Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Weekend Rewind, What's in my Bag?

I hope everyone had a fabulous Labor day weekend. I always get a little sad over LD b/c
it is the holiday that ends the summer. You know how much I love spring and summer and I hate
to see it go. Sad day. 

However, I did have a lovely long weekend in Gulf Shores, AL with my whole dad's side of the
family. Grandparents, Aunt and Uncle, Cousins, and mom and dad. We have never had a beach 
trip with everyone and it was truly a memorable weekend that I'm so thankful to have. My 
grandparents are old and you never know when something will happen. So, I cling to memories
like these with them. I really cling to as many family memories as I can get. I feel overly 
blessed with such a wonderful family. There is such strength, comedy, strong values, integrity, 
character, and fun that comes with the Story Fam. I'm going to quit now before I need my tissue. 

There are some great outlets in Foley near Gulf Shores and I picked up a couple things at 
Coach. Sad thing is I am really not sure how much I like them. They were semi impulsive buys and 
now that I'm home and have bills and other things I want for fall I'm kind of like whyyyy did I buy 
this stuff?! Ha. I just felt like I needed to bring something back from the beach. 

This purse was totally impulsive. I literally grabbed it on my way to pay and decided to purchase
it in about 1 min. Brooke doesn't do this. Ever. I think through things meticulously. To the point where
it can annoy the heck out of me. So, I'm not sure why I decided to purchase this. Actually, I do.
It was 50% off and then you got an additional 30% off for Labor Day. 

I'm really into cross over bags lately. Carrying less and being hands free is so nice. Esp in fall
for tailgates, shopping, or weekend fun. 

With all the discounts this purse rang up for little over $100. 

I'm just not sure that I love it that much. It's practical. Functional. And will go with everything, but
$100 for a cross over is a bit pricy. 

These tortoise shell shades had been a purchase I was contemplating over the weekend.
I first saw them on Friday while we jetted over to the shops when a shower came through. 

They are just a classic pair of shades. 

Side view. I like that they don't have a big C. Not a fan of that... or the 
ones that say "Coach" on the side. 

Front view. 

What do you think about my goods? I'm so torn and conflicted about them. I love having that 
feeling of walking away with something and loving it and knowing you got a good deal or buying somethingyou have saved for and really wanted. I don't have that feeling with these things. Boo. 

So, since there is a Coach outlet about 20 min from where I live I may take these back this week. 

Thoughts? Opinions? Yes, please! 


  1. I like both purchases. I say, if you need the sunglasses, for sure keep :) I need to see the purse on you. Take a pic of you wearing and text it to me! It looks big for a crossover purse in the pic, but maybe its just the pic. I have to say, it doesn't look like you- I associate you with Pippa purses now....:) ha

  2. I agree with Alison.. need a picture of the bag up close and personal. :) And... as mean as it is, I don't think those sunnies are as fabulous as mine.. :)


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