August 2, 2012

So Long, Old Friend

I guess you could say that I'm not very sentimental when it comes to my material possessions. If there's something that I don't use, I'm perfectly happy letting it go- usually. Last week I sold the first Prada bag I ever owned (Carrie Bradshaw would be appalled) to Bag Borrow Or Steal Private Sale and for the first time went through a little bit of what I called "seller's remorse". On one hand, I knew that I had my fun with the bag and didn't hardly use it anymore- as much as I loved it, I was almost scared to wear it out for fear of the light-colored Napa leather getting dirty- but on the other hand, it was my first designer bag that I actually owned and didn't just rent from BBOS. It may seem silly to some, but it was a goal of mine to save up and be able to buy something that nice for myself (I don't normally buy Pradas in my ordinary day-to-day life, just for the record! I'm not made o' money!), and I did. And now hopefully someone else will fall in love with it!

Speaking of love, I'm pretty thrilled with my new iPad. I used the money from the Prada to buy it, and it's going to be so handy during the fall semester. I can rent my textbooks as E-books on the iPad and save on the cost of regular required materials. I'm looking forward to putting this new technology to work and intend on getting as much use out of it as possible!

What's your dream big-ticket item? Is it a trip? Or maybe you have your own big style goal? I'd love to hear.




4 comments:

Vanisha @ Vanishas Life In...Australia said...

I'm not sentimental about accessories or clothes either. We've recently bought a piece of land on an island and we did it without getting into any debt, so I'm quite careful too :) I love my iPhone, my husband has an iPad but I LOVE my iPhone :) xoxoxo

lisacng said...

At least you got great use out of the money from the bag. I can understand the sentimental value, for sure. That's why I still have my wedding dress curled up in a ball in the basement ;). I want a new lens!! That's about the cost of a cheap designer bag, like an LV speedy.

Franziska said...

My end all item would be a large flap chanel. Some day.........(in the very far off future.....).....

Highland Fashionista said...

I'm not very sentimental either, and that is precisely why I would never own a Birkin....I just wouldn't get my thirty grand's worth. I love a well-constructed, and yes, expensive handbag, but there is a limit. For me, that limit is when there are more zeros after the price than when I bought my car...

And yes, the iPad is the way to go, enjoy!