In my single days, I had a Vera Bradley Little Betsy bag, which was the perfect size and held everything I needed in its inside compartments. Now I have been upgraded to a larger-sized Vera Bradley Stephanie bag that is either half-empty or completely jammed full depending on the circumstances. When traveling (i.e. running errands) with Gus in tow, things are more on the jam-packed side with his snacks, drink cup, and toys, and if we're going someplace like a relative's house for several hours, generally a second bag is required.
I figure at some point I'm going to need to upgrade again either because this bag is going to wear out, or life in general is going to force me into an even slightly larger bag. Of course, when on Etsy, nice handbags tend to catch my eye anyway, and I've favorited several along the way that I've been considering.
First, this lovely style from marandalee. Formerly under the shop name of babyeverafter, I love this style of bag that comes in several sizes, has lots of pockets inside, and her fabrics are oh, so cute.
Another of my favorites is this one from tanneicasey:
More cute bags, more cute prints!
I'm sure I could go on, and on, and on, but you get the idea of what I've been looking at and where I'm headed. And maybe some day, eventually, I may be able to revert to something like this, which is so classic and beautiful:
A gal can dream.