To keep or not to keep? Undoubtedly, that’s the single question that plagues us whenever we order something that juuust about meets expectations upon arrival. For me, I’m going back and forth on this Tory Burch purse.
On one hand, there are the pros:
- It’s made of Saffiano leather, which is stain- and scratch-resistant and repels water.
- The color is beautiful.
- It’s roomy and even fits my camera if I’m not planning to bring much else along for the day.
- It has a classic, ladylike shape.
- I can see myself tucking it away in my closet after the initial wear and falling madly in love with it again a few years later.
- I got an incredible deal on it ($227, down from $465).
- It would transition well to cooler months with camel, burgundy, and navy. It also looks good with my emerald winter coat.
- I tend to buy a new bag and wear it all of the time. It’d be nice to shake things up.
On the other hand, the cons:
- It’s a little bulky when used as a crossbody bag.
- The chain is stiff.
- I don’t have the “oh my goodness, I need to wear this now” feeling, which is usually my litmus test for new purchases.
- I should probably put that money toward something responsible, like travel. Or, you know, my IRA.
- It’s not quite as vibrant as it appeared in the stock images (or even as vibrant as it appears here).
- I don’t need another handbag.
I really don’t know what to do about this one. The money isn’t the issue here. I gave myself an arbitrary $250 per month limit, but going over for this wouldn’t break the bank. I just can’t decide if I should keep this since I’m about 90% sold on it or if I should return it and wait for something that I can’t live without. What would you do? What’s your love it or leave it criteria?