Venus Trapped in Mars

24 September 2013

What's In my Bag??

Have you seen the "What's In My Bag" posts floating around Instagram, Blog Land and Pinterest? I swear, I'm mesmerized by these posts. These girl's carry around more style and glam in their designer bag than I have in my entire closet / makeup desk / computer work space. 

I am going to take my favorite three I've found and then show you "What's In My Bag!" Spoiler alert.... I'm apparently a giant, unstylish, not-put-together hot mess... but the teacher told my mom that in second grade, so I guess we knew that was coming. 

#1 I'm impressed by... her dedication to sunglasses... 4 pairs of sunglasses, not one of them has a case... All 4 of those bad boys would be smashed to pieces if they were in my bag. 








#2 I once left a....  plum in my bag, then changed purses the next day. I forgot to take the plum out. That was a fun surprise about 8 months later when I decided to use that bag again. So I avoid putting fruit of any variety in my bag... as a general rule. 


#3 I've never been so impressed with... a purse's contents in my life. This is amazing. Where do you buy Marlboro's like that? I've never smoked before, but for a carton like that I'd sure start! How did she fit all of this in that bag? That is a NICE wad of cash you got there lady. Maybe go ahead and put that in one of the two wallets you carry around.

... and is that a tamagotchi???? 






So I've never been one to re-apply makeup, so you won't see that in my bag, I can't remember to put on perfume, let alone tote it around with me, and I don't wear lipstick, like, ever. I look like a clown. 

So, what is in my bag you ask? :)







1::: Frends Headphones
2::: A dart pass from about three months ago that is not even remotely valid
3::: A straw wrapper
4::: Dallas koozie. Koozie's are my weakness
5::: Tampons. I love how no one admits they have a period.
6::: Spare change
7::: Spare iPhone case. No clue why.
8::: Wallet (really all I need)
9::: Dramamine. So I don't vom.
10::: Fake glasses and real sunglasses. Never know when you'll need some fake glasses
11::: Car Keys
12::: I like to keep my Miranda Lambert ticket on my person
13::: Extra iphone cable that I spent $17.89 on at a gas station in Hillview, Ky
14::: Planner #1
15::: Hair tie covered in hair and stretched out past recovery
16::: iPhone. Clearly
17::: Twisted SHOTZ! Why I have a shot in my bag, I don't know.
18::: 5 million receipts. Don't even act like you don't have these piled up....
19::: Planner #2 (????)
20::: Casino frequent player card. No comment.
21::: The best pens in the world.
22::: Keys. No earthly idea what they open. They've been in my wallet for about 3 years.
23::: Airline ticket from last week. I may need that again one day.
24::: Business cards from the job I left over a year ago.
25::: IBEX press pass to a boat show that has long since passed.


Now THAT is a realistic "What's in My Bag". What kind of crap would I find if I dumped out your bag?

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77 comments :

  1. I just did a post like this last week when I got my camera purse. According to your post, I don't carry nearly enough stuff.

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  2. I did a post like this last year, but I should do an updated one. If you go to the post (http://bybreenah.blogspot.com/2012/05/whats-in-my-bag.html) you'll notice I had a notebook but NO PEN. That sums up how my bag usually works.

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  3. I did a post like this last year, but I should do an updated one. If you go to the post (http://bybreenah.blogspot.com/2012/05/whats-in-my-bag.html) you'll notice I had a notebook but NO PEN. That sums up how my bag usually works.

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  4. THANK YOU! These people who pretend like they don't have 95 receipts in their purse make me SO mad. And old concert tickets. Always.

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  5. I'm always mesmerized by those posts too. I carry a TON of stuff with me, but I'm OCD...so it's all in smaller bags within my purse. Everyone calls me mom when we're out bc they know I'll have whatever they need.

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  6. Once I found some spare fruit snack things floating around in the bottom of my purse. I was so hungry I ate them. And lived to tell.

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  7. My bag generally looks like yours! Right now I'm carrying my swim bag with my wristlet functioning as a wallet thrown in. http://bakinginmybathingsuit.com/2012/09/11/i-got-it-in-the-bag/

    Just realized my cell (SamGal) wasn't pictured. I guess I'll have to do another one!

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  8. Too funny!! Your bag is very similar to mine. I always carry to most random crap and I like never clean it out so there is a million receipts. Maybe because i don't change my purse with every outfit?

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  9. I appreciate the realistic view of what's your bag. I'm kind of scared to dump mine out... I'm really bad for keeping mementos and receipts so I think most of the weight in my bag is actually garbage. And bobby pins. All of my lost bobby pins seem to end up in my purse.

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  10. A straw wrapper! bahahaha! I almost died, especially because I have a good handful floating around in the bottom of mine right about now!

