July 15, 2010

100 cents makes up €1.....that's a lot of coins!

I love coin purses, (can you sense a 'but' coming on? Here goes...) but coin purses do not like me. I am awkward and I get flustered easy, so put those with a coin purse and all you will end up with is a match made in hell, definitely not heaven. I get slightly panicky if a salesperson hands me loads of small coins.
Salesperson: 'Sorry, we only have small change left'
Me: 'Oh right, (Oh my God) ehhhh that's fine (absolutely not fine at all).

I end up usually dumping all the small change in my bag, whereby I am left fishing it out later on. But (don't you just love the word but?) I want to play pretend. Lets pretend I am cool, calm and totally efficient and the prospect of getting loads of coins makes me happy...why? Because I have a coin purse. That's why! In fact, if I was this other person, I would ask for small coins, just to fill the coin purse.

In reality, I got a coin purse once for Christmas. I was delighted at first, but too soon it sat forlornly in the corner of my bag. I used and abused it by dumping all my heavy duty stuff (as in a bottle of water and my wallet full of coins, that should have been in the coin purse!) on top of it. Where is coin purse now? I have no idea!!

However, I still fancy the idea of having a coin purse, so I couldn't resist picking out a few of my favourites.

Do you have a coin purse? Or what style purse do you have?

1. Louis Vuitton €400 louisvuitton.com
2. Bracelet/ Purse Topshop £12
3. Coin Pures, Accessorize £4.50
4. Coin Purse, Forever 21 $3.80
5. Coin Purse, Longchamp- longchamp.com
6. Coin Purse, Hello Kitty $3.95 sanrio.com
7. Coin Purse, Accessorize £8
8. Coin Purse, New Look £8
9. Coin Purse, Coach $42

All images from product websites

I am going to see twilight today...for the first time ever! I suppose the right thing to do, would have been to watch the other two, but whatever, it will be my fault not having a clue about what is going on. Fun times!

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Anonymous said...

Your blog is really cute. found another stylish person. ;)

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jemina said...

I LOVE the kiss locks type ones, and enjoy your time watching twilight :)), xoxo

FashionJazz said...

These are soo cute! Have a stunning day xx

Lee Oliveira said...

they are very handy..
you are small, so you can fit as many as you want in your bag..
Too giddy? LOx

Grit and Glamour said...

I always have the same experience with coin purses. They are precious and functional, in theory only!

♥ V

Keith said...

I remember when I was growing up that all the women I knew had coin purses.

Is This Real Life? said...

Oh pretty post!

Luci Ana said...

Love the post!

Becca. said...

loving the bracelet purse from topshop!

Thankyou for the comment on my blog :)


It is so cute and also so handy!

Closet Fashionista said...

Those are so adorable! I don't have a coin purse but I wouldn't know what to do with it, haha :p I just put all my change in the change part of my wallet :)

Brianna said...

I have a coin purse from Anthropologie but I haven't used it yet either. Like you, I'm awkward, too.

And I think you'll be okay watching Eclipse without watching the other two, you shouldn't be too lost.

Pop Champagne said...

coin purses are nice! I like that coach coin purse, the hello kitty one is cute too. haha we have this coin jar at home and I've been trying to get rid of all my change so sometimes I would give the cashier 10 pennies instead of a 10 cent coin

Abi-Anne said...

I hate it when cashier get inpatient when you try to pay them in coins. It's still money I want to say. Maybe if I had a cute little coin purse like the 1st LV and the 9th Coach, it will make the process easier.

Next-Trend.Com said...

my favorite coin purse is the 4th <3

Rachel {Inspiration in Italy} said...

I like coin purses too! I had one from Urban Outfitters for a while. I love #s 3, 4, and 5 that you have listed here! So adorable!


Anonymous said...

# 8 is sooo beautiful, I want!!


johanna said...

what a great and helpful post

English Rose ♥ said...

Love coin purses!

Merci beaucoup for your wonderful comments and support darling, it really means a lot ♥

Je suis très très TRÈS désolée for the late reply!

Have a lovely week dearest =]

Stay safe and chic ma chérie,
English Rose x

Couture Carrie said...

Oooooh now I need a coin purse!
I love your f21 find!


Marie Z. said...

