What's In My Bag: July 2011Thursday, July 14, 2011
What's In My Bag?? I absolutely adore reading "what's in my handbag" blog posts, especially from my favorite bloggers. While I was studying abroad last month, I accumulated several bags which have become staples in my wardrobe. While this isn't a fashion blog, I thought it would be lots of fun to compose a little nosy post about the contents of my hand bag lately. I did a post similar to this one last year if you're interested.
I tend to alternate between bags every few days, and the contents of my handbag usually differ depending on what's going on in my life. Lately, I've been rotating between my Cambridge Satchel, my Fifi Lapin LeSportsac messenger bag, and a black Chanel knockoff that I purchased in Edinburgh. I also have several black clutches that I use for dates & evening events.
The contents of my handbag usually include:
♥ Time.mine planner
♥ Moleskine Self Love Journal
♥ Several mini notebooks for notes
♥ Hello Kitty pen pouch
♥ My medicine/vitamin pouch
♥ Holy Cow LeSportsac pouch filled with first aid items such as band-aids, benadryl, glucose tablets, and advil.
♥Juicy Couture cat eye glasses
♥ My sunglasses
♥ Gum & Andes mints
♥ Lip Gloss, Lip Stain, & ultra bright pink nail polish
♥ Miss Dior Cherie hand lotion
♥ Domo lanyard & keys
♥ Random jewelry
♥ Mr. Octopus wallet
♥ iPhone 4 aka iPhonie
I know, I know! I'm probably asking for some kind of carpal tunnel or back problem by schlepping around all this junk everyday!
Mr. Octopus Wallet & Other Little Bits
I bought this quirky wallet a few months ago. I switch out wallets every few weeks just to keep things fresh. I usually try to cram way too many discount & business cards in the little pockets, so I have to clean them out every so often. I think I bought this wallet at Hot Topic, which is a great place to find quirky little wallets & keychains. I also bought the Domo lanyard and French Domo keychain at Hot Topic. I sort of have a thing for Domo. The salesgirl actually told me that she thought Domo was really gross because he looked like a piece of poo. Poo or not, I still think he's pretty darn cute. And I always carry some gum around in my bag. Sadly, I'm sort of a gum-a-holic.
I've been using time.mine planners for a few years. I'm sort of ocd about my planner, and I have been known to freak out when I step out of the house without it. I'm considering getting a filofax or a moleskine planner because I want something with pockets, but I'm very happy with this planner for now. Do you have any suggestions for a planner?
I have had my iPhone 4 for about 6 months & I love love love it!! I've certainly paid my dues with crappy phones in the past. My poor Motorola Razor actually fell apart into several pieces. I had an iPhone 3G last year, but I had a klutz attack and it face-planted on the concrete of my school's parking lot. After a lot of crying & a few months of saving, I purchased my lovely iPhone 4! I named him iPhonie because I name everything I own. I'm looking for a new case for my phone. I bought a sparkly Coach case a couple months ago, and it has already started to crack. Otherwise, I adore the iPhone! My favorite apps are Instagram, Words with Friends, and We Rule. What about you, iPhone users??
I always have random pieces of jewelry floating around in my bag. I have the habit of throwing jewelry on & off throughout the day. These are just a few pieces I found at the bottom of my handbag. I can usually find a few pairs of pearl studs lurking around in the side pocket of my bag. I also carry around my Juicy Couture cat eye glasses, some giant Audrey Hepburn-esque sunglasses, and a mini notebook from Borders. As for beauty products, I always have my Smashbox Lipgloss in Boundless, Tarte lipstain in Enchanted, Victoria Secret's Beauty Rush lip gloss in Strawberry Fizz, Miss Dior Cherie hand lotion and China Glaze nail polish in Shocking Pink.