Over at Ally's Diary, a discussion about purses, with a list of the requirements a purse must fill. I agree with pretty much everything on the list. Finding a decent purse can be a huge pain.
I'm weird about purses. I start small--just something with enough room to carry the essentials: wallet, cell phone, a few lipglosses, compact, etc.
Then I get sick of jamming everything in there, and when it's time to go purse shopping, I get a slightly larger one.
Until my purse is so large that I take every single belonging I own everywhere I go. Then I have to dig through the purse for 10 minutes just to find my lipgloss or--worse--my ringing cell phone. I get incredibly sick of this...
And then it's back to the small purse again.
Oh, the cycles of life.
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