Thanks to my girl Miss Pinky Lovejoy, of the Thinking Pink blog, on Sunday, September 23rd, I have the unbelievable opportunity to attend the Annual Primetime Emmy Awards for the second year in a row! (I know, pinch me now!) And while finding the perfect dress (pictured above) was a cinch, tracking down a suitable evening bag has, unfortunately, proved to be an insurmountable task.
While I would love to sport the fringed Fendi clutch that Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) carried in the Season 6 episode of fave show Sex and the City titled “Lights, Camera, Relationship”, the tiny thing would hardly hold my blood sugar meter, let alone my insulin pen, extra needles, and sugar pills. Oh, and my camera, which is as essential to this stalker on Emmy night as insulin!
When I headed to my local department store to check out diabetic-friendly options, I found that the pickings were quite slim. While I realize that a clutch is almost by definition small and that most evening bags are going to be on the tiny side, I figured that there would be at least one fancy purse large enough to hold all of my diabetic paraphernalia. I was wrong. As you can see below, I could not find any clutches for sale that were wider than half an inch! With those measurements, I could hardly fit my keys, cell phone and wallet, let alone all of the other essentials that I need to be carrying.
All of the other stores I tried sold more of the same. Even on eBay, the findings are virtually nil. I mean, I’m not being picky, right? All I want is a hand bag that is either shiny or sparkly, cute, can fit all of my stuff, and is not too expensive. Is that really too much to ask? Apparently so, because after pounding some serious pavement in Old Town Pasadena, I came up empty-handed. Unless the shopping gods intervene and point me to a large-sized evening bag in the next twelve days, I will be carrying my everyday purse – a Louis Vuitton Manhattan PM – just like I did at last year’s Emmys. Ah well, I guess I always have been of the firm belief that Louis goes with everything.