I have had it in my head for a while now that I want a black, gold and red patent leather envelope clutch. The thing is, my accessories budget is basically non-existent. If I found the perfect one, however, you probably wouldn’t be able to keep me from snapping that baby up. It wasn’t to be, however. I never found anything remotely close to what I had in my head. That’s always the way, isn’t it?
So, walking through one of those “junk” shops – the kind that sell a whole bunch of stuff, all very inexpensive and some of it not sturdy enough to make the trip home in the plastic bag (I kid). Normally I kind of snob it up in a place like that. I may not currently, nor ever, be in the market for a Prada purse, but I don’t have to settle for a cheap plasticky knock off, either. Imagine my surprise when i found this super cute black and red wallet. I turned it over in my hands and realized that it was cheaply made, but honestly I’d bought worse for more. I plunked down my buck and a quarter (seriously) and set my mind to the next task. Finding a purse to match.
It never happened, but browsing EBay I found this really cute vinyl envelope clutch/purse. What’s more, the price was right. I paid just over $7 with shipping and waited. And waited. And waited. Turns out this thing was being shipped from China. Something I didn’t realize when I clicked the “buy it now” button. Disappointed, I quickly forgot about my wallet and purse.