My purse is a little black purse I received for my 28th Birthday. Black is classic and goes with anything. I tend to think I wear too much black, so a black purse just makes sense, right? :(
I try to keep my purses small, because the bigger it gets, the more unnecessary stuff I am carrying around. I use to have a back pack, seriously, that is a lot to be hauling around everywhere. If I had a personal preference, I would only carry around my phone and cash. Unfortunately, that is not the case at this time of my life.
Second, cash is basically my only way of spending. When you follow a budget, cash is the BEST way to go. Because when you are out, then you are out of money. End of story and the spending stops!
Not done, I still have a ton more. For emergencies, I carry my wallet and check book around. My wallet is the small red pouch that holds all of my cards, drivers license, membership cards, insurance, etc. Small, neat and I love it. Of course I have my phone and my day planner. The keys are my office keys attached to mase spray. Yes, Mase Spray. I work with 3 other men in my office and I have a small phobia. Of course I have my delightful planner that I made from Walmart. I have truly enjoyed its compactness and easy accesibility. The purple notebook is my "Let It Rain" journal. The little red rock on the purple journal is a Red Ruby. It is a reminder to carry with me that a "Virtuous Woman is prized above Rubies". The yellow cards are our tickets into the dedication of the Draper temple. I am very excited for that one!
Alas, the biggest reason I do not carry a large purse is because my purses eventually turn into garbage collectors. The bigger the purse, the more garbage I collect. I would be a complete liar if I did not note the gum wrappers collecting at the bottom of my purse. I have a sever problem, and I hate feeling like a walking garbage bin.