Dooney & Bourke Rocks My World

It’s no secret, I’m in love with handbags. I am a self-professed handbag ho. I admit it. I’m proud of it. It’s either this…or cake – and handbags don’t make my pants tighter.

I’ve been obsessing about Dooney & Bourke’s Hydrangea line ever since I saw it – but, like many families today, we’re on a pretty tight budget and I just can’t go running around buying up designer handbags whenever I want. Sure, I could’ve married a rich guy with abs of steel…but I didn’t. And I love my squishy, handsome, unshaven blue-eyed plumber’s crack show’in hubby.

I’m not gonna lie thought: if we won the lottery tomorrow, I could blow some serious money on designer handbags. (Nothing crazy like the $50,000 Birken or however you spell it. WTF is up with that!) Until I win the lottery or become a best selling author, I scrimp and save, empty the change thing in my car, and look under the couch cushions for every penny I can find if I want something pretty like this. Well, my friends, after much scrimping and saving, today is the day that Dooney & Bourke rocked my world. Again.

Here are the pics from my big day at the mall…

Momma's come'in home!
Momma’s come’in home!















I had the Hydrangea satchel on hold…but when I got the store and the I’m-not-happy-with-chicks-who-get-too-excited sales lady brought it out, I noticed the sides were more floppy than I thought they’d be. Meanwhile, as if Jesus himself put it there for me to see, another Hydrangea bag sat perfectly uprightย on the shelf behind her…calling to me. At the last minute, I changed from the satchel to the Janine satchel. It has a boxy bottom – which is only a good thing if you’re a handbag – and then it’s effing awesome.

My girlfriend snapped this outside the store where I wouldn't piss the sales lady off with all my joy.
My girlfriend snapped this outside the store where I wouldn’t piss the sales lady off with all my joy.
















Right after this photo was taken, I turned to my girlfriend and said “Seriously, I could throw this bag down and hump it all across the floor if I didn’t think I’d wreck it…or get arrested.”

I hung out at the mall for a while on my own, not wanting to just sit on the Dallas North Tollway in traffic. I ended up being kidnapped by the girl at the Trish McEvoy make-up counter and she re-did my make-up. She was awesome. I heard all about her 24 acres and her pet donkey named Peanut. Not even making that up. She put mascara on me that actually made me look like I had eyelashes. I really enjoyed it.

I knew I’d have hell to pay when I got home because I’m never home late and the giant doggies would be fit to be tied, so I made sure to roll through Sonic on the way home to pick up a Hot Mess tradition: “Payday Hangabers”. Payday hamburgers. The dogs have never been able to pronounce “hamburger” correctly, but we give them a break because English is their second language.

After lulling them into a coma with a bag of meaty goodness, I sat down with my prize.

Something pretty is in here!
Something pretty is in here!















And here it is…my Dooney & Bourke Hydrangea Janine Satchel. I don’t think I’ll get anything done this weekend…I’m just gonna stare at it.

Hello, beautiful!
Hello, beautiful!
Magnetic snap closure up top
Magnetic snap closure up top
Inside! See the key fob/leash? Love those! Mobile phone pockets on the other side as well.
Inside! See the key fob/leash? Love those! Mobile phone pockets on the other side as well.










































And now I’m just sitting here with the doggies…high as a kite from my orgasmic handbag score. Like I said: it’s either cake or handbags…and Dooney & Bourke doesn’t make me cry in the changing room.

Now if the Seven Dwarfs of the Menstrual Apocalypse would just get the hell out of town…I’d actually like to get back to the gym!

Happy Friday to y’all!!!

Dooney & Bourke Clear Retro Lunch Tote Multi

18 thoughts on “Dooney & Bourke Rocks My World

  1. From one handbag ho to another- I am so glad you got your bag. It’s Beyootiful!

  2. I’m SO glad you got the one that stands up! Those floppy satchels, although pretty, just don’t quite do the flowers justice. ๐Ÿ™‚

    This comment of yours had me ROLLING: Right after this photo was taken, I turned to my girlfriend and said โ€œSeriously, I could throw this bag down and hump it all across the floor if I didnโ€™t think Iโ€™d wreck itโ€ฆor get arrested.โ€

    Hahahahahhahahahhahahahah! Love ya, girl! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. LOL I’m sure the fashion mavens at the Dallas Galleria would have been appalled. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Haha, if only men could understand the need of wonderful handbags!!! Lol, doesn’t matter! They don’t understand women to top it off!! Your new bag is GORGEOUS!!!

  4. I LOVE the new bag!!! It’s beautiful!! And you are too freaking funny!! I enjoy your posts on facebook and following you on your blog! You go girl!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. oh yeah!!! I can so relate to this… I actually slept wearing a brand new crossbody bag one time – I loved it so much I did not want to put it down! Enjoy! ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. Hahahahha! Amy, when HMH came home he was teasing me for sleeping with my Dooney – but it was only on the nightstand. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Beautiful!!!! Perfect handbag for spring/summer! We need a Handbag Ho club, my weakness is Coach. I have a gorgeous Metallic Silver Madison that rarely leaves its cozy silk bag and box because I can’t bear to use it for fear of dirt touching it!

    Congrats on your new DB and by the way my best friend’s mom has two dogs she rescued and named Dooney and Bourke ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. This story was too cute! I, too have been coveting this bag. A friend showed up at work with one and I seriously considered risking jail time to steal the darn thing.
    Unfortunately, the pennies under my cushions had already been plundered by a houseful of boys wanting to splurge on legos. Enjoy–I will live vicariously through you.

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