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What's In My Bag?


Hey y'all! Happy Friday! Want to see what's inside my purse? Today at least... I didn't clean out anything before taking these photos, but I did remove a few pieces of mail that had my address on them. When my best friend sees this, she's going to laugh at me. In the past, I have been known to carry a 'smorgasbord' of random things in my bag. Once I had a package of Ramen noodles and a can of Mountain Dew in there for a month, and that was the least odd 'assortment' of what's been known to lurk in the depths of the abyss. Luckily I have changed my ways. Let's take a look. I'm a fan of the bags-within-the-bag method for keeping things organized. It keeps all of the small stuff from floating around and driving you crazy when you need to grab something. 

Polka dot hairbrush// Forever 21
Pencil case// Target// Different color
Makeup bag// Charming Charlie// Similar
Glasses case// Ray-Ban
Red wallet// Target
Clear travel bag// Target
Gum and keys

Makeup left to right:

Depending on where I'm going or what I'm doing, this can change. Sometimes I just take a little powder and lipstick with me, and sometimes I like to be able to touch up everything (especially if I'm going to be away from home for a whole day). Sometimes I take nothing at all, and sometimes I end up taking practically my entire makeup collection. ;)

In the little clear pouch I take some miscellaneous items that are nice to have on hand:

Cottonelle Wipes// Not a lot of explanation needed here...
Everyone Hand Sanitizer Spray Coconut and Lemon// These are really fresh and light and not drying
Cheapie Drugstore Sunglasses// I swiped these from my husband's truck
Dynex External Cell Phone Battery// This is great when I remember to charge it
Tide To-Go pen// You never know when it'll come in handy

I'm really neurotic about my pens and pencils. I like them to match. I only like one kind of each, and I like my pencils to be evenly sharpened. My husband turned me onto these pens. They're amazing. We fight over them and steal them from each other all the time. I bought these Yoobi pencils a while back when I was getting ready for school to start. They're quite nice. The eraser in particular. I like a good eraser.

These are my glasses. I need them to drive at night and see the board at school. Apparently I'm 85 years old. Sometimes I stash these in the glove box in my car when I'm not going to be needing them and I want to lighten up my purse as much as possible.

And last but not least. This is my scarf. I don't keep this in my purse all the time but I had it today and used it as a backdrop for all of my photos so I'm showing it to you. I got it at World Market a while back (similar in white). It's soft and inexpensive and I like the warm color.  

Are you an 'everything but the kitchen sink' kind person when it comes to your bag? Or do you like to keep it really simple? When I don't want to carry much, I slide my phone into the side pocket on my wallet and clip my keys to it, slap it onto my wrist and I'm good to go. Are you the same way? 

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