I asked my self 'Would I pay $178.00 for the perfect purse?' well.... I have been in search of the perfect purse for me-- I know your perfect purse would be different. But... I used to have a red purse and loved it! I loved when people said 'Oh, I love your red purse" I would beam a casual 'oh thanks' so when it wore out --I was on a mission to replace it-- it was a long one.
I looked all winter Fancy dept stores, discount stores, closeout stores but.. to no avail.
When summer rolled around I saw many red purses, but thy were either too small ,too big, not enough pockets, no zipper or something??? I actually had 2 home and took them back for the above reasons.
I Tried carrying the old one but it as ripped...I even carried a free orange tote from Lancome as a purse for a little while..then a short while ago I was checking out the annual comfort sandal clearance at Dillard's and wandered into the oh- so- lovely, expensive purse area. I asked the sales girl for the sale purses and she showed me lots of ugly purses that cost way too much money.
She then made a dismissive wave to the shelves of the ones on.... uh hum 'CLEARANCE' . I am not proud, clearance is my mantra.. I started looking there were bronze huge shapeless things..... maybe in Florida 20 years from now... there were small black ones w/ enough chrome trim to have a make and model, green,purple, and lots of white trimmed in gold. Well none of those are the perfect purse for me, maybe you but not me:> Then I saw this red one Its a Fossil --I thought they just made watches?
hmmmmmm I said I kinda like that hmmm I really like that one---hmmm I wonder how much ??? Oh my!!
$ 178.00 well it was cute, but alas, way too much. Then I remembered 'CLEARANCE !!!
So I asked how much it would be? "40 some dollars"-- still more than I ever wanted to pay--- but pretty close to that magical# in my head that is the limit I would pay for a purse. Do you have those in your head? I really kinda like this purse it is red, has handles-- not one shoulder strap, has a cell pocket, sunglass pocket. a large zipper area, holds my red wallet and makeup bag, I Think this may be IT!!! So I bought my perfect purse-- no looking back. I love it!!! No guilt what-so-ever.
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