What’s in your bag?

by Sylvia

In my bag
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I have talked before about how I love BIG bags. Purely because I like to take a LOT of stuff and be ‘covered’ for every situation. It’s been a while since I participated in Beauty & Fashion Friend Friday, but this week the topic is on What is in your bag. I thought it would be fun to see what everyone is taking with them. Can you tell what kind of person someone is by just looking in their bags?

Today I will share what’s in my bag. Will you share what’s in yours?

What you can usually find in my bag

  • A soft makeup case, which contains my compact powder and a Bobbi Brown lipstick (or 2)
  • My Canon rebel 4 DSLR camera, so I don’t miss important photo opportunities!
  • A spare camera battery, see reason above.
  • A cardigan or scarf, so I’m always prepared for the indoor freezer that Singapore sometimes is. Really loving the pictured Alexander McQueen one, which is on sale!)
  • My beloved Iphone.
  • A deodorant. Never leave home without one in Singapore.
  • A sunblock. Please ladies if you don’t already use one start today and protect your skin!
  • Spare flat shoes, in case I wear heels. I’m always rather comfortable than sorry.
  • Reading glasses and case. I’m a total invalid without them these days…
  • Prescription sunglasses and case (if I’m not wearing them).
  • Wallet.
  • Sometimes my Ipad.
Now do you understand why I like big bags!

To get more inspiration for the kind of bag you would like to own this coming season, don’t forget to check out my ultimate guide of bags for Fall 2012! Or check out the other participants of FBFF.

Now, tell me, what’s in your bag?

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Hi Sylvia,
Great idea to carry sun screen. I need to buy a small container for my purse asap.
I also carry readers and several lipsticks. A pen, a small pad of paper, mints, camera, wallet, keys. Sounds kind of boring doesn’t it? lol


Boring but practical! Some brands have special small tubes of sunscreen for the face, which are easy to take along….


In my bag there is a handy (loose) inside bag, called VIP for Very Intelligent Pocket. Made by Tintamar and sold online in several sizes. The handiest thing ever if you have several bags and switch a lot. You just take out the VIP and put it in another bag and you are ready.
In my VIP you will find: wallet, big sunglasses case, little contact lenzes box, lipstick (usually one but can be three as well), reading glasses, keys, iPhone and little things in a zip compartment. If I do carry a camera it is a little but perfect Voigtländer camera.
By the way: very nice scarfs with your new sponsor. I love cashmere.


That is a very good idea that VIP bag. I should definitely check that out.

Oh to Be a Muse

When I use my big bag then I usually carry things like spare flats and my DSLR, but when I use my usual smaller bag, I just take the essentials (like chapstick, hand lotion, wallet, etc).

Great post! Come check out my FBFF post!


Having a spare set of shoes is a great idea! I would need a bigger purse if I were to start doing that!


Have a look at the site of Fabz. They have ballerinas you can fold.


Look at the video on YouTube and you will see a demonstration of the VIP (bag in bag). With French explanation, but you don’t really need to listen. The demonstration says it all. (I do not have shares in this company… haha.)
I think the lady is also demonstrating other handy things by Tintamar…. The one that I always carry with me is the bag hanger. You fold it to a little flat round thing (like a very thick coin) with the magnet in it. And it really works.
For your information, the VIP comes in different sizes, colour and material. I have a plastic (= light), slightly bigger one in black.


haha on hot days, I like to throw in some deodorant. I also bring a scarf or cardi depending on where I’m going because I get cold easily :)


I really should have a bigger handbag, I’m often left cramming things in last minute. My bag would be very similar….but include tic tacs and lip balm. Thanks for the post.

The Style Crone

You carry all the necessities! I’m not quite so organized, but it seems as though my bag is always heavy!

Red Tag Chic Los Angeles

Wow that’s so much load there Sylvia….I just carry the essentials such as makeup bag (MAC powder, lipstick, blush stick), wallet, checkbook, hand sanitizer, hand lotion, iPhone! Hope to see you at my blog too!!


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