Sunday, 21 February 2016

What's in my bag?



I really don't know the appeal in watching people pull out the contents of their bags, but regardless, I love it! So I decided to joint the fun and let you have a peek into what I lug about on a daily basis. 
First things first - and most importantly, let's be honest! The bag itself. This little beauty was purchased from Kate Spade inside Macy's when I was visiting New York. Kate Spade was always a brand I lusted after, but it's just not one that is readily available here in the UK. So naturally I was drawn like a magnetic when I saw the familiar logo. Being in a market for a new bag (my last one was sent back to Ted Baker for well, being a bit rubbish to be honest) and it also being my birthday, it was as if it was meant to be that myself and Kate came together! I instantly fell head over heels with this beautiful oxblood and gold  bag.

While I was concerned that it wouldn't be big enough for all my crap, I knew that I had been looking for a lighter day to day accompaniment as I was fed up of heaving round a heavy handbag. A big selling point was that I could hang the bag loosely through the crook of my arm and the fact that it came with a long detachable strap too. I found that when I was doing something like shopping, I would transfer my purse and bits to a much smaller bag with a long strap so I could wear it across the body. This one however, could do both!


It took a second visit back to Macy's though before I actually bit the bullet and took it to the counter, as I always find it difficult spending a lot of money and this was no exception although the 10% off was very tempting. Right up until she handed me the large Macy's bag I was umming and ahhing but then it vanished, she was mine!



Kindle:
I own an iPad and I have done for years now. It's one of the older ones, so it's quite large and not exactly light. Regardless, I've had no problems with it and it is what I use to read on up until now. However, the new bag presented a bit of a problem. It would not fit in the new bag. Matt suggested I look into a Kindle and as silly as it felt when I had a perfectly good iPad, I couldn't deny that it would be so much easier to have something so incredibly light weight like the Kindle Paperwhite. So after speaking to a few friends that were Kindle lovers and borrowing my Mum's, I gave in. And honestly? I haven't looked back. I adore that I can roll around in bed reading it and don't get wrist cramp and that I can read in any sort of light, day time or night. It's also nice the very little space it takes up in my bag, yet whenever I get a spare moment, I can bury my nose in whatever book I'm obsessed with at that time. I've also had my kindle for at least a month and haven't needed to charge it yet! This is definitely one of those purchases that is worth every penny.
 
Purse:
Okay, so I'll admit this Ted Baker purse is massive. I could probably do with having a slimmer one but this one is just so lovely and holds everything I need it to perfectly! Being pink, it's one of my favourite colours and is naturally very girly with a clasp in the form of a bow. I love that the purse is easy to clean and it's really convenient to access all my cards or any coins I might have quickly.





Make Up:
I refuse to be one of those people that carry a full make up bag with them everywhere they go, I don't touch up my make up through the day, only if I'm going somewhere special. So I try to limit myself to the products I would want in an 'emergency' (I use that word lightly!) and keep them in this My Little Box drawstring bag. No surprises that my concealer
of choice is the cult favourite, Collection Lasting Perfection. This will never change for me as it does the job so well, creamy and full coverage, this ticks all the right boxes for me. We can all get a bit shiny every now and again, so a powder is useful to have on you and Rimmel Stay Matte was my favourite before MAC's Studio Fix powder came along and claimed top spot. My lipstick is one that is constantly on rotation. I try and wear a different lipstick every day so will usually throw the days choice into my bag to apply when it's worn off. I usually wear really minimum make up at work but I love how a  lipstick can totally transform your look.



Notebook:
I've only had my blogging notebook for a few months now but I'm really finding it useful to have with me. It holds my blogging schedule with a tick list for me to check off for when I have completed both the words and photos for a post. It's very helpful to be able to have a place when I can scribble down any ideas that come to me at any moment of the day and to remind me of what I still need to do. While I know that I could essentially get rid of this and use my Notes app on my phone, there is something I really like about being able to physically write. After all, I type everything else!
 

iPhone 6:
I'm an apple girl through and through so naturally, I have an iPhone. I really think this is a bloggers best friend. The screen is large enough to be able to use the apps efficiently and the camera is so high quality that I've taken many an Instagram shot on my phone and been very happy with the results and I know plenty of people who take their product shots
on it. The range of photo editing software is really incredible too. A lot of people find themselves blogging entirely through their phone, the amount of apps available really makes life easier and it's now just so convenient to create content on the go. It's addictive being able to access anything you want in the palm of your hand, from your emails to online shopping as well as every social media you could wish for. I'm afraid that I'm definitely going to be one of those peoples that follows every iPhone release through the course of my life.



So there we have it, a peek into my handbag! Naturally I haven't included all those little boring little bit like tissues or my car keys as those are slightly dull! I understand this isn't a topic everyone will find interesting but if you're like me, you might! See you next week!

Emily x

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36 comments

  1. Such a gorgeous bag! I love the little purse/bag you keep your goodies in!
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  2. Love your bag and I'm thrilled to see you carry 8hr cream round too - I find its just the best hand cream! x

    Viva Epernay

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  3. Thanks for sharing, I once had a weakness for Kate Spade bags! They are so cute! I love the one you have, I think back in 2014 they made a mini version, and wanted it sooo bad. I just couldn't justify the price for a mini bag!

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  4. I love getting to see what's in other people's bags too! I think for me it's just my noseyness tbh! I love that you carry around a notepad, I have notepad apps on my phone but think I ultimately get more enjoyment out of hand writing notes.

    I think I'm gonna take inspiration from you and cut down on the make up I carry around with me. I always think I should have some with me in case of an emergency and end up packing up nearly everything haha. Bag ends up weighing a tonne! xx

    Moany Mouse | Scottish Lifestyle Blog

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  5. I love Kate Spade bags, I wanted to get one like yours but in a different colour! I also keep my Kindle in my bag, such a brilliant invention for carrying 'heavy' books. I love your phone wallpaper, it's so cute!

