Latest Guest Post: What's In My Bag?

As a girl who takes the contents of her purse very seriously, you can imagine my excitement when Team LaurenConrad.com asked me to reveal what’s in my bag. On most days, what’s not in my bag is usually an easier question to answer though…
Since I'm always traveling back and forth from Los Angeles to the east coast to visit my family, you can usually expect to find a slew of plane tickets and receipts in my purse... I tend to hoard the latter for far too long.  But admit it—don’t you? During the colder months, you can typically find me shopping for my handbags in the luggage department, but with summer upon us, I have been trying to migrate toward smaller bags since they are easier for traveling and perfect for spontaneous beach trips. Until our bank accounts allow us to rock a Birkin with our bathing suit, I suggest reaching for clutches or smaller satchels during these warmer months. I recently found this colorful handbag from Frock Candy, which is the perfect go-to summer purse. The box tote flawlessly mixes and matches with my favorite color blocked ensembles, which is always a trendy summer must. Below are the current contents of my handbag.
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Below are some of the things you'll find in my bag most of the time depending on the size of the bag I'm carrying that week.  What's the one thing you always keep in your bag?

  1. Bandages. For some reason I’m constantly getting little blisters on my feet while trying to break in a new pair of flats. Give me a pair of heels and I could walk for hours, but hand me a pair of flats and it's time to whip out the first aid kit. These super cute animal print bandages from Forever 21 are my new faves.
  2. Flair. I always keep a ziplock bag filled with a few cocktail rings, statement earrings and bracelets/bangles that I can easily slip on for those days that I rush out the door forgetting my essentials. 
  3. Wallet. I recently switched to a thin flat wallet and find that the limited space keeps me from hoarding things I don’t need. It’s easier to switch purses on a whim and also keeps my purse light. 
  4. Crystal Light is pretty much my main obsession in life. I always keep a few packets in my purse so I can add them to a bottle of water throughout the day. I don't drink coffee so this strawberry energy flavor is my go-to for a late afternoon pick-me-up.
  5. Thank You Notes. Since it’s been only a few weeks since my wedding and I’ve yet to finish sending out all of my thank you cards, I’ve got a few tucked away in my purse so I can finish them in my downtime. There just aren’t enough hours in the day to write down how thankful I truly am.
  6. Doggie Treats. Yes, I keep little dog treats tucked in my purse for my puppy, Maddox Dior. I’m an overly obsessed dog mom and proud of it.
  7. Phone. I just recently switched from my beloved Blackberry to an iPhone and although I miss the quick typing keypad, I totally can't imagine life without all of these extremely useful apps. 
  8. Gum. I absolutely love gum, in a Violet Beauregarde sort of way, so of course my purse is always stocked with a pack or two.   
  9. Polish. Whenever I have freshly manicured nails I try to remember to throw the polish in my purse incase I fall victim to the dreaded chipped polish. A quick touch up will have you feeling perfectly polished in seconds.
  10. Makeup. I generally don’t keep a lot of makeup in my purse other than powder and lip-gloss for touch ups. When I’m traveling I put my mini-makeup bag in my purse just incase I experience flight delays or decide to get bumped. It’s never a fun traveling experience when your makeup is trapped on a plane.
  11. Planner. Yes, in this world filled with digital documents, I still like to put pen to paper. Call me old fashioned, but my planner is my go-to for all things. Typically you'll find me making shopping lists and scribbling ideas for upcoming blog posts.
  12. Magazines are essential. Whether you’re browsing through them on your lunch break or taking a few minutes to peacefully catch up on your celebrity gossip, it’s always good to keep a few of your favorite reads within arm's reach.
  13. Card Holder. My mom gave me this business card holder for Christmas and I take it everywhere I go, even though I've yet to make business cards of my own. I was hoping it would remind me to actually print a few, but for now it's just filled with everyone else’s business cards.
  14. Passport. I wish I could say I carry around my passport daily because I'm such an avid world traveler, but sadly I lost my driver's license at a party recently and the DMV is taking forever to send me a new one. To be honest, I secretly love it. Almost every time I whip out my passport someone asks, Where are you visiting from? and anytime I can practice my British and Russian accents, I’m happy!
  15. Perfume. I always try to keep a small bottle of perfume in my handbag, because there’s something about spritzing yourself in your favorite scent that makes you feel refreshed even after a long day at work.

