What’s In My (Minimal) Bag

What's in my bag; minimalist edition

I’ve never been one for carrying a huge bag full of stuff, and the more I’ve decluttered my life, the less I’ve been carrying around with me. Today I thought it would be fun to show you what I bring with me day to day, and how I utilize my collection of small crossbody bags. At the risk of completely discrediting myself, I’ll tell you that I do also typically have a ridiculous collection of receipts in the bottom of my bag, but for the sake of this post, I went through those and got rid of most of them. 😉 The bag I’m showing you today is my vintage 1980s Coach Regina. It’s the bag I find myself using the most for it’s versatility and convenience.

My handbag essentials:

  • My Phone

Of course I carry my phone with me so I can keep up with emails and Instagram on the go. I’m currently using the iPhone 5s, but I’m planning to upgrade soon, so if any of you are using the 7 or 7plus, I’d love to hear how you’re liking it.

  • Earbuds

I listen to a lot of audiobooks and Spotify during the day, so I like to have earbuds with me just in case I have a spare half-hour that could be put to good use.

  • My go-to lip color

I always carry whatever lipstick I’ve been loving at the moment, but I’ve been having a moment with BITE Beauty’s Glacè for a few months now! It pretty much lives in my handbag.

  • A pen

I keep a pen with me for jotting down student’s assignments or making quick notes in my planner. How cute is this one from Sugar Paper?

  • My glasses

I don’t wear my glasses 100% of the time, but I do wear them for driving in low light or when I go to see a movie or show.

  • A blush or powder to touch up with

Right now I can’t get enough of the Juice Beauty cream blush in the shade Peony, and I love reapplying it throughout the day. It also makes a pretty, low maintenance lip color!

  • My wallet

And last but not least, I have my Madewell wallet to hold all of my cards and such. I love how slim and compact this one is as it works perfectly with a smaller handbag.

What's in my bag: Madewell Wallet; RayBan Glasses; BITE lipstick

And that’s it! What do you carry in your handbag? Do you prefer smaller or larger bags? I’d love to hear!

 

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3 thoughts on “What’s In My (Minimal) Bag

  1. I love having a small purse! Bonus= my husband has to carry his own things! I managed to find one that has a built in wallet at the back which turned out to be my new standard. Only other item I add is a cute little hanky I bought overseas. Not sure it’s essential for anyone else but myself, however it has saved me so many times. (No I do not use it as a kleenex…) I’m quite clumsy haha.

  2. I’ve got NEARLY the same Coach bag (same era, anyway)! I need to get a small wallet…right now, I only have a card carrier and change purse…I’ll be shopping vintage, of course!

    I love a small bag…and crossover style–handsfree and no weight on my shoulders!

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