What's in my Bag?

Thursday, December 6, 2012

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With high wind warnings all week, it has been impossible to make it out for outfit photos. Still, every cloud has a silver lining, right? I always love reading about what people have in their bags and now can share what's in mine.  I'm actually quite proud; I used to be one of those people with crumpled papers and candy wrappers and such in my purse all the time. However, in an effort to be more organized and prepared, I've been very good for the last year or so about keeping my bags pretty and clean! Mostly, this is because I've ensured I will always have what I need in each bag, so if I want to take a certain purse over another, all I have to do is get my phone and billfold- everything else is already in the bag.

What's in my bag:

The Bag- An H&M purse my sister got me for a birthday. Red makes a surprisingly good neutral when it comes to pairing with outfits.

Billfold- I got this in Rome. Isn't leather what Rome is known for (besides the centuries of art, I mean)?

Gloves-  My hands get cold really easy, but I like dexterity. So- gloves. I love these because they go with everything yet stand out against my black coat.

"Wonderland Passport" Notebook and Pen- I have a notebook in every purse, so if I need to write something down, it is there. Strangely having more than one doesn't seem to be much of a problem though logically it should....

Lip gloss- As previously established it gets windy a lot here, so- moisturize!

Lipstick (Red)- I almost never wear make-up (Is that like a blogger cardinal sin to admit a disinterest in make-up?) But sometimes a good red can cheer up your day. So into the purse it goes.

iPhone- 'Nuff Said.

Tin- This also came from Italy. Funny story actually... While teaching English in Italy, I had to try to communicate a list of items needed from the store when my Italian Director spoke almost no English and I no Italian. A lot of gesturing and obscure descriptions later, we finally ended up at a grocery store and this tin came with one of the products I bought. Currently, it is used as a min-emergency kit. Since I get headaches a lot it has: Migraine medicine, Painkillers, allergy pills, band-aids, bobby pins, hair ties, and a pair of disposable contacts.

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  1. I love that red bag! I've asked for a new bag for Christmas, preferably a red one, haha! ^^

    I used to have all kinds of useless things in my bags too, but then I suddenly got bitten by the organizing microbe and now I can't have ANYTHING but essentials in my bags :) x

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    1. Exactly! Only what's needed. I'd love see ones of these types of posts from you!

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  2. I love the idea of a tin to hold all those little emergency things. I need to find one for myself!

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    1. bath and body works - cc bigelow rose salve is this same size! xoRachel

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    2. Yes- that's exactly where I got my lip balm too! (though they were out of the rose ones).

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  3. I too love seeing what is in other's bags. I would have to edit lots of tissues, change, and probably half eaten granola bars out of mine before I took the pictures! Love the red bag, I agree it works great as a neutral!
    xo Hannah

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  4. I love whats in my bag posts! This is great :)

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  5. You have a much more organized bag than I do!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  6. very insightful! :D hope you are also bundling up with scarves and hats to brave that windy weather!!!

    xoRachel

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    1. Definitely bundling up for the snow on the ground!

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  7. very inspiring! ever since I left my corporate life over a year ago now, I don't carry any of my beautiful handbags. Instead, I put a lip balm, cards, iPhone in the pockets of my jeans. this post may inspire me to pull one out, hope you have a beautiful weekend!!!

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    1. I'm so ditzy, I think I'd lose things if they were just in my pockets, though it sounds convient! Glad to inspire you. Have a good weekend too!

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  8. I love these features! My everyday bag is red too :). The gloves are so cute.

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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  9. Wow. I Love it! You have so so great blog! <3

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  10. I love peeking in other people's purses too! Yours is so cute! Mine is full of crap haha I could never truly show it on my blog. I actually have a tin can emergency kit too! Mine has ibuprofen, bobby pins, hair elastics, a mini lipgloss and a mirror. I also always have a notebook. But it's not as cute as yours!
    -Jessi
    http://haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  11. Love your gloves! I love seeing what others carry in their bags - makes me think about why I carrry what I do

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

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  12. what a cute post! Spying on you is so fun.
    I love the bag. I'm trying to find a bigger bag myself, maybe I'll look at H&M.

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  13. Hi great post. I did one too. Help follow my blog .. www.shobna-periayaih.com

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