73 comments:

  1. your bag is beautiful :-))

    yay your passport case is so cute

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  2. That is a great bag. That's so cute that you keep dog treats in your bag. I have a little girl puppy that adore as well. I'm addicted to gum too. Great post.

    ~J

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  3. I always love these posts! Your bag is so cute!

    http://i-shopped-till-i-dropped.blogspot.com/

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  4. Ok is your bag Mary Poppins like? I can't imagine you getting all that stuff in there!

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  5. Phone, gum and planner are something that I have in my bag all the time :)

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

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  6. I always keep mags in my purse too. Vogue and glamour are my faves. Your passport is adorable. I need one like that... Where's it from?

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  7. That is such a cute bag, perfect for summer. :)

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  8. love your bag, everything in it is so colorful!!!

    xo kerker
    The Ugly Moments

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  9. Great post, lovely!
    xxx
    fashionstiletto.blogspot.com

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  10. Cute bag ! wow you do take a lot of stuff with you everyday:)

    www.tripsandtreasures.net
    new outfit post !

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  11. You have such a gorgeous bag, and I really enjoyed reading this post, it was so interesting, your posts always inspire me.
    X Jane

    http://thetaleoftwobuttons.blogspot.com

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  12. Great post - I love seeing what people have in their bags! Gorgeous bag too Avril x

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  13. I never thought about putting a zip bag of jewelry in my purse. So smart. Love this post

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  14. LMAOF. That passport thing is hilarious.

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  15. That bag is so cute like a candy. I love the colours of it - so summer-ish!
    My bags are always too heavy, no matter what size it is...I change the bag every day, sometimes several time a day, but what I always have in them is a pack of handkerchieves, I can't leave the home without them.

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  16. I love your bag :) So bright and colourful!

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  17. wow wow! i love your blog and your bag too!

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  18. I really enjoy reading this post! I'm always excited to know what's inside someone's bag!

    X
    en la moda

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  19. that bag is calling out to me! I have a pair of shoes that would go with it so well, your bag is soo organised- I wish mine was like this!

    http://fionnualasfindings.blogspot.co.uk/

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  20. Love your bag! It looks like a huge candy :)

    VIEW FROM HEELS

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  21. Great post. Can't believe you can fit so much in that small bag.

    www.Leopardandlillies.com

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  22. wow! I'm surprised all those things can fit into your bag! but I'm loving the colours of your bag!

    http://mrmrswalsh.blogspot.co.nz/

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  23. Amazing bag, really love the colours.
    Great post,

    LOVE,
    PurePreciousPerfection.blogspot.com

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  24. Good idea to keep some rings and earrings in your bag!

    Amy

    fashionandbeautyfinds.blogspot.com

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  25. I always enjoy these posts; I really need to do one myself!

    http://theprettyfactor.blogspot.com

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  26. Lovely post! I think i'll take inspirazione from your idea of sharing what's in your bag! Even if i think mine is muuuuch more a mess..;)
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    V.

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  27. that bag is suppppppeeeer amazing!!!

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  28. you keep so much is there lol i love it. your bag is sooo cute. Follow me back please? :)

    thoughtsof93.blogspot.com

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  29. Great post and great bag ;)

    www.creativityandchocolate.blogspot.com

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  30. I love your handbag, it's such a gorgeous summery colour! My bag is always totally clogged up with receipts and things too! I always have my purse, lip balm, pressed powder, a compact mirror, comb, mints and phone in my bag :)
    Love Holz oxo
    http://beautifulsimplicity-holziepink.blogspot.co.uk/

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  31. Lovely stash you got in your fabulous purse!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  32. I love your passport holder! I need to find a cute one for mine!

