Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Hi, My Name is ________, and I'm a Purse Addict.....



I almost always buy things in twos, and I had no intention of buying two purses today at all, they're the exception to my OCD rule. Bras, even when I find a good fitting bra I have to buy two. Today, I walked by the "Designer Wall", the wall I usually avoid because of the price tags, but, the purses were "glowing", like the most recent episode of Medium, where Allison sees the duct tape glowing and has to buy it. This wall of purses didn't just glow, I could smell the leather and it was YUMMY. I picked up the first one and I couldn't believe the feel, soft leather, good leather, really nice, soft, sweet new purse smelling leather.

Then there was the purse behind it(the tan one), oh, I HAD to have it. And I think I actually cried when I opened it up dumped out the stuffing and realized I could SEE all of my junk in the pockets. This purse was designed with me in mind, and I had been dreaming of this color too. I'm not daring or brave, I like neutral purses, almost all of them are black. But this was the most beautiful camel(?), I don't even know what to call it tan, different than my typical black sack. And, it's a Michael Kors, I love Michael Kors, he must love me, because he made this purse.

Then I noticed the other one,a Hobo, and it was glowing brighter than the rest of them. It's black, I know, boring, yawn, and safe. But it had the long cross your heart strap, not the fall off your shoulder strap. I have no shoulders so I don't wear purses well. My cross your heart purse I use now is faded from the sun, and while it's still one of my favorites, I'm starting to get embarassed. This one is bigger, it has more hidden pockets and places, that I saw all of my necessary documents for my next trip neatly stored in it with room to spare! Holy cow, a decent size cross your heart purse too! I debated which one do I get, but then I realized, HOW long I have been searching for purses JUST like these! Both! That was the answer, get them both, they will last a long time. And I had a friend tell me that you can't go wrong if you only buy things you absolutely love. And I loved them both. I wear my expression on my sleeve and another lady shopping leaned over and told me I needed both. Okay, I left and felt that if I had left either one of them behind it would have felt wrong. Like leaving my child behind in the store.





4 comments:

Tamara said...

Mmm, I love a good new purse leather smell! I'm not a purse collector, but only because I don't have the money to support the collection. Those are nice!

Denise said...

How funny, I just bought three new purses! Well -- one small wallet and two purses. And just like you, one purse is black and the other is tan. And, and, and, one of them is cross-your-heart because I need it for my trip! LOL! I want to be able to just walk and not constantly having a strap slipping off my shoulder. Unlike you, I *do* have shoulders (nice broad ones, bleh), but things still slip off them. And I do have a small wallet-on-a-string that I use for Disneyland, but I wanted something more substantial for long days of sightseeing.

I feel as though we've bonded, lol.

Jenne said...

Oh Denise! I always knew we were Sistas!!!! LOL I feel bonded too. ;)

Natalie said...

I like the tan one, it really catches my eye!