I’ve never been one to name my things or assign pronouns to handbags (in fact I would silently judge those who did, sorry) but as soon as this arrived I knew it couldn’t be referred to as Rockie. It’s my second of this style, my other is black and kind of deserves the name, it has an edgier look, a stiffer leather and generally a more masculine vibe.. by comparison this is the Barbie’s dream house of handbags. And so Rockette was born, Rockie’s younger sister, if you will.
When I first started buying ‘nicer’ things I would stick to basics and ‘classic pieces’, I would never have chosen something so bright and trendy but I’m coming to realise I don’t want to spend a lot of money on items that aren’t SPECIAL. Things make me happy, I wouldn’t go so far as to say I’m materialistic (although I’m sure some would) but I’ve had really bad days totally turned around by staring at a pair of sparkly shoes on my feet.
I’d seen a mini Rockie a few months ago in fuchsia (a darker pink with silver hardware – I think this one is Flamingo) and told myself if it went on sale I’d buy it.. it did.. I decided to wait and see if they added an extra discount code.. they did.. I didn’t order quick enough.. it sold out. I thought I’d look at eBay for an alternative.. once I’d had the chance to buy 50% off I wanted just as good a deal. I found a few options in varying conditions but this one stood out to me, its owner had bought it in New York on holiday and was now consolidating her collection to move over there. It felt a little bit fated and so I decided to take it off her hands.
It was bent out of shape and a dirty but a good wipe down, a bit of leather conditioner and stuffing it every night to iron out the creases did it wonders. A week later it looks practically brand new and will be accompanying me on my upcoming trip in New York.. I might even take it to visit some of its relatives 😉