Wednesday, November 28, 2007

The Contents Of My Purse

So this is my fantabulous purse I purchased recently. It's Nine West for those that are wondering:



And here is what I stuff inside it (only the essentials of course!):



  1. Every girl needs a rather large wallet. With a checkbook, credit cards galore, and tons of membership cards, punch cards, etc. how could you not? And I will not use anything other than a red felt tip pen to write in my check register. I'm weird like that.

  2. Change purse. Isn't it just so teeny and cute?

  3. Touchup makeup essentials. Powder and lip gloss. I think Julie had posed the question before about my favorite lip gloss. Well the one on the far right I LOVE. It is from Gap last holiday season - Vanilla Butterscotch. Yum. Is it bad when you want to eat your lip gloss?

  4. Hairbrush and hair tie. Because you just never know.

  5. Tide-To-Go pen. My friends have used this more than me. But it sure is a lifesaver. P.S. DO NOT attempt to use on ties. Not pretty.

  6. Every OCD/anal woman needs a coupon organizer. A-Z. With an extra pocket for receipts and one for stamps. Makes me happy.

  7. Nerd alert! According to Lisa I'm "cool", but here is proof of the contrary. Visine eye drops and an asthma inhaler. Who's hott* now?

  8. Because I like the act of procreating, just not the product right now.

  9. Other essentials - Nokia cell phone, building ID and my favorite gum ever. Never know when you need fresh breath. Why hello hott guy that just joined me on the elevator...

Ladies what are your purse essentials? And guys you can answer this about your wallet if you want. Anything interesting/bizarre/strange we would find if we peeked inside?


*Yes I like to spell hott with two t's. More meaning behind it spelled that way don't you think? Especially in reference to men. Wow that's one HOTTIE!See? Two t's.

61 comments:

Slightly Disorganized said...

OMG, i am your first comment?? wow, I feel so special.

UM YEAH, i LOVE that purse.

and BTW, chicks with asthma are HOTT.

I should know.

dreamgrrl said...

hahah i also have a HUGE wallet but i am thinking of downgrading. i think its weighing me down, literally. also my purse is just about the size of a small child, or a suitcase as my mom calls it! i fill it with way too much, but its all necessity.

Miss M. said...

My purse is HUGE because I carry everything for work in it. I have my wallet, of course, then I have a little mini pouch with chapstick, nail file, clipper, mirror, aspirin, etc. Then I have my glasses, my business card holder, my camera, mase, a coin purse because I hate coins in my wallet,gum, sunglasses and lotion.

Wow, that's a lot of crap when it's all typed out!

tshirtandjeans said...

way to be gender confining, michelle!! i'm a GIRL and i have a WALLET. where's that option in your post, hmm? ;)

tshirtandjeans said...

i guess i should clarify - i have ONLY a wallet - the kind that fits in your pocket. cuz, well, i tried purses... and we just didn't have great chemistry.

stacey said...

Wow, how do you fit all of that in there? The hairbrush is impressive!

Princess Extraordinaire said...

My purse is like an abyss - although I have everything a girl needs on an average day - a hsirbrush, wallet/checkbook/credit cards, a RED roller UNIBALL pen (I am weird like that too) lip gloss, pony tial holder, cell phone ( pink) teweezers ( the best light is in your car lol )breath mints (I wish they still made binaca) and lotion (gotta have smooth skin!)

Kristen said...

cute purse. :)

Jamie said...

This is a good idea for a post. I can probably fit the kitchen sink in my bag!

I'll do this tomorrow since I have the day off! Pictures and all.

blogging said...

is it sad that i got really excited about this entry? it's like those pages in the mags where the empty the contents of celeb's makeup bag?

i just love it. i also may do this for a blog entry, thanks for the idea.

i totally agree with the large wallet thing....i swapped over to a vera bradley one but it just doesn't have enough credit card holder thingies in it. i really want to get a good wallet now i just need to splurge and find one.
le sigh.

Andrea said...

Seriously, I am totally with you on the large purse thing. I have the larges wallet LV makes. LOVE IT! But I have to harrass a little... a COUPON ORGANIZER... your joking... right?? Come on! That is priceless. Maybe you should alphabetize the inhaler and the visine drops? Just kidding. I love it all, Nerdom included! Hee hee! Aren't we all one on the inide!

t.b.f.love. said...

I also carry Visine with me! Blasted contacts, they get dry at the most inopportune times. I really need one of those big wallets... My purse essentials: smaller wallet =(, cell phone, keys, 2 lip balms & a lipstick, bandaids, extra pair of earrings, black pen, Shout wipe, Visine, gum. I only *sometimes* carry the coupon organizer with me (ie. when I'm going grocery shopping). Fun post!

Jess said...

Holy god, that purse must be bigger than it looks. My purse essentials are wallet, cell phone, keys, sunglasses, lip balm, deodorant (I'm paranoid about BO), building key card and work ID card, ponytail holder, a ballpoint pen that can't bleed all over the purse (learned that the hard way), and my iPod.

