Friday, January 14, 2011

It's In The Bag

Normally I don't do these blogger games. Mostly because, as I've said before, I can't imagine anyone really wanting to know what's in my fridge or what I'll be packing for my next trip. But when Ashley of A hasty life, sent me the invite to be a part of her blog crawl, the thing that reeled me in was the reciprocity. I'm always happy to promote the hard earned efforts of other bloggers.

So here it goes, what's in my bag  { minus a Rolos wrapper, a parking ticket, a broken necklace and some lint } Thanks again Ashley!






The thing is, I probably have at least 50 bags. And this doesn't include my evening bags. I have admittedly have probably too many, and rarely wear the same one over and over.  I change them throughout the week. But for the last year, this is my go-to bag more than the others. The Natasha Petal to the Metal bag by Marc Jacobs.

{note:: as much as I wanted to art direct the hell out of this. I decided to keep it real. No props were used in the making of this post. }

I like the color because, it's a great neutral for the neutral weather of So. Cal. I do not like that it's enormous and seems to swallow everything I put in to it, causing me to panic daily about the where abouts of my phone and keys. {ask Brooke Giannetti, who stood by politely one day, as I panicked and dumped the contents out on to the sidewalk outside of the cafe where we had just had lunch. I think I might have scared her } I actually looked for a lost leather jacket in it one day. None the less, I wear it,  bike messenger style on most days.







and now to the innards. clockwise-ish.

  1.  The latest New Yorker. I  carry this with me because they come so frequently and I never seem to be able to get through one before I get through the last . This way I can sit in line {carpool, bank, the 405 traffic } reading. 
  2. I'm not sure how things like this always end up in my purse. In fact I didn't even know these were in here until I dumped my bag for this  photo shoot. I think the little things are called 'squinchies' and that's one of many Calico Critters that can be found around this house. Usually on the floor or, oddly, in my bed.
  3. My repair kit. I keep a kid's sunscreen stick at all times, a little lippage and powder. the basics. 
  4. My glasses. Which, one  of these days are going to end up on a chain around my neck since, they too, are constantly lost in the abyss of the purse. 
  5. My iPad. finally. A Christmas Gift extraordinaire. And because everyone always asks, my favorite apps include, flip board, netflix and adobe ideas.
  6. My Calleen Cordero Rena wallet which is supposed to be a clutch I think.  In a hurry and not wanting to drag the bigger bag, I can grab this one and go.
  7. Ray Ban aviators. My go to. I used to spend stupid amounts on giant, trendy sunglasses. And I don't lose my glasses, so the investment was worth it. But the truth is, Ray Bans look better on me than anything. And they're not at all pricey. 
  8. my phone , sweet, i phone. Which, please dear god, let Verizon do a better job than AT&T. amen.
Thanks Again Ashley. 


And please visit Linday's blog  From The Aisle to Aloha and on Monday, Blair's blog Wild and Precious. 

If you'd like to see the contents of more blogger bags, here's a list of all of others who participated in this craw - click the widget::


7 comments:

Ashley Hasty said...

I'm so glad you decided to join the blog crawl! I'm flattered that you chose to join when you don't usually participate in things like this. I really enjoyed getting a peek inside your bag. I adore that gold pouch and your iPad. Do you love it as much as you thought you would?

<3 Ashley
www.ahastylife.com

jessicarsommer said...

I do the accidental clutch/wallet within the bag too! So easy. Love your bag btw...

xo Jessica Rae
{lovely ugly design}
http://lovelyuglydesign.blogspot.com/

Peggy and Fritz said...

I a New Yorker girl too and they are piling up because I haven't had time to read them. Gosh, my bag would look shamful..the inside is a hot mess.

beachbungalow8 said...

thanks for having me ashley! I love connecting people and giving forward. Happy that you gave me that opportunity!
xo

Jessica, I think my back thanks me for not hauling giant bags around everywhere

and Ann, It's only because I change my bag throughout the week that it remains pretty clean. Except for the errant toy or barrette that someone sneaks in.

juliebrunner said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your purse!!!

melissa said...

I love your glasses (not the ray bans, your Rx glasses)- what brand are they?

beachbungalow8 said...

Melissa, yep, they're just Wayfarers with my prescription popped in.

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