Friday, December 3, 2010

The Ending of an Era

In the time I've known my husband, I've been introduced to Vera Bradley. Coming from California, almost no one has these or has even heard of the brand. While we dated, my sister-in-law bought me my very first VB items. This was the very first purse I ever owned by VB and there is a matching lunch tote to go with it.

It's been used thoroughly. So thoroughly, in fact, that my husband is now embarrassed that I would even carry the bag around considering its condition.
It's nicely monogrammed... except I've been married for 2.5 years and have since become a Wilson-- inherited a W and dropped an F. This purse is older than even our engagement of 3.5 years ago.
Here's the real issue. Here's what makes my husband cringe when I grab this as we head out to a nice dinner-- like the one we had Tuesday night with our incredible friends, Derrick & Liz. Check out those shoulder straps. I know. Cringe.
I promised that I would retire this bag {to the garbage} and use my other bags from December 1st on. Well, it's December 3rd and I'm just getting around to that promise. What can I say. Does pregnancy count as an excuse?

I'm still using the lunch tote-- even if it has no matching companion and it is monogrammed with my maiden name.


ktruelove said... [Reply to comment]

Hahaha! Totally understand! I believe I have a few purses with fraying edges...

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In this wonderful life... said... [Reply to comment]

I sweet lady - I was going to reply to your comment via email, but your comment wasn't set up that way. I would love to write you back via email though. If you want, send me over your address.

I'm so very sorry for your loss. I'm hear for you!