Elise said...

I also have an extra-huge, unwieldy wallet. Only mine isn't cute anymore. It was, when I got it in HIGH SCHOOL, but now, not so much.

I can't let it go, though. We've been through so much together. I have this weird attachment :)

thecasualperfectionist.com said...

That's a great idea for a post.

I used to carry a lot with me...then I went to college and didn't even have a purse. I just had a wallet/key-chain thingy. After college, I could only do the small purses. Now that I'm a "mom," I keep a diaper bag in the trunk of my car, but I still only carry a small purse with me: wallet, sunglasses, lipstick holder (includes mirror and space for two lipsticks and a gloss, zips up really tiny), PalmPilot and keys. And, that's it! Because I switch purses a lot, the minimalist approach is best for me. Plus, it's less parts and pieces for Claire to dump on the floor at any given time. ;)

thecasualperfectionist.com said...

Oh, and my phone! I carry my phone too, but it's small... :) (And, I have a hair-tie on my keys...it serves for keeping my keys on my wrist while trying to wrangle a toddler in and out of the car seat, and can be used in a hair emergency, as well. ;)

Trish Ryan said...

Oh, I LOVE that purse! And I'm kicking myself because I saw one in that same awesome color on sale about a month ago and for some reason (which I'm sure seemed wise and prudent then but now seems like the height of foolishness) I didn't buy it. ARGH!

And now I'm craving vanilla butterscotch lipgloss :)

Wendy said...

Very cute bag! and Orbit gum is awesome.

Katelin said...

Oh I love that purse!!

And my essentials are pretty similar to yours, simply minus a few:
small wallet, change purse, gum, lip gloss, cell phone, keys, pen, planner and glasses...now that's hott. :)

-R- said...

I was just thinking about getting a green purse! I love yours!

amanda rae said...

"because i like the act of procreating", sooooo funny.

i will have to save this for another entry!

elysa said...

I have seen several what's in your purse posts I keep thinking eventually I will do one. Favorite comment about your purse items - "Because I like the act of procreating, just not the product right now." Hilarious! I call those no baby pills.

QueenBee said...

There are some things in life that I just gasp at, and they're usually beautiful purses. This purse? DEFINITELY falls into that category. BEE-EE-AY-UUUUTIFUL!

alf said...

Greeeen purses. I have had to ban myself from purchasing them! But I could make an exception...

I am a type I diabetic so I have to carry an INSANE amount of stuff in my purse (ie: blood test kit, glucose tablets, etc). And I've always wanted one of those itsy bitsy purses, but I don't think that'll ever happen!

brookem said...

I hear your purse, big time. I have had this meme (?) saved as a draft for, forever. Maybe I'll bust it out one of these days, finally.

Miriam said...

I'm doing this right now for my post tomorrow. Because, I'm bored and have nothing to do.

Also-I just happen to have my camera with me today!


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cdp said...

Okay I REALLY like the purse. My BFF and I totally fell in love with green leather bags a couple years ago and I think this would be a GREAT addition to the collection. It's awesome!

I love the stuff inside your purse. You're so funny. And the coupon organizer? HELLO OCD. I'll bet KLS has one of those too. I kid, I kid. I think it's awesome that you're so organized. And I will only write in my checkbook register with a certain pen too, so I feel you on that one.

Also, I HIGHLY recommend that you try Tutti Dolci lip gloss. I know you can get it at B&BW, and they have a creme brulee flavor. The color of it is great - very neutral, and this is definitely lip gloss you can eat. I'ma snag you one next time I re-up and send it your way. I think you would lurve it.

Longest comment ever.

Love you, lady! xoxo

Susie said...

I love that you have 3 lipglosses in your purse! I am soo the same way. And I agree that Tutti Dolci is absolutely amazingggggg. Creme Brulee=YES PLEASE.

sassafras said...

Great post!

I think I have the same coupon organizer except it is purple. And I HAVE to have eye drops in my purse.

Dana said...
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DG said...

Definitely ORBIT gum, lip gloss, cell phone, and money!!!

La said...

I love that purse! It's so pretty! Essentials in my purse, also, tide to go pen, many many packs of gum, a little baggie of tums, my cell phone, and a snack. You know, just in case.
:)

Lacey Bean said...

You get soooo many comments!!

First of all, it is always spelled "hott". :)

Second, I've been wanting to do the inside my purse post FOREVER, but I always forget/am lazy/procrastonate. But I LOVE what you did with the labeled numbers!!

Marriage-101 said...

I LOVE the "what's in your purse" blogs! I have: wallet, keys, cell phone, pen, business cards, (wait..I'm looking), lip gloss (three kinds), and right now my camera and iPod but I don't usually carry those with me. Oh and some misc. receipts.

nicoleantoinette said...

