What’s In Your Purse? (My Everyday Bag)

Taking on a minimalist approach when it comes to my everyday bag.

I started my maternity leave exactly one month before delivering my baby. At that point, I was in and out of hospital appointments and running only necessary (but quick) errands. Lucky for me, Joe was up to doing all the hard work so that I could get a kick-start on my nesting time. If ever I did step out the door, I always had my trusty purse on me, an Olivia bag from Roots Canada that I have owned for years.

Carrying only the essentials in my go-to, everyday purse.

During this period, I learned what items have become essential for my purse. Because I didn’t go out too much on my own, I didn’t need to bring as many things in my bag. I’m also usually one to rotate purses but this time around, I stayed loyal to my “Olivia” because of its durability, comfort, and size.

Here’s what I carried around for the last 30 days:

Carrying only the essentials in my go-to, everyday purse.

One: My wallet – an extra-large zip-up from Fossil that has all the compartments you can think of.

Two: My Coach wristlet that holds all of my membership and “etc.” cards.

Three: Lip balms and hand balms by both Purple Urchin and The Honest Company to keep my winter skin tame.

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