And by “man” I mean “bag.” Purse. Handbag. Pocketbook. I’ve never really been a handbag person. I mean, I have one cuz I have to put my cell phone (and keys and chapstick and pens and…you get the drift) in something. But for interest and budgetary reasons I usually have just one. And when you have just one, it has to go with everything. It has to be basic, neutral, all-purpose.
You can see the one bag I’ve been carrying for about the past two years here. It’s getting very worn and cracked. Time to get a new fence (remember the riddle – what time is it when an elephant sits on your fence? Time to get a new fence! Ba-dum-bump. I’m here all week)!
But this spring (if that’s what we’re calling this cold time of year between winter and summer) my eyes have been wandering a bit. And I might actually get TWO bags. Gasp. A go-with-everything one…and a FUN one. Oooh. I just got a little tingly.
I’ve been lusting after these cute round straw ones since last summer…and I kept waiting for the prices to drop but…they might be about as low as they’re gonna go. And I really want one by the time I’m wearing summer dresses (which doesn’t seem to be anytime soon but)…so these are the ones I’m considering:
This one reminds me of little old ladies in Florida. In a good way.
Or I could go completely off the rails, a la Little red Riding Hood.
Thoughts? Do you ever carry a straw bag in the summer? Any pros and cons to share?
For years, I think in the 80s-90s, I always had a straw market bag like this…
I think I inherited my first one from my sister and then I was addicted to them.
So, those are some options for my “extravagant” extra purse. I still need a utilitarian every-day purse. But I’m going to try and abstain from my normal black and go with more of a cognac/British tan. I think that’s a nice neutral option.
I must have a cross-body. Because a) I like to have my hands free, and b) I have slopey shoulders and shoulder bags slide off incessantly. Very Annoying. And it needs to be reasonably priced. I feel like $50 or under is a good ballpark.
In keeping with the circle bag theme (cuz how fun!!!)…
I’ve had my eye on this one for a long time, I’m just concerned it might be a little large for me. It does also come in cognac.
This comes in a nice nude color…
This is an interesting shape and comes in cognac.
And if money were no object (but really, when is it not??), I love this one for the rugged, worn look and the heavy-duty hardware.
So these are both the basic and not-so-basic bags I’m thinking of for this spring and summer. Are you a one bag woman…or do you play the field, flitting from bag to bag?
Thanks for window shopping with me. I’ll show you what I wind up with (cuz really, I show you everything!).
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