Sometimes, I would rather buy a purse than a new shirt because a) it will last longer and b) it can make any outfit I already have pop.
So after I bought Speedy for my birthday, which was quite an investment, I decided to put myself on "purse buying notice" and wait six months before I buy another one.
Really, I only buy purses when a) it's a good, even great, deal and b) when the "urge" has returned. My habit needs to be fed, but fortunately that doesn't come around on a regular basis.
Anyhow, Nordstrom's annual women's sale is going on, which usually means amazing deals on fall items. I found knit Uggs for $58, Cole Haan bag for $178 (down from $350) and my fave DKNY tights for 25 percent off. I love walking through the racks, flipping for the deals and trying on ridiculous sunglasses for laughs.
During the sale, I will traditionally not buy anything because I'm still in "saving mode" for Christmas and have self-control, that is until last week.
Now, let me show you a picture of this Kate Spade bag that I've been lusting over for three seasons.
Behold the Tarrytown Quinn. Boarskin leather, classic shape and my favorite shade of deep red. More like Bucky Badger red. And because I get Nordstrom's "Level 2" benefits for the rest of the year, I can ship it to Wisconsin and not pay sales tax or shipping fees.
So......I bought it because it was such a good deal. But now I need some help convincing me if I should keep it or return it.
My pro/con list on this issue is below, please leave a comment and help me decide what to do!
- 40 percent off retail price (with option of price adjustment later)
- No sales tax or shipping (part of Level 2 benefit and no Nordstrom's in Wisconsin)
- It's pretty
- Have wanted it for three seasons but always missed it on sale
- I need a red bag
- Can fit all my stuff
- Get double Nordstrom's points
- I don't need another purse right away
- Although on a great sale, still not as dirt cheap as I wanted
- I don't wear a lot of red
Also, the customer service person I bought this from had a little attitude, but that's a story for another day. But let's just say, she asked if I was still hungover from the night before and implied that I have credit card debt. Neither point is true.
So help a bloggy girl out, what should I do?