OK. I changed my mind on something. I mentioned that a certain “it” bag was “just not my steez,” but I woke up one morning with a completely different attitude.
“No, no. I need that bag.”
I placed it in my shopping cart, but couldn’t pull the trigger. The voice of one of my readers was in my ear: “But is it practical, when you’re holding or running after a baby?!” (She’d asked this of a very impractical sweater cape poncho thing I bought last fall, and made me realize that even eight months into motherhood, I was still buying clothes without thinking about utility.)
I sat in a weird limbo state for the better part of the week. Part of me said: girrrrl, if you love it, buy it. (The devil part of me.) I still find excuses for wearing “impractical” things, like my beloved heeled Isabel Marant booties, and my favorite Alexander Wang clutch — things that shouldn’t work for a young mom, but that I force into the rotation through sheer will. The other part of me wondered whether I shouldn’t be saving my shekels for that perfect backpack I’ve been trying to find (read the comments – lots of suggestions!).
While ogling over pictures of street style babes with their jaunty Staud Moreau bags, I also came across a flurry of pictures of chic, mainly French, women wearing netted shopping bags as accessories. My mom had one of these in the late 80s, for groceries and pool gear, but there they were — looking shockingly chic. The best part? They cost $8 on Amazon.
P.S. More solid budget buys here.
P.P.P.S. This was restocked in pink!!!! It’s sold out twice now…