What’s in My Purse Series

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I think you can tell a lot about a woman by what she carries in her purse. So, in order to introduce you to some of my favorite bloggers, I thought we would peek into their purses and see what they carry around with them all day.

I’ll start. 

Here’s the truth:

This is what my purse really looks like. Total mess, all the time. But for the sake of blogging and clarity, I divided out my items to showcase each one. And it gave me a perfectly good reason to clean out my purse too.

Lately I’ve been carrying my creamy white Kate Spade outlet (plus it was on sale) bag. My mom bought this for me last winter and I love it.

The wallet was purchased at the same time as the bag. And so was the card case.
The yellow card case is from Allisa Jacobs. Basically, I love everything she makes. The other card case is an old Vera Bradley.

The pill pouch is originally a contact lens case. I just took out the plastic insert and it was perfect for carrying around advil. The checkbook cover is from Allisa Jacbos. The sunglasses case is from H&M recently and was about $3.00. And that’s my work phone down at the bottom. 

I always have a little bit of powder on me in case I need a touch up. And I usually have a variety of gum as well. The adorable tissues are from the Michaels dollar section. My personal phone is the iPhone. That notepad is from Target, bought for me by my sister. And the Jonathon Adler pen is from Home Goods! 

I always have band-aids do to random blisters or nicking myself at work. The lipstick/gloss pouch is from The Pleated Poppy*. It’s perfect for keeping all the lip products together so they don’t sink to the bottom of the bag. The hand cream came in a Birchbox a few months ago and smells delicious. I always have bobby pins and hairspray. I mean, do I need to explain why? πŸ˜‰

 *would you like 15% off at The Pleated Poppy shop? Enter code “SMALLTHINGS” at checkout!

I hope you enjoyed peeking into my purse! Be sure to check back this week to see what these bloggers carry with them:
Lauren — From My Grey Desk
Katy —  KatyLoves
Hayley — The Tiny Twig
Lindsey — The Pleated Poppy
Jess — AlloraHandmade
Carrie — Chasing Big Dreams
Maggie — Gussy Sews
Allyson — Allyson Recipe Ranger


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Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs says · 05.01.12

What a cute post! My purse is a total disaster and doesn’t have such cuteness stuff in it so it would be really boring ~ Yours is fun though!

Regan says · 05.04.12 Reply
Zazzy Episodes says · 05.01.12

Do you keep tweezers and a nail file in your lipstick pouch too?

Heather says · 05.01.12

Kate, I’m intrigued by the 3 card cases. What do you keep in there? Business cards or gift cards or frequent-shopper cards?

I really want to do a similar post now for my blog! Cute idea.

Amy Blythe says · 05.01.12

I’m curious about the three card cases too!

MommaPeach says · 05.01.12

It’s as if you read my mind! I’ve been meaning to email and ask if you would share what was in your purse. Thanks for being so open.

Sasha says · 05.01.12

That card case from Allisa Jacobs is darling- I just ordered one!

Mexi says · 05.01.12

You make me want to clean out my purse and add more fun things to it instead of receipts and random paper scraps. I am also now in love with The Pleated Poppy. If only I can convince the husband to let me buy things that I don’t really need.

Misty says · 05.03.12

You’re so funny! I was thinking the same thing about cleaning out my purse.

DaintyandDecadent says · 05.01.12

I’m loving the lip butters at the moment!



jacks says · 05.01.12

Thanks for the Pleated Poppy code! I just found a great gift!!

Jess says · 05.01.12

Thanks for sharing! I love your business card holders!

Emily says · 05.01.12

I love all your cute little pouches and bags and such! I need a card holder, too. I think I’ll check into that Kate Spade one! Is your work phone for your salon job or your blogging job? I’m sure you had to make lots of changes once things really got up and running… I hope to get that busy someday! πŸ™‚


Hi, I'm Jayda! says · 05.01.12

Cute post! My purse is always a total disaster. This makes me want to clean it!

The Java Mama says · 05.01.12

I did something like this not too long ago! Here is what is in my bag πŸ™‚

Liz says · 05.01.12

I am going to do this today too!! πŸ™‚

~Katie says · 05.01.12

I love this post! I always like to see what other girls haul around with them all day.

Erica says · 05.01.12

This sounds very interesting!! It made me start thinking of the different items I have in my purse!! Thanks for sharing!


jenjoyk says · 05.01.12

This is such a great post idea — it really makes me think about what I have in my purse. It’s interesting having to justify the purpose — wonder what I’ve been carrying around for no good reason! Ha!

Kristen @ The Chronicles of Dutch says · 05.01.12

Wow! You are organized! Such a great post, excited to see everyone else’s.

Alice says · 05.01.12

This is a really lovely post, I’m glad I’m not the only one who is fascinated by the contents of other people’s bags!


