I decided to invest in a good quality small size purse when I realized that having a purse filled with clutter was a reoccurring issue of mine. The idea of minimalism really inspires me and I enjoy applying minimalistic approaches to my lifestyle where I can. As a disclaimer, I am no where near living a 100% minimalistic lifestyle. However, I do consider myself pretty good at purging things that no longer serve a purpose in my life.
In an effort to carrying around only things that I need, I’ve switched to using a mini black purse as my everyday bag. Learning about minimalism has checked me back into the realty of not needing to carry my whole life in my bag! For example, I don’t need to carry every makeup item I’ve used that day in my purse – just to run errands or go to the store. The bag I carry and the things inside change depending if I have work that day, or if we are going on a family day-cation. But I’ve narrowed down my typical every day carry-on to a minimal for my local days off.
There’s something about a simple mini black purse that catches my eye. It’s probably the way that I can wear it with a laid back gym outfit and tennis shoes or something a little more dressed up – the important thing is that it goes with anything and any season.
Small size wallet: I love using a mini wallet because it forces me to immediately throw away unneeded receipts. I like to carry my bank card, Identification, emergency service cards such as: AAA and health service cards, . I typically do not carry cash but if I do, it’s usually a really small amount.
Burt’s Bee’s lip balm: My favorite flavored lip balm of this brand is the Coconut & Pear. I have tried countless lip balm flavors/brands, but this particular one is the only kind that my lips don’t grow dependent on. It is extremely moisturizing and improves the condition of my lips.
NYX Slip Tease Lip Oil: I use the shade ‘I Woke Up Like This’, this color is my ride or die. Whats yours?!
Benefit’s ‘They’re real’ mascara sample: I feel it’s necessary to carry around mascara because I like to touch up often through out the day. I particularly like to carry around a mini version of Benefit’s ‘They’re Real’ mascara because the brush is built to really separate your eyelashes which makes it great for re-application.
Perfume roller ball: Currently I’ve been carrying around my Bombshell by Victoria Secret roller ball perfume. My favorite oldie, but goodie!
Portable charger : I like to carry a small/compact portable phone charger because my kids love using up all my phone battery to watch cartoons and play games. (Portable chargers are life savers, we also keep them in our cars! )
LINKS TO SOME OF MY FAVES!