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Wednesday, 26 August 2015

What's in my bag?

Cross body bags are the best. No faffing around with something constantly falling off my shoulder. Nothing hanging off my elbow that I may accidentally hit other people with as I'm walking past. I'm all about the hands free, don't even know I'm carrying anything life. And as far as affordable cross body bags go, this one from Miss Selfridge isn't bad. The strap is long enough for my 5'10 long-bodied frame, which is a small miracle in itself and although it's not my preferred colour of black, it's neutral enough to work with my wardrobe.
Miss Selfridge Cross Body Bag* | £15

As for what's inside, well, I was pretty impressed with how much comfortably fits inside with a bit of possession tetris, although none of it is particularly interesting... 

• Coin purse
• Mini notebook for lists galore
• Brilliantly tacky lipstick pen
• My trusty Nokia
• Mirror
• Little bit of cash for emergency sweets or something!
• Lily Lolo Lipgloss
• Dior Lipgloss
• I Love...Raspberry & Blackberry body spray
• Hand gel

I'm not sure why more than one lipgloss is necessary but it could definitely be a lot worse. I'm sure at one point I had at least 7 lip products in my bag at any given time. Please excuse my brick of a phone. I'm not into smart phones, this one has snake and the battery lasts 2 weeks at a time so it works for me!

Do you somehow end up with multiple lip products in your bag?

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P.S. Please welcome my 'All Aboard' partner for August, Loved by Laura
And please also say hello to Emilia Leigh and Laugh with me LeLe


  1. Your bag is so, so cute! I love seeing more minimalistic bags, as I like to carry around as little as possible and these really inspire me. x


  2. Aww your little seal coin purse is so cute!

    hellomissjordan.com xx

  3. That bag is gorgeous! I don't strictly need a new handbag but I might just have to take a little look at Miss Selfridge's selection... And I love that you've resisted the smartphone. Instagram was too much of a lure for me!

  4. Your comment about your phone made me laugh. Ah, the days of snake. An iPhone just can't beat that.

    Rachel | www.currentlyrachel.com

  5. that's a lovely bag and suits you so well, Jennie! yep, I'm guilty of lugging around a whole lipstick/balm collection on any given day. Don't know how to break that habit! x

    Miho @ Wander to Wonder

  6. I love the colour of your bag sweetie..it really fits with the pink things you keep inside!!! <3

  7. I completely agree with the love for cross body bags! I always find it so difficult to find a shoulder bag with just the right amount of handle that it won't dig in under my armpit - cross body bags just don't have this problem. I am also guilty of carrying far too many lip products. I normally have lipstick, lipgloss and lip balm. Goodness knows why as I normally just smack on some trusty lip balm and forget all about the other two until I return home and empty my bag out (: x

  8. Aw your coin purse is so cute! Wow I'd totally forgotten that before smart phones, batteries lasted that long.

  9. That bag is absolutely adorable! I'm looking for a new cross body bag to take on holiday (don't trust anyone!)
    I'm awful for hoarding lip products in my bag too. Having 7 lipsticks is absolutely nothing.

    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

  10. My bag is full of lip balms! Don't know why I have so many. Glad to see someone who doesn't own a smartphone :) I thought I was the only one ;) x

    Donna | Purple Tulips www.donnaukx.blogspot.co.uk

  11. Love the bag! Was the color theme accidental or on purpose? It's photographs great either way!

    Amber | y a c h t s m a a n

    1. I've learnt I'm much more drawn to pink objects than I thought I was!

  12. It's such a good size! How adorable is your purse? :)

    Tara x

  13. Great post, I love your bag too!

    Anika | www.anikamay.co.uk

  14. Loved this! I also did months ago a post about the things I keep in my bag (https://carlotarules.wordpress.com/2015/05/12/whats-in-my-bag-working-edition/) and yes, I didn't even know I was carrying with me so many lip products haha


  15. I always have a ton of lip products in my handbags, you arent the only one!

    ​​Leanne​ x​
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  16. Your bag is so much more organised than mine! Mine pretty much has a bunch of receipts and other random nonsense! Ah, I only recently got a smartphone but before that I had a Nokia brick too, good times! xxx

  17. What a cute bag and actually fits quite a bit in! I'm so nosey I love reading posts like these xx

    Ioanna | Hearting.co.uk

  18. I LOVE that bag! So tempted to order it.

    // Oh Dollymix

  19. Cute bag and lovelovelove the color c:
    And huuuuge respect for you using the Nokia phone!
    Xx Ice Pandora

  20. Awesome! I love how everything is so colour coordinated! haha
    Jas } jaspooleblog.com

  21. That is a lovely bag, what a pretty colour. Your stuff looks so neat and ordered! I attempted to do a whats in my bag post once and after tipping my bag out everything was just gross, old or covered in rubbish and I was so horrified I just shoved it all back in.


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