I have to admit that I chastised her a bit- because the inside of my purse was a wreck - and I've been looking for new purse for the latest Huge Purse trend. Oh - to shame myself with my old purse!
So here goes. This is my current purse. It's a Nine West that I picked up at either TJM*xx or R*ss - possibly a year ago.
I've received many compliments on it - but I'm over it now. We're in a recession - it's time for a huge purse! (Honestly, it's a sociological trend! When economic times are bad - purses get bigger and hemlines get shorter - I think. I may be confused on the hemline bit)
Here are the contents. Actually, it looked much less messy once I laid it all out. Apparently a purse inspection is great for organizing one's purse!
1 - My cell phone
2 - Pile of receipts
3 - Hair options. I carry them but rarely use them.
4 - Food Allergy list. I carry it for restaurant use, to show waitstaff when I'm selecting a dish. Yes, there are two categories, one=deadly; two=severe discomfort, potential anaplylaxis & hives!
5- My wallet. It's HOBO International. I just love it! Bought on vacation.
6 - another little wallet that snaps closed. This is where I keep my shopping club cards, gift cards and so forth.
7 - photo of a friends baby that she just gave me the other day. (the photo not the baby!)
8 - It looks like a matchbook, but it's actually a little pad of paper. Never know when you need to write a note.
9 - Claim ticket from the tailor. I took two belts in to be shortened.
10 - Also looks like a matchbook - rather it's a little case of small emery boards that tear out like paper matches.
11 - my work badge. It gets me into the courthouse without having to stand in line for the metal detectors!
12 - various business cards accumulated in the past month.
13 - spare car keys
14 -nail clippers. I always have splits that I must cut just to continue on with my day.
15 - my favorite gum. Eclipse, Winterfrost
16 - a little envelope intended to contain notes and receipts.
17 - Blistex - I can't go 40 minutes without reapplying & Buxom lip gloss - it was a free sample. I like it.
18- a pack of oil blotting tissues. Again, kept in my purse but never use them!
19 - mechanical pencil - I usually have a pen in there but not today.
So now that I've shamed myself with my purse contents - I have to show off my new huge purse!
Do you suppose that I love Orange? It's a brand called Emilie M. I have several bags from this maker - I always find them at TJM*xx & R*ss and I assume it's one of the makers that knocks off the high-end bags. Because these are never made of real leather and they are around only $19.99! I would rather have a selection of affordable bags that I don't mind getting tired of - than one expensive designer bag. But that's just me.
Here are both bags together to emphasize the size difference!