New Purse, and don’t try and change your car!

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Brown Distressed Pleather Purse by BUENO, $5.99

From the Berry Hill Goodwill in Nashville, TN.

(does anyone know much about this brand?  I have actually never heard of it or know where is is normally sold, but I do love this purse)

It reminds me of a purse I would find at Target by Converse or something.  But it’s not.  It’s by BUENO.

Bueno it is.  For all y’all non-spanish experts out there, that means GOOD.

It is good.  It is perfect.  The perfect size, and color and vibe.  I like that it has two small pockets on the outside, and a divider insdie of the purse, instead of it just being one big pocket.  It’s the little things that make a purse perfect.

PS, I love a company that names their brand “GOOD”.  How smart is that?  It’s like you don’t even need to decide if you like it or not- they’ve already told you- it’s good!  On a similar note, we just got a new somewhat local draft beer in from Alabammy at work called “Good People.”  Same thing! How smart.  People will automatically trust this brand.  Its made by good people!  Why has every company and brand not named their product ‘Good People’?  Luckily, it is actually pretty good beer, so that’s a plus.  At least they’re not lying.  Good people would not make bad beer.  That’s just silly.

Anyway, back to fashion, I may have mentioned I was on the lookout for a new purse.  Or I may not have.  Well I was, for a summer one, and I did find a cool Indian inspired patterned one at Payless about a month ago for $14.99, regularly $24.99, but decided I still wouldn’t mind having a more plain and less busy one.  Enter, this purse.  I had used my last hunter green Goodwill one all throught the winter and most of the spring, and felt it was too dark for the summer months.

As if one needs an excuse to have more than one seasonal purse…especially at prices under or around $10.

Soooo, on a completely different note, I have some more life advice I would like to include.  It is about being yourself, something I have mentioned the importacne of before- even though it seems so obvious!  We are all made so different, yet for some reason I feel we so often try to conform.  To what standards others decide.

So I was driving my car the other day, as one does to get from Point A to Point B, and I drive a manual car.  For about 6 months now.  It drives ALOT different than an automatic, the kind of car I am much more used to driving.  It is not as smooth a start and never takes off as fast as you have to ease on the gas and off the clutch.  But every since I got it I have been trying to make it start and drive in general just like an automatic.  And it’s very stressful, and I don’t do a good job of it.

They are jerky.  By nature.  It will never be as smooth.

finally, I accepted this.

And I felt so free.

My car, and me as the driver, were free to be who we were.

And now I could find out what things my car will do, and let my car do waht an automatic can’t.  and enjoy the change.  but if I had never stopped trying to make it be an automatic, I may never realize what it as a manual has to offer.

Maybe silly, but it hit me as kind of cool, so I thought I’d share it.

Never force something that just doesn’t want to be.

Whatever it is.

Being myself,

-Jaime

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Who Kidnapped Me?

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And replaced her with a lady who says “I”m not actually going to get any of this.”

When ‘any of this’ is $4.29 a piece.

In the words of Jack McFarland, “Ex-squeeeeeze me?!!”

(Love him)

I don’t know who did it, but I want him or her to return me to me, after they learn to buy a good deal when they find one.

Because I would have loved to have had this green top and purple skirt.

Alas, neither of these items went home with me, but here is there info:

Gap Purple Skirt, just my size 8, $4.29

Lauren Conrad Ruffle Olive Green T-shirt, $4.29

To be honest, I couldn’t think off of the top of my head what I would pair the purple skirt with, out of clothing I owned or didn’t own and would then search for on my next trip… This made it a tad easier to turn down as I didn’t have some magical outfit pictured in my head that would never happen without that purple piece of heaven in my life.

I would pair these two colors together… but not their styles.  Each piece of clothing, both the shirt and the skirt, would require the piece worn with it to be simpler and more form fitting.   The shirt is too loose to wear with the skirt and vice versa, or else if not, I”m pretty sure the pair of  ’em would’ve ended up in my closet.

I was excited on this trip (I mean I”m always excited on a Goodwill trip, but anyway….) because I got to go to a Goodwill 20 minutes outside of Nashville that I never get to/choose to go to.  But I got the chance last week because my boyfriend is house sitting for a friend 5 minutes down the road.  Cut to me arriving there early one Thursday morning ‘ready to shop’.  Or apparently ready to find great things and then say no.  Either/or.

Are you every now and then a responsible shopper, or always, or never???

Do you like the color block trend/fashion style?

-Jaime

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