What’s In My Bag

I‘m a huge sucker for “what’s in my bag” posts and blogs, so it probably isn’t a surprise that this is not my first rodeo. But I think I’m overdue, aren’t I? Indulge me. The bag, of course, is a Mulberry Alexa courtesy of the fabulous team at Luisaviaroma (!!!!). The wallet is an old friend, a kate spade I’ve owned for close to 10-11 years.

This girl keeps waaaaaay too many sunglasses around — don’t ask me why I have two pairs of Ray-Bans in here at the moment. But I wear either one depending on my mood! Sometimes it’s California surfer girl, sometimes it’s Roy Orbison NYC cool.

I always am prepared (well, almost always), so I  have a pack of gum, a pack of tissues, and a chocolate granola square for hunger pangs. Sidenote: I am always hungry. For bored moments, I have my Kindle with me (currently reading: The Night Circus). Always, a tube of lipstick for those times I need a pick-me-up, and always an iPod for awkward mass-transit moments and catching my favorite morning radio show.

My hands are constantly dry, what with the endless hand-sanitizers and hand-washing. (No, I’m not a hypochondriac, I’m a medical student.) So I always have a small bottle of hand lotion in the bag I carry. This one is the eos version (found in drugstores). And my spotted card case (also from a drugstore) holds my PSS business cards!

Now, you’re probably wondering about that other thing. Yes, it’s a personal Taser. Hey, I live in a rough-and-tough urban medical center (only the largest medical center in the entire world!) and sometimes you come home late at night. I was a Girl Scout. Be prepared!

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  1. 11.09.2011 / 12:02 am

    I love these posts!! Always fun to see what everyone is stashing…I carry pepper spray, never even thought of a taser!

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  4. 11.09.2011 / 12:33 am

    Beautiful bag! And filled with wonderful stuff.I confess my favourite item was the taser… A girl gotta be prepared, right? =) I wish I could get one but they’re illegal around here… =(


    • 11.09.2011 / 3:45 pm

      that’s a shame that they’re illegal where you are. what country/state do you live in, out of curiosity?

      • 11.09.2011 / 4:52 pm

        I’m in Portugal.=)Here the taser should be used only by the police force. If you are caught using a taser without the proper authorization, you can get fined.

        • Trianna
          11.09.2011 / 6:30 pm

          It is the same in Canada that only the police can use a taser.

  5. 11.09.2011 / 6:08 am

    I have to ask-are all of these things neatly in your bag, or is it (like mine) also full of receipts and gum wrappers?
    Good for you for carrying a taser. Better safe than sorry!

    If you ever get sick of that bag, you can send it to me! 😉

    Lindsey Soup

  6. 11.09.2011 / 6:23 am

    I love that you have a Kindle!!! I’m totally obsessed with mine!!!www.style4curves.blogspot.com

  7. 11.09.2011 / 6:24 am

    I love that you have a Kindle I’m obsessed with mine!!!

  8. 11.09.2011 / 7:32 am

    Bag is awesome!!!

  9. 11.09.2011 / 7:35 am

    I love this post! I love that bag!! I’ve been thinking about doing one of these posts myself but…my bag is mostly garbage and wrappers haha 🙂

  10. 11.09.2011 / 7:39 am

    Looove when you do the whats-in-my-bag posts! I have two pairs of Ray Bans in mine, too. Why NOT, right?
    What an awesome bag, too – I die for Mulberry! I’ll have to check out Luisaviaroma. Thanks for sharing, lady!


  11. 11.09.2011 / 7:54 am

    Oooh I love seeing what people carry around with them – it also comforts me that I’m not the only one with way too much stuff in my bag! Love the Mulberry. I also always have two pairs of Ray-Bans to hand but typically I end up with them both in the same car then driving the other car. Boo.

  12. 11.09.2011 / 9:47 am

    It is funny I also carry two pairs of Ray Bans in my purse as well. I really enjoyed this post and it reminds me I should probably invest in a taser myself. I work night shift at an urban medical center as well (Duke University Hospital).

