Monday, April 01, 2013

Object of Desire: 3.1 Phillip Lim Floral Pashli Mini Satchel

I don't talk about my day job here—mostly because I don't want to get fired—but I will say that last week, something rather unexpected happened, which was that I got promoted out of the blue. With that promotion came a raise, and I have a rule, which is that whenever I get a raise, I treat myself to a new bag. Since I was not at all expecting this windfall, I must say, I'm enjoying exploring the possibilities of what to do with it. And while my desires tend toward the classic, part of me wants something slightly more impractical. The current front-runner is the 3.1 Phillip Lim floral Pashli mini satchel, which has "impulse buy" written all over it. First of all, it has the word "mini" in its name, which is code for "way too small for everyday use." Then there's the floral print, which is a bit limiting (or my new favorite fashion word, "specific"). Not to mention the price, which is still a bit above my comfort level. But if I may pay devil's advocate with myself, one of my favorite bags is "mini" (my Balenciaga first), and I carry it all the time, practicality be damned. The floral print is, yes, specific, but with the black trim, it's just neutral enough that you can get away wearing it with everything (hey, it's a statement piece!). And as for the price, well, I'm worth it, aren't I? All I need to sweeten the deal is one of Les Nouvelles' periodic promo codes. Stay tuned...

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