About a year and a half ago, I found the most beautiful purse - at TJ Maxx in Whitefish, no less.
A rich red leather with gorgeous stitching, and a handle long enough to put over my shoulder.
Oh yeah, and it's also got this:
My purse is an authentic Kate Spade. I love Kate Spade. Love her. I love everything she's made. I still remember a purse at the Kate Spade store in Houston that I didn't buy. I browse her online store regularly - it's good that they don't ship to Canada or I'd have a lot more than one purse.
So, when I saw this purse at TJ Maxx, I carried it with me around the store, so nobody else could have it.
But, as much as I love this purse, it has its challenges.
It is the size of an envelope. I can put my wallet, my keys, my blackberry - and that's it. There's no room for anything else.
And being a working mom, that makes it a challenge sometimes.
For the New Year, I have decided I am going to try and document life more - that means taking my 'purse camera' with me wherever I go. This obviously won't work with my little red beauty.
So, I'm going to lovingly pad her with tissue paper and delicately store my Kate Spade purse away.
And try this one instead. It's cute, isn't it?