Ces'Ari Garcia says · 05.01.12

You have inspired me! I need to organize my purse…I can never find what I am looking for.

Kathleen says · 05.01.12

What a fun idea for a post! πŸ™‚ I’m a new follower! I found your blog through your sisters blog! I just love it! πŸ™‚ I spent a little time yesterday checking out some of your hair tutorials and they are great! πŸ™‚ I actually blow dried my hair like you suggest and it worked so much better then the way I normally do it! I can’t wait to try out some of your other hair styles. Ok that’s all! πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to keep reading!

Hope you’ve had a great day!

Tiffany says · 05.01.12

I have never seen so many pretty card cases / pouches in one place! Love them all, but especially the Alissa Jacobs stuff – I will have to check her out!

Anonymous says · 05.01.12

interesting post…luv all the cuteness πŸ™‚

Lisa says · 05.01.12

I’m so glad to see someone else carries around as much stuff in her purse that I do. My purse seems like a bottomless pit! πŸ™‚

Michelle says · 05.01.12

I have the same pleated poppy case but mine is green πŸ™‚ and it also holds all my lip stuff!

Kristen says · 05.01.12

Seems like a lot of things especially when carrying it all around in a big bag but when you pull it all out to try to lighten the load you realize it’s all essential things. πŸ™‚


Sally @ Splash of Whine says · 05.01.12

Fun to see inside your bag! I am in a totally different season of life…the things I have to carry around make me laugh…. but sometimes they make me sigh.

Anonymous says · 05.01.12

I was wanting to know what color lipsticks/glosses you had in your pouch?

carla5555 says · 05.02.12

oooh i LOVE the card cases! I should look into them for mine! Loved this post!


Ausmerican Housewife says · 05.02.12

I <3 softlips! It has become hard to find here in Oz so I’ve got a stockpile built up.

Victoria says · 05.02.12

This will be a fun series! I love how you keep some things contained in little pouches….I’ve thought about doing that, but just haven’t gotten around o it yet.

Laura says · 05.02.12

You have a beautiful blog with so many inspiring posts! Congrats on your work!
Would you like to keep in touch following each other?

lauren sturgeon says · 05.02.12

Thanks for the code! Just purchased some cute items!

Courtney says · 05.02.12

I love how you have 6 lip products! I thought I was carrying too much when I had 2 lip products.

Anonymous says · 05.02.12

Is anyone else having issues with the shop link not working?

Ciara says · 05.02.12

I can’t seem to see the shop either – I even went to The Pleated Poppy’s website and it didn’t work there either. Strange!

Tara says · 05.02.12

I want to see all you lipsticks in the lipstick pouch! Please show! πŸ™‚

Jamie says · 05.03.12

Such a fun post!! And I LOVE your purse!!

<3 Jamie

Anna says · 05.03.12

Such a great idea for a post! I was just thinking about updating my purse essentials the other day. Thanks for the inspiration πŸ™‚

Jenee C. says · 05.03.12

Great idea for a post. I love that you keep so many different shades of lipstick with you at all times. A girl never knows right?

~xx http://camomeetscouture.blogspot.com/

Queen of the Click says · 05.04.12

I adore your blog and your great ideas. Thanks for sharing so much with us.

I wanted to tell you there is sample sale at Linea Pelle – cute belts and bracelets – good prices too.


Regan says · 05.04.12

Have you seen the Purse N organizers? They are amazing!! A place for everything (tons of pockets), expandable, and you can change purses in a second. I love mine!


Kristin says · 05.05.12

Hey Kate! What Kate Spade purse is this? Its adorable!

Kristine says · 05.08.12

What colors are your Revelon lip glosses?

Kelli Compton says · 05.08.12

You know your a hairdresser if… you have band-aids in your purse:)

Holly Grass says · 05.13.12

I found your blog through your sister’s Friday link. I love the whats in your purse series. It reminds me of my grandmother. When us girls were little and started carrying purses she wanted to see what we were carrying. Everytime we visited she would ask to see in our purse.

Truelove says · 10.01.12

Just found this post after I did a “What’s your Purse-onality” post and was searching to see if there were any link ups… Cute!


110706168483046050693 says · 02.18.13

It still feels like invasion of privacy, ha ha ha! With my Mom and two sisters it was a cardinal sin to go into anyone else’s purse! LOL!

ali naqvi says · 04.05.13

This is stunning business cards idea..really impressive post..keep it up.!!!!!!!

Blurbs by Brenda says · 08.08.13

Wow, I am impressed with what is in your purse! I just got a new car and the sensor thinks my purse is a person, and wants the purse buckled up too!

Clever Designs says · 05.03.14

wow nice and trendy collection. awesome i like all. I was looking for this kind of purses.

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