Friday, January 16, 2009

What's In My Bag?

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:
Jan 15, 2009

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.

Free bag

So here is a view of the bags in the handbag

Jan 15, 2009

And here they are, all labled for you
Jan 15, 2009

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.
Jan 15, 2009

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.
Jan 15, 2009

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.


Fabulously Broke said...

I am loving the idea of a snack bag! I always get snackish but I never have anything..

I'm making a snackbag now.

Fabulously Broke in the City

"Just a girl trying to find a balance between being a Shopaholic and a Saver."

Chantelle said...

Wow. So organised. I'd be scared for you to see inside mine.

Kelly said...

That bag-inside-a-bag idea is great! My purse is just swimming with all kinds of crap I can't ever find. Even if I just put one bag in there, it would halve the time I spend playing the "where's my lipgloss" game!

Laura said...

I love the idea of the bags within a bag! I'll have to try that because I'm always switching between big totes and purses depending on what I need for work on any given day

beastiegirl5 said...

I've totally wondered about those lipstains- I keep seeing them at stores but passing them up. I'll pick one or two up now...

Love the Gap bag too. It's the sort that won't go out of style. It was worth the hunt!

StumpyKimPants! said...

jsyk, I am totally going to steal this 'bag inside a bag' idea. My work bag is so huge I can't find anything at all - my keys fall out their compartments and then I have to pull everything out to find them again. It'd be much easier if they had their own container! Thanks bb!

Anonymous said...

Your bag is so amazingly organized, I hate you. I think I need to take heed so I can actually find things in mine!

Sara said...

Summer is one of the coolest friends ever to have made that bag free for you. Seriously, I welled up a little. The older you get, the more you appreciate friends like that. So GOOD!!

Amber said...

I never ever thought of the bag w/in a bag.. that is an awesome idea! Its like having as many pockets in there as you want!