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It’s in the Bag

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A Hasty Life

Today we’re participating in the super fun blog crawl that Ashley from A Hasty Life put together. We’re supposed to feature our handbag and the contents that reside in it. A year ago I would have had to show you a diaper bag, but I’m officially back in the regular handbag lane now that the dude is firmly entrenched in toddlerhood! My favorite bag right now is a Michael Kors tote that the hubs gifted me a few Christmases ago. You might remember it from this post.

michael kors tote

I had asked for a different one, but he couldn’t find it. It turns out that I like the one he selected even more than my original choice! Go hubs! As far as what I keep inside of it…Minus the Thomas the Train pieces that I always keep on hand in case of a toddler meltdown, the contents of my bag are pretty typical…You’ll find my keys on a Coach keychain that I scored for a song at an outlet, a Studio Waterstone pouch that holds all my lipglosses like this one from Bath and Body Works, a Michael Kors wallet, a Vera Bradley business card holder and my iPhone 4. Isn’t she pretty in her Kate Spade case?

inside my bag

Now that I’ve shared what’s in my bag, check out Hiya Luv who shared her gorgeous bag yesterday and make sure you tune in to HappyΒ  Serendipity who will be giving you the skinny on what she carries around tomorrow!

On a side note…I am UBER excited about a couple of fashion related tidbits. The IFB Evolving Influence Blogger Conference date has officially been announced. On Februrary 10th, so many fabulous bloggers will be gathered in one spot it’s ridiculous. I am super psyched to be attending another one of these amazing conferences I can’t stand it! Also, the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Fall 2011 schedule is up. Which shows are you dying to see? Even if you won’t be in New York, there’s always!


  • Traci B

    Oh Kirstin, I love your bag! It’s a great color! Especially, for the yucky weather everyone’s having.

    January 12, 2011 at 3:36 pm Reply
  • lisa

    I love “in my handbag” posts! Yours stands out from all the rest because of the Thomas the Train parts lol.

    January 12, 2011 at 3:39 pm Reply
  • Helena - A Diary of Lovely

    great bag, and I of course love the color!

    January 12, 2011 at 3:42 pm Reply
  • Krystal/Village

    so wish I could go to one of those conferences!!!

    January 12, 2011 at 3:52 pm Reply
  • Emma

    How very lovely and very organised! Mine is full of the usual stuff plus rubbish, receipts and anything that Chick can’t find a place for!!!

    January 12, 2011 at 3:56 pm Reply
  • Flashdance (Ami)

    Girl, if I had to list everything in my beast of a bag, I’d have to spend about 30 minutes cleaning all the trash, stubs, and receipts out of it… then we’d be here awhile. WAY cute MK bag though. He can’t do wrong…

    January 12, 2011 at 4:07 pm Reply
  • everton terrace

    Oh I also love your bag. For years I didn’t think I liked yellow but once I embraced it we became fast friends, even painted my patio post the same color as your bag. I think the Thomas toys make everything that much more special.

    January 12, 2011 at 4:07 pm Reply
  • Ashley Hasty

    Thank you so much for participating!! I just loved seeing inside your bag! It’s been so fun snooping through all of my favorite blogger’s bags! I love the wallet with the flower on it and the train! Haha too funny!! Thanks again, Kristin!

    <3 Ashley

    January 12, 2011 at 4:12 pm Reply
  • Kori

    New award for you over at my blog honey! Congrats!

    Kori xoxo

    January 12, 2011 at 4:16 pm Reply
  • Beth Dunn

    I love the bag but the red boots rock too!

    January 12, 2011 at 4:20 pm Reply
  • hi-d

    I love that hadbag and you look so orgainzed. Most of the time I can never seem to find what I’m looking for in my purse. It only takes a second and my husband can find it faster than I can. haha…

    January 12, 2011 at 4:22 pm Reply
  • Jules

    I love that bag! Hubs did good. Totes like that are always nice because you can toss everything in and go. That is the 2nd time I’ve seen someone with the Kate Spade iPhone 4 cover. I need it!

    January 12, 2011 at 4:27 pm Reply
  • Jill@teenageBride

    hehehe a train … too funny.

    I think i need to hire someone to organize my purse… everyones else’s are so neat.

    January 12, 2011 at 4:29 pm Reply
  • Sarah

    I love the color on your purse! And the Vera Bradley clutch is super cute too πŸ™‚

    January 12, 2011 at 4:34 pm Reply
  • Jaime @ la vie...j'aime

    Cute bag(my fave color!) and love the pop of another color with the wallet.

    January 12, 2011 at 4:35 pm Reply
  • sara@domesticallychallenged

    Love the bag! The iphone case is great too. Hmm…maybe time for a new one for me!

