Sunday, July 27, 2008

More excited about a handbag than I have a right to be...

I love all my peeps. You know who you are. My FF peeps, and my IVFC NY Clinic peeps, and my Cyclesista peeps, and my N54 peeps. Those of you that have supported me without judging how slow I am on the emotional stuff. Mwah. Big smoochies to you.


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I totally blew the detox yesterday, drank far too much diet coke and alcohol and now I'm in pain. But I've got to tell you about my shopping exploits. I bought a handbag and wallet at...wait for it...Walmart. For $22 for the pair. And I am so freakin' excited about them you'd think they were from Prada or something. I've been thinking about the logistics of having a school bag and a handbag, and switching between the two. I don't want to carry both a handbag and a school bag on school days, I don't want to carry a school bag on work days so putting everything in the school bag wouldn't work, nor do I want to carry business cards and lipstick and other work-related stuff like my swipey security card to school. Especially if I'm bicycling there, as I don't want to lug around too much needless weight. And I don't know about you, but if I have to transfer individual items between bags, something gets left behind on a routine basis. I'm just crap like that. So I knew if I tried to just transfer the important items I'd end up without a phone for the day, or without my wallet, or something. So I've been vaguely thinking about a wristlet or small bag that I could put the essentials in and then transfer that between the handbag and the school bag. I was in Walmart anyway, so I thought I'd take a mosey over to their wallets and bags, and see if I could find something not too hideous and cheap-looking. I almost, almost bought a bag that was crap but might have worked when I spotted a line of handbags which included a matching wristlet. I almost squealed right there in the store. And the interior of the bag is sectioned off so that when you take the wristlet out, everything doesn't fall into a jumbled heap at the bottom. My wallet wouldn't fit in the wristlet so I ended up looking for another one, and found one that was big enough to do the job, but small enough to work in the wristlet.

So...tada! My wallet, keys, phone, blackberry and vehicle registration stuff all fit in the wristlet, sort of. The blackberry hangs out of a pocket but it's secure enough if it's in another bag, and I can jettison the blackberry and just take the wristlet for nights out or running quick errands at the weekend. It's the perfect thing. Squeeeee!

7 comments:

bleu said...

Ohhh that is really cute, seriously. I do not like almost all the handbags I see on the tartlets in hollywierd but that I think is adorable.

I also happen to have a green purse so I think we are somehow purse sisters now, lol.

p.s. my verification was ompdmy it sounds like a chant.

Miss X said...

As soon as I saw that purse, I was lusting after it...so excited to know it's something I can afford! :) It looks like a designer purse.

Perhaps I'll be doing a Walmart run soon.

Stephanie said...

You are the cutest thing EVER! :-)

Cindy said...

That is really cute! May have to take that Walmart trip myself. ;)

Tricia said...

I love it. I love the compartments, the little zips and pockets, and a little mini-bag.....just perfect!!
You know what I love even more....you took pics of all of it, so we could all see exactly how it works and get just as excited as you!!
xxx

katedaphne said...

Love the purse! I also carry a teeny little bag inside a larger tote. I can grab the purse for running to lunch or to the store, but the tote comes to work with me and always has my umbrella, work ID, palm pilot, etc.

Sam said...

Ooohhh now I want to go back to Walmart. Buying kitty litter just doesn't seem as fulfilling as a cute purse.