Tuesday, May 24, 2011

what's in my bag?

a few weeks ago a male colleague come up to me at work and asked me "what in the world do you carry to work everyday?" i noticed that my bag looked pretty plump, but i thought to myself, "what is he even talking about? i could easily fit 10 more things in here." so that night when i got home i decided to lay everything out and see just how much STUFF i actually carry. and it's no wonder i have a bad back.

  1. my durable longchamp tote (this thing has been with me through thick-and-thin. i just wish it had more side pockets)
  2. coach wallet (perfect little outside id window for my metro card)
  3. valentino eye-glasses (pretty much blind without these)
  4. the help (reading material on my way to and from work - obsessed with this book!)
  5. olay face moisturizer w/spf (for those dry and sunny days)
  6. an "E" bookmark (gift from my momma!)
  7. pen (i would say it's for jotting down impromptu notes, but i don't seem to carry paper. ah well, you always need a pen!)
  8. hair tie and hair clips (for pulling back my hair and bangs on sweaty days)
  9. ipod nano (must.have.music.on.metro)
  10. blistex lip balm (my lip balm obsession. i don't leave home without it)
  11. ray-ban wayfarer sunglasses (my go-to pair)
  12. "hint of mint" lip gloss (the brand is scratched off, but shiny, pink, and perfect for summer)
  13. philosphy lip gloss in "smores" (shimmery and tastes just like smores!)
  14. bare escentuals "bright stars" trio kit (lip gloss, eyeliner, and eyeshadow for touch-ups)
  15. marc jacob's laptop case & work laptop inside (my daily annoyance)
  16. verizon iPhone (for work only)
  17. verizon lg cosmos (my personal phone)
  18. totes umbrella (for those rainy days)
 even though i have a lot of hefty items in here, they all have a purpose and i can't part with any one of them. considering i take public transportation to work, or on nice days i walk the 1.25 miles, i never know what i'm going to need. so it's better to be prepared, right? i'm an over-packer to begin with so that's my philosophy in general. i never know what i'm going to need. so i might as well pack everything...just in case.

are you an over-packer? if so, does your bag look like mine?


Joyful Sparrow said...

Hey, at least you only have one chapstick in there. In my bag, I have (wait, let me count...) ... 11 lipglosses/chapsticks. Sheesh.

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

o! fun post! i looooved the book the help! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

Anonymous said...

LOVE Longchamp! Is the help becoming a movie? I thought I heard that in passing in a commercial earlier

Erica said...

Alyssa - I heard the same thing too! I hope it's turned into a movie, although, the movies are never as good as the books


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