Damn you, Gillio! ;-) More stuff to review (1)

The ever so kind people at Gillio must, by now, know my weakness for whatever beautiful leather goods hold their name. I live way to close to Wijnegem Shopping Center and they make their displays so beautifully attractive, it’s a surprise I haven’t taken out an extra mortgage out on my appartment to empty their stock!

Luckily, they are a big bunch of enablers (takes one to know one…) and they provided me with a lovely selection of OTHER leather goods (not planners) to review.

I promise to make a YT video as well, but for now I’m still in holiday, its 32° in here and my son does NOT want to sit inside and watch mommy make video’s, he wants to go outside, to the beach, the playground and the pool. Who can blame him.

So! Enabling, chapter 459.

Three wonderful products in my possesion to review today.

First of all: a small key pouch.


I am a classic case of ADD sometimes, I have the attention span of a mosquito and I put my stuff in super obvious places which I then immediately forget. I couldn’t find my EDC items in the morning if it could save my life. On more then one occasion have I locked myself out of my appartment because my keys were AGAIN left on the inside of the door.

I decided to keep a spare set of keys in my purse-of-the-moment. I just have to protect myself against my own stupidity sometimes.

But keeping keys in your purse inclines they may cause damage to your other stuff in there – the screen of your phone, or -god forbid!- the beautiful leather planner(s) you keep in there.

This pretty little thing (going on the wishlist!!) will keep my keys from scratching anything, while making them super easy to find in the Mary Poppins-style bags I carry around.

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Next (all beautifully boxed and protected by either cloth or a dustbag, depending on the item) is…

The wallet!

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Now, I carry a pocket Gillio planner as a wallet, but this baby is trying to lure me over to the dark side. I’m just a big fan of the croco, but this wallet obviously comes in different colours, both in Croco and Epoca leather. It has a beautifully classic, almost minimalistic design, that focusses on portability and practicality. I think it is beautiful and would love to get one in pink croco! Going on the wishlist… Oh dear.

On the inside, you will find ten card slots (more than I need!) and two seperate compartments for paper money and receipts. This is what’s interesting for me: the two big compartments. I like to keep grocery cash seperate from shopping cash. This would do the trick!

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It also has a very large coin pocket, which closes with a popper button. It’s big enough to hold credit cards as well – I usually keep my coins in a seperate coin purse so I might keep my most used credit cards in here, for example.

And, last but certainly not least… Tom knows me too well. Saving up for this baby!

The large wallet…

Why, oh why, dear Tom, did you give me the grey croco one. Why. You KNOW that that is my weakness. Sigh.

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This large wallet is roughly the same size as my Vuitton zippy wallet, although this one is more ‘slim’ in size. Not too big or bulky at all.

There is an easy-access compartment in front of the wallet – perfect for your parking ticket or something else you would need to take out frequently.

On the inside, you will find a zipped coin compartment in the middle of the wallet, and 4 credit card slots on either side, as well as a full-length compartment on either side.IMG_0456  IMG_0459

It is a true piece of beauty and like the other items, is available in different kinds of leather and different colours.

Still to come: HANDBAGS! PURSES! BAGS!

Go bury your credit cards, ladies…




Superficial Sunday: my Vuittons

I adore Vuitton. OK, not as much as I adore FIlofaxes and GIllio’s and washi tape… But it’s a close call. I also think they are greatly overpriced. I mean, it’s not even leather! But still. I adore them.

I wanted a real Vuitton for ages. I’d buy a fake one on holiday in Turkey, only to throw it away after two or three months: the stitching undone, the handles dirty beyond repair… Those fakes are not meant to last forever.

One of the clients of my little beauty salon owned 3 Vuitton bags, a wallet and a credit card holder. And also a lot of nice bags from Delvaux, which is (if I recall it correctly) a Belgian designer brand that is even more expensive than Vuitton, but all leather. I envied her bags every time she would come for her appointment. But then one day, she asked me: would you like to buy one of them? It was the Delightful MM in monogram. It looked like new. And guess what? She would sell it to me for only 100€. What a bargain! Of course I said yes.

And… this story went on and on in the weeks and months after that first purchase. She wanted to go ‘all Delvaux’ and ended up selling her entire collection to me! OK, it cost me all of my savings, haha, but what an investment: I now own a Delightful MM in monogram, a Neverful MM in damier azur, and… A Speedy 35 in damier ebene!! My dream purse!

Besides those 3 bags (one in each print, how lucky am I?), I bought her wallet and her credit card holder too. Twose five things together cost me, I think, about 600€ (spread out over the course of half a year). But they are worth well over 2000€! So I like to see it as a very good investment 😉

Like with my Filofaxes, I’ve never been very loyal to my purses or handbags. But since the Vuitton’s, I’ve only used them! So all of my other purses are just lying around, lonely… I should try to sell them online, I think. There is just nothing compared to a real Vuitton!

Sorry but I don’t have my camera with me, I’ll post some pictures later on. 

What are your superficial addictions?

xoxo M.