Right off the bat I am going to tell my Uncle Bob that this post may be slightly less interesting to him than the previous skincare/makeup post from last week. 🙂 LOL! OK, here we go.
I have been on a quest. A search of great proportion. About a year long task, possibly longer. The kind you start keeping your eyes open before you need it, because you are already aware that this hunt could take a while to accomplish.
I have been looking for a new pocketbook. Or handbag, as the search engines call them. It can be a herculean effort. Or a first world problem. But the struggle is real, we use these things every.single.day.!
I posted about this on the old blob in January of 2008. Seriously, the very first month of my blobbing career I felt the need to out myself about my many issues regarding a functional purse. I have most likely discussed it since, as it has come up several times in the last decade.
I carried this little gem for years! It was all my hopes and dreams, basically a wallet on a string with a tiny little zippered pocket on the back that carried everything I needed at this time in my life. My how the years have changed me.
This was my glowing review on the blog post.
I paid $3.20 for it at the thrift store and paid cash money to have it fixed twice! I finally broke down and retired it after the zipper broke in such a way that it could not be used. The zipper didn’t actually break, the zipper pull broke off in a tragically unfixable way. I was crushed to have to leave it behind. It is actually still in my closet, because I still think that someday someone will be able to repair My Precious. It was the last of its kind and I have moved on to bigger and bigger things. Clearly, I have to carry more necessary items around these days.
There have been several purses in between, some loved and some not so much. This was my last winter purse, the one I was on the prowl to replace the last year or so. It was a good bag and I had no complaints on wear, but I have come to an understanding of myself; I cant work with a pocketbook that is all loosey goosey inside. I need some structure. Ain’t nobody got time to be fishin’ around in there looking for every little thing! I bought a cute little purse organizer, and it helped greatly, but I just tired of the chaos.
I know I have been on the hunt for a replacement since I was in Virginia last Memorial trip. This stands out in my mind because Mrs. Schmenkman was also on the hunt. She is looking to replace her own personal Precious, and she understands the hardship. As far as I know, she has not been successful, so lets all have a moment of silent prayer for Schmenky’s pursuit of the perfect black leather purse with all the organizing system she needs 🙂
I continued my search while in Florida a couple of months ago and was rewarded for all of my effort with this one!!! I kept the tags on for a while after I got home because it’s a commitment you know, and I don’t take purse fealty lightly. It would be my luck to cut the tags and find something I liked even better the very next outing! So far I mostly love it! I wanted the little handles because I often grab my purses in the middle, so why not? I don’t like the two longer handle option known as shoulder bags, because in my experience one of the two always flops down. Just a personal peeve.
Still has to be a crossbody because I can’t be bothered with all the holding at the store. Still needs a zipper top because, theft. And big enough to carry my junk., and also at this new stage in our life, Honey’s stuff also. I get the wallet and glasses on occasion. He has actually told me several times that he was going to have to get himself a new/different wife, one who had a bigger purse to hold his stuff.
Holds the normal stuff AND the sunglasses. I never carried them until I got nifty prescription sunglasses with bifocals several years ago. Which led me to wonder, why so long Loser? They are AMAZING. My ONLY complaint is the crossbody strap could be a little thicker. It’s a little cutty, especially when this thing is loaded for bear. As it occasionally is. See? Room on top for all Honey’s belongings!
Much to Honey’s dismay, shortly after the long sought winter pocketbook was purchased, I got a wild hair about finding a new summer bag. I loved this silver Tiganello, which was my bag before last. I think silver is a perfect neutral, adds a little pop and goes with everything, except possibly if gold is prominent. Which it hardly is in my case. But when I got the above mentioned prescription bifocal sunglasses, the silver bag was out. Couldn’t zip closed. And also the Honey conundrum. I still use this on occasion for things that don’t require the usual junk, just wish it were a schnibble larger.
It was replaced by this Mosey while on our girls getaway to South Haven in 2014. I have loved this bag well! I remember the salesgirl told me that it was somehow made using recycled water bottles (no idea how) and that her boss had owned one for years. She said her boss had even washed it in the washing machine, it was a wash or die situation and therefore worth a shot. She said it came out fine, and I am here to tell you I have done the same thing because fabric gets a little ….dirty.
Loved the little bits of leather and the brushed nickel pulls, made it look nicely finished. Nice wide crossbody strap, not cutty at all! Holds ALL the junk and has held up extremely well. But sometimes the heart wants what the heart wants, and after 4 years of use, I feel like I want something that can co-share summer duty with Mosey and Tig.
A friend from BSF had a pocketbook I thought was striking, but it had a print, and I sometimes fear that in things I need to use every day. It’s that matching business that I have never really left behind. This quandary kept me hemming and hawing about a decision until I remembered that my dear friend Dorothy gave me a purse this Christmas, I call it my Dorothy purse! It will work nicely on those days that I have on a print that is uncomplimentary with the new bag!!! Small and flat enough to even slide in the suitcase when travelling! It can certainly hold the wallet , chapstick, tissues and gum that are the essentials 🙂
There’s my Dorothy!!! She tells others that I am like a daughter to her, we just have different hair!! <3<3<3
So, when the price dropped to very reasonable, I decided to wade into uncharted print territory. After looking at them for months online at Amazon, I pulled the trigger on this Sakroots.
It has been …problematic. There is a place on Amazon Prime where you can track your order. It went through the normal process of ordered, shipped, and will be delivered by such and such a time, we were on track for an 8:00 delivery, and then it said refund issued!! It did ask if I wanted to reorder. Yes I did, after all of the mental exercise of decision making, I wanted that dang purse! It came several days later!
With a broken bottom zipper 😦 I asked Mousey what to do next, because she is our Amazon Prime expert. They are emailing a slip so we can return it for free, and mailing another. If something else happens, I am going to assume that God does not want me to rock the Sakroots bag, and I will let it go and wait patiently for another option.
I will drop the defective bag off at the post office, the new bag should arrive by next Wednesday, and we should be all ready for summer!!!!
And if Uncle Bob has read all this until the end, you were forewarned! 🙂 And bless your heart! ❤