What's In My Bag


I always find it fun to peek inside some of my favorite bloggers' or fashion icons' bags. It's interesting to see what others consider essentials, and I think often you'll find that there are certain items most women keep on hand at all times, albeit in different variations. 

After looking through Rue La La's Handbag Style Guide, which has everything from care tips to the history of handbags (personally, I found the Designer Handbag Signatures fascinating and super helpful for anyone who loves browsing vintage shops for some designer steals), I decided to put together my own post featuring one of my favorite Marc by Marc Jacobs cross body bags.  Here are some of the things I consider handbag essentials at the moment... 
Kate Spade Wallet: Self explanatory - I bought this wallet about a year ago because I loved the fun, bright color and perfect size

Ray Ban Sunglasses: I can't leave the house without sunglasses, and I tend to rotate between my favorite Ray Bans - right now, it's the Wayfarers

Marc Jacobs Glasses: I usually have contacts on but take my glasses with me everywhere (plus I just adore this pair!) 

Lip Balm/Gloss: This constantly changes and really depends on where I'm going and what I'm wearing, but right now it's NYX Butter Glosses (in Cherry Pie and Creme Brulee), Sugar Lip Treatment (in Passion), and EOS balm

MAC Opulash Optimum Black Mascara: Always a quick way to look more awake, and easy to apply in a hurry

Icebreakers Wintergreen Mints: I tend to prefer mints over gum, and these are my favorites

Snack: I always like to keep a sweet snack on hand just in case - currently, it's dark chocolate bars from Trader Joe's

Nourish Organic Coconut & Argan Oil Lotion: I try to have lotion around at all times - this is also something I switch up often, but loved the compact size of this particular lotion I received recently

Planner & Pen: I am constantly needing to make to-do lists and write things down, so I love having a small and simple planner to keep track of everything - I especially like carrying this in my bag when running errands or at work

iPhone: Because who doesn't leave home without a smartphone? Used mostly for texting and photo taking/editing/posting (@dreamingenfrancais on Instagram)

Perfume: I always keep a small roller version of my favorite scent of the moment to re-apply on the go

What are some of your handbag essentials?

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