What's In My Bag

Wednesday, January 28, 2015


The other day as I was looking for something I came across an old notebook, this I should say isn't a new phenomena, I have several at a time. But as I flipped through the pages of this particular one I realized just how old it was - it had lots of notes on blogging from before I actually started blogging. The pages were filled with ideas for names, little sketches of logos, and "future" post ideas. One of the ideas at the very top of the latter list was the what's in my bag blog post. It was then that I realized I never did a single one of these. So I thought I'd remedy that and do it now. And I must admit that, though it is now years later, this post probably isn't much different than it would have been then, -neither the bag itself, nor the contents have probably changed much (I've mentioned I am a creature of habit, non?).

1. I am pretty sure Tano doesn't make this exact style anymore because I've had this wallet for at least five years (and I still have no desire or need for a new one). I did find this one that is similar. 

2. Me and this well-worn leather bag go way way back. It's a winter staple for me and every spring I feel a little sorrow upon our parting (I'd share the brand but I got it in a local boutique and the inner tag wore away long ago. I wish I could remember because I'd love another). 

3. Hand creme. Always. This one is by Love and Toast in Paper Flower scent. 

4. My bag wouldn't be complete without a moleskine notebook and a moleskin notebook wouldn't be complete without precise V5 pen

5. Everyone has some Bonne Bell Dr. Pepper Lip Smackers in their bag, right? I have had a minor obsession with it for about 20 years (at least). But to balance it out I try to use organic lipstick. I never, ever leave home without one or the other applied (and back-ups in my bag).

6. When I was younger I was definitely on the side of hippy (I think they call it bohemian now) and two things have stuck with me since those days: oil and incense. I have an ever growing collection of essential oils and perfume oils. My favorite is the line from Kate's Magik

7. Ray Ban's in the new wayfarer black with matte finish. 

8. Phone. Not much to say on that one. 

9. A book! Unless I am running straight to the store and back I always bring along a book. Always have and always will despite the fact that I can never, ever read in public. Well, I can read the same sentence over and over again about 500 times, but I can never actually get any reading done in a public place. Still I continue to overfill my bag with them. This was the last one I read and it was a really fun read. 

*not pictured: 27 crumpled receipts, gum wrappers, "doggy bags," misc. garbage from my children, & crumbs of mystery*

22 comments:

  1. Oh! I love this! I love it when people do these posts and I especially love yours! All the little minutiae of your day to day life. It fascinates me to see these glimpses. We have very similar things in our bags. Similar in essence (lotion, notebook, phone, glasses, etc.) if not in the details. :) LOVE!

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    1. i love these posts too - when other people do them. seems boring when you are doing it yourself. but, yes, i agree it's fun to get those little snippets into people. xo

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  2. Ooh I'm a big fan of these types of posts. I actually used to belong to a Flickr Pool of them! So fascinating to see what everyone carries around. Love the color scheme (likely unintentional) of yours. A few years ago I actually did a "What's In My Bag" post but in reverse, and people had to guess which bag went with which person. It was pretty fun! Hmm. Now I kind of want to do another one... xo

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    1. i remember that! you should do another. i'll out of the running though, because honestly, even if you do it in 5 years i'll likely have the exact same things ;) xo

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  3. thanks for the footnote. my bag is a mess. and your picture looks so neat. I was a bit worried. I wish someone would take a picture with all the gum wrappers and receipts and dirt and all. maybe I will :)

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  4. i love it. we get a more than just a peek in your bag, but a peek into your idiosyncrasies too, fun!
    #4 yes and yes
    #6 is so cool. very *boho* (wink!)
    also, the honesty in your disclaimer made me laugh, especially the "crumbs of mystery" :D

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    1. where do all of those crumbs come from? probably the gluten-free cookies i hide in my bag from my children. of course i have intention of sharing but you know what they say about intentions. ;)

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  5. I always keep a journal in my bag as well . And Love and Toast - so good! I have the best crazy bag story from college. My roommate had lost her keys and in the process of looking for them, took every single purse she owned and dumped the contents on our living room floor. She had gum wrappers and cough drops for dayyyys

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    1. isn't love and toast great? as you can see i need to restock soon!

      oooh, cough drops. yep, there are times my purse is littered with those too.

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  6. The moleskin notebook is a must in my case too. I can't read in public either and I could never get people who read in the subway for example.

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    1. i wish i could read in public but i am just too easily distracted. i can read on my couch for hours though!

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  7. I love this posts. .Mine!

    Kindle
    Microsoft mouse
    Hp 12C financial calculator
    Ray-Bans sunglasses
    Wallet

    lol <3

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