18.3.13

in my bag pt. 2: clutch version

New year, new “in my bag” post, only this time with 90% less shoulder injury than the last. Still overstuffed, but that’s just what I do.


I just keep on collecting clutches! I love them, especially for carrying with capes and cloak-type outwear, when you can’t do a shoulder strap as easily. This is the Libro Grande clutch in Constellation from perennial clutch favourite, Scout & Catalogue. Thanks, Bre! Look at that excellent deep blue. This one is quite large and as one can see, fits quite a lot.



I always have to have a book in my bag, and I’m currently picking through Madrid Tales, selected and translated by Margaret Jull Costa and edited by Helen Constantine. It’s the next best thing to visiting Madrid (that’s a monstrous lie). Also always in my bag: Jetoy 2013 cat planner, and this little Korean diary that I have been trying really hard to scribble in every day (Anthropologie had them, but I found mine on eBay). Lots of Muji pens, always. I’ve gotten really into the ballpoints lately? Felt tips have fallen way out of favour.


These are just boring ol’ keys but I wanted to point out my super cute cat keychain from Fangirl (Enthusiasm & Goods!), pizza slice Baggu that I keep my subway tokens in (okay, they actually call it “wedge purse” but “pizza slice” is way better), and naturally-shed painted antler keychain from byNORTH. I guess I like my keys to take up a whole lot of space in my bag.


Little things! Jessica Jensen round pouch to hold my ear buds; cheap plastic card case from H&M to keep ID and debit card and maybe cash if I have it (rare), because my wallet won’t fit in my bag after shoving in this giant floral sunglasses case, which contains my oh-so-beloved Something Else Moonstone sunglasses; Laura Mercier pressed powder that I bought for my wedding and that does an adequate job when I remember to use it; phone (essentch! No room for a camera, so I just use my phone as most of us do these days); rose lip salve that Becka very kindly sent me from New Zealand; Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet lipstick in L'exubérante, my fave; violet candies; gold hair pins from COS because I’m growing out my bangs and it’s a nightmare and why did I ever cut them in the first place?


This foil stamp: next level! So good!

20 comments:

  1. cool seeing everything that the kitty keychain gets to hang out with - in good company, for sure! glad you're enjoying it!

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    1. Yeah! Kitty is the best little key-companion!

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  2. wow!
    and love the iphone case where did you get that?:)

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    1. +1 on that question!

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    2. I uploaded the artwork to this site: http://custom.case-mate.com/

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  3. JETOY FTW!
    i have a jetoy iphone case.
    it makes me look like tween but i love it!

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  4. Your iPhone case never stops being perfect.

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  5. That clutch is awesome, curious to see what people carry!

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  6. I love Jetoy! Korean planners are my (random) weakness.

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  7. Ooowee that is one beauty of a bag. Love all your little treasures!

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  8. 1) totally hear you on the ballpoint pens. i end up spending more on them than on the paper i write upon...
    2) speaking of writing, i started a journal this year and cannot live without it. my teenage self is in shock. (she would have just written everything in a locked post on her lj.)
    3) that clutch is AMAZING. i actually use my clutches inside of my backpack, for my "important" things (who am i kidding, it's all crap). that way i can whip it out if necessary and look all classy, everything in one place. so much love for scout + catalogue. :)

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    1. Yeah, bags inside other bags are such a good way to go. Keeps it tidier and easier to find, especially since my everyday purse is a disaster.

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  9. what's in my bag posts/videos are my voyeuristic joy! so much pretty you carry! i'm thinking about splurging on chanel/ysl/dior lipsticks since it seems to make a difference (cheap ones just bleed/rub off so easily on my lips.)

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    1. Agreed. It's such a fun indulgence, when possible. I have my eye on a lovely Guerlain one that I tested because it lasted the whole day! I love that.

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  10. Anonymous20.3.13

    I love these posts!

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  11. That is a really beautiful clutch, and I love the case on your iphone!

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  12. So weird! A friend of mine let me try some violet candies recently and now I'm on the lookout for a tin of my own.

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  13. what a cute clutch & i love your cat keychain! love this post :)

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