For my last entry, I ranted on and on about my last purchase, an Hermes red Kelly dog extreme. I feel a little silly for ranting on and on about it only to exchange it for something else.
You see, after mulling over it over the weekend, I decided that, although pretty, the KDX just wasn't worth its price tag. Not when the Collier de Chien costs just a little more.
I know the CDC is very hard to come by, so I went back to Hermes the next day, intending to either get a classic Kelly dog bracelet (still a relative bargain of $490) or a store credit for when a CDC become available.
I saw the sales associate who sold me the KDX and told her I wasn't too happy with it. She just nodded her understanding, but before she could say anything else, I made a beeline for the bracelet counter. Aha! A CDC! In black leather, nonetheless, perhaps the CDC color hardest to find! I took it out, tried it on, and said yes. The more shocking thing to find was that they actually had 2 of these, so she gave me the one that was not on display, so it came in a shrinkwrapped box, and it's totally new!
So I returned the KDX and paid a difference of $218 (including our exorbitant Los Angeles County sales tax) and walked out being able to check off a box on my mental bucket list.
In my mind, when I would picture myself with a CDC (I've had this picture in my mind for a long time!), I pictured it with gold hardware. However, I think of the CDC as an accessory that adds a hint of "rock and roll" and youth to an outfit. Probably because I'm still young, this was the look I was going for, so I decided to go ahead and get the CDC with palladium hardware. However, would it be excessive to own the same CDC with gold? Let me know what you think.