Aussie Curves – Handbag

I love a good handbag and I have searched far and wide for one that could end all handbags. But I’ve since realised that I can’t just stop at one. There are always going to be more that I want.

So instead, I’ve stopped looking at the cheap ones that I can easily buy on a whim. I’ve never had much luck with them anyway. I usually use them for a few weeks and then begin to hate them. Inevitably, I stop using them and they then sit around never to see the outside world again.

When we left Sydney, I donated a lot of clothes to the Salvation Army in Darlinghurst. My donation also included five handbags, which had already had their heyday with me. I’d moved on.

I’ve already talked about my beloved Coach bag – my first designer one which I had lusted after for months before finally buying it on sale. I still have it. I currently don’t use it as it desperately needs some leather conditioner put on it, which I just haven’t gotten around to. So it’s just sitting there, waiting.

I’m currently using a bag I picked up from Farmers, a Nica bag, which is the perfect size for something I use everyday. It fits my wallet, iPad, phone, and a few other bits and pieces. Occasionally a water bottle too.

I like that it has a long shoulder strap as well as the two handles. Bags that have both of these are usually a win for me.

It also has two front pockets which are great for my Snapper card, work ID, house keys and a few lip balms, so they don’t get lost in the big pocket.

But the thing that sold it for me, was this cute little pattern on the side. It turns a black bag into something a little different.

I also have my Kate Spade bag I picked up on my last trip to Australia. It’s big enough to fit my laptop in, which is exactly what I wanted from it.

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New bag. #katespade I said I was going to shop while on Sydney!

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What’s in a handbag?

Throughout my life many bags have come and gone. Totes, shoulder bags, cross body bags, backpacks… all sorts. You name it and I have probably had one and subsequently gotten rid of them (mostly).

I have searched tirelessly for the bag to end the search. The one which would keep me happy, would carry everything I desired and most of all would not break. Especially the not breaking part.

I thought I had found that one bag. I lusted after it for months. I had almost given up all hope of owning it. But then, one magical day, it was mine. I see it lasting many years and being with me through tough times. Only when the last stitch finally gives way and the pieces fall to the ground while I weep over it as my lipstick rolls into the gutter will be the day I stop using it. Even after a year of service it is still going strong and I love it just as much as the day I bought it, which is quite unusual for me and handbags. I tire of them quickly and discard them while already having moved on to the next.

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