Some say the contents of a woman’s bag define her. I must agree that mine entirely matches my type A personality. I keep so much in it! A lot of my friends and co-workers even joke that I carry a Target store around in my purse because I have so many unexpected necessities! The weight of my purse is certainly evidence of this. In today’s post, I want to share exactly what I keep in my bag, as an update to my previous what’s in my bag post. Check that out here and keep reading to see more!
Inside my bag, I carry a smaller pouch that I dedicate to carry my electronics. Inside, I have my Fitbit charger, headphones, phone charger, power brick, and a USB to USB-C converter for my MacBook Pro with TouchBar. I reach for this on a daily basis. I also have a small pouch that carries everything beauty related. This one is a pink pouch from Glossier and holds a hair brush/mirror, baby powder (summer leg chafing is the worst), a multitude of lip products, perfume, band-aids, concealer, and hair ties.
Of course, I have items like business cards, sunglasses, keys, and my wallet. I carry a BAGGU reusable bag to avoid Chicago’s 7 cents per bag tax too. A few other random items I always keep in my bag are tissues, gum, tampons, and hand sanitizer. Many of these come in handy the most. If I’m headed to work, you can definitely count on my bag to hold my laptop, charger, planner, and water bottle. I pack my lunch in a separate, reusable bag like the ones from Lululemon or Whole Foods.
As for my bag itself, it is a Rebecca Minkoff Always On Regan tote that I got as a graduation present. I love how versatile it is and the cognac leather is a refreshing change for me. I typically only wear black purses. The bag expands with the zippers on the sides, which is super handy if I’m out shopping or need to stuff my bag full for another reason. Plus, the zippers are so cute! Many of her bags have this detail and I love it. The leather is pretreated meaning I don’t have to worry about it getting ruined in the rain or another spill, which is an added bonus. However, my absolute favorite part of it is the laptop compartment inside. So handy!
What essentials do you keep in your bag at all times? Let me know in the comments below! Have a fantastic weekend, everyone!