Monday, September 24, 2012

What's In My Tote?

Maybe I'm super nosy or something, but some of my favorite blog posts to read are ones where people show the contents of their bags. I'm always curious to know what people carry around. What wallet they have. What miscellaneous items float at the bottom of handbags. How much or how little they carry.

Anyway, it's been a while since I've done an actual "everything in my bag at this moment" post so I thought I'd share today.

I've been alternating between my Boulevard Bag and large Longchamp depending on what I'm wearing.

Starting from the top left and working down, here is a list of everything in my bag:

My Nook: this is a subway lifesaver. If I don't get on a subway before 7:10 in the morning, the train is likely to just stop midway during the trip due to "train traffic ahead." Apparently, this is totally normal. (I don't find being trapped in a super tiny space with strangers normal whatsoever.) If I didn't have my Nook I would for sure lose my cool every morning. Now, I get in a little bit of reading before working at Starbucks before heading to the Levo League offices.

My wallet [a year or so old from Cole Haan]

Macbook + Case

My glasses!

Minimergency Kit: My friend sent this to me when I moved to NYC. It's seriously crazy how many things can fit in that tiny case! And everything is super useful. From sewing kits to bandages to a tiny bottle of hairspray. I am obsessed with it.

iPhone. Obviously.


The "OMG I wish I had a..." kit. Since that post, I've added: thumb drives, earplugs extra earbuds, a sewing kit....

iPhone charger: I go everywhere with this thing. It doesn't matter if my batter is 100% when I leave the apartment, I'm bringing a charger. So many times I've been caught at 11:30 PM still not home after a full day of Instagramming and Google-mapping (I refuse to upgrade OS because of this...). I have been known to charge my phone at restaurants. I can't deal with a dying battery. 

Macbook charger

Pencil Case:

My favorite pencils, pens, & highlighters. Plus some very necessary Sharpies and dry erase markers... and Kate Spade earbuds :)

Not shown: My Maybooks notebook... because it's actually inside of the tote! Whoops, forgot to take it out for the picture ;-)

What do you bring to work or to class? Any of the same things as me? Anything I don't bring?



  1. I guess I'm nosy too, because I love these kinds of posts! I carry around most of the same things, and I'm so glad people are discovering the Tarte Lipsurgence....I ordered it off QVC randomly a few years ago and fell in love with it!

    xx Emily @

  2. I love these kinds of posts too! Add in Rosebud Salve,a spare bottle of nail polish and a headband and that's practically my bag! xx McKenna

  3. I seriously love these kind of posts. I need to get some of those emergency kits!

  4. Oh I love these posts too and I love that bag!

  5. Looks a lot like the contents of my bag, except there's always some sort of water bottle thrown in there! I have the same Longchamp, except in tan. It's amazing how much can fit in there!

  6. I always have a deodorant in my tote :D just in case...
    xo dVb

  7. LOVE these posts. Thanks for sharing, Carly!

  8. I always have hand sanitizer, a mini thing of mouthwash, and philosophy lip balm!

  9. I refuse to update my OS because of the new maps too!! Dear Apple, Make me. Haha. Glad I'm not the only one!

  10. I love these "a peek inside my bag" posts! As you're such a tidy, organized person, I thought you might like this: It's a little case thing that fits around a MacBook charger and lets you wind and clip the cords neatly. No more cords tangling, getting frayed and kinked, etc. It also protects the adapter if it gets dropped. I have the aqua blue one and am obsessed with it!

  11. I'm so tempted to get that Longchamp! I keep seeing it everywhere and I'm obsessed. Also, you're so ridiculously neat!

  12. DO NOT UPGRADE! Apple lied. Turn by turn is NOT turn by turn. You still have to touch the phone. Also, you can not search like before. And like you, I miss my Google Maps. I am almost tempted to switch to Android because of this :[

  13. I bring my iPhone charger everywhere too! My phone dies so quickly from using Google Maps and NYCWay so much since I've moved to NYC!

  14. The only thing that makes an appearance in my bag on a day to day basis is a book. The rest comes and goes, usually a phone, a wallet, a bottle of water or Diet Coke and my iPod. But the book is the only necessary item in there.

  15. I love your posts Carly! You inspire me so much!! Can you do a post with what songs you are currently loving or a playlist post?

  16. I love these kinds of posts--my bag looks very similar to yours but add in a stack of alcohol prep pads, my stethoscope, clif bar, and iPad (instead of laptop).

  17. I love these kinds of posts as well! It helps me decide what to pack in mine. Unfortunately, right now I am using a cross body, it is too small to put everything I need in there, while my longchamp gets monogrammed. It will be worth the wait :)

  18. Love this!! Hopefully getting that large longchamp for my birthday :) how do you make those cute collages?

  19. I always love when magazines show whats in their cover girl's purse! You minimegency case is such a good idea! Just found you blog, love it! Newest follower!



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