Ooooooh, I hear you say and I know what you are thinking...........
because when I was a girl, I too was under the impression that if you had a red bag or a pair of red shoes you were associated with girls of the night, jezebels, painted ladies, ho's, scarlet women; you know, complete and utter prozzies.
I didn't know whether to buy a statement of a bag, that time last year, in fear of being labelled as such a heathen but I braved the looks and stares and before long I was proud to show off my slutty red bag. I loved the design and feel of it plus, for £20, felt it was a complete bargain (although I couldn't help but think what I could earn for a "night on the game" and indeed earn enough to buy something more designer like a Birkin or Louis Vuitton - ahaaaa!).
Aaaaanyway, she says as she steers you away from pondering over the thought of me being set loose under the red lights of Wigan, Im very sad to report that my little slutty red bag is dying a death of cheap bag deaths ...... look ->so the hunt was on to utilise my birthday money, this weekend, in order to phase it out of my life in return for something more subtle and not in your face. And I found it. A lovely was-39-pounds-now-19-pounds green bag - big enough to hold my Canon 5D and whopper sized lenses with room for my lippy, purse and other essentials like chewy, hair clips, bobbles, photos, mints, mazzy, mirror, pen, paper and phone. I'm not into bags with 1,000 compartments or ones that jangle and jangle and can blind a man at 40 paces. No, this rather humble looking bag is looking more and more like a mummy bag each hour I have it in my possession; which is in effect what I am.
But wait! Im not quite finished with my red bag just yet, though because Im going to use some of the components on a layout. And I also have to slowly phase it out of my life as smoothly as I will have to also phase my green bag inbut something just struck me as I looked at these pictures. Gone is the fear of being labelled as the next "Belle De Jour". Oh no! Im now living in fear of people pointing at me as they exclaim "Ugh look at her with a snot green bag".
I wish I had of bought a blue one now, nothing is as safe as a lovely blue bag.