In what way might I replace the wallet to organize personal items for a mom on the run? The wallet replacement (mini-purse) must be able to hold essentials like phone, keys, lip gloss and hair bands but should be compact like a wallet in order to stash in any tote or use alone.
This is the 'mini-purse' wallet replacement from the front. It's made from billboard material (which is a plastic-y kind of material). The mini-purse is meant to hold a cell phone as easily as your back pocket.
Simple back view:
Inside, there is a central pocket slit for bills and on either side generous space for cards, gloss, keys and other essential items:
Here you get a better sense of the scale of it - it's pretty compact:
It's meant to stow in a tote, any tote. I'm no longer focusing on the tote as part of this project, but am still being conscious of an ensemble kind of thing: