The bigger the better has been my mantra when it came to handbags for the past few years. Actually, so was the more the merrier.
Wearing larger bags during the work week was necessary because I had to tote my work laptop daily and dock it at my office. Carrying one large tote that held my laptop and a host of other things was the best solution for me then.
This fall, those days are over, and I’ve been thinking a lot about downsizing my everyday bag. I only need space for my wallet, iPod, point and shoot camera, pen, lipstick, mirror, lotion, and phone. Hmmm…that list still sounds extensive, doesn’t it?
Current Bag Lust List
Here’s a bag that I keep visiting in store. I go to Macy’s to walk around with the mocha croc one (shown below) and to Dillards to test run the luggage plain leather one.
MICHAEL Michael Kors Croc Hamilton shoulder bag in mocha. $198.
|Photo from Macys.com|
I even spotted a red MK Hamilton shoulder bag in TJ Maxx (Manchester Rd store for the those of you local) a few days ago for $99 and that discovery sparked a mad scurry to see if the luggage color bag was available. It wasn’t.
|Michael Kors Hamilton Tote at TJ Maxx.
TJ Maxx $99, compared to $198.
Imposing a Ban on Buying New Bags
In the meantime, I’ve been having wearing an old school favorite, my Michael Kors Ashbury E/W Satchel, which made me realize that I don’t need a new bag. So, instead of buying the MK shoulder bag now or this fall, I am taking extreme measures and imposing a handbag buying moratorium. No new handbag until 2012! By the way, I am experiencing heart palpitations as I type this. Can I do it? Can I do it? I will try.
Are you downsizing handbags this fall?