I've seen quite a few "What's In My Purse" You Tube videos and blogs, so I figured I'd do the same! I'm kind of obsessed with purses, so I find this one pretty appropriate for me.
I'm currently carrying a Coach Poppy Hippie bag that I purchased last summer. I love this bag... The shape, the size, the style. But, I'm super OCD about getting it dirty, so I don't carry it a ton and it was a splurge for me, so I don't feel like it was necessarily my wisest investment. (I taught a workshop for my district and decided to spend the money I made on this baby.) It's also got a cross-body strap that is nice for running around. I'm not allowing myself any more purse purchases this year (*sigh*), but I would love another one of these Hippie bags in a different color combo. Maybe someday...
Funny thing... I used to really dislike Coach purses. They bored me. Then when the Poppy collection came along a few years ago I started paying more attention to that brand and became more interested in getting one for myself. I have three Coach purses now-- Two from the outlet and the one up above. I've been limiting my purse buying to one nice one per year. I used to buy cheaper purses purses, but I was buying way too many, so I feel like I'm probably spending less on new bags than I used to and getting ones that I actually love.
I don't feel like I carry my entire life in my purse, but I do keep the basics and then some.
First comes my wallet. This one is from Fossil and is probably 5 years old or so. It's a good not too big and not too small size for carrying my cards and stuff. In the middle is my Thirty-One wristlet that I purchased last spring. It's where I store all of my coupons, gift cards, and other shopping related things. I carry it most of the time, but it's nice to have some of those non-essentials together so I don't have to carry them all the time. Finally I have my camera (or rather here the case). I bought a little Canon PowerShot A2200 for myself (and one for my grandparents) this past Christmas. My old Canon was a great camera, but it was HUGE and took up so much space in my purse. I find myself carrying my camera a lot more now that I have one that's smaller!
These three are probably some of my top essentials... Ibuprofen, Orbit gum, and hand lotion. I'm currently loving Bath & Body Works' Shea Cashmere & Silk hand cream. It smells great and makes your hands literally silky smooth. I love it!
Next is my travel makeup bag. I carry it the majority of the time, but there are plenty of times when I want to downsize and can pull out just one or two essentials and leave the rest behind. I keep some of my makeup necessities in there for when I'm running late or need to do a quick fix-up in the middle of the day.
I like to keep some neutral shades in my purse that will look good no matter what. I really like my Maybelline cream eyeshadows and the little green one is a Clinique freebie in a neutral duo. I put a lot of free minis in my purse (since they take up less space). I also like to keep some little perfumes in there if I need a quick refresh. And don't you love my little pink ladybug mirror?!? A coworker gave it to me for my birthday and I think it's absolutely adorable!
No, that's not two phones... One is my iPod Touch and the other is my phone. (My phone is an LG MyTouch Q if you're wondering.) I just got a real smartphone right before Christmas, so until then I'd functioned with my iPod. I have all my music and a lot of apps on there, so I can't break away from it and only use my phone. I like using some apps more on my phone and others more on my iPod, so I just carry both!
So, there you have it... What's in my purse!
What are your essentials? What's in your purse?