I have seen a few "what's in my bag" posts floating around a few blogs and instagram accounts. Firstly, I want to say that I don't believe half of them that I've seen. An apple? You keep an apple in your purse all the time? Once I carried a peach to work in my work bag... it rolled out and under the seat of my car and I didn't find it for weeks. That was gross.
I'm a huge fan of cross-body bags and an even bigger fan of canvas bags. Enter the Kavu Sydney Satchel in Cool Gardens (which has been discontinued) (similar pattern here). I've never been a fancy purse person, never will be. One time I bought a Coach purse on black Friday for myself and returned it by the end of the week. There are just other things I'd rather spend my money on.
1 - Wallet.
2 - Exfoliating soap. There was a box of goodies... samples of toothpaste and little soaps and stuff at work and I snagged this exfoliating soap and forgot to take it out of my bag. Whoops.
3 - Deodorant. Gotta stay fresh, ya dig?
4 - Neutrogena face cleansing wipes. Also from the box of goodies, however a little more practical for carrying around than a bar of soap.
5 - My old driver's license. No clue why I have it still, I renewed my DL back in July.
6 - Appointment cards. OB/GYN, hair salon, and orthopedic doctor.
7 - Pens and pencils galore.
8 - Carmex. I can't live without this stuff.
9 - Pen light. You know, in case I need to check anyone's pupillary reactions.
10 - Emergency tampon
11 - Three receipts. I'm actually pretty proud of this number, I was thinking it would be a lot more
12 - Work keys
13 - Emergency bobby pins
14 - Emergency hair brush
15 - Aleve liquid gels
16 - Temp badge for work. For when I forget my real badge at home or in the car, this one is in my purse at all time. Shh, don't tell HR.
17 - Football ticket from the other weekend, the one that I was really worried would be fake. It wasn't.
18 - Grocery list
19 - Mini mag light
20 - My actual work badge + Vera Bradley lanyard that I LOVE
21 - Hospice koozie. I love it when reps give us free goodies but koozies have to be my favorite. AFTER cookies from Panera Bread.
Not pictured: My phone, being that I don't have a fancy digital SLR camera (yet) to take pretty pictures with, and my point and shoot is MIA, the Galaxy S4 got the honor of playing photographer for this game. Also not pictured are my keys, but everyone has keys and mine were on the front table by the stairs and I didn't feel like getting them for this. I usually carry lipstick too, but I recently left my purse in my car on a hot day and melted THREE tubes.