Sunday, January 17, 2010

I Want a Purse

My sister and friend Sarah H. will fall out of their chair when they read this title.

I have not carried a purse since I don't know when (it was actually even before I started having kids over five years ago, not just because I have the diaper bag syndrome).

Let me clarify. I am not (currently) a very girly girl.

I do not enjoy shopping at the mall for hours on end. I only have 3 pairs of shoes that I consistently wear - my Reeboks, a pair of black dress shoes and a pair of brown dress shoes (oh, and flip flops in the summer...let's not forget those). I hardly ever wear jewelry, and recently I haven't even been putting in my earrings. I can't bring myself to shop at Victoria Secret because it seems so pricey for bras and undies, even though I have many friends who say it's worth it.

You get the picture.

But as I've been working to lose weight this month, I have felt my girliness (did I just make up that word?) begin to emerge. I can picture myself as the girl I used to be, and I think I miss her. It's not that I've ever truly enjoyed shopping, but there was a time in my life when I would go to a store or two and pick out a cute top and a stylish pair of jeans.

And for some reason...today...I was flipping through an Avon catalog, and I saw a cute "tote" that I thought would be a nice alternative to carrying that diaper bag I always have. I realize that Avon is not known for purses or anything (for those of you who are purse-loving-fanatics) but just the fact that I was actually interested in one was quite something.

This just might be a step in the right direction. I think I might treat myself to a new purse when I get "under a certain number" in my weight loss journey.

I might find my girliness after all.



But I will never spend hundreds of dollars on one. Sorry Sonja and Sarah...I'm not that girly yet!

7 comments:

Susan said...

Oh MY!! The trumpets must be sounding--the end is near!! That would be a great way to reward yourself when you hit a goal! Sonja and I did that with WW.....I hope Sonja was sitting down when she read this!!

Causey Fam said...

Good for you! Oh, and I don't think spending hundreds on a purse is worth it anyway! It certainly doesn't define girly. ;o)

I remember finally having a purse again after carrying the diaper bag for so long. I now have 3! 2 garage sale deals and one from JCP.

Lolidots said...

Just stumbled on your blog and since I'm a purse addict I had to comment!

crabtreehandbags.com
namasteinc.com
jolt.com

Great places for purses. Not insane pricing and the Namaste purses are a-m-a-z-i-n-g!

Have fun in the world of the purse! I couldn't do it without my multitude of bags!

SonjaMichelle said...

Oh My Gosh!!!!

If you get a purse PLEASE let me help you pick it out!!!

Finding the perfect purse is like finding the perfect boyfriend!

But purses are so much more reliable!!!

Josh said...

OH!!! NO!!!!!

makuahine said...

Love this :) I could've written most of it myself haha

Ed, Sarah, Charley, and Henry said...

I too am not quite ready to spend 100s on a purse...I like to change purses too often. I too am on a weight loss journey and a reward is always good!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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