Friday, November 19, 2010

What's in My Bag






When Danielle from Sweet Nothings asked me to participate in her "In The Bag" series, I was hesitant. I mean, some days I don't even know what's in my bag and I thought the contents might bring shame or embarrassment to me and/or my family. At times I have wads of receipts, napkins, half eaten granola bars (learned this one from my mom), or handfuls of candy stored in there. However, I try to clean out my bag before going out of town and I had recently done a clean out for our Scottsdale trip. Is it scary that these are what I consider the "essentials"? Thank goodness for large handbags!

-Alexander Wang Rocco Mini Duffle Bag. I have to admit, part of what perked my interest in doing this post was my excitement over my new bag!
-Ray-Ban Cat eye sunglasses
-Notebook and pen to jot down my style and outfit ideas, to do lists, etc.
-My eyeglasses (Ferragamo) that I probably should wear all the time but mostly only wear to drive and watch tv.
-Hobo wallet. I've had this wallet for years and I still love it.
-iPhone. I never thought I needed a smart phone, but now I can't imagine how I survived without it. Similar to how I felt after getting tivo years ago.
-Camera case. I'm obviously using my camera for this photo, but it's always in my purse to catch any shots throughout the day. I use a really old Canon PowerShot Elph. I think it was one of the original digital cameras. It's completely outdated, but I can't give it up. Gabe's been trying to convince me to get a new one for years. Maybe I'll finally give in and put a new camera on my Christmas list.
-Essie Cuticle Oil because you never know when your cuticles will need to be moisturized.
-Mini sunscreen. This has come in handy more times than I can count.
-Dental floss. I like to be prepared.
-Bath & Body Works hand sanitizer.
-Hair bands
-Blue tooth
-7 lip glosses. Why? One for each day of the week? I'm not sure.

Check out Danielle's post (and her awesome blog) here. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

34 comments:

Katie said...

I love What's In My Bag posts :) I know you're loving that new bag!

Café Bellini said...

Your bag is lovely! Yes, big bags are a must. I get so annoyed with little ones that I can't fit anything into.

Fashion Meets Food said...

I love What's in my bag post. They're always so much fun. I want to break out my winter white bag but should probably wait for thanksgiving boo! lol. I think I carry about the same amount of lipgloss as you do lol.

xo

PursuitOfLLT said...

I just did a post like this to be scheduled for when I leave on vacay next week...too funny! and like you, i had 6 lip glosses and the kicker is I usually just put on chapstick. So weird.

Love your A.Wang bag, absolutely gorgeous!

Gabriel said...

7 lip glosses!That's funny since usually you are just wearing chapstick. Its good to know that you are prepared!

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

I hate cleaning out my bags and "finding" lost things like my favorite lip gloss or pens. Little did I know I was carrying it everywhere with me!

I love your new bag! It is fabulous!!!!

Andrea said...

Oh my god, you osund just like me! Half eaten protein bars, receipts, scraps, and who knows what else! I will say you have a rockin collection of lip gloss!!

Lindsay said...

I need to do one of these posts. :) I have that same wallet. My change pouch broke though! Have you had problems with it? HUGS

Andee Layne said...

haha girl you have a serious gloss collection in your bag ;)

Marcie said...

Love the shot of all the lip gloss. I just recently realized I have a lot in my bag too which is tricky when I am trying to just grab the right color while driving.

Have a great weekend, Val!

Marcie

this free bird said...

Valerie I am especially laughing at the wads of receipts and half eaten granola bars. Suddenly I feel, so, not alone. AHAHAHA!! Only my versions of those are swaddled in lint and pieces of kleenex. Argh

Rocco looks like he's making himself at home and fitting in quite nicely. hehe

I think I need to follow suit with the one gloss a day. A girl can never have too much gloss! Do you have a fave color or two you could share? ps-love that hobo wallet!!

Have a great weekend!!

Ashley said...

I love this game, it's hilarious what we girls tote around. Yours looks totally manageable!

Josie said...

Haha, I love taking a little peek into your bag (which, by the way, I adore -- SO PRETTY). I adore your lip gloss collection; the shades are so gorgeous.
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Nikki said...

hehe 7 lipglosses.. I do the same thing. I love how organized you are! And I love your new bag!!!
Have a great weekend Valerie!

xx
Nikki

Annie said...

I love this post! just so fun. First of all, I really want that bag. Next, your contents are just perfect to me - 7 lipglosses and all! (I often carry about 4 so 7 isn't SO crazy. lol)
Have an awesome weekend Valerie! xo

heather yalin said...

Ha! I love how much lip gloss you have in there! I have lots of bobby pins in mine apparently... and I hardly ever use bobby pins. The granola bars... oh yeah, I'm there with ya!

Taj Acosta said...

Why is that that we girls are so inticed to see what's in anothers purse! lol, I always love these! Yours is great and I have the same lovely bag! xo

Kristin said...

Love your bag! And every time I see one of these I think how much more organized that person is than me. HA!

Krystal said...

I love bag posts :)

Jamie said...

7 lipglosses?? That's hysterical! I have an entire make up bag in my bag so I have like 4 lipsticks and 3 glosses...I'm just as bad! Never know what your gonna feel like at any given moment! Must be prepared! hahaha ;)

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Deanna said...

Your new bag is beauuuutiful! I just switched from a huge bag to a teeny tiny cross-body Marc by Marc, and it killed me to have to edit down what I carry with me.

Torrie said...

'because you never know when your cuticles will need to be moisturized'!

LOVE it:)...I know I'll feel the same way after I get a a smart phone!! a perfect comparison to Tivo, and my thoughts exactly.

...someday!!

Becca [Free Honey] said...

Everything looks so organized. I'd be horrified to do this, mine is filled with random slips of paper and junk in addition to all my essentials!

Kara said...

Holy cow- look at all those glosses! Don't worry, I carry a ton too, even though I hardly ever break them out. I love your bag, so jealous!

xx Kara
http://sprinklesinsprings.blogspot.com/

Marie said...

Thanks for sharing and that's a nice bag!:D

Wow, 7 lip glosses?!:D

***** Marie *****
allthingsmarie.com

georgia~gigi said...

Happy Sunday Valerie!
Oh, great bag, and I love that you have 7 lipglosses in there! I think I am right there with you!
Smoochies
gi gi

Lisa Griffin said...

i love these posts so fun!
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sharonlei said...

I'm so jelly of your bag. I want one. :)

xx Love & Aloha

WE INSPIRE US said...

oh wooow!! the wang bag!!! it's gourgeous!!

WE INSPIRE US said...

u have quite a good a,ount of things there.. coz my bags are always stuffed pretty tight =) LOL..coz i think i might need everything that i'm carrying around.. =)

Rocio said...

I love what's in your bag lol! I carry bunches of lipglosses too=)

Val said...

I love this post and what's in your bag. I was goin to do this soon. Too funny. I heart all of your fabulous Lipgloss.

Bren said...

I practically have a mini-makeup kit in my Rocco which is maybe why it's so heavy! (that and all of the studs) I have a really old Canon Elph too that is hard to give up. It works, and has more than enough mega-pixels for my use. I did buy another Canon point and shoot that has a more powerful zoom and more manual settings, but I think I'm ready to step up to a dslr. Still will keep my old Canon, although I've been using my iphone 4 a lot too! The pics and videos are awesome! I honestly don't know how I'd live without mine!

xoxo,
Bren @ Chasing Beauty

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