My first impression was along the lines of, Dang this chain is heavy. Which is of course a good thing, right? No one wants a cheapy chain. The tweed is very nice. It is much more dimensional than the midnight tweed skirt, but it is less so than the blush tweed pencil skirt's material, if you've ever seen these two items. Off that bat, me loveth tweed in any shape or form. I was happy with this one. I wasn't bouncing off the walls happy, love at first-style, but I was happy.
The charms on the side are very cute and definitely add a nice touch to the overall look of the bag. My big beef with this little guy is the interior, which right now I'm wondering why I didn't take a pic of. It's just plain, ecru-colored canvas. Duck cloth. I was hoping that with an exterior as cute as this, and the fact that this little guy is Collection, the interior would be lined in something more luxurious than plain canvas.
I guess what it comes to is that I'm very happy I used the discount on this one. I'll be taking this bad boy to Paris with me tomorrow. Yes, I leave tomorrow! I'm packing right now for myself, my little guy and the hubby. Hubby has given me carte blanche on the bag packing situation. We are packing some major layers, some major coats, the kitchen sink and the whole shi-bang because we checked the weather and all I can say is... wow. Needless to say us west coast peeps are not used to cold temps.