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I am notorious for buying a purse I love and using it until it is in pieces. I’m not the type to switch bags with different outfits, partly because I’m too afraid of not having my wallet/favorite lipstick/random useful item with me at all times, but mostly because I like to buy bags that go with everything so I don’t need to change it up.
I bought my beloved Forever 21 bag (recently seen here) in summer of 2013 and it is still going very strong. It had two big pockets, a center pocket, two more places for stuff between those, and then a mini zipper pocket for tampons, etc inside. I carry everything from on-the-spot zit cream to a small koozie collection in my purse. My co-workers call me Mary Poppins because if you can think of it, I probably have it in my purse.
All of that said, my bag gets a little heavy. As spring starts to peek through the trees, I know I’m going to want to lose my layers and dress a little lighter. When I switch my winter coat for a cardigan, maybe I should grab a lighter bag too!
I had quite the collection of bucket bags as a child of the 90s. I love the casual grab-and-go look that’s perfect for weekend brunch or a walk through the park. All I need is my chapstick, a pair of sunglasses, and my phone, and I love that I can tie them up in a cute bucket bag and throw it over my shoulder!
I initially thought I wanted a black one with gold hardware (because, have you met me?), but now that I’ve seen the pretty neon Steve Madden bags and the classic neutral nude/cognac versions, I think a light color might be a fun choice for a light bag.
What do you think? Are you into bucket bags this spring, or are you sticking with another trend to carry your things?
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