Friday, September 14, 2018

What's In My Purse

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Personally, I think one of the best purchases a woman can get herself is a new purse. A purse is the perfect accessory to any outfit, and can really allow a woman to express her sense of style. Plus, it holds all of the random crap that we think we need.

I just recently bought myself a new bag, but before I clicked the "order" button, I did a ton of research because I'm very much Type A. I needed to make sure this purse wouldn't go out of style, and would be able to withstand all of the love it would be given. You'd be surprised what I keep on me at all times, and I needed a purse that could keep up.

I know my dad, my sisters, and I always makes fun of my mom because she carries two purses around, one of them being a huge bag with what seems like an apocalypse survival kit in it. I'm definitely my mother's daughter, minus the big bag.

While my purse might be small, it seems like it has all of the necessities:

  • my planner - size A5 from Plum Paper Planners
  • about 15 different pens - not even joking
  • a mini engineering scale - again, not joking
  • my small but chunky wallet
  • lady necessities - if I don't need them, someone else might
  • a granola bar
  • sunglasses and reading glasses
  • iPhone charging cord
  • AirPods
  • iPhone headphones and dongle - just in case someone needs to borrow them
  • hand sanitizer
  • hand lotion
  • breath mints
  • travel perfume
  • travel deodorant
  • nail file
  • pocket knife
  • compact mirror
  • car and apartment keys
  • all of the coupons - just in case I make a spontaneous run to the grocery store
  • my digital camera - lens and all - because you never know when inspiration will strike

I also need to give a shout out to my girlfriend Aimie, who is a ThirtyOne consultant, for introducing me to the "Swap-It Pocket". If you're wondering how I'm able to find things in my purse without digging, this is it. It fits so perfectly and adds that extra level of organization, which I clearly need.

It still baffles me that that this purse is the ideal size to hold everything I use on a daily basis and more. If you don't believe me, here is a picture:

For those wondering about this purse specifically, it is called the "Fiona Satchel" and is available from Fossil. I have linked below the original purse I had purchased -- the Blue Stripe -- which I ended up returning due to color transfer from my clothes. It breaks my heart that I had to return it as it was even more gorgeous in person.

Because I support the Fossil brand so much, and loved the style of the Fiona Satchel, I purchased the same bag in the medium brown leather. As of the moment this blog post publishes, my purse is currently en route to me and I can't wait to start using it.

Thinking about it, this is the first "brand name" purse I have actually bought for myself. All my others have been gifts or hand-me-downs, but I'm not one to complain. I absolutely love having a purse to match every outfit. Where is your favorite or go-to bag from? Leave me a comment on this post!


  1. What a cute purse! I love that it's small, yet still holds a lot! Fossil is one of my favorite brands too...may need to add this to my Christmas list!

  2. Kudos to Fossil for the return!
    I feel like I need to visit my list after seeing yours, I fee like I'm missing something. Lol.

  3. WOW...what a cute purse and I love the organizer! It sure does fit a whole lot! I have never bought a Fossil purse...I may have to! :)

  4. Love the purse, seems like it has plenty of space.

  5. Oh wow, I love your purse, So pretty and stylish. I love yor list of what's inside your purse adn I was thinking that I am ot the only one who had it all. Lol

  6. What a great purse - and an epic list! I totally need to organise mine some more :) Thank you for sharing!

  7. i'm an admitted purse addict. so now, I need all of these! Thank you for fueling my addiction lol

  8. Looks like everything you might need is in one place and organized! Nothing wrong with that.

  9. That is such a gorgeous purse and it is pretty incredible that you can fit all of that stuff in there! I could definitely do with a beautiful and well organised purse like that

  10. This is perfect for my make ups. I want the stripe one it really looks beautiful.

  11. It's crazy when you think about how much we actually carry in our bags! I have to have EVERYTHING because I am gone from home so many hours a day! A Phone charger is a must!

  12. My current go-to purse is a Kate Spade that was a birthday gift - but I'm dying to own a Fount bag!

  13. Would you believe I don't use a purse? I don't like being weighted down when Im out and about, so my bank cards and phone fit in my pocket. Still, this is a very nice bag!

  14. This handbag is so cute x


  15. I completely agree! My purse is the most essential item that I have. Love the purses you have pictured!

  16. Wow! The purse looks very beautiful and compact. I can't believe it can hold so much stuff. I like the way you have organised it.

  17. Such a fun post..loved this! I need to clean out my bag and organize it better. I'm not totally sure what's in my purse. LOL!

  18. I'm all for small purses. The bigger they are the more I am putting stuff in it.