What's In My Purse

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

I am nosey. I LOVE knowing what other people carry with them on a daily basis. There are so many people on YouTube that devote entire videos to this exact topic. It is fascinating - seriously, you should check it out...

For this post, I'm going to share with you all of the things I carry with me in my bag on a daily basis. None of the items are sponsored nor were any "planted" in my bag. This is real life folks!

Saint Laurent 'Sac de Jour' (Small)


I have the 'small' size, although there is nothing small about this bag. My bag is black leather with gold hardware and detailing. I normally gravitate towards black with silver detail, but basically all of my black bags have silver detail so I decided I should be spontaneous and grab the gold (#byecomfortzone). Don't worry (because I'm sure you were), I plan on doing a review on this bag in the future - so stay tuned!

Apple iPhone 6S (Gold)
$ ?

My phone is my lifeline to the world - I'm sure some of you feel the same way. As amazing as it can be, sometimes I find it to be hindering as the need to respond to people immediately can be overwhelming. First world problems though, am I right? Also - I always keep a charger with me...however for some reason I'm known for never having my phone charged. Odd.

Ray Ban 'Original' Aviator

I am a huge fan of aviators. They are pretty much the only shape and style of glasses that suits my face. Not to mention mirrored ones make me feel very mysterious and authoritative. Channeling my inner, younger, and much more sane Tom Cruise circa Top Gun (RIP Goose).

Goyard Cardholder
$ ?

As a bag lover I am constantly switching out my bags. I usually go through phases of using a large bag then moving to a small bag. The large bag can easily fit a wallet (with room left to get lost!) while my small bags barely fit my phone. Instead of having cash and cards loose within my bag (I'm not a crazy person), I've recently been using a slim card holder and I love it! This one is definitely pricey, but I just love the color combination and the quality. I can stuff it to the max or have barely anything in it and the slots have not lost their shape. There are so many brands out there that carry similar styles. I plan on doing a post on the vast amount of options.

*NOTE: the Goyard brand does not sell any items online - you have to go to an actual store...I used the Neiman Marcus pop-up in Chicago.

the books
The Happiness Project (Rubin)
Eat to Live (Fuhrman)

I don't usually keep books in my purse unless I'm carrying a large one, like my Louis Vuitton Neverfull. However, I've been REALLY into these two books lately and have been pulling them out during my lunch break at work.

the pens
Bazic Fiero Fineliner Pens
$4 (3/pk)

I HAVE to have writing utensils in my bags at all times. I'm usually writing myself notes or filling out some type of paperwork. THESE ARE THE BEST PENS EVER! I used to be a die-hard Paper Mate flair pen user - I have been converted. I picked these up on a whim at the teacher store this summer and have been going back to repurchase multiple sets. 

the 'essential' pouch
Stephanie Johnson Flat Pouch

In my purse I always have my "essentials pouch". Inside this pouch I have items that I might need in a quick emergency. I usually just grab this and take it with me when I change out my bags. It is easy to have everything in one place. The pouch I used is actually sold out (above) - I bought it YEARS ago from Neiman Marcus during the winter holidays and I haven't seen the brand back in stores. There are lots of other brands that make small pouches. My favorites are the complimentary (translation: FREE!) ones that designer makeup brands give you when your purchase totals over a certain amount. 

the snack
That's It Fruit Bar

Pretty self explanatory - I like food :)

Now, let's be friends - share in the comments below what you keep in your bag! 


  1. Such a gorgeous bag and lovely post! I always have a snack bar in my bag too!


    Tamara - LoveofMode.com

    1. Thanks so much for the comment Tamara! I get way too cranky if I'm not fed ;) What type of snack bars do you like to have handy?

  2. 1. I live for and dream about the Sac du Jour. Glad to hear the small is all right with you. It's gorgeous (and I can't wait for the review!)
    2. I have an essentials pouch too! It has my keys and metro pass, as well as ~6 Muji pens (usually).
    Great post!

    x, Tyler | http://tinymisstyler.com

    1. Thanks for stopping by Tyler! I love your site - seriously, anyone reading this - go check her out :)

  3. I have two little ones so baby wipes ALWAYS, lots of small bags to put stuff in so I don't get the designer bag dirty, chapstick, I always have a snack bar of 4 too, and most of the time SD cards for when I shoot. What a great post! So fun!

    Manda | Http://ASparklingStickyStyle.com

    1. Thanks for the comment Manda :) I totally agree with the baby wipes (I actually keep those IN the essentials pouch). I can only imagine what kind of mischief the little ones get into, making those baby wipes an absolute necessity!

  4. love it! that little wallet is so cute!

    XO Sahra
    Que Sera Sahra

    1. Thanks Sahra! It has changed my purse game :) By the way, you have a super cute site name!