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What’s In My Bag

Sep 17, 2015

Guilty confession, my US Weekly Magazine is one of the highlights of my week.  I have always loved celebrity gossip, so when it arrives in the mail I am one happy camper.  I love the page, What’s in my Bag,  where the celebrities share what they keep in their purses.  For some reason this always fascinates me.  While I am no celebrity I thought it would be fun to share a peek in my purse. 

Disclaimer.  This was taken after I cleaned my purse out.  Common items in my purse are spare change, crumpled receipts, crushed food, and trash.  But that stuff is no fun to look at.

Also note I used to keep diapers and wipes in purse but now that Frances is older and I don’t change her diaper as often I just keep a few in my car. It makes my purse so much lighter without them in there.

Purse | Annabel Ingall

I am frequently switching purses but this is one of my favorite everyday purses.  It has so much room and I love the look.  I have the larger size.

Also comes in Tan | and Military

Gucci Wallet My wallet is almost 6 years old and still kicking it.  I used my Christmas money one year to buy it during an after Christmas sale and still love it.

Gigi Notebook– I always keep a notebook with me.  I am super old fashioned and like to write to-do lists, grocery lists, and ideas down.  I like this leather binder because you can refill the pages and use it year to year.

Wet HairbrushIf you don’t have one you need one.  This brush saved my life, and works wonders on my tangled hair.  I keep it in my purse more for the kids.  I feel like I frequently need a brush for them.

Altoids- I hate gum, never chew it but I love a good strong mint.  Helps knock out bad breath if you have it.

Car Keys– love my tassel key chain.  

It makes it so easy to find my keys in my purse, plus it’s cute!

Hand Sanitizer– a must especially now that the kids are back in school!  Germ Central.

Ray-Bans– I always have at least one pair of sunglasses in my purse.  These are my new favorites.

Contact Travel Case–  I have major contact issues.  They are constantly watering and irritating my eyes so I carry this case with me in case I need to remove them while I am out.

Sheseido Powder– Hands down the best face powder ever.  It provides such smooth and even coverage.  I always toss it in my purse before I leave in case I need a touch up.  It really makes your skin flawless.   I use I20 for those curious about colors.

Beauty Counter Rose Water Spray– The perfect uplifting spray.  This is great if you travel often.  Just a spritz refreshes your face.

Make-up Case

Inside my make-up pouch I keep lipsticks and perfume.

Beauty Counter Rose Lipstick

Beauty Counter Scarlet Lipstick

Stila Lipstick in Betsy

Chanel Lip gloss (the best lip gloss ever)

Jo Malone Peony& Blush Perfume (this is the perfect small size perfume for your purse)

I also always have snacks in my purse for the kids.  They are always hungry all the time!  Veggie chips for the kids and I love the Trader Joe’s individual nut trail mix packs.  They are the perfect small snack on the go!

What do you keep in your purse that I don’t and need to?

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What’s In My Bag?

Jan 19, 2011

I have been inspired by a few of my favorite bloggers Christina, Cassie and Megan to share what’s inside my bag. They all graciously and fearlessly shared the contents of their purses, so now it’s my turn. I am not going to lie my purse was filled with unopened mail, piles of receipts, and crushed cheerios that I cleaned out before I took the pictures! I couldn’t let you see how messy my purse actually was!

MY PURSE
Louis Vuitton Neverfull. I use this as a purse/diaper bag. My motto is the bigger the purse the better. One of my guy friends actually asked me once why I carried an overnight bag as a purse. I don’t care, this fits anything I want in it! And most importantly it is easy to clean if something spills in it. Trust me, there have been many spilled bottles, crushed baby food, and Make-up smeared in this purse and it’s still rocking.

THE CONTENTS


1) Blackberry. I can’t function without this!
2) Tory Burch Black Change Purse. For all my spare change. Yet somehow there is always still loose change at the bottom of my purse, go figure.
3) Tory Burch Silver Make-Up Case. I keep lip gloss, tampons etc in here.
4) Mustela Baby Wipes. These smell like heaven!
5) Diaper Case, filled with Pampers.

