Most of the time I have two handbag personalities. Either I’m lugging around a tote with everything but the kitchen sink inside, or all I have is a wristlet with the bare necessities. Lately, I have been trying to fall somewhere in the middle. I’m a little bit older now and can’t handle lugging around a 6 lb handbag. While the wristlet is fine for nights out I need a little something a little bit more for daytime.
My go to the past few weeks is a mid-sized satchel bag. This style is perfect for work days. It’s not huge so it keeps me from overloading it. When I really think about the things I tend to use during the week I hardly touch most of what is in my bag anyway.
I snagged the perfect cream colored medium sized wristlet a few weeks and I just love it. One wall has a few slip pockets; nowadays I carry a bit of cash, one credit card, my debit card and ID so I no longer need a huge wallet. The other wall of the wristlet has a large zippered pocket where I usually stash a few bobby pins and an extra hair tie.
I can fit pretty much everything I need in here to carry alone or slip it into a larger bag. I surprise myself with how low maintenance I’ve become. There are a few essentials that are always with me.