Wednesday, 26 June 2013

What's in my Bag?

Being an incredibly nosey person, and with society deeming it inappropriate to raid through people's bags, I absolutely LOVE a "What's in my Bag?" post because I get a sneaky peak into what people like to cart around with them all day! So I thought I would share with you what I have in my bag today!

This lil cutie backpack is from Topshop. It was £30, but it is about 2 years old so you won't be able to get it from there anymore I'm afraid. I like to use this bag almost every day, as I like to walk to work which takes around 20 minutes, and carrying a tote or having a shoulder bag flap about your side can get quite a bit annoying. And hey, IT'S JUST SO CUTE. The drawstring is almost completely destroyed on the inside, but no one wants to look at that!

Now I have to say, and I'm not sure if this is weird or not, I empty my bag every day when I get back home. I'll put my purse on the side table, I'll put my perfume back into it's position on the dresser etc. I just like organisation, really. So there's very rarely any junk in my bag. Usually it's my purse that's full of receipts and nonsense!

Anyway, here are the contents of my bag!

1. Cath Kidston purse. This was a gift from my cousin about 2 Christmases ago, and it will be my purse until it literally falls apart. I love anything Cath Kidston, and it is very similar to the very first proper purse I bought when I was 16 and got a job in TK Maxx. I found the little gem in the accessories dept and I had it until I lost it about 3 years later :( But now I have this beautiful purse and am hoping it will last me a long time, it's so pretty and I love it!!

2. iPhone 5. My trusty iPhone which I couldn't live without! Days when I forget it feels like I'm missing a limb, which probably isn't a good thing but I can't help it! Although these days, the most notifications I get are from Snapchat.

3. Dove roll-on deodorant. I like to take a roll-on deodorant out with me because it doesn't take up too much room in my bag, and you get more use than with a travel size spray. I used to be a huge fan of Soft & Gentle deodorants until I started taking an allergic reaction to them. Things got pretty ugly, and with a swift trip to the doctors I parted ways with Soft & Gentle forever. Thankfully, I have never had such a reaction with Dove, and am not quite willing to take a chance with trying out a new brand.

4. Make-up bag. Working as a visual merchandiser, my mornings can be pretty hectic, and I usually feel like I've done a full gym workout by lunchtime! So I always have my make-up bag with me to top up after a particularly mental morning. This one was from Primark, and I think it was around £5/6.

5. Cherry Chapstick. Pretty much don't go anywhere without this. Gets transferred from my bag to my pocket every day when I arrive wherever I'm going. I get seriously dry lips, especially when I'm at work, so I like to keep it on me all the time. And it just smells divine.

6. Purple iPod Nano & Apple earphones. This iPod was also a Christmas gift about 3 Christmases ago and his name is Jeff Jr! My iPod before this one was called Jeff, so it seemed fitting, none of your 'Marie's iPod'...yawn. It's a 16GB Nano, and it doesn't even hold half of my iTunes library, but as my MacBook has sadly died it is all the music I have for on the go and it's very handy on my walks to and from work. I actually do quite a lot of walking, so I do love sticking my iPod on and getting lost in my thoughts while I walk. And of course, my earphones. I lost the new ones that came with my iPhone(you will notice as posts go on, that I lose a lot of things -oop), and so have reverted back to the older version. I'm not a huge fan of Apple earphones though, I don't find them very comfortable or very good at blocking out background noise. I'm much more of an in-ear earphone type of gal.

7. Zara Woman Rollerball Eau de Toilette in Shanghai. I love the scents that Zara have, and this one came in a pack of 3(the other 2 being Paris and Milan) for only £7.99! Cute and compact to fit easily into my bag instead of a big bottle.

And there you have it. My portable life.



  1. I love reading posts like this. :) I'm a little bit nosey, but just curious as to what other people's style and taste is like. :)

    Your latest follower on GFC, Lauren x

  2. ooo cherry chapstick i just want to eat the stuff lol.