Monday, August 17, 2009

What's in Kate's ...


aaahhh my Marc. i lusted after him. and then, Evs took crazy pills and actually purchased him for me. i love him (both hims - Marc / Evs). i pet him daily (the Marc... and the Evs, if he's good). but hot-damn if this purse doesn't hold a whole mess of crap. its like Mary Poppins Magical Tapestry Bag, but instead of lamps and house plants, the Marc holds over 20 different kinds of lipbalm/stick/gloss/glaze/glass.

let's take a closer look, shall we?

starting from the nail polish on the left and working our way clockwise, we have:

  • Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Fast Dry Nail Color in Petal Pusher - this stuff is fabulous! i use it to extend the life of any nude or very light colored manicure by days - and it really does dry in 30 seconds.

  • Laura mercier Lip Stain in Mulberry

  • Clarins Shine Stopper in Beigs Transparent - amazing midday powder - erases grease and shine.

  • GAP pure lip gloss minis - swag from Brand About Town

  • 2 Shout Wipes

  • double lipstick case from Bali - inside: Clinique lipstick in Think Bronze and MAC Lipglaze in Hot Tahiti (my go-to red color), and one gold earring from Banana Republic (boo)

  • Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion - i hate greasy lotion and rarely put lotion on my hands at all, but this stuff is great for the winter and a dab will even go over your makeup on a dry-spot if need be.

  • pouch from NYC China Town - inside: CO Bigelow Mentha Lip Tint in Plum Mint (freshens your breath with a hint of color!); Sephora Ultra Shine Lipgloss in #90; MAC Lustreglass in Love Nectar (my favorite gloss of all time!); MAC Lipglass in Viva Glam; unknown brand of lipgloss from my wedding day makeup artist in Plush; MAC Lipglaze in Cosmo (my wedding day lipstick and my current wear-to-work lipstick); Mabelline Lipstick in Crimson Crush (its also a lip plumper); YSL Gloss in Golden Gloss (the most expensive lipgloss known to man with "real flecks of 24k gold and mango extract" - i could eat it, its that delicious); magical tweezers with case (magical b/c they are the only brand of tweezers that doesn't get confiscated at the courthouse when i got through the metal detector)

  • Victorinox Swiss Card (includes mini-ruler, nail file, letter opener, toothpick, stick pin, tweezers, and pen - i believe i still have this from HS graduation - its handy!)

  • Banana Republic sunglasses in the biggest case ever made on this planet

  • iPhone

  • escort card from E&J's wedding

  • monogrammed wine charm from J&D's wedding

  • Coach wallet (i thought about opening that sucker up but we'll have to save that for another day)

  • after-hours / garage swipe card for work

  • Trish McEvoy's Little Black Card in Champagne Shimmer (and yes, there's more lipgloss in there too)

  • keys

  • gift certificate for 5 yoga classes at Exhale Spa

  • Uni Ball Vision Fine Point pen in blue

  • silver monogrammed business card holder

  • Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer in Guava (the only "chapstick" i own)

  • dry cleaning tags

  • movie tix for The Hangover and Julie & Julia

  • Bed, Bath & Beyond 10% off Bridal Registry certificate

  • receipt from West Elm for unneeded rug pad
there you have it. the answer to the burning question "What's in Kate's Purse?"**

tune into tomorrow to for Installment Numero Dos of "What's in Kate's ______?"

**please don't sign me up for Hoarders. i promise i'll throw out the dry-cleaning tags.


  1. gorgeous bag and love how much STUFF you can fit in it! :)

    i was thinking in the middle of the night (you know, when i do all my thinking) about doing a post on how to organize your purse.

  2. Great bag. I feel the same way about my LV Speedy is the place where I carry all of my some...but whenever I go to clean it out, I justify keeping all of it in there.

    I love Hoarders. It simultaneously freaks me out and fascinates me.

  3. gotta love the mj! i have a mary poppins bag from him as well--i was tailgating and was able to fit: (2) 6-packs of corona, 2 bottles of cider and a pair of heels along with all of my other usual crap i carry with me.

  4. I definitely keep way too much in my purse too! Since I've started using one that doesn't have a zipper to close it, the amount of things I store have downsized considerably.

  5. Just did a post on that very Marc Jacobs bag as my covet of the week! Too funny. Love, love, love that bag!

  6. 1st love the bag.

    2nd love that you have stuff in your purse! :) Finally! I see someone who posts about all the stuff they have not like my keys, sunglasses and wallet, because we all know that is lying and WE DON'T LIKE LIARS!

  7. Wow - good Evs! I've considered proposing marriage to that particular Marc, but my own personal husband hasn't cottoned to the idea of buying me capital "P" Purses yet. Sigh.

  8. This post is great! I carry EVERYTHING with me in my purse so it's always fun to see what others are carrying around :) Maybe I'll do a similar post someday...

  9. Your purse is so fantastic. I'm in love!! And this is so interesting to see what's in someone's purse. :)

  10. holy lip gloss! for a minute there i thought you were joking but i now see that you joke not. i also carry at least 5 glosses/balms with me at all times. and i also carry tweezers. i have tweezerman, and am getting tired of having them confiscated at airports.

    i love the Marc. he's so dreamy.

  11. Hahaha, awesome. That bag is beyond lovely- but why on earth does the BR make their sunglass cases so ungodly huge? I have two pairs myself and UGH!

  12. I love Marc Jacobs too!
    Your bag looks fab..

  13. I'm a new reader so this was my introduction to that fabulous bag. I'm smitten!


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