Tuesday, August 25, 2009




My Poor Guess Bag ...


Today I went to The Town Restaurant located in The Fullertone Hotel to attend a Buffet lunch with lady friends to celebrate Elsa Slorach's Birthday. I took my New Guess Off-White Color Leather Bag from Guess Enchanted Collection and wore a Navy Blue Sleeveless Top over a White Lace Tube blouse , White Pants with matching white belt and a pair of TEXTO high heeled shoes I bought in Belgium 2 years ago. It's the 1st time I have a light colored bag and just bought it this month of August . I normally use black , brown or mixed colored bags ( Snake Skin Style ) when I go out. So today , for a change, that Guess bag is somehow way out of my ordinary style. I'm so happy with it coz It was really very elegant though !

After my sumptous lunch with a mouth watering Dessert = Creme Brulee / Chocolate Mousse / Blueberry Cheesecake , Chocolate Praline Cake with Freshly brewed Coffee on the side , I went straight back home in a hurry to pick up My daughter from her school ( but I was few minutes late and she had already walked home ) . Once at home, I noticed something strange on my bag. I thought my sight was just affected by heat from the outside and I'm just seeing colors ... but, I saw a kind of blue stains on the backside of the bag. I looked at it closely in the bright sunlight for a much more close up view and realized , it really got blue stains as well as even my pants and belt too .


Oh no ... into my dismay, I had realized my blouse had rubbed its color & had transfered its navy blue color even on my belt and pants. Quickly, I grabbed a piece of paper towel and dabbed it with alcohol then rubbed it slightly on the belt first but it didn't do anything on the stains. Even on the bag there's no reaction on the stains at all. I was in real panic ! So I took some baby wipes and tried to rub the stains off ... still the stains remained . Then I washed the belt 1st in cold water and rubbed some mild soap on it but still nothing was solved. OMG ! I went to the internet and searched for possible solutions to remove the stains. Searching ... searching ... How to remove stains from White Leather bag / White Fabrics blah -blah-blah etc. .... ok , good I found one solution. It says use an eraser. So I did rubbed the bag with the Staedler eraser and the bag's stains where removed just a little bit and not much . Big Sighhhh ! It was for me one hopeless scenario and I decided to ask my helper for Acetone coz she does nail polishing all the time on her day-off. I tested the Acetone on the belt first . After some rubbing and more pressure, the stains on the belt came off ! Finally ... something had worked !

Oh... heaven ... what a relief ! So i tried it on the bag ...


Well it was a bad move ... it was a sure DISASTER !


The beige color of the material came off but not the blue stains ! So the problem with the bag became even more visible ... Still I didn't give up . I checked google search for more solutions and found another one ... try the hair spray and rubbed it off with a soft material . I did followed the instructions and got my daughter's hairspray. Result ? It was even a much bigger catastrophe !!!! The stains where still there and the surrounding part of it became even whiter. That's it ... I had given up ... I had lost all my hopes ...

The bag is already ruined and there's nothing much I can do to solve the stain problem. So I'll just leave it as it is now... Poor Thing !


Trying to think all that had happened, I'm somehow still Lucky that the damage was on the back and so , I can still hide it . But lesson I learned today was : Don't use white or off -white colored bags , leather white belts & pants with a dark colored top whose fabric has the tendency to transfer colors . Even if the Dark color is dry don't take the risk or be sorry ! Oh well, Can you imagine how much more damage if the dark color was wet ?

So, Next time. I'll just wear everything in the same color or in both light color materials . Or just forget using White or Light color bags and pants !

But anyway, the day started with fun so ...


Happy Birthday again Elsa ...

Thanks so much for the awesome Lunch !!!


And hoping You liked My Gift for you ...

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