Ugh, my purse is getting SO heavy because I can't regular myself and take everything everywhere. Hmmm, what do I always have? In addition to the usual: a book, a little notebook, lots of bobby pins, at least two different colors of eye liner, Kiehl's Lip Balm (The.Best), and Tums (even though I HATE them).

Thanks for the peek inside your purse!

Valley Girl said...

Cute purse!!!

Rachel said...

I just got a puppy...so there really hasn't been much room for anything...

But I always have a large Moleskin and my iPhone.

Julie Q said...

tide to go pen has gotten me through some rough times!!! every girl should have one in her purse :)

Banana said...

My purse is embarassingly filled with crap. Including a book (whatever I'm reading at the moment), two wallets, planner, make-up, inhaler (me too!), lotion, lip gloss, lip balm, crap crap and more crap.

And now I need to add a COUPON ORGANIZER!!! So fantastic!!!

Eve said...

A coupon bag? Hahahaha.

I have a tape measure in my purse. It comes in handy, oh, about twice a year. But I always mistake its feel for my keys. Yeah, it's got to go.

Watch out....it's pretty boring over here... said...

I have...my wallet, large like yours, cell phone, pen or two, mechanical pencil b/c I LOVE kakuro and get bored easily, gum, chapstick b/c I can't find my lip gloss we should go shopping soon, and eye drops b/c I wear hard contacts. Also, lots of random receipts and lists.

Lisa said...

HAHAHA to number 8- hilariously phrased.

Also, I have small wallet. And no change purse or coupon book. And actually, no purse. And I don't use my wallet. I keep my license, student ID, visa card, and $5 in my inner coat pocket (or back of my jeans in summer).

Hey at least I don't have an inhaler. I feel like I should call you brace face or four eyes or something equally fourth grade mean spirited.

courtney said...

love-love-love! the purse!

i don't think i'm enough of a girly girl because i certainly do not have that many essentials. or maybe i'm just not well prepared. that's probably more accurate.

Katie said...

Very impressive purse! I did one of these a while ago, but mine was so much more cluttered than yours. In fact, I'm going to go clean it out right now! :D

libby said...

you are so funny!! i have to get around to this - i too have an abnormally large wallet!!! and i heard some random fact about how women eat about 4-9 lbs TOTAL of lipgloss over the course of their life from licking their lips. craaaazeeehhhh, eh?!

Sara said...

I have to have 2 lipsticks and lip balm in my purse, always. I think I will do this for a blog post. Thanks for the idea! :)

She Likes Purple said...

Love the purse and coin purse (where is the coin purse from?)

Jenson said...

Wow-- You get a ton of comments!

* Blog Envy

I love Nine West purses. I have a growing collection. I would show you mine but I can't find it on their website or Macy's (weird-- I only bought it about 2-3 weeks ago). I'm tired.... Working at the beach is actually quite exhausting. I may post something inspired by your purse post when I get back home.

Virginia said...

Oooh I totally need a new wallet! I am adding that to the Christmas list right now. Mine just doesn't have enough room for all of my grocery/membership cards, plus I like to feel grown up and carry about 50 business cards around with me. You know, just in case.

Elisabeth said...

I love the giant wallet! I have one from a tiny Claires type shop in Paris.

Princess Pointful said...

If I were to dump my purse on the floor, a pile of crumpled up receipts, napkins, and pamphlets would outweigh the practical stuff.

Daddy Dan said...

Wow, Michelle, you're ready for nearly any occasion! Guys are lucky that we have it so simple. My wallet contains only my ATM card, cash, driver's license, and Disneyland annual pass (because I've forgotten it before on one of our trips and had to drive all the way home).

Lisa said...

Holy crap, woman. 52 comments?! I'm not even going to read the comments anymore because I know I'll just be saying ditto on most everything, so let's pretend this is the first comment and I'm being very original.

I heart you even more for the coupon organizer. You are much too cute! Hahaha. Also, the asthma inhaler? Hott. Hott guys are the only strangers I like meeting in elevators. :D

Hope said...

What a great bag! Don't you love buying new bags and moving everything from your old bag and putting it into your new one?

By the way, that new book you're reading has an interesting title. Is it any good?

AJ said...

I LOVED this post. And inspired me to share the contents of my own...

By the way - what the heck is 'Tide-To-Go' pen???

All Mod Cons said...

I did have a big long list of stuff written out about this, but it vanished. Arse. Instead I shall just say...

Cash, Card, Receipts. We are but simple folk.

L Sass said...

That green purse is awesome! I can't believe you still lug a check book... no where here will take a check, so I keep mine in my desk drawer just to pay rent!

Angela said...

That is a truly adorable bag. Also, OMG, your comments section has EXPLODED since the last time I was here!

A Margarita said...

I love colored purses. Very cute. My purse contents are beyond embarrassing, simply because I clean it out once a year and so it accumulates massive amounts of junk.

The Underpaid Princess said...

Hi Michelle! I found your blog on blogher.com and I am loving it. Can I link to you on my blog?

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