6) Forever 21 sunglasses
7) Monogrammed pill case, I store Tylenol, etc in here.
8) Camera, who knows when I might need to take pictures for my blog!
9) Hoop earrings, for some reason I always have earrings in my purse. I think whenever I wear them Sterling pulls on them and I have to take them off.
10) Plum squeezable baby food. These are the best for being on the go. Sterling can fed himself and sip them like a bottle.
11) Prada Wallet
12) Planters Energy Snack Mix. I always keep snacks in my purse. This mix is so tasty filled with my favorite, chocolate covered soy nuts!

Usually I throw a bottle or two in here and snacks for Sterling before I head out the door too. Join in and share whats in your purse!

I am guest posting today over at Michaela Noelle for her “She Loves Me, She Loves me Not” series. So, go check it out ASAP!

If you have never checked out Michaela’s blog you should! Not only is she gorgeous, but she is one of the sweetest, nicest gals around. She is also super talented and pursuing her dream of becoming an Interior Designer. Check out her BLOG for some inspiration!

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  1. Lisa Fergus says:

    Great post! I am more impressed by the amount of designer things you carry around then anything else! šŸ˜‰ Also, you have turned me on to on-the-go baby food! Thanks! šŸ˜‰

    http://natalieoffduty.blogspot.com/

  2. Fabulous post my dear. And you know I love the purse. How brave of you to share the contents, and I would have cleaned it out first too.

    Heading over now.

  3. what a fun post – i loveeee your prada wallet!

  4. Carly says:

    Fun post! You're still super organized for such a big purse!

  5. Alicia xoxxo says:

    Cute post! The contents of your purse, look like mine, minus the baby stuff! Is your Prada wallet pink? It looks like we have the same wallet!

  6. Peyton's Mom says:

    Luv the bag! It would take me all day to go through "whats in my bag". Was thinking about getting the Neverful for the spring! I am going to have to try the squeeze baby food! Great post!
    http://www.babyshopaholic.blogspot.com

  7. gorgeous bag! and I love that in almost any purse…regardless of the price…there is a pair of forever 21 sunglasses! they just can not be denied!!!

  8. Christina says:

    awww your purse isn't bad at all! i love the bag šŸ™‚

  9. Cindy says:

    Love the Neverfull bag!! It is at the top of my list. Too funny about us posting the same thing today… great minds šŸ™‚

  10. You just inspired me to get a new make-up bag and coin purse to keep me organized! I am with you in the huge stack of bills and receipts that I cart around.

  11. So fun to take a peek inside šŸ™‚ I loved your guest post today!

  12. Why do guys always ask that question about big purses? I love your Neverfull -it's next on my list of big purchases!

    ps. I cleaned out my bag a bit before taking pictures of it too!

  13. Michaela says:

    I adore you purse. I want one just like it. And I love your sunglasses and little makeup bag. You're a diva (: Thanks for guest posting at my place today! Everyone loves you!!

  14. These are my favorite post! I just love seeing what peoples bags look like and what they keep in them!

    xo

  15. caycee says:

    I want that bag, and I will also take all the fabulous stuff inside!! Well maybe not the Plum squeezable ha!

    Cant wait to see ya tomm!

  16. Jill says:

    I have the Mustela face wipes in my purse too. I use that entire line for all 3 of my kids, it smells incredible!!

  17. Nicole says:

    Um, I feel like you just went through MY purse, haha! I have almost all of that stuff in my purse, crushed cheerios included! And I always, always have earrings in my inside pocket!

  18. Lili says:

    my bag contents are worse :(( age-old receipts, almost-out bag of wipes, expired coupons etc! LOL

  19. Aubrey says:

    Totally love it and especially the keepin' it real with the confession cleaning! (c: I'm totally not brave enough to post mine…plus it's totally boring…(c: ha!

    http://loveallthingsbrightandbeautiful.blogspot.com

  20. Lindsay says:

    LOVE your purse! šŸ™‚

  21. emily says:

    I love seeing what's in people's bags! Love your wallet!

  22. i LOVE this post b/c i have always declared that i will NOT use a diaper bag and will instead opt for a lv neverfull or a larger version of my goyard tote! šŸ™‚

    xo,
    joAnn

  23. BAP says:

    Hi Love the post. Is this the MM or GM? I am ready to take the plunge. Thanks, Mommie 2 B.

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