18 January 2012

Happiness is bright colors

Back in 2006 I bought an Isaac Mizrahi for Target wallet in bright blue and silver on sale for just $12. It seemed perfect for years until recently I noticed the the metal details tarnished, seams were coming loose and the threads were grey and pieces started to fall off. For awhile I searched for something similar that could fit a lot of cards, coins and a checkbook but it was all too expensive and didn't feel right.
In this dreary winter with no snow when the cold seems pointless, I found myself a perfect cure in pretty, bright colors. Banishing gloomy feelings and my decrepit old wallet.
On a trip to Century 21 (a discount department store), I chanced upon a bright pink and beige Kate Spade mini wallet.
I never thought of getting such a small wallet but it holds all the essentials and makes my bag so much lighter (a concern when you lug your giant camera everywhere).
I especially love the shapes and color of the laser cut leather.
Its like a blast of happiness every time I open my purse.

31 comments

  1. Oh I totally agree on using bright colours during winter, wish I would do it more often though. Your wallet is lovely. I too, passed from big ones, carrying everything, to a basic smal one where I can carry the essentials.
    And thank you for your super sweet comment! I replied bellow but, as you probably didn't see it, I'll say again. I am back to uni to study a post qualification course on Neonatal Nursing :)

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  2. Excuse my hopelessly basic response...OMG BABIEZZZ! That sounds really great.

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  3. What a lovely find! Bright colours during winter are essential - everything and everyone in London is grey, so a pop of colour is always needed (even in the form of a pretty little purse)! 

    Cat xxx
    http://www.takecourageblog.com/

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  4. That is so so pretty, love all the cut outs and the colour. I really need a new purse, English notes are apparently much smaller then American ones so none fit!

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  5. I can't believe how small this purse is, but good for you if it holds everything you need. And I love the bright colour, really makes you happy :)
    Kallie, thank you so much for following my blog (and your comment). Your blog is one of my favourite ever so it really means the world! Have a nice rest of the day (I believe it's midday over there)!

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  6. I'm so happy for you! I have a wallet I bought two years ago and I'm going to be so sad when it goes kaputt. You and that wallet were obviously made for each other. Kismet!

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  7. Hi Kallie I loved your small wallet and color
    kisses rose jp

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  8. I need to get myself to a Century 21 ASAP! That wallet is too cute for words :)

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  9. I love your wallet, it's so cute! I love the bright color. This makes me want to shop, I have had the same wallet since highschool. I know. 

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  10. This is Sara btw, I have no idea how to use Disqus correctly :P 

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  11. I'm normally no great fan of pink, but that is seriously a super fun wallet.

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  12. Oh, how pretty!  It's nice to have quality in the things you use often because they'll last longer and give you more pleasure.  I also just got a new wallet from one of my favorite stores (Tumi).

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  13. OOoh my goodness, these pictures are so gorgeous! You have definitely photographed it beautifully! <3

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  14. I have a lime green Kate Spade wallet I got an an outlet a few years ago and it makes me so happy every tune I use it!

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  15. totally beautiful. I still hold on to this The Misfits wallet from when I was a punk teen :D

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  16. This is so cute! I really love everything at Kate Spade right now. Enjoy your new wallet :)

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  17. This is such an amazing piece! I love the color and the cut-outs!

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  18. Oh my, this little wallet is gorgeous. I recently downsized from a clutch sized wallet to a little zipper pouch too, I forgot how great it is to have less junk to carry around.

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  19. Really cool new wallet! I love the color and the laser cut print on it too. I recently had to buy a new wallet too because my old one was falling apart. Holding lots of cards is essential! It's so hard to find a good wallet.

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  20. I only got an old coin purse but it's where I keep my plastics and other bills.

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  21. Its so true, its got to be "just right" because you use it EVERY day. For me, nothing is harder than finding a new purse though. Ugh. Agony.

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  22. Beautiful photos! I want it! I think is my favourite color and I like Kate Spade

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  23. where can i find this?? its soooo adorable!!!


    it wasn't on the kate spade website when i checked

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  24. I can't find this wallet online anywhere, and my daughter REALLY wants it for Xmas. Help!

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