    January 12, 2011 at 4:45 pm Reply
  • Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl

    the Thomas the Train pieces is def. my favorite item πŸ™‚ hehe

    January 12, 2011 at 4:47 pm Reply
  • Neely

    That is the cutest tote! I have a MK wallet in that color and Im obsessed with it!

    January 12, 2011 at 5:01 pm Reply
  • Sandy a la Mode

    love love love your yellow bag!! and the little pouch too, so cute!! πŸ™‚ yay for all these it’s in the bag posts, isn’t it fun!?

    January 12, 2011 at 5:02 pm Reply
  • Taj

    Oh my gracious! I just did the exact same post! Great minds I tell ya! Love the purse doll! xo

    January 12, 2011 at 5:06 pm Reply
  • Closet Fashionista

    Yayy!! So fun, haha πŸ˜€
    Woohoo for Thomas πŸ˜‰

    January 12, 2011 at 5:12 pm Reply
  • Camila F.

    What a gorgeous bag! Yellow is a great color for bags!

    January 12, 2011 at 5:25 pm Reply
  • drollgirl

    i like yer bag! SO CUTE!!!!

    January 12, 2011 at 5:27 pm Reply
  • J

    I love that bag….but WHERE DID YOU GET THOSE RED BOOTS?

    Now those say “hot mama”

    January 12, 2011 at 5:56 pm Reply
  • Danielle (elleinadspir)

    No extra undies for the dude? You are much braver than I am. At 4 I’m still carrying an extra pair just in case! Love the bag, and this also reminded me that I want a VB card holder! Maybe v-day πŸ˜‰

    January 12, 2011 at 5:56 pm Reply
  • Kirstin Marie

    Great bag! I love the color, it’s perfect!!

    January 12, 2011 at 5:58 pm Reply
  • Cecilia

    Great bag!…and you’re wearing those great red boots of yours. xoxo

    January 12, 2011 at 6:03 pm Reply
  • Life of a Doctor's Wife

    Um, wow. Not only is your bag super cute, but you are SO NEAT. If I dumped out my purse, there’d be receipts and gum wrappers and old peanut M&Ms all over the place.

    I’m jealous.

    January 12, 2011 at 6:07 pm Reply
  • Punctuation Mark

    first of all… love the bag!!! second, love the the train… very cute!

    January 12, 2011 at 6:37 pm Reply
  • Krysten

    Oh I love your bag, it’s so pretty!

    January 12, 2011 at 7:07 pm Reply
  • Tote

    I hope I have more time tomorrow to do this! Love the bag! I think I may have to much stuff in my bag!

    January 12, 2011 at 7:07 pm Reply
  • Allison

    I love that color bag – it’s gorgeous and so versatile! Michael Kors is tres brilliant. I also love the trains in your bag – absolutely adorable (and so unexpected!). I may do a post like this soon – and by soon I mean, once I clean all the receipts and crap out of it, ha! πŸ™‚

    January 12, 2011 at 7:09 pm Reply
  • Nicolette

    I love how everyone’s purse is so neat! πŸ˜‰ I’m participating on Friday πŸ™‚ You completely wet my appetite with this conference… so thinking about it! Didn’t you go last year?

    January 12, 2011 at 7:20 pm Reply
  • Tiffany

    Love the yellow bag

    January 12, 2011 at 7:21 pm Reply
  • Christina

    I love your Kate Spade iPhone case. Soo cute.

    January 12, 2011 at 7:24 pm Reply
  • Josie

    I love your bright MK bag! So cute. And how exciting that you’re going to the IFB conference.
    xo Josie

    January 12, 2011 at 7:30 pm Reply
  • Elle Sees

    loveeeee that bag. i can’t wait to do a post of this of my own

    January 12, 2011 at 7:40 pm Reply
  • Much to My Delight

    I love seeing what other people carry around! But spill it…you had to have some balled-up receipts and loose change in there. No? Just me?

    PS: Thanks so much for all your sweet comments on my blog. They really make my day!

    January 12, 2011 at 7:44 pm Reply
  • Alleen

    I love the Yellow bag!! It’s gorgeous…and you’ve peaked my interest in the conference. I went to fashion week years ago and it was a blast. I’d have to figure out the kids schedule that week and if Mom can be missing!!! Thanks for the information!!!

    January 12, 2011 at 7:46 pm Reply
  • Jessica

    Congrats on the pretty Kate Spade case for the best phone ever! I like the striped version, but honestly, I’m thinking I’m going to leave my phone in the buff. I love the phone’s design by itself!

    January 12, 2011 at 7:50 pm Reply
  • christa

    I love your bag! Your phone case is cute! I love mine, I need the protection too – I am prone to dropping. πŸ™‚

    January 12, 2011 at 8:02 pm Reply
  • Meghan

    That bag is perfection! So organized, too!

