Happy National Handbag Day! This the day that the Lord has made, we shall rejoice and be glad in it. I have been a handbag girl since I was very young. You probably have been too. So I’m sure you won’t need telling that taking care of your handbag, especially if it’s leather, is absolutely essential Much like LittleCuteLips, I drug around my first-hand bag around age five. I am true to this, not new to this. Over the years my style of handbag choice has evolved due to lifestyle, children, and money.
As a teenager, I carried around a very modest cross-body bag. I loved getting a new handbag, the joy of removing the stuffing and deciding on where I want to put each of my items was euphoric. Legit if they could bottle that feeling up I would buy it. I would proudly carry around my new handbag and I was so pressed to show it off to my friends at church and school. I did not have much but I always had a planner, lip gloss, napkins, pen and notepad, candy, and maybe a few non-important things.I fell in love with this hot pink patent leather Gucci top handle handbag while on vacation. I wanted it bad y’all, but left the store empty-handed. A couple months later Babe would gift it to me for my birthday wrapped inside of a plastic Target bag. A PLASTIC TARGET BAG! He gave it to me while we were sitting in Red Robin. I burst out laughing so hard, who does that?
Last week I posted about needing to downsize my handbag. I am guilty as charge a lot of you were in the same boat. The conversation lasted all day long.
Apparently, I was not the only one, some folks carried luggage like me and others only kept things in their pockets. HOW SWAY! The full thread is HERE!This one of my favorite cross-body bags. I usually only rock these when I am out for the day or evening and only need the bare essentials. This is my absolute favorite cross-body, I fell in love with the shape. I love that it looks like an old-school camera bag. This is one of my larger bags, people refer to it as luggage but I do not. It can hold all of the things and I love that. However, the shoulder strap is thin and it does not distribute said weight easily. That means I usually carry it by the top handles. This one I might legit consider luggage although it is a handbag. I travel with this one a lot, but I also use it for daily use all the time. It can hold my tablet, shoes, lunch, my big camera and my regular purse items. That is why I love it so much, it can hold E V E R Y T H I N G! Except for the weight of it all digs into my shoulder. Ouch! I loved the pop of color with this one. I saw it in New York while on vacation and Babe got it for me for my Birthday or Mother’s Day. One of the two, anyway it is smaller than the Louis bags and so I figured this was better and safer. I mostly carry it by the top handles, but the shoulder strap is mildly helpful. I have a very extensive collection of handbags, but I have relegated myself to this one for daily use. One day I may need a replacement, so I may have a look at Maria Dipalo recommendation on bags when the time comes, but for now this one is doing great. I have been using this Coach purse for a week and I am not missing anything that I used to carry around. My shoulder is not hurting, and I didn’t even stuff this purse full. I didn’t think I could do it, but so far so good.