June 7, 2016

What’s in My Handbag - My 5 MUST HAVES

Bag: ZAC Zac Posen (Similar here) c/o // Pumps: Nine West

Today kicks off a new series on The Blended Blog called “What’s in My…” The first Tuesday of each month we will be sharing something that is in either our handbag, kitchen, junk drawer, or make up bag - you can see the complete schedule on The Blended Blog and join our link up

I am sharing What is in my... Handbag.  I typically carry a large handbag.  It is not that I have a lot of things to carry around - it is just that I like to have extra room - in case I want to put a sweater in my bag or even my laptop sometimes. 

I am kind of a one handbag type of person.  I find one bag - and it becomes my primary bag that I carry around for a few years.  I have had my Marc by Marc Jacobs bag for 3 years - and I still love it; however, it is starting to show its wear.

Last fall, I picked up my ZAC Zac Posen bag.  I love it - it looks so classy and makes me feel a little more dressed up each time I take it along. 


I keep some touch-up make up in my leopard pouch (Also, I found a very similar leopard pouch for only $28 since mine is sold out.) On most days, this consists of my NARS lipstick, matching NARS lip liner, NARS lipgloss, and Covergirl touch-up.  If you can see a theme, I love NARS products.  I really love NARS lipsticks - and have picked up more and more colors.  A few of my favorite colors are Heat Wave (orangish-red), Manhunt (cherry red), Schiap (pink), Shanghai Nights (darker red/purple), and Dolce Vita (light mauve).  For lipgloss, I stick to the clear color, which over time of layering over lipstick, it starts to pick up the a pinkish-red tint.

Also, in my pouch, I carry my Ponds face wipes.  I love these wipes and always try to carry them with me at all times because I tend to have greasy face days - and they are so refreshing.  If you need a refresher throughout the day - and tend to have greasy skin - I highly recommend them.

Watch: Daniel Wellington c/o // Leopard Pouch: J. Crew (Very similar here - only $28) 

I also carry a little zip lock baggie of some emergency medicines - like pain and stomach medicines - just in case in my leopard pouchI found out I am not the only one that does this after reading this post Gina did on what’s in her handbag.

My wallet is probably one of the top essentials in my handbag - and when it goes missing because I have pulled it out to carry it alone - I kind of panic - and run frantically through my house looking for it - hoping that I did not leave it somewhere. I have a black Marc by Marc Jacobs wallet, which I picked up a few years ago to match my Marc by Marc Jacobs bag.  It is a simple wallet that holds some cash, coins, and my important cards.  Nothing too exciting - just the basics.

Wallet: Marc Jacobs // Sandals: Express // Jeans: Paige // Plaid Shirt: Forever 21

My miscellaneous items consist of my Jergens Ultra Healing lotion (travel size).  I like this lotion because it helps with dry skin (especially in the winter) and isn’t greasy or have an overwhelming smell.  For a little fun scented lotion, I picked up this Laura Mercier that smells like the beach (coconut scent); however, it can be a bit over powering, so I only put a dab on and do not use much at all.

I also always try to have a pen, my blister stick (life-saver if you have long walks and your shoes start hurting), and some gum.

And, last my phone. I always store my phone in my leopard pouch - it keeps it protected, and I know it will not easily fall out of my bag.

1. Cover-Up: CoverGirl // 2. Lipstick: NARS // 3. Lipgloss: NARS
4. Face Wipes: Ponds // 5. Friction Stick: Band-Aid // 6. Lip Liner: NARS
7. Lotion: Jergens // 8. Lotion: Laura Mercier

Next, be sure to "hop" over to Alison at Puppies & Pretties to see what is in her handbag.

Also be sure to join our LINK UP on The Blended Blog.

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  1. I'm with you on the medicine baggie...lots of bandaids and aspirin in mine. I love that big black bag of yours!

  2. I really need a NARS lipstick. I guess I know where I'm going at lunch time:)

  3. I love how you put this post together! You stuff a lot of stuff in that cute leopard handbag of yours :) I like big purses too, but it tends to fill up pretty quickly and then weight 5000 pounds...

  4. Perfect!! And talk about a gorgeous bag..you have the best bags!! I have a lil Baggie with meds too. ;-)

  5. I forgot about my phone, I was probably using it to take the pic but it's ALWAYS in my bag when I leave the house (or I feel lost).
    Apparently I'm the only one who doesn't carry some meds around lol

  6. The Friction Block from Band-Aid has saved my life MANY times! :)

    Le Stylo Rouge

  7. I like that you have a smaller pouch inside (and that it's leopard :)! Great idea!

  8. I totally forgot to include my phone in my post. Duh! Haha. I thought I was missing something :)

  9. I keep much of the same - medicine, lotion, and capstick are my essentials besides my wallet and phone.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  10. I love that shade of NARS! It's the best!


  11. Lotion and my cellphone are always my must haves!!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  12. Great selection of make up!! And smart move with the medicine!

    Adi xx

  13. So prepared....I've never seen that friction block before--- looks like something I need

  14. I did not even know there was such a thing as a blister stick! Interesting!!!


  15. Great bag. Thanks for linking up to Ageless Style. I hope you can join the Top of the World Style party on Thursday as well.

  16. Such fabulous handbag and shoes! Absolutely loving them!


    Tamara - LoveofMode.com

  17. I WANT your black bag!! LOVE it. I need to try out that friction block!

  18. I like the idea of using pouches within a larger bag. I use a few little pouches, but I slightly larger one may help me stay more organized.

  19. Of course, your post is beautiful and organized and so is your bag...beautiful on the outside, organized on the inside.

  20. I need to get some of that friction block! I've never held are of it!
    Making the Most of Every Day


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