You know the adage that a goldfish will only grow as large as its containing tank allows? Like a small bowl will yield a teeny fish, whereas a larger tank will result in bigger ones. That’s kind of how I work with purses- the small the bag, the less stuff I carry. The larger the bag, the more crap I amass and end up carrying around. I think it’s because I’m not constantly on the verge of running out of space, so I just keep throwing stuff in there without going through to clean it out.

The contents of a woman’s purse can tell you a lot about her, so I thought it’d be fun to dump out my bag and show y’all what’s inside! I didn’t modify any of the contents, with the exception of pulling out all the business receipts that were crumpled at the bottom :).

Here we go! The bag itself- my favorite leather bag by the darling Kate Spade! It’s an awesome all-around bag, I take this thing everywhere.

What's in my bag? - Abby Grace PhotographyWhat's in my bag? - Abby Grace Photography

Inside, we have:

  • two tubes of red, red lipstick
  • three Chapsticks
  • a jillion business cards
  • two rolls of film
  • mints
  • my phone, with a Platform 9 3/4 protective case
  • Polaroid sunglasses
  • a key card from Creative @ Heart in January…oops
  • two G-2 pens (my favorites!)
  • headphones for any phone calls in the car
  • an extra pair of pearl earrings
  • Kate Spade wallet, with streaks of paint I accidentally added when I was painting my office
  • a mini Bible
  • a Moleskine notebook (I take it everywhere!)

What's in my bag? - Abby Grace Photography


Whaddya think? A spare pair of pearls, just in case? Pretty typical of me, I’d say. Happy Friday!

Everyone Loves A Classic: What’s in my Kate Spade?

February 20, 2015

  1. Tatyana

    February 20th, 2015 at 8:28 am

    Love everything Kate Spade!

  2. Jean

    February 20th, 2015 at 8:38 am

    No Kleenex or keys?

  3. Kaitlin Simpson

    February 20th, 2015 at 8:43 am

    9 3/4!!! 😀

  4. Shalese

    February 20th, 2015 at 9:12 am

    One time, I had a can of Chef Boyardee in my purse for about a week. I’m a little afraid of what that says about me as a woman, but I would also say it’s pretty typical.

  5. Sarah Bradshaw

    February 20th, 2015 at 10:12 am

    I’ve never known a woman whose purse contents SO PERFECTLY sums up her personality and brand. I love this. haha.

  6. Leah Kohri

    February 25th, 2015 at 8:55 am

    I am pretty sure we are handbag sisters! Holy cow mine is super similar! I have that bag in navy blue with the EXACT same wallet in pink. I have the black G2 pens (with the .38 tips of course), head phones for when I go to the gym, my iPhone, a wayyyyy more chapstick then I will ever need! LOVED seeing this post!

  7. Lydia

    March 4th, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    Someday I will have my own Kate Spade! But until then, I switch between my Brooklyn Ona bag, a Tommy Hilfiger striped tote, and a Lands End polka dot tote. No matter what bag I always have a G2 .38 pen, too many lip products, mentos mints, business cards, tea bags, tracts, wallet, motrin, and iPhone. Gotta add in the headphones and extra pearl earrings!

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