Rue La La recently launched a handbag guide, covering the bases of popular everyday styles to signature details of famed brands, and even a brief history of styles over the centuries. It's definitely worth checking out. In honor of this, they asked to take a peek inside my bag, so today we are going to rummage through my garbage.
I realized the other day while in the process of writing this post that this Mulberry has been my everyday handbag since 2010. That is a long time, and a lot of wears, but I think it says something. A simple, classic satchel will stand the test of time. What you tote around inside of it every day also says a lot. Have you ever wondered what's inside of this old thing? Probably not. But I'm going to tell you anyway.
mulberry handbag | smith's rosebud salve | jouer lip gloss in 'mirage' | a hair tie | bobby pins | rifle paper co. iphone case | earbuds | matt's munchies mango acai fruit snacks | warby parker sunglasses | mirror | mulberry wallet | metro card | british currency | moleskin notebook | UCB tickets
Once your spill all of the contents of your purse out onto a desk, it forces you to consider what you carry around everyday, what is important to you. There are obvious things that you need like a metro card and wallet. There are things that just seem to accumulate like loose hair ties, bobby pins, and old receipts. There are your every day basics, your favorite lip gloss, sunglasses, a small mirror, and a snack. And then there are the things that are always in there, no matter how many times you clean your bag out, like UCB tickets (the yellow one is from Bucky, one of my favorite teams), these pence (a memento from our trip to London years ago) and a small notebook used to capture adventures and improv classes.
After all these years, I still really love this bag. The cross body strap makes it handsfree, the neutral hue goes with everything, and it's big enough to fit a book and a sandwich, because as the briefcase is the adult lunch box to JD, my purse is mine.