With my beloved old handbag having seen better days (things, important things, keep slipping through holes in the lining, Carrie-necklace style) I decided that now truly was the moment to become an adult. I would buy a sensible, functional, leather tote, in which I could store a diary and multiple pens, all in their assigned compartments.
Then, next thing I knew, I had paid for this little slice of heaven:
Planet Claire Vintage, I guess I'll be Peter Pan-ing it a little while longer.
Here are some of the other contenders (click on the photos to get to their sellers):