Usually I avoid purses all together and will use a wristlet (a small coin bag) to help limit me to carrying around just the essentials (i.e. phone, cards, keys). But, since I’m traveling, I’m making an exception this week. And I thought it’d be fun to let you take a peek at what I’m toting around with me.
Let’s start with the good stuff. First up is a scarf. Believe it or not, it’s actually cold in Florida, necessitating a little extra bundling. Since I’ve been going on a lot of day trips with the family, I’ve been carrying around food reserves to avoid the two options of complete starvation or filling up on gas station food. The orange came all the way from Seattle with me and the Clementine is from my mom’s fruit bowl. I’ve also been munching on cinnamon and brown sugar almonds and pomegranate and vanilla cashews. Both delicious!
Even though I’m using a real purse this week, I can’t let go of my wristlet. It conveniently keeps all of my small loose items from getting lost in the depth of a big bag. Nothing too exciting in my wristlet… just my wallet with cards and cash, lip gloss, concealer, and stamps.
In the side zip pockets of the bag, I keep all of the items that I need at a moment’s notice and a bit of a mish-mosh of randoms. Cell phone (obviously). Camera. Gum. House keys. A three day old grocery list written out by my mom. An old and spotted recipe card for cookies that I’ve been meaning to share with you all. And a scent tester strip. There was also a Publix receipt hanging out in the bag that did not make it into the photo.
Even though I prefer my wristlet, carrying a larger bag definitely has its advantages. And I love how this bag has so much character.
There are the tiny holes in the handle that are the tragic result of Prince’s puppy phase of chewing.
And then there’s the hole in the lining that I fondly think of the black hole of the purse since I’ve lost numerous items to the inside of my bag.
So now it’s your turn. What are you carrying around in your purse (or backpack, wallet, or back pocket) today?