Of A Kind giveaway!

Enter to win this leather messenger bag by Joy Gryson!

* the giveaway is now closed *


perhaps you can tell that i kind of have a thing for the awesome Of a Kind, this is our fourth giveaway together! i’m always excited to see what amazing new edition they are going to release next (currently eyeballing these earrings). and even more exciting, they have just launched Of a Kind Collections, where you can shop pieces from the full collections of designers they’ve worked with – including Ace & Jig, Dusen Dusen, Eayrslee, and K/LLER COLLECTION.

today you can enter to win this beautiful blue leather Duane Park Messenger bag made especially for Of A Kind by New York based label IIIBeCa by Joy Gryson.

This is one of those bags that is almost too good for words. Made from sturdy blue-gray leather in a classic, flap-front shape, it has the sort of details—white edges, lime lining—that’ll make you wanna carry it always. But if you DO want to switch things up, you can snap out its lining and move the entire contents to another carryall.

you might say that Joy is a bit of a bag expert, as she used to design accessories for Coach, Calvin Klein and Marc Jacobs before starting her own label. you can read all about what she keeps in her own bag here, and don’t miss her food guide to Tribeca - i wish i’d had this in my back pocket on our recent trip to NYC. to enter:

(1) sign up for the Of a Kind newsletter on the giveaway page
(2) leave a comment telling me one thing you always have in your bag, no matter what. (mine is this)

Enter to win this leather messenger bag by Joy Gryson!
Enter to win this leather messenger bag by Joy Gryson!
Enter to win this leather messenger bag by Joy Gryson!
Enter to win this leather messenger bag by Joy Gryson!
Enter to win this leather messenger bag by Joy Gryson!
Enter to win this leather messenger bag by Joy Gryson!
Enter to win this leather messenger bag by Joy Gryson!

if you’ve already subscribed to their newsletter you’re still guaranteed an entry – just be sure to leave a comment! the giveaway is open to anyone anywhere in the world as Of a Kind offers international shipping. readers outside the US must please note that you may be subject to your country’s customs charges / import duties upon arrival.  the giveaway ends on Monday 18 November, and the winner will be randomly selected in a lucky draw.

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701 Responses to Of A Kind giveaway!

  1. diana cs Monday 11 November, 2013 at 9:14 am #

    I always have with me sunglasses and lip balm!

  2. Charlene Prinsen Monday 11 November, 2013 at 9:16 am #

    I always carry my wooden comb no matter what!

  3. tatel Monday 11 November, 2013 at 9:16 am #

    A similar to yours, Nivea Fruity Shine Cheery Lipgloss!

  4. Philippa Norman Monday 11 November, 2013 at 9:22 am #

    Love this bag! In mine I always have Vaseline lip therapy rosy lips.

  5. Alex Monday 11 November, 2013 at 9:22 am #

    I always have my spectacles in my handbag, am slightly blind without them!

  6. Simone Monday 11 November, 2013 at 9:23 am #

    forever carrying my sunglasses, hair elastics, and student car – university problems, sigh.

  7. Robyn Paterson Monday 11 November, 2013 at 9:25 am #

    SO BEAUTIFUL! never leave home without my Great Lash Maybelline Mascara.

  8. Emily M Monday 11 November, 2013 at 9:26 am #

    Gorgeous bag, beautiful website.

    I always have a couple of pens, a note pad and a book, although this week my book is a National Geographic from 1978, I’m reading a piece on mountains and the Inca.

    I regularly obsess over the Of a Kind things you pin. Holding thumbs for some luckiness over my birthday month. xxx

  9. Tessa Monday 11 November, 2013 at 9:30 am #

    Tic tacs – Carmex – Sunglasses

  10. Natalie Fang Monday 11 November, 2013 at 9:31 am #

    my little moleskine notebook!

  11. Prunelle Monday 11 November, 2013 at 9:32 am #

    Beautiful bag! I always have my ipod with me. Music is my radar :)

  12. Dima Monday 11 November, 2013 at 9:33 am #

    ‘Fisherman’s Friend’ mints. Just because they remind me of each summer I spent by the seaside as a kid, watching fishermen return from the waters with their boats each morning.

  13. Karen Milford Monday 11 November, 2013 at 9:33 am #

    These days I always have a spare itty bitty baby vest in my bag. But also, always some good hand cream, my iPod and a pair of sunnies.

  14. Sonika lotter Monday 11 November, 2013 at 9:35 am #

    I always have mints, sunglasses and an elastic hair band. Weather in Aus cans be a bit unpredictable :)

  15. Alice Monday 11 November, 2013 at 9:36 am #

    Thank you thank you THANK YOU so very much for this giveaway, Diana!
    That bag is such a dream…fingers crossed that I’ll be the lucky winner :)
    I’m super terrible about carrying around purses; years of being a tomboy taught me to stuff as much junk as possible into my pockets and hope that I could make it through the day. Now that I’ve matured a little and (hopefully) become more of a lady, I also make sure I have my cute little wristlet with me. My brother got it as a birthday gift for me years and years ago and I haven’t replaced it yet. Stocked with an endless sea of quarters, my school ID card, my library card, and other little odds and ends, that wristlet goes wherever I go!
    Though, truthfully, there are also times that I forget my wristlet in the most random of places. I suppose the one thing I always have with me in my bag/wallet is lint. That and food receipts haha! :)

  16. Clare Monday 11 November, 2013 at 9:37 am #

    Karen Walker sunglasses (with one arm superglued on, after being dropped onto a Moscow Red Square cobbled stone!) they go everywhere with me, perfect for the blinding Australian sun!

  17. Julie Monday 11 November, 2013 at 9:37 am #

    I always have in my bag a little notebook and a pencil. Have a good day!

  18. Amanda Monday 11 November, 2013 at 9:37 am #

    What a perfect bag! I always, always, always have a comb with me….my fringe runs wild without it!

  19. Alexandra Monday 11 November, 2013 at 9:41 am #

    There’s always retro Ray Ban Clubmasters solar glasses, which I bought on the Internet and which comes from the 50′s ! I like them so much.
    I subscribed for the newsletter !
    Thanks for the giveaway, this bag is lovely !

  20. Greta Monday 11 November, 2013 at 9:42 am #

    I always always have headphones in my bag.

  21. Tiffany Monday 11 November, 2013 at 9:43 am #

    My Moleskine, a pen and sunglasses.

  22. Angie Monday 11 November, 2013 at 9:45 am #

    Sunscreen. Sunscreen sticks, sprays and lip balms. I’m pale, it’s a constant struggle.

  23. Jill Harris Monday 11 November, 2013 at 9:46 am #

    I absolutely love this bag!! I never leave without my Mango Lip butter, my little note book and a fine liner (I love drawing, you never know when the inpiration may hit!) hehe:)

  24. laura Monday 11 November, 2013 at 9:49 am #

    I always carry lipstick. I usually forget the wallet and the keys at home ;P

  25. Sonja van der Westhuizen Monday 11 November, 2013 at 9:50 am #

    The two things I can’t live without – words and music.

    - A notebook & pen
    - A book for emergency queues (at the moment Apocalypse Now Now is calling from my bag’s dark depths, begging to be read)
    - An iPod shuffle with my latest finds (currently Moonbabies)

    Coincidentally this bag’s the perfect shape for books …

  26. Mado Monday 11 November, 2013 at 9:51 am #

    Lip balm and painkillers are on my list!What can you do with such frequent headaches?I say continue with your life!Come to mama bag, I will take good care of you!

  27. Natalya Monday 11 November, 2013 at 9:52 am #

    I always have a book inside. Now changed books to tablet and have a library inside :)

  28. Annette Monday 11 November, 2013 at 9:54 am #

    Broken hair elastics, at least 3 pairs of sunglasses and crumpled-up tissues. Sex on legs, I know.

  29. Katie VH Monday 11 November, 2013 at 9:56 am #

    Unfortunately, I always carry naproxen in my bag in case the odd migraine strikes. On a more upbeat note, I do try to keep my small mirrorless camera with me, too, because it takes better pictures than my phone can!

  30. Cari Monday 11 November, 2013 at 9:58 am #

    Such a stunning bag! I always carry my leather pouch for odds and ends in my handbag.

  31. catherine Monday 11 November, 2013 at 9:59 am #

    house keys >.<

  32. sarah Monday 11 November, 2013 at 10:00 am #

    Neutrogena lip balm. Always and everywhere!

  33. Irene Monday 11 November, 2013 at 10:03 am #

    I always, aprt from the obvious, have a box of pins and a measuring tape with me. I amke a lot of dresses for people and there is nothing as irritating as not having the right tools around when you go fit them in the privacy of thir own home.

    Thanks for the giveaway :)

  34. Claire Monday 11 November, 2013 at 10:09 am #

    I always always have a good book with me. Invaluable for the many hours spent on buses!

  35. jeane Monday 11 November, 2013 at 10:10 am #

    I always have my Smashbox Photo Matte Anti-Shine with me.

  36. Claire Monday 11 November, 2013 at 10:10 am #

    I always always have a good book with me, I just can’t be without one!

  37. Alex Litkie Monday 11 November, 2013 at 10:16 am #

    I always carry extra jewellery in my bag incase I go somewhere after work.

  38. Phoebe Ellis-Rees Monday 11 November, 2013 at 10:16 am #

    Always carry headphones. Biggest irk when you forget them or someone’s being noisy in an inclosed space.

  39. sheila Monday 11 November, 2013 at 10:16 am #

    <3 that bag…<3 In my bag always have kiehls lip balm and a the book wich I'm reading at that time!

  40. Theresa Monday 11 November, 2013 at 10:18 am #

    I always have my iPhone, lip balm, sunglasses and tissues in my bag.

  41. Joné Monday 11 November, 2013 at 10:20 am #

    My Star Wars moleskin, sunnies and Mac Petting Pink Tinted lip Conditioner.

  42. Laura Monday 11 November, 2013 at 10:20 am #

    What a lovely bag!
    I always have a book in my bag, and also a film camera for capturing unique moments.

  43. Helena Monday 11 November, 2013 at 10:22 am #

    a good ol’ black fineliner pen.

  44. Zunni Monday 11 November, 2013 at 10:23 am #

    Lip balm is a must! And my phone.

  45. Michelle Monday 11 November, 2013 at 10:27 am #

    Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Lip Balm. x

  46. Marta Monday 11 November, 2013 at 10:31 am #

    Love this bag !! I always carry my notebook and pencil ! Good luck

  47. Linden Monday 11 November, 2013 at 10:32 am #

    Always a book!

  48. Jen R. Monday 11 November, 2013 at 10:33 am #

    I always carry a Moleskine pocket file for my money and random scraps of paper.

  49. Jenny C. Monday 11 November, 2013 at 10:36 am #

    I always have a Hello Kitty landyard/ pouch that carries my bus pass, some hair ties, and booby pins. One time I forgot it and it was the worst day!

  50. shameemah Monday 11 November, 2013 at 10:37 am #

    i always have my glasses and my phone!

