Purses vs Wallets

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Purses vs Wallets

MamaDivine MamaDivine 03/05/2012

My purse is driving me nuts. I LOVE that its big enough to carry a few diapers, a bottle, my oversized wallet and a few other things. This allows me to ditch the diaper bag on short runs. It has a super cute pattern with decent sized shoulder straps. BUT its HUGE! This thing keeps rubbing against things and knockin' stuff off shelves, countertops...I can't move with this thing on my shoulder without having to look around me first lol. Which do you prefer?

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MamaDivine MamaDivine
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Purse-Large to Oversized
sktb0007 , wetone123 , Gracie , SparklyGlitter , Curiouscat , Kake aka PoeticErotica , Sammi , Nora , plaidvulva , Secret Pleasure , SJ88 , mistressg , ~LaceyLace~ , HannahPanda , roskat , A.Mari , js250 , - Kira - , Alyxx
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Purse-Somewhere in the middle size
MamaDivine , Rossie , darthkitt3n , BobbiJay , P'Gell , Rin (aka Nire) , corsetsaurus rex , Kake aka PoeticErotica , Zombirella , Ilovelingerie , Nora , MissCandyland , Ghost , K101 , ksparkles16 , mpfm , Whisper21 , Wide Awake Daydream , Stinkytofu10 , married with children , Lady Bear , ThoughtsAblaze , BiJess , Kitka , mistressg , PinkiePie , KyotoAngel , Missmarc , ellejay , sunkissedJess , padmeamidala , HannahPanda , LavenderSkies , sexxxkitten , Ms. N , voenne , Caus
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Purse-something small
Chirple , darthkitt3n , unfulfilled , BobbiJay , Azule , underHim , fredacarl , corsetsaurus rex , Nazaress , Gracie , Nora , blacklodge , Adriana Ravenlust , zwee75 , Hibangel , samanthalynn , Missmarc , Silverdrop , Ms. N , voenne , Alyxx
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Wristlets
x203 , Nora , ViVix , ThoughtsAblaze , Kitka , Missmarc , sunkissedJess , - Kira -
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Wallets only
DeliciousSurprise , Iron Man , Nora , AJvil , Jon S , Kithara , Hibangel , Lock , Alx , Dnice , Missmarc , jc123 , MrGoodTool , NaturalWoman , Allstars316 , Positwist , WhoopieDoo , Hallmar82 , sassyNsensual , C-Rae , Caus , dv8
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I use my pockets (coat/pants etc)
Chirple , Iron Man , corsetsaurus rex , Greenleaf , Gracie , Nora , GONE! , Kithara , Hibangel , Lock , Alx , mistressg , NaturalWoman , Positwist , MeliPixie , WhoopieDoo , sassyNsensual , Ms. N , Alyxx
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BobbiJay , P'Gell , sweetiejo , Nora , DreamWolf , K101 , Dnice , Kitka , mistressg , C-Rae
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Total votes: 136 (89 voters)
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DeliciousSurprise DeliciousSurprise
Wallet or full-sized bookbag.
03/05/2012
Chirple Chirple
I usually just put stuff in my pockets.

