For my Makes Me Happy Monday post, I thought I’d share my latest purse with you.
One of my favorite local stores, Blue Magnolia, sells these purses in the Time and National Geographic magazine versions. The purse is actually made from multiple pages from the magazine with the outermost and innermost being laminated and then stitched together to form a “bag.” This one even has a handy pocket stitched inside and great, strong grommets for the strap to run through.
I think these are just SO much fun! Being the tightwad that I am, I was thrilled to come across a Vogue magazine version second hand a month or so ago.
Not being a celebrity buff, I didn’t even KNOW who the chick was on the purse, I just thought she was striking.
I have to admit, though, that I’ve struggled a bit. She’s awfully sexy …. lots of people comment on the purse …. men and women alike. And I wonder: Is she too much? Is the image too racy? If Vogue wants to put her on a magazine cover, that’s one thing. But, if I’m walking around town with her beautiful image laminated on my hand bag, that’s another. Am I causing a man to stumble by carrying this recycled magazine over my shoulder? I’m not sure.
I’ve actually asked multiple friends about this. So far, the consensus is that she’s attractive and the purse is striking, but, no, it’s not “too much.”
So, right now, I’m loving this purse. It’s fun, eye-catching and whimsical….
a great summer purse, for sure, and it makes me happy.
So, let me ask you a question: what do you think? Is it too risque?
And, of course, what makes YOU happy this marvelous Monday morning?