Thursday, October 30, 2014

A Peek Inside

When it comes to my bag, it has way too much in it. These are the things that are in it consistently on a daily basis, but a few other things will slip their way in. I use this big Michael Kors tote for that very reason. Before work, I toss in my bottle of water, a breakfast bar, and a snack, plus anything else I need for the day. It can easily hold a sweater or scarf, making it the perfect bag to take to the office. On the weekends, I switch out to something more fun, but right now, I'm in this same-bag routine during the week -- but I don't hate it.

  • iPhone + phone case -- this goes without saying that this is always in my bag {or on my desk}. 
  • May Designs notebook -- I love how you can personalize these, and though I mainly use it for blog ideas, it's handy for grocery lists and other little memos I need to keep up with.
  • lotion -- I use lotion all throughout the day. If my hands are the slightest bit dry, I can't concentrate, so I keep this readily available no matter the bag.
  • address book -- I love snail mail {both sending and receiving}, so I picked up this little address book to keep in my bag. I have an Erin Condren planner that also has a section for addresses, but because of the size, I don't always tote it with me.
  • Kate Spade wallet -- I picked this up during a surprise sale during the spring and absolutely love it. You can find a similar one here.
  • Rosebud Salve + lip colors -- I always have a few color options for my lips, but my go-to no matter what I put on top is my rosebud salve. I use it for my lips, but it's perfect for dry hands, cuticles, and the like.
  • glasses -- I wear contacts daily, but every so often, my eyes will bother me. I keep my Tory Burch glasses in my bag just in case, and I love the case that they came in.
  • sunglasses -- If I'm driving and it's sunny, I need sunglasses. Usually, I keep more than one pair just in case I happen to take out the other and leave them inside or in the car. 
  • business cards -- I finally purchased business cards for Southern Style, so I now keep them in my bag to share a little bit about the blog details



  1. I love taking a peek into other people's's one of my favorite posts!! I love your business cards - they are so different!! Where did you get them?!

  2. We definitely have many of the same things in our bags! I can't believe I forgot to mention my lotion!! I am also obsessed with lotion and all moisturizing products haha. and I love your business cards!


  3. Your business cards are so cute! Love them! And I always keep sunglasses and lotion with me too! I can't stand having dry hands!

    <3, Pamela

  4. LOOOOOOOOOOVE your phone case! Too pretty! Love these kinds of posts! And that bag! Swoon!

  5. I always love to see what people carry around with them. I have a lot of the same things - it is a wonder we all don't have back problems!! Love the wallet and the business cards!

  6. I am the same way with lotion! Must have it on me at all times. There are few feelings worse than dry hands! Love seeing inside your bag... and actually just really love your MK bag!

  7. I am the same way with my bag, carry everything but the kitchen sink. The other day I found a toy plastic spider, a big one. Well I know who puts them, my son ! Thanks Zelle for stopping by my blog. i adore your style.


  8. You're like me- I have a bit of everything in my bag! A girl's gotta be prepared. :) Love the MK bag!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  9. I love inside my bag posts and I too carry it all haha! I use lotion after every single time I wash my hands so it's a must have for me, that and chapstick :)

  10. Loving your bag! I'm in a horrible habit of using the same purse Which is probably way my purses end up in such horrid condition!

    Clothes & Quotes

  11. Your business cards are so nice, very eye catching! Love those sunnies!

    XO Chelsea

  12. I really like your kate spade wallet, girl! Such stylish things in a super stylish bag. And keeping a salve is such a good idea; it's super versatile and great to use between meetings and such!

    Daisy | Simplicity Relished

  13. I always enjoy seeing what people carry in there handbags

  14. I absolutely love seeing what other people carry in their bags and yours is gorgeous!

    Mina | Cream Coloured Ponies

  15. I'm obsessed with rosebud salve! It's the best. and I love your business cards :)


  16. I love those business cards. I ordered some last week for my blog too. Hope you're having a great week! xo

  17. obsessed with MOO! Please stop by my blog, hope you'll follow along!

  18. This is my favorite kind of post, I love comparing what I keep inside my bag with what others do!
    (I'm also kind of obsessed with the fact that we share the same last name, & that your first name is so pretty!)

    xoxo, SS


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