What's in my bag

It was only after I photographed the contents of my bag that I realised how dull this post would be. It's all so neat and exact....and boring.

Give me a month though and this facade shall fade - revealing a host of less inviting contents. Think empty chewing gum wrappers, receipts from forgotten purchases, random coffee shop loyalty cards, promo flyers that I take just because I feel sorry for the people dishing them out and about 5 hair ties and hair pins.

Right now though, this is the stuff that sits in my bag:



From top to bottom, left to right;

* Bag - surely needs no introduction. I am so proud carrying this it makes me sick.

* Miu Miu purse - a gorgeous grey blue complete with pink lining. Happiness in a wallet. Yes, there is such a thing.

* Gucci sunglasses - current season and purchased at the beginning of the summer. These were a good buy - a soft cat eye and a perfect fit. I do however resent the size of the Gucci container so I admit to being reckless and travelling without it. I try and keep them either on my face or on my desk.

* Montblanc pen - my handwriting is far neater with a Papermate or a Parker pen but wielding this in a meeting is fun.

* Smythson's notebook - This says Blah Blah Blah on the front. That alone was reason to buy it. I seem to always have one of these little notebooks. They are either Christmas gifts or impulse airport purchases - more often the latter.

* YSL Rouge Volupte in number 1 - fished this out and have worn it for the past week. I had forgotten how truly wonderful the colour is: and how bloody drying the formula is. Ah well, I shall use it up and then when it's all gone, repurchase Hue lipstick by MAC for about the 10th time!

* Balenciaga perfume - parma violets and musk in a dinky sized 30ml bottle. Love.

* Calgon Cotton Candy body spray - a saccharine sweet body spray that I am becoming very addicted to. A shot of sugar that is good to liberally spray morning, noon and night.

* Bath and Body Works Hand Sanitizer - Warm Vanilla Sugar plus alcohol. It's like cleaning my hands in flavoured vodka :)

* Chantecaille Just Skin in Glow - One of my favourite base products of all time. Fantastic coverage and a natural finish. The price is insane but I am enjoying it whilst it lasts.

* Tissues - what interesting quip can we make about tissues? Well....nothing really. They are tissues. But they do have a pretty rose print on them. Fin.

* Extra chewing gum - got to have some kind of mint at all times. I will also admit to doubling up - two pellets at a time. Oh yes! Maxing the mint.

* Phones - an iPhone and a Blackberry. Do I need both? No. The Blackberry is soon out of contract so I will not be renewing that. I will admit however to missing BBM...

* Kindle - I can't express how much I love my Kindle. I adore it. Instant downloads and a great ergonomic design make it a joy to use. Yes I do have the iPad2 but that for me is about entertainment - watching films/TV - and maybe conducting the odd presentation on for work/meetings. It's not about reading. In fact try reading on the iPad - it's not impossible but compared to the Kindle it's a poor, high contrast, labour-intensive experience that becomes hard on the eyes. It's not what it was truly designed for. The Kindle though...well if you don't have one, you need one :)

Note: I failed to include my keys but don't worry all you missed is....well, keys ;)

If anyone would like to do a post like this I would love to read it - in fact if you have already done one on your blog put the link below :)

x


100 comments:

  1. Hi Laura!

    Gorgeous bag! Fun post!
    I did it a few weeks ago on my blog, but it's in French! If you want to have a look: http://mesbistouilles.blogspot.com/2011/07/whats-in-my-bag-quy-t-il-dans-mon-sac.html
    I would love to see you on Youtube again, we miss your pretty face! :-)
    Lots of love from Switzerland!

    Anne.

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  2. I love these posts too. I don't know if I have done one on my blog... I know it's been requested. That's bad isnt it? 2 plus years of blogging and not doing a 'What's in my bag post?'! Or possibly doing one and forgetting.....

    Must put this to rights.. after my chanel post :)

    I love the sunglasses. I saw these eaarlier but didnt pick them up. I do need some new sunnies (even if the weather thinks it's winter, I dont! Thank you xx

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  3. Laura, I'm still insanely jealous of your beautiful bag! I did a What's In My Bag post not so long ago actually....

    http://www.scaredtoast.com/2011/08/whats-in-my-bag.html

    T x

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  4. My bag is a bit like yours, though, very jealous of the actual Miu Miu bag..!

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  5. love the balenciaga perfum, it's one of my 3 go to-perfumes beside chloe and chanel chance. i use it when i want to smell like a grown up, lol

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  6. @Carabistoulle - thanks for the link :)

    @Computergirl - oh i think this must be posted as a matter of urgency :)

    @Tabitha B - thank you :) and thank you for the link!

