I’ve noticed the majority of women in this world are obsessed, or infatuated to say the least, with bags. Cross body, shoulder, shopper bags, purses, clutches, you name it. It’s an accessory like any other, but than again, not really. They actually serve a purpose, 1. carrying our wallet, 2. carrying our smart phones and 3. basically being a first aid kit for any kind of event. And it got me thinking, why don’t I have this same addiction to bags?
I tend to stick to one purse for a rather long time and don’t feel the need to change it until it’s more or less worn out. I think going to a university is partly to blame, I always wear a backpack during the day and when I go out in the evening I can only bring a bad purse, one that is already worn and can take some heat. Why you ask? The basic rules of going out in Leuven – the town where I study – can be summarized as followed: drinks will be spilled, stuff will be stolen and personal items will get lost after one too many drinks.
For the other part – like, 70% – I’m just too damn lazy. Just thinking about transferring a sh*tload of stuff from one bag to another sucks the life right out of me. I don’t know about you, but I gather a lot of stuff. At many occasions friends have been amazed at what I can fit into my – often small – bag. Well, mostly guy friends, we girls all know the bottomless possibilities of our bags. Even though I clean it out regularly, I still end up with a full one, I guess I have more pouch essentials than I’d like there to be. I do own more than one bag – thank god – but I end up using the same one every time, it just happens. This might also have something to do with me always forgetting something I need in another bag when I actually do switch between them.
Is it just me?
The one I have been using for some time now is from Zara and I’m very much in love with it. It goes with – just about – anything and it can store a remarkable amount of stuff. I don’t think it’s available anymore, but similar items can be found here, here and here.
So don’t get me wrong, I love every aspect of fashion, hence I love bags. And yes I can get really exited about them. I just save my enthusiasm for the right one, seeing as it’ll be my partner for quite some time.