Tuesday, April 01, 2008

It's in the bag

The fabulous Ohmommy of Classy Chaos tagged me for a different kinda meme. A Purse Story. Not quite as heartwarming as a Baby Story (and I swear, looking at all the gorgeous diaper bags that are out today makes my sad old ovaries ache from time to time). But let's take a tour, shall we?

I'm a self-professed girlie and I love to buy bags. Over spring break I stalked this poor girl all over Winners waiting for her to put this down:


But then I leave my finds in the closet, much to the chagrin of the man. I think if I were working out the home right now I would rotate them a little more, but as it is, quick and easy and hands-free works best.

Today's main attraction was purchased at the One of a Kind Show a couple years ago, the first non-baby bag purchase I made after G was born. It's made out of wetsuit material, I think, but it was so unique, malleable and slings across with ease, that I had to buy it.



Who knew it could carry a whole department store?

Business accessories: Key chain was given to me when I was in Grade 6!!!! A big fat leather tag with "Karen" on it (can you say *groovy*), so I cannot lose them. Pocket-sized day planner that I only use for the calendar (I know, I've got a calendar on that ancient cell phone also pictured below - maybe you could teach me how to use it?). Mommy/playdate Business cards conveniently tucked in there. And the piece de resistance, my green George Costanza.



Health and Beauty: Love lipstick. Shiny face. Sahara hands. Mother of Band-aid junkie. Girlie pigtail bands for impromptu hair play.




Souvenirs (packrat section): Straws to pre-empt spills, used ROM tickets, list of cool music written for us by the hostess at the Park Hyatt Restaurant - because we don't get out much...



Entertainment: Dora stickers, Nintendo DS, McD's Happy Meal magnifier, cereal bars, lollipops, balloon. Sheesh.



The ubiquitous Purell that should accompany any responsible mother? Sitting on my jewelry box ... good place for it.


Lest you think that I travel lightly, here's what's usually attached to my left hand:


What Winnie and Friends carry is another story.

16 comments:

飘落的枫叶 said...

oh, so many goods...

I just have a wallet,
I'm a man
:)

LaskiGal said...

I love how you organized this meme! You are too good! A girl after my own OCD heart.

I'm all about the Purell and lipstick. I think I'll always be searching for that PERFECT shade . . . so, three will have to do for now.

Family Adventure said...

I can never, ever do this meme. My purse is an absolute ground zero disaster area. My bandaids manage to look used despite being UNOPENED, and I have about 50 opened kleenex packages in there. You are so organized, Karen, I am in awe...

Heidi

Motherhood for Dummies said...

this has probably been my favorite meme that has been passing around

Life As I Know It said...

I've been carrying around the same purse/backpack/diaper holder for the past 3 years! Yep, it's time for a change!

THopgood said...

MAN! You are one organized chic! Wait till you see my purse treasures! I'll post one soon!

BeachMama said...

I have those blotting papers! Although since I don't go out to work anymore they hardly get used. I love your Meme, probably because I love seeing what others carry around in their purses :). And I love how organized it is, not unlike mine, which is probably the only truly organized place right now.

Beth said...

Wow! How do you get all of that in such a tiny bag??

Kami said...

That bag is amazing! I have half the stuff in my favourite Winner's Red purse:-)

C. K. said...

That reminds me to clean out my closet.

and get a new camera. (The thief stole my cam when he broke in. waaaahh)

Anna-borderline-bonkers-banana :) said...

Wow you fit a lot of stuff in your bag!!
Amazing!

I could sure use you and your bag of stuff when i am out. My bag...a lululemon work out bag, doubled as a diaper bag/purse.

When I went out with Kami a few weeks ago I had to borrow a purse from my sister and then find things to put in it. It has been way to long since I had a nice girly purse...now this is a great shopping excuse, yipeee!

Sandy C. said...

ROFL at George Costanza!!! I SO remember that episode :) Do I see MAC lipstick? i love that stuff. So great peeking into your bag. I can't wait until I can omit diapers from the mix!

another good thing said...

Love the purses. I'm big on buying the knockoffs on the streets on NYC. My Mom just hosted a purse party- and sent me a D&G bag for my bday- too cool. Ever see Bag Borrow or Steal?
http://www.bagborroworsteal.com/

Don Mills Diva said...

Love this meme! Don't you just love Winner for bags? I go crazy for bags and shoes there!

J at www.jellyjules.com said...

I'm not a bag person...but that first one was almost enough to change my mind. Gorgeous!

LunaNik said...

Argh! Must remember to do the OhMommy purse meme...

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