Last year my parents had a dinner party with a bunch of old friends. Somewhere along the line the conversation turned to shopping for purses at which point one gentleman (who shall remain nameless to protect the goofy) stated, “Well, you know: you just can’t buy a purse for under $1800.”
Apparently the look on my father’s face was spectacular. My mother had to reassure him several times in the next few days that yes, she could in fact buy a purse for less than $1800. She’s never spent more than $400 on a purse in her life.
I’ve never spent more than $40 on a purse in my life. I’m not much of a purse person. I kinda knew that already, but I really figured it out this week because of Angie A.
Yes, Angie A. That villainous purveyor of tempting time-sucks wickedly reminded me that I just don’t do enough Polyvoring anymore.
Oh no, don’t let the sweet dresses and kind-hearted posts fool you. She is pure evil.
I will say that Polyvoring can be pretty instructive. I always knew I had a hard time finding a purse I liked at the stores, but I figured I was just not trying that hard (because there’s nothing I hate more than shopping… except perhaps rugby. And cricket. And basically all sports.)
But no, not so! It’s NOT because I’m a lazy shopper. Because at Polyvore there are literally thousands of purses to peruse. And I pretty much don’t like any of them. So I’ve learned something. Polyvore: it’s informative.
And Polyvoring can be pretty amusing. As in, having proudly made the following set I rather disappointedly realized that it was basically what I wore to work that day (if I’d owned those exact pieces instead of pieces pretty much just like them).
Exactly like my work outfit… with the glaring exception of the $2500 Gucci purse. Not so much wearing that to work today. Or ever. It costs more than my car.
Which maybe explains why I can’t find a purse I like. You know you just can’t buy a purse for under $1800.