Feb 1, 2009

Show and Tell: My Obsession

Musings of A Beautiful Mess
Not only am I addicted to music, specifically, Jason Mraz *dreamy sigh*, but also Coach. Not just the purses, either. I've always have an obsession with purses. The funkier, the better. I'll buy a purse just because I might have something that goes with it. Or because it is just so damn cute, I can't pass it up. It doesn't have to be Coach, but that is my favorite brand of purses.

I can't go to the mall and not walk in the Coach store. I love the smell, the colors, ALL of it! My first Coach purse was the brown wristlet. My BFF got it for my for my 30th birthday. She said I was getting a cheap Christmas present because of it. We couldn't wait until my birthday party, so at midnight, I tore into the box containing the beautiful purse. I love it!

After that, there was no stopping me! I got my second one a few months later. My husband and i were at the mall and we were walking right past the Coach store. I was trying to be a good girl and not go in. He convinced me to go in and bought me a purse. The great part about the whole thing, was it was HIS birthday. He said he wanted to do something nice for me, since I'm always doing nice things for everyone. I tried to protest, I really did. I didn't want him to spend his birthday money on me, but he's just as stubborn as I am. So, we picked out the purse below. It's small, but all my junk fits in it. I was a bit apprehensive about it being mainly white, but it cleans up really well. SCORE!!!
The third purse I got was a gift from my friends when I was really sick in July. One of my very dear friends and his wife were at the outlet malls at the coast and saw this purse and bought it for me. I had no idea they were doing it, otherwise, I would have protested. I doubt I would have won the battle, but I would have tried. He came over one evening and handed me a Coach box. I thought it was a joke. I figured he had gotten a box and put a t-shirt in it or something. I was so wrong. I opened it up and sitting on a bed of white tissue paper was the cute purse below. I was still pretty worn out from being sick, so my reaction was subdued. But him and his wife know how excited I was to receive their gift.


My latest Coach item is the umbrella pictured above. My BFF and her boyfriend bought it for me as a going away present, when SHE moved to Washington! She was really sick the week before she left and I played nurse. I also helped him pick out a ring from Tiffany he wanted to get for her but couldn't find it. It took hours of Internet search and talking on the phone with a gal from Tiffany's, but I found it! So, as a thank you for my hard work and being a caring friend, they got me an umbrella. It's rains here like 9 out of the 12 months of the year, so that umbrella was a great gift. I use it all the time. I love it! Plus it's PINK!!!! I did find a pair of rain boots that match it, and as much as I wanted them, I thought it might be just a tad bit obnoxious to wear them and use my umbrella. I might change my mind if I find them for under $100.

There have been a few purchases of Coach items in between these, but they have been "smaller" purchases. Such as, lanyards, key chains and a little change wallet. I've done a pretty good job, not buying anything from Coach in a long time. I'm thinking it's time to go shopping....

Go and check out what everyone else brought to class, you won't be sorry!

14 friends have commented:

Cassandra on February 1, 2009 at 12:23 PM said...

I think a matching umbrella and rain boots would be adorable.

I'm not a fan of purses with logos, and I rarely carry purses anyway (but do have a nice selection of briefcases and work bags including a Kate Spade messenger bag), but I have a Coach wallet that I received as a gift. Subtle, but very nice.

Lori on February 1, 2009 at 12:47 PM said...

I would so love to raid your closet.

My name is Andy. on February 1, 2009 at 2:46 PM said...

I so don't understand purses.... must be a lesbian thing!

m de p on February 1, 2009 at 3:13 PM said...

I own many a purse, and am happy that several are Coach. Their products are so well made, and sassy to boot!

Bec on February 1, 2009 at 3:31 PM said...

Oh wow - how gorgeous are all those purses! I am such a bag lady - I love all sorts of handbags, check out this for my bags - http://the-infamous-bec.blogspot.com/2008/12/bag-lady.html

:D

Liv on February 1, 2009 at 5:19 PM said...

I love the two wristlets. You have good taste!

JamieD on February 1, 2009 at 5:34 PM said...

I must say, you do have great taste in purses!

Photogrl on February 1, 2009 at 8:50 PM said...

I'm a fan of coach, too, but I only have one!

Thanks for sharing!

The Steadfast Warrior on February 1, 2009 at 9:05 PM said...

Awesome purses! I love ones that are different. Love the white one with the colours. So pretty...

WiseGuy on February 2, 2009 at 2:08 AM said...

Beautiful collection indeed! I love the umbrella, and its happy colours! Have fun and many more to come! :)

BagMomma on February 2, 2009 at 5:37 AM said...

You are speaking my language!! lol.

Brenna on February 2, 2009 at 6:22 AM said...

My name is Andy...nah, I'm not a lesbian and I don't care for purses. I just don't like carrying them and keeping track of them, it's an annoyance to me and I'll try whatever I can to stuff what I need in my jeans or jacket pockets instead.

That said, your purses are MIGHTY cute and I think you have some amazing friends and an exceptional DH to have received such thoughtful, fun gifts! Enjoy!

Brenna on February 2, 2009 at 6:25 AM said...

PS--I can't believe I almost forgot to join you in the dreamy sigh over Jason Mraz! *SIGH*

Rebecca on February 3, 2009 at 9:04 PM said...

Totally agree with you on Jason Mraz...he makes my heart go pitter patter!

I'm soooo not a purse person. I have maybe 3 purses, and I have spent maybe $10 on each of them. I just don't see it. I'm not much on shoes either. I may be odd, but I'm really not a "girly" girl...don't care about shopping and accessories.

But, they are cute purses! I just can't see spending that much money on one purse...when I can buy 30 at WalMart for the same amount! LOL

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