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  7. Love the blah blah blah notebook! My Marc Jacobs sunglasses have a ridiculously sized case too which I never use. I haven't done a what's in my bag post for a little while but here's my most recent one, I think you may have the same bag? http://styleandthecityuk.blogspot.com/2011/02/in-my-bag.html

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  8. I have such bag and item jealousy right now. I love that pink (and the blue/grey one too) more and more every time I see it. :)
    Beauty Beats

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  9. I am sickeningly jealous of your bag. It makes me feel like a baaaad person!

    I did one yonks ago!! Mind u not much has changed bag-contents wise lol - http://gottaloveatrier.blogspot.com/2011/02/whats-in-my-bag.html

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  10. I dont think I can do a "whats in my bag post" firstly because I carry hardly anything...purse, keys lippie and my bags all contain the chewing gum,reciepts, flyers etc! Not forgetting escaped pens!

    Hue is my fav neutral and it was you who introduced me to it during the lollipop26 vids days...thanks for that!

    p.s any excuse to show the bag...dont blame you. :p
    http://aspirationsofglam.blogspot.com/

    xxx

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  11. Hi Laura, great post! I love being nosey and seeing what other people have in their bag!

    Here was my post...

    http://xbeautygeekx.blogspot.com/2011/07/whats-in-my-bag.html

    Sarah xx

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  12. Hi Laura!

    Gorgeous handbag and contents!

    I have been lusting after your Gucci sunglasses for such a long time! By any chance do you know the code/style name at all i would be forever grateful :)

    I posted whats in my bag here:

    http://www.daintydollymix.com/2011/04/whats-in-my-bag.html

    :) xxx

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  13. your bag is extra clean. when I gorw up, my bag will be just as neat. iWish.

    I love my kindle too, but please, say that you carry it in the bag in a protective case of some sorts & not naked? ktnxbai :)

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  14. you are soooooo right! That bag (and wallet) are gorge! Love them. PS please follow me on my new beauty blog ultaismycandystore.blogspot.com

    -Holly

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  15. I need a kindle..

    LOVE the purse as well as the bag xo

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  16. I absolutely love these blog posts/videos. It makes something that could potentially be unacceptable totally and utterly acceptable! Imagine peering into someones bag on the bus or the tube?! It would not be welcomed! Love your Purse, and i'm still lusting after your bag!

    http://shoptodayblogtomorrow.blogspot.com/2011/08/whats-in-my-bag.html

    Kate x

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  17. want this bag so badly! it's gorgeous :) i love these sorts of posts, i find them so interesting!

    i did a what's in my bag post a while ago actually! http://gibbigan.blogspot.com/2011/03/whats-in-my-bag.html

    x

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  18. Gosh I LOVE the bag! & the wallet goes perfectly! Ugh &I've been debating over a kindle or a nook!

    I just did a What's in my Bag video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8VMjtTxu1Q

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  19. I'm not much of a list/note maker.. but if I was, that would be the notebook for me.

    @arachelsays

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  20. hey i did one of these ages ago! http://lizabellys.blogspot.com/search/label/whats%20in%20my%20bag xxx

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  21. Hi Laura,

    Where can u find bath & body works in the UK? I have bought some products from the US but it would be great to get them from here.

    Thanks!

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  22. @rps - sadly you can't :( but they are due to open a store here next year!

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  23. Super cute post. I did a post like this...it just helped me validate all the things in my bag and I have been debating posting what is in the bag I bring to work with all my blog stuff in it...it is ridiculous how much is in it...LOL.

    worldaccordingtoshia.blogspot.com

    ♥ Shia

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  24. Your bag has a lot less junk than mine hehe! My link : http://beautywithmelanieclare.blogspot.com/2011/08/whats-in-my-bag.html

    xxxx

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  25. love your bag - and all of the items!! Also love your witty comments haha xx

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  26. Laura, is that toothpaste that you forgot to include or am I going mad?? xx

    I'm looking forward to doing this type of blog post :)

    http://thepinkmacaroon.blogspot.com/

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  27. I love these posts! Love ose sunnies :) Here is my "what's in my bag?" post, was in March mind you. Think I should do another one soon!
    http://www.hellcandy.com/2011/03/whats-in-my-bag.html

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  28. So pretty and neat! I wish I could keep my bag clutter free too, this morning I actually counted NINE lipsticks in it *Sigh*
    I need to do one of these posts as well, thanks for inspiring me!

