Love Note: The Handbag Experiment
Happy Monday, Macaron.
In the (cheesy but cute) Lifetime movie Sex & Mrs. X, Jacqueline Bisset plays the Madam of a modern day Parisian bordello, named Madame Simone.
Linda Hamilton plays Joanna Scott, an uptight, recently divorced, skeptical to say the least editor from NYC.
Joanna is there to write a story about Madame Simone, or "Mrs. X" as she is called.
When Joanna encounters Mrs. X's for the first time, she receives the unusual command to dump out her purse.
After a brief argument of resistance, Joanna complies and empties her handbag onto the table. It contains a wallet, a pen, and a tube of lipstick.
"Good. You will do." says Mrs. X.
"A clean, simple handbag is a sign of elegance and taste. When a woman comes into my office with gum wrappers and crumpled little pieces of paper in her purse, she simply will not succeed."
I don't know about that, but I DO know that there is great wisdom in simplicity, and much to be said for living with less.
That is why I'd like to challenge you this week, darling.
For one week only, carry only a clutch purse.
What else do you need really?
See what happens when you choose to live with less.
Need a pen? Use it as an opportunity to polish your asking skills.
Can't fit your phone charger? Oh well, time for a technology break!
You'd be surprised how resourceful and spontaneous you can be when you choose to live with less.
Here's to a lighter load on your shoulders, babe. Literally!