I have recently decided to get myself a bag large and streamlined enough to hold an iPad and other accroutrements of my life. Too large, however, and I run the risk of filling it with unnecessary what-if items.
I much prefer my bag to be strictly mine and to have a changing bag for my daughter's necessities. That way, I can spare myself the potential embarrassment of reaching for a business card and having a cat with a bell in its belly (or worse!) fall out. I found a few that fit the bill and narrowed it down to these.
The first seems infinitely strokeable and the second is vaguely reminiscent of a little backpack I had at university. It was also plastic but completely transparent with silver leather trim. All the better to show off my carefully chosen wallet, key ring and make-up bag, I felt. My friends and complete strangers, on the other hand, thought I was utterly mad.
I am well aware that they are chalk and cheese but therein lies my dilemma. Do I go for grown-up elegance or playful, schoolgirlish charm?
Can you guess in which direction I am leaning?
What do you look for in a bag?