When I was switching out the stuff from “Donna” the other day to use my new Rebecca Minkoff morning after clutch, I thought it would be fun to do an “in my bag” post. I haven’t done one in a while, not since I got my Anna Corinna mini city tote and photographed everything that fit in there, so I thought it was time. Also, I wanted to show what would fit comfortably in the Minkoff bag for those other big bag girls who are afraid to downsize!
Here’s what’s in the Alexander Wang:
First, and most importantly, a Comme des Garcons wallet. I’ve had this wallet for about two years, and can imagine carrying it forever. I love a big wallet to keep everything organized – receipts, cards, money, etc., and when i walk down the street for a bite to eat, I put my phone and keys inside and carry it like a clutch. This is wallet perfection.
I also have a Comme des Garcons pouch for pills, odds & ends, etc. I have a bit of an obsession with Comme des Garcons – I love to browse through the selection, especially at Dover Street Market, and imagine having a wallet in every color, and a couple of pouches. I stalked this one at Shopbop until it went down to $50 from $175 I think. I love the pink, and it has butterflies embossed on it, in case you can’t see.
In the silver Stila bag is a BAGGU bag that the wonderful Candice from Fashion Ethic sent me last year. BAGGUs come with their own carrying bags, but I lost it quickly, so this has had to suffice. I carry this with me all the time, everywhere. I use this bag when shopping at the mall, the bookstore, wherever – reusable bags aren’t just for the grocery store you know!
Random stuff…lots of lip “stuff” – I can’t go more than an hour without re-applying lip balm, so I usually have one in every pocket (and there’s a couple more tubs/tubes in my makeup bag!), spare key for my fiancé’s car, Google G1 phone (love!!), cheapie sunglasses (I cannot spend $$ on sunglasses), and a couple of Ricola cough drops.
Now here’s what made it into the Rebecca Minkoff…
My wallet fits nicely actually, if there’s not much else in there. And no, I cannot remove the essentials from my wallet and not carry it. My wallet is like an extension of myself! Since I don’t NEED everything that’s in my makeup pouch, I just took out my inhaler (I’m such a dork, but I cannot be anywhere without it…just in case), and of course my trusty rosebud salve and I’m good to go. Then my phone fits in one of the side pouches inside, and my keys I put in the outside zipper pocket. More could fit in this bag, but as I discovered yesterday when I tried to fit more in there, it’s difficult to get my wallet back inside after taking it out with more stuff in there.
If anybody’s up for it, I’d love to see what’s in your bag!