so this little impulse buy right here wasn't originally for me... but i carried it around and really... it grew on me. i purchased this kenneth cole reaction handbag today and this it's adorable. i purchased it for a friend, who has a leather backpack that is in shambles. i purchased it for her birthday because she said she'd come visit me. she's blown me off a few times prior to today but i did NOT think she'd do it today. her birthday is in about a week, and i figured i'd suprise her with her gift today. she lives about an hour and a half away so we don't see eachother as often as i'd like. so she said "her mom needed the car" again today, which is the same thing she's told me a bunch of times. i guess it's true but she hasn't made ANY effort to come see me at all, and i've driven there numerous times in the past few months to see her. SO. what do you think i should do? she has no idea i bought the bag and could REALLY care less about a purse (i think... i am slowly introducing her to the wonderful world of handbags, but i was thinking if I am the one to buy her her first REAL bag, we could go to TJMaxx sometime and find something nice (our TJs has all kindsa cute stuff, designer and all) that she picks out herself. SO what do you think? should i keep this little beauty!? it's called a Braided Treasure Hobo by Kenneth Cole Reaction, and the color is Pecan (DELISH), retail $128! VERY SQUISHY! the front shot: the leather: the side view: the handle (i used to hate braided stuff, this is a nice hot accent, something different!): Me looking fat and icky but FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAABULOUS none the less... LIKE THE NEW GUCCI SUNNIES!? ooooo hehe... excitement.... PS: i'm due for a new handbag. my next GRANDE purchase will probably be another kooba. if i keep it, it will be to tide me over till kooba time! so what would you do? keep it? or birthday gift it?!