Tuesday, April 17, 2012

a lady never tells

The Man Repeller said that the "carry-all" purse is a thing of the past, and that microscopic clutches are "in", but I am going to have to go ahead and disagree. Yes, maybe if I was walking the red carpet, or wanting to look fabulous jetting between all of the fashion shows that I attend, a micro-clutch (apparently "minaudière") would be the perfect accessory. But my life is not that fabulous, and I need to truck a lot of stuff around. Seriously I do. Don't even try to convince me that one needs any less than 3 options of chapstick at one time...
Currently I am carrying this Hobo International shoulder bag... I like its "lady-like" lines(in LOVE with this one too!) 
In my purse:
Make up (a girl can never have too many lip color choices!)
-       Bobby Brown lip & cheek pot rouge (Cabo Coral) – perfect for mid-day sprucing
-       Clinique Black Honey Almost Lipstick (a perfect amount of color for everyday)
-       Estee Lauder lipstick (Hot Hot) – A great red for snazzing it up when the mood strikes
-       Strawberry ChapStick  (such a classic, I get it in my stocking every year!)
-       Oil blotter sheets (dang that combo skin) 
-       Ray-Ban sunglasses (found them on the ground in Dallas – SCORE!)
-       iPhone (this IS my life… to-do list, social media apps, Instagram, Doug the Pug photos…)
-       Night clutch (you never know when the night life will call)
-       tape measure (still looking for a few key pieces for my new place)

-       Checkbook (am I the last person who still writes checks?!)
-       Sharpie Pen (When I find a good pen, I become obsessed. This is my current favorite)
-       Notebook (sometimes ideas for blog posts strike at the most random of places)
-       Wallet (with my self allocated cash allowance)
-       Work ID (gotta support the shopping habit)

Not pictured:
- cuticle cream: I have an intention of being a prim lady, with well kept, oval nails ... and applying cuticle cream every time I want to snag a hangnail makes this goal more attainable
- Canon DSLR.... love this thing!
- no crease hair ties

So those are my "essentials".
Do you carry your whole life around in a large purse?
Or stick to the ID, lipstick, and phone in a clutch?
Happy Tuesday


  1. I disagree as well. Mostly because I'm a total bag lady and need lots of stuff with me (and snacks) everywhere I go :)

    The Other Side of Gray 

  2. hahaha I LOVE this! I totally hear ya on that one. Half my life is in my purse... And that's not even counting if you expect for me to look halfway decent! I'm glad I'm not the only one carrying cuticle cream... I mean it IS a necessity, people! 

    Keep in touch!
    It's an Easy Life

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  4. Ha-ha I hear ya- I have to carry around a laptop during the week days... I need myself a real bag. 

    Sara :)

  5. I ALWAYS carry a big bag unless I'm going out on a date or someplace fancier where I need a clutch. You just can't fit everything you need in a teeny tiny bag. And thanks for showing the real contents of your bag...I've seen a lot of bloggers that seemed to have edited out what was really in there :)

    The Tiny Heart

  6. Oh my goodness! That is awesome. I sure hope there is a Johnny Ray-Banseed! xx

  7. That is so weird - I have a pair of RayBan sunglasses just like those and I found mine too, but in Colorado not Texas.  Do you think there is someone who goes around the country like Johnny Appleseed but instead of scattering apple seeds they scatter Aviators?

  8. I agree - the bigger the bag, the better! Although, for work I have a small clutch...everything else goes in my laptop bag.


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