  51. Em Roberts Monday 11 November, 2013 at 10:38 am #

    What a sleek and beautifully designed giveaway!

    I must say that I never seem to leave home without my retro-inspired clubmaster sunglasses – a treasure I stumbled across whilst raiding my mother’s closet. Her wardrobe contains a mish-mash of clothing, from the department store garb that seems to attract menopausal-aged women to the remnants of a Malaysian backpacker, circa 1984. So believe me, this was a real find!

  52. Mary Jane Monday 11 November, 2013 at 10:38 am #

    i guess the weirdest thing i always have w/ me is a pair of tweezers :)

  53. Inyoung Monday 11 November, 2013 at 10:39 am #

    I always carry Aesop Resurrection Aromatique hand balm!

  54. Maria G. Monday 11 November, 2013 at 10:40 am #

    My bag is allways full of stuff: my glasses case, my Labello lip balm, phone, earphones, wallet and my agenda…

  55. Agnes Monday 11 November, 2013 at 10:42 am #

    I always have with me a QV lip balm! :)

  56. Cara McDonnell Monday 11 November, 2013 at 10:45 am #

    I’m a longtime subscriber to ‘of a kind’. They have some truly beautiful pieces.
    I always have my pawpaw ointment for my lips and a pen for work :)

  57. ali Monday 11 November, 2013 at 10:46 am #

    Gorgeous bag – hope it finds its way to me!

    I always have a pen and a notebook – I can’t think without pen and paper in front of me.

  58. Christine Monday 11 November, 2013 at 10:48 am #

    Always have a mini notebook for when inspiration strikes, and sunglasses!

  59. Clotilde H. Monday 11 November, 2013 at 10:55 am #

    I always have in my bag my cinema 3D glasses and my wallet.

  60. Isabel Monday 11 November, 2013 at 11:01 am #

    I always have a lip balm and a colored lipstick! Can’t live without them :)

  61. iris Monday 11 November, 2013 at 11:05 am #

    i always have a pen & a tiny notebook with a photo of franz kavka (as a child) in front!

  62. Mandy Su Monday 11 November, 2013 at 11:06 am #

    GUM!

  63. bette Monday 11 November, 2013 at 11:08 am #

    glasses, notebook, agenda, pens, wallet, mobile, identity card, driver’s licence, comb, mirror, lipstick … – my handbag is a portable bermuda triangle.

  64. Mor Monday 11 November, 2013 at 11:08 am #

    Living in a sunny place I have to have my sunglasses all time,

  65. Lauren Monday 11 November, 2013 at 11:16 am #

    My swiss army knife! You never know when you’ll need a bottle opener, toothpick, nail file…

  66. La Lengua Monday 11 November, 2013 at 11:20 am #

    Already subscribed to the newsletter, I always carry both a pack of cigarettes and an albuterol inhaler- I feel they cancel each other out.

  67. Jesslynn Monday 11 November, 2013 at 11:21 am #

    What a beautiful bag! I ALWAYS have my Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream in my handbag. It’s a savior for chapped lips, sore cuticles and any kind of bodily dry patch.

  68. Sarah Monday 11 November, 2013 at 11:30 am #

    I always carry a notebook and a penxacta, and never forget my lipbalm!

  69. Sabrinah Monday 11 November, 2013 at 11:32 am #

    I always have a book to keep myself entertained at bus stops.

  70. Jen Monday 11 November, 2013 at 11:36 am #

    I ALWAYS have a book, a small notebook and a pencil case. I have a horror of being bored.

  71. Anna Kaldina Monday 11 November, 2013 at 11:37 am #

    I always carry Gatsby Oil Clear sheet, lip cream or lipgloss, iPhone earphones and charger, wallet, passport, tissues, painkillers and some mints. Always)

  72. Stefan Grossjohann Monday 11 November, 2013 at 11:37 am #

    never go out without my titanium pen. love this bag

  73. Nicol Monday 11 November, 2013 at 11:37 am #

    Love the bag… would match all my wonderful Aesop goodies I carry around with me. Aesop Resurrection Aromatique hand balm& rinse free hand balm + Rosehip Seed lip balm… #makeslifejustthatmuchbetter

  74. Murmuris Monday 11 November, 2013 at 11:39 am #

    I always have a kindle and tissue in my bag or tote

  75. Maayan Monday 11 November, 2013 at 11:43 am #

    I always have a little sketch book and a good black pen

  76. Justine Monday 11 November, 2013 at 11:44 am #

    Always have Carmex lip balm, a pen and a notebook with me wherever I go.

  77. Madalena Monday 11 November, 2013 at 11:45 am #

    Something to write my ideas on, once they come don’t let them get away :)

  78. Michela Rapacciuolo Monday 11 November, 2013 at 11:50 am #

    my little notebook, hair elastics and a pen ^_^

  79. Ling Monday 11 November, 2013 at 11:51 am #

    toothbrush and tube of toothpaste, flossing is just not enough for me.

  80. Vivian Monday 11 November, 2013 at 11:55 am #

    A clicky pen, always. I still use the same brand from the booklist in primary school from so many years ago!

  81. Anne Monday 11 November, 2013 at 11:56 am #

    I never leave my apartment without my Moleskine diary!

  82. Catherine Monday 11 November, 2013 at 11:57 am #

    Always, always have my MAC Dubonnet lipstick.

  83. Zsofi Szoke Monday 11 November, 2013 at 12:00 pm #

    It’s my iphone I can’t go without.

  84. Piia Monday 11 November, 2013 at 12:01 pm #

    This bag is beyond fab! Love it, thank you for the opportunity! In my bag always, always iPhone, sunglasses, notebook.

  85. Claire Smith Monday 11 November, 2013 at 12:01 pm #

    My Car Keys

  86. clare Edwards Monday 11 November, 2013 at 12:01 pm #

    Lipgloss :)

  87. Nikki Monday 11 November, 2013 at 12:03 pm #

    I never leave home with my reusable shopping bag. NEVER know when I’m going to need it, and plastic bags are bad <3

  88. Laura Monday 11 November, 2013 at 12:04 pm #

    I always have to carry my diary with all my millions of little to-do lists, appointments, reminders, brainwaves and birthdays …I am completely lost without it!

  89. Lonka Monday 11 November, 2013 at 12:04 pm #

    A book is essential!
    atunderi.lonka@gmail.com

  90. Nikita Monday 11 November, 2013 at 12:05 pm #

    Beautiful bag – wow!
    I never leave the house without sunglasses, lipstick and a pen in my bag.

  91. Cobaye Monday 11 November, 2013 at 12:05 pm #

    Phone.
    Wallet.
    Keys.
    Sunglasses.
    Headset.
    Classic stimorol.

  92. Aletta Monday 11 November, 2013 at 12:05 pm #

    I always have The Body Shop’s Lip & Cheek Stain and their powder…to NOT shine bright like a diamond :)

  93. Danielle Bailey Monday 11 November, 2013 at 12:08 pm #

    I ALWAYS HAVE AN UMBRELLA JUST IN CASE OF THE DREADED WEATHER

  94. Cat Williams Monday 11 November, 2013 at 12:10 pm #

    I always have my phone – it’s my little life line.

  95. Melanie Monday 11 November, 2013 at 12:12 pm #

    Something to eat..: biscuits or fruit !!

  96. Monelle Monday 11 November, 2013 at 12:20 pm #

    I always have earplugs in my bag, to stay calm whatever happens !

  97. Bettina Monday 11 November, 2013 at 12:23 pm #

    I never leave behind my Korres Mandarin Lip Butter in Rose. Nourishing with a pop of colour!

  98. Katja Monday 11 November, 2013 at 12:24 pm #

    What a great bag! I always carry my La Roche Posay concealer with me..

  99. Nic Monday 11 November, 2013 at 12:27 pm #

    Tissues. There’s nothing more off putting than relentless sniffing.

  100. Liesl Monday 11 November, 2013 at 12:28 pm #

    Hairbands – you never know when the wind is going to pick up in Cape Town!

  101. hanguyen Monday 11 November, 2013 at 12:30 pm #

    My Moleskine!

  102. Greta Lambardo Monday 11 November, 2013 at 12:34 pm #

    This is a great bag.
    I always carry with me: a glasses cloth, handkerchief
    and alway my mascara .-)

  103. Karen Monday 11 November, 2013 at 12:35 pm #

    My personal id card and smartphone are always with me! Thanks for the giveaway!

  104. Zoe G Monday 11 November, 2013 at 12:39 pm #

    Love the bag, always make sure I have my lip balm

  105. Yasmina Monday 11 November, 2013 at 12:41 pm #

    That stylish, this bag looks good! I love it! I always carry with me for a Moleskine, pencil and house keys. Thanks, from Barcelona, for this wonderful draw.

  106. Nici Monday 11 November, 2013 at 12:43 pm #

    Perfect bag! It is new like what do I NOT have in my bag (I constantly joke that I could survive on a desert island for weeks with the contents of my handbag) – essentials tissues, lip ice and a hairbrush

  107. Tash Monday 11 November, 2013 at 12:44 pm #

    I always have my car keys (very important), a handful of bobby pins, and a bunch of ‘to do’ lists written on random bits of paper…that don’t get noticed, and then end up having a party in my bag with the rest of it’s contents until I decide to clean it out. I sound like a horrible bag owner – but I’m not I swear!

  108. Jess Gamble Monday 11 November, 2013 at 12:44 pm #

    This bag is absolutely gorgeous.

    I always have sunglasses, a flash drive, a scarf (to combat Cape Town weather and how quickly it changes) and my beautiful Charles & Keith wallet, that I’m in love with, and will match this beautiful bag perfectly :)

    Have signed up for the newsletter. Fingers crossed!

  109. charlotte Monday 11 November, 2013 at 12:50 pm #

    chapstick– although apparently not today! oh no!

  110. Eliza Monday 11 November, 2013 at 12:52 pm #

    I started a journal recently, so my essential has now become that and a pen. It even came to yoga with me! Otherwise the basics like phone and keys are always with me.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  111. Ana P. Monday 11 November, 2013 at 12:58 pm #

    my smart phone!!

  112. Ribizla Monday 11 November, 2013 at 12:59 pm #

    red lipstick, always.

  113. Matilda Monday 11 November, 2013 at 12:59 pm #

    sunglasses

  114. EVA AVELTE Monday 11 November, 2013 at 1:01 pm #

    wallets and lipgloss

  115. Erika M Monday 11 November, 2013 at 1:03 pm #

    I always have mints and my carmex lip balm in my bag

  116. Claudia Monday 11 November, 2013 at 1:04 pm #

    Sunglasses and Carmex!

  117. melissa Monday 11 November, 2013 at 1:10 pm #

    kiehl’s lipbalm!

  118. alpete Monday 11 November, 2013 at 1:10 pm #

    My Honey Trap Lipbalm from Lush!

  119. Petra Monday 11 November, 2013 at 1:10 pm #

    Wallet, keys and my lipstick!
    Amazing bag

  120. Yasmin Pinheiro Monday 11 November, 2013 at 1:10 pm #

    I always have a moleskine and a pencil.

