Friday, June 26, 2009
Okay, we all know I love bags, purses, totes, etc. Any accessory I can throw over my shoulder and have a little fun with, I love. My house is full of bags -- one of my favorites is titled Book Woman. What is a bag worth if you can't fit a book in it anyway? Sheeps!
I'm not much for the designer label (Ha! Gotcha!) but of course if I can afford it, I buy it. Back in our double income days, I used to buy purses and bags without a second thought. Now, I must be choosy and decide if it is "worthy." One designer I LOVE is Vera Bradley. I do have the large tic-tac tote in the Daisy Daisy pattern, and let me tell you, it's great for the beach, lake or park. It's roomy enough for all your outdoor needs: book, sunblock, visor, glasses, and even a small towel. There are little pockets inside to keep your cell phone, keys and lip balm safe. Here is a picture of the Hope Garden collection, too cute -- but not outrageously expensive at $69. And if you are really into matching (ahem!) you can add some matching beach accessories to your shopping cart: flip-flops, visor, wristlet, towel, to name a few. Imagine that with a red swimsuit, oh-la-la! The best thing about Vera's bags? They are washable. That's right, throw them in the washer, air dry, and viola! Clean, pretty and new again! Vera retires their fabric collections every so often, and there is a sale going on now at VeraBradley.com. Happy Reading!