10.04.2011

Arm Candy

I've been searching for a new purse for a while.  I didn't really know what I was looking for, so the search has been difficult.  My criteria were rather vague.
  • must look grown up
  • no visible brand name
  • preferably leather
  • like the "hobo" style, but not set on it
I struggle with black or brown.  I didn't really want either, but I wanted the handbag to be something I can carry with both colors.  I wanted to love it.  The time had come to stop settling for things I will replace once I'm bored or they fall apart.  Is this really that difficult?

Then I found her.  But she had so many things going against her.  For one, she was in a brand name store.  That meant she was pricey.  Plus, she was bright blue.  Can I really car a blue bag around for the next 10 years? (I have a red one I've had at least that long)  I put her down and told hubby its too much.  I can't do this.  I walked away.

Nevertheless, it was love at first sight.  I couldn't get her out of my mind.  That's how I knew she was the one.  So we returned.  And guess what?  She was 50% off.  Plus an additional 20% that day only.  I had gift cards from my birthday,  so my out-of-pocket expense was only 100 beans.  I scored a good deal plus a beautiful piece of arm candy.


Meet my beautiful new sapphire blue Coach purse.  Isn't she lovely?  I adore the color, the slight sparkle the embossed leather gives, and the fact she doesn't say "Coach" anywhere.  ( I am removing the small tag ASAP)  Plus, she has three roomy compartments and two small pockets.  She fits wonderfully over my shoulder (and advantage to being petite).  I hope we remain friends for years to come.

What do you think?  Anyone else as finicky as me about choosing new handbags?  Or shoes?  Spill the details.

2 comments:

Jennifer said...

I'm the same way, but I tend to change purses at least every 6 months. I used to love Coach purses but now I have come to my senses and don't want to spend that much when I change them up so frequently..unless they are on sale. I also agree on not having that big Coach emblem on the purse. I do have a small crossover bag for traveling that has the small C's and I do use that, but plan to change it eventually. I like what you chose!

mme said...

I know how you feel about the Coach purses. I was really against getting one b/c I feel you are paying for the name. The first time I wore it into a gas station I felt self-conscious! I had remember no one can tell what it is...and I love it so it really doesn't matter!