Friday, September 26, 2014

Confessions: Tempering My Chanel Obsession

CHANEL. CHANEL. CHANEL. It's always challenging having expensive taste but being on a college student budget! Okay, that's an exaggerated and superficial statement. Honestly, I could have far more severe issues. However, we might as well talk superficially to take our minds off any real problems. Let's talk Chanel and my uncontrollable and slightly ridiculous obsession with it. 

It's definitely no secret that I am in love with the Chanel Fashion House. I don't just like it like I like Bobba Tea and Pinterest and any other trendy fad. I actually am obsessed with all things Chanel. Embarrassingly, I am so passionate about this luxurious designer label that I have teared up on more than one occasion while browsing the Chanel Boutique. That's a true story!  Every time I spot a Chanel handbag I become slightly giddy at the sight of the beautiful caviar or lambskin quilted leather, signature chain strap and double-C logo. I've already tried several times to convince my generous father to help me purchase a Chanel bag so desperately stating that it's an "investment and will increase in value." It hasn't worked. And although I still covet a Chanel Classic Flap Bag, I have given up on owning one anytime soon because quite frankly as a college student, I have more important things I can do with that hefty chunk of change. Don't get me wrong, I have not completely withdrawn myself from the Chanel World. That would be much too hard and would give me serious Chanel withdrawals. 

Instead, I have found more wallet-friendly ways to temper and satisfy this obsession. I have made much smaller yet still substantial Chanel purchases. First off, I adore my Chanel brooch and ring which don't get me wrong are still small investment pieces. I also swear by my Chanel beauty products which I use every day without fail. I strongly recommend the Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation along with the Lift Lumiere Eye Contour Concealer. Those are my go-tos for a flawless face.  I even have added Chanel details around my bedroom. My fashion book sits at all times on my coffee table and I have also incorporated my passion for Chanel in my dorm room. I have a a few of my favorite Chanel inspired art prints (shown below) hanging as part of a wall gallery. Oh . . . yeah . . . look at the top of this page. Hehe. Thanks Un Toque de Angel for the Chanel illustration to complete my blog layout! 

So, although I may not be a Chanel handbag owner at the moment, I still have been able to temper my Chanel cravings and enjoy the amazing things this luxury designer brand has to offer. I appreciate and fondly enjoy all of my small Chanel goodies and have  recognized that I can truly experience Chanel even as a student on a budget! I'm even hoping to apply for a job with Chanel in the future!! And when the day comes when I finally own a Chanel Classic Flap Bag, it will be that much more special to me!


  1. I love with the idea with the Chanel pictures, framed. I might do the same, when I get my own bedroom soon :)


  2. Well I totally understand your obsession! Love the idea of framing their iconic images!

  3. I'm not a fan of their makeup but I love their bags, clothes and accessories ;)

  4. I totally get you Rachel! I have this really unhealthy obsession with Chanel, like every Chanel thing I see anywhere {runway looks, boutiques, fragrances, bags etc} I have this giddy feeling of pure joy. Lovely post by the way :)


  5. I'm such a Chanel freak.... too bad I can't afford anything but the makeup! lol

  6. Hope you land that job at Chanel one day :-)

  7. I can completely agree with you, i love chanel bags, fragrances and perfumes!

  8. Wow pretty! Try to visit they have nice dresses and accessories too!