  121. Ida Monday 11 November, 2013 at 1:11 pm #

    I always have Aquaphor with me.

  122. Liubov Novozhylova Monday 11 November, 2013 at 1:15 pm #

    toothbrush. you never know where you end up the Night :)

  123. Anaëlle Monday 11 November, 2013 at 1:21 pm #

    One of my x pairs of sunglasses, maybelline baby lips lip balm, a notebook, a pen and my e-book reader. There’s very little variation in the content of my bag !

  124. emiLYnch Monday 11 November, 2013 at 1:22 pm #

    i never leave home without my notebook and pen, tarot cards, sunglasses and the key to my bike lock.

  125. Jussara Monday 11 November, 2013 at 1:29 pm #

    A pen.

  126. Natalie Monday 11 November, 2013 at 1:31 pm #

    I do a lot of walking to/from work, so I always, always carry a small umbrella in my bag (even in the midst of a Minnesota winter). That, and a ridiculous number of lip balms, because I have a problem.

  127. leslie Monday 11 November, 2013 at 1:34 pm #

    love it!!!! I always carry my pen!

  128. Holly Smith Monday 11 November, 2013 at 1:35 pm #

    Mascara

  129. Karen Monday 11 November, 2013 at 1:37 pm #

    I always make sure I have my purse, cellphone and a lipstick.

  130. Rosie Monday 11 November, 2013 at 1:44 pm #

    I always carry my Cath Kidston Blossom lip balm

  131. yvonne Monday 11 November, 2013 at 1:48 pm #

    my moleskin day planner!

  132. Stace Monday 11 November, 2013 at 1:49 pm #

    I always carry my phone, a pen, and some gum.

  133. Laura Watson Monday 11 November, 2013 at 1:50 pm #

    Gotta start by saying what a STUNNING and classic bag with that amazing lime green inner, just LOVE! The one thing I ALWAYS have with me is my Bobbi Brown lip balm.

  134. Aleksandra Monday 11 November, 2013 at 1:52 pm #

    I always carry a notepad and a pen in case I see something inspiring.

  135. Nicola Krantz Monday 11 November, 2013 at 1:53 pm #

    The one thing I never leave home without is a push-out brush and mirror (you know, the compact device whereby you unfold it and push out the bristles and voila! you have a brush with mirror attached!). I need it to brush my bangs!!

  136. Yara Monday 11 November, 2013 at 1:57 pm #

    Blotting tissues and Burts Bees tinted lip balms! :)

  137. Zofia Monday 11 November, 2013 at 2:03 pm #

    a book, a lip balm and the key to my bike lock

  138. Kelly Rae Monday 11 November, 2013 at 2:03 pm #

    since I have a little girl I have toddler essentials: diapers, changing pad, wipes. I used to always carry a book but it becomes hard to carry. I usually have my DSLR in my bag too.

  139. Sam Monday 11 November, 2013 at 2:10 pm #

    phonewalletkeys + burts bees lip balm

  140. Ines B. Monday 11 November, 2013 at 2:11 pm #

    Hi, thanks for the contest! The thing i always carry in my bag is a small scarf my friend casually gave to me once. It’s super tacky and i wouldn’t ever wear it around my neck but it has always brought me luck, so i make sure it’s always here, nicely folded; i actually take better care of it than my other stuff…

  141. Joana Tato Monday 11 November, 2013 at 2:14 pm #

    I always carry in my bag a Moleskine note book and a pencil, because good ideias come up in the most trivial places!

  142. Nicole Monday 11 November, 2013 at 2:16 pm #

    I always carry a bottle of water with me!

  143. Carina Martins Monday 11 November, 2013 at 2:17 pm #

    I always carry a book with me ^^

  144. Marike Monday 11 November, 2013 at 2:19 pm #

    elastics to contain my hair with, and toothpicks for after lunch, phone, wallet!

  145. Claire Monday 11 November, 2013 at 2:22 pm #

    Lip balm, ID, and old receipts (the latter not out of necessity but accumulation).

  146. Cris Curran Monday 11 November, 2013 at 2:24 pm #

    I always have lip gloss in my bag!

  147. Karolina Monday 11 November, 2013 at 2:27 pm #

    I always carry my handmade sketchbook, i love it!

  148. anie Monday 11 November, 2013 at 2:27 pm #

    lip balm, hand cream and chocolate are always in my bag.

  149. Hannah K Monday 11 November, 2013 at 2:30 pm #

    I always have a Burts Bee’s Lip balm and plasters.

  150. Fay Monday 11 November, 2013 at 2:31 pm #

    My current bag is my ‘Mary Poppins’ bag – you never know what you’ll find! But somewhere in there will always be hand cream.

  151. KATRENA Monday 11 November, 2013 at 2:34 pm #

    lipstick + chewing gum + bottle of water

  152. Kay Sheridan Monday 11 November, 2013 at 2:38 pm #

    Lip balm of some sort! It’s a must.

  153. Pumla Monday 11 November, 2013 at 2:40 pm #

    I always have R5 in my purse to tip the parking lot assistants. Those that help us to find parking, parallel park and offload the grocery. What a huge help they are, and to know that most of them left their home countries to try and make a better life for themselves here in South Africa. It’s not a lot, but little does go a long way! Zam-buk too.

  154. Cacá Monday 11 November, 2013 at 2:42 pm #

    Keys, pen + paper, sugarless bubble gum, sunglasses and lip balm. My bag is my nomadic home!

  155. Amy Monday 11 November, 2013 at 2:44 pm #

    Sunscreen!

    Lovely give away, this bag is magnificent.

  156. chika Monday 11 November, 2013 at 2:44 pm #

    beautiful bag! I always have iphone and earphone.

  157. Titchy Monday 11 November, 2013 at 2:45 pm #

    Red Moleskine Diary

  158. Scarlett Monday 11 November, 2013 at 2:48 pm #

    A large, old man handkerchief!

  159. Sanet Monday 11 November, 2013 at 2:51 pm #

    Smith’s Rose lip balm and my Moleskine dairy***

  160. Mariann Monday 11 November, 2013 at 2:53 pm #

    I always keep in my purse this little figurine of Ganesha that my sister gave me a few years ago as a “safe travels” charm. Has worked so far :)

  161. Aurelie Monday 11 November, 2013 at 2:57 pm #

    what a fantastic bag!

    i always have the day’s crossword puzzle in my bag, just in case things get slow

  162. Keri Bainborough Monday 11 November, 2013 at 2:58 pm #

    Absolutely adore this bag! Too beautiful. I always have lip balm, Rennies, pens and a notepad in my bag – and of course – my iPhone.
    Holding all extremities that I win this!

  163. Nathalie Monday 11 November, 2013 at 2:59 pm #

    Chanel lipstick and Cachou Lajaunie from Toulouse, France!

  164. Maura Kelly Monday 11 November, 2013 at 3:03 pm #

    My must-haves are hair elastics, sunglasses, and keys — simple!

  165. Mari Silva Monday 11 November, 2013 at 3:08 pm #

    This bag is so beautiful! I always have altoids and lip balm!

  166. Maddie Monday 11 November, 2013 at 3:10 pm #

    A pomegranate flavored EOS lipbalm and my smartphone…

  167. Magda Monday 11 November, 2013 at 3:10 pm #

    I always have a good book and.. keys ;)

  168. Booki Vivatnamongkon Monday 11 November, 2013 at 3:12 pm #

    I will always have doodling supplies– my planner and a pen! =)

  169. carina Monday 11 November, 2013 at 3:12 pm #

    i always carry my lip balm and a book with me!!

  170. daria Monday 11 November, 2013 at 3:13 pm #

    I never leave home without my lip balm, wallet, phone and keys. Everything else depends on certain occasions or destinations.

  171. Nani Puspasari Monday 11 November, 2013 at 3:16 pm #

    Moleskine Sketch book – pen – wallet

  172. Danielle Monday 11 November, 2013 at 3:20 pm #

    I always carry burt’s bees lip balm. It is simple + minty fresh. Gets the job done!

  173. Angela Monday 11 November, 2013 at 3:21 pm #

    WOW! Now that’s a bag!!

  174. Angela Monday 11 November, 2013 at 3:22 pm #

    Unfortunately… my thing is the not too surprising CELL PHONE.

  175. Sarah Monday 11 November, 2013 at 3:23 pm #

    I’m never without my Vaseline Rosy lips, Oyster Card and keys! Beautiful bag . LOVE the snap out lining, especially as I seem to accumulate an awful lot more in my bag for different occasions. Such a good idea :)

  176. Hannah Oneill Monday 11 November, 2013 at 3:26 pm #

    I always carry my keys

  177. Sissi Monday 11 November, 2013 at 3:26 pm #

    I never leave the house without lipstick. It’s as simple as that!

  178. miranda babbitt Monday 11 November, 2013 at 3:29 pm #

    Chapstick – if you catch me on a day without chapstick, you might mistake me for a grumpy old lady spewing bitter remarks over the kids these days.

  179. Keshia Esgate Monday 11 November, 2013 at 3:33 pm #

    My phone!

  180. justyna Czechowska Monday 11 November, 2013 at 3:34 pm #

    Always an Eos lip balm and hand lotion.

  181. Ashly Monday 11 November, 2013 at 3:35 pm #

    I always have wet wipes, because I am very likely to find some kind of pastry (this includes doughnuts) while out and about that I must eat immediately and can’t bear either sticky or licking fingers afterward.

  182. Amy Monday 11 November, 2013 at 3:39 pm #

    I always carry a tatty sequin purse that I’ve had since I was 16.

  183. Loretta Robinson Monday 11 November, 2013 at 3:40 pm #

    I always carry my digital camera in my bag. I often find inspiration in fashion, architecture and things in my daily life. Having my camera on me at all times means documenting and using it in my work later.

  184. Natalie Monday 11 November, 2013 at 3:40 pm #

    Burt’s Bees lip balm and dark sunglasses.

  185. Georgia Monday 11 November, 2013 at 3:42 pm #

    Hand cream….no matter what the season.

  186. Isabel G Monday 11 November, 2013 at 3:42 pm #

    Beautiful bag! I always carry a mini bottle of Benefit’s Benetint – great for pink lips and cheeks on the go!

  187. Janece Frick Monday 11 November, 2013 at 3:45 pm #

    i always carry a bankie of R10 notes with me, so when i go thrifting i can negotiate.
    can’t negotiate if you don’t have change! :)

  188. sam Monday 11 November, 2013 at 3:47 pm #

    Gum!

  189. Cassie Monday 11 November, 2013 at 3:55 pm #

    I always have my Olay Face lotion. It’s super lightweight and has SPF in it. You never know when you’re going to need it and it doesn’t have a smell, so it’s convenient when in crowds ;)

    Olay Face Lotion –> http://goo.gl/vCOmRu

  190. chloe Monday 11 November, 2013 at 4:02 pm #

    always have my revlon matte red lipstick – the best!

