Dear Kavu Purse,
I hate to break the news to you like this, and I want you to know that there are no hard feelings. In fact, your soft, strapping, black, no-show canvas has served me well with its long…strap, easy-to-undo zippers, convenient Velcro, and multiple…pockets. But I do admit, I have been secretly yearning for your replacement for more than a year now. Shamefully, even plotting about how I’d pay for a sexier, “better” model. I’ve been strong, though. I was not Coached by blatant labels. I did not fall for Jessica Simpson’s too-gaudy-for-me bling. I was not seduced by Mr. Kors golden accoutrements. And even though D&B probably possesses all the qualities for which I’m looking, I know in my heart, I’m just not good enough for its high-brow league. Oh, I confess, there have been stolen moments of weakness when I fondled Patricia Nash’s supple, hand-tooled Italian artisan leather, but something just didn’t feel quite right.
You know me. I am a woman of commitment. I just don’t have the time or the energy to switch on a whim and follow the crowd, no matter my mood or ensemble. With me, I knew I’d be 100 percent smitten from the git-go by one of those love-at-first-site moments. A moment that would more than likely leave you dropped hard and fast like a fly-by-night, hot Fendi knock-off. And today...It was not on the day’s to do list to do you wrong. It’s one of those things that just, well…happened. I had a tough week, and a kind of sucky day. I was needy. I know, I know, its cliché, but it truly was one of those “out of the corner of my eye from across the room” kind of-- Sorry, I’ll spare you those intimate details. I know you’re thinking that it’s not like me, and from what you can tell, there's no structure, and not really even my type.
I know I’ll miss you. You’re organized, practical, thrifty, and familiar. But it’s time for both of us to move on. Maybe you won’t find her on every street corner, but vibrant Katie Kalsi makes me happy. (and anyone else reading this can find her at Belk.) I already see so much thoughtfulness, creativity, and artistry. You may be thinking “it's just a summer fling”, but it’s more than that. There are already whispers of a long-term relationship. And to top it off, she's already ensured a little more longevity with not one, but two artful straps. One with just a teeny little bling, and the other, initially wooed me with its mosaic-like painterly graphic. We have a bond, and we were destined to be together. One can’t fight fate.
P.S. Here's Katie Kalsi's facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/katiekalsillc