May 12, 2010

What's your purse personality?

Handbag, purse, pocketbook, bag. What do you call the thing you lug your stuff around in?

I've always called it a purse, but I know people who hate that term. It cracks me up when people say pocketbook, because it reminds me of a grandma-type clutch.

When I carry a smaller purse it's very organized. I carry a lot of loose items (inhaler, band-aids, a mirror, blistex, etc.), so I sub-bag things.

See? Neat

However, when I carry a bigger purse, I literally just throw crap in there. While in the car recently (when I had a big purse with me), I asked the mister to grab my wallet. He pulled out two books, a sweater, a bottle of water, and my phone before finding my wallet. I believe his exact words were, "baby what the hell?"

What about you? Do you carry a purse? How big is it? Are you neat or more like organized chaos?


Alison Kinsey said...

Yes, I carry a purse :)
Usually that's what I call it, too. To me, pocketbook, yes, sounds too 'old', and 'handbag' sounds formal lol.
If I'm carrying a small bag it typically gets full to the point where I can barely close the zipper, so I try to find a happy medium!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Yes, I definitely carry a purse (and had no idea people didn't like to refer to it as a purse!). Mine is pretty big! I carry my wallet, a book, sometimes an umbrella, lotion, chapstick, a bananagrams puzzle book, and lots of other random stuff. :)

Emily Jane said...

It's a BAG!! In England a purse is a wallet and wallets are only something men carry around. Sweet and I get into confusion about this all the time!!

Mandy said...

I call it a bag and quite literally thats what I carry. Sometimes its a tote bag ( I have one I bought from Old Navy, its brown has a pink peace sign on it, its my current favorite) and when I want to feel more like a proper adult, I carry a huge blackand white faux snake skin bag that I also adore. I could literally use it as an over night bag I suppose. In my world bigger is always better.

Anonymous said...

I carry a large purse, and every single inch of space inside of it is taken up with junk. I call it a purse sometimes or a bag or whatever word comes to mind. I never say pocketbook - reminds me of my grandma, haha.

Stevie said...

My purse is like Mary Poppins' carpet bag. You could probably find a coat rack and a full sized mirror if you look hard enough. It is so full of random stuff! Sometimes I think about downsizing, but then when someone says something like "Dang, I wish I had a thread and a needle to fix this button", I become the hero because I have a full sewing kit in there. Among other things.

Diana Mieczan said...

I have a huge tote and I have everything there from phone, organizer, gum, water and different bits....
Great post,

Gracie said...

I want a medium sized bag with just one big pocket (and one tiny zippered hidden pocket) and a single short shoulder strap. Unfortunately this purse does not exist.
I am a throw-all-the-crap-in-there kind of person so I can only have one pocket!

Kyla Roma said...

I call mine a bag- and I tend to have great big ones that can fit water bottles, journals, daytimers, and books - anything I could want!

Anonymous said...

I like using messenger bags. I feel silly with big ones and my outfits never really match proper purses. :)

ruthpclark said...

I carry a purse--but it's really more of a bag. I could fit my life into that thing!

And yes, I always crack up when people say "pockabook." Never got that!

Amber said...

I call mine a bag and I usually carry a pretty massive one with me! It has my wallet, sunglasses, keys, chapstick, cell phone, sometimes a book, my planner and a few other random things in it! It can get quite heavy at times haha!

luuk 17 said...

Comprar carta de conducao online
Comprare patente valida
Comprar Licencia de conducir facile
carta de conducao
buy ielts certificates without exams

Post a Comment

Say it. You know you want to.