Day two of pretending that I am done with finals was a total success. I still have one more paper to write, but I am choosing to not think about it at the moment. Instead today I focused my energies on something completely important – finding the perfect summer purse. You see, I have been obsessed with my Marc by Marc Jacobs Totally Turnlock Faridah bag for the past two years, and I now think it’s about time for a change. I love this bag a lot because it’s truly the perfect slouchy hobo and it goes with absolutely everything. But black leather feels kind of wieldy for summer weather and I want to carry something a bit more casual for the next couple of months. The ideal situation would probably be to just buy another Faridah in tan or cream, however I don’t think I can justify dropping $450 on a purse as a graduate student right now. So my mission today was to find the perfect summer purse, preferably under $150, and even more preferably a lot under $150.
I spent the morning at Cherry Creek Mall, my friendly neighborhood mall, and started at the end of the mall that I like to refer to as the “triangle of death.” What kind of a sadistic mall developer puts Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, and Nordstrom right by each other? That’s not even fair. I went to Anthro first, which was a terrible idea because they were having a huge sale, but I somehow made it out of there with no purchases. Nothing really caught my eye purse wise, because let’s face it, my summer purse has some big shoes to fill. I love my Faridah that much. Non-purse wise everything caught my eye. I like Anthro’s summer collection a lot. Nonetheless, I was on a purse mission today, so I continued on to Urban Outfitters. I spent 20 minutes walking around and trying out purses at Urban, and I actually came really close to getting this bag in tan. At the end of the day though, I knew my heart wasn’t in it, and I also left Urban empty handed.
Finally, I went to Nordstrom, which by the way is having its half-yearly sale, and looked at purses there. Of course I loved the Marc by Marc Jacobs bags, but again I really can’t justify spending that much on a purse right now. After I start my lucrative, high paying international relations career, watch out! Oh wait. Back to my purse saga though, I ended up getting a Lesportsac crossover bag, similar to the bag on the right but with a different pattern. I had wanted to find a solid, everyday purse, like my Faridah, but I wasn’t feeling the magic today. You can’t force these things. I’m still happy with my new Lesportsac bag though, and I it will definitely be a good addition to my Colorado summer. How happy am I with it? After my morning at Cherry Creek I treated myself to some frozen yogurt at the Pinkberry that just opened on Colorado Boulevard! So delicious. Okay I swear I am done being ridiculous and I will get back to some real work. Purses are a big deal though. Really. Don’t mess with a girl and her purse.