Friday, November 17, 2017

What's in my bag?

This was my birthday gift to myself this year. It was expensive, but I used my 25% off VB birthday coupon. It’s the Vera Bradley Day Off Satchel in Classic Black, and it’s perfect.

It has a slip pocket on the front for my phone, a full width zip pocket in the back for keys, and a zip pocket inside, too. They’ve gotten away from that lately, and I’ve really missed it. I like my bag to be organized without a lot of crap jumbled in it, but a separate cosmetic case usually makes it feel too stuffed. This one is just right. Oh, and it’s lined in a bright print (Moon Blooms), not black, which makes it so much easier to find things.

The shoulder strap is adjustable and removable. I’ve attached a Bagnet, one if my favorite things. It’s black leather with a silver ring that matches the bag’s hardware. It has a strong magnet inside that lets you attach your bag to the metal wall of a restroom stall, a metal table base, etc., and keeps it off the floor.


Wallet (VB Turn Lock Wallet, also in Moon Blooms, of course)
Reading glasses
Black leather 3x5 card holder with cards
Keys, mine and my mom’s, both on VB key rings
Sunglasses and case
Hand cream
Lip gloss (Clinique Voluptuous Violet)
Lip balm (Nivea A KISS of Mint & Minerals and Eos Vanilla)
Hair tie
Pain relievers
Hand sanitizer
Phone charger and charging cord
Loyalty cards
Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+
Eyeglass repair tool
Nail oil
Emery board
Tiny zip bag with extra earrings in case I forget to put some in

In the wallet:

Credit and debit cards
A couple of loose checks
Drivers license
Insurance cards
Mom’s ID cards and insurance cards
Another pen and a few blank cards
Business cards