What's In My Bag: July 2011

Thursday, 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:

♥ iPad
♥ 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.

Time.mine Planner

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? 

iPhone 4!!

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??

Odds & Ends

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. 

What's In Your Bag??

Do you carry around as much junk as I do or are you a bare necessities kind of girl?? Do you switch out your bags or do you use one old faithful???

Sending you lots of positive energy!

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11 Quirky Comments

  1. Cute post!! You have some really pretty bags by the way.

  2. We have the same bag :-) I don't have my name on it but I love my purple Cambridge satchel and use it pretty much every day for work where accumulates quite a bit of junk!

  3. i carry around a handbag from my purse collection"Messi Floor}: with lots of Juicy Fruit gum, lipglosses and lipstick, a nine west & company wallet with every memory I can remember (aha) and 2 pens.

  4. ohhh that purple bag is killer! Where did you get it from? I am in looove!
    You do carry a lot of stuff around but it is all so pretty! I like your planner and Mr. Octopus wallet! :)

  5. Yes! I carry my life in my pocketbook. And, I like to carry one bag for every season. I already have a bag picked for 2011 Fall/Winter. And, during the different seasons.. I typically carry different things or less/more.

  6. omg. you are the cutest girl alive!
    i lovvvved this post!
    everything in your purse is so cute, like you:)

    i LOVE your wallet! and i really like that planner too, maybe i will get one of those next year! i am ocd about my planner too!!!

    thanks for sharing and for always be so happy & positive.

  7. I've taken a break from blogging and haven't even kept up with my favorite blogs, so I visited yours today and it made me smile. I needed that dose of sweetness and positivity! Now I need to keep reading and catch up to learn more about your European adventure. xoxo

  8. I love your bags! And all your stuff are so cute & lovely! I also have few notebooks and planers, for writing down new subjects for my columns, or ideas i get for designing. I have my wallet, sunglasses, headphones, lipstick, a book or Elle magazine, losions, ... and alot of junk! (:

  9. I love your bags as well. Also I have a FiloFax for my planning and to be honest, I HATE IT. It is too bulky for me. I will probably buy a Moleskine planner in January 2012 or in December. I can send you my Filofax binder and you can fill it up with whatever you like? Just email me your address at danisuicidaphoto@aol.com


  10. Could you please post a very clear picture of your blue octopus wallet by itself ? That would be wonderful because Im going to use if for something (:

  11. Cute post!! You have some really pretty bags!


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