Monday, April 19, 2010

My Turn! What's in *my* purse? (nothing special!)

I think it was Kelsey (check her super fun blog out here) that tagged everyone to do a What's In My Purse? post, so, I figured why not, I'll get in on the fun, too.

My current every day purse that I carry is a black nylon MZ Wallace "Jane." Now, before you *cringe* at the word "nylon," I love this bag. I can't say it enough. It is one of the best investments I have ever made! I bought it about 2 years ago before I started Chinese class. I wanted a stylish but durable & large bag that I could put my books in everyday and carry to class. I always said that I'd never pay a lot of money for a nylon bag - but this is one of the best bags I have ever bought! Its super durable, doesn't stain, is waterproof, and looks brand new, just like the day I bought it... and that is after much abuse! I had at least 15 pounds of books in this thing when I was in class. I am super impressed with the quality. There is no wear anywhere on this bag... at all.

Not only that... but I get compliments on this bag all the time. I have friends who never splurge on bags who splurged on this purse because they couldn't handle not having one anymore. On the last day of class, one of my teachers told me she would miss looking at my purse everyday... lol. So - basically - if you are looking for a stylish, large, extremely durable and versatile bag... this is your bag! I promise you will not be disappointed with this purse (and moms, I have thought many times that this bag would probably be a great diaper bag). Oh, another thing I love about this brand... MZ Wallace is American made! I love that.

Check it out on Kristin Cavallari.

Anyway, here we go!

Love the bright pink lining!

The Contents

1. black Coach wallet
2. black MZ Wallace accessory bag (came with the purse... and turns out to be very useful. In here I just have some feminine stuff!)
3. Banana Republic rewards (!)
4. Purell hand sanitizer (of course!)
5. cheapie sunglasses that I wear more often than my expensive sunnies
6. my cell
7. my PDA, I use it for Chinese language software I have on there
8. Lululemon giftcard! (will be used when I visit my mom, woohoo!)
9. Sephora VIB Coupon
10. Coach glasses case (reading glasses)
11. NARS Lip conditioner
12. MAC Lip conditioning balm (Love this much more than the NARS)
13. my pink IPOD shuffle

...but thats not all.

1. an orange! (of course! I told you here, I am a monster when I'm hungry)
2. Various hair ties (you can see in a lot of my pics I always have them on my wrists... not exactly cute but they tend to disappear if I don't do this!)
3. keys to my Jeep
4. pencils and highlighters (if you need a highlighter, I'm your girl)
5. loose change! (and I can never find quarters... go figure!)
6. TWO unpaid parking tickets (my husband and I both were given tickets on the same day on campus - our last day of class, too... don't worry, I will pay it soon... lol)
7. A spoon??

And that's it! I don't really touch up my makeup throughout the day unless its a little gloss... so, pretty simple stuff.

We are here in Florida by the way! We managed to make it across the US with only spending ONE night in Texas... we were on a mission. Its so great to be back in Florida! As soon as we entered the state, I felt like I was home.



  1. oh wow, I love that purse! It really is fantastic!
    LOL at the parking tix, you better take care of those before you leave for China, you know how nuts campus police can be! LOL, mine were at least.

  2. okay I love your purse too!

    so how is the Chinese going? Are ya pretty good now?

  3. I think nylon bags are fab! Love yours. I am gonna find one tomorrow because I need a really good bag. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Tc, Nia B

  4. Your purse looks roomy!:D Made me laugh when you showed the spoon!:D

    Thanks for sharing!:D
    ...and everything girly under the sun!

  5. Cute post!

    We also carry the same Ipod in our purses -- down to the color!

  6. April, I graduated from my Chinese program with the highest grades I could have achieved on that particular test... so, I'm considered by the government to be "proficient" in the language. With a language like Chinese it takes a really long time to be totally fluent... I am hoping my time in China will seriously improve my speaking skills! I know its going to be a challenge for me because I tend to not speak unless I am 100% sure I am saying it right... I am self conscious... so I am making it my goal to be outgoing and use my Chinese as much as I can.. its the only way to learn!

  7. Deconstruction - I love it for the gym! Its perfect!

  8. Nice bag and I like to see whats in others people bag is!

  9. Adorable bag. The ruching on the front and the pink lining really make it.

    I'm always curious about what other women carry in their bags. I always carry hair ties in my bag, too!

    - Catherine at Littlehouse of Style

  10. I love your bag! and that lining is a nice surprise. :)

    xx Love & Aloha

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  11. I love Nylon!! I have the large pretty nylon hobo from Macr Jacob. Anyone who says Nylon isn't chic...has never met MJ!

  12. you have the BEST taste in it.

  13. Sounds like you've got a great bag there, that's super durable! Nice!

    Love your wallet!

    A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

  14. I love your Coach wallet - very sleek!

  15. Hahaha! A spoon? You are such a girl scout... always prepared for any emergencies.

    I always believe that you'll know about the person through the contents of her purse.

    Have a great week ahead! xoxo

    PS... thanks for the birthday greetings. :-)

  16. I love your bag! And some great things inside too. It's so interesting to see what people carry around in their bags.

    Haha I used to carry around a plastic fork so a spoon isn't too bad either ;p

  17. Very cute bag! My go-everywhere bag is black nylon as well. I think nylon bags can be just as cute as leather bags- its all about the style!
    I love that you have totally random stuff like a spoon. :)