Friday, February 20, 2009

handbag heaven!!!!!!!!!!

so there's this tag stuff goin' around where you post pics of yer current purse.

"1) Post a picture of whatever bag you are carrying as of late. No, you cannot go to your closet and pull out that cute little purse you used back before you had kids. {HA! Does not apply.} We want to know what you carried today or the last time you left the house. No cheating!

2) Say how much it costs. This is not to judge. This is for entertainment purposes only. So spill it. And if there is a story to go along with how you obtained it, do tell.

3) Tag some friends."

i am a bag snob. seriously. i can be so flippin cheap it's AMAZING and yet, when it comes to purses... sigh. i am hopeless. i'm also gaudy. i really, really REALLLLLLLY love Juicy Couture. as in, i would sell most of my things to purchase endless amounts of Juicy.
i know. i sicken myself, too. i am SO moneytown in that respect that it makes me gag. yet. i cannot help what i do.
this bag? yeah. it was a christmas gift from my mother, over two years ago. how much did it cost? oh, after tax? about $500.
yes. i said $500. for a purse. BUT I HAVE CARRIED IT FOR TWO YEARS ALREADY!!!!! doesn't that count for something? i mean. when you run the numbers (heh) a 'normal' person who buys a new bag every 3 months at say $40 a pop is spending $160 a year on purses. and times that by how long i've carried this bag for, that's $400, so REALLY? that's not bad. right?
(sob) right?????
sigh. but this bag makes my heart sing. i love all the gold on the black. i love the inside, patterned with crowns and 'hello?' on the cell phone pocket. i love the grommets, the studs, the leather straps, i love it all.
this bag has gotten A LOT of attention over the years. women everywhere tell me how much they love it. this picture doesn't do it justice. they don't make this style anymore.
instead of feeling 'dated' or 'last season' (these are naughty, naughty NASTY words in my world) i simply say, 'oh, it's quite vintage, don't you think? (sigh) one of a kind.'
i lie. yeah. i'm sorry. please forgive me. but i truly adore this bag and i haven't bought any other purses since receiving this as a gift.
wallets? different story.
also? yeah. so i kinda maybe sorta bought ANOTHER Juicy purse from Loehman's last weekend.
in my defense? IT'S BROWN. so duh, under handbag law, it was totally necessary.
do not get me started on shoes.
i have a problem. at least i can admit that i have a problem.
...which is good... right?


Mama Dawg said...

LOL! I carry a brown leather backpack.

You're so much more of a girl than I am. I love the purse!

A Perfectly Unperfect Girl said...

Cute purse!!! I carry, um, uh, pockets??!!

Sad, I know, but, eh, it is who I am. I like the look of purses, from the very cheap to the very expensive.

But, I don't carry one. At.All. Ugh, I should be so ashamed.

I just hate having to carry something with me all the time.

I guess if I worked outside of my home, like say, in an office, then I would carry one. Until then, my pockets will do.

Still, I can admire and appreciate a nice looking purse such as yours. :0)

Anonymous said...

Admitting you have a problem is the first step to recovery, and I hear you can recover much quicker if you are wearing Jimmy Choos!!

I can't show you a picture of my bag. I am ashamed. I got it for $16 at Target.

Linda said...

For years when I lived in Colorado I used a mans wallet. Thats it. No purse. If I had to carry more stuff it went in my daypack. I carry the smallest purse I can find. If they make a wallet on a string -thats my purse.

wendie said...

You're my girl! I'm a bag slut, too!

Sweetbabs said...

Totally know what you mean. I too have a HUGE problem when it comes to purses.

Right now I am carrying my favorite holiday purse....still. Vintage just like yours and by vintage I mean like 4 years old. It is torn and ratted but it adds to the over all character of my lovely red tote for the holiday season. I ALWAYS wear it from December to February. It is the most amazing red you will ever see and I love it to death. I bought it at....wait for it....Bath and Body Works. Yes that is right. It was the bag that came with a gift set that I bought for a friend. I just happened to give myself the bag cause I deserved it more. I have not to this day ever found any red bag that could takes its place. Ever season I look and look but nothing that can come close to the greatness of this purse. I holds all that is dear to me....;-)

Man I just noticed that I could go on and on about this purse and still not have told you all the amazing things about it. I NEED HELP!!!

Sweetbabs said...

I just posted the most amazing response but I am not sure it was posted. I am sad. ;-(

Mom said...

I do love that bag...that's why I bought it for you. Nothing like a classic black bag to make your heart sing.

BTW, if you bought it from Loehman's it's marked down, which is ok by Linda, wherever she is.

Twenty Four At Heart said...

I think your purse is very reasonable. Handbags are the one thing I totally, completely splurge on and I'm so sorry to admit that. It's my weakness. There's nothing like a great handbag. And don't ask because I'd be ashamed to say ...

And hey, you said Money Town and that made me smile!
PS I think I'm coming to BlogHer!

Lump said...

oooh I'm going to have to do this post.

love the bag! so cute.