Friday, September 10, 2010

Friday Finds: Bag lady

I don't think I quite fit the normal reputation women have for accruing more bags and shoes than they could possibly use. I probably end up going the other direction which is somewhat unnerving when I find myself tromping into church all dressed up with my messenger bag slung over my freshly ironed Sunday clothes.

I love the bag I have. I bought it on etsy a few years ago from August Lately. Unfortunately when I look her up I find that she might have decided to take a different direction with her business. I loved her bags and she found a fabric that matched me perfectly. The down side of the bag is that it is the only one I carry. It doesn't match when I wear black and it's not necessarily the dressiest thing I own.

I find that the few times I do end up dressing up to go somewhere I am at a loss for what to put my stuff in.  Gone are the days of a cute clutch or tiny purse. Yes, I am becoming my mother. I was determined I would not be one of those who carried around all their life possessions in an enormous bag that you can't really find anything in anyway. I have however had to realize that I can't just carry my wallet and a tube of lip gloss. There are so many other things that are now necessities such as wipes (in spite of the fact that none of my kids are in diapers anymore I still carry around a package of wipes), several tubes of lip gloss all in different shades, piles of receipts that I am sure I will need later, toy cars I pick up behind my boys when they drop them on the store floor, several packs of gum from fruity to minty, etc.

So this Friday Finds is dedicated to bags.  Bags of all kinds really but soon I will be in search of something that will grow with me. That can handle the non-diapering stage and yet adjust when I need to add diapers again so that I don't want to carry around 2 or 3 bags everywhere I go.  A bag that would look great joining me to the store but also to church or on a date with my husband.  So here are a few lovely finds.

__________________________________

___________________________________

__________________________________

__________________________________

________________________________

_________________________________

_______________________________

________________________________

___________________________________








3 comments:

brite said...

Good to know what you need for Christmas- maybe I can talk to the One Who Hands Out the Names. :)

Chocoholic said...

Love the first two, especially, and the mustard one (although I would choose that in a different color). I think I saw a couple of these bags when I was looking for mine but I ended up buying one that size in leather (hoping for longer durability) from TJ Max. BTW, I've found the key for finding my stuff is to put them in little bags of brighter colors/patterns.:)

vildan said...

Thank you! :)