This post was inspired by one of Megan's recent posts.  I kind of love seeing what is inside everyone's handbags.  Is that weird?  Anyway, seeing Megan's bag made me realize that my purse is a shameful, sloppy abyss of crumpled receipts and fruit snacks.  It made me really wish I had a nice handbag to be proud of.  Instead mine is something I throw over my shoulder in a rush and pray that there's an extra diaper in it.

I've never been much an "arm candy" kind of girl.  I could never justify spending $500 on something that holds sunglasses and keys.  For a purse, I have seen people throwing down cash that would easily buy a new camera lens or a top brand bike.  On a family budget, an expensive purse is in the $60 range and that thing better last a year.

Lately, I've been thinking that it's about time that I carry around a nice purse.  Nothing too fancy or expensive.  Something functional and stylish.  Something that says something about who I am and will match most of my every day looks.  It only needs to big enough to hold a few diapers, a wallet and a book.

A few of the bags I found...

1 : 2 : 3 : 4 : 5 : 6 : 7 : 8

#2 and #3 are my favorite.  Believe it or not, #3 is from Anthropologie and only $98.  I want.

What kind of purse do you carry?  Is it more for function or fashion?