Last time we rummaged through my bag (2 years ago) I had a much bigger purse and I had many of the same things (what can I say I’m a creature of habit) but this time I have a few upgrades to my tech (not my phone it’s still a 4s…).
Can we talk about how awesome it is to have a backpack as a purse…it was a “thing” when I was 13 or so but now we have the big bulky bags with one strap??? No thanks I’m going hands free with my purse…I need maximum mobility while I’m living my life.
I’ve still got the leopard wallet, I tried doing something different for a minute but I like the clasp wallets…and leopard. I still use the same chapstick and I will love it forever and always (OMG NO! it’s not a glue stick stop asking!). I have a new planner and I’ve added a second Altoids box (obviously there aren’t mints in it…duh). I have a brand new camera that I am falling deeply in love with and I have my good friend iPad, which is probably one of my most favorite pieces of technology ever invented. That weird squiggly thing is an Phone/Camera tripod that will grip around poles.
My newest book of inspiration is the Photographer’s Playbook…I’m sure we will see more from him later. As you can see I DO NOT have mints in my Altoids box…I have a smaller Altoids box in my Altoids box (altoidception) it holds ibuprofen because I’m old now and I get pains. I also have iPhone camera lenses which are super cool but the 2 seconds it takes me to remove my case really hinders from me from using them.
So there you have it, the March 2015 version of the inter workings of my purse. What stuff do you absolutely have to have in your purse??
I am not one to accumulate a million and one things in my purse (cough cough like my mom) mostly because I compulsively clean it out every other day or so…a habit I am pretty sure I developed when I was backpacking in Europe.
In my bag (an impulse buy) you will always find:
-My leopard wallet (leopard EVERYTHING is my motto).
-My fancy keys. I used to have 10 bajillion key chains but I’m a grown up now.
-My moms old iPod which mysteriously came back from the dead.
-My phone currently decked out in studs.
-My chapstick that EVERYONE thinks is glue…
-A hair brush and clip for my stupid long hair.
-An altoids tin that holds my iPhone lenses (yup I own those)
-My purple idea notebook.
-A million pens…yup I’m a pen stealer.
I am one of those girls who carries a big bag around…what can I say…I like having EVERYTHING I need right under my armpit…but what I think I need at all times may surprise you.
The most ridiculous thing I have in my bag at all times are not one but five different cameras (not including my phone and when I choose to lug my DSLR around). You may think that this is overkill…and I would agree…but when they are not in my bag I find myself reaching for them…so I have made my purse their permanent home and I do in fact use them. If anything I will have super buff arms from carrying them around all day.
I also keep the typical purse stuff in my bag: wallet, keys, hair tie, sunglasses, chapstick, a mini flashlight, and my Altoids box…and a notebook for added weight.
I need fix my missing stud.
I went to Montrose yesterday to meet a good friend for coffee and when we were walking around we wandered into Pattye’s Closet and I never wanted to wander out. It was an amazing place packed to the rafters with the coolest vintage stuff I had ever seen. I could not pass up this sequin silk butterfly shirt and a mini black doctor bag!