I continue to live my life as if there are at least 40 hours in a day. I plan for 40 hours and when I realize there are only 24 I am left feeling tired, over-worked, and behind. Mostly behind. After the whirlwind of a trip in Spain I got back to the States only to pack up and move! Not far, just about 6 miles away (meaning about 1 mile to the beach!). Moving is such a pain, but the whole cleaning out and having a fresh start is always welcomed. We have been decorating our new place, putting in new furniture, and putting things away. I have been super inspired, but the inspiration is slowly dying down as I am getting tired of the four flights of stairs (we are in a tall condo). And the lack of inspiration means I need a little break. I think many designers hit this wall too; feeling without any insight or new idea. What they should do when this happens is put down the sketch pad and step away. Though it looks as if the designers behind the Chloe Riva Satchel did not do this, as this handbag looks like every ounce of creativity went out the door just as the bag was beginning to be designed. This handbag is just so blah, which I get as I feel this way from time to time too. The thought that went into this bag looks minimal, which probably means the designers were uninspired and struggled to come up with this design, and it shows. The rectangular-structured shape is supposed to give the handbag a modern touch, but it just looks simple and boring. And then there is the top handles which look very cheap. I must say I find this designer handbag just about as dull as cheap steak knife. Only difference is this bag is expensive, $1595 via Saks.
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