August 23, 2009

give me a ride, get me a coach.

A coach can mean many different things. Some of which are as follows:

n.
1.
a. A motorbus.
b. A railroad passenger car.
c. A closed automobile, usually with two doors.
d. A large, closed, four-wheeled carriage with an elevated exterior seat for the driver; a stagecoach.
2. An economical class of passenger accommodations on a commercial airplane or a train.
3. Sports
4. A person who trains or directs athletes or athletic teams.
a. A person who gives instruction, as in singing or acting.
b. A private tutor employed to prepare a student for an examination.
(source: http://www.thefreedictionary.com)


But nowadays, the word coach has a whole different meaning to it. The moment the word “coach” is mentioned, one would think of pretty little accessories dangling from somebody’s arm. And now, I am wondering when it will dangle from mine.

A few months back, after talking to a colleague, I agreed that perhaps Coach handbags are a little too overrated. Just like Topshop and MNG are way overblown here, when in their country of origin, it is just some retail outlet like Reject Shop, etc. There isn’t really much to shout out about. It is also alot cheaper back at their homes as well. Some tops from Topshop can be as cheap as £4.

But still, that doesn’t stop us from buying them and glorifying them, right? After all, they are good brands to begin with.

On countless occasions, I have been inside a Coach outlet. For obvious reasons, I have not been accorded much attention, because I think it is kind of obvious that I can’t afford it.

Truth is, I can. I don’t have that many loans to furnish, and don’t yet have much commitment, so I really, really can get myself one, if I save up. Thing is, do I really want to expend so much money on just one handbag? Though I think it silly sometimes to spend money on seasonal accessories (especially handbags), sometimes, I can’t help but crave to own one for my own satisfaction. Just to make my long and hard hours in the office worth it.

Which is why, when one of the blogs which I frequent promoted this *website*, I found myself giving it some serious thought, for once.

I find that I am becoming more inclined towards getting myself this.



(image source: http://topazhouse.blogspot.com)

It really is gorgeous, isn’t it? And the fact that both sides are reversible makes it an even more tempting accessory to add to my wardrobe.

Or will you get it first before I can even manage to make up my mind?

Tsk. I am in a dilemma. A nice handbag or 35 mm lenses at almost the same price? I really can’t make up my mind.

2 comments:

tasha said...

often i am caught in a situation just like yours. and many times, i ended buying none haha

but in your case, i say just close one eye and get that bag!! after all, it's ur money and you earned for it. kalau it will bring you great satisfaction then y not?

after all, every month duit will masuk so top-up la balik hehe

p/s actually tgh ckp kat diri sendiri sbb earlier fell in love with this beautiful handbag from country hide and it's on sale. haisshh, dilemma betul!!

freespirited12 said...

true that it will bring great satisfaction, but i will have to think really hard before i decide to get this particular bag... but i will get another handbag, soon! satu tahun kerja baru beli satu! so illogical! sebab susah berkenan.

you should get yours too. at least when you look at it, it reminds us of how worth it is to wake up every morning :) to go to work.