Well, self, I’m so glad you asked! Like most women, I feel that the contents of my handbag are of the utmost importance. Being a Mother makes staying organized pretty mandatory and I definitely have a few staples that I must take with me everywhere I go. I also have a few not so important, but fun, things I like to keep on hand. This link up party/series should be interesting and hopefully provide us all with a little insight into what we find necessary and maybe make our lives a bit easier by seeing what others carry with them at all times. Oh, ya, this is going to be a link party! Meaning, you blog about the contents of your handbag and submit your link using the handy little button at the end of this post
If you follow me on Pinterest you know I have been going back and forth trying to decide on the perfect new handbag in recent weeks. I love, love, LOVE to shop and I am also incredibly indecisive so this process was way more complicated than it should have been lol. Here’s a screenshot of my handbag shopping board on Pinterest…
I finally decided on a bag that reminded me of my Pretty Darn Cute Design logo, I’m a sucker for bows.. (please don’t judge my lack of photog skills. I totally took these photos on a wrinkled white tablecloth..spare time to iron is scarce these days)
Meet Betsy – The Bag – “Lucky” By, Deux Lux
Oh, and the bow comes off! I don’t know why on earth you would ever want to remove such a large, fabulous bow, but it’s nice to have options
Isn’t she fun?! If you know me, you know I name everything. Especially my bags. It’s the first thing I do after I buy it, name it. I feel like Betsy is a fun little sassy name and fitting for this sparkly thing. I have recently realized that two children require a rather large handbag. The 4 year old doesn’t so much have things I have to carry, but on occasion I’ll have to throw clothes or snacks etc in there for her along with all of the baby’s necessities. This bag also comes in a red/pink combo, but I opted for the more subdued colors since the bow is as large as my head.. I did love the other color combo as well, however.
So, here’s what’s inside…
After I purchased my handbag I went searching for a fun wallet to match. I looked online, department stores etc. I found most of the ones I liked the look of were just zipper wallets and didn’t open. I wanted mine to open like a book, but also have a place that zipped or snapped close. I was super excited to find this little beauty at TJ Maxx for a whopping $7.99.
Well, it’s actually a pencil pouch I bought in the school supplies section at Wal Mart 4 years ago when Chloe was still a baby. It fits diapers and the wipe case perfectly. I don’t like things free floating in my purse, so this is a necessity.
Vera Bradley Makeup Bag
As I mentioned previously, I cannot have things just free floating in my bag. Drives me crazy. So this plastic lined bag from Vera Bradley is perfect to hold my lipstick, lip liner, tiny hairbrush, hand sanitizer, lip gloss, extra ponytail holders, bobby pins etc. I also really love her “Kiss and Make Up Cosmetic Bag“.
Contents of Vera Bag
- “Put your big girl panties on and deal with it” Mirror, a gift from my Sister
- Cottonelle Wipes – Just in case I forget to refill the wipes case or for anything else we might need them for.
- Antibacterial Gel – I’m a complete germaphobe. Must have this at all times.
- A ponytail holder and large bobby pin – Texas summer heat is no joke.
- Mac Lip Liner – Spice
- Mac Viva Glam V Lipstick
- Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment – I blogged about this the other day, and it has become a staple in my bag for sure. I do not leave the house without it, love!
- Mac Lip Gloss
- Flowerbomb Perfume Roller – Love this stuff
- My favorite Papermate Pen
- Nars Lip Lacquer – Chelsea Girl
- Some chapstick from a recent birchbox I was trying out, but no longer use since Fresh Sugar came along.
- and a nail file, because hangnails make my skin crawl..
While it too resides in the Vera bag, it’s deserving of it’s own photo. This is from a Lancome gift about ten years ago. Very important. I use it nearly every day lol. If, and when, it breaks I will cry.
I have only recently, finally, realized the importance of a sunglass case. I don’t like big bulky things in my bag, but after breaking around 10 pairs of cheap sunglasses I decided to invest in a case and get a pair of moderately priced sunglasses to help me take better care of them. This is also from TJ Maxx and was under $10. And it’s pink, I love pink!
Cake Coin Purse
I like to keep my coins separate so I can grab them easily. I also don’t want them making my wallet all bulky, so this little coin purse by Petunia Pickle Bottom works like a charm. Also, it’s really cute Thank you, Rosenberry Rooms!
iPhone, Keys & iPad
I don’t always have the iPad with me, but most of the time I like to take it places to do a little work on the run. My iPhone is attached to me 24/7. I’m a Military Wife and during deployments you learn to never leave a room or even walk across a room without it. Although these days I’ve been forgetting it more often than ever, 2 kids will make your brain mush. Straight mush.
Here she is all loaded up and ready to take on the world
I thought it would be fun to make this a link up and have all of you fabulous readers out there share your own handbag contents on your blog. Feel free to use the graphics I created below for your own blogs and link back to this page to see others
Just use the “Add Link” button below