Sex and the city
Season 4 Episode 10: “Belles of the Balls”
Carrie: I’m thinking balls are to men, what purses are to women. It’s just a little bag but we’d feel naked in public without it.
I’m a Sex and the City fan. I knew that quote existed (well vaguely) but I did need to Google it for precision 🙂
I don’t have that many bags , just a few, in the shade of black (incorporating chain handles, satin rosettes, smooth leather of various shapes and sizes) , a camel coloured shoulder bag (feature of today’s blog),a zebra print with pink handles, a small square bag in tweed, a brown glitter tubular, an orange Versace (not sure why I ever chose orange), a brown satchel, a maroon imitation crocodile skin (with matching purse of course!!), a green satchel (revisit the orange thought lol), a blue beaded bag , square Coach bag, a vintage TAA satchel…and that’s all just recall. I haven’t gone to my wardrobe. I know my bags well. Having said that I have a few favourites and the others more often than not live a luxury life perched high on shelves in my wardrobe.
I can’t imagine being anywhere without my (a ) handbag. I carry it whether I’m just dropping someone off somewhere or going to the store. At work it’s always by my side. I’m more often than not the only one with a bag at emergency evacuations at work (imagine if they weren’t drills!!)), I’m that person sitting at a cafe that can hand you a pen. I’m that person who can whip out a tissue to the non-carriers. I’m the person with something to do if I’m sitting alone.
But I do pay the price. I suffer the ache of a shoulder after a long day out, I have aching fingers if I’m carrying a short handle bag. So, I decided to take a look inside the bag I took to work today. Yesterday it would also had a camera , file of notes and a water bottle- but let’s just look at today’s.
* 5 pens (and a hidden pencil)
*One iPhone -just visible near the ….
*Blue lanyard holding keys and a Cadbury key chain
* One pink and gold wallet
*One maroon makeup purse
*Jetstar boarding pass from 1st July
*One shopping docket (yesterday)
*One extra sunglass lens (thought I’d tossed that with the broken frames… Oh well )
* One spray perfume White musk and a container of white musk hand cream
* Reading glasses- pink frames with diamantes
* Empty Fruit Mentos packet – remnants of yesterday
*Lipstick that I don’t here so much now and I found it hidden inside a pocket compartment
*Used and unused (ewwww) tissues
Then as I packed it all back (no time to declutter I want to write in my blog haha) I noticed I had a ventolin asthma spray too. This escaped the photo shot !
It might cause me pain but to go without a handbag- well I might as well be the streaker at the Origin Football match last night, without the bad spray tan colour of course 🙂
What’s in your handbag? Do you have a favourite? Do you carry one much? I look forward to hearing about your bags.