I wrote this review as a part of a Blog Friendly PR outreach campaign forCARD.com, I was compensated for me time but all opinions are my own.
Remember last month’s “in the bag” feature? I’m excited to announce that Bobbie B. won the giveaway (look for an email!).
This month, I’m sharing the day-to-day items in my purse. In addition to all the receipts and wrappers that inevitably accumulate, this is what you can typically find stashed away in my bag:
- My blog notebook. I upgraded to a larger size just last week but I always keep a notebook on me designated for jotting down ideas, outlining posts, or even sketching out layouts. Sometimes it acts as a journal and others as a place to write down to-do lists. Whenever I need inspiration, flipping through it helps jog all the ideas I’ve had over the past few months. (this one is on sale at Barnes & Noble – I like mine to be spiral bound because I find them easier to write in on the go)
- A pen, or two or three. Ben got me this one with my blog header on it for my birthday and I love using it to jot down ideas.
- Chapstick. Our favorite is Burt’s Bees (shown above) because of the tingling feel when you put it on.
- A favorite lipstick. I usually have a red or berry Clinique lipstick in each purse in addition to chapstick.
- Snacks and Mints. I almost always have a granola bar or candy floating around in my purse. In addition to snacks, mints are a must. I am a little obsessed with Icebreaker’s new Fruit + Cool DUO’s (watermelon is my favorite but they’re all good).
- Glasses case. Whether I’m wearing contacts or glasses, I always have my glasses case handy in my purse. A few weeks ago I traded in my clear plastic case for this gorgeous burburry case my inlaws gave me as an early birthday present. They spoil me.
- Wristlet. Occasionally I like to just grab my wallet and go. Ever since the beginning of college I’ve been using some Vera Bradley wristlet to keep my ID, keys, and credit card close. I love having my keys and wallet together because it minimizes things I have to keep track of.
- I’ve also started using this adorable debit card from card.com. I chose the French Couture design from their hundreds of options and how cute is it? I love that it acts just like the debit card from my bank but has no overdraft fees – it can’t go negative. With free direct deposit, I’m using it as an updated “envelope method” for spending. I’ll load money on it for spending on the beginning of the month and when its gone, its gone. Its free to order, activate, and load, and there is an app that helps you keep track of your use. Maybe I’ll get on top of this whole tracking a budget after all 🙂
You can check out the fun designs for the cards here and let me know what adorable design you want in your wallet. You can follow card.com online on twitter, facebook, and pinterest.
P.S. My Kate Spade bag was an antique mall find while shopping with Ben’s parents. It was still more than I wanted to spend on a bag but they sneakily picked it up for my birthday. I really love that it isn’t brand new because I’m not scared of using it all the time whether it be out to dinner or in a less than sparkling thrift store.