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A peek inside my handbag…if you dare!!


Sex and the city

Season 4 Episode 10: “Belles of the Balls”

Carrie: I’m thinking balls are to men, what purses are to women. It’s just a little bag but we’d feel naked in public without it.

I’m a Sex and the City fan. I knew that quote existed (well vaguely) but I did need to Google it for precision  🙂

I don’t have that many bags , just a few,  in the shade of black (incorporating chain handles, satin rosettes, smooth leather of various shapes and sizes) , a camel coloured shoulder bag (feature of today’s blog),a zebra print with pink handles,  a small square bag in tweed, a brown glitter tubular, an orange Versace (not sure why I ever chose orange), a brown satchel, a maroon imitation crocodile skin (with matching purse of course!!), a green satchel (revisit the orange thought lol), a blue beaded  bag , square Coach bag, a vintage TAA satchel…and that’s all just recall. I haven’t gone to my wardrobe. I know my bags well. Having said that I have a few favourites and the others more often than not live a luxury life perched high on shelves in my wardrobe.

I can’t imagine being anywhere without my (a ) handbag. I carry it whether I’m just dropping someone off somewhere or going to the store.  At work it’s always by my side. I’m more often than not the only one with a bag at emergency evacuations at work (imagine if they weren’t drills!!)), I’m that person sitting at a cafe that can hand you a pen. I’m that person who can whip out a tissue to the non-carriers. I’m the person with something to do if I’m sitting alone.

But I do pay the price. I suffer the ache of a shoulder after a long day out, I have aching fingers if I’m carrying a short handle bag. So, I decided to take a look inside the bag I took to work today. Yesterday it would also had a camera , file of notes and a water bottle- but let’s just look at today’s.


The List

* 5 pens (and a hidden pencil)

*One brush

*one iPad

*One iPhone -just visible near the ….

*Blue lanyard holding keys and a Cadbury key chain

* One pink and gold wallet

*One maroon makeup purse

*Jetstar boarding pass from 1st July

*One shopping docket (yesterday)

* Sunglasses

*One extra sunglass lens (thought I’d tossed that with the broken frames… Oh well )

* One spray perfume White musk and a container of white musk hand cream

* Reading glasses- pink frames with diamantes

* Empty Fruit Mentos packet – remnants of yesterday

*Lipstick that I don’t here so much now and I found it hidden inside a pocket compartment

*Used and unused  (ewwww) tissues

Then as I packed it all back (no time to declutter I want to write in my blog haha) I noticed I had a ventolin asthma spray too. This escaped the photo shot !

It might cause me pain but to go without a handbag- well I might as well be the streaker at the Origin Football match last night, without the bad spray tan colour of course 🙂

What’s in your handbag? Do you have a favourite? Do you carry one much? I look forward to hearing about your bags.

Author: Travelling Macs

A mum to 2 grown up children who always make me proud, a wife and a full time school teacher. I love eating great food but am not motivated to cook. Love traveling around this great country in which I live. Often found traveling with my husband Brian. I write for pleasure and if it's read (and enjoyed) by others then that's a bonus! 2014 saw me begin the 'new' me. Working hard at leaving the fear of 'what if' behind and replacing it with YOLO adventures. :)

2 thoughts on “A peek inside my handbag…if you dare!!

  1. I am a backpack handbag person. My cupboard also contains a variety of handbags that very occasionally are granted an outing.
    When I eventually and reluctantly have to part with my black backpack bag for a newer model, it is a little like an archeological dig.
    When on holidays I interchange this bag with a real backpack that can include more vital clutter to help me survive cold, rain, heat, mosquitoes, hunger etc etc.

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