I have a small bag that I use if I want to bring my Kindle and maybe food with me - it's only a little bigger than the Kindle (but fits everything else in it, too), so definitely "small".
03/05/2012
Iron Man Iron Man
Wallets, pockets or bookbags for my laptop.
03/05/2012
Roz W Roz W
I like to carry my wallet in my pocket when I can, but I also sometimes carry a small purse (about the size of a bag for a digital point-and-shoot camera), which can only hold wallet, keys, phone, spare change, and maybe a pen.
03/05/2012
Incendiaire Incendiaire
I need a man-bag, my pockets are always overflowing with all the stuff I like to carry with me.
03/05/2012
sktb0007 sktb0007
Honestly, I love the look of smaller purses, but most of my bags are large-oversized. I tend to carry my life in my purse with me... so my regular every-day purse is a big monster. Every so often I'll switch it up to a small bag if we are going out somewhere special... but for the most part, It's gigantic for me!
03/05/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I used to only carry a wallet that fit in my pocket, but now I carry a small purse. (Have kids now and need space for fruit snacks.)
03/05/2012
BobbiJay BobbiJay
I like my purses small to medium/large, but if I am just running to the store really quick sometimes I just grab my wallet.
03/05/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
I like medium sized purses. But, when I had babies, I liked backpack diaper bag/purse combos. I had one that was a complete backpack, and I could keep my wallet, meds, baby Motrin, my make up, a couple of cloth diapers, a plastic bag (for the diapers) some plastic pants, a few nursing pads, a tube of butt cream, a change of baby clothing and a change of shirt for me, in case of a blow out, some baby toys and even my phone. I didn't use bottles, so I didn't need to worry about keeping stuff cold. I'd just throw in a sippy cup for an older baby, if we were going to eat and they needed some water to drink. My backpack had pockets on the sides for sippy cups, but I am guessing they could be used for bottles, too.
03/05/2012
wetone123 wetone123
I honestly do not know how I'd ever get by without my purse! I have all sizes, but like the large size because it will hold more. I like purses that have plenty of compartments and pockets with zippers inside so I can organize things somewhat.
03/05/2012
sweetiejo sweetiejo
During my period i carry a small satchel or handheld bag, any other time heck no
03/05/2012
Azule Azule
Depends on what I need to carry where I'm going, the only time I go out empty is if I'm going to a show.
03/05/2012
Azule Azule
Depends on what I need to carry where I'm going, the only time I go out empty is if I'm going to a show.
03/05/2012
x203 x203
wristlets. Or pockets. Whatever's easier.
03/05/2012
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
I keep my wallet in a purse, though the size depends on whether or not I need or want a few books along. There's things I just like to have with me if I'm going to be gone for a while: hairbrush, phone, keys, a few band-aids ('cause you never know), some pads or tampons if my period's due... things like that. I can't really keep all of that in my pockets. I only put my wallet in my pocket if I'm making a short trip.
03/05/2012
underHim underHim
Small purses work best for me, a wallet would not work with needing to carry things for my son
03/05/2012
fredacarl fredacarl
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Purse-something small
03/05/2012
corsetsaurus rex corsetsaurus rex
Small-medium purses for containing wallet, a book and my knitting for most occasions. If I'm not going somewhere long or where travel time/waiting around will be an issue pockets work fine.
03/05/2012
Greenleaf Greenleaf
Everything I need fits in the front pockets of my jeans. Phone, wallet, keys. Everything else gets stuffed into a messenger bag and left in my locker/car.
03/05/2012
Nazaress Nazaress
I usually use a smaller purse, unless I want to sneak something in. Lol. By that, I don't mean anything illegal. I just mean that sometimes my boyfriend and I will sneak pop into movie theaters and hockey games because I'll be damned if we pay for their overpriced crap.
03/05/2012
Gracie Gracie
Most days I use my big purse, but it gets heavy. So when sight seeing or long shopping trips I have a really small purse that crosses across my torso, but it's not very cute. When I'm just being the taxi mom on a quick drive I put my phone and wallet in my pocket and go.
03/05/2012
SparklyGlitter SparklyGlitter
love a big purse that i can throw everything into
03/05/2012
Curiouscat Curiouscat
I have a big purse, but not massive. And I do have small wallet. I like this, I can make it lighter or heavier depending on what I need.
03/05/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
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I have a somewhat larger purse now and it's so cute but it eats stuff! I have to dig for days to find what I want and it drives me nuts sometimes but I will sacrifice organization for cuteness.
03/05/2012
Ilovelingerie Ilovelingerie
I have a somewhat large purse, I like that it is big and can carry all my stuff, but it is almost impossible to find things in that thing!
03/05/2012
Sammi Sammi
I cannot function without a big purse
03/05/2012
Nora Nora
It really depends on what I'm doing! I have a small wallet, a large wallet, a small purse with built-in space for all my "wallet needs", and purses ranging in size from wrist-let to ginormous!
03/05/2012
DreamWolf DreamWolf
It depends on the outfit... ^^
03/05/2012
K101 K101
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Usually an ALMOST medium sized purse with a wallet. I always have both. Wallet is necessary for my cards and license and ss card and all that nice stuff and my purse carries lots of things I need like tape, vibrator, lip gloss, chapstick, band aids, etc. If I'm leaving from my fav buffet, my purse may contain a little more than just the essentials! Ha Ha.
03/06/2012
GONE! GONE!
I generally use my pockets.
03/06/2012
plaidvulva plaidvulva
I typically just use my wallet and pockets since it's quicker and easier. But, I prefer to travel with my big ol' purse, because I can pack just about anything in it!
03/06/2012
ViVix ViVix
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I just got a wristlet. I LOVE it!
03/06/2012
Whisper21 Whisper21
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I use a medium sized pocketbook, but it feels too big. I wish I could carry something smaller.
03/06/2012
Secret Pleasure Secret Pleasure
I carry huge purses and love them.
03/06/2012
zwee75 zwee75
I use a wristlet. But that's b/c most of the time, I'm throwing it into the diaper bag!
03/06/2012
Wide Awake Daydream Wide Awake Daydream
I think most mothers have to carry at least a medium bag by default. I prefer to stuff what I need in a small bag or my pockets, but now that I have mini-me, I need tissues and chap stick and this, that, and the other, so I usually have to lug a suitcase-sized abyss everywhere.
03/06/2012
Stinkytofu10 Stinkytofu10
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My girlfriend has many wallets and many purses.
03/06/2012
Falsepast Falsepast
Pockets are good enough
03/07/2012
Hibangel Hibangel
I like a small backpack, or anything that looks unisex or cool.
03/08/2012
Lock Lock
Wallets and pockets.
03/08/2012
Alx Alx
normally use my pockets and wallet to store stuff.
03/11/2012
ThoughtsAblaze ThoughtsAblaze
If I'll be out and about, I grab a medium-sized tote since I carry my wallet, reusable shopping bags, a book, journal, writing utensils, cell, water bottle, and a small essentials bag with lotion, lip balm, tampons, first aid stuff, etc. But I also love my wristlets.
03/11/2012
Dnice Dnice
Wallet and book bag for me.
03/11/2012
Kitka Kitka
Mostly I carry around a medium sized purse that fits my wallet, which is a wristlet itself among many other things. For those occasions where it's not efficient to lug my entire purse, like a play party or a club, I just bring my wristlet/wallet since it has all the important stuff and I can fit a couple tubes of say lip balm/mascara, etc. in it.
03/11/2012
samanthalynn samanthalynn
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a very small purse all i need room for is keys,smokes,money and cell phone
03/21/2012
KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
I always carry a purse, and it needs to be big enough to hold everything I need, and the kitchen sink too (yes...that is a joke), but small enough that I don't feel like I'm walking around with a suitcase.

