The straw is my current inexpensive find that fit thing perfectly and I hope will last all summer. It had to be pretty much exactly 11-12 x 5-8 inches, in order to fit my handicap placard and medical necessities without being too heavy nor bulky for me to carry. If I have a purse, I WILL fill it to max capacity, so they are my size requirements! My mom, daughter and I spent over 4 hours on our feet, out shopping for my "perfect purse" last weekend, never to find what I actually wanted. Ebay to the rescue!
The teal leather is compliment of our credit card insurance because our card number got compromised recently. It is a gently used brand name that would typically retail in excess of $200 new, that I got for around $55 (could spend up to $100 with insurance promise of reimbursement), I am very pleased with my find! It is the EXACT same size as the straw and should be a great long-term replacement when the inexpensive bag wears out. (I had considered purchasing the exact same design brand new, in gold, for $80 instead of this one, but liked the teal better.)
Remember 2 1/2 years ago, when I was still unable to actually carry a purse at all? Who would have dreamed that I would ever be able to post such fun, personal pictures?! Thank you, Lord!!!