May 4, 2012

What's been missing from my life...(Purse edition)

...has apparently been some Dooney & Burke.

I haven't bought a new purse since September.  I was incredibly busy pining after this gorgeous piece of Lucky last fall.  Then, my mom called me from Macy's to say they had this other lovely on clearance.  So I sent her a check for...ummm...I think it was $60?  I can't remember.  Either way, a bargain if I ever saw one.

I've gotten a lot of use out of it.  But, it never fails, I went back to my very favorite piece of Lucky.  That is now known as the-Debra-Morgan-purse(!).   

So then, about a month ago, I thought, "I need a new purse".  I (briefly) spent some time looking at the neon purses at Tar-jay.  Honestly, I totally would've bought one...had they not been $30.  I mean, look Target, you are TARGET.  If I'm looking at your purses, I want something quick, cheap, and non-committal.  I'm not looking for marriage.  $30 is a weekly trip to the grocery store for me.  I don't want to spend that much on a neon yellow purse that every 14 year old is also going to be sporting.  Lower your prices and I'll buy your stuff.*

So, after Turbokick one Saturday, I wandered my sweaty self into the PX/BX on JBER.  (For those not in the know:  Post-Exchange/Base-Exchange on Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson.  Yeah.)

THIS is what I love about the military.  Fossil, Coach, Vera, D&B, and others all marked down from the MSRP.  Just because.

Just the right amount of preppy-ness
The way to my heart is paved in fuchsia

Classy Saturday clothing

*You may say that the online ad has the Target purse listed for $24.99.  Yeah, right.  We talked about how Target raises their prices in that special little way for Alaskans, remember??

P.S. This purse is so me that it matches my blog.  I didn't plan that.


  1. oooh kristin, i'm in love with that purse! Super cute and love that it matches your blog :)

  2. love it! and i still can't believe it's more expense at your targets - that is crazy. could you get things online?

  3. So cute! I love the inside of it!!! Glad you treated yourself girlie :)

  4. that is a nice bag.. fit in your nikon camera?

  5. Hey Kristin! I just started following your blog not even five minutes ago but I love it already. Love your new bag by the way.
    Follow me back?


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