  191. Courtney Monday 11 November, 2013 at 4:02 pm #

    Aaaah my obsession with leather right now is INSANE. Aside from my important things like money and keys, I always have to have either Burt’s bees or carmex Chapstick. Nothing kills me more than chapped lips(ok exaggeration but ya know).
    Xo,
    Courtney

  192. Kate Monday 11 November, 2013 at 4:03 pm #

    my yoga timetable, i never seem to remember these things!

  193. kryssy Monday 11 November, 2013 at 4:03 pm #

    Always carrying some adhesive tape in my bag – helped me out in so many situations!

  194. Monique Monday 11 November, 2013 at 4:04 pm #

    What a beaut!
    Lately I NEVER leave without my PUROL – a yummy dutch lipgloss brand.

    Verzacht en Beschermt de Huid!

  195. Blythe Monday 11 November, 2013 at 4:05 pm #

    So lovely! I never leave the house without a book in my bag!

  196. Paz Monday 11 November, 2013 at 4:08 pm #

    Besides what you guys carry, in the summer time, always always band aids in case the shoes hurt!

  197. Andi Monday 11 November, 2013 at 4:12 pm #

    What a stunning purse!

  198. Joanna Monday 11 November, 2013 at 4:13 pm #

    Artline 0.4 pen. Always.

  199. Claire Monday 11 November, 2013 at 4:17 pm #

    Burt’s Bees lip balm!

  200. Clayton Monday 11 November, 2013 at 4:19 pm #

    LOVE this bag!! I cant go anywhere with out my lip balm, ray bands, and phone!!!

  201. Emma Monday 11 November, 2013 at 4:20 pm #

    I subscribed to the newsletter

  202. Emma Monday 11 November, 2013 at 4:21 pm #

    Lip gloss. I’m not brand faithful, but I always have at least two, one with color and one without!

  203. Madison Monday 11 November, 2013 at 4:24 pm #

    A book and Benefit’s Porefessional balm!

  204. Alice Monday 11 November, 2013 at 4:24 pm #

    I always carry my pens and pencils!

  205. Anastasia Monday 11 November, 2013 at 4:24 pm #

    I always have my house keys in the bag!

  206. Aoife Ni Drisceoil Monday 11 November, 2013 at 4:30 pm #

    Ah! Such a sensational giveaway! What a gorgeous bag! Hmm… chapped lips are an absolute killer so I’m never without my Carmex!

  207. Adele-Marie Monday 11 November, 2013 at 4:30 pm #

    Love the bag! I always have my moleskine planner in my bag.

  208. rebecca maddocks Monday 11 November, 2013 at 4:31 pm #

    Baby wipes (so glam!!)

  209. Jane Monday 11 November, 2013 at 4:35 pm #

    I always have chewing gum or mints in my bag!

  210. Marietta Monday 11 November, 2013 at 4:36 pm #

    The bag is more than beautiful! I tend to carry too many things with me, but one I always have is chewing gum/mints. Could be essential sometimes :)

  211. NATALIE GOATLEY Monday 11 November, 2013 at 4:43 pm #

    I always have my foundation in my bag

  212. Camille Monday 11 November, 2013 at 4:47 pm #

    I always carry pens, lip balm, and my messy old man’s wallet that contains Titanic stamps, haha.

  213. kelsey Monday 11 November, 2013 at 4:47 pm #

    i always carry emergency supplies like – ibuprofen, bobby pins etc! i signed up for the newsletter

  214. ana Monday 11 November, 2013 at 4:54 pm #

    Moleskine Volant Journal extra small with plain paper ! Color may vary.

  215. Ali Monday 11 November, 2013 at 4:55 pm #

    I always have highlighters – I’m a law student!!

  216. Lincoln Taft Monday 11 November, 2013 at 4:57 pm #

    I have this IIIBeCa by Joy Gryson bag and her dopp kit. Joy’s line is perfect for the girl on the go. While traveling my shampoo bottle exploded. It was so easy to remove the nylon bag and rinse. It’s a product that I know will last forever.

    I always carry my phone, keys, and sarsaparilla candy.

  217. maureen findley Monday 11 November, 2013 at 4:59 pm #

    i have lip gloss and my mobile

  218. Karoline Monday 11 November, 2013 at 5:06 pm #

    The beautiful color! And PERFECT size!

  219. Dovaine Monday 11 November, 2013 at 5:08 pm #

    One of many things I carry around is a tiny bottle of my favourite perfume!

  220. Kasey Monday 11 November, 2013 at 5:10 pm #

    This purse looks gorgeous and so functional! I always make sure to have lip balm, lipstick, my phone, journal and pen in my bag! :)

  221. Lydia Monday 11 November, 2013 at 5:11 pm #

    My mother’s old spoon ring and carmex lip conditioner.

  222. Christina Monday 11 November, 2013 at 5:12 pm #

    Lip gloss! And my keys to get back home.

  223. Alison Monday 11 November, 2013 at 5:16 pm #

    Adorable! Love the color! I always carry Fresh “Sugar” lip balm and my metro card.

  224. Mikaela Monday 11 November, 2013 at 5:19 pm #

    I make sure I have my wallet – cell phone – chapstick – and I’m good to go! Awesome purse!

  225. Shanna Sanders Monday 11 November, 2013 at 5:24 pm #

    I always needs my keys, cards, and chapstick generally helps.

  226. ewlake Monday 11 November, 2013 at 5:24 pm #

    Lotion. Always lotion! Thanks so much for offering the giveaway.

  227. Elle Monday 11 November, 2013 at 5:32 pm #

    Lovely for my IPod.

  228. Jamie Monday 11 November, 2013 at 5:39 pm #

    I always have my sunnies and lip balm.

  229. Jeanine Monday 11 November, 2013 at 5:42 pm #

    Inevitably, loose change and bobby pins are always jangling around my purse and my moleskine notebook!

  230. Hagar Monday 11 November, 2013 at 5:43 pm #

    wow! that’s a classy one! love it.
    I always carry too many – keys, money, cell phone, sunglasses and case with every thing you need just in case

  231. Tanya Monday 11 November, 2013 at 5:48 pm #

    Wow! What a beautiful bag! I always carry lipgloss, (most of the time more than 1) my wallet , phone and and a smallsketchbook and pencils with me

  232. thu Monday 11 November, 2013 at 5:52 pm #

    my phone and my lipbalm/lipsticks!

  233. Jeanne Scholtz Monday 11 November, 2013 at 5:52 pm #

    A red lipstick. Always:)

  234. Ramisha Monday 11 November, 2013 at 5:52 pm #

    I never leave home without my Nars pure matte lipstick in Vesuvio tucked away in my purse!

  235. Jesi Monday 11 November, 2013 at 5:56 pm #

    Aside from my wallet, I always* carry a moleskine planner and welda everon lip balm. I usually carry a book as well.
    *”always” is more wishful thinking than concrete fact, as I am a student and switch from backpack to bag every day and something invariably gets lost in the mix… I think the removable drawstring in this gorgeous bag would help with that!

  236. Elisa Monday 11 November, 2013 at 5:56 pm #

    Always a lip balm!

  237. jesselbeth Monday 11 November, 2013 at 5:56 pm #

    cherry zambuk, so small, so useful

  238. Paige Monday 11 November, 2013 at 5:56 pm #

    This bag makes my heart stop. It’s the most perfect color & OMG IS THAT A REMOVABLE POUCH? STOP. Anyways, I always have a baby Moleskin in my purse (with a pen, for those times when someone asks you for your phone number, or not…), a hair tie, my keys and key chain with mace (city life), and my dear iphone.

  239. blanca Monday 11 November, 2013 at 5:57 pm #

    phone-mirror-lipstick

  240. Sabinaaa Monday 11 November, 2013 at 5:58 pm #

    I always have a hairbrush :)

  241. Sarah Monday 11 November, 2013 at 6:00 pm #

    I always have lip balm (using Dr Hauschka at the moment) and a few endearmints (for emergencies).

  242. Charli Monday 11 November, 2013 at 6:08 pm #

    I always have some color of Fresh Sugar Lip Balm in my bag.

  243. Gretchen Monday 11 November, 2013 at 6:08 pm #

    I always keep a small bottle of sandalwood oil to freshen up midway through the day.

  244. Megan Monday 11 November, 2013 at 6:08 pm #

    Loose change and peppermint gum

  245. Debbie Byrd Monday 11 November, 2013 at 6:09 pm #

    I always have my aviators and my favorite color of Lipstick Queen!

  246. Emily Monday 11 November, 2013 at 6:12 pm #

    I always have a book- so waiting for buses becomes free time!

  247. Ana Botelho Monday 11 November, 2013 at 6:13 pm #

    Never leave home without my red lipstick in my purse. EVER!

  248. Christine Northrop Monday 11 November, 2013 at 6:15 pm #

    O always have a pen and notebook in my bag

  249. Katherine Monday 11 November, 2013 at 6:15 pm #

    I always have my Leatherman…you never know when you might have to open a bottle of wine or set up camp.

  250. Julianne Monday 11 November, 2013 at 6:17 pm #

    I always carry a beautifully made Japanese wrap-around pencil case full of pens and pencils with a hand made leather sketch book from Madagascar.

  251. Emy Monday 11 November, 2013 at 6:18 pm #

    my camera never leaves my bag!

  252. Suzanne Monday 11 November, 2013 at 6:22 pm #

    Always an extra pair of contact lenses!

  253. Rebekah Monday 11 November, 2013 at 6:25 pm #

    I LOVE this bag! Besides the obvious wallet, phone and keys, I always carry 3 different shades of red lipstick – even though I rarely put it on.

  254. amanda lee Monday 11 November, 2013 at 6:28 pm #

    must haves: bobbi brown lip balm spf 15 // michael kors navy blue wallet with gold hardware // aviators // good luck charm my great grandma gave me 5 years ago

    << all the essentials.

  255. Kate Monday 11 November, 2013 at 6:32 pm #

    I have been receiving Of a Kind’s newsletter for around a year and its the best ever! It gives me weekly inspiration to become an independent maker myself. I always have my lemon EOS chapstick and my Coach Carey sunglasses in my bag, no matter what.

  256. Daphne Monday 11 November, 2013 at 6:33 pm #

    this bag is PERFECTION. i always carry fresh lip balm, felt-tipped pens, and some loose change.

  257. Jill Webb Monday 11 November, 2013 at 6:39 pm #

    A comb not very exciting

  258. Chika Monday 11 November, 2013 at 6:39 pm #

    I’d love one of these bags!

  259. Ane Monday 11 November, 2013 at 6:51 pm #

    I always have on of my Burt’s Bees lip balms with me.

  260. tess Monday 11 November, 2013 at 6:55 pm #

    Burts Bees chapstick and candy :)

  261. Mai Monday 11 November, 2013 at 6:55 pm #

    I always have poppy king red lipstick, rms living luminzer, and duWop champaign lip gloss. No matter how many times I change purses those always make the switch!