    January 12, 2011 at 8:09 pm Reply
  • the sydney girl

    love what’s in your bag! x

    January 12, 2011 at 8:15 pm Reply
  • Shea

    Gorgeous bag, and I’m loving this blog crawl. So fun to see inside everyone’s bag πŸ™‚

    January 12, 2011 at 8:16 pm Reply
  • Grace

    I’d been meaning to an updated “What’s in My Bag?” post lately. Love you iPhone case–so cute!

    January 12, 2011 at 8:42 pm Reply
  • ilene

    oooh love your bag! its a sweet shade of yellow!!!!!!

    January 12, 2011 at 9:15 pm Reply
  • Casee Marie

    My goodness, you’re so organized and lovely. This is such a fun idea! I love the pattern on the Vera Bradley business card holder. And the iPhone in the Kate Spade case is too darling – I’ve been thinking about getting a smartphone but I can’t figure out which is best. It seems like all the fab bloggers love the iPhone!

    I wasn’t planning on going to Fashion Week and I think it’s a little late now to try, but I was loving Anna Sui and Odd Molly at Spring so I’ll be quite curious to see their fall collections! And I can’t wait to hear all about the IFB conference!

    January 12, 2011 at 10:42 pm Reply
  • Bree

    awww gorgeous bag!(: U have a very sweet husband and you carrying Thomas The Train pieces, awww too cute!

    January 12, 2011 at 10:59 pm Reply
  • Maddy

    That is such a pretty bag! Actually everything in your bag is super cute!

    January 12, 2011 at 11:42 pm Reply
  • Natalie

    I love the color of your bag! And your contents of course– great motivation for cleaning out mine!

    January 13, 2011 at 12:19 am Reply
  • JTwisdom

    Your bag is so organized, that mustard color looks great against the blue jeans in the picture with your cool red boots. I would love to go to a blog conference or a fashion week but it looks like I will be a going over to

    January 13, 2011 at 12:57 am Reply

    Love the yellow color of that bag, Kristin! Can’t go wrong with MK πŸ™‚
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    January 13, 2011 at 1:00 am Reply
  • qin

    love the color of your bag πŸ™‚

    January 13, 2011 at 1:04 am Reply
  • Polly

    I am too embarrassed to show whats in mine…

    January 13, 2011 at 5:27 am Reply
  • Alexandra

    lol. Yours is the second “what’s in the bag” post I’ve seen, and I am so amazed at HOW MUCH is in my own bag. And I’m not a big bag girl, but I seem to stuff a lot in it from make-up to hand sanitizer. Crazy. πŸ™‚ Have a great day ~xox Alexandra

    January 13, 2011 at 6:23 am Reply
  • Gracie

    It’s such a beautiful colour and it looks like you could fit a whole lot in there.

    A blogger conference would be utterly amazing!!

    January 13, 2011 at 6:43 am Reply
  • janettaylor

    I really loved seeing your bag, indeed an other bloggers’ bags. πŸ™‚

    one of my faves S/S bags includes:

    one of my faves F/W bags includes:


    January 13, 2011 at 7:05 am Reply
  • Nicole Feliciano

    I love this post–I am totally going to do this too–fascinating. My bag has a lot more @#$$ in it than yours. Can’t wait to see you in NYC.

    January 13, 2011 at 8:32 am Reply
  • Andi

    I’m such a HUGE MK fan! Love your boots btw!!!

    January 13, 2011 at 8:55 am Reply
  • Cassie

    Gorgeous bag, love the colour and the thinness of the straps too.

    I wish my bag contents was so organised and beautiful though!

    January 13, 2011 at 10:28 am Reply
  • Dawn {The Alternative Wife}

    I just love the color!!! Fabulous post. This crawl is so much fun πŸ™‚

    January 13, 2011 at 1:02 pm Reply
  • Sherin

    I love being nosey and seeing what’s in other bloggers bags. You bag is really pretty: I love the colour. And so great that you keep train toys in your bag, hehe.

    January 13, 2011 at 1:17 pm Reply
  • Katy Mary

    Love the yellow bag and the fact that it’s full of designer duds πŸ™‚

    January 13, 2011 at 1:41 pm Reply
      • Katy Mary

        @The BonBon Rose Girls, that’s why I adore outlet shopping!

        January 13, 2011 at 2:25 pm Reply
  • Marie a la Mode

    I love that you have trucks in your purse ; )

    Beautiful bag!

    January 13, 2011 at 1:53 pm Reply
  • isabel

    i love seeing inside peoples bags πŸ™‚

    January 13, 2011 at 8:40 pm Reply
  • Jennie

    What a Cute Post!! I think I may do the same… however my purse isn’t quite as cute.

    January 14, 2011 at 3:03 pm Reply

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