Transparent purses have clear issues


Well, it’s official. The terrorists have won.
In a move that began as a response to an industry-wide airline ban on carrying liquids and other concealed weapons such as waterproof eyeliner and a to-die-for shade of lipstick in anything more than a clear, zip-lock bag, designers have rolled out the newest “trend” to torture us with: transparent purses.
Yes, my fearful fashion victim friends, this spring’s “hottest” purses are almost uniformly designed of PVC with only the barest leather trim in the handles to hold it all together lest you think you actually purchased air.
Talk about the emperor’s new clothes, transparent purses are just what they seem: handbags you can see through.
I plan to rush right out and buy one


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Warm, witty and just a wee bit warped, Kymberly Foster Seabolt is a native of Kent, Ohio, who survived childhood exposure to disco and grew up to marry and move to the country. Her column weaves her special brand of humor with poignant, entertaining, and honest portrayals of parenting, marriage, and real life. She currently lives in northeastern Ohio with her husband, two children, two dogs, two cats, and numerous dust bunnies who wish to remain nameless.