I went straight from the car to the purse department – no wayward glances or ‘touchy-feel’ of the countless clothes racks I passed on my way to the purses. Once I reached the appropriate department, I went straight to the sale table, picked up a Fossil (I do like Fossil), took out the stuffing paper and silicon packets and tried to fit my writing notebook in it. It was about 1 ½” shy of being able to slip in, but because I liked the bag, I started thinking of ways I could cut off the bottom of the notebook so it would fit, or if I had another notebook I could use instead. The other problem was that the purse was black. Everything I have is black, and I love funky colors in purses and shoes. I still picked up the black one, however, (I liked it enough not to leave it there risking someone else would buy it!) and rounded another bank of shelves and saw the exact same purse in a nice bright orange to complement my lovely red hair. Unfortunately, it wasn’t on sale. Orange is obviously much more attractive in the desert heat than black!
I turned the other way, and fell in love at first sight with a beautiful little glamour bag. I don’t usually have such an immediate reaction, but I do love glam. I plopped it on my shoulder and voilà, I knew I had to have the bag. Thankfully, it was on sale and less expensive than the Fossil. As I was heading to the check out, I was debating in my mind between the black Fossil and the adorable glam bag, when ‘ooh la la,’ I espied a coral Fossil bag (also on sale) and immediately realized how wonderfully it went with my lovely red hair!
Now holding three bags, I tortured the salesperson trying to insist that she decide which of the three I should buy. We talked, we tried, she threw her hands up in the air, but thankfully, she didn’t try to ‘sell’ me on all three. She had figured out by then that I have a ‘thing’ about simplicity, and that I wanted one bag and that I would use that one bag until it really needed to be replaced for some reason.
In the end, I walked out of the store with all three bags! Sometimes simplicity just doesn’t work! Especially for glam girls who also love Fossil.... The good news is that I shouldn’t have to go ‘purse’ shopping for at least 3 years!