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  29. Ah, everytime I see a picture of that gorgeous bag it makes me want to weep with envy. It's just so pretty! Anyway, how does the RV no.1 come out on the lips? I've been looking into picking it up.. x

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  30. Love your miu miu bag totally gergous :)

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  31. OOOOh love this tag (maybe cus i'm so nosey :P) I did one a while back if you want to read :)! http://makeuploverconfessions.blogspot.com/2011/07/whats-in-my-bag-tag.html

    xox

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  32. Need some miu miu in my life, colour of your purse is gorgeous! seriously considering a kindle, hear nothing but good about them

    wishfulsinfulyou.blogspot.com

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  33. Such a gorgeous bag and wallet! And everyone raves about their Kindles, I think if I had one it would make me read more which is a good thing so therefore I should get one, right?!

    Anyway, I did a what's in my bag post earlier this year and it's here :) http://emeraldeyeliner.blogspot.com/2011/05/whats-in-my-bag.html

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  34. Well I still enjoyed your whats in my bag post, very interesting
    I dont think mines is all that interesting but i did a whats in my bag post a while bag http://raspcherry.blogspot.com/2011/03/whats-in-my-bag-pic-heavy.html
    and im overdue another one
    BTW Im having a giveaway for a free mac eyeshadow on my beauty blog also.
    Enjoy x
    Raspcherry XOXO

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  35. Your bag is gorgeous! Im the same, whenever I buy a new bag I always look after it and keep it neat inside then as the days go on I always just fling my bus tickets, reciepts, wappers and all sorts in there. I always get crumbs in the bottom too :/ Nice hehe! I definetly need a Kindle too! my books always bend and and crease when I am carrying them around!

    http://thecosmeticcrave.blogspot.com/
    Joselin
    xxx

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  36. You bag is so so gorgeous! i love seeing what people have in there bags! it always gives me an idea what to add to my bag! ( even though i carry way to muuuch!) & got to keep stack up on gum! haha!

    please check out my blog, it would mean so much! xo

    http://makeupaddict-xo.blogspot.com/

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  37. i always find these posts really interesting :) i never go anywhere without my kindle either!

    exxxotic.blogspot.com

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  38. I love this type of post, it is such a girl thing. I am obsessed with handbags and beauty products, so it is like a double fix for me!

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  39. Hi Laura... BUT the new BlackBerry is soooo sooo cool :) I used to have an iPhone but the touch screen and BBM.. it's a must! :)

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  40. WOW loving everything! I'd keep the iphone anyday! BB will break soon ;)

    Also I do have a What's in my bag post but it's a drawing version...might be different from all your photo/video version? :)

    http://shabsy.blogspot.com/2010/10/whats-in-my-bag.html

    xoxo

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  41. so jealous of your bag collection and its contents! beautiful! xx

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  42. i keep saying 'next paycheck ill buy a kindle' but i never do it, this post has made me want to ASAP!! i love them too!
    Great post, always love aa wee nosey into peoples lives via their bags lol
    heres my post..
    http://emerald-doodles.blogspot.com/search/label/what%27s%20in%20my%20bag

    xx

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  43. I can't get over how amazing that bag is. Love the bows on the side. I love these types of posts! I'm actually posting my first "what's in my bag" this weekend on my blog.

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  44. I love how neat it all is! I did a flight attendant edition of whats in my bag on my blog http://www.beautyinthesky.net/2011/06/10/whats-in-my-bag-flight-attendant-edition/

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  45. i am getting haunted with good dreams about this bag... if by any chance i start living like a uni student in the 6months or so then you know that the bag has been purchased.
    i think i need a few posts from you with the bag... hehehe
    i'll do a similar post tonight.. i am already ashamed after peeking through my bag now.. hahaha but i shall be true to its contents (aka rubbish) and state (ie like a hurricane hit it) hehe

    happy friday laura!
    xoxo

    MsChikee
    www.mschikee.com

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  46. I like your bag and everything in it. Because of your opinion regarding kindle, I am actually thinking that it's a great gadget. It definitely is solely for the purpose of reading and period. Ok, I am considering wanting to have one! :)
    xoxo,
    LoveSkinBest

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  47. Great post Laura. I looove my kindle. I have covered mine in gelaskin from Amazon and that has made it so much more interesting to look at. I chose the willow design and now it looks like old Chinese porcelain. You can check it out on my post here
    http://pandorasssbox.blogspot.com/2011/09/my-top-ten.html

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  48. I don`t think at all that this post is anything but boring, laura. I enjoy reading your blog, alot! Love your sunglasses I haven`t quite got around buying a cat eye sunglass for myself, but summer is over now ;-(
    Evelyn

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  49. I have had my kindle for about three weeks... it is honestly the best darn thing I have purchased in a while... I LOVE it.

