I received a $15 digital gift certificate from Handbag Heaven. They were holding these fun interactive giveaways on their Twitter account and asked people what they had in their purses. At first I just listed what was in there in words, but then I was inspired to also take pictures and post them. One day, luckily, I won!
I chose The Mini Carly because I thought it was the cutest out of my favorites within my price limit. I like smaller bags. I don't need a huge bag for any reason. Also, I'm a petite person and I think purses relate better to my body shape. Handbag Heaven puts the measurements of their bag so they disclose everything. Additionally, they allow people to review each item. There was a review saying that the bag was nice, but it was too small. I thought, "Perhaps the reviewer was used to bigger bags... Maybe it was really a good size." It measures 9" L x 3" H x 1" W. The strap is 7".
The bag is made of a soft leather-like material. I like how it feels, and I like the color. I think the maroon is good for fall. I like the brown leather-inspired details over the maroon and the gold-toned studs. The bag is lined in a silky champagne colored fabric that I like. OK, now to the brutally honest part, this bag is indeed small. When I say I like to wear small handbags, they are bigger than this for sure. Here is what I can fit in it: my cell, a pen, Ipod Touch, ear buds, a round lip balm tin and a mini perfume spritzer. So, it's good for essentials for running errands.