What’s in My Bag

What's in my bag

TGIF!  The weekend is upon us and I can’t wait to get out of the house and spend some time exploring the city these next couple of days.  I have a long-time friend coming to visit and I’m excited to show her around our new neighborhood.  Because I know we will spend a majority of our day out and about I will be packing my purse with the essentials I need to get me through the day. Keep reading to see what I keep in my bag.

Let’s start off with the bag itself, this is a special edition of the Large Longchamp Le Pliage Tote with short handles.  I fell in love with the look of this bag and searched high and low for one until I finally found it at an outlet (Score!).  Like the classic version it is super lightweight and has plenty of room.

I like to keep a small planner or notebook along with a few pens with me at all times for writing down important dates, names of restaurants/shops/music etc. I want to look up later.  I don’t know how many times I say “oh, I will remember that” and by the time I get home I’ve long forgotten the name of something.  I really enjoy this small “to-do” planner from Michaels to jot down daily tasks-plus there is something so satisfactory about getting to check something off a list.

I keep several mini beauty products with me in order to touch-up throughout the day. There are usually several lip products constantly in rotation in all of my bags.  Currently I am using the L’Occitane Shea Vanilla Bouquet Lip Balm for moisturizing, NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien for color, and a mini gloss (sorry, the name has rubbed off) for when I want a bit of sheen.  While I am touching up I like to run a brush through my hair to keep everything in place-does anyone else with bangs always find them separating or getting into their eyes constantly?  I use the travel-sized version of my favorite hair brush, which i have raved about in several posts.  If I need to (which is most of the time in the summer) I dab a bit of powder along my t-zone using the Bare Minerals READY foundation.  I have a sample size that I picked up during the holiday season, perfect for on the go-it even came with a small brush!  Hand sanitizer is a must, especially in the city where public restrooms aren’t always available or questionable (Eww!).  I stock up on the Bath and Body Works PocketBac versions when they are on sale for a dollar.

Of course, one of the most important items in my purse is my wallet.  I have been using this Kate Spade one for the last three or four years.  It has held up so well and has room everything I need to store and more.  My sunglasses also rank up there in terms of importance/practicality.  I have sensitive eyes and pretty much like to wear sunglasses anytime I’m outside.  Ray Ban Aviators are so classic and stylish you can’t go wrong. Lastly, I like to have my iPad mini with me, especially if I am traveling.  It’s great for watching movies, reading and just general internet browsing  without draining your phone battery.

(Not pictured: crumpled up receipts, gum wrappers and loose change that always seem to find there way to the bottom of every purse I own.)

What do you keep in your bag?  Let me know in the comments below.  I hope everyone has a nice and relaxing weekend ahead of them.  Thanks for reading!




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