eBay Find: Vintage Coach Bag

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I could not tell you how or why the idea entered my head, but a couple weeks ago I decided I wanted to find a pre-loved Coach crossbody bag. Thanks to good ol’ Electronic Bay Dot Com, I got this one for $45. It’s really pretty easy to find an old Coach bag for cheap on eBay. There are tons of people selling them for reasonable prices, and new ones are always being added. Just be sure to look at the photos and descriptions carefully to avoid getting a bag with more than regular wear and tear. And decide on your budget ahead of time so you don’t get sucked in to the excitement of a bidding war!

Obviously this bag is not in pristine condition, but I like that it looks well loved. It also means the leather is super soft and broken in. Doesn’t it look like a cool, beat-up vintage suitcase? But smaller. A suitcase for a meerkat maybe. Try searching for “vintage meerkat suitcase” on eBay and see what happens. Then report back because I want to know.

Oh, and in case you’re wondering about the rest of the outfit, I wore this to work yesterday, then took the jacket off to run some errands. Specifically, I bought a new vacuum. I needed it to clean up meerkat fur (OK, house cat fur).

similar Skirt (on sale), or check Target store // similar Shoes (on sale) // similar Jacket // Nails

One-Fifth Sparkle

20120822-181249.jpgHello, friends, and happy hump day. I almost forgot I wanted to show you my back-to-school manicure. (I decided that anything I did within the 2-week period leading up to the first day of class, as well as anything I do during the first week of classes, can be labeled a “back-to-school” activity, making it sound more special and exciting.)

These are two new Essie colors, and since I felt I was a little too old for a full hand of sparkly nails, I was drawn to this more traditional and subdued nail color and decided to limit my sparkle to one finger on each hand.

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20120822-181320.jpgOn my ring fingers, I did one coat of “in stitches” and two of the sparkly top coat. So do we think this different-polish-on-one-finger trend is going to last long? I kind of like it!