My name is Renae, and I’m a purse-a-holic.
It started last year, and has gotten progressively worse! All the symptoms are there: gravitational pull towards any boutique, aisle, or website that displays even one sac, pocketbook, bag, satchel, or purse. I look longingly at it; walk away or surf away, and then come back.
I talk to myself, saying things like, “Just one more. I’ll stop after this teal one. A lavender one won’t hurt this once. Everybody needs a little green one once in a while. No one needs to know; no one will notice.” And so it goes until I succumb.
I don’t even care if it’s cheap stuff. I’m as happy with a knock-off brand as I am with a little bit of Vera Wang.
I realized I was in trouble when my hidden stash started crowding out my other addiction – shoes.
My sponsor, CJG, actually started me on this road, but she could stop after one. Little did she know the monster she unleashed because of PURSE-ENVY!
P.S. I created this ENTIRE post, including the picture via my little Android (phone, that is!)
May 12, 2011 at 1:12 AM
I am loving your blogs so much–I usually read them every day but don’t always have time to write. This is so real! (and so hilarious) I’m crazy for bags, shoes and scarves—–actually I almost want to buy everything I see down here! Vic really keeps me in check! We decided when we first got here not to use my visa because it is too confusing to keep the books! Ha ha -saves him lots of money.
May 12, 2011 at 12:42 PM
Thanks for reading and responding to my nutty reflections. Glad you enjoy them! And yes, my addictions also include scarves and jewelry! Not clothes so much because – well shoes, purses, and trinkets ALWAYS fit. =/ Love ya my sweetie friend!!!