19 January 2008

A Purse of Definition

I have never quite had a style. I grew up being told how to wear my hair - having haircuts, and perms forced on me even in my teen years, including a huge blowup with my mother about how I wore my hair to the prom. I ran away from home and went to live with an aunt and uncle when I was 16 (for a short while), and left the house with only the clothes on my back. When my aunt took me clothes shopping, I nearly had a breakdown in the store because I didn't know what kind of clothes I even liked. That was a pretty profound moment in my life - the realization that I never fully developed as an individual in many ways. Even now when I hear people describe me - knowing it is me that they're talking about, I often don't recognize myself. I was taught not to think for myself, need anything, disagree, etc.
Okay - before you think this is about to end in intense self-psychoanalysis, it really is about a purse. I just had to give you my back story, summed up to say - I don't know what my "style" is. I do know some simple things: I love to be barefoot and loathe shoes. I prefer natural fibers. I prefer earth-tones, or at least colors found in nature. I abhor bright, floraly prints. I love things from India strangely.
I have been in the market for a purse for a couple of months, since I broke the zipper on the purse I've been using for over a year. I didn't want just a regular purse - I wanted one with a "messenger bag" style that would allow me to throw in a book, notebook, planner, and maybe even my laptop on occasion. I hadn't had much luck when I looked around - even online. Yesterday I went into World Market (I love that place!), and was immediately drawn to this bag that was everything that I wanted. I was a bit concerned about the gold threaded design on the outer fabric, but it has grown on me. It holds everything I could want it to and then some. I just love it. One of the best things was that it was HALF OFF!
I think it would be considered Bohemian - I'm not sure if I would consider that my style - but I love it!


  1. Very cute. I give you the thumbs up on that one.

  2. Adorable! hey, it's Becky, finally joined the blogger world. Maybe I can send you one of my Sunday Obsession mini-messenger bags when I get them done. One of those many projects never done before Christmas. Latest are poncho's and dance shrugs crocheted. My girls are big into dance now, did you know that? Weird how things change. Checkout my blog if you get a chance.

  3. I love messenger bags! And the gold is very pretty :-)

  4. Maybe your style is eclectic- which to me means that if I like it, I like it, and I don't even really have to know why I like it!

  5. It's perfect. I love a purse big enough for a notebook.


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