Ahhhh, lucky me.
The other day I was in Target just as they were putting new spring purses on display. Hot pinks! Baby blues! Lime greens!
Each one about $25!
I’ll tell ya. I was in cheap pocketbook heaven. I grabbed one of those big red buggies and filled my cart to the brim.
Then I rolled my buggy over to the snack section for some PopChips and ran into Mr. Phyllis. Not a problem because I don’t mess with him when ESPN is on, and he doesn’t mess with me in Target.
He looked into my cart and his eyes narrowed. Not in a mean way, but in an I’m trying to remember way. He picks up the hot pink, patent leather, faux crocodile bag and says, “Don’t you have an expensive hot pink purse?”
I try playing dumb, but I can see the wheels of his brain turning. His eyes light up, and I know he’s recalled the Lilly Pulitzer bag with the price tags on it. “You’ve had it for two years. When are you going to start using it?”
So I put the pink bag back.
Then he picks up the green one. “Don’t you already have a bright green purse?” Yeah, I do and it looks like the one in my cart.
So I put back the green one.
I see him eyeing the blue and the orange bags, and I just toss them back on the display. Yeah, I have a blue Coach bag. Sigh. And an orange one.
Already, I’m thinking about my next Target trip – SOLO!
Believe it or not, I did make it out of there with a new purse. I bought a sleek black tote that I love so much, I snipped off the tags and started using it immediately. It’s large enough to hold my junk, but doesn’t overwhelm my petite (as in short, not thin) frame.
Merona Tote - Black
I can even fit my netbook inside, so no more having to wrestle with two bags to write in Starbucks.
I paid $19.99 for this tote at Target, but this week it’s on sale for $17.99.