That purse meme was going around a while ago where the blogger was supposed to show her purse. I never got tagged for it, and I never stole it or accepted an open tag because I didn't really have anything to show.
However, I just bought myself what I think is a cute, fun summer purse at TJMaxx (for $14.99!). I couldn't wait to show my friends who actually care about stuff like that, unlike me who generally carries the same purse for a while, with little regard to fashion or style other than "I like it" and "It holds what I need."
Case in point? The purse that I was carrying before is a $5 Vera Bradley knockoff that I received free as a gift at our Ladies' Retreat in May. I really liked it because it was roomy enough to carry a book on those occasions when I needed a book, as well as a spare Pull-Up or a sippy cup since I am no longer saddled with the diaper bag. In fact, it seems that it was a bit too roomy. This is what I removed from the purse:
The big pile of paper in the middle is all trash! I did indeed have a book in it (which I hope to review soon on 5 Minutes for Mom). The money you see was the money that was just loose in my purse. I need a new wallet, too. And, really, you never know when you might need a pack of Equal or a Tootsie Roll Pop. . . .
Someone is going to have to remind me in October that I can no longer carry my cute, fun summer purse, but for now, I like it and I feel all stylin' and snappy. Am I wrong?
By the way, this is not a bloggy perk in any way (although if they want me to try out the service and blog about it and turn it into a bloggy perk, I would be more than glad to comply). I think that I found it when I clicked through an ad on Org Junkie Laura's site. Have you see Bag Borrow or Steal? It's like Netflix for handbags!! I don't know if I would ever pay the monthly fee (since, as I stated, I carry the same purse for a long time with no qualms about trendsetting or matching or anything), but if you're a bagaholic, this seems very cool. I did browse around the outlet section of the site where they sell the slightly used bags, and found one I would love to buy, but it seems that it is no longer available. However, I think I'm going to try to stay somewhat up-to-date in the purse department, so I'm going to keep browsing and see what I can find so that I'll be hip and stylin' this Fall (or at the very least avoid being tacky and out of it).