I am going on three hours of sleep after pulling an almost all nighter due to a deadline that was due today at work. I brought my work home with me last night (literally) and sat on the couch, under a blanket, papers spread everywhere, laptop on and TV blaring. So do excuse the photos today. They are blurry, out of focus and the lighting is terrible..pretty synonymous with how I feel. I still need to hang a giant mirror (I recently bought for our wedding decor) at home so I can start having better lighting and background than my hideous office bathroom..but this works for now. I was going to wait until tomorrow to take a photo of the bag because I happen to be wearing pretty much the same outfit I had on in last posts, but I figured screw it! We all wear the same outfits over and over again anyways! (well us normal folk do).
I have been lusting after the Michael Kors Hamilton Large Tote for years..literally years..years people! But for some reason, I just can't bring myself to spend the money on it. I was bidding on one yesterday on ebay, but got outbid and I was almost relieved in a way. It would be stupid for me to spend that much money on a single, frivolous item months before our wedding. I always get a decent Christmas bonus at work and every year I contemplate getting a designer bag and every year..I back out. Maybe next year once all the wedding dust settles. This year I am putting that bonus towards a much needed vacation to San Francisco with my fiance. My sister lives up there and is letting us crash at her studio which has an awesome panoramic view of the city. So, onto the next best thing: The Law Bag by Just Fab.com.
I am not a person that gets sucked into those subscription services and I generally write them off as being cheap and a waste of time, but I did my research on this one and watched a lot of YouTube reviews on the Law Bag before purchasing it. It was only..get this $20.00!!! (Normally $40.00, but since I was new to the website, they gave me 50% off the first item). That is cheaper than two cocktails downtown! It arrived this morning and I am thoroughly impressed. It is good quality, good structure, beautiful color and I think it pretty much speaks for itself. Again, no one has to know how much it cost you. It's none of their beeezzznusss (as my Russian friend Kristina pronounces business). It's all about how you present yourself to the world. It's an illusion. A shell to be judged by.
A couple years ago, I was in New York and ventured into China Town and came out with a Fouis Vuitton. (Fake LV). I went out that night dressed to the nines, flaunting my bag like I had money to blow. Well the jig was up the next day when we went to lunch in SoHo. I went to pay the cashier at this quaint little coffee shop and "Oh No!" "Oh No!" The zipper was stuck. I was fumbling with it for minutes and couldn't get to my wallet while she just stood there, staring with a smirk on her face. The line was building behind me. A trickle of sweat started to pour from my forehead. My friend Leonel, amused at my situation, kindly paid for my lunch to avoid further embarrassment. The cashier knew my secret. I was a phony! My bag was a phony! But who cares! I never saw her again.
My best friend and I have a term for these type of bags. (Large, structured, clean lines, classic)."Corporate Bitch"! And we mean that in a good way. Being that I work for a law firm, I found the name of this bag quite suiting for its purpose. I plan on ordering another bag from that website in the next few days. I can't speak for all items on there, but I can speak for this one. It is guilt-free-money-well-spent! Amen to that sista!
One day soon, I will fulfill my indulgence and get a good designer bag. They last for years and years and don't fall apart. Just right now..isn't the right time.