  262. Morgan Monday 11 November, 2013 at 6:58 pm #

    I never leave home without a notebook and pen x

  263. Laila Monday 11 November, 2013 at 6:59 pm #

    Always with me – my black pilot pen (sketching and capturing wonders) and tiger balm (my remedy)

  264. Judi Young Monday 11 November, 2013 at 7:10 pm #

    I can’t live without Hourglass gloss in Child – sheer nude. Also always carry my business cards – you never know when you will want to hand one out! http://www.sephora.com/extreme-sheen-high-shine-lip-gloss-P272812?skuId=1454297&icid2=Hourglass_Lip_IconLip_Carousel_P272812_link

  265. cristina duma Monday 11 November, 2013 at 7:21 pm #

    i always have my kiehls’s lip balm, my wallet, my phone and sunglasses.

  266. Laura Monday 11 November, 2013 at 7:27 pm #

    I always have a notebook and pen in my bag because you never know when your next great idea is going to come. And I’m pretty forgetful.

  267. Miriam King Monday 11 November, 2013 at 7:28 pm #

    I always have Burt’s Bees tinted lip balm with me. My lovely vintage leather handbag recently broke & I have been looking for a replacement – this bag would be perfect! Thanks for the giveaway!

  268. Maria Monday 11 November, 2013 at 7:42 pm #

    Stunning bag! A keep a book in my bag at all times. You never know when you will stumble upon a perfect reading spot.

  269. Ana Monday 11 November, 2013 at 7:49 pm #

    Love the bag!
    Never go anywhere without lip balm and my kindle :)

  270. Elizabeth Monday 11 November, 2013 at 7:53 pm #

    I’m an aspiring naturalist/florist/perfume designer so I tend to always have a small flower press to remember and catalog unusual leaves and flowers. One of my favourite discoveries is of a tree called Katsura, the leaves of which smell like the sweetest caramel in the autumn… amazing!

  271. Stephanie Monday 11 November, 2013 at 7:56 pm #

    :::::YSL lipstick #1:::::

  272. Lena Monday 11 November, 2013 at 7:56 pm #

    I always carry around some pressed transparent powder, for retouching. Truthfully, I hardly ever use it, but not having it in my bag stresses me out.

  273. Elyse Monday 11 November, 2013 at 7:57 pm #

    I always carry my ticket stub from my first date with my boyfriend for good luck. I’ve had it for a long time now. Cheesy, but true.

  274. Joselle Monday 11 November, 2013 at 7:58 pm #

    My essentials are sunglasses, lip balm, and a book! The bag is gorgeous!

  275. MIMA Monday 11 November, 2013 at 7:59 pm #

    I am so drawn by the colour and the details, that I can simply say that this is one the most beautiful bags I have ever seen. Well done design !

  276. lcharry Monday 11 November, 2013 at 7:59 pm #

    I always carry my checkbook for those few places that don’t take debit cards:(

  277. Kat Monday 11 November, 2013 at 8:00 pm #

    Without fail I have a tube lanolin nipple cream– its the best for dry lips!

  278. linda watt Monday 11 November, 2013 at 8:01 pm #

    I always have a pair of tweezers for that stray hair and my eyebrow gel.. I love neat eyebrows .

  279. Kailie Johnson Monday 11 November, 2013 at 8:05 pm #

    A Cliff bar, usually of the crunchy peanut butter variety.

  280. Natalie Monday 11 November, 2013 at 8:05 pm #

    I always have a simple pot of beeswax lip balm! Can’t leave home without it

  281. Kayla Monday 11 November, 2013 at 8:10 pm #

    I always have a mini pack of tissues. They come in handy in more ways than you would think.

  282. Maryam Monday 11 November, 2013 at 8:14 pm #

    Hi!

    I always carry too many things. Film camera and my journal are essential.

  283. Julia Fine Monday 11 November, 2013 at 8:14 pm #

    Lip-balm every time! <3

  284. Paige Monday 11 November, 2013 at 8:14 pm #

    burt’s bees lip balm. all day everyday.

  285. Ann Paterson Monday 11 November, 2013 at 8:15 pm #

    Paper hankies

  286. issey Monday 11 November, 2013 at 8:15 pm #

    The silliest thing that I always seem to have in my purse are a pair of Korean socks with a funny cartoon character on them. For the cause of impromptu bowling or if I go to someone’s house and my toes look ugly that day…

  287. renée mudd Monday 11 November, 2013 at 8:18 pm #

    Another great giveaway Diana. I can’t live without my L’Occitane shea butter hand cream – the 1 oz. travel size fits perfect in every bag. http://usa.loccitane.com/shea-butter-hand-cream–travel-size-,82,1,29193,263077.htm

  288. Katie Zipper Monday 11 November, 2013 at 8:21 pm #

    a hairbrush!

  289. Dana @ Discreet Charms Monday 11 November, 2013 at 8:26 pm #

    if I leave the house without a chapstick of sorts, I honestly feel like my whole day is thrown off. It’s so silly, but there it is. so my safety blanket. now a treat to find inside my bag is a book – I usually forget, but oh when I’ve got one I feel like I can go anywhere and do anything.

  290. Maritza Monday 11 November, 2013 at 8:26 pm #

    I always carry an elastic band to pull my hair back.

  291. Ellie Monday 11 November, 2013 at 8:28 pm #

    Bobby pins! I _always_ have a handful of bobby pins floating around in my bag!

  292. Allison Monday 11 November, 2013 at 8:36 pm #

    Filthy Farmgirl Coconut lip balm….always reminiscent of Hawaii.

  293. josephine Monday 11 November, 2013 at 8:37 pm #

    Aveeno, which I use as lip balm, and a few hair ties.

  294. Justine R Monday 11 November, 2013 at 8:40 pm #

    I always have in my bag 3 Red lipstick, One Lip balm and a pen.
    love this bag will be great in Paris street on my shoulder

  295. juliet Monday 11 November, 2013 at 8:40 pm #

    holy cow, love this bag!!! I always carry business cards to connect with others- i love meeting new people and making friends so it’s not just for business but for my life’s purpose. :)

  296. Rebekah Monday 11 November, 2013 at 8:40 pm #

    Pentel graph 1000 for pro pencil, 0.5 lead.

  297. Stacy Monday 11 November, 2013 at 8:42 pm #

    Three different Bert’s Bees lip glosses: original, pomegranate, and the ‘raisin’ lip color. :)

  298. Krystie Monday 11 November, 2013 at 8:42 pm #

    love this bag!! i always have my josie maran cream blush and bobbie pins!

  299. Chelsea Henry Monday 11 November, 2013 at 8:46 pm #

    So obsessed with this bag! It’s definitely something that would go with my fall wardrobe so well. Plus I need a new bag for adventuring :) x

  300. Chris Monday 11 November, 2013 at 8:53 pm #

    The bag is the perfect accessory for any out fit ! I absolutely LOVE it : ) I always carry around my phone (…would be lost with out it) and mint gum !

  301. Jenifer Monday 11 November, 2013 at 8:54 pm #

    I ALWAYS carry several fancy chap-sticks.. from Chanel to some organic blend I picked up in Sedona. They would be thrilled to rest in this gorgeous bag.

  302. Ann-Marie P. Monday 11 November, 2013 at 8:57 pm #

    Love the bag — the perfect size for trekking around the city!
    I always have a lip balm/gloss. Lately it’s been Buxom’s Lip Polish in Dolly.

  303. Sarah Birkett Monday 11 November, 2013 at 8:59 pm #

    I always have liquid soap in my bag

  304. Samantha Monday 11 November, 2013 at 9:00 pm #

    I always carry EA Eight Hour Cream- perfect for lips, dry cuticles and even a fresh, dewy look on eyelids.

  305. Laura Monday 11 November, 2013 at 9:03 pm #

    My iphone!

  306. Alice Monday 11 November, 2013 at 9:08 pm #

    I always carry a camera–you never know when the perfect moment is just waiting to be captured. :)

  307. Cally Monday 11 November, 2013 at 9:09 pm #

    Lovely! I never leave home without my signature lipstick in my bag – MAC’s Russian Red gives the perrrrrrfect matte red lip.
    And I love Of A Kind! Been subscribed for ages! :)

  308. Jordan Johnson Monday 11 November, 2013 at 9:09 pm #

    The one thing I never end up leaving home without is a rolled up issue of National Geographic tucked in my bag.

  309. Telri Monday 11 November, 2013 at 9:09 pm #

    Tissues – most useful thing you can have around, use them for anything. My fav is a Clicks make with penguins on the packaging. The bag is a lovely colour and can def hold many tissues.

  310. maggie Monday 11 November, 2013 at 9:11 pm #

    I ALWAYS have my korres lip balm in my purse. Lovely giveaway – fingers crossed!

  311. Mollika Monday 11 November, 2013 at 9:19 pm #

    I’m a TOTAL Mamma’s girl, so I have a little photostrip of the two of us from a photobooth, with me always! It reminds me that she’s always with me in heart and spirit and she gives me the confidence to do anything and everything in this world! She would fit quite nicely in the front pocket, might I add! ;p

  312. Claire Monday 11 November, 2013 at 9:22 pm #

    Always carry lip balm, skin cream and Werther’s Original sugarless candies.

  313. amanda Monday 11 November, 2013 at 9:25 pm #

    always have to have my badger lip balm!

  314. Kendall Monday 11 November, 2013 at 9:29 pm #

    I always carry around old ticket stubs as reminders of fun times and places I’ve been.

  315. Harduf Monday 11 November, 2013 at 9:29 pm #

    Bottle of water! perfect skin is the best accessory!

  316. Annick Monday 11 November, 2013 at 9:30 pm #

    always always always i carry my lucky rabbit’s foot.

  317. Janice Monday 11 November, 2013 at 9:33 pm #

    I always carry my mobile phone charger

  318. Jasmine Monday 11 November, 2013 at 9:34 pm #

    I always have a Micron 01 pen on me for whenever creativity strikes!

  319. Jackie I Monday 11 November, 2013 at 9:37 pm #

    I keep Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm (in Rose) and sunglasses in my bag at all times!

  320. Kate Monday 11 November, 2013 at 9:43 pm #

    A ticket stub I won for a free ride on a carousel. There’s a horseshoe stamped on the back for luck.

  321. Jade Monday 11 November, 2013 at 9:45 pm #

    I must Always have lipice and a bottle of water in my bag. I just have a bad day when i don’t have both with me.

  322. Lindsey Monday 11 November, 2013 at 9:52 pm #

    love the purse! Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey is always in my bag because it means instant pretty and instant pick-me-up!

  323. Lucie Monday 11 November, 2013 at 9:52 pm #

    ten different pens and the only one i want to use is always the last i can reach !

  324. Federica Monday 11 November, 2013 at 9:54 pm #

    i’m afraid this is not very glamour, but the answer is tissues.

