Tuesday, June 5, 2012

What's in my Bag

I've been LOVING my Marc Jacobs Single bag - it's my everyday bag - and it puts a smile on my face whenever I look down at its quilted cuteness!
However - as you can see, it's a teeny TINY bag - quite similar to Chanel's WOC. I've had to downsize a LOT so that I could use this bag - I guess it's true love when you're willing to make sacrifices ;-)


There are 3 compartments inside the bag. The back has a row of card slots, so you can keep your credit cards in the bag instead of in a separate wallet. I prefer using my own wallet as it makes it easier to switch out to a bigger bag on the weekends. The cupcake sticker shows where I keep my iPhone (since I was using it to take pictures).
Inside my bag:
-blue wallet (the smallest wallet I own...am on the hunt for a cuter one)
-Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene 6-keyholder
-Wet Ones travel wipes
-ELF blotting papers
-pen
-mini BALMSHELL lipgloss
-mirror
-garage door opener
-iPhone 4s (pictured below)


Things I had to give up carrying: (I carry them in my bigger bag on the weekends)
-extra wallet containing store cards/gift cards
-tylenol & gum
-hand cream & cuticle cream
-more toiletries (lipliner, nail file, hairbrush)
-sunglasses (I keep them by the door and wear them out)

Down-sizing was hard because I like being prepared, but when I looked at what I needed on a day-to-day basis (basically the school run) I realized I didn't need to carry so much stuff. If I am going to be out longer during the week - it's easy enough to switch to a bigger bag...but for now, my shoulders are thanking me!



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What's your favorite bag right now? Do you carry a lot of stuff or do you travel light?

26 comments:

  1. Your shoulders will certainly be thanking you! I carry way too much stuff in my purse (for example: there are at least 10 lipsticks & glosses in there). But when I do clean it out I always find myself wishing I had kept the stuff in there that I took out.

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    1. Oh yes - in my weekend bag, I always end up accumulating so much stuff too, so I know how you feel - especially with the multiple lip glosses!

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  2. Always love reading these type of posts :)
    When I'm just running around, doing errands or on the weekends, I like to use smaller bags. But during the week I carry bigger bags to work.

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    1. I love seeing what's inside bags too! You switch your bags out a lot - and they coordinate with your outfits so well :-)

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  3. It MUST be love to sacrifice the Tylenol and GUM!!! ;) it really is a super chic bag though! Looks gorgeous on you!

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    1. Yes - I feel insecure without my tylenol or gum - so I keep some by my front door and some in my car - but it's better to always have it on hand.

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  4. I definitely carry a BIG bag. I need it. I agree with you though, after a long day of hauling it around my shoulders/bag can really ache.
    I love your iphone case! so cute.

    I am hosting a 150 follower BENEFIT COSMETICS giveaway, check it out!

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    1. Thanks - I'm joining your giveaway - congrats on all your followers!

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  5. love the bag but I couldn't sacrifice having a little more room!!!

    sarahsavvystyle.com

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    1. I know - it was quite the sacrifice for me - especially not carrying around hand cream LOL!

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  6. You know I love quilted anything! This bag is great for everyday running around. I think it's easier having a large bag to haul everything in, but smaller bags force you to downsize - always a good thing :)

    LOVE the LV wallet! I really want an LV bag for my birthday this year ;)

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    1. Yes - we love our quilted bags! I love both your Kate Spade and Chanel bags so much :-)

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  7. I don't think my wallet (even my pared down wallet) would fit in any way shape or form in this bag. I am in the market for a new bag and this is the one I'm thinking of:

    http://www.aldoshoes.com/us/handbags/shoulder-bags-totes/product/87970121-picketpin/55

    It's light and so pretty, and I love the blush pink color and it will hold all the stuff I need to carry for the two little monkeys in my life. What's your opinion Ella?

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    1. I love the pink faux-ostrich skin...Aldo has a smaller bag with that material and I love it.

      I think you should get the purple one - it's on sale and it's SUPER CUTE!

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  8. Oh my goodness your cell phone case is adorable! Where is it from?

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    1. Thanks! It's by HAPPYMORI, a Korean brand. I got it on eBay.

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  9. Love the bag!!! Ok we have quite similar taste, we both love Balenciaga bags, I have the lager version of your Marc Jacobs bag and I also have the LV key holder but in the Monogram design. love what you're wearing :) x x

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    1. That's too funny! No wonder I love your blog :-)

      The larger single is still on my wishlist - would love to own it someday - how do you find using it? Does it hold its shape well?

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  10. Love the bag! Very similar look to the Chanel but this is much more affordable! My favourite bag now is my Longchamp Pliage, unfortunately I keep adding more and more stuff to my bag and now I need to carry a large one! I need to take a lesson from you and downsize!

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    1. Downsizing is hard - but worth it :-) It's amazing to think of how much stuff I was carrying around, that I hardly used!

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  11. Oh man... I cannot bring myself to downsize... more power to you! Definitely worth it for the cute bag though, and I really love your outfit too!

    xo, alison*elle

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    1. Thanks! I'm loving hot pink this season - it really goes well with whites!

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  12. This little cutie is amazing! It definitely feels so freeing to just sling on a little mini rather than lugging a huge suitcase around with you (which is what I do, lol). It holds the necessities and is great for hands-free, which is very empowering!!! Love it.

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    1. Yup - it's so light I don't even realize it's there!

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  13. hi there... Lovely bag!

    I too recentky picked a similar bag but a bit larger size. How do you treat your bag to prevent it from water stains n stuff?

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    1. It seems like a pretty durable leather to me - but to be on the safe side, I wiped it down with AppleGuarde leather protectant. Hope that helps!

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