For someone who is not big on the whole idea of carrying a purse everywhere, I sure know how to stuff mine to the brim. There’s a greeting card joke that women’s purses get bigger as they get older. At this rate I will need a suitcase by the time I turn 50.
In the spirit of spring cleaning during some unseasonably warm weather we’re having in Toronto and elsewhere, I finally got around to cleaning my purse out.
Here’s a rough idea of what I found in various pockets, and lost in the inner lining:
THE USUAL SUSPECTS
- day planner
- bus pass
- cell phone
- a pack of gum
- small lip gloss
- facial blotting tissues
- a knitted toque
- a pair of earplugs
- 2 restaurant candies
- a calculator & pen set (freebie promo)
- a zipper pull that had broken off the purse
- 18 cents in change
- a purple pen cap
- a single hair pin
I suppose I’ve heard of crazier things coming out of a handbag, but still, who came up with the idea that stashing your stuff in a bag was a great way to organize things? Purses are annoying to carry and they never have enough pockets.
Here’s a much better idea:
This stylish trench coat has EIGHTEEN pockets!! If I didn’t have reservations about buying clothes without trying them on, I’d probably have one already.
My inner nerd loves that it’s a jacket that needs its own filing system. My inner tomboy loves the idea of finally ditching this cumbersome purse habit. And who can resist when something strikes a great balance between aesthetics and practicality?
I guess with summer on the way and coat weather quickly disappearing, I’ll just have to settle for one of these.
Am I the only woman who would rather ditch the handbag habit altogether?