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lifestyle + what's in my purse

Ayoo happy Friday! Today I thought I would give y'all a glimpse into what's in my purse. I've made a conscious effort to grow up and have everything I need with me at all times (I can't just run across the quad to my dorm room anymore). So, I keep the essentials in my purse, and I'm trying desperately to keep it clean and clutter free!

I've recently been using this purse from J. Crew. I oddly have a lot of bucket bags, and I attribute that to the fact that J. Crew and J. Crew Factory are always having sales. Literally got this bag on sale. 

It's small enough that I don't feel burdened by bringing it everywhere with me, but big enough to carry my necessities. It also fits my DSLR camera which is a huge plus. 

My mother needlepointed my keychain a couple of years ago, and I refuse to get rid of it. It's really cool because she actually made the design herself (impressive, right?) and it's typical Han: animal print + monogram. 

Of course a pineapple had to be thrown in here somehow. 

I used to have a million different knick-knacks and keys on my key ring, but since I've decluttered every other aspect of my belongings, I thought I should do the same with this. Just the essentials!

For the past four years, I've either been carrying around a Lilly Pulitzer wristlet with all my junk in it, or I've had a card-carrier stuck to the pack of my phone. So, I've never really been in dire need of a purse or a wallet. 

It's time to grow up!

I got this Kate Spade wallet on sale and I love it. It's really girly and I think the scalloped edge is the cutest, plus the way that it opens is much preferable to the zip-around kind. 

In terms of random other things, obviously I have to have my sunglasses of the day. I'm trying to be better at putting my glasses in a case, but it doesn't always happen. Given my sunglass addiction, I have at least two pair with me at all times. 

It's aggressive but whatever.

I have to have a ponytail holder and a clip with me at all times. I get annoyed with my hair really easily and am always playing with it, so it makes things easier to just be prepared.

I'm planning to do a whole other post on this, but as a preview, I am obsessed with lip liner. I don't wear lipgloss or lipstick, just lipliner and chapstick. My absolute FAVE and the only one I will wear is Chanel in 05 (Nude). It's the exact color of my lips, so basically I just line my lips, apply lip balm, and I'm on my way. It's a game changer. I just had to replenish my liner, so the one shown above is the little nugget that I have left of my original!

In college I was slightly notorious for always having a broken phone (pretty sure my screen was shattered for 90% of spring semester), so I went and bought an Otterbox super late in the game. 

I hate it.

It's ugly, it's clunky, the screen protector will not get clean as much as I try to clean it, and it's just not my kind of style. I did get it in pink, so that made the case a little bit better, but not much. 

But, I haven't broken my phone since using it.

In the spirit of complete honesty, I don't believe I'll be breaking my phone as much as my college days because I won't be bouncing off the walls in frat basements or dropping it off my lofted bed onto my cold, hard floor. Basically, I won't be as idiotic. 

I'm starting to trust myself more with my phone, so yesterday the reward was a pretty and flirty and adorable new phone case à la Kate Spade


I know it's old news because this case has been around for a while, but it's new to me and I am endlessly entertained by moving it back and forth so it can wink. 

Busy weekend. I'm leaving for NYC this afternoon and am staying until Saturday/Sunday to see college friends, and Sunday I'm with my high school friends all day! Guys I'm very happy with myself, I'm actually making strides in actually seeing people besides my parents on a daily basis. I've been graduated for 5 weeks now so it was about time! 

What are y'all doing this weekend? Anything fun? Let me know!

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