Thursday, June 4, 2009

Feeling Guilty (only slightly, though)

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As I mentioned, I did errands yesterday. In fact, I was out shopping--completely focused on my mother-in-law since it's her birthday coming up--and then somehow I got diverted and saw this Tommy Hilfiger handbag and immediately thought of myself:


Believe me, I NEVER buy myself handbags--let alone designer bags. Although I SHOULD because I have like three purses total. Well, now four total. Whatever. Anyhew, I know it doesn't look like much but the colors are soooo summery. And what's best is that the straps pull out on the side, so you can wear it like a backpack if you want.

Isn't that clever?

I love that feature because I NEED to carry my purse whenever I bike around town, which I do a lot, and because I carry so much junk with me my shoulders won't have to ache anymore. :)

Yes, I could carry less stuff in my purse, but... Wait a minute. No, I couldn't. I need every single item I carry with me. Because you never know when you're going to need to pull out a book and read. :) (Yes, I carry a book in my purse) And you always need hand sanitizer, and sunscreen, and band-aids, and a notepad and pen, and granola bars, gum, phone, Rhuli gel, Children's Tylenol, coupons, lip gloss and--

The point is I needed a new BIG bag.

Okay? Don't look at me like that. I'm feeling guilty enough...


But isn't it cute? :)

16 comments:

Sarita Leone said...

Good for you! Sweet, and looks like it'll carry all your gear. :)

Chicki said...

I LOVE big handbags! My daughter calls my purse the "Mom Bag" because I also carry everything I might possibly need!

We all need to treat ourselves to something special every now and then.

sherrinda said...

Totally cute! Love the backpack feature, as well. Do you live in a small town where you can bike around? There is no way I would be brave enough to bike around my area!

Jennifer Shirk said...

Sherrinda: Yeah, it's a pretty small town, but it's also a resort town in the summer. With so little parking available, it's MUCH better to bike. :)

Jill Kemerer said...

I don't think guilt is appropriate for such a gorgeous purse. Celebration is much better!

Kristen Painter said...

Love it! Plus, I can't live without Rhuli gel either!

Sierra Donovan said...

Jennifer,

A smaller purse? No, that would be crazy. Mine is always bulging at the seams. In fact, you've just about convinced me I need a bigger one....

It's cute!

Now, tell me ... how often do you switch between purses?

Wendy said...

It *is* a nice bag.
Your mental fight cracked me up!
~ Wendy

Tess said...

You deserve that bag! I can just imagine you riding around town on your bike w/ that cute bag on your bag. A very summery image :)

Eileen Astels Watson said...

Very cute, Jennifer.

Now, you needn't feel guilty, just ENJOY it!

Jess said...

No, no, no! You needn't feel guilty. Everyone needs a little designer love now and then. (this coming from the woman who only buys designer stuff if it's on clearance and under $50.00) :o)

Jessica said...

LOL! It's very cute. :-) Enjoy.

Terri Tiffany said...

I love it! Can I have your old ones:))

Joyce Wolfley said...

It is fabulous. You can never have too many handbags IMO. And sometimes you have to do something nice for yourself.

Stephanie Newton said...

Wait, go back...you BIKE around town. ALL the time.

I'm just...huh.

:)
Steph

MsSnarkyPants said...

It is indeed totally adorable! And it looks so perfect for you. I mean I don't know you all that well, but something about it just screams your name!