Monday, July 11, 2005

I'm A Purse Junkie, Too

On a recent shopping expedition to find a wrap and evening bag that would do justice to my fabulicious new gown for the RWA conference, I found myself distracted by the other choices in the handbag department. There were so many yummy bags! I almost hurt my neck twisting around to look at them all. I love all the colors but I really love the classic looks of black and white. I may be a junkie, but I'm a practical junkie.

One bag in particular wooed me with it's sleek lines, impressive hardware and extra interior pockets. I picked it up. Nice heft. Not too heavy but not so light it made you wonder what you were spending your money on. I've had my eye out for a studded doctor bag but nothing really clicked until this bag came into view. Sure, I'd given several a second glance but they'd all had silver studs. In case you hadn't noticed, I'm a gold girl.

I slid the purse up my arm and over my shoulder. Good fit. I inspected the bag further. Michael Kors. Score! Checked the price tag. Slight eek. Not awful but considering this would purely be an impulse buy, not great either.

I couldn't part with it so I hung on to it while I shopped around for the items I'd actually come in for. No evening bag or wrap that would work. Time to go. I took another look at the purse, ran my hand over the mock croc leather and sighed. I wanted it but knew I shouldn't.

Reluctantly, I put the purse back. I tucked it way behind some ugly purses, hoping no one would buy it in case I changed my mind in the next few days.

And change my mind I did. It just so happened that although I couldn't get back to the store my husband did. By cell phone, I walked him through the handbag department to where I'd hidden my scrumptious Michael Kors find. He couldn't find it. I panicked. Maybe someone else had discovered it and snatched it up!?

I made him search the whole department. At last - success! He found it, purchased it and brought it home to its rightful owner. Me.

Isn't it delish? Ignore the price tag. That's retail. I rarely pay retail. Thank you, Marshalls!


  1. **mouth open...drool...**

    It's beautiful! I WISH i could spend that much on a purse right now! Instead...I spent it on a camera. It's worth it though! Now, when I CAN afford the purse...I'll be able to blog about it! :)

  2. WOO HOO on finding that purse! I'm not much of a purse girl, myself. I know it's sacrilege, but I feel like they get in the way. If you see me carrying a purse, it's because I'm wearing something without pockets.

    That said, every time I do need one, I always find awesome buys at Marshall's!

  3. Anonymous5:21 PM

    I'm with Lynn. I'm not much of a purse girl but that is a lovely purse :)

  4. Very pretty! A gold girl. Yep A Golden Heart Diva you are! LOL So come on I want a peek at the dress!! (grin)BTW I love the gold shoes on the bottom! Makes me wish I could walk in heels! LOL!


  5. Your husband went and found it for you? Can you extract some of his DNA for expierimental purposes?

    I very rarely go with white, but I can see how it is perfect for you. I'm a black/brown girl myself. I'm an autumn.;)