  325. Sophia Monday 11 November, 2013 at 9:57 pm #

    chewing gum..and my pen :)

  326. Sula Monday 11 November, 2013 at 9:57 pm #

    Three musts; oyster card or I would get nowhere in london. ruby woo by mac – never forgo a great red lip and lastly elizabeth arden’s 8 hour cream my staple – all of equal important

  327. Faeeza Monday 11 November, 2013 at 10:00 pm #

    Love the blue grey:-) I always have a tube of Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream in my bag, love the stuff

  328. Monika Monday 11 November, 2013 at 10:05 pm #

    I never leave the house without a comb in my bag.:)

  329. Rachel R Monday 11 November, 2013 at 10:06 pm #

    Extra bobbie pins & a head lamp for my bike ;)

  330. Jacqueline Monday 11 November, 2013 at 10:06 pm #

    I always carry the week’s issue of The New Yorker. Never know when there will be some down time for reading!

  331. Emily Monday 11 November, 2013 at 10:09 pm #

    I always carry extra hair pins around with me just in case!

  332. Kimberly L Monday 11 November, 2013 at 10:13 pm #

    I always carry by Lucas’ Papaw Ointment with me :)

  333. Tiffany W Monday 11 November, 2013 at 10:15 pm #

    I always carry my Baby Lips lip balm from Maybelline! and snacks because I’m always hungry

  334. tabea Monday 11 November, 2013 at 10:20 pm #

    I always have a little black pen and my red sketchbook with me, so i can always draw or write something nice down.

  335. Sasha Monday 11 November, 2013 at 10:27 pm #

    I also always, always have lip balm in my bag. Right now it is from Kiehl’s.

    That’s one beauty of a bag and so I have my fingers crossed tight!

  336. Amy Monday 11 November, 2013 at 10:29 pm #

    this bag is gorgeous!! one thing i always carry in my purse is my day planner & a trusty pen.

  337. Melissa Monday 11 November, 2013 at 10:30 pm #

    I always have lip balm in my bag!

  338. Pamela Monday 11 November, 2013 at 10:32 pm #

    Always Burts bees lip balm!

  339. Shoshana Monday 11 November, 2013 at 10:37 pm #

    Wow! Such a lovely bag!! A new kind of classic! In my handbag I always have my ruby red lipstick, my vanity mirror, wallet, my fabric wrapped Indian notebook just in case, pen and a novel.

  340. fathima Monday 11 November, 2013 at 10:38 pm #

    I always, always have my trusty little point and shoot camera in my bag, no matter what. It’s actually how I choose my bags, gotta fit the camera, plus necessities, including a notebook for doodles during coffee.

  341. Sam Monday 11 November, 2013 at 10:47 pm #

    Neon, glittery hair clips from Claire’s. Were an emergency purchase for sweaty bangs in Texas heat. They now live in my change purse just in case :)

  342. Jenn Monday 11 November, 2013 at 10:49 pm #

    I always carry my favorite pens (Micron set) and mini sketch pad in case I see something inspiring I need to draw up!

  343. Kate Monday 11 November, 2013 at 10:49 pm #

    Headphones, to listen to the finest tunes

  344. Roni Monday 11 November, 2013 at 10:58 pm #

    My daughter’s pacifier

  345. Noëmie Monday 11 November, 2013 at 11:04 pm #

    Always have my red Chanel lipstick

  346. Claudia Monday 11 November, 2013 at 11:09 pm #

    Always in my purse? Drawing utensil case (full of mechanical pencils and ink pens), Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm (Rose), and a red Rollbahn Notebook!

  347. Francine Shamosh/Sasson Monday 11 November, 2013 at 11:12 pm #

    my metro card

  348. Kendall Monday 11 November, 2013 at 11:13 pm #

    Sherlock Holmes :]

  349. Kristina M Monday 11 November, 2013 at 11:14 pm #

    i always have rose lip salve in my bag. it’s such a lifesaver, especially in the winter months!

  350. Alisha Monday 11 November, 2013 at 11:19 pm #

    My Moleskine pocket diary. It controls my life; and reflects my mind.

  351. Hoi Monday 11 November, 2013 at 11:21 pm #

    Lately I’ve been carrying around my knitting projects, so I can be crafty where ever I go instead of being glued to a phone screen.

  352. NC Monday 11 November, 2013 at 11:26 pm #

    I always always carry band-aids & bobby pins.

  353. Courtney Grace Monday 11 November, 2013 at 11:28 pm #

    Burt’s Bees chap stick! The days I forget it, I am lost.

  354. Wez Monday 11 November, 2013 at 11:33 pm #

    Lip balm!!! :)

  355. Erika Monday 11 November, 2013 at 11:34 pm #

    Chapstick
    Sunglasses
    Keys
    Phone
    And my pet rabbit’s fur…It gets all over everything I own.

  356. Sarah S. Monday 11 November, 2013 at 11:35 pm #

    Highly impractical, but I can’t bring myself to get rid of it… some seasand that found its way in there the last time I was Home.
    I now live in Switzerland, one of the world’s few countries without a coast so I long for the beach. That’s why I love having a tiny bit of South African soil with me wherever I go, even though it gets in everywhere haha!

  357. Sarah Monday 11 November, 2013 at 11:39 pm #

    what a beautiful satchel! i always have an our lady of sorrows devotion card in any bag i carry.

  358. Caroline Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 12:02 am #

    I always have my little black Moleskine planner with me! And a pen.

  359. Sonia Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 12:08 am #

    A book (in whatever format)., because I hate not having something to do while I wait!

  360. Melissa Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 12:08 am #

    Awesome bag – I love the removeable lining; what a great idea! I always carry my ereader around with me as reading a good book is the best way to kill time while waiting for things :-)

  361. Kelly S. Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 12:11 am #

    I always have my fresh sugar lip balm in rose – such great lip balm with a subtle tint! Crossing all toes, fingers, and other body parts…

  362. Liu Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 12:16 am #

    ashamed to admit it. but it is a fact. The thing that is always in my bag it’s a MESS))) seriously I CAN’T explained WHY. maybe I just have too many things that I needed. and you know that. as it turns out – leave ONE at home and you certainly WILL need it TODAY. so my honest answer – MESS)))

  363. Vera Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 12:21 am #

    This may not sound glossy, but I never ever leave without my wallet. Without keys., if happen for sure ;)

  364. MelissM Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 12:30 am #

    I always have hairpins and lip balm.

  365. Miney Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 12:32 am #

    I always have my Kindle so I can read in a quiet moment!

  366. Margaret Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 12:35 am #

    Wherever I go, I bring my Moleskine planner :) Life is chaotic without it.

  367. Lael Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 12:41 am #

    I always count on having some sand or crumbs in my bag… along with one million kids of lipgloss/chapstick.

  368. Jazz Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 12:45 am #

    Usually my hand as I rummage around trying to find what I’m looking for!

  369. Christin Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 12:48 am #

    I always carry a pair of mini binoculars. You never know when you may spot an interesting bird.

  370. denise Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 12:52 am #

    I always have lip balm, sunglasses, bottle opener keychain

  371. Anna Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 12:54 am #

    I always have a little mint balm with me against headache.

  372. Maria Heidi Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 12:55 am #

    I always carry my inhaler for obvious reasons and tin of rosebud salve, it’s a miracle worker, chapped lips, dry skin, cuts ans scrapes, I love it.

  373. Jemma Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 12:56 am #

    I always carry a mini travel umbrella!

  374. Gemma Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 12:57 am #

    I’m just pawing at the screen right now, such a glorious bag! I always have my Moleskine notebook and a beautiful mechanical pencil.

  375. Jessica Sue Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 1:05 am #

    I always have multiple chapsticks/lip balms in my purse. Right now, I have regular chapstick, minted rose lip balm and Clinique lipstick.

  376. Emily Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 1:16 am #

    About 3 different pens, 4 lip balms, 5 hair bands & 6 euros in case of emergency

  377. Tessa Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 1:30 am #

    Mac ruby woo lipstick!!

  378. Laura Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 1:40 am #

    Always, Always, Always have my shades in my bag! And loose change that always seems to sneak out of my wallet!

  379. Netta B Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 1:50 am #

    I always carry a pair of sunglasses by (Israeli designer and optometrist) Hamashkifa and shea butter hand cream.

  380. Matariki Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 1:56 am #

    As I have a newborn, my essentials are currently baby-based but a friend did give me an Aesop geranium body balm recently and this is always in bag for moisturising my hands after washing them millions of times a day. A little bit of luxury for a tired mama.

  381. Madison Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 1:58 am #

    I always have my moleskin journal and some lotion handy. Would love this beautiful bag!

  382. Nadine Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 2:08 am #

    I always carry my notebook but most of the times i forget the pen.. btw beautiful bag!!

  383. Savannah Belsher-MacLean Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 2:22 am #

    I never leave the house without my iPhone in my purse!

  384. Heather Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 2:30 am #

    I always carry an Udder Cream hand lotion.

  385. Paris Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 2:38 am #

    Bubbles and paper to make origami cranes
    (for my inner Yiayia that is much too young to have grandkids)

  386. Margot Pollo Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 2:41 am #

    I always carry rolls of film on my person! Just in case.

  387. Megs Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 3:06 am #

    Burt’s Bees chapstick

  388. Linden Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 3:09 am #

    A good book!

  389. Rana Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 3:15 am #

    I always carry my headphones, burtsbees lip balm in fig and red lipstick :)

  390. Valerie Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 3:17 am #

    What I always have in my purse is a little pad so I can write lists and things I don’t want to forget !

  391. Chelsea Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 3:24 am #

    Such a gorgeous bag! I know it’s boring, but you will always find my Mimco wallet in my bag, because lets me honest i love to shop!

  392. Emma Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 3:31 am #

    I’ve always got an umbrella handy as Melbourne weather is seriously temperamental

  393. robyn Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 3:31 am #

    My camera! Always and always. I couldn’t leave home without it – and I have a sneaky suspicion that this bag would be perfect for it xx

  394. Jo Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 3:37 am #

    Stylish! I always have some knitting in my bag :)

  395. Emma Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 3:38 am #

    Sunglasses. Wallet. Vaseline & hand cream (winter is starting here in MTL).

  396. Gianna Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 3:44 am #

    This bag is amazing.. i’ve always got my keys, a ten euro bill (so i know i’ll always go back), and Chapstick – for these rough autumn breezes

  397. Jessica Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 4:00 am #

    Fresh sugar in rose is always in my bag. So versatile, practical, and pretty!

  398. Jen Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 4:01 am #

    I always have a tube of Lucas Paw Paw ointment: http://www.lucaspapaw.com.au/

    In fact, I have multiples so I can have one in my work bag and my weekend bag (as well as beside my bed) so that I never run the risk of being without it. It’s an Australian classic!

  399. geraldine Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 4:02 am #

    A pencil and a notebook, and my cellphone, Of course! : )

  400. McKenzie Bourque Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 4:05 am #

    A tampon! You never know when Aunt Flow will strike.

  401. Holly B Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 4:13 am #

    I signed up!

    I always have my Burt’s Bees or Fresh Sugar lip balm in my bag :)

  402. alice Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 4:15 am #

    Love this! I always have my mociun baggu with me- cute and oh-so handy.

  403. Minet Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 4:20 am #

    I do what grandma does – I carry around lots of trusty safety pins!

  404. emily Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 4:25 am #

    Being an architect, I literally can’t walk out the door without my sketchbook!

  405. mary Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 4:25 am #

    a pen and a notebook.

  406. Ellie Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 4:25 am #

    My vintage sunglasses given to me by my mom when I was sixteen. Love the bag!

