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Friday, January 26, 2018

What's in my Bag

I'm naturally a very curious person.  Sometimes I feel a little sad that I can't possibly read every book I want to and learn about every topic that I'm interested in.  My favorite posts are those that give me an insight into a blogger's life - what's in my bag, a day in the life, what I eat, etc.  If you enjoy posts like that, then today's post is for you!  I'm sharing all of the stuff I manage to cram into my small but mighty everyday bag.





Before we get into the contents of my bag, let's talk about the actual bag.  I carry a Gucci Soho Disco bag.  It is the perfect size for my on-the-go lifestyle - it's small enough so that it isn't heavy and is deep enough to fit my travel camera in.  The strap is adjustable, which I have come to really appreciate now that it's cold outside and I'm wearing a big coat.

I also carry the matching wallet, but in black because that's the only color it was available in.  (When I purchased the bag, the Soho Disco was in the process of being discontinued.)

I use a Louis Vuitton Key Pouch as my business card holder.  I love the key chain clip because I can easily clip it on to the handle of my work bag.


I keep the products necessary for a "five minute face" in my bag at all times.  I've found that I'm much more likely to actually put a little effort into my appearance if it's convenient.  Haha.  I use:
  • Skin Smoothie - I use this to give my skin a little glow.
  • Highlighter - More glow :) I just make a line on my cheekbones then blend it with my fingers.
  • Brown Pencil - I fill in spots that are a little bare.  This one is super easy to use.
  • MascaraI don't really commit to mascara.  This one is the exception, and I'm on my second tube.
  • Eyeliner - Sometimes when I'm wearing all black, I like to add a little cat eye.  This makes drawing one easy.
I'm immunosuppressed, so hand sanitizer is a must have.  I prefer Thieves Waterless Hand PurifierIt doesn't have that gross "sterile" smell that a lot of sanitizing products have, and it doesn't dry my hands out.

Speaking of dried out, I cannot live without lip balm.  I'm honestly surprised that there's only one floating around in there!  I'm currently using Blistex Complete Moisture Lip Balm for Chapped Lips.     



There is never a shortage of office supplies in my bag!  These are my favorite pens, and I love this type of highlighter.  I also keep an endless stash of Post-It Notes at my desk and keep some in my bag because I like to make to-do lists on them during meetings.

I've gone from never having a camera card to always having one on me.  This one was floating in my bag, but I keep one in my wallet, as well!  My brother runs and my mom, aunt, and I all bring our cameras to meets to switch off taking photos of his team's runners, so I keep an extra just in case one of us forgets our card or our runs out of storage mid-meet.


I'm working toward a professional certification, and I spent five days in a row in a conference room from 8 to 5:30 learning.  I was getting tea at breaks to keep me alert, and sometimes they would bring out the most random, disgusting tea, or tea that had so much caffeine that I would shake.  Now I keep a couple of tea bags in my purse for when I need a little pick me up at a conference or training.

Speaking of travel, I keep my suitcase key in my wallet, and I always end up with random room keys floating around.  (I really need to be better about cleaning out my bag after a trip!)

Top-knots have become my go to hairstyle, so I keep a few bobby pins in my wallet in case I notice a stray hair or my bun starts to fall.

I have to be extra careful with germs, so I keep band aids stashed everywhere.

I also keep a little stash of safety pins.  You never know when the neckline of your brand new shirt will unravel during a board meeting or the hem of your favorite J. Crew work pants will completely come undone.


I want to hear from you - what are your must haves in your handbag?  And how has your week been?




21 comments:

  1. Always fun to see what must-haves people carry with them!

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  2. I love "What's in a Bag" posts. I am converted to just carrying keys now :D

    ❥ tanvii.com

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  3. I always keep pens on hand in my bag as well! A few of my toiletry must haves include hand lotion (Winter has been rough on my skin in Vermont), volumizing hair powder for bad hair days, and always too many lipsticks! I always keep headphones too!

    xoxo A
    www.southernbelleintraining.com

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  4. Love all of your must haves! First, obsessed with your bag. Second, love the First Aid Beauty Priming Moisturizer! I don't keep much in my bag, but I definitely always have to have chapstick and hand lotion. Happy Friday!!

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  5. I love posts like these! I'm the same way where I like to know all of the little details of someone's lives.

    I always always carry pens and a hair-tie.

    Tori
    www.mooretori.com

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  6. oh i have the same stuff in my bag too haha gotta have those essentials on hand you know? :)

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  7. I have that bag too and I LOVE it. I kinda wanted to buy the red one as well. I really want to try the Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier. I might get it in my next Young Living order.

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  8. What a great bag! I love seeing what other people carry in their bags!

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  9. The Gucci Disco bag carries so much more than I would have thought when I purchased it, I agree that it is the PERFECT everyday bag.

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  10. Now seeing this it makes think that I really need some tea bags with me all the time. That's a great idea!

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  11. I love these types of posts, I'm always super curious what others carry around with them!

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  12. My bag is full of gum wrappers, receipts and numerous sticks of lip balm haha.

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  13. Love seeing what’s in your bag! I love that face primer! And I’m surprised at how much fits in that bag! Perfect!

    Xo, Steph

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  14. Those pens are my absolute favorite!

    Kristin
    stripesandsangria.blogspot.com

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  15. Love your wallet! These are my fav posts!

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  16. I love seeing what other people carry in their bags!! Your bag is so cute by the way!!

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  17. Love seeing what people have in their bags. I'm definitely a pen hoarder and walking pharmacy haha - I have everything!

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  18. I used to carry SO much stuff in my bag but I got so tired of rummaging through a bag full of things so now I only carry my wallet and the lip color I'm wearing that day haha!

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  19. Band-Aids are seriously a must, oh and floss! haha! I feel like you learn overtime what to keep in your bag. I love treStique lip products so I'll have to try the highlighter.

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  20. I love my soho disco bag too!! It's the perfect everyday bag!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

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  21. These posts are so much fun! I've seen a couple of others and think I should do one too!

    xo,
    Steph
    @trendyinindy || trendyinindy.com

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