Crazy Bag Lady
I don't think I've ever given handbags the amount of respect or thought that they truly deserve. This past week I went wallet shopping—I had to replace my little girl coin purse with something that could handle my my big girl ID, keys, and metro card—and realized that while choosing between various bags and wallets, I held each one up to my outfit in the mirror and swooned in the same way I did when trying on new clothes.
Some contrasted my outfit, some complemented, but all of had one thing in common: they were a bit wacky. For instance, I spent a good 15 minutes in front of a mirror in one store contemplating the purchase of a fish bag that looked exactly like a bass. I don't even like fish, but I loooove a good fish purse.
A bag, backpack, or purse is just as important of a statement piece as any other accessory. Maybe even more important, and definitely more fun. So why not get a little wild? I think I'm going to make a new rule for myself: from now on, if I'm going to tote around my personal belongings in something, it's going to be something that looks nothing like a purse. (Which reminds me, I absolutely have to go back and buy that bass bag.) So, for all the daring bag-shoppers out there... this is for you.
Click through to see purses and bags are so crazy, they just might work.
Am I crazy for wanting them all?
It's the pet you never had.
Yes, it's see-through. But it's also the perfect shade of purple.
I'd keep my school or work assignments in here to make the "dog ate my homework" story believable.
All the magic of a refrigerator Picasso.
This purse is a top hat and a pair of sunglasses away from being Cousin It from the Addams Family.
I just want to feed it some bamboo.
This one screams "FIERCE!" ...Or "Leave me alone!" Either way, you'll look amazing.
Shouldn't every week be shark week?
I was going to spend all of my money, but then I got distracted by this tasty burger.
The best way to look at things.
Here, pursey pursey pursey!
Super size it.
You've got (a) mail (purse).
Fluffy on the outside, flower power on the inside.
It's so.... everything.
This clutch is so dark.
And weeeee'llllll keep on shoppinggggg 'til the end.
You'll never lose it.
The definition of tropical.