Did Someone Mention Handbags?



When I hear the word handbag, my ears start listening and my eyes start looking!

I have a confession to make, I am slightly addicted to handbags.


OK, I might just have one or two or ten!

There are a few Aussie bloggers that have been bearing the contents of their handbags.

Kirsten from Kirsten & Co should have at least 10 new bags after her trip to the US.

Emily from Have A Laugh On Me desperately needs a new bag, maybe I could send her one.

andΒ Mumabulous is getting her serpent on, thankfully not the live variety.


This is my bag for the week, a gift from my girls!

Love Colette bags, great value and incredibly sturdy.

contents of my bag

My bag is no-go rubbish zone, bad Feng Shui to have it stuffed full of crappola!

WALLET – A vital necessity and this one is a $10.00 bargain off Ebay. All important goodness is housed perfectly in this one. I like big wallets with lot’s of card slots.

NOTEBOOK & PEN – As much as I have embraced modern technology, when it comes to jotting down idea’s or important facts I prefer to write it rather than type it.

FOLD UP CARRY BAG – I am soooo over going into Aldi and having to juggle my purchases in my arms. I am also sooooo over buying more shopping bags, I have way to many of them. So I now keep this zip up bag in my handbag permanently. When it is full, it is time for me to exit Aldi immediately.

GLASSES – I was surprised that I only found one pair in my bag, normally there is more lurking in the bottom. I always carry my good ones and a few cheapie pairs to wear at work, as I am tired of dropping the good ones on the ground while I am working and watching them smash into little bits.

CARD HOLDER – Nifty little holder for ALL those store cards that I only use occasionally (cough, cough).

LIPPIES – Minimum of two, often more, if I wear nothing else, must have lipstick on when I leave home.

HAIR TIES & SAFETY PIN – Between the three of us, one of us always needs a hair tie and a safety pin can save you from all sorts of embarrassing moments.

NAIL FILE – Pet hate, hooks on nails. My nails grow like weeds and are usually pretty long. When disaster strikes and I break one, I have to file it ASAP.

COFFEE COINS – Just in case…….must have coffee, always some gold saviors lurking in the side pocket.

NAME BADGE – I might forget my name, I can just glance down for a reminder. πŸ™‚

IPHONE LENS ATTACHMENT – Great for taking awesome shots with your iPhone, has a macro, fishbowl and panorama lens.

GARAGE BIPPER – Now if I just had a voice controlled garage door I would not need this thingy in my bag. It’s so sensitive that sometimes I just have to lift up my bag and the garage door goes up.

KEYS – No keys, no drivies.

LOCKER KEY – Keeping things safe at work.

TITANIUM PAIN PADS – Handy mini pads you can stick on sore parts of your body. Work wonders, thanks Daiso.

Must stock up on mints, I have none!

Are you game to reveal all?

Share the contents of your bag and post the link in the comments and I will add you to the list – free link love.

Sharing for #IBOT at Essentially Jess.

25 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kirsten and co.
    Jul 28, 2014 @ 21:08:28

    Love seeing what’s in everyone’s handbag! And you’re bang on with the overseas handbag purchases I may have made πŸ˜‰


  2. Deb @ home life simplified
    Jul 29, 2014 @ 06:02:22

    Love it. I am a huge bag addict and have way more than 10 lol. Where did you get the iPhone lens thingy. Would love one. Also never heard of those pain pads – filing in my memory bank!!!


    • Nikki
      Jul 30, 2014 @ 13:39:56

      I got the iPhone lens from my online super buddy Ebay, cost me a whole $7.95 and it works perfectly. I know there are much more expensive options out there, but I am really happy with it.


  3. Lydia C. Lee
    Jul 29, 2014 @ 06:52:28

    Is it really bad feng shui? That explains a lot…I will clean out my bag this arvo…


    • Nikki
      Jul 30, 2014 @ 13:38:43

      Good idea Lydia, a bag full of rubbish is bad for your money Feng Shui (as it represent disrespect for your wealth). πŸ™‚


  4. Kathy
    Jul 29, 2014 @ 07:05:48

    My bag (I have a few but can seldom be bothered changing over) is in desperate need of a feng shui clean-out. There might be useful things in it, somewhere.


    • Nikki
      Jul 30, 2014 @ 13:36:26

      Sometimes I do get a pleasant surprise when I change over and find that ‘little’ thing I have been searching for.


  5. Jodi Gibson (JF Gibson Writer)
    Jul 29, 2014 @ 09:31:04

    Oh no! I don’t think I could. I’m sure it contains things such as lipgloss (always), old receipts, loose sultanas and hair ties though!


  6. Jody at Six Little Hearts
    Jul 29, 2014 @ 11:49:19

    I love bag posts! Thanks for sharing πŸ˜€ (And between you and me, that is not too many handbags at all. My collection – I am a true collector – numbers into the hundreds!) I have lots of limited editions and some signed by the makers themselves. I just love bags! I don’t own any major designer bags with the insane price tags however because I cannot afford them and even if I could, I don’t think I could ever justify $2500 plus for a handbag.
    Might just have to do the handbag post!


  7. Aroha @ Colours of Sunset
    Jul 29, 2014 @ 14:17:25

    I have handbag envy – of the bag AND how tidy its contents are! I won’t show you mine…my feng shui is feng shuitte.


  8. Lisa@RandomActsOfZen
    Jul 29, 2014 @ 16:43:27

    Your new bag is gorgeous, Nikki!
    I’m with you on the bags in Aldi. I was constantly going without one and having to add to that collection. Now I always have a fold-up carry bag too.


  9. Janet aka Middle Aged Mama
    Jul 29, 2014 @ 19:02:46

    A cardholder! Why have I never thought of this?! What a great idea!


  10. Vanessa
    Jul 29, 2014 @ 19:03:03

    I’m not sure I can share mine haha. Too much dirty junk in there!


  11. Renee Wilson
    Jul 29, 2014 @ 19:48:14

    That is a mighty fine collection of handbags you have there. I can’t believe how neat and tidy and practical the contents of your bag is. I won’t tell you I arrived at work yesterday to find a dirty nappy in my bag. If that’s not bad Feng Shui I don’t know what is :/ Dropping in via #teamIBOT


  12. EssentiallyJess
    Jul 29, 2014 @ 21:39:37

    Man your bag collection is awesome! A bag is something I use just for convenience. But mine is in desperate need of a clean out right now!!!


  13. Bron @ Preschool Mummy
    Jul 30, 2014 @ 14:03:01

    Oh Wow! What a neat handbag-carrier you are! So organised. Must visit Daiso, the titanium pads have intrigued me.

    My household calls my handbag The Pig. It’s disgusting.

    I only have one on the go at any one time and I run it into the ground!


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