Remember the Big Buddha I fell for and then couldn’t find again? Well, I did find it again, and it has come to live in the woods. It’s a little darker than the one I saw in first, but I like that; it’s almost a wine-red, so it seems to go with more colors than the true red…
The first picture is very accurate color-wise on my monitors, both at work and at home. It’s a fabulous soft, quilted, faux patent exterior, with a rather typical interior fabric.
That interior is perhaps the reason I’m smitten. It’s tall enough for a standard magazine to stand up in there, but it’s structured enough to hold its shape when it only has a sunglasses case and a large wallet within. It has the traditional inside side zip pocket, and the other side has two slip pockets up high enough that my trusty iPhone is always within reach.
It even has feet on the bottom, and it came with a matching cross-body strap, but I’ve already managed to put that out of sight, out of mind. Hem. Luckily, I don’t have another conference that requires air travel ’til fall. Maybe I’ll find it by then.
We’ll see how it holds up. The Knight found it on eBay and paid roughly 40% of the suggested retail price, shipping included. At that price, I hope it will last all summer. However at comparable retail price, I would be expecting multiple seasons, with no signs of wear for several months.
I am re-thinking my wallet strategy. I’m very fond of my Tignanello wallet, but it’s not really a wallet on a string, nor is it a functional crossbody. The BB (Big Buddha, get it?) is large enough I could tuck a small crossbody or a large wristlet within for errands, but that still doesn’t address the fact that I rarely utilize all the space in that very large wallet. Who out there still carries her checkbook everywhere? I did… until this last conference. I
stupidly re-pursed in front of the Knight, and while I was pulling out business cards and such, he asked if I REALLY needed my checkbook? Well no, but…
And I haven’t bothered to put it back in said big wallet. I haven’t missed it. But don’t tell the Knight, okay?
How was your weekend? I do have 27 book reviews for you, and one more bag to share, but we have all week… maybe… if life doesn’t get all hectic again too soon.