  13. 11.09.2011 / 11:27 am

    This is so fun – I’m thinking I need to do a post like this soon! 🙂 My husband is a former cop & loves that you carry a taser around…lol!

    • 11.09.2011 / 3:45 pm

      Haha yayyyyyy! Officer-approved is always a good thing. 🙂

  14. 11.09.2011 / 1:23 pm

    I own that same bag 🙂 I absolutely adore the polka dot card case. And hey, tase away!xo,

  15. 11.09.2011 / 2:27 pm

    I love whats in your bag posts too! Mine is full of receipts, gum and lots of lip gloss!

  16. 11.09.2011 / 2:28 pm

    I LOVE these types of posts…so fun! I may need to do one myself someday 🙂

  17. Ashley
    11.09.2011 / 2:30 pm

    I don’t blame you on the taser, honestly. While it’s bustling over there during the day, Hermann Park is always full of people at night who are up to no good and it’s a hop skip and a jump away. My father has cancer and was at the VA hospital recovering from surgery, and he wouldn’t let me stay and spend time with him after dark because it made him nervous for me to walk to my car. I carry pepper spray, but have thought about the personal taser. My friend’s BIL is an HPD and said that the personal taser is the best and every woman should carry one!

    • 11.09.2011 / 3:23 pm

      Yes, yes, and yes! To all of the above! Hermann park is s-c-a-r-y at night!

      • 11.11.2011 / 2:45 pm

        Some parts of the Medical Center should never be walked at night alone.

  18. 11.09.2011 / 2:58 pm

    That bag looks great! I’m waiting for a bag to come out with pockets for everything I have so that it is like a filing cabinet, and look pretty… I don’t think it will happen but a girl can hope!

    • 11.09.2011 / 3:44 pm

      The only thing I can picture is you carrying around an accordion file…LOL

  19. Lindsay
    11.09.2011 / 3:08 pm

    Love that taser. Cracks me up! I totally need one of my own!

    • 11.09.2011 / 3:43 pm

      I’ve never had to use it (thankfully) but I always feel that much safer when it’s with me! 🙂

  20. 11.09.2011 / 3:20 pm

    i seriously always carry those 2 pairs of rays with me lol. i thought i was being “high maintenance” but they each have a different attitude about them and are needed at different times lol

    • 11.09.2011 / 3:43 pm

      That’s exactly why I keep two in my bag — they’re two totally different attitudes! Couldn’t agree more. 🙂

  21. 11.09.2011 / 3:21 pm

    You’ve had that wallet for 10 years? Wow! I can’t keep items more then a year without messing them up.
    Kindness is the best accessory,

    • 11.09.2011 / 3:23 pm

      I think it’s the longest I’ve owned a single accessory…

  22. 11.09.2011 / 4:06 pm

    First of all…. I love that bag. I always have tons of things in my bag, so I could use one that large. I often have two sunglasses in my purse, and sometimes an extra one in my glove compartment also. Glad to see someone else carrying around a couple pairs.
    I carried pepper spray for a while when I rode the lightrail home from Denver for 2 years, but I think a taser would scare people more! (:

  23. 11.09.2011 / 5:22 pm

    Totally crazy, I just made a post about the fact that I have yet to own the perfect Ray Ban sunglasses, and here you are with two! Haha. You go girl! I would probably have both in my bag as well. Thanks for sharing!
    -Aly @ therosealley.com

  24. 11.09.2011 / 6:01 pm

    Thanks for sharing!!! I didn’t know they even had personal tasers – good to know!

  25. 11.09.2011 / 10:51 pm

    Loving it! I like that your wallet has lasted that long. Mine always seem to get used and abused quite nicely.. Hardcore about the taser but I totally understand- it’s scary being a women in a gruff neighbourhood. I’ve been known to carry pepper spray once in a while.

