I consider myself thriftier than most. More often than not, I’m trying to save money in the hopes that one day, I might live in my own enormous house with gorgeous furniture, beautiful throw pillows and sheepskin blankets on the couches, fresh flowers, and two walk-in closets. Two.
Alas, by San Francisco standards, I am poor. Thus, I am forced to window shop on all of my favorite sites and only dream of things I want to buy rather than clicking that pretty “Add to Cart” button and checking out like I want to. Then there’s the fact that my boyfriend would look at me like I’m a crazy person if I actually committed to purchasing designer handbags, items that can cost you anywhere from $1,500 USD to a few thousand.
… Like these YSL handbags I’m currently crying over.
Look at them. Just look at them!
Small MONOGRAM SAINT LAURENT CABAS Bag in Black Leather
Ohh, the things I’d pair these with. :'( All of these are black, of course, because I don’t own any YSL purses, and the goal of owning a designer purse for me would be to replace my basic “everyday” purse so every outfit I wear from now on makes you go, “Daaaaamn, she looks expensive.” Feel me? Feel me?!
I get my love of purses from my mother. You should see that woman’s closet. Purses on purses on purses on purses — whenever I’m shopping for a gift for Mom, I know all she wants is a new purse. Dad knows it, my sister knows it, my brother’s girlfriend knows it — Mom is predictable in her love of purses, and she has definitely passed down that love to me.
I’m starting a “Wishlist” category on my blog so I can catalog the many items I desperately wish I owned, but simply cannot afford, as a way to set goals for myself in the event I ever strike it rich. Until then, I suppose I’ll pet my lovely, outlet-bought, and everyday Michael Kors purse and keep dreaming.
Question: What designer handbags have you been lusting after that you know you can’t afford? Let’s commiserate in our poorness together.