I've decided that I need a new bag. Something functional but with a lot of character. I don't want to spend a ton of money on it, all that you'll see below are way out of my league. But they are examples of what I'll be looking for when I go to Ross, TJ Max etc.
Now, never mind the skeezer holding the bag...I like the color, the size and it has some adornments that give it character. I'm wondering if the handle is big enough to slide over my shoulder, however.
This particular bag I found at Zappos.com for $236.
This bag I also found on Zappos.com. It goes for $198. I love the color although some would say this is LAST year's color. I have a wallet that would match fabulously with it. It is the right size, I could throw it over my shoulder. It is simple, but classy. Looks like there is a nice little pocket on the side for a cell phone.
Bag #3 - Now this a bag for the more practical side of me. It is more masculine, but suited for a great day of heavy shopping or sightseeing. A tad on the large side, but just love this look. Classic but urban. It is a DKNY and costs for $198. I also found this on Zappos.com.
This next bag is a Michael Kors shoulder bag for $213. Again, a bit on the practical side. I has some great pockets inside and is a classy shade of brown. It would go nicely with my Michael Kors shades pictured here.
Bag #5 is a Kathy Van Zeeland for $69 (A BARGAIN!). It is much smaller than the others. Cute for summer. Not good for hauling things around, but easier on the back and shoulders. Again, I love the green.
What I'm finding is that when I see bags that other people are carrying that I like they are very flashy and have TONS of character. When I start shopping though, I start looking at the flashy stuff, but end up more conservative. Is that what happens when you get close to 40? I don't know. Maybe I just need to invest in a nice, classy bag with a bit of character and then buy the "oh look how cute" kind of bags at Target and Ross where I can spend $20-30 and then not feel bad when I get tired of them after a year or so.
Oh, the dilemma