Tuesday, January 13, 2009

My first selfish purchase of the year.

I have been hankering for a new purse for some time now but didn't feel that I should buy one considering I already have a small collection of (mostly black) purses to begin with and it's growing.

My current 'wintery' purse is in its third year and although it is still in great shape, I dislike it a great deal. Don't get me wrong, the colour is great! It isn't black, which is a change for me. But the functionality of it is awful. It is difficult to find things in there because of it's triangular shape. Small items get pushed to the corners which then requires a longer search period, and I can never fit a book in there or a lunch container, or both. It's a perfect time for a replacement.

As I was browsing through Etsy the other day and looking at some of the items that I had flagged as a favourite, I noticed that one of the sellers TT Peas and Carrots who makes purses was having a post-Christmas sale. Well, I dove right in a purchased this purse:

It's roomy and stylish and I really like the 'lollipop' design on the purse. The colours (navy blue and burgundy) are perfect for this time of year, don't you think?

The new purse is on it's way as I type this and I should have it by next week.

As for the current purse I'm toting (pictured below), it's either going into the Goodwill donation bag or I'll put it aside for a future clothing swap that I might host in the Spring.

If you are hankering for a new purse, you've got until January 18th to take advantage of TT Peas and Carrots purse sale.


cserdan said...

a gorgeous purse!!! I love it!
I think I've seen and hearted a similar one on etsy before.

kickpleat said...

i love that purse! i'll have to check out her shop...tho i don't think i NEED a new bag.

Bijoux said...

cserdan: thanks! It was perfect timing on my part. I love a good sale ;)

kickpleat: thank you! I see you also abide by the "need" and "want" doctrine...when there is a sale happening the "wants" quickly become "needs" :)