Monday, July 27, 2009

NOT a Kate Spade Purse

A couple of days ago my sister called me and said "I've done something I have never done before...I bought a Kate Spade purse!!" I congratulated her on her purchase and said I would love to see a picture of this purchase. She never emailed me the picture!! So I pretty much have to go with my gut and the Nordstrom website that the purse purse she got either looks like this...

Because it was such a steal during their Anniversary Sale



Or This...


Either way both are beautiful and if she ever wanted to part ways with this, when she gets bored with it, I would I gladly accept!!

Now, I am not the jealous type, especially of my sister, but it dawned on me that I don't know when the last time I bought myself a purse. The purse or tote I am carrying around right now my parents gave to me for Christmas 3-4 years ago & my winter purse is probably the same age. Sad I know!

Anyway, to make amends to my situation I had a couple choices...

A) Buy a Kate Spade Purse and my family not eat for 2 weeks

B) Sulk...(Not my style)

C) Make myself one

If you picked C you are right...

I guess I need some motivation because I had everything I needed to make a purse...remember I am a pack-rat. I just had to put the pieces together and 2 hours of time.

So here is my new purse...

IT IS NOT A KATE SPADE...

But at ZERO Dollars in this economy & our budget restraints...
I think it is PERFECT and I have a new purse!!

5 comments:

Lauren said...

I think your purse is so cute! I wish I had "stuff laying around" and also had some of your talent to make cute things like you do.

Gwen said...

I like yours better, it is totally unique, made with a good attitude and cleans out a bit of your stash. Bravo!

Jen R. said...

It's very cute!!!!! I like it better! Jen

Katie said...

I love that you can whip up a purse just because AND it's so much better than just sulking and WAY better than not eating, LOL. It must be great to be able to make exactly what you want and tailor things to your needs. You're so talented. BTW I'd settle for a new Vera Bradley backpack to lug pull ups around in but I think even that's too expensive so I can't imagine how much the Kate Spade was!

Vivienne said...

While Kate's purple croc is FAB, I love what you did! So clever!