My sister and I took an afternoon trip to Tiara to scope out Vera Bradley...which is really a harmless pastime. For the past year (although it seems like forever), I have been watching a Baekgaard Red Patent Satchel. It was beautiful and sat in its own little nook with a light shining down upon it. Oh yes...I would look at it and wander over and pick it up and put it back down again. It was a ritual. It was so beautiful. It was so going to be mine someday. Someday...
I didn't say anything to my sister, but when we walked into Tiara my heart sank. My bag was gone. I decided to just suck it up and come to terms with the fact that it was not meant to be mine. I meandered through the store and couldn't really find anything that I was looking for. For whatever reason, nothing was satisfying my urge to purchase a purse. I wandered over to the Brighton section and some of the purses were cute...but again...it was not what I wanted. I pushed away the thoughts of the fabulous red patent shine. And then I saw a table of Baekgaard but tried to keep my wishes in check. I did not get my hopes up.
And then I see it. Shining in the light. My precious!! The salesgirl sees me lift it from it's spot on the table and declares her love for it too. It is 40% off and I am so tempted to buy it. I mean...I have been working some long hours and toting my work back and forth in my petal pink miller bag. A sleek Red Patent Satchel would really take the sting off. Plus...it is quite eye catching...and will really perk up my work image. I need to shake things up. This bag will totally do it!! And then...I put the bag down feeling silly.
My sister walks over, sees the bag, sees that it is on the sale, and declares that I must buy it. It is kismet!!!