Tote-ally out of control
I'll admit this because I know I'm not the only one: I'm a sucker for a tote.
I will gladly spend that extra $35 on an eye cream for a faux snakeskin tote bag from Estee Lauder. When I see a free tote behind a glass counter, I imagine myself throwing some extra contact lenses, a toothbrush and some sundresses in it and jetting off to Barcelona for the weekend. Totes are multi-functional, serving as carrying cases for potluck dishes, storage bags for flip-flops, a place to stash extra power cords, an eco-friendly shopping sack for the farmer's market. Can't have too many totes!
Except I do. I have like 3,000 totes folded up in my closet, some still in their plastic wrapping. And then there's the tote my mother gave me to take home her unwanted Chico's jewelry, the tote my friend gave me with the draft of her book proposal in it, the tote used to take home leftovers from a party. I should open a shop called Totes & More Totes. Host a tote swap. Sell jewelry and infant clothing made out of totes on Etsy.
Yet there's always room for one more tote! Victoria's Secret always has the cutest, and it's hard to resist a tote resting on a sultry model's nude shoulder. When they advertise it as a fun "weekend bag", I'm done. Take my money. Sign me up for whatever. Anything to satisfy my tote cravings.
Through Sunday, if you spend $75 at Victoria's Secret, you get a FREE weekend bag (a.k.a. tote) in a pretty pink and red striped pattern. Perfect for that shopping spree in Paris ... or at least the fantasy of one.
Deal Diva Emily