I’ve been meaning to write this new purse post for over a month, when I got my first new purse. But then I realized it wasn’t my ideal everyday purse. I’d gotten to used to my Vera Bradley crossbody for daily use. So I added another purse to the collection!
Adam and I were trying a new restaurant around the beginning of February. I called it “test driving” new places because I still wasn’t sure where we were going to go for Valentine’s Day. So we went to a new place in the old side of the Domain, The Grand Lux Cafe. The food was AWESOME, and we were stuffed when we left. Soooooo, we took a little walk to try and work off some of that awesome dinner. We happened to pass by the Michael Kors store (or maybe I was just drawn there) and they were having a sale. I ended up finding an awesome bag that could be worn as a shoulder bag or a crossbody, that was $300 marked down to $135!! How awesome is that??
Michael Kors – Raven Medium Leather Messenger Bag (even more on sale and in 3 colors!!)
It’s a big step down in size from my last bag, so I’ve been trying to fit everything I need in it. Downsizing does not come easy to me, though. I generally like to carry a huge stash of lip colors, as well as multiple lotions and hand sanitizers. Now, I have to be super choosy about what’s in the bag and what’s not. It has not been easy, my friends.
So I decided two things. 1 – I was going back to my favorite everyday bag, which was a crossbody from Vera Bradley, and 2 – I was getting the matching wallet. I ordered the one below, thinking it was a smaller wallet that would work in my smaller purse as well. Boy was I wrong. IT’S GIANT! Like, bigger than the tri-fold I had before. But I don’t care because I love it!
Vera Bradley – Turnlock Wallet in Northern Lights (lots of other patterns, too)
If you don’t follow me on Instagram, you probably didn’t know that my sweet husband bought me a matching laptop bag, coffee mug, and water tumbler in this pattern. It’s my absolute favorite color combo (gray/black/pink) and I love the pattern, so I figured why not stick with what works? So I got the bag, and matching wallet. BEHOLD!
At first I was a little ashamed of all of my matchy-matchy stuff, but you know what? I don’t care. I love it for my daily use, I love the cohesive look, and I love how durable and comfy they are to carry. NO REGRETS!
So I have my beautiful black MK purse for when I am doing slightly nicer things, and my Vera Bradley for everyday use. And here’s what’s inside!
There’s all the regular stuff; Aleve packets, gum and mints, pens, wallet, keys, tampons, general riff-raff. The only exciting/super important things in there is my rosary, my selfie ring light, and my multitude of lip colors. I know what’s important, y’all.