Cute picks! I have a coin purse but I don't really use it, I use my wallet which has that section for coins. I do however save my extra change in a huge empty liquor bottle. Last year I turned in $300.00 worth of coins! Adds up fast : )

beewaits said...

I don't think I've ever had a coin purse. I feel like such a diva saying this but I hate carrying cash...I pay for everything by card and believe taxis should have a chip and pin machine for the likes of me.
I like my purses with lots of room for cards and pictures.
I once had a perfect purse (rip)..it was vintage leather with peacocks on it and it had all my photos and a few love letters tucked into it and I lost it..obviously.



Pearl said...

Thanks ;) Great note:)

Diana Mieczan said...

The nr.7 is adorable. I dont use purses at all but after this post I might just get one:) So cute! Have fun tonight:)

miss_vogue said...

you know I don't have a coin purse--but now I want one!

BeckyDazzler said...

Oooh i really want a coin purse!!! I usually just fling the coins into my wallet and they all fall out next time I take it out, not a good look!

ediot said...

i completely agree with you darling .
coin purses are so cute. but i cant have them anymore- theyre not that practical..
hope youre having a wonderful week darling

xx ediot

Rebel Attitude said...

Hi Sarah! In my case I have got a big purse, for coins, ticket, cards...
Kisses and happy weekend!!

Fashion Cappuccino said...

I'm a mess when it comes to coins...I don't have a coin purse so I just dumped them in my bag and when they become too heavy for me to carry them around, I then transfer them to my "piggy bank" box. I seriously need to get a coin purse though! xoxxoxoo

All Things Nice said...

Coin purses are very pretty, I have a lovely one but haven't used it for ages, perhaps I should.

Anonymous said...

I don't have one :(
But I love Accessorize coin purse

Miri said...

Cute post - I have an old embarrassing Gucci coin purse ;-P, but I still use it when I'm going out.
Did you like the Eclipse movie - For me it was way too tacky and too much kissing, but I kind of loved the books


Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

I don't but #7 is SO cute!!!

Sara Lynn said...

lol I do the same thing! Right now I have a really cool one, but I never can find it in my bag.

I used to have that Hello Kitty one! It was sooo cute but it got really dirty from my bag :(

Anonymous said...

I am in total agreement with you! Coin purses can be a disaster, and I hate just standing at the register for what seems like forever while I"m trying to dig for it in my purse. I just throw all my change in my bag, now. But I'm loving the coin purses you chose. Especially that first one; it's so darling.

And have fun at the movies :)



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MarchMusings said...

Just about every shop here has an EFTPOS machine so I don't carry cash at all. For non-NZers -an EFTPOS machine is a swipe card terminal that uses a debit or credit card. Really convenient

Becca said...

I'm not really cut out for coin purses either. I usually carry a huge purse that is stuffed to the brim, so a coin purse just gets lost in the shuffle. I much prefer a big foldover wallet with a zip compartment for change, it's so much easier for me to handle.

Yaary said...

cute cute cute items here :)

Fashionablemente said...

Hi Sarah!

Pretty much is the same story with me haha, i throw the coins in my bag and then i fish them but i never use my coin purses, but i really love your choices.

Miss M


Elaine said...

I love the silver beaded one! I don't have a coin purse but I'm going to need one soon!

clothed much, a modest fashion blog

vdcouture said...

i love all of the clutches :) smoochies, have followed you anyway


ari said...

I love that hello kitty one, actually I need ;)

B a la Moda said...

I have never had a coin purse. I just have my regular wallet and that is it. I like them but we have so many things to carry in the bag...

B* a la Moda

Marie said...

Yes, it is the right thing to do to see Twilight. However, don't be surprised if you come back with an unhealthy obsession for pale boys or tan boys that happen to be ripped. :) Love the 3rd one!

Velvet said...

I love coin purses. Currently I'm using one (Winnie The Pooh haha) but during the year (in the university) I need a big purse!

Let me know if you liked the film.


Kimandra - clothing and accessories

Thanks a lot ♥

Lovely coin purses!

♥ Kimandra

Cheryl: Oh to Be a Muse said...

i had a bunch of coin purses when i was younger, and i don't really know where they came from. maybe my mom. but i don't have any now--i just put everything in the big bag i lug around!