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.
- Mascara – I 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 Purifier. It 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?