So, I got laid off yesterday. Don’t feel bad for me, though, I was going to quit later this week anyway. It was a bit frustrating, though, in the same way that being dumped by one of my ex-boyfriends was frustrating – I was planning on breaking up with him anyway, but he got to say it first, which made me seem like the loser. And, technically, the dumpee. Or fire-ee, at this point. So, until things settle down, I’m going to have to lust after some less expensive bags! My first post-employment pick is the J. Crew Small Thompson Tote in Buttercup for the low, low sale price of $100. The great secret about J. Crew bags is that their leather is thick and luxurious, even though their prices aren’t out-of-this-world. This little tote is sunny, optimistic, and telling me that I’ll have a regular paycheck again soon. And the recession Gods have smiled on me, because not only is the handbag on sale, but code EXTRA20 at J. Crew will get you an extra 20% off their current sale prices. So, if you still have a job, go shop so I can live vicariously through you! Buy through J. Crew for $100 .