Friday, December 21, 2012

In My Bag

I've been carrying around the same neon green purse from Francesca's that Daniel gave me for my Birthday in August since... well... August. I would think that with my love of accessories that I would swap out purses with every outfit... but for me? That's just not the case. I'm a one purse kind of woman.

I love functional, pocket-filled, little purses. Like this one—it's small. It has an adjustable strap. It's a purse that Daniel actually likes... and let's not forget, if I wear it as a crossbody, it doubles as a crossing guard sash because it's super bright. Win win.

But for some people, like my sister (hey Marns!) who carries a suitcase with her wherever she goes, she often wonders what I can possibly fit into something so small. So today, Katie and I are joining forces to bring you a "What's In My Bag" linkup.

  • A Vera Bradley wallet. I actually switch out my wallets often. This is one of my favorites. I'm a huge VB fan. In fact, most of my past (and most loved) purses are VB's.
  • Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb rollerball. Not my main perfume, but awesome for the days when I forget to spritz on my signature fragrance.
  • A nail file. I'm meticulous about having straight & square nails.
  • A pen. That one is from my church.
  • Eye drops. My Idaho allergies give me dry, dry eyes.
  • A zip drive for photo storage.
  • A Mentos gum container, which is currently holding pieces of Trident Spearmint gum.
  • Mac lipstick in Modesty--the color I wore for our wedding.
  • Yes To Carrots Lip Butter in Sweet Fig (Mint is my favorite).
  • Yes To Carrots Color Balm in Peachy Keen.
  • Palladio (from Sally Beauty Supply) lip gloss in Champagne.
  • Keys! 
Depending on the day, you might also find an assortment of coupons, mascara, or a pair of glasses. If I'm skipping the purse altogether for the day, I always grab the wallet and my Yes To Carrots Lip Butter. My favorite thing about those Vera Bradley wallets is that they have a wrist strap (which tucks neatly away inside), and they fit all your cards, cash, and checks, as well as my cell phone and my chapstick. Most days, it's all I really need.

Did you think I'd be the kind of person to carry a tiny purse? Or did you expect me to tote around a Mary Poppins satchel?

Before you jet to go enjoy your weekend, first make sure to say hi to Katie, and second, come link up and tell us what's in your bag! I can't wait to see (and maybe even get some last-minute Christmas gift ideas)!


Annaliese said...

Love that VB print! That's what my makeup bag is. :-) I'm with you on how adorable VB is!

xoxo Miss ALK

Sidney said...

Such a cute purse. It's too bright for me, but I've always been jealous of those women that can pull it off! I have SO much junk in my purse because I don't ever want to be caught off guard. What if I have a headache? What if my hair gets tangled? What if I run out of lotion in the first bottle? What if I NEED the fruit snacks because I'm starving? It goes on and on. I commend you for being able to survive on the essentials!

IdahoWildflower said...

Love it! I sold it to Daniel :) So happy to see it is well loved <3!!

Betsy Transatlantically said...

I'm with your sister! that bag is adorable, but I NEED SO MANY MORE THINGS. haha :) maybe it's a sign that I need to simplify my life?

Kristin said...

I love the neon! And love pretty much anything Vera Bradley. I wish the stuff in my bag looked that cute.


L said...

What a fun idea for a linkup. I may have to join you for this haha. Although my bag is usually pretty uneventful =)
Much Love!

Heather Ward said...

Your purse is super organized. Jealous!

Victoria said...

A lot of these went around this year, but I still enjoy reading them!

Love the simplicity of your bag. I'm a suitcase lugger too!

his little lady said...

I always carry around a small satchel but you'd be surprised how much I can fit into it. The mister always calls it my "Mary Poppins" purse, haha. Great post girl!
xo TJ

Cate said...

Man, yours is so neat and tidy! I did a peek into mine last year, so it's an oldie but a goodie.

Why Girls Are Weird said...

I think I expected you with a small purse... I feel like a Mary Poppins satchel would be more from your old hair days for some reason.

Unknown said...

I love the VB pattern--I have it in a wristlet as well! And your purse is stunning! I love the color!

xo, gina

Erica said...

LOVE that you shared this with us! However I think the contents of my purse might be a bit scary to I will just keep mine hidden lol :)

Danielle said...

I too am obsessed with Vera Bradley! I have their large duffel bag, medium cosmetic bag, a pair of prescription sunglasses, and one of the magnetic wallets.

Oh and for Christmas yesterday I received a $60 Vera Bradley gift card. So needless to say, I'll be stocking up on a few more things too!!

Anonymous said...

Good morning! Just wanted to share my "Inside My Bag" post that my messy self couldn't get up in time for your link up! Thanks for the inspiration, it was a fun post!