There’s an old saying about diamonds being a girl’s best friend or something. I don’t worry about that because if I started walking around sporting a lot of bling bling who would honestly believe that I could afford it all. Bags, however, are a different story. Along with shoes, but that’s a whole nother post.
When I got my nice camera this summer I immediately bought a little bag to carry it around it because I needed to keep it safe. Since then I’ve added a couple more lenses and now my little bag doesn’t quite make the cut. It also looks, well, like a camera bag. I went online to search out fashionable camera bags that really look like purses and lo and behold I actually found some. And their prices sent me into cardiac arrest.
I am the one they call Frugal so I’ve been looking for other options. I found a diaper bag at the Coach store that actually ended up only costing me $140 (I KNOW!) and that is actually a really good deal. It was originally $400. And those chic camera bags cost anywhere from $120 to $400. That was a huge score. It had pockets and padding and tons of space. UNTIL I got it home and loaded my camera paraphernalia in it. There was still gobs of room for other things but it was pretty heavy on my shoulder. It wasn’t at all girly looking, so I could have gotten Du to carry it, but how often would he let me get away with that?
So I cried yesterday when I returned it. I immediately when over to JoAnn Fabrics to buy the materials to make my own padded inserts to put in the purses that I already own. What could be better than having a chic camera bag that only costs $7 in materials plus a couple of man hours for creation?
I’ll tell you. Today I found the better option. Free. I’m going to win this bag:
It’s called the Nevis bag by ONA and it retails for $329. Heart attack. But I’m not going to pay anything for it because MCP Actions is having a giveaway. I may still make those padded inserts just to have another option. Maybe not.
You could enter to win the Nevis too. But if you do you have to promise to let me share it with you. K?