the purse essentials

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Have you ever stopped to look at what you actually lug around in your purse every day? I certainly hadn’t until someone requested a “What’s In My Bag” video on YouTube. And let me tell you… it was pretty eye opening! I quickly realized I’m a gum hoarder (things could be worse) and that there’s always at least one bobby pin floating around in the black hole of my Barrington tote. The kicker? Around 327 receipts haphazardly crammed into a side pocket… which I decided to leave out of the above collage. ;)

When it came down to it, I realized I’ve unknowingly created a mini every day survival pack consisting of some most-valued things – chap stick, extra pearl earrings, sunglasses, etc. I wonder what all that says about me! What about you? Any must-have or unexpected items you always have stashed away in your purse? I’d love to hear!

Love from Texas,


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  1. Kelly said:

    Kate, you crack me up. Love the post. The inside of my purse is currently in the same state. And so glad my bobby pins never run out, game changer when it decides to downpour the hour before kickoff. ha! Have a great day doll!!


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  2. Becky said:

    Love those earrings! So pretty! And a planner is a must for me too!

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  3. Planner, lipstick and my iphone for sure!! Love your blog and videos so much! You should do a haul for recent fall purchases:)

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  4. Ellen said:

    I couldn’t agree more with these! I have just about everything you mentioned in my bag.

    Ellen | A Pop of Pink

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  5. Lindsey said:

    Where do you keep your earrings inside your bag so you don’t lose them!!?

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  6. Josefine said:

    I found your Instagram a while ago and then started to follow your blog, and I have to say that it has become one of my favourites. You seem like such a cool and fun girl!! Keep up the great blogging
    Xoxo from Sweden

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  7. Loved the video, and just subscribed to your channel! I’m a die hard fan of Peppermint Orbit gum — you will never catch me without it in my bag!

    Published 9.8.14 · Reply