  407. Shell Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 4:30 am #

    I always have my camera! I’ve got a micro 4/3 camera with a pancake lens, so I can always have my DSLR with me and it’s not enormous like most cameras :)

  408. Flo Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 4:31 am #

    I always seem to find spare dog (poo) bags in my handbag – even when my dog isn’t around!

  409. Laura Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 4:31 am #

    I always carry my perfume (Stella by Stella McCartney) with me – I’ve worn it for a decade and feel naked without it!

  410. SSL Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 4:32 am #

    iPhone, Comme de G wallet, and Ray Ban shades

  411. Émilie Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 4:35 am #

    My iPod (yep, old school!) is always in my bag!

  412. Phoebe Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 4:43 am #

    I may have failed in the lady stakes as I usually don’t carry a bag; I’ve got a terrible habit of putting everything in my pockets, walking around with handfuls of things or worse still palming my phone, keys, wallet off to an unsuspecting friend (bag lady friend). When I do occasion to carry a bag, I am so excited about all the additional things I can carry (wait, we can be PREPARED for things!?). So I guess what always makes it in is the trusty old Aesop hand cream (Resurrection Balm; mandarin rind, rosemary leaf and cedarwood atlas) so my hands smell pretty while I hold my bag like a real girl! For this bag, maybe I would develop a habit :-)

  413. Robyn Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 4:44 am #

    I always carry a little floral-print tin that I use as a pill case.

  414. Arianna Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 4:57 am #

    Definitely Burt’s Bees classic yellow lip balm

  415. Tara Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 5:05 am #

    I always carry my lipstick and a tiny mirror. Current favorite is the NARS satin Lipstick in Palais Royal http://www.narscosmetics.com/color/lips/satin-lip-pencil/palais-royal

  416. Aleah Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 5:09 am #

    I never leave home without my round metal ray-bans, even when it’s a cloudy day!

  417. Juliana Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 5:09 am #

    A disposable camera!

  418. Yuli Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 5:20 am #

    Some Burt’s Bees lip gloss. Usually the tinted in “rose” these days.

  419. Claire Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 5:21 am #

    My Swiss knife, lip balm and notebook and pen to note ideas, title of a book or for a quick scribble.

  420. Vanessa Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 5:41 am #

    Such a sweet bag!
    I always carry around my L’Occitane shea butter lip balm.

  421. cherry b. Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 6:01 am #

    I’ve always got to carry lip balm (trader joe’s brand, preferably) and headphones!

  422. Christine Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 6:09 am #

    Oh wow I LOVE this bag! In mine I always carry around lip balm, several shades of lipstick and my wristlet!

  423. Shirley Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 6:18 am #

    Love this bag!!!! Like a lot of commenters, I have the lil’ notebook, lip balm, and iPod. :)

  424. Stephanie Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 6:19 am #

    I always have a notebook, pen, chapstick and usually some sort of pastry, haha

  425. Rita Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 6:21 am #

    Love this bag! I live in Denver so I would definitely have my Ray-bans with me!

  426. JM Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 6:33 am #

    Love the bag! Perfect for my tablet.
    Weirdly enough, the one thing I always have in my bag other than my cell phone is a submersible e-Case that fits it perfectly, because it rains where I live so often and I’ve had water damage on cell phones before. The best thing about the case is that you can still use the touchscreen!

  427. Veronica Roth Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 6:38 am #

    That’s a beautiful bag! I always have a ponytail holder for these two feet of hair I’ve got going on. :)

  428. Eleanor Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 6:50 am #

    Lately, I’ve been taking my MAC Matte Lipstick-”Rebel”- everywhere. It gives that bold, understated appeal that matches everything!

  429. Marisa Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 6:58 am #

    So cute! I always have gum with me and keys and phone and money.

  430. Madeline Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 6:59 am #

    New Yorker–for a good perspective inside the subway, Sunglasses–for a good perspective outside.

  431. katie Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 7:16 am #

    my Fresh sugar lip balm, planner and a hair tie

  432. suki Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 7:21 am #

    By Terry rose lip balm! Its so luxurious and smells divine!

  433. Greta Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 7:41 am #

    I always carry around my keys: I locked myself out of my apartment so many times I now check if I have them all the time before leaving!

  434. Anna Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 7:43 am #

    I always have a pair of foldable flats in my bag.. so i can look professional at work but comfy whenever I need to chase my daughter around the park or run to grab a coffee at lunch!

  435. cary Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 7:47 am #

    i keep a bag of oyster crackers with me at all times

  436. Anna C. Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 7:50 am #

    I always have a tin of rosebud salve on me, and also an American Spirit cigarette tin to keep little secret notes in!

  437. Megan Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 7:54 am #

    Beautiful bag, and I love the green insert bc…I always have exploded lip gloss, a few orbit gum wrappers, and lots of change floating around my purse and this little detail would make it much easier to clean!

  438. Grace Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 7:56 am #

    The one thing I must have in my bag (aside from my wallet) is one of those microfiber cloths to clean my spectacles. And wet wipes.

  439. Liiri Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 8:04 am #

    My notebook, a pen and some photos.

  440. makiko Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 8:19 am #

    My Moleskin planner and a pack of tissue.

  441. Jodie Paul Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 8:21 am #

    One thing I always have in my bag is a tube of Lucas Paw Paw ointment. Great for when my lips get a little dry and need moisturising from the hot Australian Summer sun.One thing I always have in my bag is a tube of Lucas Paw Paw ointment. Great for when my lips get a little dry and need moisturising from the hot Australian Summer sun.

  442. shir Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 8:49 am #

    i always have a comfortabel ballerina shoes.you can never now….

  443. Harriet Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 9:06 am #

    A bottle of water and Burt’s Bees lip balm.

  444. Jessica Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 9:09 am #

    a sketchbook, pen and concealer:)

  445. christina Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 9:45 am #

    chapstick.

  446. Silvie Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 10:13 am #

    i always carry lipstick!

  447. Jessica Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 10:19 am #

    Two different lipstick colours. That way I can add that pop of colour when the need arises, according to how I feel at the time!

    And some tissues. Those are always necessary.

  448. cora Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 10:19 am #

    I always have my lipgloss, & waltet with me

  449. Lucy Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 10:45 am #

    Never leave the house without my cherry chapstick and moleskine journal!

  450. wanqi Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 10:45 am #

    i will always have my polaroid camera in my bag, to capture moments i want to keep forever

  451. Lizelle Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 11:32 am #

    Beautiful bag! I can not go without my Clarens Rebalancing Fragrance by my side.

  452. Annabel Bloom Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 11:42 am #

    maybe it’s not so glamorous like lipstick or perfume, but what I carry with me in my bag at all times is a bottle of Dr. Bach’s flower rescue remedy {http://www.bachflower.com/rescue-remedy-information/} — because it makes me calm on the inside and hopefully this also reflects on the outside. It helps me to feel grounded when I’m out and about in this hectic world !

  453. LiezelTee Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 11:50 am #

    Smartphone – ALWAYS!

  454. sanya Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 11:57 am #

    each of my bag has it´s own little inhabitant. a “taschenbewohner” :)
    they are small little blue persons or animals (such as Jasmin from Aladdin for example or a little whale with a belly made from velvet) mostly from surprise eggs for kids.
    they give me a nostalgic smile each time i find them, cause sometimes they hide and i don´t seee them for days, until they surprisingly appear out of a corner or secret place of my bag….would love to know what kind of things or adventures they experience with all my other stuff in the bag, while i´m not watching :)

  455. Lydia Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 11:57 am #

    Lipstick in Vermilion from Anthropoligie’s line – Albeit

  456. Saskia Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 12:01 pm #

    Wallet, pen, cellphone, ID, moleskin note book and sweeties to bribe my 5yr old #MommyAmmunition

  457. Jacqueline Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 12:05 pm #

    Amazing bag! I always carry lip balm and lip gloss for a bit of oomf

  458. Louisa Boyles Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 12:08 pm #

    Gewing Gum always. Fantastic bag, want, want, want!!

  459. Jana Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 12:12 pm #

    What a beautiful bag! I always have a tri-tone colored pencil in my bag for a case I need to make some sketches of things that are on my mind.

  460. Emma Jackson Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 12:27 pm #

    I would gladly take that bag off your hands. I clicked on what you always have in your bag and now I have to go and buy it as well.

    I always have my Sephora Super Nourishing Lip Balm in mine. They don’t sell it in SA so I have to stock up when I travel or ask EVERYONE who travels to bring some back for me so I can remain happy and with nourished lips.

    And if I ever go out and realise it is not in my bag, I go into a bit of a panic. I’ve even gone back home before to get it.

    xxx

  461. katarina Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 12:45 pm #

    well my phone, obvl :)

  462. Anastasia Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 12:46 pm #

    Rouge automatique Guerlain 164

  463. Xanele Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 12:48 pm #

    I always have a picture of my cat-child (Bob) and prescription sunglasses in my bag.

  464. Alvira Ferreira Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 12:52 pm #

    I always carry my pocket knife in my handbag. It has come in handy for cutting of tags of newly bought clothes I wanted to where immediately to cutting cucumber.

  465. K Baergen Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 1:01 pm #

    Smith’s Minted Rose Lip Balm, in the pot not the tub, and lately a single royal blue die (dice).

    Huzzah! Thanks for always posting really great things!

  466. Paulina Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 1:11 pm #

    one thing that I absolutely HAVE TO have in my bag is Select Cover-Up by MAC, in case my eyes start to look tired after hours & hours of writing…

  467. Kate Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 1:23 pm #

    keys, wallet, phone. keeping the mental checklist simple!

  468. Joy Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 1:32 pm #

    I always have my Korres Mandarin Lip Butter stick – in purple. The perfect balance between a lipstick and a gloss for work!

    http://www.korres.com/default.aspx?page_id=278

  469. Gwen Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 1:32 pm #

    Glasses, water, and candy (specifically M&Ms)

  470. Kate Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 2:09 pm #

    Burt’s Bees pomegranate lip balm

  471. Carolyn Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 2:11 pm #

    Aquaphor Lip Treatment!

  472. Oz Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 2:24 pm #

    I always have my subway map (for when I am feeling adventurous) and a bandaid!

  473. Sarah Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 2:34 pm #

    Sunglasses!

  474. katherine b Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 2:54 pm #

    carmex, moleskine…. and, of course, phone.

  475. Tori Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 3:00 pm #

    I always have a good book and my headphones.

  476. mafaldamuffins Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 3:06 pm #

    Lip balm!!!
    x

  477. Sarah Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 3:11 pm #

    A sketchbook, super-skinny pen, lip balm, and whatever palm-sized rock I am currently drawing from in my studio , tucked into an old tea box with a reproduction of a Chinese landscape printed on it.

  478. Laura Lynn Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 3:21 pm #

    In the summer, my cat-eye sunglasses. In the winter, my red wooly mittens. Oh, Canada.

  479. Carolyn Williams Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 3:31 pm #

    Burt’s Bees classic chapstick, and now that’s getting to be colder I always a small pack of tissues.

  480. Laura Symons Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 3:33 pm #

    over 5 lipglosses!!

  481. STEPHANIE veldman Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 3:53 pm #

    I always have snacks in my bag. Emergency snacks for when hunger strikes.

