Saturday, January 24, 2009

Handbag stress

Beth, at A Mom's Life, posted a meme about handbags and I thought I would participate since I have been having "handbag stress" of late. *grin*
I have about six purses/handbags......okay, are they purses, handbags or what?......AND all of them are black. I figure black goes with everything and I don't change purses with outfits and shoes. I carry the same purse until it either wears out or I grow tired of it.
BUT, what do you do when you've purchased a new handbag and a day or few later you discover that you don't care for it? *sigh*
So, here's a picture of my current handbag:

Now, I don't necessarily go for "Labels" when looking for a purse but discovered Liz Claiborne purses at Value City in Lancaster and found that I like the way they were organized inside. They have a place for everything and so on and I could get them for half-price. Most generally I could purchase one for around $25-26.00. Wellllll, Value City went out of business, so what to do? I was needing a new purse and I just couldn't find one that I liked. Would you believe that I went to a yard sale at Nelsonville UPC and found this Liz Claiborne purse, brand new, for $1? I snatched it up! You can't see it too well in the picture but it has a zippered flap on either side and inside of each are little pockets for credit cards and so on but I don't use either. I just use the center inside and it is fairly organized though I am not particularly fond of this purse but I just haven't felt like looking for another one. I've thought of getting out one of my older ones but they all of little things wrong with them...that's why I bought THIS one when I did. *smile*

Anywayyyyy.....if you would like to participate and show off your current handbag/purse, here are the rules:

1) Post a picture of whatever bag you are carrying as of late. No, you cannot go up to your closet and pull out that cute little purse you used back before you had kids. I want to know what you carried today.
2) I want to know how much it cost:) And this is not to judge, because I’m honestly telling you I was ready to put down some cash; I just got lucky. This is for entertainment purposes only. So spill it. And if there is a story to go along with how you obtained it, I’d love to hear it.
3) Tag some chicks. And link back to this post so people know why the heck you’re showing everyone your diaper bag/non-diaper bag.

So, I believe I will tag: Becky, Liz, Tersie, Theresa, AND Chantell!


Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

Wow! What a great bag AND you only paid $1! I never have luck like that. I guess I'm not looking in the right places!

Jewel said...

Actually, I wasn't looking on tihs particular day, either, Beth, but there it was! I believe the Lord knew I was wanting and needing a new purse and put it there just for me because I do not like to shop, even when I really need things. Anywayyy...I am so thankful that I found it!

Denise said...

Such a cute purse sweetie.

Tersie said...

Oooh! I see I've been tagged. :) I'll get right on that. I do have a story to share about my purse. But I need to get a photo of it first.

And I'm like you. I love lots of compartments in my purses! And I tend to use one purse until I wear it out. :) Well, watch for my purse post sometime soon!

chantell said...

Hola, Sis. Jewel. I see I've been tagged too. I'll probably get to it tonight. :-)

Jewel said...

Thanks, Denise!
Hi Tersie...thanks for taking the time to participate and share. I've seen your post and commented! *smile*
Hey, Chantell! Loved the purses! Thanks for joining in!! ((HUGS))