The Friday before Mother’s Day, Mike told me to get out of the house. He told me to go somewhere, and do something for myself. This isn’t really my thing. I don’t like doing things by myself. I was, honestly, a little offended he didn’t want to go with me, but I knew some time away just for me was a good thing. I ended up taking Lainey, and we went to Target. I did need a few things, and I really was looking forward to some girl time. I love Target, and I always end up spending too much money whenever I go.
I immediately found a few things to try on. Adorable tops, and too many shorts to choose from. I grabbed some camo jeans, and an adorable jumpsuit, and headed toward the fitting rooms. That’s when I saw the purses. I started walking towards them, eyeing all of the different styles and patterns. And there is was. The purse that I knew I was going to buy. It was white with pink and yellow flower designs. I also found it in solid brown, but it wasn’t the same. I picked it up, and put it down. Then picked it up again. I put it on my arm, and dug through the pockets. I loved it. It was perfect. But I eventually left it sitting on the shelf.
We tried on clothes, and looked at toys. All the while my mind was fixed on that wonderfully, perfect purse. I texted a picture to Mike, and to my best friend Callie. Neither of them loved it the way I did. But I just couldn’t stop thinking about it. I ended up buying it. And the jumpsuit. And I have no regrets. I love it. It has cute little handles, but also comes with a strap you can add to make it a cross body. The pattern is funky, and that’s probably my favorite part. I was a little concerned about it being mostly white, but the material can be easily wiped clean if I do happen to get anything on it. It has a lot of room inside, but it isn’t too big or bulky. It’s super lightweight, but big enough for a book. You know, just in case. It’s the perfect summer purse. And it’s only $40.
Lainey ended up getting an L.O.L Surprise, and we got Noah a Lego Blind Bag. We sipped on Starbucks, and we talked. Lainey said some hilarious things. And I’m so glad that we went. It was such a nice treat to get out of the house for a little bit. Days like this are rare, and so special.
At any given moment you can look inside my purse and find:
*my wallet (also from target)
*a pen or two
*extra contacts, and eye drops
*an old movie stub
What are the things that are absolutely always in your bag?