So. I often find myself starting sentences with SO. So I've been in a funk lately. Maybe it's the lack of sun, tired of the same routine everyday, or the fact that I've been eating more junk lately (pause to take sip of throwback Pepsi with the REAL sugar.) All I know is that I want to get out of the doldrums.
Today I am off to a good start. I went to therapy. Retail therapy. Spa facial, pedicure, and shopping. The pampering was wonderful, but the shopping was fantastic. I went to the Clothes Mentor. It's full of used clothes; NICE used clothes... and purses. I wanted a new purse. I was sick of Target bags and cheap knockoffs, plus my closet was full of them. I spent a ridiculous amount of time looking at a wall full of Guess, Fossil and Relic bags. Then the sales girl walks past and mentions that near the front they have a collection of designer bags. She assures me that they only accept the best and research each bag to guarantee authenticity; NO KNOCK OFF'S! I am intrigued. I'm definitely not the kind of girl that will spend hundreds of dollars on a purse. But could I spend considerably less on something gently used? Ummm.... probably.
I walk to the front and immediately my eye is drawn to a canvas bag with a bizarre pattern. It is practically screaming 'Nina BUY me! I BELONG on your shoulder!' It is roomy, has little metal feet (I love that) and looks like it has never been used. price tag is $65. I have a 25% off coupon in my pocket. I do not care about brand or if it's real or not. It just feels nice. So I bought it. Once I had the bag home I hopped online to do the obligatory research. It's Dooney & Burke, and it's authentic. Somebody paid a lot more than I did at one time (thank you, who ever you are). Is this the kind of purse that can change my life? Of course not. But it's certainly changed my mood today. And probably tomorrow, too. Gotta love a little retail therapy. Eureka!
PS, the pattern is Giraffe
PSS, I can't wait to hear my sister say something like 'OMG that is the UGLIEST purse I have ever seen!'