Thursday, September 12, 2013

And the logo-less winner is:

by Julie

Last week I talked about shopping for a new fall purse. I was lucky enough to have one of my daughters home to help me on my quest.

As I mentioned in the comments, I prefer solid color purses and the one I brought home is pictured below, next to my bright yellow summer purse.



I haven't transferred contents from the summer purse to the fall one, yet, but I plan to do that soon. It's  been super hot here and the yellow still feels appropriate.

Yep, the sage green purse is a little bigger than I'm used to. It's more a tote than a purse, wouldn't you say? We'll see how that goes. Up until now -- if you don't count the extra large briefcase-y looking things I haul around at conferences -- that yellow one was about the biggest I'd ever carried. There will be some adjustment ahead of me, I can tell. Like when my husband asks for his reading glasses at a restaurant and I have to pull a Mary Poppins dig to find them.

As to the brand -- I wound up with another Kelly & Katie. I really like their style and I love the fact that there's no logo. Thanks for all the great suggestions!

Now, I'd like to pose another question. I brought this purse home and realized, belatedly, that I'd recently purchased a patterned dress in that same shade of green. And then, a couple of days later, another dress I'd ordered arrived. Also that same shade of green.

This sort of thing has happened before. I get attracted to a certain color, or certain shade of color, and suddenly my wardrobe palette shifts. It always dawns on me after I've picked up a few pieces, never before. What's up with that? I was in a bright pink phase for the longest time and now I've started to gravitated toward grayed greens.

Does this happen to you?


14 comments:

Shel said...

Oh, cool, you found something! I've loved sage green for as long as I can remember. However, you can't tell it by looking at my wardrobe. My practical side wins out over whimsy most of the time when it comes to clothes, and I end up with either all black and white, or all neutrals. I did splurge though, on a pumpkin colored shirt and a sage green/pumpkin broomstick skirt for library wear.

Anonymous said...

gray is the new neutral this year so with out trying you are ahead of us all. I really like it, you could try what I try. Just carry the bare necessities. that way you don't break your back by overloading it. The kids would always put stuff in mine so I would make them carry it or not take a purse at all.
I have gone thru cycles of looking at my wash and it will be all one color. so I try to make an effort to wear a different color everyday and not wash for at least a week and put them in the back of the closet.

Aurian said...

Nice purse :). Nope, I have been wearing all black for 15 years now or so, and I like it. Also very easy doing laundry ;)

Vicki said...

Actually I have noticed that tendency. I don't know why it happens but it does. I also notice these color shifts when I'm in a yarn or bead buying binge or buying annuals for the yard. Some years the pinks win, some years browns/yellows, sometimes reds/oranges, and sometimes the blues/purples win. When I realize I'm stuck in a certain color phase I do consciously try NOT to buy any more of that color for awhile. Not that it does much good because for whatever reason, that is THE color I want.

Julie Hyzy said...

Ooh, that sounds like a fun combination, Shel!

Julie Hyzy said...

Yeah, I've carried *everything* when we've been with the kids. Water bottles, small purchased items, leftover food...those purses get heavy!
Good idea to keep an eye on what's in the wash to note when I'm overdoing on a particular color. I like that idea!

Julie Hyzy said...

I've been tempted to go all black with my wardrobe. Some days I'm so frustrated that this doesn't go with that ... and I wish I could just have outfits ready. Black is such a great go-to, isn't it?

Julie Hyzy said...

I hadn't thought about the garden, but wow... you're right. Our back yard is very heavy with yellow. My husband actually is the one who asked, "Can't we add some other colors out there?" We did this year. Quite a bit of pink.
I wonder what it is that makes us gravitate toward certain colors at certain times?

Karen Dubrinsky said...

Absolutely--I do notice that all of a sudden I have coordinated a new new color scheme without thinking about it. I love it and wonder if it's maybe we tire of something and need a color break from it? Love the new purse, by the way!

Julie Hyzy said...

I'll bet that's it. Our subconscious really can be clever sometimes, can't it?
Thanks! I really love the new purse, too!

Diane P said...

I love kelly & katie. I found one of their purses that I love & bought a second one in a different color. I'd love to have that style in your sage green. I will have to check it out.

Julie Hyzy said...

I was so happy with the yellow one and now I'm excited to give this new one a whirl! I like this brand.

Mary Ann Schlacks said...

I love purses. I have been lucky to find nice ones at Good Will.. I am currently enjoying turquoise in clothes and purses. My latest from Good Will is falling apart after 3 weeks. So will need a new one soon. Maybe on sale from a regular store?? I change my color preferences often. Had all things red for a long time. Now turquoise, which was my Mom's favorite color. I am seeing a lot of it at meetings and church so it isn't just me.

Julie Hyzy said...

GoodWill!! I hadn't even thought about looking there. We have a thriving one just a few miles away and every so often I browse through, looking for old swanky swig glasses (Archie characters in particular). Hmm... I'll have to expand my horizons. Great idea!
And I'm seeing turquoise everywhere, too. Love that color!