Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Handbags and the Oddest Invitation Ever
Do you think if I started carrying this kate spade bag that I could will the sun to make a special appearance in these parts? Because, right now, I feel like I’m living in the Pacific Northwest, sans ocean and mountain views.
Maybe the purse should read: Hello?? Sunshine??
Actually, if I’m going to shell out $275 or more for a purse, it’s not going to look like a crocheted tiki hut. I much prefer the Point Breeze Small Coal...
or the Cherry Valley Adeline...
How cute would this Royal Plantation Elephant Basket be at Derby?
Yeah, I can already tell that after a few mint juleps, one may have difficulty figuring out how to open the darn thing.
I'm currently trying to track down a purse I carried to Derby a few years ago. It's a cigar box that was converted to a handbag and features an equine scene on one side, as well as a cute tassel hanging off one of the handles. But, with the move last summer, Lord only knows where that thing went. Hopefully I'll find it soon.
Oh, and I just have to share what may win the "Random Invitation" of the year award. Yesterday, I received an invite via Facebook (always classy) to a post-Derby dinner at a local German restaurant, which isn't too far from my house. I think it's a charitable fundraiser, but for what charity, I'm not sure. One of my fellow Junior League ladies is helping organize it.
Anyhoo, the "guest of honor" - and I use that phrase loosely - is Vickie Gunvaleson from "The Real Housewives of Orange County." Really? What the heck? Well, I guess I'm officially part of the D-list gallery now, if I'm getting invited to these kinds of affairs. Think I'll pass this year, although, the can't-stop-watching-the-sideshow part of me wants to peek in on the action. Nope. Be strong. Resist the urge!
Images from katespade.com