I do have one more set of outfit pics I could blog about today, but I think I’d rather deviate from my normal posts and have a little fun.
One of my favorite internet “games” is “What’s in Your Bag?”. So today, I’m going to do a “What’s in My Bag post”.
I have more handbags than I care to count. I thought about maybe unshelving them all for a group picture, but I don’t have all day. OK, maybe it wouldn’t take all day, but it would take a WHILE. I just love handbags.
I often get asked how it is that I have time to change bags on an almost daily basis. The answer is bags. I keep my bag organized by keeping almost everything in it in smaller bags. I even have a special box on the handbag shelves full of these small bags and I change them out too!~
So let’s start with my bag:
It’s a sort of elephant color leather bag from the GAP, and it comes with a story. When I first saw this bag…I adored it. I would check the GAP site almost everyday, just to look at it. I viewed it as art. And I loved it. But it was $150. And I didn’t HAVE $150 at the time for a bag. So I didn’t order it. I did visit it at the GAP store though, seriously. I’d go in and pick it up. Smell it. Feel the leather. And then put it back.
And then in December I went to sell some clothes at Buffalo Exchange. And they had one. And it was $30. I made $20 off the things I sold. So I bought it. FOR 10 DOLLARS! I was so excited. But the story doesn’t end there. I spent the next couple days telling EVERYONE about the deal I got on this bag, this bag that I had LOVED. And when I told my old friend Summer, she said that she wanted the bag to be FREE, so she offered me $10. AND I TOOK IT.
So here is a view of the bags in the handbag
And here they are, all labled for you
When I have to downsize, I ditch the snack bag, and use a smaller cosmetics bag. For evening bags and clutches I just pull what I need out of each bag and replace it when I return.
The snack bag is a great bag to have.
The Granola is you know, in case I get hungry. As are the fruit snacks. Everything else is just for fun really. I really only chew Five gum at this point (“New Five Gum, it warms as you chew”) and I have been ADICTTED to those Peach Tea mints ever since Dan introduced me to them. People either LOVE them or HATE them and I have never seen anyone react in between. The Cacao nubs are dark chocolate cacao nubs that Nathan got me as a “just because” gift the other day and they are SO GOOD. Also, I love anything in a tiny tin.
Here is what's in that Tokidoki cosmetic pouch.
I love lip products.
Those L’Oreal HIP Jelly Balms and the Cover Girl Lipstains are my FAVORITES. The lipstains are bright pink, plum, and red. The red one? Is serious business. Honestly. It does not play around. I like to use the Sonia Kashuk balm over that. They are the only two red lip colors I have ever owned that I felt good in at ALL. And the Pink and Plum stains coordinate with the HIP Jelly Balms like they were made for each other. The stains work just as well if not better than any high end stain I’ve ever tried and the Jelly Balms are heaven. So soft, enough color to use alone, and yet sheer enough you can just slap them on without a mirror. Love them.
Anyway. So that’s what’s in my bag today. I know some of you that have known me for a while are shocked at the lack of manga and a book... since I’ve been unemployed I have had less need of them on a day to day away from home basis, but just so you know, I have a novel called “Skinned”, Nana volume 14 and the Buffy Omnibus volume 2 on my bedside right now, so I’m still a book nerd. Rest assured.