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  11. HAHAH I feel the same way. No way these girls have these neat and clean bags. I try to clean my purse out every once in a while but even then I feel like I just organize the shit. hahah I also ask myself why I carry around a big bag. hahahh great post, love your honesty!

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  12. haha! I'm sure mine is pretty similar to yours. Maybe with a little more trash. I'm horrible about taking receipts even when I don't need them and just shoving them in my purse for months.

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  13. adore this realistic whats in my bag post! so true! mine is full of rubbish and receipts!
    kw, ladies in navy

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  14. I am fascinated by these posts! I love that you have 2 planners in your bag but have no idea why. I try to keep my purse relatively organized and I literally hand receipts back to the cashier and kindly ask them to throw them away. Too many loose papers stress me out.

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  15. Can I just say I appreciate the realness miss Sarah. Also...I'm stealing this post for later :)

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  16. hahaha this is awesome! my bag is very similar to this...i call it my suitcase bc i could probably live off of whats in my purse for at least 3 days

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  17. this post makes me happy because #1, i know the plum story and #2 I know there is a hole in your bag to sneak in the shots and this makes me very happy and proud.

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  18. I love these posts too! I've been meaning to do one of these. Maybe soon. :)

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  19. for a second when this came up on bloglovin and i saw the title next to the first purse pictured......i thought that was your pruse. and i was like wtf holy shit. i am so glad it wasn't because that would mean i havent gotten to know you at all for the last couple months reading your blog. i LOVE this post. i have had these same thoughts about the "carry on" bag posts i have seen with everyone getting ready to go to paris fashion week. your purse looks waaaayyyyy more like mine. also, i am super confused about #3 leaving her cash out of her wallet(s). i really dont understand. i want her to stop doing that. now.

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  20. I like how #3 has a big wad of $20's... IF I had cash floating around my purse, I'd totally have like $1 and some loose change... haha, I'm a mess! My bag definitely resembles yours... a mixture of everything in my life!

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  21. haha seriously much more realistic! my bag is usually pretty clutter-free but i wish it were fancier like the other ones you showed!
    -- jackie @ jade and oak

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  22. Hahaha! I love this! Very realistic, and I'm glad I'm not the only one who was always like, geez, these girls have very neat and tidy and matchy matchy purses. Phew!

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  23. I got a new purse, I'll have to do a post like this soon :)

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  24. I am so glad you posted this! I always see those post and think "reallllly?" what about the random sand or trash that I KNOWWW everyone has to randomly get in there purse. Honestly if you dumped my purse out right now you would see a whole crap load of non sense and prob some trash and things people shouldnt even have in there purse. Mine is more like a catch all of things.

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  25. What's in your bag looks a lot like what's in my bag except I have a few toys, kid snacks, and baby wipes too. Even when my kid isn't with my my bag is full of kid crap.

    PS When I look at your blog, your side bar does this weird jumpy thing, kind of like iPhone icons.

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  26. Haha love this. I have so many receipts in my bag. I mean to check them with my credit card bills, but they get so overwhelming that I have to indiscriminately toss them at some point. I wish I were more organized. I have random paper all up in my bag.


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  27. I used to carry SO MUCH SHIT in my bag, but lately I'm rarely out for long, so my bags are all empty and I just toss my wallet and whatever else I need (camera, receipts, parcels to mail usually) in there when I go out.

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  28. Seriously I have sooo many receipts and other random junk it isn't even funny. I clean it out ever now and then but it only takes about 2.5 seconds to get crazy again.

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  29. Great post!! I definitely have to do this on my blog!

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  30. Goodness girl! That's a lot, you put my bag to shame!

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  31. love love this post. so so silly yet very realistic sarah!!!! notice on number three she has a mont blanc pen which probably costs close to FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS. that is redic.

    you will totally find receipts galore in my purse, as well as 80 different pen options, my planner that i rarely use and mascara.

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  32. I've never done one of these posts, but I should. My huge wad of receipts hides in my purse, but I do have a packet of tissues that fell apart so I have loose tissues crawling around in there...!

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  33. so my question is, how did she manage to light up the iphone lock screen and take a perfectly timed picture before it went black again in the first one.... my guess is it took her at last 7 attempts to get it right

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  34. I guess my question how am I living without carrying a purse? I have this little makeup size bag that I carry around because I'm just over having a purse. My purse ends up weighing about 20lbs because everything and I mean everything finds its way in there.

    But my next question is where is the extra iPhone cover from? You know the leopard one #7

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  35. Sweet baby jesus girl... that's a lot of stuff in your purse. I thought I had a lot of stuff in my purse nope you topped that lol.

