Do you know Joslyn over at Simple Lovely? She’s pretty fantastic, if I do say so myself.
Joslyn and I met at Blogher in San Francisco when she paid me a compliment on my grey purse. (By the way, I know the correct American spelling of grey is “gray”, but I’d prefer to be British today.)
(D just looked at me and said “I think people should spell it “greige”.)
(Ummm, okie dokie.)
Now, if you’ve been coming around here for awhile, you might remember my elusive quest for the Perfect Grey Bag last year. You must understand, when someone pays my bag a compliment, it is like my own personal Olympic gold medal.
Nice Stranger: That’s a great bag.
Whoorl: Thank you. No, really, THANK YOU! You can’t possibly understand the toil I personally endured trying to find the Perfect Grey Bag. I looked everywhere! Bought and returned, prayed to the purse gods, you name it. I mean, Perfect Grey Bags just don’t drop from the heavens! Most grey bags are too purple, you know? In the the wrong light, they can look lavender, and who wants that? NOT ME, NO SIRREE BOB! I tell ya, it’s a search and rescue operation, trying to wade through the bad grey bags. Heh. Now, don’t get me started on the other spectrum, the greenish grey bags. Of course, I would much rather err on the side of green, but that shade has it’s own set of issues. Right? Well, then I finally located the right shade of grey, but then those bags had all sorts of bells and whistles and buckles and keychains and tassles, and I’m just looking for a stylish functional bag, ya know? SOOOO, I finally found this bag and ordered from some store across the country, but when I received it, it must have been the floor model because it had water spots on it. Water spots! Can you believe it? I had to ship it ALL THE WAY back to Boston. I finally decided to order straight from the source, I mean, why didn’t I do that in the first place? Crazy, I tell ya. CRAZY. Anyhoo…
Nice Stranger: *using her belt to create a noose around her neck*
Where was I? Oh yes, Joslyn!
Joslyn has created a fabulous feature involving lists. (OMG, be still my beating heart.) Specifically, lists involving bloggers’ favorites – much like the “shortlist” in Elle Decor. When she asked me to participate, I jumped at the chance.
Read about my favorites here. Thanks for the opportunity, Joslyn!