This week’s Think Write Thursday topic is to write about the content of your purse. Are you a minimalist? Or do you carry around a knapsack? And say, what’s in there, anyway? Tell us what you’ve got in your purse and why!
A purse defines your life, doesn’t it? I have carried bags of all sizes and, it seems that the older I get the smaller my purse becomes! Am I working to the “Purse Free Age”? Perhaps, but not quite yet! I would say I am not quite a minimalist, but I don’t carry a knapsack either!
I prefer a “cross-body” bag… that is, I don’t like to have my purse dangling from my shoulder. I like to have it over my head and across my body – hands free, as it were. I really love the fabric on this Vera bag and it saddens me that it is “retired” or I would get a replacement bag.
Now, what’s inside?
I use a Midori Traveler’s Notebook (Passport size) for my wallet. I like the inserts they have available and the choices in notebooks which gives me a place to put cards, ID, coins and money. Plus I have a journal to write if I need to. (Goulet Pens has a special with the Passport Traveler right now!) I switched over to using it as my wallet about a year ago, and I am so happy with this change. I also have a little fountain pen with me as well. I like to write with a fountain pen and this Kaweco Aluminum pen is perfect.
I used to carry easily a half a dozen of different chapsticks, lip balms, and glosses. Now, I just carry one glossy gloss – downsizing has been great!
I have some business cards, and I am now carrying the latest LipSense catalog with me.
I also have a key ring with all those area discount cards on them.
One last thing… the area restaurant discount card that I got a couple of weeks ago from the Boy Scouts.
Oh! And, sometimes I even have a knitting project in my bag, generally a sock which is portable and easy to knit on the go!
There you have it… my bag and its contents!
What’s in your bag that you can’t live without?
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I have a glasses case in that same Vera pattern. 🙂 I used to have dozens and dozens of bags in my “inventory” (I am a reformed Bag Lady) — but now, I just have two! Streamlining is a very good thing! (Love your journal.)
Your Vera bag is super cute! I like a crossbody for certain outings too!
I should be so lucky if I could get by with a small bag, such as yours. I’m intrigued with the TN wallet – must investigate that!
Cute bag! I always end up with far too much in my bag….
I like how you’ve got everything you need and it all fits so well into a small bag! I also like that you’ve provided me with a link to that Kaweco pen (and it’s available with an extra-fine nib)! Thanks! 🙂
I have a couple of cross-body bags from Thirty-0ne that I use most of the time and, for their size, they hold a lot. I really like that fountain pen-I could get lost on the link you provided!
I’ve never had a crossbody bag but you are tempting me!
I’m not sure I could ever go without a purse or bag of some sort — I carry so much in mine! I have my wallet, sunglasses, regular glasses, phone, keys, tissues, lip gloss, hand sanitizer, Lo-Lo bar (travel size), nail files, a baggie with Bandaids and Neosporin, a couple of pens, my iPod and headphones, and probably several other things. Perhaps when I no longer have a small child, I’ll be able to eliminate several things.
I have a crossbody on the way to me as we speak! I am a bag lady par excellence! I hope to be reformed soon!
I’m really enjoying all these peeks into pocketbooks … and great suggestions for staying organized! I’m finding I need less and less these days which is good. A lot of times, my knitting bag is all I need, with my wallet and car keys tossed into a pocket.
you have a nice bag, I just bought a purse that can go across my chest and have hands free. I can also shorten the strap and wear it slung on my shoulder. I love your wallet and the way you customized it. I am so picky about wallets, not too big, not too small etc… So I keep using the one I bought a few years ago.
I have downsized the “stuff” I carry in my purse and it still has stuff in it :/ (ha ha )