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. 🙂

Haircut and Coach purse

3 thoughts on “Haircut and Coach purse

  • February 15, 2004 at 1:00 pm
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    Your haircut looks great, but $60-100?? Eesh–didn’t cost me that much with a long-hair dye job, and on its own it’s $35.

    I’m going to miss the woman who cuts my hair. (I can’t do mine. I’ve tried–I end up with a bush on my head.) I like that she’s the sole proprietor of a woman-owned business, and it’s not easy to find someone who’s good at curly hair.

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  • February 15, 2004 at 1:36 pm
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    Woo hoo! Score!

    I need to go somewhere to thrift where they actually buy Coach handbags to begin with. 😉

    I just got a Supercuts-style haircut- I was resisting and resisting, but my ends were split wayyy up. It’s not so bad, but I was dilligent and it was only a trim. Usually I’m with you (though my haircuts are more like $40-50 than $100). Unfortunately, there is something called poverty…

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  • February 16, 2004 at 4:56 am
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    I recently tried to go somewhere else other than my normal hairdresser, because I was getting up in the $60 range for just a cut and she always wanted to color it too. I asked for recommendations for a local group and someone said “Supercuts” and I just about ran screaming from the computer. Been there, done that, cried for days.

    I wish I were up for cutting my own. I used to always do it when it was short, but now that it’s long I’m afraid of ruining it. I think it’s back to the pricy hairdresser for me anyway – I didn’t hit it off with the new girl very well.

    I’d freak out if I found a real Kate Spade at a thrift store. I have a bit of a Kate fetish. I think I have around 5 right now. I’ve only ever paid full price for one though.

    My best thrift store find was a pair of Ferragamo flats not in my size for $2.00. I turned around and sold them on ebay for $45.00. I *heart* ebay.

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