    Great post as always :)

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  50. my bag starts every week like this but by sunday night it has about a million lipsticks, bobbles and hair pins, every day i just throw them in... it drives me mad :S

    www.missmathful.blogspot.com

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  51. I have go agree with you about the Kindle, though it makes me nervous to see it all naked like that! I splurged on Amazon's Kindle cover w/book light and I don't regret it a bit. It's a nice, sleek leather case and comes in a range of colors! You should definitely check it out ^^

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  52. Hi Laura!! Huge fan of your blog :) I did a whats in my bag post about a month ago, here's the link

    ..... http://passionaboutfashion.blogspot.com/2011/08/whats-in-my-claireabella-polo-bag.html

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  53. Hi Laura, I love this, it is to interesting to see what kind of things people like to keep in their bag! You can check out my post too:
    http://ashingtonrave.blogspot.com/2011/09/whats-in-my-bag.html

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  54. Hi Laura, love the post ..I should do one of these posts on my blog soon have a great weekend xoxo
    oh btw any new book reading after the room !?
    http://www.allspretty.com/

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  55. dang I'm the last one to post!!! But what can I say,I am bias I love every stuffs you have Laura esp. the Miu miu purse and the Gucci sunnies. I was hoping you'd share your stuffs inside your make up pouch too ?? Hmm. maybe next post ?
    xx

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  56. I adore your new bag. The focco got me in to this whole "dupe" thing and after your recent minibreak post, I had no choice(!) but to order a blue grey miu miu dupe. If it is any good then I can me going back to see if there is a pink. Such a pretty colour. Great post idea, I might have a go at one this weekend! http://essjay23x.blogspot.com

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  57. i LOVE my kindle! the matte finish is amazing and i adore the screen savors it has. i find that i read through books like crazy now that i have one. the case that the amazon makes for the kindle is so nice because it includes a pull-put light, making it easy to read in the dark if you need to. i find myself using the light a lot and it just uses the battery from your kindle!

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  58. Very jealous of your bag! You have some VERY nice things :) xo

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  59. I don't think I could ever put anything in that bag out of fear of making it dirty. Probably doesn't help that I carry about 17 pencils and constantly lose the lids for eyeliners and pens so the insides of my bags are works of art...or 5 year old child looking doodles.

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  60. I just got a kindle and can't imagine how I lived without it- so great. I am surprised to see yours without any accessories. I was so excited to shop for a cute skin and sleeve right after I purchased. Are you anti kindle skins?

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  61. apparently the new iphone will have imessage which is going to be just like BBM. i'm sure it will be available in update form, if you still have the 4.

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  62. I love these kind of posts!!! They're so interesting :) Your Miu Miu bag is absolutely stunning and you've made me want one so much!!

    Also, I'm definitely going to do my own 'whats in my bag' post :)

    Gem x
    www.twinklebug.com

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  63. Looks amazing Laura. Was very inspired so did one of my own ..

    http://prettyaesthetics.blogspot.com/2011/09/whats-in-my-handbag.html

    Please have a look :)

    Z x

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  64. ooh i want to do one of these on my blog ... so much better than doing a youtube one lol xoxo

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  65. http://curmudgeoncorner-curmudgeon.blogspot.com/2011/09/whats-in-my-bag.html

    Hope my link works!

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  66. That wallet is GORGEOUS!

    Laura I love you posts!

    I review and give tips on Asian skincare and makeup.
    Would love for you to check it out!

    hwalkeechanstyle.blogspot.com

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  67. I love reading your blog, you let me indulge in my superficial and vain tendancies! :-) I can't get your new Miu Miu bag out of my head and want to put on Christmas list - how long have you been lusting over it? Just wondering if it's likely to sell out/discontinue between now and Christmas (meaning I have to buy now and eat beans for two months).

    Also love my Kindle. Have you got a cover for yours to protect it in your bag though? The screens damage quite easily (I'm on my third but still think they are better than the ipad for reading on).

    Soz for huge comment, I'm a waffler. Nicki x

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  68. I absolutely love this bag! It's been on my wishlist for years now.

    I also did a what's in my bag post on my blog featuring my Mulberry Alexa if you want to check it out. : ) http://elle-yeah.blogspot.com/2011/05/whats-in-my-bag.html

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  69. I love the idea of that perfume as it's quite hard to find parma violet sweets anymore! I shall put this on my perfume-to-buy list...

