Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Hand Me That Bag

I call it a purse. Some people call it a handbag. Others call it a pocketbook. But whatever you call it, I've been on the hunt for a new one for about a year now. I love the purse I have. It's lime green, has pockets on the outside for my phone and keys, and is a good size. And Big Daddy--amazing man that he is--found me a wallet, all on his own, that matches it perfectly! Same lime green, same kind of buckle. I swear he's half gay. Anyway, my favorite purse is showing some wear. And I just feel like it's time for a change. But I'm kind of picky when it comes to choosing a new purse, and I just haven't found anything that fits the bill yet. It has to be on the smaller side. I know these gargantuon "garbage bag" purses are en vogue now. But they're just not me. Unless I have to hide a body or carry around a large dog, they are just too spacious. I want something only just big enough for my stuff; the less room, the less likely I am to fill it with junk that I have to clean out later. I also have to have at least one exterior pocket for easy access to my cell phone. I prefer lots of pockets. In fact, the purses that have made me the happiest have had pockets and compartments all over them. But those just aren't in right now. The few I have found with lots of pockets and compartments are SO not hip. And that's my other prerequisite; it has to be hip and edgy and different. Not black or brown. It has to say something about me.

SO....here's what I recently chose...




What do you think? I don't actually have it in hand. I ordered it online. So I hope I like it in real life. My only real complaint is that there is one big area inside (I like it divided). But it's kind of different and seems to have a few compartments. So hopefully I will like it. Now to find a matching wallet. Better put Big K on the job.


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12 comments:

rachel said...

I LOVE purses too! This one looks great and cute...I like the pockets on the outside for the stuff that always gets lost.

Jen said...

I love the color, probably because dark red is my favorite. ;) The only think I would change is to have the cell phone holder on the side. I would be afraid that I wouldnt get it shut all the way or it would somehow open and my ultra-cool phone would fall out. besides that its really cute.

Judi said...

Love that purse! I thought I was the only one that took that long to find a purse I like :0)
And then to find a mathcing wallet too? Good luck and Good choice!

devri said...

I absolutly love it. I am not in love that you would have to close the cell phone case, but i'd but it fo shore.

jennie w. said...

Those tall purses are great for smuggling drinks into the movies!

Kenny and Kelli Ray said...

The gradiant is really in this season. Good choice on the color. I, however, like the HUGE bags that you can hide dead people in...in fact, I have two clothing hangers in my bag right now. Sold some leggings on ebay...took them to the post office still on the hangers...decided not to ship them with the hangers because they would cost more...so, into the bag they went.

Kenny and Kelli Ray said...

oops, after looking at it a second time, I realize it's not gradiant, but two-toned...still a great color this season. I want an eggplant bag. Love the purple accessories this fall.

André said...

I always give Jen a hard time because she 'needs' a new bag at least every other year even if I can't detect any wear on the 'old' one.

Mindi said...

score on the purse--and i think that big daddy and my big daddy should get together and shop. i like a man who is in touch with his female side.

i just got a new lime green wallet, too! great minds....

Christie said...

Oh - I LOVE it! I just got a new purse too.

MiaKatia said...

I love it. I need organization and pockets in mine too. I got a great red purse for my birthday then my son spilled an entire bottle of lotion in it and I had to switch. I am over it now... Tell us how you like it when it comes in.

Tiburon said...

Love it! I hope you love it in person :)