Let's just talk about the worst thing that can happen to a woman. Having her purse break. It's pretty much devastating. It's even more devastating when the purse is 6 months old and the manufacturer has discontinued this model. So even though it's warrantied you are still screwed.
I'm not much of a flashy person. I don't buy those bedazzled jeans. I haven't bought fancy shoes in a while. I don't wear jewelry but y'all I love me some purses. Anyway about seven months ago I decided I needed a new purse. My friend Christina and I hunted FOREVER for the perfect purse. I walked around Macy's with nine purses on at one point. I had to put each on my shoulder, across my body, and in my hand. I had to open all the pockets and play with all of them. I left with no purse. I drove to Lucky, then to Dillards, then back to Macys. Then I went to Coach but the drop length wasn't right on the handles. So it was back to Macy's I went and finally there it was. The most beautiful black leather Fossil purse I've ever seen. It not only had a full cross body strap (super important for a mom) but it had two handles with a perfect 9" drop length. If I had both handles on my shoulder and pulled one down I could easily look down inside the purse and grab my wallet or whatever. It had the most perfectest little chapstick pocket on the outside ever. It had a zipper pocket in front for those random things that I didn't really need to keep but couldn't quite part with. Then it had a perfect little pocket in the back that I could quickly drop my keys and my phone into and then find easily when I was loaded with groceries and needed my keys. It was this faded worn black color. It was perfect. I loved looking at her. And then one day I put maybe 17 things too many in her and she ripped.
Logically I could have had her repaired but….I didn't want to pay to repair something that was under warranty and could be replaced. Until I found out there was no replacement for it. NONE. They didn't have one hiding in back. There was no replacement. My spirit was crushed. Which of course led me on a mission for a replacement. After three more days of hunting I found a new Fossil. It has nice pockets. It has a cross body that can be shortened to a shoulder length (which is sooo not the same). It is a nice purse. But it isn't black. It isn't my purse and you guys I'm sad. I'm in a purse funk. I've secretly browsed at night for a new purse. I browsed tonight for about 2 hours trying to find my purse on Ebay or anywhere. It doesn't exist.
Fossils new line came out this week and while looking tonight I discovered I HATE THEM ALL.
What is a girl to do?
I suppose I can keep this lesser purse until Fossil gets their shit together and comes out with a new black bag with the right handles and pockets and that is big enough to fit my iPad because did I forget that even though I NEVER CARRY MY IPAD in my purse it is a requirement that my iPad fits in the purse JUST. IN. CASE. It must have a handy open key and phone drop pocket on the outside. It has to have a roomy interior pocket for my notepad, four pens, checkbook, and random junk. It must have an enclosed but easy to access chapstick pocket that holds at least two chapsticks and a lip gloss.
Sigh. I'm going to bed now. But I go to bed with a broken purse heart
I googled around last night and I finally found the purse for sale brand new on E-bay
I ordered it right away. She actually has two for sale and if I could afford it I would buy both in case the second one had any sort of accident.
Anyway I am over the moon. My purse will be here in one week. I can't even begin to describe how thrilled I am. I will post pictures of the real thing once we are reunited together!