Wednesday, January 26, 2011

it's time to talk about it.

i have been meaning to blog about this for sometime. i don't know why i have put it off for so long. maybe it was just too hard to talk about. maybe the effects of it were just still so fresh and raw, that i just needed time. who knows. but i decided it is time to talk about it.

back in the day you may remember when i bought the most expensive bag i have ever bought in my entire life. i loved it. i loved the color. i loved the style. i loved the pattern on the inside. in fact this exact purse sparked my obsession with the color mustard yellow. (see my new blog colors? i have an obsessive personality) i assumed since i had impulsively shelled out more money than i could actually afford, that this purse would bring me all sorts of good luck and magical powers. i imagined all of the experiences and memories that we would share together. i was so happy.

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but then it all changed.

i think the purse gods were punishing me. the first week that i bought the purse, we went out to eat at ruby river. and i was eating the sourdough bread they serve before the meal comes out. i love that stuff man. anyway, i love butter. so of course i was covering my bread in butter. and then something happened. i don't know exactly what.. my recollection of that night is a little hazy, but the biggest appendage on my hand (had to be my freaking thumb) managed to touch the purse and leave a huge greasy thumbprint right on the front of the purse. i swear. so i of course freaked out and spent the rest of the dinner trying to wipe of the smudge. i think i made it worse. but over time it somewhat faded and i got over it.

then another time i decided to go see a movie about a vampire and some pale chick and i got talked into buying a huge cup with a shirtless werewolf on it. umm.. sorry i couldn't just say no to that. so i buy it and i watch the movie and then the movie gets out. well the funny thing about this purse, is that i was so afraid i was going to ruin it that i put it inside of one of those recyclable stylish dollar bags. you know the thing you put your groceries in? well it was its protection. but it sucked at doing that job. you know why? because apparently it's not a good idea to go to the bathroom, hang up the bag, and put your big shirtless werewolf cup that is mostly full of diet coke inside of the bag. because the chances of it spilling all over the entire bag, plus your camera and phone are very likely. WTF was i thinking? i would like to blame it on the fact that the lid manufacturer needed to make a better, more secure lid. but whatever. who puts a cup in a bag? i came home and gave the cup to the dog to chew on because i was so mad.

so i get through this tragedy and i noticed that every time i wear jeans with this purse, it stains the back of the purse blue. and if i try really hard i can get the blue off. but it still looks stupid. and no matter how much leather protectant i put on it? it still stains blue. so i created the purse diaper to put on the back of the purse. and it worked wonders for the time being.

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i now had protection from outside sources. but then i over looked something.

i have frizzy hair k? and sometimes most of the time i wake up late and don't have time to dry my wet hair so sometimes i might put my hair serum in my purse to put in my hair after it has dried so it is not so frizzy. i even put it in a plastic bag to protect it from leaking. well one day the lid magically opened and the bag zipper "just happened" to come undone. and the results were devastating. i must warn you. the picture below is disturbing.


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and it managed to be on the top of the bag and the other side of the bag. this picture was taken after trying to clean and blow dry it for an hour. i was in tears. the funny thing about this was that i was almost out of serum. i don't get how this much serum happened to appear and get everywhere.

i seriously hate this bag. it has caused all sorts of drama in my life. it has caused me more anxiety that i anticipated. constantly having to cater to it and bringing other bags to put it in, creating purse diapers to protect it, spending hours cleaning off stains? it was not worth it. i am telling you now.. my $15 purses from target do the trick. if it gets stained? so what? it was $15. i have no problem putting it on the sticky movie theater floor. it doesn't require a purse diaper. what is the point of a cute yellow mustard purse if you can't even display it because it's hidden inside another protective bag? yeah. not worth it.

anyway, i hung it up in my closet and swore to never touch it again. well a month or so later i saw it hanging up and looked at it. the stains were almost completely gone! in fact, where the oil had touched? it looked better than the rest of the bag! so i thought i would give it another go around christmas time. heck, maybe i should cover the whole thing in hair serum??

well sean had me hold onto his candy cane junior mints at the movie. actually i don't remember him asking me to hold them. i think he just put them in the bag. and didn't secure the cardboard lid. because they spilled all over my bag and melted. so yeah. this bag and me? over. we are done. we BROKE up. so i am on the hunt for a new,cute, CHEAP bag. if you see of anything let me know.

anyway, i guess some good can come from bad. i am obsessed with mustard yellow. i think it's gone a little to far though. as you can see...

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i got the butter dish, yellow plates, and recipe box at the antique store this saturday. i love them. i got the shelf at D.I. and painted it up and fixed it a little. unfortunately sean can't find a place in the house that he likes it so it is sitting on the top of our fridge. i made the mail box. okay i didn't make it but it was black before and i painted it and distressed it a little and wrote mail. anyway the moral of this story is that i love mustard yellow. and i hate expensive purses. and i am obsessive, impulsive, and all over the place. and i love sean. that is all.

26 comments:

{andthisiswhatshesaid} said...

Aww the really sucks about the bag! its so cute. I love mustard yellow too.. and oo love the home things!

Caroline said...

Ahh this post was great in the sense that has happened with me too. When I have bought something that has been too expensive I seem to invest my time and thoughts into the item when really I normally wouldn't have cared. Sending you much love lady! As always, I love your posts!!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

And this is the exact reason I don't own expensive purses. My purse right now is a gift that the hubs got me and it was $65 and I freak out about THAT! I can't imagine what I would be like it I had a real coach purse. I'd probably never leave the house!

