It’s always a painstaking process for me to find a new handbag. I think I’ve found the perfect one online, I go to try it out, it’s not right. And it begins again.

The handles have to be just the right length.
I prefer one handle.
I has to be able to go on my left shoulder and fit under my arm with items in the purse.
Yes, I put my items in the purse when I test it out.
I can’t easily slip off my shoulder.
It can’t be the dark abyss when it is full and I try to look inside while it’s on my shoulder.
It must have a pocket.
I like two – one that zips and one that’s open for my phone.
I prefer leather.
Soft leather.
Usually a shade of brown, sometimes black.
With some kind of hardware.

It’s down to two Tano Bags. I’ve tested a similar style and brand of bag via students at school. I like the look and feel. I haven’t sought out these two particular styles
1. The safe bet.
TAO WH 9897_S_01
2. The funkier option.
TAO WH 3995 AVOCADO_S_01

If you know me well, you’ve heard me talk about the funky girl inside who’s dying to come out. I’m an ARTIST for goodness sake. Sure, a graphic artist, but an ARTIST none the less! I know – I don’t get to do much art these days. And if you’ve seen my house, you’ll know that I lean to the safe conservative side. It’s easier most of the time. I don’t have to think about it.

But the closer I get back to my pre-pregnancy weight (9.8 lbs to go – and whoever said 9 months on 9 months off wasn’t 36 having her first child with a tendency to gain anyway – phooey)(and then a few more to the final goal) the louder that funky girl gets. She’s the one that bought the green/brown eyeglasses. She’s the one who wants to change all the bedding and paint colors. And she is the one who would definitely buy the avacado green Tano bag. Sighhhh…..