In the Bag

I've always enjoyed it when other bloggers post peeks into their bags, so when I was brainstorming some new post ideas recently I thought I'd join in on the fun and do one of my own!

Lately I've been using this vintage cream colored Samsonite carry on bag. It's big enough for my laptop plus everything else so it was the perfect choice for our trip to Palm Springs last week. Find one like it here or a more colorful option here.

I'm kind of a bags within bags kind of girl. The mister calls it my bag of bags. I find it helps me keep things a bit more organized so I'm not digging quite so much. 

In the large bag we have...

Small clutch (since when you carry this much stuff around it's nice to be able to run into a shop with a smaller purse). This week I've been using this vintage gold one. Find the same one here and a similar one here.

Iphone. Even the mister, a former Microsoft employee, admits it's one of the best investments we've ever made. I'm lost without it. Looking for a case for your phone? Mine is this one from Society6- they've got a ton of really great designs by a huge group of artists.

Little notebook (Moleskin), pens (Le Pens), sticky notes (Kikkerland).

Plastic envelope for keeping all those coupons, gift cards, and membership cards wrangled. Similar ones here.

Handmade pouch for tech accessories. I rescued this one from the free pile at a friends building many years ago, but you can find similar ones on Etsy.

Vintage cigarette case turned wallet. Find one here.

Keys (similar swivel key clip here).

Cobbler shop claim check.

Canvas pouch (by Klein)

Vintage sunglasses and case. The case was a handmade gift from my bestie, similar glasses here.

Gum, Smith's Minted Rose Lip Balm, Aquaphor Lip Repair (my lips are super dry lately so yes, I'm carrying multiple lip balms), case for my business cards.

In that canvas pouch I keep:

Reusable cup sleeve (unfortunately the artist who made mine doesn't make them any longer, but there are others on Etsy).

Mini deodorant, vintage hankie, Burt's Bees tinted lip balm (I like the Tiger Lily for a touch of everyday color), Body Shop mineral powder blotting tissues- great for controlling shine throughout the day.

Tape measure. Never leave home without one- you never know when you'll find that perfect piece you've been looking for and you'll need to know if it will fit. Similar ones here.  

In yet another layer of bags, this little LeSportSac bag stays inside the canvas bag, and holds:

Neosporin To Go, cough drops, Band Aids (I have these pretty Cynthia Rowley ones right now- so fun).

Eyeglass repair tool, Body Shop mini hemp hand protector, Shout wipes.

Sunscreen, little teeth flossers, mini nail files, mini nail buffer.

Vintage comb/mirror (similar one here), hair tie, hair clip.

Vintage pill box w/headache meds (similar one here).

And finally, in the tech pouch, we have headphones, stylus, USB drive, and a screen cleaning cloth.

Wow- this post ended up being much longer than I planned on. I hope you liked it! January is going to be my post experiment month- where I'll try out new feature ideas. Let me know what you think so I'll know what to keep in the lineup, won't you?