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  36. Haha this is great! I have always thought the same thing when looking at these 'what's in my bag posts', also I just switched to more of a fall bag and found 2 old cream cheese containers that I left in it from last fall/winter. Eww.

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  37. Awesome post! Your bag looks about what mine does. Now I'm going to do a post like this. haha!

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  38. I have a ton of movie stubs in my purse. And a ridiculous number of pens. And crumbs from all the times I carry crackers around in my purse. Though I did just move all my stuff into a new purse, so it's relatively crumb-free for now.

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  39. It's funny because it's true! My bag never looks as fancy and clean as everyone else posts!

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  40. This is so cute and too funny!! I love your comments, they made me smile! And I have that same Kate Spade planner, I love it!

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  41. LOL!!!! My bag looks a lot like yours...at least the one I carry everyday! Loved this post, so comical!

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  42. I need a tamagotchi in my bag like now! And you've inspired me to carry a koozie in my purse now at all times...you never know when it will come in handy.

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  43. I definitely have a lot of stuff in my bag, but I try to keep it to a minimum... try!!! I promised my boyfriend when he got me a new bag for our anniversary that I wouldn't junk it up like I'm known to do. Oops. But I find it's really helpful to keep like a clutch or a big pouch (I have a big Kate Spade one) that I fill with my pens, hair ties, chap stick, cash, spare change, etc. and throw in my bag, that way I can take it out and just carry it if I don't want to drag around my tote. It's been a handy way to stay a little more organized!

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  44. hahaha love this. I WISH that I had a tamagotchi in my bag. I'm more of a straw wrapper and old bus pass kinda girl myself though.

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  45. I was gonna do this post as soon as I stopped being lazy. Don't worry, my purse is one hot mess just like it's owner. And I seriously doubt those pictures are real. 4 sunglasses and no case? Yeah right

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  46. You have me cracking up haha. But seriously... are these girls REALLY that neat and clean. I call bs on that one! My bag looks about like yours right now with all the necessities but maybe a straw rapper, old receipt, or two ;)

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  47. Here's the thing though, if I could have my stuff laid out all pretty-like and with perfect lighting my purse could totally look like that. Maybe.

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  48. That looks so much like my bag its not even funny. I think if I did this post, it would scare people.

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  49. Oh my god, if I did one of these it would be the most boring thing ever. My purse usually only has the bare necessities, my wallet, sunglasses, chapstick (which I would die without), and my ipod. And like 50 pens because I used to always need a pen at my old reporting job, so they'd just pile up. Maybe I should take a tip or two from these ladies and start carrying perfume and five more pairs of sunglasses.

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  50. Seriously- how do those other girls not have a ton of receipts in their bags? It seems like that makes up the bulk of what I carry around.

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  51. This would be a great idea for a link up one day.

    I have nothing but food wrappers, a wallet, metro card, chapstick, crumbs, pain killers, a umbrella, and whatever a drunk person throws in there because they can't handle their booze and I gotta babysit. I literally just found a cord with a LV lock on it... the fuck????

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  52. OH MY GOSH I can totally do one of those "what's in my bag" posts now because I don't feel like such a crazy mess. Like, the contents are practically the same.

    Also, thanks to your casino card (no judging), I totally just realized we likely live within like 3 hours of the same casino, probably in other directions though. That being said, I enjoy Winstar too! :)

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  53. I think you would think I was a drug addict.. My purse back when I was using one.. was full of allergy pills, two different inhalers (when I was pregnant, and needed them!), an aerochamber for my inhalers (can you say nerd alert..! Good thing I'm already married.) Imodium, because yeah- I get the poops sometimes..lol. TOO MANY tampons.. I think I always would just add more and more to the pocket that zips every time I had my period and then all of a sudden I have 20 tampons in there and none in the bathroom.
    I actually stopped carrying a purse around because I have a baby. She needs more than I do. So I just put my wallet on her in her car seat..or in her stroller and try to remember to take it away before she starts chewing on it.. Or in the good ol' diaper bag. Now I just have a wallet with a tube of lipstick in the change purse and I can even squish my cell inside the wallet. Okay, it's a big wallet..!

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  54. Hahahaha! Mine would mostly be garbage. Not just receipts like yours, but gum wrappers, old cookie bags from Starbucks... Just horrifying! Those bloggers are big liars!

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  55. Haha I'm glad that you did a real "what's in my bag post." Something tells me homegirl with the fancy Marlboros doesn't always have a fashion dictionary or a wad of 20's in her bag. Or maybe she does and she just uses them as tissues. Who knows?

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  56. I'm gonna wait a week or two to do this, because I just switched purses so mine is pretty and clean... but really, the game should be "what do I find when I clean out an old purse?" because THAT is always interesting.

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  57. This should be a link up cause I'm hi-jacking it tomorrow!!! So funny, I love it!!

