Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Are you in love . . .

. . . with a purse?  If you're a guy, don't stop reading because while I'm typing, I'm also trying to think of a way to tie you into this subject too.
For right now, though, let's talk purses.  I'm not obsessed with them.  I don't change purses like my underwear; I have a summer purse and a winter purse.
I am picky, however.  It has to be big enough so all my stuff will fit into it but not like a small suitcase.  Too tough on the shoulders.
One year my sister-in-law gave me a beautiful, leather Dooney and Burke purse for Christmas.  It was really, really nice but waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay toooooooooo smaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaal.  OMG, it drove me insane; turned my world upside down.  I tried.  I really tried but it just wouldn't work. 
Straps have driven me nuts for years.  99% of purses come with two (2) handles/straps.  I've had long ones and short ones and none of them have made me happy.
This year, while in Florida, I was on a purse quest - I wanted to find one with one (1) strap.  Nada.  Nuttin', honey.  I gave up and bought a colorful, summery-looking purse and told myself I was ok with it.
And I was - until I saw this one last weekend.
It's very coolio looking.  Light weight and plenty 'o room in there for everything. And - one strap and that sucker is adjustable.  I'm in love with it.  I love it so much I thought I could easily carry it all year long because I think the color will go nicely with all the seasons here in Michigan.
My neighbor, Heather, who knows about that kinda thing told me, rather quickly I might add, that in no uncertain terms, I could not haul it around all - year - long.  We decided I'd get one just like this one - in black.  Thank you, Heather, for keeping me from committing a huge fashion error.  Whew.
Now for you guys:  there must be stuff that you love.  Wallets?  Baseball caps?  Sneakers?  Help me out here, gentlemen.  I don't know what you are passionate about.
Ladies: how do you feel about your purses.  Are you toting one that you love?

8 comments:

  1. Leslye Wilson BursonMay 31, 2012 at 12:41 AM

    Ofcourse !!! ... also do not like to switch purses, so I have one for Spring/Summer and one for Fall/Winter. A couple of years I carried only a small black backpack and I REALLY enjoyed that until a friend said I looked "too Asheville" (that refers to Asheville, NC) ... so out with the granola -look and back to the southern-belle look !!!

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  2. Les - I can see you chucking that backpack like it was on fire. ha!

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  3. Seriously? While I had suspected we were related prior to this post I KNOW WE ARE NOW.

    I have a very similar Haiku bag that I picked up in Oregon. They are awesome, very well made, and funky fun with plenty O'pockets for plenty O' things. You'll love it long time. :)

    Be thankful I can't attach a photo to a comment, or I'd be showin mine to ya right now. Because our taste? It is the same.

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  4. Maybe there is a reason we didn't meet up in Destin last March, Juls. I'm not sure the panhandle could take us together.

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  5. Teehee! Glad I could be help. I can't imagine life with just one handbag--they are too much fun. I can't wait to see what you pick for your "winter" bag. I think you should seriously consider spring, summer, fall and winter bags. Now I am off to Haiku's website...just to LOOK.

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  6. Oh, Bliss, 4 bags a year? That would push me right over the edge.

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  7. Just catching up on your blogs, and must say I've never been into purses at all! Have always just hauled around the biggest bag I could find in order to carry everything I own. Then I happened to notice the Baggallinis down at the Community Pharmacy. Bought a nice SMALL one, and I'm loving it! There are pockets for everything, and even a zipper compartment that serves as a wallet! The true test is coming up--will I be able to stand using it for our three-week trip to California? (Oh, and Ellen? Only one strap!)

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  8. Ann - I saw those Baggalinis and even tried shoving my stuff in one hoping it would all fit. Nope. They're nice, though. I'll be interested to see how it "travels" with you.

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