I used to carry beautiful big ol’ tote bags like this one wherever I went. Since giving birth, I now carry a 16+ pound mini person everywhere and it seems impossible to have an extra hand free for lugging a bulky tote. This is especially since I find myself often unloading the car of groceries & the baby in one trip.
Now I typically go with a cross-body bag from Coach that keeps both hands free for wiping spit-up and unlocking the front door. Perfect!
Here is the bag I am carrying these days:
Granted, I generally like to fill my everyday purse with enough stuff to last me four days at sea, but with a slim cross-body bag, I really have to pick & choose wisely. So here is what I pack in my bag:
- My tablet computer covered in my brand-new floral case (scored from TJ Maxx for about $6)
- Leather olive green wallet
- Puffy heart keychain
- 4 GB USB flash drive (I know, I’m a geek!)
- L’Oreal Lip Gloss
- Lorac 3D Gloss
- Sephora by OPI Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer Spray
Oh yea, I also carry my phone everywhere. It didn’t make it in this picture, because it was in my hand.