I’d like to apologize for the title of this post in advance. I couldn’t think of a better alternative. Did some of you think this would be a long rambling diatribe into my childhood?
I’ve been doing my usual end of year closet clean out, and I came across a bag I haven’t used for awhile – this black Bolide.
For some reason, whenever I’ve opened my closet this year, this poor guy has just been looking at me, quite forlorn. For some reason I just haven’t reached for it…I guess I don’t find it fun anymore, something that really excites me or that brings joy (do I hear Marie Kondo calling)? It just felt like such a chore to use it….something purely emotional, I just didn’t want to! I guess it just seemed too big and dark and stiff and serious. So I had all but made up my mind to go ahead and send it into one of the consignment shops, and had taken it out to package it up, when I decided to give it once last go.
And predictably, once I actually used the bag, I remembered all the things I liked about it. The Fjord leather, which gives it some “souple” feel while not entirely puddling (plus it wears like iron), the thin rolled handles, which are way more comfortable than either the Kelly or the Birkin, the easy strap, the luscious lambskin interior…everything! I remembered why I was so excited about this bag in the first place, and all the things I loved about it. So of course I kept it. I just had to get over some of that inertia.
So I’d love to ask all of you over the holidays to try this as well, to just take one item from your closet which you used to love, that you don’t use anymore, but not for a reason you can really figure out…just because it doesn’t sing to you anymore. And please just try it out one more time. Maybe this is what will spur you to finally donate and get rid of the item…but maybe you’ll discover that you’ve had a hidden treasure all along! And it’s almost like getting something new again…without spending any money, even better over the holidays!
I’d love to hear your thoughts on this…before/after trying, and what your feedback is!