I try not to write about anything too controversial on this blog, for fear of hurting feelings, but this just tweaked a nerve.
My guilty pleasure is reading Star magazine. It's just the right amount of brainless fluff to get me through an hour on the elliptical at the gym. If you look over at the right side of this blog, you'll see that I read books voraciously, but sometimes I need a break from literature and have to have some gossip.
Now, I have always believed that a person has a right to spend their money however they choose. I don't like the idea of anyone telling me what I can and cannot buy, and what I should or should not buy.
There is an exception to everything, and that exception today is Posh Spice.
I realize that there are women who love hand bags. I have a fairly decent collection myself. And I also realize that there are "must have" purses out there that cost hundreds, and even thousands of dollars. The Hermes Birkin bag, for instance, starts (STARTS) at $7500.
I know this, but I don't understand it. But it's their money.
I draw the line, though at Posh Spice's latest acquisition -- she now owns, ladies and gentlemen, a $114,000 purse.
You read that right. Her purse costs as much as a house.
It's made of ostrich (don't get me started on that) and diamonds scattered across it. It has a 3 carat diamond on the clasp.
While you're letting that sink in, keep in mind, she has over a hundred hand bags in her closet.
Like I said, your money is your money, but it smacks me as offensive when someone who already owns hundreds of thousands of dollars of leather walks around with a $114,000 purse. Something is just so completely wrong with that picture.