• Arden Palmquist

What's In Your Purse Says a Lot About You

First and foremost, this is probably the most extra title of a post you will ever find on my blog (or maybe not... If you know me, you know I'm pretty extra). BUT, it's a true statement. You can tell a lot about a woman by the style of a purse and whats in her purse, just like you can tell a lot about someone by the shoes they wear. But, that's a conversation for another time.

But let's get back to my point, what's in the purse? I've had a few of my friends tell me that it seems like I have everything in my purse because whenever they need something, I pull it out in a matter of seconds. I wanted to share with you all, what I keep in my purse and why.

The first thing I want to share is that I always keep my planner and a little pencil bag that I had gotten from Her Campus. It's small and has a cute little saying "blood type: iced coffee." Which if you know me, you know is true. I keep all of my pens inside and a few post-it notes in there in case I need to write something down that I can remove. I'm super organized and my planner is like a bible to me. Everything is color coated and there are quotes on every week to help with motivation and self-positivity. I'm a pretty busy person so carrying my planner around helps so much.

I also always have a water bottle on me. I'm a firm believer in hydration not just because you have to stay hydrated but it's so good for your skin (and if you've read any of my posts, you know how important skin care is to me). Sometimes, I'll even spice it up and add a few lemons in my water to add a little bit of flavor. But my water bottle fits perfect in almost any size purse. It doesn't sweat, it keeps my water cold, and it's the perfect size. I highly suggest carrying a water bottle at all times.

For those of you who are curious as to where I got my water bottle, I got it for $10 at Target.

Not only do I carry all of that but I also carry a little cosmetic bag that literally has everything. Inside my little bag I have deodorant, hand lotion, my birth control, advil, chapstick (two of them), lipgloss (two of these too), a lipstick (I mean, you never really know when you need these things so don't judge me), band aids, a few tampons, and roll on perfume. A lot, right? I even got the little bag on clearance at target. But like I said, I'm always prepared whenever a friend needs anything. I'm currently testing if I can also fit an extra pair of contacts, contact solution, AND makeup wipes. You truly never know when you need any of those until you really need it and you're nowhere close to home.

On occasion, I'll sometimes have a book I'm currently reading in there if I'm on a long car ride or if I have a meeting, I can fit my laptop.

And lastly, I always have my wallet and keys on me. My wallet has literally everything in it. Even little positive/motivational quotes my grammy sends me (I hope you awwwed reading that because she is a wonderful lady. I'll also be sharing more of this in my next post).

As you can tell from what I fit in my bag, I'm always prepared. Which is a trait I truly love about myself. It's always great to be prepared when you're always on the go. I'm one of those people who loves having a big bag for everything and if it all can't fit, then it's just not meant to be. On occasion, like a Friday night out, I'll use a small clutch and even then I still fit a lot into it. Like I said, it's always better to be prepared than unprepared. Basically, if the apocalypse ever does happen, I'm prepared for that too (well, kind of).

I don't always carry this bag around. Sometimes it does get overwhelming if I'm going somewhere with a couple of girlfriends and only need a few things. In that case; I always transfer my compact mirror, chapstick, lip gloss, my debit cards, my ID, and if I have any cash - extra cash.

So, what do you keep in your purse?

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