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