I’m feeling a bit like Eeyore today. It’s raining. I didn’t get enough sleep last night. I have on pants I don’t love –
I’m going to interrupt myself right there. I’m going to go home, toss these pups in the laundry, and then send them to GoodWill. Life’s too short to wear clothes that bring me down. I don’t love them because they don’t fit… Note to self. You are NOT high-waisted. You had some success with higher-waisted pants before, but not now.
In fact, I tend to know that trying to wear pants will yield a less than happy day. Jeans? No problem. Leggings? No problem. But anything designed to be a “trouser” or “dress pants”… for reasons unclear to me, they never have and probably never will fit me. Anyone else have that problem?
Anyway, back to the original, intended topic. About those bags…
Big Buddha is a big fail. I’ll keep it and use it for its intended purpose… that good-sized travel handbag that can double as a tote in a pinch, but the interior slip pockets are rapidly becoming one pocket, as the stitching between the two lets go a little more every time I use it. Even with the bargain price the Knight found on eBay, I am so thoroughly unimpressed and won’t consider this brand again. Pity… Love me some pretty pleather, and the size, shape and appearance of this bag REALLY make me happy.
I switched to the JL khaki tote with its own scarf. Meh. The interior slip pockets are too wide and too shallow. No feet on the bottom. It doesn’t hold its shape at all, so all of that combined makes me completely uninclined to have a zipper sewn in the top. It will be retired after this week’s round of meetings in favor of a lighter summer bag, probably a small crossbody.
In short, it looks best as it hangs, right there. I think I’ll untie the scarf, press it, and put it in my closet to be used as a belt and/or scarf.
I’m thinking that for the next year, I need a small bag that is happy to tuck into a larger tote for League business. I must look like a pack mule with a fairly large bag over my shoulder and my stuffed to the gills tote tagging along.
Here’s what I carry in my bag:
However, it is also much bigger than what I really need, so I am pondering a switch back to one of my little wristlets. (Link to post that features both the Tig wallet and wristlets.)
I also carry a large Vera Bradley glasses case and business card holder.
I hesitate to mention the little cosmetic bag, because I seriously open it about twice a year. I don’t miss it when I don’t have it, and it takes up a ton of space.
In the zippered interior pocket, I carry that key ring full of those stupid cards for every store I might shop in, a charger for my iPhone/iPad, more lip balm (because I also have some in my wallet and lipstick in the cosmetic bag), and … more.
Obviously it goes without saying, the iPhone goes everywhere I go. The iPad only goes to meetings, the poor red-headed stepchild.
The bag saga continues.