Thursday, August 7, 2008

Put me in Coach

Despite what you may have read about my money-grubbing ways, I'm really not an overly materialistic person.

I have always been attracted to unique and interesting clothing and things, the likes of which I've often found in thrift shops and bargain bins and out-the-way stores where unearthing a hidden gem is akin to stumbling across long-buried treasure.

But over the last several months there is something I have been coveting: something very beautiful and very expensive.

Despite myself, I fell inexplicably in love with a purse and though for months I rejected its siren call on the basis of cost and practicality, the wonderful staff at the job I just left reached deep into their hearts and pocketbooks to make it possible for me to satiate my yearning.

Now I don't want you to think I've lost that kinda vintage-y thing I have going for me and that I've rejected my lovely old purse.

I haven't: it's cool and funky and it has sentimental value.

But the new one?

Be still my beating heart.

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41 comments:

Kandace said...

I love it!

And, now I can't stop singing that song...darn you!

Brittany said...

mmm coach bag... drrroool. :)

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I can totally see the attraction.

flutter said...

I have one of those, too! Rock ON sister

Kathryn said...

You're kidding! That is quite a going away gift! Sheesh!
It is gorgeous! Mmm. Coach.

LaskiGal said...

Love it. Want it.

I got a coffee mug with a few Hershey Kisses when I left. Now I realize I loved I was (not).

Jaina said...

Beautiful! How sweet of them to get that for you. :)

Mr Lady said...

Oh dear lord, I love that bag.

Mamalooper said...

I am not that much into "stuff" but I do love a nice bag. My weakness...

Ellyn said...

Great bag. Fun and cute to boot.

Kelli said...

Oooooo...very cute! When I grow up (I saw a teenager with my same purse the other day) I'll have to get a nice purse like that. For now, my green, somewhat polka-dotted $9.99 from Target will have to do. haha!

Anna said...

I love your new purse! Very cute!

vic said...

It's gorgeous - I have to have one!

Angie @ KEEP BELIEVING said...

ME-OW!!

KEEP BELIEVING

Dawn said...

Gorgeous! Your co-workers must really love you. ;) I don't see myself as materialistic either, but I've always had a thing for nice purses- I love Coach bags!

Melissa said...

Lovely....I would have to have a serious love affair with that purse! Enjoy it, I KNOW you will!

Marmarbug said...

That is BEE-YOO-TI-FUL!
Love it!!!!

Jen said...

Lovely splurge. I just got a new handbag too, and its a great feeling.

Heather said...

Oooooooh.

Kate said...

My last office use to give great parting gifts like that. Unfortunatlely this ended a year before I left... Lovely new bag. I LOVE the old one - but I imagine the new one is a bit more practical when you have to include all those bulky items that come along with the kids.

Sass E-mum said...

There's something about a classy new handbag that makes the heart sing.

I'm sure it's not superficial. It has to be about the craftsmanship...

Aunt Becky said...

I loves me my Coach purses!

Denise said...

Me has one too! Coach purse owners of the world UNITE!

kbreints said...

so funny-- I am not a purse person -- I seriously cannot figure out why it would cost as much as it does-- BUT I am glad that you got what your little heart desired.... that is always great!

Mental P Mama said...

There is nothing better in this world than a snappy new bag! Enjoy!

April said...

What a great gift! You were clearly loved.

Amy @ Milk Breath and Margaritas said...

You'll love it! Their bags are the best.

Karen said...

Don't EVEN show me that purse - I too will covet such a gorgeous item and there is absolutely no way that I'm buying one.

*sigh*

Immoral Matriarch said...

Gimmie Gimmie!

carrie said...

Oh, it's beautiful! Lucky you!

carrie said...

Oh, it's beautiful! Lucky you!

C said...

Niiiiiiiiiiiiiice!!! :)

La La said...

I LIKE IT! I bought myself a COACH bag last year for Mother's Day, you know because I'm not a mom, and I was grieving that I'm not, so I splurged on the really BIG one! (I think that's a run-on sentence!)

Pregnantly Plump said...

What a great purse! How nice of your former co-workers.

OHmommy said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1


I love it, Kelly. It is fabulous.

Leanne said...

Coach. I hope they hit the FANTASTIC Coach outlet in Buffalo for it. Let me know if you want directions so you can go and get the matching wallet. :)

kittenpie said...

What a nice send-off! I do love a good Coach bag.

Karen MEG said...

Nice bag!! How sweet of your coworkers..and NO I CANNOT believe there is no Coach outlet in these parts!!!

Mayberry said...

Wow! They must really love you! How incredibly sweet.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Oh. Yeah.

Elaine A. said...

Very, very nice. Congrats on your purchase! You done good girl!