    The old couple sitting next to me on the plane home from London yesterday were reading from their kindles - I'm not convinced they could read it as 5 mins later they fell asleep mouths wide open! Cringe xx

    http://theglossguide.blogspot.com

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  70. Lovely bag post. I love your bag. Its on my wishlist, I got inspired and did my own bag post. I will link it below.

    I thought about getting a Kindle but am not sure if it would be a good buy. hmm

    xo-Michelle
    allthingssgirly.blogspot.com

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  71. Wonderful blog post. I don't think it's boring at all. Love these kinds of posts. Thank you! :)

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  72. I love reading what's in my bag posts! I think I might invest in a kindle... you may have persuaded me! Hahaa xxxx

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  73. http://lelliemoi.blogspot.com/2011/09/what-in-my-bag.html

    Love the post Laura!

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  74. Wonderful bag and a good content in it! It would have been so good to have done a You tube video on that subject. Why did you deleted all of the old videos? So sad to discover that.

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  75. Love all the miu miu! Smythson notebooks are just something everyone wants in their bag!

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  76. great post, its always nice to have a nose in someones bag without being nosey :D

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  77. I have huge bag & purse envy right now! What is the purse like inside?

    Great post, I was wondering what I could do a post on this weekend, so I have done my "what's in my bag" in response to this! http://the-red-butterfly.blogspot.com/2011/09/whats-in-by-bag.html
    Hope you're having a good weekend. Xx

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  78. Hi Laura it's me again! :) I've just done my own 'what's in my bag?' post after being inspired by yours :) Here's the link to it if you're interested in taking a look: http://www.twinklebug.com/2011/09/whats-in-my-bag.html

    Gem x

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  79. I WANT the Gucci sunglasses...

    If I ever see you, and your gorgeous new bag, I may have to do a spot of pickpocketing. ;0)

    Sarah x

    http://stylesouk.wordpress.com

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  80. you cant beat mac hue can you, i have that and elf natural nymph in my bag to top up my pink or peach lippies of the day, there staples.

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  81. I loveee reading these posts as I'm so nosey! The Balenciaga perfume sounds lovely and I share your love for the Kindle! xx

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  82. Great post, your bag is nice and organised! Mine, on the other hand is usually filled with crap like receipts and empty chocolate bar wrappers from times where I can't find a bin and refuse to be a litterbug! :-)

    Loving the shades, btw!

    Nat x

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  84. Such a simple post but I love it!

    Here is the one I done a while back using my fav chanel classic flap!

    http://badanla.blogspot.com/2010/09/whats-in-my-handbag.html

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  85. Love ur Blog hun!!

    My Blog post of 'What's in my Bag??'

    http://theambeauty.blogspot.com/2011/09/whats-in-my-bag.html

    x x x

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  86. i like this site it is very nice for bags
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  87. I think what you have in your bag is every woman's basic. In my bag, I don't forget my mint, chocs and crackers to munch whenever I get bored or a little hungry. Funny, but it's true. On the other hand, I always bring with me my favourite organic skin care product that is green tea facial foam and cleanser to refresh tired skin.

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  88. Hey laura, i was just wondering what Canon it is you use? Thank you :) xxx

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  89. Hi Laura I love what's in my bag posts and videos a lot:) Actually I have made one,too:) Your miu miu bag is gooorgeous! :)
    http://www.pelininstyle.com/2011/05/my-paparazzi-shots-and-whats-in-my-bag.html

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  90. Laura, love that bag! Also getting the kindle for my birthday (because of you may I add!!) excited :) I just posted my what's in my bag post, have a look if you want! :)

    http://s-cee.blogspot.com/2011/09/whats-in-my-bag.html

    xx

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  92. Is the kindle really as great as everyone makes out? I really want one but I'm slightly unsure - I find it impossible to make decisions!

    Lovely post Laura :) xx

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  93. I love reading whats in my bag posts. Yours is great. Really making me want to buy the kindle! I also did a whats in my bag post. Please check it out

    http://thisis-splendid.blogspot.com

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  94. I apperceive it's been requested. That's bad isnt it? 2 additional years of blogging and not accomplishing a 'What's in my bag post?'! Or possibly accomplishing one and forgetting.

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  95. Ouh! I want a Kindle so bad, I, too have an Ipad2...but like you said Ipads were not intended for just reading....Im going to have to get on this KINDLE :]

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  96. Just did a post like this! I, like you, thought mine looked a little dull without all the usual receipts and wrappers littering the bottom. But I just moved overseas, so it's in a clean-slate phase right now.

    Check it out: http://girlmeetsbulgaria.com/2012/01/22/its-in-the-bag/

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  97. I need a kindle..

    LOVE the purse as well as the bag xo


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