iolanthe95 (iolanthe95) wrote,

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Bagging on Purses or why accessorizing is such a pain in the #@$%

I have never "gotten" purses.  Mom used to insist I have a fall purse and a summer purse, but I always found shopping for them tedious in the extreme.  My chief criteria for purses were only that they be made of leather because I love how it smells and feels, and that they be big enough to fit all of my junk, but not so big that they caused a problem in my wheelchair bag.

These days, I have a big purse, which mainly rides in my wheelchair bag, and a smaller one that I carry.  The smaller one is easier to reach, so it has my important stuff in it.  It's starting to look more than a little beat up, but I dread shopping for a new one.

This brings me to the subject of purses in Second Life.  Why?  I mean, really.  It's not like I am going to actually carry anything in the purse.  What purpose would it serve?  I understand about accessorizing, don't get me wrong.  I LOVE, absolutely LOVE jewelry in real life.  All kinds, costume, real whatever.  I mean seriously, people, if you are looking for a gift for me, make it jewelry--or books, but anyway--it took me a really long time to get into jewelry in SL because I couldn't really see it clearly on my graphics settings, so I figured, why bother.  I have some jewelry now--much of which I've been gifted by generous SL friends--but I draw the line at purses.
One problem is, my inventory--the place where SL items are stored--is a pit.  It's like the Black Hole of Calcutta.  There are some earrings that I remember that I own, but I don't know where they are.  And don't get me started on shoes.  I hate them too.  Nothing fits right in real life, so I mostly wear one pair that's falling off my feet.  I dread shoe shopping worse than almost everything accept shots and dental appointments.  Shoes are much, much easier in SL, so I now own more virtual pairs of shoes than I own actual shoes in my real life, but do you think I can find the shoes I want when I want them--HA!  Dream on!

Where was I?  Oh yeah,  purses, and why I refuse to spend good Linden Dollars on them.  Purses are dumb.  And yet. . .I once spent three hours looking for a black cat purse I saw on a blog.  Doesn't sound worth it?  Take a look at this panda purse!  Is it not one of the cutest things you've ever seen?  I mean, I'm not buying it, but I can see why somebody would.  And this adorable summer bag goes perfectly with the cute outfit that the blogger is wearing.  Fashion blogs almost make me care about purses.  Almost.
Tags: fashion, second life

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