The items you keep in your purse can say a lot about who you are as a person. Are you practical, carrying a mini suitcase full of tools with you in case of emergency? Minimalistic, keeping your worldly possessions down to just a sleek wristlet’s worth? Or have you, like me, accumulated a menagerie of thirty different lipsticks at the bottom of your handbag? Because you never know which color you’ll be feeling at any given moment, after all.
Since we are always fascinated to see what combination of treasured objects, everyday essentials, and beauty products people keep at hand, the Richard Magazine team has decided to start a new “What’s In the Bag?” video series where we’ll be spilling the contents of our own totes, brief cases, giant handbags, and more.
First up, I turned over my own mini yellow 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target cross body bag for inspection.
Keen-eyed fans may have seen this vibrant little bag popping up across a few of our team’s latest styling videos. That’s because I recently re-discovered it in my own closet, and was shocked to see it still had the tags on it. I have been using it ever since. This purse is so versatile and complements a wide range of outfits. You can adjust the strap in endless ways, carry it as a top-handle bag, or even unzip the sides to convert it into a wider top zip tote.
Inside, you’ll find my sparkling pink Coach ID case, which sometimes serves double-duty as my wallet; a tiny Marc Jacobs mascara for touch-ups on the go; stylish mirrored sunglasses; and the aforementioned array of lipsticks from some of my favorite brands like Caked, Urban Decay, L’Oreal, and more. Of course, I always have a phone and charger on me, plus my keys, contacts case, and a stack of business cards. The true essentials!