So a couple of unusual events took place this morning and it isn’t even 9am here.
1. I actually waited till payday to make a purchase
2. I bought myself a handbag
You may say number 2 isn’t that unusual given the couple of Boden leather folded clutches I have recently bought, BUT it is VERY unusual for me to buy a bag over $100 for myself. My everyday, tote-it-all bag since August 2011 has been my YSL Roady. Now I adore this bag, even though at the time I thought it was a crazy amount to pay for a single item. But MM’s logic was vindicated – investment pieces really can be just that, and it has bought me great joy, and continues to.
In the YSL store in NYC – can you tell I was excited?:
Now the only draw back of the Roady is it is black. Being a seasonal gal and like to transition into the new seasons with new colors, fabrics and attire that is appropriate. Hence, the black Roady just wasn’t going to cut it for SS 2013. I had therefore promised myself an Alexander Wang bag.
Initially I had my eye on this beauty – the Rocco in tangerine.
Yes it’s $850, but compared to many ‘it’ bags it really could be considered ‘reasonably priced’ – MM just balked at that idea…I guess my threshold for ‘reasonably priced’ is changing! I adore the color and with all the brights this Spring it would be perfect. But the conundrum is shouldn’t I have the basic, neutral colors in my bag collection before adding accents?
Then the moment arose when I stumbled on TheOutnet.com – not a site I frequented – but I am now smitten. Created by the folks at Net-a-porter.com it is a virtual designer outlet. And what was there waiting for me with my name on it saying ‘buy me, buy me’? This stunner:
So not wanting to disappoint it I bought it at 45% off. It’s the perfect color, shape and has two straps – it is now wending it’s way to me.
The tornadoes from last night are gone leaving awful damage in some parts of the State. We just got lots of rain and wind, and this morning is the calm after the storm – gorgeous blue skies but cold. Still I ventured outside for you this morning for a change of scenery.
This is the Boden Fairisle jumper from AW 2012 – so snuggly and quite a few sizes and colors left in the sale – I sized up 2 sizes for a less fitted look. I’ve layered it over an H&M fitted tank/dress, the jeans are Hudson Collins, and the boots are the Sam Edelman Louies.