I ConfessRemember last winter and our leaking wall? And we didn't know why it was leaking so the window guys came out and had to remove a huge section of the wall to figure it out? And it wasn't the window, it was the actual WALL so we purchased special paint to fill in the cracks that would stretch and shrink with temperature to keep it full? And the guy helping us out (You are the most amazing person Tom!) with painting had to take a break because IT STARTED RAINING THEN THE HOLIDAYS HAPPENED AND THEN IT STARTED STORMING? Well, even the part he made sure to paint that was this problem (there are other issues that have arisen BECAUSE THIS IS THE HOUSE FROM HELL. Apparently you don't get a sweet deal like this house without there being some serious caveats.) Well, it started leaking again. Not too serious like last year, where it started to leak through the floor into the garage, but enough to see from the inside. Neil isn't too worried and he is the one that actually deals with things getting fixed so really I don't have much to complain about except apparently, I LIVE IN A CARDBOARD BOX.
I ConfessLet's move on to the superficial. So my everyday handbag that I bought a few years ago has a tear on the inside, so I started looking online for a replacement. Marc Jacobs is no longer doing this line of handbags, which is why I got such a sweet deal on it unknowingly (unknowingly the line was being discontinued and unknowingly that it was an expensive bag, I thought it was originally 150 discounted to 80 but it was originally almost 300) so I needed to find an all new style/brand instead of just finding this one in another color, which in a perfect world would be the thing I'd like to do. So I needed to figure out what is it about this bag that I love so much.
- the size
- it's fabric
- it's a crossbody
- it's a combination of slouchy yet still structured
- it's simple yet interesting (with the polka dots, cute shape, hardware)
- it doesn't look like a "mom" handbag
- it doesn't look too juvenile either
So I found another brand that seemed to fit most of these points but not all (seems a little bit too small, the measurements seem to be smaller than the one I have now, but that is probably a good thing for me since I just try to fill a bag to the brim) but was out of my price range that I'm willing to spend on a handbag (they seem to last me at least two years, if I'm using it daily, so I feel 100 or less is a reasonable price. I would like to switch my bags more often to make them last longer, but I have a hard time finding ones I like enough to carry every day. I'm hoping this will be my weekend/going out bag and I will continue using my Marc Jacobs one as my every day stuffed in my desk at work bag).
This bag was again, a 300 dollar bag, but then I found it on DSW for 115 in the raspberry color. So close to my price range! I would have bought it right away if I felt it was PERFECT but decided to wait to look around some more. THEN THE WEEKEND CAME AND THEY OFFERED 25% OFF EVERYTHING. I can now get the bag for $84!!! That's like over 70% off the original price. Please tell me this is a sign it will be my next perfectly awesome bag because I'm totally going to buy it. And I'm also hoping I love this bag because the brand has a lot of adorable styles. I'm just not sold on the brand name: Kooba?
That is a lot of words for a fucking handbag. But I've just really been putting a lot of thought into what I want my "look" to be, what is "me" and what I feel comfortable wearing and makes sense for my lifestyle (I love dresses and skirts but when do I wear them). I'm going to be very interested in some feedback from my January photo a day challenge of my outfits!
I ConfessHow does everyone else keep their bathrooms so clean??? I've been to other homes, and your bathrooms are so flippin clean.
- I must not spend enough time cleaning
- or I suck at cleaning
- or I'm like pig-pen and I just attract dirt, grime, rust, mold and little hairs
- all of the above