If there is one thing that drives me mad, it’s going shopping in August and finding that the shops are already full of autumn clothes. I don’t want to think that far ahead. It’s August. I want to dress for August not October. Of course, we will forget about the fact that the weather doesn’t seem to know that it’s August either but you know, minor detail. I live in Yorkshire, we can cope with a bit of weather. Heck, we can even cope with all weathers in one day. As annoying as that might be.
You see, I suppose you would say that I am a hopeful dresser. As in I wake up in the morning and hope that the weather might get better. I dress for summer in summer. Even if the weather doesn’t always play ball. I am determined to squeeze every last day out of summer goosepimples and all and refuse to even think autumn thoughts while it is still August. But that said, there are always exceptions. And the other week I came across this really rather gorgeous exception in Zara. The fact that it is a bag means that I could argue that it is season-less. But it isn’t of course. It screams out to be worn with chunky knits and opaque tights.
I was in the York branch of Zara the other week when this caught my eye. I was purposely ignoring the rails and rails of autumn clothes and digging through the sad remains of the summer sale. But as we were leaving this beauty caught my eye and it is fair to say that it was love at first sight. If there is one thing that I don’t need, it’s another handbag but they are my absolute weakness. I left without buying it on principal because of the whole autumn in August thing but within the hour, I was back to buy it. It was one of those times when I just knew that if I didn’t buy it, it would become This Years Must Have Thing, sell out everywhere and haunt me for ever. As I took it to the cash desk to pay, the sales assistant smiled at me. She said she saw me looking at it lovingly earlier and knew that I would be back. You see, she understood. Obviously a bag girl herself. Principals schmrinciples.
P.S. I found it online if you want to take a look for yourself. Although it has to be said that the name Leather Details Messenger Bag could do with some work, Zara. Just look at her! Does she look like a plain old Leather Details Messenger Bag to you? Tut.