Thanks everyone for your inputs on the pale pink scarf. I decided to exchange it for something else in the store after a lot of thinking. Wasted no time, I went in yesterday afternoon as soon as we came back from a big buffet lunch with bunch friends after kids' pre school stuff. Time was tight but i went home first and got changed. I wanted to carry a LV bag and wear heels. the blue jersey Cynthia Steffe dress looked nice against sunset orange Vernis tote.
It turned out to be a very pleasant experience. the SA told me she totally understood i did not want the pink scarf. she said it was for someone with dark skin tone like she did. I would look washed out in it. Her beautiful smile and great patience won me over. after several attempts to different items, my eyes fixed on a Damier Ebene messenger (pictures below).
'OK, this one!', after i saw 'made in France' inside the bag, i made my decision.
it is a great bag, not only it is a lv messenger, it does have that 'zen' factor. i felt it right away when i put it on.
A happy ending after all... maybe not to my wallet, as it is a accidental purchase. but hey, better than losing in stock market - according to some statement i got today, i lost a bag in one month!