I had decided it was time. Men must have issues with finding wallets that work well for them and do what they need, but really - how many different ways can a wallet be designed. A purse on the other hand, it should be one of those items that is completely made to someone's exact specifications ... someone please get on that!! I have lots of great ideas and no practical application knowledge to pull it off. I came up with a basic list of needs:
- No black or brown. I always buy black or brown.
- Larger than my last purse. I had trouble getting my big fat wallet in and out of it and there was no room for my Kindle.
- Must zip close everywhere. I do not like compartments that are just open or snap shut. Zippers.
So, where to find a new purse. I am not a brands person. Couldn't really care less. I know some people do and that's perfectly fine, whatever floats your boat. I just wasn't brought up that way and never acquired the desire to own an item just because of who makes it. I do have one area where I am a brand snob, click here. Otherwise, as long as it works, is functional, looks half way decent - don't care how much it costs or who makes it.
Most of my purses have come from the thrift store. I did purchase a new purse when I potty trained AJ. Going from a gargantuan diaper bag to a just a normal size purse was a milestone for me and I splurged a bit. I think I found one on sale for $20 at the BX and was thrilled. I still have it, but it is a bit small - which, that was the point then.
I hadn't figured out where I was going to start looking but then I got an email from Kohl's the other day. Seems our nearby store has remodeled and they sent me a $10 off coupon. Alright, now I know where I am shopping at! I also had part of a gift card left to use... even better. Oh, and then a 20% off coupon .... I am going to do it! I am going to buy a *NEW* purse!!
Even with my above list of requirements, it took forever. Who knew there were so many styles, colors, designs..... ugh! I narrowed it down to five, then down to three, then down to just two. After walking around the store with this on my shoulder for a half hour, and torturing my family with "what do you think about this?" questions (I really really needed to have a girl friend along instead of a hubby. Girls understand the whole purse thing!) I finally decided to buy a grown up purse. ... whadaya think?
It's kind of a deep viridian color, I love it. Three center areas, big enough for my kindle and my journal.
It has zippers everywhere!
I had no idea J LO had her own brand, but it's cute. Here is the price tag, $119, I got it at Kohl's though - any guesses on the final price?? Comment below and I'll come back and tell you later. I'm off to the commissary to break it in. :0)