i actually have the medium version of the bag in pale yellow (sand, i think). bought it for spring and haven't carried it yet. the medium actually seems like a small bag to me since i've been carrying my IF audra a lot lately...kinda wish i'd bought the larger one. i'm 5'2 and i don't think i'd have any problem carrying the bigger one. i bought the bag as a fun spring bag, but probably won't carry it for more than one season. its a great fun bag, but not a classic for me. i do love the purple though! great choice! hope that helps!