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(the green girl bought a $298 olive green purse for herself...)

Monday, September 27, 2010

(the green girl took a big step this weekend.

it all started with a green pleather bag i bought at sears. it was a splurge because it was over my usual $20 limit. but i fell in love with it. unfortunately, after a few weeks, the straps started ripping from the bag and i was devastated. i returned it and was refunded my money.

my family and friends all told me i needed to spend a little more and buy a real leather purse otherwise i was going to run into this issue again.

i searched and searched for a reasonably priced green leather hobo to no avail.

the least expensive was a nordstrom's brand bag for $128.00. i couldn't begin to imagine paying that much money for a purse but after awhile, i realized all things considered, it actually was the most reasonably priced green leather bag. i took the plunge and made the purchase.

my sisters were shocked that i actually went for it. it's not a big deal for me to purchase expensive designer things for my sisters but it was the first time i did it for myself. i don't think my sisters even own a purse that cheap.

my $128 bag served me well for a few months and then the seam along the leather strap started cracking. heartbroken, i returned it to nordstroms.

i was starting to feel like i wasn't meant to have something nice afterall. i mean i'd never had these issues with my sub-$20 bags. but then my family and friends all reminded me that i needed to spend a little more for a quality item.

this weekend, i went to nordstroms and fell in love with this olive green oryany hobo. it was the most beautiful shade of green - exactly how i'd envisioned my dream bag - and the shoulder strap had a piece of leather wrapped around it so i wouldn't end up with cracked edges again. i caressed the soft leather and admired how good it looked on my shoulder. and then i looked at the price tag. $298.

and guess what, my sparkfriends? i bought it. i hesitated for about ten minutes and then i went for it. i quickly told the salesperson yes before i could change my mind.

my family was shocked and at first my boyfriend thought my sisters had put me up to it - until he saw the bag. the instant i pulled it out of the silver nordstroms shopping bad, he understood why i bought this bag.

for once in the green girl's life, she bought something really nice for herself. not for her sisters. and i didn't put it away for safekeeping, i transferred all my stuff to the bag last night and proudly brought it to work today.)

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SMORECAMPING 7/24/2011 11:11AM

    I need to follow your lead...I have a bag my Grandmother gave me that is nice but it was a hand-me-down and I have been hesitating to buy a new bag. I saw one for $60 I loved in Marshalls' (all leather) but did not buy it for myself. I always compare every bag I look at to it and so regret not getting it. I think I just need to go into Macy's or one of the nicer stores and just splurge...I will plan to attach a health goal to it first win-win! emoticon

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HAPPY92003 4/6/2011 2:16PM

    WooHoo!!! :)

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DRAGONFLY180 11/29/2010 11:18AM

    wow, nice! it's good to treat yourself sometimes. i can understand the hesitation. i hesitate to spend $60 on a purse! i like changing purses too often, but i treat myself to other pricier items sometimes. hope you enjoy it!

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GMO_JEN 11/8/2010 10:20AM

    It's gorgeous! You deserve it :)

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MARATHONMOM26.2 11/7/2010 12:52AM

    Its lovely!! Congratulations. All I can say is that if you cost average this bag, used daily for years, it is worth every penny. I have $200+ bags from 10 and 20 years ago and I still use them! (Of course I'm a bit of a purse fanatic, and I change my bag often). Point is, if you love it and its well made, you two can be together for a long long time.

May you live together happily ever after!

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ENDOUX 9/28/2010 3:16PM

    Beautiful bag! I have a hard time spending much money on myself too, but you deserve to have nice things!

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WOLFKITTY 9/28/2010 2:23AM

    What a great reward for all of your hard work!! I've never purchased a purse that expensive, I'm in the $20 purse club...But am having a hard time finding one that doesn't fall apart, too!!

Congrats, Mary! It's super cute, and you all over.
Love it!

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EVETROY 9/28/2010 12:11AM

    You deserve it! What a brave move.

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SURFKITTY 9/27/2010 6:44PM

    Nice! You deserve it.

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ZORAHGAIL 9/27/2010 5:12PM

    Way to go Mary! It's super cute for realz.

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LADY_DONKEY 9/27/2010 3:45PM

    You go, girlfriend! LOVE IT!!!!

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IFDEEVARUNS2 9/27/2010 2:01PM

    It's beautiful! May you enjoy it in health and happiness. emoticon

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