I first got into "collecting" bags when I realised how many designer bags are sold in second hand stores. After that, I bought anything that had Guess, Jimmy Choo, Prada or any other well-known name on it, but once I had a pile of bags that were too old or not my style taking up room in my closet for so long, I knew I needed to stop. I was never one to care about brand names, and I don't know why I ever pretended I did.
It's kind of funny that I was into brand name bags when I was a pre-teen/in my early teens and now, at 20 years old, I am far more into novelty bags and cheap clutches - but I am much happier now that I don't deny myself the things I love. I will always be a child at heart, and I'm okay with that.
|My favourite and most used bags. Just search "Sailor Moon" in Women's Bags, |
and you'll find plenty of them.
|This one was a birthday gift back in 2014, so it is no longer available, as far as I can tell.|
|A few impulse purchases from Kmart.|
|The two pink and one purple clutch were gifts from years ago, |
and I got the black and white clutch from Colette last year.
|A recent-ish Sunday Savings find.|
|My remaining brand name bags. My previous affinity for the colour yellow definitely |
played a big part in buying the first bag, as it is not my style otherwise.
I do like the Guess bags though; I think everyone needs a staple black handbag.
|I've had these bags for a long time and have no idea where they came from - I can't even find them online -|
but they're really handy for holding my phone and wallet on quick trips.
I'll actually be adding a new bag to this collection once it arrives in the mail. It's an adorable unicorn bag from DollSkill that I've had my eye on for a while. Funnily enough, I didn't mean to buy it. I added it to my cart and chose PayPal as my payment method just to see what the price was going to be after it was converted to AUD (around $66, which includes shipping, in case you're wondering), but it turns out I accidentally purchased it while doing so.
I emailed DollSkill and checked their FAQ, but it turns out they don't do cancellations, and sending it back to them in America would be too expensive, so I am going to have a very expensive and unneeded bag. Whilst what I did definitely isn't as bad as the girl who accidentally bought $733 worth of things from Sephora, I still kicked myself afterwards. I'm just not the type of person who spends that kind of money on one or two things. I am a thrift shopper. I get things secondhand or off eBay. I do not spend $66 on one bag.
The worst part is, I had that money saved for some things I really wanted to get, which meant I had to take money out of my savings to get them, and that always makes me feel bad. I realise these are incredibly superficial first world problems, but I still feel like an idiot. Hopefully I'll feel better once I actually get the bag. I'm going to force myself to use it all the time so I get my money's worth!
Until next time,