    Sally ~ DiagonSally

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  6. I've seen so many What's in my bag? videos, but not so many blog posts!!! Really happy to see you do a post on it - I always like to see what people carry around in their handbags. :P <3 Everything about your bag is so neat and gorgeous, I love the pink little notebook and the purse! <3

    Kay
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  7. Your bag is lovely, great purchase! Especially as you saved a bit with it being 10% off :)

    I'm one of those people who loves seeing what others have in their bags too, haha! I watch a lot of the video son youtube, especially when I'm thinking about buying a bag. Helpful to see what fits inside them!

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  8. Firstly, that Kate Spade bag <3 The shape, the deep colour that will just look beautiful with any outfit, I love it. I’m quite happily stunned by the fact that you haven’t had to charge your kindle, especially cause nowadays we’re pretty much attached to charger cords haha. I tend to throw in lip products in my bag quite regularly for that day as well...and then I end up with at least 5-6 lippies in my bag at all times *insert monkey covering eyes emoji*.

    Raashi
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  9. Something about seeing others bag belongings are very interesting to me too, haha. I love you bag!!! It's so gorgeous and kindle is a must for me. It's so light and always comes handy :)

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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  10. My Kate spade bag is my favourite! I always carry a notebook with me, some make up, and a pen!

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  11. Oh my your bag is so cute, and a lovely colour notepad

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  12. Your bag is gorgeous, I saw the prettiest pink Kate Spade bag online but it was pricey, might have to wait a while for one!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

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  13. These posts are honestly my guilty pleasure to read! And I really love that bag so much, I have been lusting for a kate spade bag for so long, they are my favorite!

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  14. What a beautiful bag ! I know what you mean about forcing yourself to have a lighter bag by getting a smaller bag , I did the exact same thing :) I always carry one notebook that I write EVERYTHING in and then I don't have to go through endless notebooks to know what I'm meant to be doing hehe :)

    lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  15. I need a minute to appreciate how stunning your kate spade bag is ♥

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  16. I am lusting after Kate Spade bag too! Colour and the style of this bag is gorgeous, something I'd also go for! I prefer not to carry many makeup products in my bag too, I only carry a few essentials like a lipstick.

    Ela BellaWorld

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  17. Your bag is so lovely and the things in it are very useful.

    Chaste & Beautiful

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  18. This is such a cute post. I love Eight Hour Cream its such a lifesaver. Your bag itself is absolutely gorgeous x
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  19. Oh my gosh your bag looks so nice!!

    Joyce // Joycentricity

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  20. I love this purse - it seems perfect! And so pretty! I haven't heard of the brand before what I can think of so will be checking that out asap! However, I have previously had thoughts on a Ted Baker purse but are they no good? I need a GOOD bag as I often need to carry around a laptop - though now you've made me think about a kindle as well, haha! Great post - always love reading and seeing what other people carry around for some reason! xx

    Filippa ⎮ Always a Dot

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  21. I love these kind of posts, probably because I'm naturally a nosy person! Also, love the screen saver on your iPhone, so cute! xx

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  22. First of all that bag is so good. Secondly, I'm not a makeup carrier too. In fact I'm not really someone who likes to hold bags and when I do, I want it to be light as possible so carrying a whole makeup kit will be a hazard. Lol!!

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  23. Its nice to know what's in your bag! Thanks so much for sharing.

    ~ Styleccentric Fashion' | BLOGLOVIN

    xo, Alyssa

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  24. The post is fantastic! I love it so much!:)
    Have a nice day!

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  25. So glad you found a bag you love! Kate Spade has these flash sales online all the time so I've bought so many things from them (and a lot I definitely didn't plan on buying). Love the purse - it's a great neutral piece.

    xx Yasmin
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  26. Haha I know where you're coming from, but it's true - we all have some strange fascination with seeing inside other people's bags! Like you, I also don't touch up my makeup throughout the day, but I never leave the house without a lipstick! :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
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  27. Like you, I don't understand the whole appeal on seeing people pulling out item by item out of their bag, but either way, it's something I always click on as I absolutely love it.

    Kate Spade is such high quality and I can see why you were drawn to it in the first place. I also don't carry alot of makeup everywhere, but lipsticks are always something I have atleast three of!

    Ella Pinto xx

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  28. I love your bag - it's a gorgeous colour and seems the perfect size :) I tend to pack lightly as much as possible with makeup too, I tend to just have concealer, powder and lipstick as they're the things that NEED touching up during the day for me xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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  29. That handbag is gorgeous! <i'm loving the colour of it!
    Also these types of posts are really interesting...maybe that makes me nosy maybe it's normal, I don't know but you don't get to see what's in everybody's handbag :D so these are really cool!
    Have a lovely weekend girlie <3
    Emma xxx

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  30. I love this type of posts maybe because I'm very nosy but I love seeing what others bring in their bag! And what a gorgeous handbag, love anything Kate Spade!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  31. This bag is AMAZING! What a beauty. I've also got a kindle, and have never looked back either - it's so much easier to slip in your bag too!

    Suitcase and Sandals Blog XX

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  32. I really want to do one of these blog posts! I just love reading them! Probably because im a little bit nosey haha!

    Darriyan x
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  33. Your bag is beautiful! I also love reading or watching people show what's in their purse/bag. Very addicting. I love how clean and organized you are, my purse is seriously full of junk >_<

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  34. I am still using iPhone 5, it's time to upgrade! Not sure if I will continue to be 'apple girl' since it annoyed me a few times too many.
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  35. I love your bag! The colour is gorgeous! Have to agree with you, the kindle really is a life saver at times! x

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