You carry what in your handbag?
Handbags are not something I spend a lot of money on. I’m not sure why as I use them every day so you’d think it would be worth the investment. I don’t know if it is out of laziness or commitment but when I find a handbag I like, I use it until it’s falling to pieces. Stitching, tape or some kind of first aid, I’ll do whatever it takes to keep the bag alive.
I don’t think I’m lazy, so let’s stick with commitment. I’m committed because I am so picky when it comes to bags and often find it hard to pick one that has everything I want. I think this is why I’m yet to make that very special purchase of a designer handbag (that and the money of course and also the fact that I always thought I would make this purchase as a gift to myself when I had made some grand achievement. I’m still working on that one!) You know I like getting my money’s worth so if I’m going to reward myself with such a grand gift, it had better do more than just look good!
Right, back to regular, everyday handbags. I actually don’t have that many bags but the ones I have, I love. I tend to gravitate towards coloured bags as I like to have something to offset the black I often wear. I also don’t like my bag to match what I’m wearing so I’m happy for there to be a clash of colour or even better, a print or texture of some sort.
However, the last bag I purchased and the current one on repeat is a boring black bag. I bought this purely out of necessity. I was using a smaller bag at the time and found I ended up carrying my handbag, another shopping bag for other bits and then another bag for my lunch. I realised this was a bit ridiculous and I should just have a bag that holds everything I need, hence the big black boring bag. I shouldn’t speak so harshly about this bag as I do actually like it, but it’s on the way out so it’s time for a change. I love a big bag but the bigger it is, the more I fill it. I might find it hard to downsize as I my big bag tends to be rather full. You never know when you’ll need seven lipsticks (I could be underestimating), dry shampoo, a phone charger, notebooks, an umbrella, sometimes shoes, my camera, food, to name just a few.
In preparation for a new bag, I’m going to give equal time to the bags I have already and I have some real beauties. Better still, some of these have been given to me as gifts which makes them even more special and fun to carry around.
What do you carry in your bag?