Monday, November 22, 2010

New Purse

I bought a new purse this weekend to replace my giganto everyday purse that was developing tragic tears in the handles. The new one is approximately the same size & similar shape, but real leather & a bit more stylish. I especially dig the random metal bits on the sides, so very hardcore, heh. Oh, & it cost $81, which is more than any purse I have ever bought (it was on sale, regular price over $100!).

What I'm wearing:
Black knit military-style jacket, Style & Co. from Macys
Purple long-sleeve knit top, Old Navy
Black twill A-line skirt, no tags, thrifted
Purple & black vertically striped tights, Leg Avenue
Black T-strap wedge shoes, Kenneth Cole, thrifted
Metal filigree locket necklace, vintage
Pewter key earrings, made by me
Purple lipstick, Sephora
Black leather purse with metal accents, Jessica Simpson from Macys

I could count on one hand the pairs of shoes I've bought that cost more than this purse. Well... less than two hands, at least, during my whole lifetime ;-) But never a purse. Even tho' I carry a bag of some sort every day & tend to put a ton of junk useful stuff in my bag. I live out of my purse the way some people live out of their cars (perhaps because I don't drive). Yet I buy cheap bags or at least ones on discount.

The last two have been from Marshalls & DSW, faux leather, around $30 each. Lasted pretty well tho', about 2 years per. And I'm not a purse-switcher -- too much trouble, except for evening bags. I will use the same purse for months, if not a year.

Hopefully, this fancy-dancy purse will last a good, long time & prove a worthy investment!


  1. loooove the pop of purple! and super cute new purse! ;-)

  2. Love those tights!

    I also bought a very expensive black purse recently - I'm so not a purse woman, but like you, I need a big black one to carry all my crap in, and I always want to make sure it's good quality. For the amount of time I wear it, it's worth it to me to spend more.

    Yours looks like great quality!

  3. You know me, and you know what a shameless expensive purse-whore I am. :)

    That said, I totally love J.Simpson's purse and shoe lines. I know, not very fashion snob of me, but face it - the girl puts her name on some really great stuff that's made well and her shoes are fabulous and comfortable. So, I completely support your purse buy!

  4. Thanks all! I must have poked at every single purse in Macys last weekend, from the cheapest to the most expensive, & this one was the winner. Carried it around all yesterday, including to the drugstore where I put a bunch of purchases in it easily. I think I'm in love :-)