I bought a new purse yesterday. I go through love-hate phases with my bags. First I love them. Then I get tired of never being able to find anything in them because they are so big. So I hate them. Set aside for six months. Pick up again, love it. Then they break. Sad.
This purse had gone through the whole love/hate relationship cycle at least twice. I got it as a graduation present from highschool from two friends. It's very big, which is nice, because I can keep lots of junk it it. It's also very big, which sucks, because I can NEVER find my keys when I need them.
Cute flowery bag had seen better days....
The reason my purse is going to be 5,000 pounds when I'm a mom is because I already carry around so much crap just for me! Add on some babies and stuff they need and I'll never be able to hoist my bag off the ground!!
I documented the things I tote around with me while switching purses for your viewing pleasue.
First: the largest items.
-Novel: The Fountain Head by Ayn Rand. You never know when you will have some down time!
-Water bottle: Me and hydration are good friends
-Ugly pair of scrapped up sunglasses I keep going back to because all my new ones break.
-Broken comb/mirror contraption
-Floss: this has come in handy SO many times
-Super powerful flashlight
-Altoids tin full of Advil/cold medicine/band-aids
-Mini sewing kit. Never actually used this. I still carry it around just in case.
-Orbit spearmint gum. My fave.
The Random Items;
-Dirty tissues and old gum wrappers
-Sonic mints...I can't remember the last time I was at Sonic....Ew.
-Hair tie, clip
The Lip Glosses
Yes, my lip gloss gets its own category. I found NINE LIP GLOSSES in my bag. I have no idea why I would ever need access to nine lip glosses at once....but it nine people suddenly came to me simultaneously with severely chapped lips, I would totally be prepared.
The jewelry I get tired of wearing at the end of a long day. I put it in my purse to put away when I get home...and I never do. It's like a second jewelry box with me at all times...
Old pay stubs, coupons, Enter the Haggis concert ticket
Phew. It was good to purge.
I fit mostly everything into my new bag I got at Kohls. (Sorry Ayn Rand, you didn't make the cut :(...)
Isn't it cute?? Love the ruffles and the over-the-body strap. Distributes that 5,000 pounds out a little better.
What random things do you carry around? Can anyone beat nine lip glosses???