Simplify your life: Drop that Mom Bag and Grab a Clutch

posted on September 28, 2012 by  |  posted under Fashion  |  12 Comments

Mom Bag to Clutch

 “Where are my keys?”

Do you ever find yourself asking that as you dig around your overstuffed bag?

Mom Bag to Clutch

I do.

A lot.

 I have a bad case of  “Mom-Bag Syndrome.”

In fact, it wasn’t until I was frantically searching for my wallet one day and I had to look in seven- yes SEVEN different bags to realize I had a problem.

It was so comical that I decided to jot down the magical things I found. In one bag I found: a whistle, crayons, lipstick, knitting needles, string, a swimsuit, flashlight, a hot chocolate packet, finger puppets, earnings (I had been looking for those), several flavors of lipgloss, action heros, change of clothing for my son, multiple pens, a small notebook, gloves, fruitsnacks, wax lips (random I know), sunglasses, toothpaste, playdoh, and hand sanitizer all in ONE bag! But NO WALLET!!!

Mom Bag to Clutch

Well, I have found the solution!

Drop that “Mom Bag” and grab a clutch instead!

Well, that is if you don’t have small infants who need a lot of items. But even if you still have small children- still take the clutch and have a little bag ready in the car with items you may need for your children or yourself but don’t necessarily have to tote  around.

If  you don’t have small children…no excuses: DROP THAT MOM BAG!

One of my favorite bag features that I have seen are bags that have a two in one feature like this teal bag c/o Grace Adele.

Mom Bag to Clutch

The bag itself can hold a clutch with your essential items and that way if you need to simplify- you can take it out like this:

 Mom Bag to Clutch

 Go from taking everything with you.

Mom Bag to Clutch

To this:

Mom Bag to Clutch

And let me just say, that for some reason when I carry around a smaller purse or a clutch- I have an extra pep in my step. It makes me feel younger, fresher,  sexier, and for one moment I can be…just me… without the heavy “Mom bag” attached to my arm.

Mom Bag to Clutch

Try it.

Mom Bag to Clutch
Mom Bag to Clutch
Mom Bag to Clutch
(Polk-a-dot Shirt: Zara,  Pink Pants: Urban Outfitters,  Earrings and Bracelet: c/o Grace Adele)
Now I am off to simply and clean out my bags and have that clutch ready to go with only the essentials.
What are your essentials that you must have in your bag?
Mom Bag to Clutch
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 * Teal bag, clutch, earrings, and bracelet were supplied by Grace Adele, all opinions and review are my own.
    1. September 28th, 2012 at 8:07 am
      Alison says:
      Holy Schmoly Arm Muscles! I must comment on that first. Next life I'd like your and eyelashes please. Okay yes, a clutch! Love this so much better than the deep purse that is the pit of stuff. Thanks for the cute post!
      • September 28th, 2012 at 12:28 pm
        Cristi says:
        Funny because I have had all those same thoughts about you! I blame crossfit... mingled with several bags of candy corn- both which I can't seem to get enough of. Good to know there is a little bit of progress in the arm department- I was pretty sure they were canceling each other out.
    2. September 28th, 2012 at 2:34 pm
      Shelley says:
      I have a Grace Adele bag too, with the "clutch"/Purse pull out feature and I LOVE it. Thanks for the cute post. I HATE looking for my long lost keys.
    3. October 1st, 2012 at 1:11 pm
      Laura says:
      I am super happy that Scentsy made Grace Adele! Not only is it amazingly stylish it is awesome that you can mix and match you handbags an clutches and add other accessories and even jewelry! <3 Also thy are great quality and cheaper than other name brands ;) just sayin lol!
    4. October 1st, 2012 at 1:15 pm
      the domestic fringe says:
      Oh, my. That's me, the mom-bag woman. I've carried one for so long, I might be lost without it. Sometimes in the stores, I forgo a plastic bag and just use my purse. So pathetic. Maybe I should down-size, at least once in a while.

    5. October 2nd, 2012 at 4:17 pm
      Kelly Tenney says:
      I LOVE that bag! I have a black Lily, too, and she is awesome. I can't believe how much I can fit in there, and I love my leopard Rae clutch with her. Thanks for sharing with everyone about Grace Adele! It's my newest obsession. :)
    6. October 3rd, 2012 at 9:31 pm
      Barbara says:
      Yes I agree with the Drop that Mom Bag and Grab a Clutch”
      this is what I had in mine.
      1. Keys, 2 sets one for me and one for my daughter which is always in the bag, for just in case
      2. Wallet
      3. 10 Hankies and 1 tissue (probably used)
      4. Comb
      5. Diary
      6. 2 – Lipsticks
      7. 2 - cards of Painkillers
      8. 2 - 15ml bottles of hand sanitizer
      9. sugarine (artificial sweetener)
      10. 2 glasses cases 1 for reading and 1 one sun
      11. Name tag, well really I do know who I am....I think
      12. Mirror- just checking to see who I am
      13. Business cards. dito
      14. Mobile phone
      15. Pen
      16. Camera - I have a phone with a camera so why do I have it don't know that either
      17. Sat nav - don't know I know my way around where I live and the local countryside.
      18. 2 empty diet wrappers.
      19. 2 diet bars. (got to have them as I may get hungry)
      this is ridiculous, I am glad to have read this page.
      Thank you I will be changing my habits.
      don't need to big bag. smaller is everything.
      What did everyone else have in theirs.
      • October 8th, 2012 at 9:19 am
        sheila says:
        All things we think we can't live without. But, surprise!
    7. October 9th, 2012 at 7:34 pm
      Gayle says:
      I am SO in LOVE with Grace Adele! It's ridiculous! These bags are amazing & the organizational, stylish system is SO far ahead of anything else out there!

      LOVE! LOVE!! LOVE!!
    8. October 11th, 2012 at 8:32 am
      Beth P says:
      This is such a wonderful purse system. There are so many more accessories you should check out! Head on over to see what I mean
    9. August 28th, 2013 at 8:13 am
      Sherri says:
      I love the teal bag but can't find it on the Grace Adele web site. Do you know the style name? Thanks!
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