I’m always amazed when PVC turns up in something other than pipe, because in my real life, PVC is king. It’s what holds most of the wells we (and I use that word VERY loosely) drill open, and it’s sometimes what holds the pump in the (water) well.
So I found it ironic and entertaining when I bought this Christian Livingston bag in PVC… No, I didn’t buy it from the site I linked to, but I honestly can’t tell you where it did come from. I’ve developed a rather nasty habit of shopping all sorts of discount fashion sites, and one of them introduced me to the brand and bag and on a whim, it came to the woods.
(Color on the website is more accurate; it’s a little too grassy/vivid in my photo… wish it was so!!)
I’ve discovered to my GREAT surprise that I like the rather FLAT bag. Upon further contemplation – because that’s what I do… if you haven’t figured out that I analysis the daylights out of everything, then you’re not really reading my posts, are you?! – I realized that some of the bags I’ve carried the longest have been similar.
Remember Soi? It was my first Vera Frill bag, and I carried it for months – which for me is quite a feat. It was too deep to really be a perfect bag, but that didn’t stop me from carrying it, and I got so many compliments on it!
I’m beating a dead horse. Move on if you’re a regular reader, don’t care about bags, or if you find yourself reciting my plea as you read.
Vera has totally missed the mark by marketing Frill to tweens and young teens. I’m finally getting over myself and understand that parents buy their kiddos iPhones, iPads and designer bags, so I’m not even going to touch that part of my Vera gripe. (I do confess that if I had a little girl, she’d be decked out in Lilly P until she was old enough to revolt and refuse to wear anything that wasn’t in an earth-tone…)
Yeah, that’s a BOX, but just last night, her nose was deeper into my handbag, even though it was sitting on the back of the loveseat! And no, Gretchen’s prim and proper little nose isn’t a problem. It has never ventured into my handbag that I know of, and if you don’t know bassets, Sissy’s nose isn’t REALLY the problem. It’s her mouth and the ribbons of drool that often hang around the edges.
Anyway, what Soi has right is the vinyl, the happy colors, the patent leather trim, and the magnetic closure. I don’t like flaps and strappy closures; I like to be able to quickly grab my cell phone when it’s ringing, remember? There is another tote in the Frill line-up this season, but I don’t love it.
Oh well… That’s enough bag rambling for this week. For now, I’m carrying the green thing, but I don’t love it and it has a zipper top. I do like the flat, wider strap though…