Five Things I Keep In My Handbag

Even though this was a short work week it felt incredibly long, not to mention stressful! I think everything that could go wrong did! Needless to say, I’m happy it’s the weekend. If you popped in last Friday, you’ll know that I decided to start a new series called “Five Things.” I started the series with Five Things About Me and today I’m back to share the five things I always keep in my handbag! Click through to read about what I always carry!five-things-i-always-keep-in-my-handbag-1

First up, let’s chat about the bag. As you all know, I have been a loyal GiGi New York fan for years and years. They make a quality product that I can personally attest to (because I am hard on bags!) One of my favorite bags of theirs is the Gates Satchel. The style is so chic and it’s very spacious. I find myself carrying this one often, especially in the fall. gigi-new-york-gates-bag

1. LIP PRODUCTS | I am a sucker for lip products. If you know me in real life, then you know I am always putting on chapstick and it’s scattered in every bag and drawer around my house! Below are a few of my favorite lip products that I make sure to have on hand…. a few chapsticks, a few glosses, and a few lipsticks!


2. SUNGLASSES | There’s nothing worse than driving or walking around without sunglasses! Ok, so maybe I’m being a bit dramatic, but it does totally suck! I always make sure I have a paid in my bag before heading out. Shop my favorites below…

3. PORTABLE CHARGER | My battery is constantly dying on my phone. It’s like as soon as my feet hit the floor my battery is at 50% already haha! Throughout the day I try to charge it whenever I can, so I throw a portable charger in my bag so I’m not stranded without a phone!

what-i-keep-in-my-bag 4. BOOK | It’s no secret around here that I love to read. I like to keep a book with me so that I can read a few pages between appointments, in waiting rooms, etc. I’ve been doing this for years now and it really helps pass the time while waiting somewhere! I’m currently reading In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware and it’s good (not as good as The Woman in Cabin 10, but a page turner!) P.S. I have a made a virtual bookshelf to share what books I’m reading/read!in-a-dark-dark-wood-ruth-ware

5. MY PLANNER | I’m one of those people that write everything down. I love technology, but when it comes to my schedule, my to-do list & taking notes I like to put pen to paper! Speaking of planners, I feel like I can never find one that fits all of my needs. Every one that I try is constantly lacking something, whether it’s writing space, a place for extra notes, etc. I spotted this Day Designer at Target the other day fro $20 and decided to give it a try. So far I really like the amount of space it has and that it has specific spots for to-do lists and notes!


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  1. Natali wrote:

    Same things which I always keep in my handbags to, besides the portable charger and I should finally get one.

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  2. leah wrote:

    I try to keep all those items in mine, too! Except I really need to invest in a portable charger!

    xx leah /

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  3. Alex wrote:

    I need to snage a reliable portable charger, always finagling with this too! And just picked up Girl In Cabin 10 can’t wait to start reading.

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  4. Nina wrote:

    I’m obsessed with that phone case! I just started woman in Cabin 10…she just got on the boat so I’m excited to see what happens next!

    xo, Nina
    Law of Fashion Blog

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  5. Lee Anne wrote:

    Love Gigi’s bags, and you picked a gorgeous color! I loved reading this post, great to see what you consider essentials!

    Lee Anne

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  6. Dylan wrote:

    Looks like an interesting read, will have to check out that book.


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  7. Ruthie wrote:

    I love the bag and a portable charger is a must have these days!! Loved this post!!

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  8. Karen wrote:

    Ok I have to read this Cabin 10 book, I keep hearing everyone talk about how good it is!! I love the idea of keeping a book in your bag. I might have to add that to my own!


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  9. Lexi wrote:

    That bag is gorgeous! I definitely need to start keeping a charger!

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  10. Melissa wrote:

    I was most surprised by the planner. I feel like most people mainly use their smart phone so good for you for planning things unplugged! Back in my high school days, I used to love my Chandler

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  11. Maggie wrote:

    Ahh I gotta get a portable charger!! Usually I charge from my computer at work :/

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  12. I definitely need to start taking a portable charger with me because I always seem to run out of battery when I need it the most! xx Adaleta Avdic

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  13. hanna wrote:

    I keep all of these in my bag too! –Hanna Lei

    Latest Post: Sweater Weather on Campus

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  14. I love that you carry a book with you everywhere! I totally need to get a bag big enough to do this with!

    Engineering In Style

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  15. Lauren wrote:

    I have SO many lip products in my purse but I need to be better about carrying my planner!

    Fizz and Frosting

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  16. Iris wrote:

    I keep lip products and a hard copy day planner with me at all times. My phone doesn’t have wi-fi/data so the latter is essential for me.

    Posted 9.11.16 Reply
  17. Angelle Marix wrote:

    I’m loving that bag. Gosh, I keep way too many items in my purse that are unnecessary.

    Posted 9.12.16 Reply

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