What’s in My Bag ?

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What’s the most important thing that you always take with you when stepping out of your home? A bag YES ! Thank you. I hope you are familiar with the struggles of picking the right kinds because I do.The market is flooded with so many kinds of bags-handbags, satchels, clutches, sling bags, backpacks you name it.If you’re in your 20 something, single and don’t own an apartment I am sure you would be familiar with the struggles of storing bags and searching for the perfect one to match your outfit.When you go out shopping there are tons of bags that you want to buy but then you think of the closet space you have and shy away from purchasing.I personally avoid buying bags as much as possible, the only times I have bought bags was when I am enchasing a gift card or splurging online on latest trends. Nevertheless I don’t know how I have a huge collection of bags, they seem to have magically got collected over years of guilty shopping and splurging online shopping.If you have any ideas how to store bags without drilling holes to knock in nails and hang your bags please so share with me.

What do I typically carry in my bag ? That would be a smart-phone( cant leave home without a phone, thats basic), tissues, sanitiserq-tip & hair-clip ( for face and any emergency, perfect for fixing anything a bad hair day or smudged eyeliner)a notebook & pen to jot down ideas(yes I am old school) , a lip gloss(face it no one likes chapped lips), a roll on perfume( I love to wear my signature choice on my wrists and behind my ears), pepper spray(because face it its never safe out there and better be safe than sorry), SPF-30 sunscreen( we don’t want to have UV damage) , earphones ( duh ! how else will I get past the hour long commute with constant honking numbing my brain),sunglasses(its insanely hot and bright even as early as 9am) and chocolate(for those of you who know me I never leave my home without a chocolate, its the perfect treat to getting by anything in life).I am not too keen on using a lot of makeup and luckily I am blessed with a good skin so I don’t use concealers or foundation or primers on a daily basis.I am usually quite sleep deprived and tend to eat unhealthy during the weekdays.

 

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A sneak-peek inside my head, why because I thing you are very special if you’re reading this post. You deserve to know that you are not alone ! so my friend whoever is out there reading, I am with you on this..The dilemmas I face when I have to decide on what to put in my bag. Cash, Phone, Keys, something I might need where I go, sun protection, something to snack on?Makeup touchup? Is it going to get cold?Should I carry a jacket or a stole?Am I wearing uncomfortable shoes/Am I breaking in new shoes/Am I wearing pencil heels and should carry a spare shoe?Answering these questions will let you decide and also make sure you don’t carry overly heavy bags which ruin your experience or miss out on things you need.

Answering these questions will let you decide and also make sure you dont carry overly heavy bags which ruin your experience or miss out on things you need.

 

Are you going for a hike or an adventure sport?

  • Credit Card and Cash
  • Phone
  • Keys
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Water Bottle
  • First-aid Kit
  • Snack/Energy Bar
  • Jacket/Cover up Stole
  • Allergy Medication

Are you going to the beach?

  • Credit Card and Cash
  • Phone
  • Keys
  • Sunscreen
  • Book
  • Camera
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Snack/Energy Bar
  • Wrap Dress/Comfy Footwear

Are you going for a stroll/run in the park?

  • Cash
  • Phone
  • Keys
  • Water Bottle
  • Towel

Are you going shopping?

  • Credit Card and Cash
  • Phone
  • Keys
  • Sunscreen
  • Face-wipes
  • Water Bottle
  • Snack/Energy Bar
  • Sunglassses

Are you going to a party? Are you going someplace fancy?

  • Credit Card and Cash
  • Phone
  • Keys
  • Lipstick,  Makeup Touch-up
  • Safety Pins
  • Tissues

 

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Yes me ! the person who posts exotic food recipes on my blog does end up skipping meals between meetings or breakfast in an attempt to reach early at work. Let me tell you the traffic in Bangalore has made it very difficult to take out a few extra minutes in the morning. Anyway this is not a place for me to rant about my terrible morning commute its a place for me to talk about what I carry in my bag.For those of you who do skip meals, keep a small snack in your bag so that you don’t fall sick. I suggest energy-bars, chocolate, nibbles.I know some of you do carry makeup or touch up and its a common question what kind of brush should I carry with me in my bag ? if you absolutely need to have something I would say a face powder to absorb excess oil and even out the complexion. A good brush to pick would be one for the eyeliner because thats something that always gets screwed up.Get a water based foundation that is long lasting to avoid having 100 makeup products in your bag.

 

I will link down below my favourite products or may be I will do a more exhaustive post on my favourite things for the spring.Let me know in comments below if you have any questions on this topic.Thats all folks.Don’t forget to check out my food blog www.spiceyandsavory.com for quick recipes on energy bars and homemade healthy snacks that can fit in your purse. Hope you enjoyed reading, do share your thoughts and suggestions in comments down below.If you wish to connect with me or want me to write on certain topics of your interest feel free to shoot me an email at theclosetweekly@gmail.com.

 

Much Love
Akansha

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