You guys, this is still really hard for me to talk about. I’ve had this purse [above] for a year and a half. That’s almost 550 days. So many memories. So many great places it’s been. So many hours lost of my life where I couldn’t find my keys, or my wallet, or my money, or my work I.D badge. So much time. Wasted.

As you can see, I was being sarcastic when I said this was still really hard for me to talk about. I feel like a new person. Look at all that crap I had in there? That would be:

  • A coin purse
  • Face wash towelettes
  • 4 tampons
  • Various pencils, pens, and markers
  • Pain reliever
  • 2 tubes of chapstick
  • Coins NOT in the coin purse
  • Hair ties
  • SPF 30 Face Wipe
  • A parking ticket
  • Mints
  • 20 sheets of paper
  • A Moleskin journal
  • My work I.D. badge
  • A baggu
  • My wallet
  • My keys

Not to mention that I sometimes would put my Canon DSLR, a novel, and perhaps a scarf or a change of clothes in my purse throughout the day. So I had this thought: DOWNSIZE.

AND IT ALL FITS IN HERE! I’m a new woman. Of course, I had another brilliant idea to keep a tote in my car with any extra essentials I may need from time to time. It works. Perfectly.

P.S. I’m now in the market for a slimmer, thinner wallet to fit in here. Any suggestions would be fab. Never mind! Found one!

P.S.S. Sorry for the nasty carpet photos. Someday I’ll have hardwood.


  1. Jewel on December 14, 2010 at 11:56 AM

    I love this clutch Ali!

  2. Meg on December 14, 2010 at 3:28 PM

    Allie! I like the clutch! Where’s it from? And I think you should share a pic of the new wallet :)

  3. Allison on December 14, 2010 at 4:07 PM

    @Jewel: Thanks!!

    @Meg: Good idea, I’ll post a picture of the wallet later this week! I got the clutch from Charlotte Russe! I never go into that store but I wandered in and it was only $7.50!

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