Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Coach Bag!

So I ended up getting two surprises this weekend instead of one.

First and foremost, the Coach bag I mentioned last week. I spent a full day in my parents' house, walking around this big shopping bag emblazoned with Coach symbols, waiting for dinner to come so I could dig into it. My mother didn't even bother wrapping it- she knew I wouldn't notice.

I just tried to take pictures of it in the fading light of my apartment:


While my enthusiasm probably seems a bit silly to veterans of fashion, this is definitely a big step for me. While I have many fun, quirky, trendy purses, the most expensive purse I had ever owned before this was a canvas patterned thing from PacSun. In college. $40.

Think about that.


The inside lining has a really fun colorful stripe pattern, but my camera refused to take a nice photo.


Here's me running around with it on Valentine's Day. I didn't fully love this outfit, just threw it together. I'm also holding the fun scarf I got with the purse- usually it's tied around a strap.


My other big surprise was actually so fun it distracted me from my new purse for a bit. This weekend I wandered into a T-Mobile store to scope a new phone and phone plan. My AT&T contract is up at the end of the month, and while I've always been happy with them, T-Mobile was a cheaper option for me. Long story short, the salesmen were really, really good. I went in to collect information, and left with a 2 year contract and a new MyTouch phone.

My phone story is similar to my purse story- I've only ever had cheapie phones, or semi-cool but still budget friendly phones. This beast is the nicest thing T-Mobile sells, and I am obsessed with it. It is not uncommon to see me checking my websites on my phone while still sitting in front of a perfectly good computer. Never before have I had a phone that people actually admire.

I'm pretty geeked, and this is one of the few places I don't feel like I have to apologize for getting cool stuff. Thanks for being here to absorb some of my excitement!


  1. Congrats! And this is exactly why I need to remember to save money for the big things - they're so much more fun than the cheap thrills!

  2. Congrats on the latest additions. Your bag is so cute and it will hold so many things!

  3. The bag is beautiful! I know what it's like to have a closet that isn't full of designers - the most I've ever paid for a bag is $60 and that was a big splurge!

    You look so happy holding your bag~ I really like the floral and striped pattern combination, I want to try that now.

    Oh phones will be the end of productivity as we know it. I waste so much time on my iPhone!

  4. Oh the bag is gorgeous! And seriously, if you take good care if it, it will last forever! That is why I swear by my Coach bags. Guys make comments like they don't believe that a coach bag is any better than a bag from target, but the quality is sooo amazing, it makes it worth it. I am currently obsessed with anything patent leather from coach :)

  5. Beautiful bag! It's really worth it buying a couple of "proper" bags. I paid £60 for a brown leather buckled one from Kookai back in my impoverished student days and it's still going strong.

  6. Love the bag! I literally destroy all of my bags and shoes so I always buy super cheap, but maybe if I bought something more expensive I'd be more apt to take care of them! :)

  7. Congrats on the Coach bag! It's gorgeous. I love that you got something simple and classy and not one of those gaudy Coach bags with the giant C's on them. Lol. Yours is definitely a gem. :)

  8. It's cute! The most I have ever spent on a purse is my tan Kathy Van Z (you probably remember it) - It was like $90 but it lasted me throughout college- 5 years!

  9. Snazzy bag. I am thinking about an iPhone... : )

  10. you look so happy with it, congrats!

  11. Great bag! Even better than the ones in the previous post! So sleek and classy and feminine...

  12. how very sweet of your mom to pick this up for you for valentines days. Its very chic. :)

    Wanderlusting Fool

  13. I approve of Coach bags that don't have that horrible logo print! This one is quite elegant.

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