Last week, my beloved purse broke. I was at Joe’s Sporting Goods store checking out their sweet deals on shoes with my hubby and all the sudden, my purse fell to the floor. One of the straps on the purse busted and is beyond repair. I was so sad. I loved that purse. It was nothing fancy…just a Target purse. But I really, really liked it-it was just the right size, was a cute style, my wallet matched it, it had great pockets and it was pretty.
I’ve since dug up a previous purse from Ann Taylor Loft to hold me over. It’s a good purse…but you know, when one breaks, you almost are REQUIRED to go and buy a new purse, right? (Jeremy does not appreciate this idea.)
I have a Kohl’s gift card I got for Christmas (thank you Grandma Nevil!), so I was checking out purses on line. SO CUTE!
I can’t wait to sneek away to check out what they have in the store. If it’s anything like what they have on line, I’m sold. But this leads me to a question I’ve had for a while. Is the BIG purse the in thing now?
I sheepishly admit that I’m not the hippest mom around town. I generally like a smaller to medium size purse with lots of pockets because if I get a big purse, everything falls to the bottom and then I’m searching endlessly for my keys or my cell phone. Or even worse, my husband has to look for something in my purse and is appalled at it’s dark depths. GASP! Poor guy.
Plus, there’s the whole dilemma with the new baby and diaper bag thing. I don’t like to have my diaper bag as my purse because then when I go someplace (i.e. the Y or MOPs) and have to give my diaper bag to an attendant or helper, then I am also giving up my purse. But if I get a little bit bigger of a purse, I can always downsize on the diaper bag and just shove a few things into the big purse…hhmmmmmm….
So what do you gals with 2 kiddos do? Do you carry both? Leave stuff in the car? Or just accept that you are now a Sherpa?