Thanks for going on my spiritual journey with me! I just felt like I needed to process it all and get it out there. It has been so amazing for me and I just hope that I keep calling out to God and Holy Spirit so He can just keep revealing His truths to me.
Okay, so here is something pretty silly, but y'all know I like (ok have an obsession) with handbags, right? I mean I have loved them for as long as I can remember. I used to go through them pretty quickly and just buy cheap ones often. However, once I got into college, I really began to value the classic, leather handbag that I could keep for more than just one season. I think all of my handbags are leather now, except for any Vera Bradley stuff I have, and I just love using them all and shopping my closet when I want a new handbag. Let's be honest, though, it is still fun to buy a new one every once in a while. No worries - my frugality prevails. Every time I think I'll save up to buy a real fancy leather bag, I just decide it isn't worth it. I can't spend $200 if I know I can get a leather bag for $60 or less. I have splurged on just a couple of bags in the past (and that was the $60 or $70 bag) but the rest have been much cheaper.
My tip for finding good leather handbags? ebay! (TJ Maxx and sale websites have also contributed to my collection) I don't know why, but I love handbags so much that I will watch home shopping channels for entertainment when they have handbags on even though I know I will never purchase one. Well, one late night while the hubby was still in law school and I had to entertain myself in the evenings, I stumbled upon on the Dooney & Bourke hour on QVC. I became enthralled, which is sad really, but I just love looking at purses apparently. Plus, I love the Dooney rep on QVC - she makes you feel like you are her best friend (which is probably why she is on there because she is good at sales!) Ever since then, I have kind of wanted to own a Dooney because I love their classic leather styles and know they last forever if well-cared for. I knew I wanted a satchel/speedy style bag and began hunting last summer. I thought I was successful until the handbag arrived, and I quickly knew it was a fake. Thankfully, the seller accepted the return and I just tucked the thought in the back of mind. Well, I decided I need a navy leather bag, and I just knew I wanted it to be my Dooney.
I hunted and hunted on ebay (and I am now pretty good at knowing what to look for in checking authenticity) and I found my Dooney! It is exactly what I wanted, and it was in pretty great shape. I cleaned up a bit once I got it, but here she is (deep navy, not black - kind of hard to tell in the pic):
Okay, so this was completely silly and shallow, but I love a good deal and a good leather handbag! Hope you all have a great weekend :)
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