I recently bought this Foldover Backpack/Purse from Target and I’m pretty much in love with it. So much so that I thought I’d do a whole little blog post about it. 😉
The truth is I’ve had it on my mind for a while now that I wanted to find a purse/backpack contraption to use so that I could ditch the diaper bag and to also relieve some of the strain that using a crossbody style purse was putting on my shoulder.
I really love having a large purse that I can just throw whatever I think I might need into it without it becoming unmanageably overstuffed. However, when I’m moming with two littles it’s so not effective to try to keep track of them plus a huge shoulder bag. So, in general since both my kids have been walking and running away from me in parking lots or kicking and screaming as I try to lift them into the buggy so that I can strap them down, I’ve been wearing a crossbody purse so that my hands are free to wrangle the wildlings. 😉
And until recently, using a crossbody purse has worked out really great – until like I said, I noticed I had lingering pain in my right shoulder from wearing it.
A couple weekends ago, Sophie and I were about to head to Hattiesburg for a morning to visit their zoo when I realized that I really needed to nail down that choice for a purse/backpack because I was for sure not going to be able to handle walking around for hours with my crossbody purse tugging at my shoulder. So, obviously I pointed my car straight toward my local Target to pick up a certain backpack/purse I’d been eyeing there during earlier Target runs.
So far, this bag has worked wonderfully to fulfill my needs. My only regret is that it doesn’t have the option to move the straps and make it become a crossbody or full on shoulder strap purse if the occasion would arise that I’d want that kind of purse. Besides that minor and totally overlookable detail since the purse is only $29.99 (!!) – I am one hundred percent pleased with my purchase.
It’s got one large section that zips up and is perfect for storing extra clothes, pull-ups, wipes, sunscreen, toys, or whatever other random items I need for the kids. In front of the large zip up portion is a huge pocket that I use to put my actual purse items in which include things like my wallet, keys, sunglass, etc. There are also two little smaller zip up sections on the front of the backpack that are perfect for my lipsense color and gloss tubes. 🙂
It’s just an incredibly functional bag PLUS its pretty cute if I do say so myself. I still will grab my crossbody for going to work, because the kids aren’t with me and so I don’t need all their things with me.
So, what say you gals and/or guys – what kind of purse/bag do you prefer?