Wednesday, March 30, 2011

I'm in love...

As a salesperson, I am a firm believer that everything is negotiable.  Remember the Kate Spade handbag I was hoping to buy with the winnings from our weigh-in I talked about in this post?  Well, after the piss-poor showing at the weigh-in, there really wasn't a clear winner and so I have been looking for a Plan B to get this bag. 

I told Steve he technically owed it to me because of all of the work I did filling in as his assistant (I warned him he couldn't afford me, and he didn't listen) but he insisted that I owed him one more day of work.  After trying to hold out for about 2 weeks to see if he would cave, I finally decided I could handle one more day at his office if it got me this beautiful bag.  That was until we wandered into Coach... 

I wasn't intending to buy anything, but have been wanting a nice leather white bag for this summer and they had a beautiful one on sale.  Steve even agreed that it was a great deal and said I could get it...instead of the Kate Spade.  I DON'T THINK SO!  I told him I would just hold out for Kate if that was my option.  That's when the negotiating began. 

First rule of negotiation:  Never make the first offer.  I asked him how many days I would have to work to have both.  He said a week. thank you.  I countered with 1 more day.  He said 3 days, I said 2, he said OK, and I yelled "DEAL!" and then rushed back to Coach to buy the white bag.  Check her out:
So, Monday and Tuesday of this week, I went in to the office and made phone calls for Steve and his direct....the 2 longest days of my life.  I kept my eye on the prize and it helped me power through. 

Today, I headed over to the Galleria, walked in to Kate Spade, and bought her!
 Here comes the strip tease...
 Look at her!
 The inside is built just like my favorite Cole Haan bag.
She even matches the wallet I bought myself for Valentine's Day.
(Long story short, Steve didn't get me anything for our first Valentine's Day as a married couple and I was trying to figure out how to tell him I had just bought myself a Kate Spade wallet for no particular reason.  Perfect solution: I told him thank you very much for my new wallet...I love it!)

Knowing me, there will be a new bag I will be goal-setting for by this time next week.  We may have to turn Steve's golf room into a big closet to hold all of my bags and shoes. 

On my way out of the mall, I walked through Chanel just to day dream and drool a little.  My heart was racing.  Everything in that store is a true work of art.  Ahhh.....the small joys in life.

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