What’s In My Bag

Since I’m a little slow on the travel currently, I thought I’d take this post a different way. Here’s what I carry around in my purse on an almost-daily basis.

The Bag

This is a Christian Siriano bag that I just bought this past weekend from Payless. *Shoutout to their going-out-of-businss sale* I never see the point in spending a ridiculous amount of money on a purse so i usually get mine from Payless or Marshall’s … I liked this color for the spring as I was using a dark bag during the winter.



This was a gift from my mom for Christmas and I am patiently waiting for these words to come true. I don’t really like carrying around a big wallet, because then I’ll have more of my credit cards on me and probably spend more money. Just my ID, car registration, insurance card, debit card, one or two credit cards and ant gift cards I may have it all I carry on me.



You’d think since I have a smartphone, I wouldn’t need one of these. But sometimes I still like to actually write down things I have coming up. No real reason why – I’ve just always carried one around (probably because of my mom).


Just a small notebook I bought at Walgreen’s. You never know when you’ll need to write something down!

Car Keys

Self-explanatory. I actually have one car key, the key fob and about 15 keychains. No fucks given.

Portable Charger & Wires

Sometimes you just need to keep a portable charger on you, especially if you’re going to be out all day and using your phone. I also have a regular iPhone charger and a fancy bracelet one (no idea where I got it, but it definitely comes in handy).


Portable Charger + Wires

Hand Lotion

Ya never know when your hands are gonna be a little dry and need some lotion!

Sanitizer (4)

I know, three sanitizers are a little extra. But why not have some extras handy, especially if you travel on mass transit everyday with all the germs.

Chap Stick (like 3)

Again, mad extra. Just one of those things I’ll throw in my bag, never take it out & then end up throwing another one (or two) into my bag.

Small Taser

So … my friend gave it to me about a year ago and I just like to carry it around just in case. You never know what kind of situation you’ll find yourself in. Luckily, I haven’t had to use it so far!



I don’t know what it is, but I always seem to be taking pens from wherever I go. It’s crazy because I don’t even write a lot, but I will always have a pen on me. Just like with the small notebook – you never know when you’ll need to write something (or have someone sign something)!

Mints/Cough Drops

They’re just something good to have on you at all times. Always have a few one me no matter what purse I’m carrying around.


Looking at a computer screen for 8 hours a day can give one a headache (or drinking too many beers), so why not keep Advil on you at all times.

Small Nail Kit

I think I got this as a gift from my cousin for Christmas one year. It has definitely come in handy more times than once (except for the time some people tried to take it away from me going through security because they said the small scissors were a “weapon.”)


Birth Control

Because I am not interested in babies at this time in my life haha.

Work ID/Path Train Card

The only way I’ll be able to make it to Jersey City and into my building alive.



Because I prefer when people DON’T talk to me on the trains J

Current Read: Pet Sematary

If I don’t have an actual book on me, I’ll have my Kindle. Reading on the trains I take to works helps the commute suck a little bit less.


And there you have it friends, what ya girl carries around on a pretty daily basis. Do you guys carry anything random/weird/awesome around? Let me know!



  1. May 5, 2019 / 5:46 pm

    Chapsticks x3! That is me!! I have so many in different bags and random coat pockets!x

    • GetUpGetAway
      May 5, 2019 / 10:06 pm

      You never know when you’ll need a chapstick!

    • GetUpGetAway
      May 3, 2019 / 12:50 pm

      Yes! It’ll come in handy more than you know sometimes!

  2. May 2, 2019 / 10:19 pm

    I don’t carry a purse, for many reasons. I know that may comes as a shock. Just my wallet in my pocket. Does a couple mints in a pocket count?

    • GetUpGetAway
      May 2, 2019 / 11:01 pm

      😂 I think your pocket and a purse are about the same!

  3. May 2, 2019 / 5:58 pm

    A small nail kit is something I never thought about putting in my bag. I think I start doing that for now on.

    • GetUpGetAway
      May 2, 2019 / 11:00 pm

      It has definitely been helpful on a few occasions!

    • GetUpGetAway
      May 2, 2019 / 3:23 pm

      Definitely would recommend it, it comes in handy a lot!

  4. May 2, 2019 / 2:50 pm

    Too funny! I always have my earbuds in, even if I’m not listening to anything! It never fails, someone wants to tell me their life story! Happy Trails! Donna

    • GetUpGetAway
      May 2, 2019 / 3:17 pm

      Omg I know! I don’t understand why people still try and talk when we have them in😂

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