A Peek Inside : My Bag


I tend to be a basic kind of girl when it comes to what I usually tote around in my bag. So a tape measure might not be a common purse item but it really comes in handy when I'm out shopping sometimes. I don't usually carry a compact cause I'm more about blotting than powdering. The fold-up shopping bag is a must since I'm a city dweller and I try to do the eco thing and don't take bags when I don't have to. These are pretty much my purse essentials. What are yours?

1. Phone ~ Blackberry
2. Camera ~ Lumix LX5
3. Sunnies ~ Kate Spade
4. iTouch ~ Apple
5. Wallet ~ Rebecca Minkoff
6. Gum ~ Orbit Wintermint
7. Tape Measure ~ Kravet freebie from a trade show
8. Blotting Papers ~ Paul & Joe
9. Lip Balm ~ Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment
10. Lipstick ~ Chanel Rouge Allure 63
11. Tissues ~ Target
12. Hand Sanitizer ~ Purell
13. Hand Cream ~ L'Occitane
14. Fold-up Shopping Bag ~ Envirosax

66 comments

Sha said...

PURELL IS ALMOST A MUST! So cute, I've always wanted to do a what's in my bag post.

Thanks for stopping by btw ;)

jeanine said...

Mine bag is seriously basic but essentially the same idea {but add a magazine or book since I never know when I might have to wait for something}. Those tiny bags are the best - and people always seem surprised when I unfold it for groceries.

You're right about Kim So Yeon, I am always surprised how different some of the actors/actresses look in dramas and in the spreads you show. I'm totally still watching BVS. It's totally insane and I know they added all that stuff to make it a melodrama but still. Two more episodes. :)

Have you seen this? It's really cute. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgVtw2da1BY

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Love your wallet, so pretty! Love how it shimmers!! Happy Friday darling girl!! xx

Marianne M. said...

love your wallet, sunglasses and itouch, even by peeking inside your bag we can get that you like cute and classy pieces

Chocolate, Cookies & Candies said...

I'm a regular nosy parker so it's great to take a peek into your bag. Everything's so neat and tidy. You should've seen my current bulging wallet.....

jillian m. said...

Your bag essentials are just what it should be...essentials. My bag, on the other hand, carries my entire life!

Eloquent English said...

Wow those are some great things you have in your bag! My bag weighs about 15lbs and you have inspired me to dump and clean. xoxo A-

fluff and fripperies said...

You are putting me to shame with this post. Your bag contents are so pretty and organised and relevant! Mine is a chaotic, useless jumble that weighs as much as a small child. You've inspired me, too!

Emma xo
www.fluffandfripperies.com

Mandy said...

Love this post! You have such a succinct bag - I have far too much clutter (two pairs of sunglasses, plethora uncapped pens, three wallets...). Thanks for inspiring me to de-clutter mine! :)

<3 Mandy xx
http://frocksandotherfrivolities.blogspot.com

Adele said...

Love how you've organised everything so neatly!!
Have a lovely weekend xoxo
http://www.intotheblonde.com/

alanyskpl said...

i carry l'occitane hand cream with me all the time too!

Ms. Champagne said...

I swear by l'occitane handcream! Works THE best

Grace said...

gum and handfood lotion. definitely a must!

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Natalie Cottrell said...

I can't myself: I just love these peeks into someone's purse. Haha. Lovely items, and I'm with you on the reusable bag and hand sanitizer as must-haves.

Elle Sees said...

seeing items lined up so neatly secretly delights me

Ande Li said...

You're still so organized!! As a mom, I also keep a mini-medi kit: band-aids, a nail clipper, mini emery board and pain relievers. Of course, the sanitizer and tissues, too.

Pop Champagne said...

ohh Paul and Joe! how I love thee!! :D and your sunglasses are so pretty too

Marie Martell said...

Everything in your bag is sooo pretty and perfect sized :)

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Marcela Gmd said...

It's amazing how many things you can carry in your purse!!!!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

A BRIT GREEK said...

I'm amazed at how we women carry so much stuff in our bags! I alwsy carry like 2/3 shades of lipgloss, why? I dunno... but I gotta have options right?!
Have a great weekend kitten!
x.o.x.o

yiqin; said...

you are so neat <3

Christel @ Captivated by image said...

This is fun! I've a lot of similar stuff, but when you look into my bag it doesn't like as pretty as this by far;) How incredible is that l'Occitane handcream? I gave it as a present several times. Enjoy your weekend!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Love getting a peak inside your bag! Love l'Occitane's hand cream myself. :)

Have a great weekend! xoxo

Unknown said...

Very inspirational blog Ro! Mine has almost similar (surprise, surprise...) even to the camera but as you already know, I went with black instead of white, a little regret I must say =] I love L'Occitane handcream but recently, I'm into Jurlique hand cream as well so naturally, I carry both. I'm no longer carry my iPod Touch because I use Google Music from my HTC Android instead, feel like I'm saving storage space but I carry Samsung Galaxy 7.7 tablet so even more weight & space taken although we drive out here in the West Coast, easier to justify carry a kitchen sink with me. Oh, and I have no idea why I carry a big makeup pouch when I usually only reach for gloss and Shiseido blotting paper.

Erin @ Currently Coveting said...

Wow your bag is full of pretty things! Mine would not look like this, it would be receipts all over the place.. ha.

XO,
Erin
http://erinscurrentlycoveting.blogspot.com

L e n a said...

i like orbit and carry a pack with me all the time!
the foldable shopping bag is so cute and smart. i wanna get one for myself, but i wonder if that is such a good idea...lol

Julie (Little Pink Rain Boots) said...

I wish my bag looked so neat, I carry around everything but the kitchen sink haha. Your Itouch case is too cute.

oomph. said...

nice to see another blackberry user...we seem to be a dying breed, lol! love the loccitane hand cream.

