I wish I could write a real fall/winter planning post, but I'm not nearly as organized as Jenn! Mostly I'm trying to not be grumpy about the continued heat by focusing on enjoying my summer clothes and sandals. (Picture #1 is the 10 day forecast.) However, I did do a wardrobe edit over the weekend, and one of the results was a fairly long list of shoes and boots to shop for. The other thing that came to mind was my handbag situation for the winter.

My current bag is the Patricia Nash London saddle bag. I love it to bits! But it doesn't work with the Glorious White Puffer. Crossbody bags and giant furry hoods are ridiculously awkward to wrangle every time I step out of the house and in/out of the car. Plus, the warm cognac isn't my favorite choice with the bright white and cool gray of the puffer.

I really prefer crossbody styles because I have narrow shoulders. I literally get a cramp, and then headache, if I try to keep a bag on my shoulder. And clutches just aren't quite big enough for my needs. I want a bag as small as possible, without having to fight to arrange everything. Last year I got a pink quilted velvet bag, which did work pretty well. I just know it won't last forever.

So now I'm slowly starting to look for another bag. I think I want a structured satchel style, with either two handles or a single handle that is fixed on the bag itself, not on a flap. Plus an exterior pocket. I'm thinking of white, true gray, or silver/pewter in color, and in leather, with no gold or brass metal. Price is always a consideration, especially since I have a lot of footwear on my list and it won't be cheap. The only reason I have the Patricia Nash is because I found it on Poshmark in good used condition. That's also why I'm looking now, since I can shop eBay and Poshmark patiently when I know what I want.

Over to you! What do you prefer to carry when wearing a puffer?

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