  482. Martina Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 3:56 pm #

    I love that bag <3
    I always have my phone!

    Martina

  483. Jouv Darling Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 3:59 pm #

    A writing utensil. To be used on a napkin or scrap of paper or even a delicate moleskin notepad…as long as I can write by pen, pencil, or crook.

  484. leah Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 4:03 pm #

    oh this bag is dreamy! the color is perfection! i always have lolly-pops in my bag now… to soothe my toddler if she falls at the park, or has a melt-down at trader joes…

  485. Julia Brandao Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 4:11 pm #

    My Konica C35 camera.

  486. Malorie Bertrand Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 4:23 pm #

    Not very original, but I always have an assortment of pens!

  487. Megan Weal Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 4:32 pm #

    My Fig & Plum rollerball and my moleskin diary of course!

  488. Keely Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 4:46 pm #

    I always have chap-stick ALWAYS I freak out if for some reason I don’t and have to go buy some. Its the worst to go a whole day without it. I always have my wallet too.

  489. Caitlin Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 4:47 pm #

    What a beautiful bag! I always have Fresh Sugar Rose lip balm in my bag

  490. Maria Figueira Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 4:54 pm #

    While living in London I always had a scarf, sun glasses and an umbrella – unpredictable British weather.

    Now in Philly what remains is the Muji umbrella with its own case – never get caught in a torrential downpour without one!

  491. Vida Rucli Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 4:57 pm #

    In my bag ther’s always a chesnut and a lot of different pens and pencils.

  492. Mia Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 5:26 pm #

    Orbit spearmint gum!

  493. K Kelsey Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 5:27 pm #

    A travel watercolor brush and a Lamy fountain pen for quick napkin sketches!

  494. Emily Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 5:41 pm #

    Ahh I was lusting after this! I’m never without a tub of Nuxe Reve de Miel. Heavy though it might be to tote around, it does the job and does it well.

  495. Loren Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 5:57 pm #

    I always have Smith’s Rosebud Salve in my purse.

  496. Melly Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 6:10 pm #

    Oh, I love this bag. My essentials: sunglasses (for my light-sensitive eyes) and pen/paper (for impromptu note-taking).

  497. Olja Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 6:19 pm #

    Lip balm, keys, wallet, sunglasses, pins,…

  498. Maarit Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 6:33 pm #

    Besides the essential 3: keys+wallet+phone I always have a pen and a Crazy Rumors lip balm.

  499. Janine Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 6:58 pm #

    I have my ipod in my purse all the time. This purse is a beauty!

  500. Gabriella Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 7:00 pm #

    What a beautiful bag! I always carry lush’s solid perfume “lust” and a wooden hairpin from China

  501. K. Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 7:02 pm #

    money, keys, pen, my little notebook, umbrella, rubbing alcohol, and yes, my phone. =)

  502. Mariella Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 7:25 pm #

    I will always have my glasses (I’m almost blind without them), my ipod, and my headphones.

  503. Jill Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 7:29 pm #

    My answer is a little bit strange – I always end up with parts of toys in my bags, usually plastic eyes from stuffed animals, or dice, or little plastic dinosaurs. It used to be because I was a nanny to this little Italian boy, and whenever he would lose something, I’d stick it in my bag to deal with later.

    Now, it’s because I like to make things, and I’d really like to learn to make children’s toys. I especially like Victorian children’s toys, like the very solemn stuffed animals and little doll carriages!

    - Jill

    thoseghosts

  504. Sarah J. Jones Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 7:41 pm #

    I always keep my Journal and a pen in my bag. I never know when I’ll get a chance for a good note or doodle!

  505. Dory Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 7:43 pm #

    Beautiful bag! Always have my Bonlook sunglasses & glasses – can’t see without ‘em.

  506. Birte Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 7:50 pm #

    What an outstandig bag!
    I always have my phone, a few pencils & an acai berry lipbalm with me. Depending on the weather some sunglasses, gloves or an umbrella.

  507. Abigail Helene Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 7:50 pm #

    Oooh, I’ve been eying iiibeca bags for a while now, in my search for the perfect messenger bag. They nail it.
    One thing I never leave the house without?
    My favorite shade of scarlet lipstick
    Ciao
    AH

  508. lauren, curious constellation Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 7:54 pm #

    It’s kinda sad but I’ve always got panado in my handbag.

  509. Micaela Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 8:01 pm #

    What a great giveaway! I’m already signed up to Of A Kind’s email list (and just made my first purchase earlier this month!) — I love what they do, and this bag is gorgeous. There are plenty of things that are always in my bag, but one of the most important is my lovely lucite Kaweco pen. It was a “just because” gift from my boyfriend and it always comes in handy!

  510. Cate Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 8:04 pm #

    I always always have an umbrella in my bag… I live in London, enough said.

  511. paige Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 8:11 pm #

    can’t leave my bag without smith’s lip balm in minted rose :)

  512. Alina Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 8:35 pm #

    Signed up. I always carry a pen in my purse. It truly has come in very handy.

  513. Sean C Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 8:35 pm #

    I signed up! Always carry a mirror. You never know if you have something stuck in your teeth and this helps.

  514. Ana Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 8:36 pm #

    THIS BAG! Oh my, what a classy number! In my bag always, always: Imaginary Author’s CAPE HEARTACH fragrance!

  515. Nicola Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 8:36 pm #

    I always carry my moleskine diary and a pen! You never know what you might need to write down in a hurry. ..

  516. Claire LM Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 8:38 pm #

    Lovely bag! I can’t leave the house without headphones in my purse! Must have music in my ears at much as possible!

  517. Tanya Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 9:28 pm #

    Always carry my sunglasses and bunches of keys! As well as a little touch up make-up for midday :)

  518. Sarah Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 9:29 pm #

    I always have my Nars Matte Lip Crayon in Cruella and whatever book I’m reading. Currently it’s Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter.

  519. Eva Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 9:37 pm #

    I make sure i carry a balpoint with me in my bag, at all times.
    So i can write down all stupid, important, crazy ideas. But mostly so i can draw on everything i can find.

  520. Annie Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 9:38 pm #

    Lucas’ Papaw Ointment – it’s magical!

  521. Simonna Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 9:52 pm #

    sugar substitutes. for my guilty pleasure in the morning, the one and only, cappuccino.

  522. Nelly Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 10:09 pm #

    The always are my silly iphone, earplugs, a dog-eared copy of some magazine, usually the New Yorker, lipgloss, keys, sunglasses, and wallet.

  523. Eliza Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 10:14 pm #

    I always have some Rosebud lip salve and some Tocca hand lotion – I have always coveted one of these bags! And, was already a member of the great Of a Kind newsletter :)

  524. Alissa Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 10:34 pm #

    I’ve always got a pen. I lose my MIND when I don’t have a pen handy. Thanks for the shot at an awesome bag!

  525. Cara Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 10:39 pm #

    I can’t honestly say this about any one thing…I always seem to leave SOMETHING behind. But my #1 is my wallet. And I don’t quite feel right without something for my lips, whether it’s a balm or color.

  526. Maya Shaw Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 10:44 pm #

    I always have a little slot in my wallet where I keep little trinkets I have gathered. Currently I have a lucky penny, a yoga class token, a free burrito coupon from Chipotle and a fortune from a fortune cookie. I love that little pocket because it gives me such good vibes through out the day knowing I have such random things in my wallet.

  527. David Renó Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 10:49 pm #

    my girlfriend always endup carrying my stuff in her bag. :)

  528. Maria Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 10:58 pm #

    A beautiful bag in a beautiful site!
    Here’s what I always carry in my bag;

    Oster card
    Wallet
    Keys
    Ipod
    Phone
    Post it notes all over and folded pieces of paper (To do lists, Wishlists etc)
    Cream blush
    Pen

    That’s why I NEED this beautiful bag to carry all these things!!! :)

  529. SAVANNAH ROBERTS Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 11:11 pm #

    I never leave home without my Fresh Sugar lip balm (in plum)! It has it’s own special pocket inside my bag! http://www.sephora.com/sugar-lip-treatment-spf-15-P57002

    -Savannah

  530. AmandaJane Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 11:30 pm #

    I always carry lip balm and a pen in my bag.

  531. Elin Sellers Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 11:42 pm #

    I always have a pocketknife, sewing kit, waterproof drawing pens, and earplugs–which i make sure to never forget because I’m married to a sound engineer and quite often end up at loud shows…

  532. KCK Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 11:44 pm #

    My trusty Classic Cherry Chap Stick! And that is one mighty-fine blue bag you are giving away. Merci!

  533. Sean Metcalf Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 11:49 pm #

    Moleskin. Always in the bag.

  534. Jade Sheldon-Burnsed Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 11:49 pm #

    I always cary my glasses, just in case…

  535. Pia Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 12:00 am #

    …i always carry a black pen, a sharp pencil and a notebook!

  536. Kara Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 12:07 am #

    I’m always sure to pack my pair of favorite sunglasses. You never know when your day can get brighter!

  537. HAJA JALLOH Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 12:08 am #

    I always have my blackberry phone and fresh sugar honey lip tint!

  538. yehsong Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 12:08 am #

    my chapstick. living in chicago winters is no joke…

  539. elana Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 12:16 am #

    that bag!
    sunnies, clarins lip balm, car keys and the good ol’ mobile phone . . .

  540. Sophie Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 12:37 am #

    Lipbalm is an essential then after that as little as possible, like to keep plenty of space as I never know what I might find to put in it whilst out and about on my travels

  541. Babi Cravo Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 12:39 am #

    a lot of things that I don’t know how they end up there

  542. Kate M Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 12:44 am #

    A notebook and pen :)

  543. Dee Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 1:33 am #

    My Japanese drawstring pouch. It keeps all the little things in one place! (A gift from my uncle from over 10 birthday’s ago)

  544. Kaitlin Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 1:48 am #

    A pen and a badge that says “Be optimistic!”—just as a reminder.

  545. Hannah Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 1:55 am #

    I always have to have my headphones! Need a great soundtrack to stomp around Toronto to. And lip balm.

  546. Rachel Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 1:56 am #

    I always have my Moleskin with me in my bag. I love the little thin ones with black covers!

  547. Rebecca Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 2:07 am #

    Without fail, you can always find a tube of paw paw ointment in my bag

  548. Bridget Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 2:11 am #

    I always have to have my ventolin inhaler for Asthma – nerds! And, a muesli bar or similar because I’m terrified of being starving.

  549. KALI Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 2:18 am #

    I keep EVERYTHING in my purse…most consitstently though are my sunglasses, several pens, about 5 shades of lipstick for when I need to amp up my outfit, a bottle of water and my candy craving of the moment

  550. Rebecca Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 2:19 am #

    My sketchbook!

  551. Jo Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 2:19 am #

    Tissue!

  552. Viktoria Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 2:25 am #

    My comb!

  553. Katy Penrod Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 2:42 am #

    I always pack car keys and my phone, or at least I try to!

  554. Sophie Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 3:08 am #

    I always have my school ID card, and the keys to my room and the music library!

  555. Sheela Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 3:53 am #

    I always have a picture of my cat tiger! He is the most gorgeous thing in this world, or my world!

  556. