Wednesday, June 15, 2011

What's In It Wednesday: Purse/Handbag

Welcome to the second edition of What's In It Wednesday!  I hope y'all are ready to show us your purse and its contents!  Why?  Because every woman carries their favorite products in their handbags and I certainly want to see yours and show you what I am currently loving!  AND, as a special, Ashleigh is sharing what's in her purse too!  So, double the fun!

I normally carry a Louis Vuitton Batignolles Horizontal.  But for the summer, I am carrying my lovely Francesca Joy Palm Beach tote custom designed for moi in pink and green palm trees and shells.  I love it!

My job has me on-the-go constantly, so I need lots of room to carry everything I need for the office, home and Lallie.  This tote works wonderfully.
Picture from Francesca Joy's Tumblr account.

I always have my Lilly makeup bag and Lilly pouch (made from a child's Lilly apron by yours truly).  I usually have my Kindle when I'm not checking out books at the library

(YAY for supporting your local library!  I try to use the library unless there is a long waiting list
for a book I want to read.) 

I love Mento's and I have my LUNA bar notepad and a pen (thank you LUNA!)

Inside my Lilly makeup bag:
  • Hairspray
  • OPI travel size hand lotions in Coconut Melon and Grapefruit
  • Sally Hansen's Grow Nails Now! and Continuous Hardening Treatment (I had my acrylic nails removed so I'm trying to healthy up my nails)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • OUCH pouch from Pillows Sew Cute on Etsy with bandaids, Neosporin and contact drops
  • LUNA chapstick in peppermint (love this stuff!)
  • Nail file
  • Hair "doeys" (prounounced "do-eeeees")
  • Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter from LUSH (I got through POTS of this stuff)
  • Two Avon Glazewear Shine Lip Gloss (I can't read the colors, but they're pink - Thank you new sissy-in-law, Jess!)
  • And also from Jess, my monogrammed mirror

My Lilly file folders:  Bills, Work, School, Recipes to Try (isn't that funny!), Ashleigh's Wedding (tres importante) and Misc.

Car keys, camera (I took these pictures with my new pink covered iPhone), CVS wipes (I have a toddler you know), Dentek flossers, the pink thing is one of Lallie's motorized bugs that she threw into my purse and my Vera Bradley wallet.  I'm not a Vera fan, but I'm very picky about my wallet set up and I love Vera's setup. 

Inside my oilcloth Lilly is my FlipVideo, Target's Real Simple card caddy and my new iPhone earphones

Now onto Ashleigh!  And this is in her own words....

I can't find a purse I like right now so I am using an old one. It's not that great but it does the trick.

My camera. I NEVER go anywhere without my camera. I almost always have this one but if I don’t, I have the one on my phone.

I LOVE this! My Target business card holder that I use for credit cards. I have gone through at least three of these over the years. When the plastic rips, I buy another one. I have my driver's license in it and all of my credit cards. I love it because I can grab just it and my keys and go (if I am just running down the street or something). I have 3 more of these on standby in my closet.  (Insert Jennifer here....I stole this idea from her, I love mine too...)

My Thirty-One Hard case wallet. I have my cash, change, and loyalty cards (like My Panera, my Ulta Club card, etc) in here.

 I never leave home without a ponytail holder, toothpicks (I actually have more in my car), dental floss, a pen, fingernail clippers, and my migraine medicine (in a Tylenol bottle).  (Insert Jennifer again here....she never once mentioned her Kindle.  That's the green thing and I guarantee that she always has that with her too!)

A straw! Because I can’t stand having ice clink up against my teeth. So, if I am somewhere that doesn’t have straws readily available, I am prepared!

Carmex, Dr. Pepper lip smackers, and three Studio Gear lip sticks, Studio Gear Vitamin E. This is the best feeling, most soothing lip stuff ever! I love it. It’s a bit on the pricey side but I LOVE it! I normally ask my mom to put it in my stocking at Christmas.