    Tristan
    tristancollins.us

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  33. When we lay it all out, it's amazing how much we fit in our bags! I want this bag! :)

    http://cstyledesign.blogspot.com

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  34. Hi there, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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  35. Wow, how exciting! And I'm the same with having plasters, you never know when you cut yourself! xoxo

    Fashions Beauty

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  36. I adore these type of posts (does that make me a complete weirdo?) because it gives me ideas for organizing my own bags!

    www.thepursesnatcher.net

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  37. I just found your blog and I think it is amazing.I will come again for sure If you want we could follow each other? Let me know on my blog if you would follow me and I will follow you immediately Have a great day honey
    http://liliemarlen.blogspot.com/

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  38. wooow! amazing post!!
    http://citygirltoday.blogspot.com

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  39. I love your bag! And I never go out withour a pack of bubble gum too :D
    XX

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  40. I always love what's in my bag posts. I am a pen and paper girl too! :)

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  41. Oh my gosh that bag is awesome. I love all these Frock Candy items you keep posting. Def. Buying the bag! Great post girlie.

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  42. amazing bag *_* and i love all the stuff, which you have in it :D I also have a small bottle of perfume
    in my bag. i think you can never go wrong with it :D

    xoxo FlirtingwithFashion

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  43. Obsessed with your bag. I always make sure to have a magazine in my purse. Typically US weekly. I hope you're having a fab weekend.

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  44. Haha, I have a really cute card holder too that I've got nothing in. But it looks great. xoxo

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  45. Anna, I love that purse and your planner. Where's it from?

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  46. These posts are always so intriguing :)

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  47. Great post! Love that purse so much!

    xoxo,
    Rachel
    Rachel’s Lookbook

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  48. Cute post! I don't why flats always hurt more than heels, I too carry a couple of bandaids, got to be prepared! Such a smart idea about the zip lock bag, I might have to steal that idea.

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  49. I love that the contents of your purse are just as colorful and girly as what you wear! Too cute dear! :)

    ~Jacy

    http://laviedelenore.blogspot.com

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  50. lovely photo!! i love your bag!!!!
    kisses

    http://thebayoffashion.blogspot.it/

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  51. Love this purse and all the bright colors :) You always rock the bright so well!

    xx
    Julie
    http://lovecardelia.blogspot.com/

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  52. lots of fun stuff in your purse, anna! i need a new business card holder — where is yours from? i also carry around a fun lil notebook, too. mine says "remember, ideas become things" for inspiration :) xo

    http://www.kimberlyloc.com/

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  53. Your bag is so super cute, love it!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  54. What great ideas! I should carry rings in my purse too because it's the one thing you can never have enough of! I'm an obsessed doggy mom so I can relate to the doggy treats, they're always in my purse too!

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  55. wow where to begin! I love it... where did you get those cute bandaids at? I love the passport & card holder so cute.... & the planner is for sure a must have agreed!

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  56. Your bag is amazing! While I don't personally carry a bag, I love seeing what people carry in theirs!

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  57. Great post! What kind of pens are those and where is your planner from?

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  58. I have the same issue with breaking in flats! Glad to know I'm not the only one! :)

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  59. I can honestly say you are ready for anything girl! love it


    xoxo
    Ilse

    www.theluxuryrehab.com

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  60. Your bag and its contents are colorful! I love it!

    Arra
    theprincessonthebrink.blogspot.com

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  61. I just fell in love with your blog! Such a cute and fun blog! :)

    From Finland, with ♥,
    curiousnoora.blogspot.com

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  62. I just found your blog and I love it. This post is great, I saw this purse on Lauren Conrad's site and had to come find out where it's from but just saw it's sold out. Boo. I'll keep checking back though. Great blog.

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  63. Wow! I just keep a pen, hairbrush, handkerchief, wallet, business cards, sunglasses and umbrella in my purse. My weakness is lipstick. I always have four tubes on hand, because I wear different colors depending on my outfit.

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  64. I carry around a Lilly Pulitzer planner. I absolutely love them and they're compact size but they still have plenty of space to write.

    XO
    http://justasmalltowngirlblog.blogspot.com

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  65. I WISH flats hurt me more than heels. I can't wear heels longer than 20 minutes with out the balls of my feet KILLING me :( I wish I could make it stop because they are so darn cute!

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  66. love your bag!

    http://supposeishouldblog.blogspot.ie/

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  67. Your bag is gorgeous! I love it!

    And I'm definitely a fan of carrying real planners rather than using technology - I'm a pen & paper gal too! Your 2012/13 planner is adorable! :-)

    Em
    x

    http://emberdrake.blogspot.co.uk

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