BACKSTORY: About a year ago, I saw this beautiful Michael Kors bag at TJ Maxx. And when I say beautiful, I mean it was the PERFECT bag. Big enough to hold all my stuff (because I can't go anywhere without 3 magazines and a book), but small enough to be easily carried. And it's neutral, so it could be used with any outfit and dressed up with a fun scarf on the handle.
**Behold, the Perfect Bag**
See? Beautiful. Unfortunately, my checking account was screaming "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!" so I passed it up.
I've regretted it every day since.
Literally, once a week (at least!) since then, I've stopped by TJ Maxx to see if they got it back. I even tried to distract myself with the Coach Factory store, but nothing in the past 43 weeks has compared. Nothing. The purse section keeps pulling me in, alluring me with fresh new bags that are almost as good... but not quite as heart-stopping. I leave with a twinge of sadness every time.
And then yesterday.................... I saw it. There it was, outshining every other bag like it's been waiting for me this whole time. I CAN'T FEEL MY LEGS! I ran over to it and snatched it off the shelf, smelled the intoxicating leather, ran my finger across the zipper, held it close to my body... I really had my way with the bag! I carried it all around the store, updating it on the past almost year of my life like we'd been best friends forever.
But then something strange happened... I put it on hold. I didn't buy it. I began to realize it's not the Great Love I lost at the Greenville, SC TJ Maxx all those months ago. It was a different color than the original, and a lot bigger.
The Bag... next to my current little one.
Be honest - is this obnoxiously big?
Should I buy it??? It's on hold for me until close today, HELP! Comment or tweet me @KaciKruz.