Fantasy bag: il Bisonte crossbody bag that came through Slowre (it sold last night…)
I thought about buying it for myself for a minute or two!
Rachel Comey slim legion jeans
James Perse slub crewneck tee
Birkenstock Arizona sandals
real-life bag: Marsell 4 Dritta bag
(I have two of these, one brown & one black and I bought them on sale for 50% off a couple years ago)
I may have mentioned that I have really been trying to downsize my bag situation lately. I find carrying less, and a smaller bag, appealing. But as it turns out (surprise surprise), it is not very practical for my real life.
Example: I go to Pure Barre every morning at 9:30. I don’t really NEED all the usual stuff I carry with me, so I put my wallet, car key and phone in my Everlane fanny pack and left. Maybe gross, maybe TMI, but I realized halfway to class that I forgot to brush my teeth after coffee. Ugh. AND I DIDN’T HAVE MY MINTS WITH ME. I also sometimes carry those little colgate toothbrushes with toothpaste in them in my CdG pouch. BUT I DIDN’T HAVE MY CDG POUCH EITHER!!! So I went to class and tried not to be horrified.
And that was the last time I left the house without ALL of my “necessities.”
The last time I did a What’s in my Bag post was January, but I have really pared down what I carry with me since then. Now, I carry my CdG wallet, CdG pouch, two baggu bags, sanitizer, mints, lip balms and that’s it. I generally leave my sunglasses in the car, but now that it’s 100+ degrees, I probably shouldn’t.
So I don’t carry a TON of stuff, but I like a tote bag so I can stuff things into it if I need to. Like packages for the post office, or the hydrogen peroxide I picked up from CVS yesterday and refused a bag. Or my water bottle, cans of sparkling water, etc. I’ve also started to carry with me a cloth napkin and stainless steel straw or two for when I eat lunch at my favorite place (Flower Child) and don’t want to use paper napkins.
Ugh. I sound like an old lady who has to carry everything with her because who knows what will happen? Oh wait, I AM THAT OLD LADY!! This shouldn’t be surprising though, given my control issues 😉
I must be prepared for absolutely ANY EVENTUALITY. Including forgetting to brush my teeth.
I give up. I am resigned to the fact that my dream life in which I would carry a smaller crossbody bag without a care in the world is unattainable. For now anyway. I literally feel anxious any time I think about leaving the house without a tote bag and all my stuff, so why try anymore?
It is what it is, right?
Please tell me I’m not completely alone in needing to carry all the stuff with me whenever I leave the house!! 😉