[oomph.]

Francesca said...

That Loccitane hand cream is the best hey!?

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dimitri said...

Everything in your bag is so great. I wish my bag looked neat, but it's difficult !
L'Occitane, these products are so great.

Sam said...

I love posts like these, its always so interesting seeing what other bloggers hide in their handbags. Your wallet is so pretty, love the P&J blotting papers and the hand lotion. Geez, your bag is sooo neat! How do you do it?

Diva In Me said...

Hey, your bag is the 2nd 1 that I'm peeking into! =)

There are 3 things we have which is similar.. 1. I'm using a blackberry too! 2. I've a L'Occitane hand cream too and in lemon citrus. 3. A recycle bag which comes in handy for grocery shopping too =) Last but not least I'm sure it's the wallet =)

PAPS said...

I carry one of those folding bags everywhere too. They come so much in handy.
www.thoughtsofpaps.com

Gillie said...

I love inside my bag posts, it's always fun to see what everyone carries around!

xo Gillie

The trendy frog said...

i love your itouch case its lovely

kisses


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Inés said...

That l´Occitane hands cream is so good!

Grace said...

Hahaha the tape measure. I just about died. No worries, I keep insanely abnormal things in my purse as well!

xo
http://hautecouture3.blogspot.com

NaNa said...

hehe nice, we'VE BEEn planning to do this shot too for so long but haven't gotten around to it but glad you did =) xoxo

Oreleona said...

wow the fold up shopping bag is a nice idea!!! very efficient :D

Zabrinah said...

I love that you have Orbit gum in your bag! I just tried their newest flavor--I actually can't remember what it was called. It was something berry-flavored and it was SO GOOD.

~Zabrinah
[your everyday girl,
writing about guys]

shopgirl said...

the contents in your bag seem pretty neat and organized compared to mind. i've got so much junk that I keep in my make-up bag that it's kinda scary - it's prepped for all types of emergencies!!

xoxo
http://rambleswithreese.etsy.com
http://rambleswithreese.blogspot.com

Izzy said...

the goodies inside your bag are so pretty! blotting paper is definitely a must-have for me. I sometimes wonder how I ever survived the embarrassment of an oily face before I started leaving it in my bag lol! and the metallic wallet is just gorgeous <3

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designchic said...

I always have my camera - never know when the perfect photo op should arise, but I tend to carry waaay too much stuff...ugh!

Jian said...

A nice sneak peek into your bag! Everything looks so pretty and clean :D I carry all kinds of rubbish in my bag...a lot of screwed up bits of paper too...I need to clean it out! And everything I put in my bag ends up covered in pen marks because I put lots of pens in my bag thinking I don't have one. Oh nightmare.....

prettymeggy said...

dear this post is so cool! i can see we almost the same stuff inside your bag except mine is compose most of baby stuff hehehe. your photo is very neat and i really love this post :)
xoxo, Haus of Gala

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

I always love these posts! You have some great stuff inside your bag Rowena! I use L'Occitane hand lotion. It's REALLY good! I've got to try that Fresh lip balm treatment. Hope you're having an amazing weekend. :D
http://www.averysweetblog.com/

Maggie said...

Really love what's in your bag! What is your bag though? ;)
I've been wanting to do one of these for the bag I use when I'm not in school (basically not my backpack hahaha). I only carry a couple things too but I thought I might as well do one :D

TheGuayabaProject said...

I love your blog!! cute cute cute!!! very relaxing and inspirational!
I also have the same silver wallet ;)
http://www.theguayabaproject.com/

Skinny Moonstick said...

I'm the same way- I also don't carry around much! A lip-balm, lipstick, hand-sanitizer, phone, and a wallet usually does it :)
I adore your little collection and Apple cover!
Good luck!

skinnymoonstick.blogspot.com

trishie said...

Great post! I love peeking into other people's bags. Love your silver wallet!

hope in high heels said...

I love that what's inside your bag is colour coordinated... now I'm just wondering what fabulous bag you put it all into! I never go anywhere without many of the same items (apart from the eco-bag, which I'm going to add!)

Fashion-isha said...

I loved peaking into your bag! You have such fun stuff!
xo
Sharon

M.E said...

your bag looks so organized!!

http://fashion-gourmet.blogspot.com/

Jayme and Mendi said...

Love the Fresh lip balms!!

Jayme @ HLNC

Confessions of A Confused City Girl said...

Sugar lip balm is sooooo good!

~Sherine
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Oh my Dior! said...

you have really cool things in your bag!

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Rola said...

I carry a recyclable bag inside my bag too. I love your Rebecca Minkoff wallet, her style is amazing!

StephieB said...

I shudder to think what the contents of my bag look like when laid out - not nearly so pretty as yours that's for certain!

I absolutely love the trench coat in you previous post - gorgeous!

Hugs, Stephie x

michellek said...

how do your photos always come out so clear and amazing. I love when you do these kind of posts, especially the mittens one. that was cute

Bravoe Runway said...

I have not ever done one of these posts...it's part of fear due to the Chinese Saying, "you cannot show your gold," you know which one I am talking about hehe? Anyways, you are like me, a minimalist!

Chessa! said...

I wish I could be so organized with my bag! I can't even blame it on having a child bc my purse has always been a catch-all mess. It's just that nowadays I find little things like crayons, crackers, a juice box and a random barbie shoe mixed in with everything else I usually carry:)

therrie said...

Thanks for stopping by, I love your sunnies and iTouch case. (:

sgrmse. said...

i'm curious - why tape measure? lol. i need to do my own post like this one of these days!! it's been long overdue. D:

Ivana Split said...

lovely bag essentials:)