  26. 11.10.2011 / 1:20 am

    I love, love the bag! The closest I could say I’ve come to a Mulberry (and it’s not that close…haha) is a black similar looking one from “Simply Vera” by Vera Wang….but, I still love it; someday I’ll own a Mulberry 🙂 The contents of your bag look eerily similar to mine. Really enjoyed this post.
    FYI….absolutley nothing wrong with two pairs of Ray-Bans! 🙂

  27. 11.10.2011 / 5:11 am

    Looking into a woman’s bag, is like looking into her mind. So interesting! I love these kinds of things.

  28. 11.10.2011 / 5:46 am

    I love love love “what’s in the bag” posts! It’s always so fun to see what other women carry isn’t it? The taser gun is the best! Better safe than sorry! I also always have my Kindle for bored moments and eating alone time. And the purse itself? I’m green with envy! 😉

  29. 11.10.2011 / 6:03 am

    Great post! So much fun, seeing what’s inside other peoples purses : )

  30. 11.10.2011 / 2:12 pm

    Wow, you’re pretty bad@$$ with that taser! I’d be afraid it would get turned against me. I hope you never have to use it. Also, I’m super-impressed that you’re Kate Spade wallet has held up for so long.

  31. 11.10.2011 / 2:27 pm

    sorry…still just staring at the bag! but i do love the two pairs of sunglasses…you never know what your mood will be. i’ve done that accidentally a few times and think i’m crazy for making my bag too heavy…i love that you carry them both on purpose!

  32. 11.10.2011 / 2:52 pm

    Oh yes!! Always love the “what’s in my bag” posts! I think it must be the curiosity (or reality show junkie) in all of us. Like what in your bag, especially the taser – that’s being smart since you live in the Med Center area. And I’m super impressed with your wallet – it looks brand new!! Congrats on the amazing bag! 🙂

  33. 11.10.2011 / 7:28 pm

    First off, I love the Mulberry Alexa purse, if you ever tire of it you know where you can send it. Second, I love these purse posts. Great sunglasses, both pairs. Is the polka dot item a mirror? If so, its adorable!

  34. 11.10.2011 / 9:55 pm

    I think “what’s in my bag” are cool post. Unfortunately, I’m not much of big bag wearer. perhaps, I do a post about purse efficiency. Take care.

  35. 11.11.2011 / 7:21 am

    LOVE “What’s In Your Bag?” posts! My beauty blog, StrictlyBickley (http://strictlybickley.blogspot.com) is coming out with a “What’s In Your Makeup Bag?” post within the next couple of weeks. Can’t wait! LOVE your bag itself, by the way!

  36. 11.11.2011 / 9:13 am

    I never leave the house without my Ray Bans 🙂
    Love the bag as well!

    xo Brianne


  37. ella
    11.11.2011 / 11:11 pm

    great you carry a taser ! if only us brits had something like that to protect us but unfortunately we have a no gun , taser or pepper spray rule . I mean yes it stops unnecessary deaths but also means i can only carry around a rape alarm and supposedly feel “safe” !ella xo

  38. 11.13.2011 / 6:29 pm

    i have a soft spot for whats in my bag posts, too. i’ve gone through phases where i will just keep youtubing them. my bag is a poor, stuffed mess. i think i’d have to clean it out before doing one of these posts!!

  39. 11.14.2011 / 7:54 am

    LOVE the bag.

  40. 11.15.2011 / 1:30 pm

    These types of posts are the best!!I love the bag and how pared down your essentials are. I carry entirely too much stuff with me.
    Is it weird that I sort of want to bedazzle your taser? Or more truthfully, I want a taser and I want to bedazzle it. It would be funny, pretty, and safe. 🙂

  41. 11.15.2011 / 5:55 pm

    I love that you keep two pairs of sunglasses. I’m just trying not to break my one pair lol.

  42. 11.29.2011 / 1:00 am

    I love the bag!!!

  43. 12.04.2011 / 4:04 am

    Love this post! I’ve been thinking abou getting a taser as well.. I think I might get it now that I see you own one! Cool shades btw!

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