It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. In February, 2011, I was walking through Dillard's on my way to the mall and saw the cutest handbag I had ever laid eyes on. It had cool colors and a darling print and best of all...it was wipeable.
I purchased it on the spot, with no coupons, no sale, nada. This is so rare for me. But I was so glad I did. It was Fossil brand and it sold out quickly. I got compliments on it everywhere I went. Ashley saw it and had to have it. My mom devoted hours to calling stores across the country until she located an identical one for Ashley.
Fast forward a year. The bag got a rip. I took it to a shoe repair place by me and the little Asian man who runs the shop said he could sew it up. It would cost me 13 dollars. No biggie. Problem solved.
Fast forward another year. Beloved bag rips again. I take it back to little Asian man. This time he says to me "me no fix. You buy new bag." Oh silly man, there is no new bag to buy! (This is the same man who told my friend Susan "You get fat" when she asked to have him let out a pair of her pants. He has no time for diplomacy.) He stubbornly refused to fix the bag a second time. I thought all was lost. About this same time, 1000 miles away, Ashley's bag ripped as well.
Fast forward until tonight. I was cruising through Walmart, talking on the phone to Ashley. I cut through the purse section and stumbled onto this beauty:
Darling right? AND WIPEABLE! I sent Ashley a pic and of course she wanted one. $16.88 for these babies! Take that Walmart haters! Once again we have matching bags!