What's in my Bag?

Good morning, readers! I’ve never done a “what’s in my bag?” post before, and since love to get a glimpse into people’s handbags, apartments, and workspaces (i.e. lives), I thought it might be fun to share the contents of my little crossbody with you today. A bag is comparable to a car or a house; it’s an extension of oneself, a functional space that intentionally and unintentionally paints a portrait of its owner. Why are HGTV shows and sites like The Coveteur or Into The Gloss so popular? They provide avenues for us to connect with others. They fulfill our curiosity. They give us ideas.

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I usually like to bring a million things with me when I leave the house so that I’m prepared for any contingency (and therefore lug around a huge tote or backpack), but lately I’ve been trying to pare things down. I recently purchased this Rebecca Minkoff embossed Mini M.A.C. “Morning After Clutch” crossbody secondhand, and I have to say I am now a convert. No more heavy tote, no more sore arms. And surprisingly it holds more than you’d think.

At any given time, I can fit my current read (if it’s a small book), card holder, keys, sunglasses, at least three lip products, and phone inside this 9 in. x 6.5 in. bag. I always need to have a book with me for the long bus ride to work, and right now I’m loving The Country of the Pointed Firs. I’m able to fit it into my bag because I don’t have a chunky wallet taking up space; my sleek Longchamp card holder is the only reason why this bag works for me. As for my many lip products, I love to keep a few options with me, especially when I forget to put on lipstick or balm in the morning. Fun fact: I can also fit a small bottle of hand sanitizer and a pack of Boscia Clear Complexion Blotting Linens into this bag (I’m currently out of both, so boo). If I’m honest with myself, I don’t need anything else with me when I go to work, meet friends for coffee, or head to the grocery store. Simplifying your life is easier than you think, if you take it one step at a time.

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Thanks for stopping by, lovelies. Let me know if you enjoyed this post in the comments. Until next time!

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(Rebecca Minkoff MAB Crossbody, similar here / Warby Parker Tilley Sunglasses in Amaretto / Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita II / Glossier Balm Dotcom in Cherry / Glossier Generation G Sheer Matte Lipstick in Leo / Longchamp ‘Le Foulonne’ Leather Pebbled Card Holder / The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett)

This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are, as always, my own.