OK, here it comes. I’ve got a new bag. It’s a present from Alex. And here is why:
It’s like a law. I love bags, BUT I don’t buy them. I go once, I go twice and have a look first. I see one that I like. But I’m not too sure about it. It goes well with anything black and brown, but not with my pink blouse. It’s perfect for the day, but at night? I don’t know. So I do online researches. In my mind I go through my closet and hold the bag (I didn’t buy) against every piece. I decide that the bag should be mine. But: To be 100% sure, I wear my pink blouse when I go to the store to buy it. And: I end up not buying. I am awful, I know, I know. I’m the shop assistants’ cruelest nightmare.
So, do you believe me? I’m in my mid-thirties and own only three handbags. Now you know why.
Recently I’ve decided to get a new one. Da-da-da-daaaaaa. Same shit, different year, different day: I do a little online research. The options are too many. What kind of bags look good on other people? I start observing women in our office tower. I go to different malls and check out different stores. I go back online. I take measurements and compare colours and materials. After four months I know it’s gonna be a black bag. But I’m nowhere close to a buying decision. That’s when I start wailing and whining.
It’s now more than six months (Alex already has a screaming fit every time I only mention anything that sounds like “bag”). We are at the Emirates Towers, pass by Chloe. I: “Hm, there’s the bag I was talking about the other day. But I don’t know…” Alex (surprised): “But this is a nice bag. Even I like it. What’s the problem now?” – “Hm, they have it in black. And I want a black bag.” Alex: “So? Shall we go in?” OK, we enter. The sales assistant (who already knows me and my bag problem) asks friendly: “Ah, would you like to see the black one again?” I agree. While he goes to get the black one, I show Alex the sand-tone model. He says: “But this colour is so much nicer.” I agree.
What can I say? I’ve got the best Alex you can imagine – and he got me the best handbag ever. It’s not black, it’s sand/beige/stone coloured. I loooove it. And it goes with anything black, brown AND with my pink blouse! 😀 Here is the first picture – it’s only a detail of Elsie. More in one of my next posts…