One of the things was a pair of sunglasses. Not just any sunglasses, but a pair of Ray-Bans. And not because they were Ray-Bans, but more because of the style. I fell in love with the Clubmaster style of glasses several years ago when I bought a generic pair, but for some reason they are really hard to find now, and unfortunately I have had little luck finding an inexpensive pair :( I broke my last pair about two years ago, what a sad day. After some serious thought, I decided to just get a cheap pair off Ebay and call it fine. They aren't the greatest though, but they will have to do. I am hell on sunglasses, and I just couldn't justify spending $100 on a pair, only to drop them, sit on them, or leave them in a pocket and bend them. Hopefully they will come back in style soon and I can stock up on them again. In the meantime I'll just keep wearing one of my many pairs of cheap Wayfarer knock offs and be happy.
If these were mine, they would be a bent up mess.....
Why does this young woman look so sad when she is wearing such a nice sweater???
You ask--what did I finally decide on???? A new bag. (as my friend Paris said sarcastically, "gee, what a surprise" LOL) First, I am a bag-a-holic of the worst kind. I buy them from all sources from thrift store to designer shop. I've made my own, I've bought them off Ebay--I have a little bit of everything from Vera Bradley to Coach to Walmart. My oldest sister is the same way, she bought a very nice B. Makowsky bag the last time she was visiting, joking how she needed "another bag like a hole in her head". But we both have the same philosophy about it--no matter how much weight you lose or gain, what shoes you wear, or what clothing you are wearing, your bag can make the whole outfit. My mother used to scratch her head at us because she was a "carry the same bag till it falls apart" type. Must come from my dad's side of the family......
I saw a Louis Vuitton Tivoli GM bag that I really really liked. I WILL NOT spend $1800 on a bag though. And I'm not a fan of the LV fakes, most of them are very poorly made and don't hold up--and they aren't all that cheap either. Earlier this year I discovered a brand called Rioni--they are Italian made, and the styles are very similar to LV, but at a fraction of the LV price. I purchased a Rioni Speedy/Boston style bag over the winter and I was VERY impressed with the quality of the bag. It's a bag that I can see myself carrying off and on for years. So I checked on the Rioni website, and lo and behold, they had a bag very similar to the LV bag I had been drooling over. Overstock.com carries a lot of the Rioni line at a reduced price, and I waited until I got a $20 off coupon to order. It came yesterday and I love it!!! It's a little bigger than I was expecting, but that's a good thing, it's actually big enough that if I wanted to carry my Canon DSLR in it , I could, with room to spare.
Isn't it pretty????
Just finished week 3 of my temp job, going well. It's been nice to be out and about, and it helps that I am working with/for friends. I have at least 2 weeks left, maybe a little longer depending on how much we accomplish. I am looking forward to getting back to my home life and Ebay. I can't get through my craft room for all the boxes and I need to get a serious push on with the holidays coming. You do realize that Christmas is only 3 months away, don't you?!?!?! (AAAAARRRRGGGGHHH!!!!) This weekend is dedicated to getting all the work "inside the TeePee" caught up, my house is a wreck.
Have a great weekend everyone!