Finally! A decent haircut.
I’ve been cutting my own hair for years now — I trim it every few weeks. A few months ago, I changed the shape of it a bit to make it graduate in length from front to back, but a natural looking blend has been hard to get right. I think I finally made it work this morning, but the real test is when I wash and style it tomorrow.
Still, I have the satisfaction I always feel when I finish cutting my hair that I just saved myself a good $60-100. (I don’t do cheap haircuts. I’m happy to do my own haircuts and I’m far from a salon professional, but I swear those people who work at Supercuts and the like have no clue what they’re doing. The last few times I caved in and went to one of those places, I walked out about ready to cry.)
So I went thrifting. And found a Coach purse. For $3.99.
Technically, it’s a carryall tote. I looked around on the web and educated myself on the varieties and styles of Coach bags. I bought it planning to sell it on eBay (I once found a Kate Spade handbag in a thrift store for $6 and sold it on eBay for $60 — and this one seems likely to beat that profit margin by quite a bit) but after looking it over, I’m tempted to keep it for myself. It’s gray (kind of a greenish- or bluish-gray) twill with black leather trim, which is ideal for my gray-and-black wardrobe (though I do try to avoid leather even if it’s secondhand). And let’s be honest: how often am I going to have the opportunity to carry a $300-$350 purse? 🙂
So now I think I’ll take it with me on my business trip to Atlanta this week and see what I think of it. Then I may sell it anyway. We’ll see. 🙂