Friday, November 21, 2014

Santa Barbara "Bag-Lady"

I am getting ready to go on a little trip.
My hubby, kids, and I are going to stay
at my in-laws' vacation home on Balboa Island
- in Newport Beach, California.

As I am preparing to pack,
the big question is:
Which purse do I bring???

I have to admit it.
I love handbags, totes, and purses.
I am a Santa Barbara "bag-lady".

Although I love all types of bags,
I don't have too many
(especially compared to some ladies I know).
Still, I adore them.

With three teenagers,
our family has to stick to a pretty strict budget.
So, when I am shopping
I gaze longingly at the lovely bags - from a distance.

Every once in a while,
I get to splurge a little bit.
In March, I received a gift card to Neiman Marcus.
I used it to buy myself a great new handbag.

 It was like Christmas day
when my package from Neiman Marcus arrived.
Inside was this pretty baby:
the Michael Kors jetset tote!

The inside has a ton of space
and loads of pockets & compartments.
I LOVE pockets in my purses!

It's pretty big.
This purse holds a lot.
(This is a good and bad thing.)

It's my favorite bag of the moment.
I've got a lot of Christmas shopping planned
 - since Balboa Island
is about 3 minutes away from
Newport's Fashion Island.
Do I want to carry this large purse around with me?

Still, I have a few other purses I am considering.

Do you have a favorite purse or bag?
Which one is it?
(I may have to ask Santa for it!)  *wink

Au Revoir,


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  3. Sounds like a fun trip no matter what bag you used! :-)
    Mary Alice

    1. Thanks, Mary Alice. It WAS fun. I brought the large MK tote, but would you believe I bought another purse while I was away?!?! It's a fun Vera Bradley houndstooth cross-body bag. I used them both throughout the week.