April 13, 2011

Does Your Handbag Reflect Your Personality?

 Today they are called handbags, but back in the day we called them a purse. Are they the same thing? My mother was a handbag fanatic; she had a purse for all occasions. I used to think "How labor intense is it to keep switching everything out of one and into another.”  She had so many she would hang them on coat hangers in her closet, I even found them under her bed. Does this sound familiar to anyone? Is there such a thing as a “Handbag Hoarder”?
 Recently, I attended two craft shows and I was amazed how many crafters were selling handmade hats, scarves, handbags and jewelry.  I don’t know why, but I had an “OCD” moment observing women’s handbags and I came up with four “Handbag Personality Profiles.”
Mini Handbag- Are you an organized person that only requires a wallet, car keys and cell phone? This personality is the envy of others.
Prepared Handbag- You are not clutter free but only carry items that are practical and sensible.  Tissues, hair accessories, stamps, toothbrush, dental floss and even a mini sewing kit.
Creative Handbag- You are a full function gal, you are organized, keep household bills, food, aspirin and yes, the female monthly stuff available. Everything you need can be found at the bottom of your purse.
Super Expressive Handbag- You are a caregiver with a expressive personality and have anything from chewing gum, breath mints, nail polish, perfume, books , band aids and dog treats. (I think I have seen this personality while standing in line at the grocery store watching them find their checkbook.)
Can the wrong handbag and color make or break your outfit? Is the bigger your bag mean the bigger your clutter? Finally, where does the little GEICO guy keep his wallet and cell phone?
I am the last person to be talking about handbags as I only own TWO, one for play and one for dress-up. I am thinking I need some handbag inspiration.
I want to hear from you. Which personality best fits you? How many handbags do you own and what are your favorite colors?
I like the Chick handbag, it is more my style.

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