Archive | April 2015

I carry alot of “stuff” in my purse

Last night I went thru all the things that I have in my purse.
Change purse
Eyeglasses and holder
Cell phone
2 mirrors
2 lipsticks
1 lip balm
Notebook with pen
3 more pens…one is a stylus, but I don’t have my tablet with me and my tablet has a stylus.
Eyeglass wipes
Small pedometer that I always forget to wear.
2 lotions
Gum and mints
Aspirin bottle
Small notebook with passwords in it in case I lose my cell phone
Cut ointment
Fingernail clippers
Emery board

What I took out of my purse
Compact-I rarely “powder” my nose
1 mirror
1 lipstick
1 lip balm
3 pens
Eyeglass wipes-I put them in the eyeglass holder
Small pedometer that I always forget to wear-I took it out and put in my office drawer…no I mean I am wearing it!!! Who am I kidding!
1 lotion
Aspirin bottle
Small notebook with passwords in it in case I lose my cell phone – I made a copy to keep at work
Cut ointment
So my big purse feels really empty, but I am determined to carry it all month.
Yeah, I don’t see that happening!

Today’s Outfit:
White top
Bright blue skirt
Red, blues, teal and white stripe scarf
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Taupe shoes


So…that didn’t work

The purse I have been carrying all month I like and I am keeping. So I got out the vintage straw purse and started pulling only the items I needed to carry.

My wallet – which I changed to a smaller one
Change purse because I have a smaller wallet
Cell phone
by the time I got to note book and lipstick I could not get the straw purse to close.
I tried another vintage straw purse. The top left brown straw purse.

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Same thing happened.
So instead I change to this purse.

I changed my wallet back and everything fit. It’s a big purse, but not as big as the orangey one from last month. I will see how this one does.

As for the vintage purses. I now know that they should be carried when I am going to a wedding, church, or lunch with the girls etc. As for every day life not so much.  This got me to thinking about how much stuff I carry in my purse. So I am still going to try to slim down what I carry and see what I can do without.

Today’s Outfit:

Purple top
Purple, pink and blue floral scarf – another $1.00 Tree find
Black skirt


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These are the other scarves I got at the $1.00 Tree

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New Purse selection

Aunt NolaThis is my Aunt Nola

This is the purse I am carrying this month

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but May is just around the corner so I am deciding what purse to carry next and I am going to try and carry this one.

StrawpurseThis is a vintage purse I got at Goodwill for just $4.99. It is kinda roomy and opens nice and wide. I am going to try to carry very minimal. I really don’t see this as being a success, but it’s worth the try.

Today’s Outfit:
Yellow top
Teal skirt
Floral scarf with blues, pinks, yellows. I can’t find my camera so when I do I will take a picture of my scarf…that I got at the $1.00 Tree!

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Brown sandals

Today’s Outfit:
Black tank
Green cardigan

Green cardigan
Black, purple, green, orange, and yellow polk a dot skirt

Polkadot skirt
Black flats

Happy Earth Day

Today’s Outfit: Bicycle cardigan….in honor of Earth day because if I tried to ride my bike to work I would be road kill.Fashion 004Fashion 005

Blue top

Black capris

Black flats

Today’s Outfit:
White top
Black skirt
Yellow cardigan
Teal necklace and matching earrings

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Black flats

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