So I tend to opt for the 'deceptively small' variety that are much roomier than they appear to be.
03/21/2012
ellejay ellejay
Medium sized purse.
03/21/2012
MrGoodTool MrGoodTool
Go wallet or go home.
03/21/2012
NaturalWoman NaturalWoman
I am so not a purse person. Wallet and cell (sometimes keys) are all I need. If I'm not wearing something with pockets for it all, my girlfriend always has room in her HUGE purse! lol I still don't know what all she carries around in that thing!
03/22/2012
sunkissedJess sunkissedJess
It really depends on the occasion and the outfit. I usually carry a medium sized purse but when I go out at night or to special events I will carry a wristlet.
03/22/2012
Allstars316 Allstars316
Wallet for me
03/22/2012
MeliPixie MeliPixie
I use my pockets, glove box, anything to keep from having to carry any sort of bag around. I hate them.
03/22/2012
Hallmar82 Hallmar82
I use a wallet, but then, I'm a guy
03/22/2012
HannahPanda HannahPanda
I love huge purses.
03/22/2012
roskat roskat
I'd like to be the lady who'll manage with just a tiny purse but sadly I'm not. I need a decent sized bag with me.
03/23/2012
LavenderSkies LavenderSkies
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Mid sized purse
03/23/2012
sexxxkitten sexxxkitten
Mid-sized purse for me.
03/24/2012
js250 js250
Large purse for my stuff and everyone elses who happens to be with me. Hint...husband. He uses most of my purse for those small things that do not happen to fit into his pockets.
03/24/2012
C-Rae C-Rae
Wallet and packets.. Not big on purses haha
03/24/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
I have large purses because I carry half of my bathroom with me when I leave the house. I also take lots of medications, which I carry with me for emergencies. When I go out, I usually try to fit everything mandatory in a wristlet if possible. If not, then a small purse.
03/24/2012
voenne voenne
I don't carry a lot of stuff, so I typically use the smallest purse I can get away with given the situation I need it for. I don't usually wear things with pockets, plus I'm always paranoid of being pickpocketed!
03/24/2012
Caus Caus
I try avoiding carrying anything at all (lol) but usually I just have my wallet in a small/medium sized purse.
03/24/2012
Alyxx Alyxx
I have always been a fan of small purses, but earlier this year I switched to a messenger bag so I didn't have to bring my purse and a book bag to class seeing as I only used the book bag for maybe 4 legal pads because I don't have to bring any textbooks with me. I can slip my iPad or even my laptop into it if I want to, and I don't have to worry about two bags anymore. I really like it, despite swearing up and down that I would never carry a monster purse, but I can justify it because it is my book bag too. I just switch to a small purse when I am going somewhere where I don't want to carry a big bag.
03/24/2012
Total posts: 64
Unique posters: 63