Studio Gear Flirt. My favorite shade of lipstick. It has been discontinued :-( 
I have just a little bit left. I am trying to save it. I took it to Ulta and tried to find a similar shade but there is nothing that is quite as perfect. I had to settle for…

Studio Gear Whisper.
A close second.

I LOVE these lipsticks. They feel good. They taste good. They last a long time.
It’s really the only brand I will wear.

And last but not least, my garage door opener. My garage where I live is not attached so I like to open the door while I am still inside. Especially when it’s raining. I get made fun of a lot for having this in my purse but it’s quite convenient. And since I’m getting married, I will be moving soon and hopefully I’ll have an attached garage and this won’t be an issue anymore.  (Insert Jennifer here too.  For some reason Ashleight put a frowny face after this, but I took it out because I can't figure out why she'd be sad to have an attached garage and getting married.)

So, that's our bags!  I can't wait to see yours!  Be sure to link up and let us know what's in your bag.

Happy Wednesday Y'all!


  1. Clearly, I can't get Mr. Linky to work! So, post your links in the comments and we'll sort it out later as I am out on the road today! Happy Wednesday Y'all!

  2. What a fun lil linky party!!!

    I have the same green card caddy from Target, LOL! I would keep all my discount cards in it (B&N, BooksA Million,etc)
    I will tell ya though, I have slimmed it down through tks to a very cool iPhone app that scans all your cards and keeps them on your phone. Then you hand your phone to cashier and they scan it! It's FREE too:) CardStar, ck it out!

    Have a great day friend-D

  3. Oh, I think next week, my {semi} wordless wednesday post will be linked to yours- that's what my pics will be. I always clash with Wed/Fri meme's cause when i host, I can't NOT play, lol.

    My purse, would make y'all laugh. It's a small black Chanel and all that's in it is a my small LV wallet, a pen & 2 LipFusions, haha.

  4. I'm pretty sure I meant to put a smiley face. Must've been a typo!

    Rock on!

  5. All I have to say is both of you have inspired me to clean out my purse. It's a mess! Yours are so neat and organized! :)

  6. I'm going to link up for this later today! who dosn't love seeing what others keep in their purses?

  7. Great link up! I will take pics when I get home and link up with you! And I LOVE that tote bag!

  8. That tote is too cute! The colors are so perfect for summer. The LV Batignolles Horizontal is one that I have gone back and forth over for a while. I think I could get a lot of use out of it. Happy Wednesday!!

  9. You are so organized! These days I'm just throwing my wallet & phone in a diaper bag and running out the door!

  10. Love this post! Decided to give it a try today! (:

  11. Love the tote that you had made. Isn't her work gorgeous! I am having a wristlet giveaway of her work and I am so excited. I have one of her totes and people love it! You should do a post with all the handbags you own!


  12. It always amazes me to see everyone's purses on these posts. Y'all would laugh at my small one. But it holds the important things my phone, wallet, contact drops, and chapstick.
    I can't believe you don't have a Lilly IPhone case. That was my first Lilly purchase.

  13. Thanks for all the ideas for what I should carry in my purse!!


  14. Wow! You pack quite a bit into that bag! For me my camera is a huge must!

  15. How are allllll of your accessories pretty?!?! haha Cute stuff.

  16. I'm with Sundresses & Smiles- you fit everything in there perfectly! Luna bars are always in my bag too- perfect snack!

  17. I'm with Sundresses & Smiles- you fit everything in there perfectly! Luna bars are always in my bag too- perfect snack!

  18. Love this bag! You certainly manage to get everything nicely organized. It's perfect for the summer season. Yesterday was my last day of school. I'm ready for some relaxing, beach time, evenings on the patio and good reads.


  19. Jennifer, I absolutely love that tote bag! I'm going to have to get one (and same with the Target card holder from both of your bags!). You have some really cute stuff.

  20. I have a vera wallet like that & love it! Your bag is super cute too!

    P.s. I gave you an award in my post today! (:

  21. Love the too! Just perfect for a south Florida summer. Cute, organized and ready for anything is the way to go! P.S. I read Winter Garden - thought it was very interesting!