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.