Mother of the Groom update:
The plain teal dress arrived and when I tried it on, it made me look fucking beautiful. No brag, just fact. Well, beautiful except for the parts where fat is hanging on me. That, of course, is my charm. Anyway, here’s today’s topic of obsession: the handbag.
If I go for dyed-to-match shoes, that gives me unfettered handbag freedom, what with the understated dress and all. My first notion was to go to the opposite side of the color wheel and select fuchsia as the contrasting color. A fuchsia evening bag – yes. But fuchsia shoes would be too much like you know Moo so that could never happen.
Then I thought “unfettered freedom!” Let’s go right to edge of traditional. My real-life style consultants both hated my first two choices:
The question you are asking yourselves right now is Suzette, how can you have style consultants who lack vision and have no imagination? but there we have it.
So now I’m thinking a plain fabric bag of color not yet selected but adorned with a sizable vintage Aurora Borealis pin. Which takes us to eBay and the point of this whole post. Check out this beauty:
What a wonderful world, eh? Don’t panic – I’m not considering this for my ensemble. But isn’t it a seriously a wonderful thing to share a world with.