Today I am linking up with sweet Jennifer from from Southern Living: Preppy Style for her What's in it Wednesday. This week everyone is showing what's in their handbag/purse! Excuse the pictures that I have taken. I tried to make them look cool, but they didn't turn out that way at all. You may wonder if my purse is always this clean and empty. No way!! I have been switching between bags so much lately that I've been trying to keep things to a minimum. I tend to keep quite a bit of junk in my purse, hence the large tote, but you caught me on a good week. (No lie, there were no receipts, magazines or granola bars in there today!)
My go-to-every-day-purse is my Gucci Joy tote. I have had it about a year and a half. Now that I am a grown-up and have nice handbags I have realized that I am very much a tote person. I need the space and the two straps. It was my first big splurge, full-price from Saks, but it was worth every penny I paid. Did my hubby almost have a stroke? Yes. Is he happy now that he has seen how much I use it and how durable it has been? Yes. Seriously, he critiqued the thing when it came in the mail and was impressed. Aren't men funny?
This week I am teaching at our local college's Kid's College. I snatched this large tote and matching bag when I went into the cute Pharmacy we have in town. They just got a new monogramming machine (!!!!) but were not quite ready to tackle the task of the bag, so I told them I would give them a couple of weeks before I let them experiment on mine. I ended up ripping off the tag yesterday and throwing all of my junk into it. Not to worry, it is still going to get monogrammed. I thought it would be the perfect beach/pool/carry-all bag for the summer.
Since we are on the subject of handbags I thought I would tell you what is next on my list. Ok, ok, so there are about a zillion lovelies on my list, but I'm going to go for something practical. I have full intent on this taking the place of my Joy, but that is really not something I am ready to have happen yet. And, with this new budget Bryan has put me on it's probably going to be a while. Maybe a long while. I'm totally crushin' on the Louis Vuitton Totally MM. Similar to the beloved Cabas Mezzo but with a better bottom!! What's next on your list?