Monday, February 25, 2013

What's in my Wallet?

Recently my trusty Nine West wallet of five years kicked the bucket. I was sad to see it go because it served me well, but I was also excited to buy a new one. Your wallet is something that you see a lot, so you should be in love with it.

At first, I was stuck on getting a large wallet. As you can see, my previous one was big.

Nine West via Century 21, NYC

So many card slots

I told myself I wasn't buying Coach. Then a 25% off Coach coupon appeared in my e-mail like a sign from the wallet fairies.

Browsing on-line, I was saddened to see that all of the large styles had similarly large price tags. I knew the craftsmanship of a wallet is intricate and all, but I couldn't reason paying almost as much for a wallet as I'd pay for a full sized bag.

After speaking with the associate at the store (who was kind enough to pull out her own wallet and show me how she downsized), I decided on a smaller and more reasonably priced piece.

Can you tell I like red wallets?
The color is called papaya and it is a Medium Madison style. It also comes in black, cognac, kiwi, purple patent, black sateen, and grey sateen.

I'm not showing my drivers license!
So how did I downsize? I took out my coupons and rarely-used cards and put them in a cosmetics bag in my purse (another way to use the tons of Glymm bags I have).  This wallet has a coin zip pocket on the back and my gift cards are tucked into the hidden slots behind the main card slots.

I've been using it for a few weeks now, and I'm glad I went with the medium size - it's easier to fit inside my smaller bags than my previous one.

How often do you replace your wallet?

Glitterary Girl


Mellissa "Shia" Rondinelli said...

Love this! I've been thinking about doing a post like this as well. I just got a cute wallet from target on clearance ... the one before was target as well ... I use them until they start falling apart or start looking pretty worn.

Happy Monday!
World According to Shia

Erian said...

that is such a cute wallet and i love the colour papaya!

my wallets rotate every other year but now i´m inspired to get a new one in a papaya colour, too :)

Tatiana Biggi said...

In the past 5 year I changed wallet only one time, I do love keep the same for a while! Love the second wallet you posted

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Stephanie Koch said...

I had my old wallet which was Coach for 5 years and it fell apart finally last summer. Then I just used a crummy one until Christmas upon which time I received another Coach wallet haha and I will admit it is fairly large. I really like yours though, and the color. Bigger wallets and purses totally invite clutter so good for you!