Yes, two posts in one day. Do you think it depends on what part of the country you're from if you call it a Purse or a Handbag? Like Soda or Pop? Wikipedia makes it sound like they are equally used, along with Pocketbook. So my post below ruffled the feathers of my dear friend Edie who is a HotShot at this place. And apparently I'm not only using the wrong term, but she thinks I may possibly influence you NOT to get the latest "it" purse (or handbag). And since I'm hardly "in the know" of what's cool in the purse category (proof below), I will make a plug for her company, to get you all stoked up about their newest and their classics just to show I wasn't dissing purses, or the buying of purses. (And if you read the Wikipedia entry on purses you'll learn women buy an average of one purse every three months, so I think Edie's company is safe, but I'll still plug away in the spirit of friendship.)
I finally found two great purses this year - one for concerts, and one for my regular day job as a mom - backpack style. And yep, that Coach bag was a gift, from you-know-who. I use it sparingly as I don't often have something of this caliber in my closet.
My totes are many....can't find them all at the moment for their photoshoot but here's what I found on the surface in my studio. I have 10 times more totes than purses.
Hmmmm. I guess we buy what we like, label or not.....logo or not. (The tote I point out is cleverly made from a HIM tshirt by Vamptropolis @ Etsy.) My favorite band will probably never make the Washington Post "in" list.....fine with me, I'll continue to get good concert tickets. NOBODY can tell me they aren't all that, because to me, they are.
Are pointy shoes still in? Bleh! Who cares. I'll NEVER buy those things. I KNOW that Edie KNOWS my post below wasn't really about not buying the "it" purse. And I know that you GET that it's not about what's Trendy or what's Over. We know what our "look" is when it comes to clothes or jewelry (or purses) or home decor. We don't let the List determine how we will make our selections because we like what we like, regardless of who approves it. Why not figure out what your look is when it comes to your art?
Hey, do you think this post might lure Edie from her lurking position and get her comment? *wink*