugs x
    PS Done enough tree tops for this summer.. water adventures next, stay tuned ;-)

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  20. You look so amazing!!!! Saw your post on TFS, so glad to have found your blog.

    XXASAB

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  21. Welcome to my blog, ASAB, and thank you for the sweet compliment. Hope you will continue to enjoy it here! :-)

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  22. I have the same Scarf and now I know how I can wear it this summer

    Thankyou
    x

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  23. Wished there was a Like button on here as I agree with all of the posters but I can't click like.

    But I like all of the comments and ITA with all of them you are an inspiration

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  24. lovely post, and such a chic outfit

    x

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  25. Dear Neishy, so nice to be scarf twins with you, hugs. A 'like button' would be a great addition to the blogger format indeed, and I miss the emoticons too. Thank you for your lovely comment, it is always great to see you stopping by <3

    Happy you like the post and look, She Wore It Well, merci! :-)

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