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  58. This is awesome, what you have in your purse is so much more realistic. This should def. be a fun link up

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  59. Oh I love this post idea, I may have to borrow it :) My purse is usually full of wadded up receipts, 7,324 hairbands and a variety of cheap sunglasses.

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  60. bbaaahahaha I love this!! I haven't seen these photos floating around I must not follow those classy people! I love yours though because this seems so relatable! Now I kind of want to dump my bag out and see what I find! Maybe You should make a link up just to see what other ladies have :-)

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  61. I have everything you have in your purse plus a spilled bag of M&Ms. Well, minus all your cool gadgets

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  62. Dramamine is a staple in my purse too. If I get on the plane and can't find it, I literally PANIC! It is not a pretty sight.

    ps. emailed you a couple of days ago about my ad :)

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  63. I'm loving all of the purses! I can understand them having theirs "immaculate", but only because when I do use my purse I usually clean it out once I get home. I'm oddly ocd about having an organized purse. (Something in my life has to be organized ;D ha ha!)

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  64. I haven't been living my life to the fullest, obviously. I do not have a premade shot in my purse.
    Excuse me while I go and think about my life choices.

    XO Fal
    Falfindshappiness.blogspot.com

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  65. I did one of these with some other bloggers a little while ago! Everyone else's looked awesome but I just dumped mine out on the dinning room table! But I am loving your complete honesty with the iphone cable! I buy way too many of those stupid things.

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  66. LOL, I always enjoy these posts for the same reasons: 1. how do you fit that much shit in your bag? 2. really, you have that stuff in your purse at all times and its not organized?

    I like to have things organized so I technically have 6 things in my bag: 2 phones (1 work/1 personal), my camera, my wallet, my keys, my sunglasses case, and my makeup bag (chapstick, lipstick, hand sanitizer, etc). I'm boring.

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.com

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  67. Phew! I'm a new follower to your blog and was worried that I'd followed someone with four pairs of sunglasses and no alcohol in their bag but it's fine. Panic averted

    (Still need a tamagotchi, though)

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  68. Im so glad you kept it real!! I once seen a post on Instagram where a girl had a full blown second outfit in her bag..no waynormal people are walking around with that much stuff in one bag

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  69. Hahahaha. When I carry a bag, this is exactly what it looks like. I usually only carry my wallet on a strap and my keys are threaded through that. I am terrible at re-application of make up, so I don't even bother carrying anything except my chap stick. :)

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  70. LOL i dont know how those bags can carry all of that-- a LAPTOP!? that's heavy.

    in my bag: hand ssanitizer, makeup bag, wallet, keys, sunglasses, a ziploc of tampons/pantyliners, pen, headphones/bluetooth, random mail (likely bills that need to be paid), work badge, all natural sunscreen stick, hand cream, organic argan oil.

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  71. those bags are ALL LIES. looks like they were made in polyvore hahaha

    yours is the best and most realistic, duh :)

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  72. Hahahahahahaha. Yes! Although mine has a wallet, earbuds, recipes and my phone? Plus a pen maybe. Love this.

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  73. How do YOU fit all that in your bag?! Mine is so freaking boring it's not worth doing a post on. Seriously, it's sad.

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  74. haha everytime I "clean" out my purses, mine looks almost exactly the same. except with more empty food wrappers and tons of crumbs and gross tobacco that falls out of cigarette packs when I'm out for the night & decide to smoke. hahaha I love our messy purses !! :)

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  75. You're hilarious! I just came across your blog and this is the second post I read that I laughed all the way through! Oh and since we're friends now, you should probably know what's in my bag, in case you need to borrow anything:

    1::: A pencil shard. School of Hard Knocks.
    2::: Hand santizer. The world is a dirty place.
    3::: Tampons. Ok, I admit it, I get my period.
    4::: Sunglasses. One pair, respectively.
    5::: Iphone, wallet, keys. My daily mental checklist before I leave the house.
    6::: More lipglosses than I'll ever need. Just because.
    7::: My pile of reciepts tucked away safely in my wallet.
    8::: Hand lotion.
    9::: Spare change. By that I mean a penny and a dime.
    10::: Gum. Stale breath just isn't cute on anyone.
    11: A hair clip for when I forget to grab a hair tie which is almost always.

    You're welcome.

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  76. Hahaha such a great post! Loved your bag contents and mine are a lot like it too. Trust me the other images are so pretentious and the Marlboro girl, especially. I've been smoking Marlboro lights for almost a decade now so I was excited to see the floral pack but realized its a phone case. However, I guess she does smoke so she's placed a lighter next to it and uses a phone case with the ciggie brand
    xx
    www.junewantsitall.com

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