Wednesday, February 04, 2009

In Which I Confess I'm a Bag Hag

"I'm thinking balls are to men what purses are to women. It's just a little bag, but we feel naked in public without it."
- Sex and the City

So my sister Lola’s birthday is coming up and for some reason I am obsessed with buying her a bag. Mainly because I love a good bag (this is not a euphemism for anything, you dirty, dirty Internets. Stop breathing so heavy and grabbing my knee.), so I get to shop vicariously.

How cute are these (courtesy Mimi Smartypants)? I love them all. And yet they are maybe a little boho and perhaps better suited to me than my sister. And yet, who doesn’t need a splash of cute hipsterness, especially when one is being reminded that one is getting older due to one’s birthday, and one could use a dash of how you say, joie de vivre? I think it’s a perfect gift. And if I happen to buy two, what’s the harm? Economy, eshonomy. (Say that ten times fast, I dare you.)

By the way, Etsy is the best invention since the self-threading needle. Better, even. There, I said it.

P.S. I just bought the cutest Orla Kiely bag (on sale! SWEET!) as a replacement for my nasty falling-apart tote bag that I'm ashamed to bring to work anymore. Now you know my weakness. That and shoes - if I had the money, I would have a whole room full of shoes. And books. Oh my God, let me shut up now.


Mango Mama said...

You are not going to believe this, but I am currently carrying the Orla Kiely Boulevard in Cinnamon. Girl, I knew there was some reason I liked you--- GREAT TASTE. Thanks for the Etsy link. I'm digging those bags too.

Lisa Blah Blah said...

Mango Mama, that is hilarious! I can only imagine what would happen if we compared the shoes in our closets. You have superb taste, my dear!