Suzanna said...

seriously this post has inspired me to like my cheap purses again! :) I keep thinking that I need to be more classy and get a "big girl" purse made out of real leather that will last longer than a month. But I think I was wrong, and my cute Target purses are going to be just fine for me. :)

Diana Smith said...

mustard yellow is so cute! I love it too!

Geez Louise♥ said...

You have my luck sister. This is exactly what would happen to me if I bought an expensive bag. So lesson learned. Buy Target purses...some are wayyyy cuter and a whole lot cheaper and definitely not cursed!

Matt said...

You've been into crafts lately, maybe you should dye your purse another color, darker for sure so that the stains don't show up. It could still have the mustard yellow tint. Just a thought ;)

Ashley Eliza said...

you crack me up chloe! oh man im all about the cheap purses because i am cursed in this way as well. if i see a cute purse i will let you know or send it your way! and your new yellow things are darling :)

xoxo

Ashley said...

Chloe you are awesome

Summer {Bisfor...} said...

i love your obsession with mustard yellow! i added pops of it in my bathroom.

your bag...sucks. sorry about that. i hate when that sh*t happens!!!!!

samnhal said...

First of all? What was your purse doing in the bathroom, and even more important, what was food/drink doing in the bathroom. EWWW! Ok, so I'm a bit of a bathroom weirdo and don't let my purse or any sort of food, or my cell phone in while I am going potty. And second, that purse is evil, but beautifully evil. That's awesome though that stains fade on whatever fabric is in there. I love mustard yellow and grey, they are awesome! Sometimes, it's good to just let out the hurt, it makes it easier to move on. OOO! I have a mustard yellow purse, just remembered, from etsy...I'll search for the link, it's awesome.

everyone calls me bon bon said...

This is sooooo true! I don't know if I trust myself with an expensive bag? It's like anything you splurge on, you become super paranoid about it. I don't think I can ever buy spendy sunglasses either. Mine always get broken or lost. I have a mustard yellow purse from F21 though. It's been good to me:-)

P.S. Adorable blog!

Sarita said...

this totally cracked me up. I loved it. Yeah, the ghetto bag diaper kind of ruins the fun of a super cool mustard bag. You should email the purse company this post and see if they're send you a new one :-) It's worth a shot!

David and Shalynna said...

Um, you are hilarious. Please, the purse diaper, it's killing me. This whole thing is killing me. I'm sorry to laugh at your tragic stories!

Did the Junior Mints ruin the bag or just make a mess on the inside?

Okay, here is how you will know whether you are 100% over the bag or not. I am offering to buy that bag from you. It's darling and I want one. I doubt you are going to agree because I don't really believe that you are over it. I think you are going to keep it in your closet for the rest of your life!

Annie Kennedy said...

Wow! What an adventure! Why is it always the expensive stuff that gets lost or ruined? I only ever leave my beautiful, expensive JAG sunnies in the change rooms at the store. I only ever lose my beautiful, bought-during-amemorable-experience bracelets, not the ones form the $5 racks. I only ever rip my favourite jeans.

My favourite purse I bought in Kentucky for $2.50 at Plato's Closet. It's amazing. You'll find something! :)

michael. mindy. dane. said...

oh MY! talk about the purse from hell! sorry i was a pain :( but i love mustard yellow too. that is what color our bespread is and i love it and want my whole house to be that color. starting with my bedroom. and then my kitchen. that is my plan, anyway. we'll see. love your new stuff. love it all. so cute.

Chlo☮ said...

Your blog makes me mega happy. Sorry about the purse tho, haha :)

preston. shawnee. cohen. said...

Oh wow, this is too funny hahaha. I love your relationship with that purse. Every time I even read the word diaper purse I couldn't help but laugh... I even laughed when I typed it. You are hilarious Chloe! Seriously though, what a pain. I've had caramel and gum spill inside two of my purses before.... not fun to clean! And one of them was more expensive than the other, and I'll have you know the caramel is STILL waiting to be cleaned out of it :( Thanks for the reminder ha.
Anyway, love your mustard yellow obsession!!!

{Jesica Huffaker} said...

You know what? Enjoy buying what you want because there will be a day where you won't be able to and you will kick yourself for not splurging on yourself once in a while. You work hard... you deserve a cute purse once in a while!

{Selma} Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

i cried looking at your bag. very disturbing. very sad and yes, target bags are better. :( :)

love mustard yellow too. not on me but on so many other things. :)

xoxo

wishful nals said...

oh no! i love mustard yellow too. it is such a intricate, gorgeous color. xo

michael. mindy. dane. said...

hey. have you visited just cook already lately? i just saw that they are doing a giveaway with elephants...maybe s&p shakers or something? anyway, i saw it and thought of you and thought i'd let you know!

grant + brittany said...

okay hilarious. absolutely hilarious. i'm so sorry about this yellow bag of yours. here is the thing, since you (and me too) like to get a good deal and don't normally spend a lot on things like this purse... i say you tell yourself- "self, i'm freaking cool because i stepped out of my box and tried this "whole lots of money for a purse" thing and even though it didn't really work out.... i rock because i try new things". ya know!? it reminds me of these sunglasses i have. in the past i've just bought cheap cheapies because i always loose them or break them. and then i decided to buy a pair for $40 (steve madden ones that are so cute)(i know $40 isn't like a ton and I even used a gift card so it didn't cost me anything BUT i usually just get a pair at target for $14). well just yesterday the right eye popped out. awesome. i forgot where i'm going with this so anyway the end.

you are not too obsessed with mustard yellow. it is a FABULOUS color and it should be EVERYWHERe!!!

kylee said...

mustard yellow really is the best color ever.

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Oh no!! I cry when it comes to stuff like that. When I've spent the money on something and it gets ruined I feel horrible.

Elinda Tarra Lie said...

best time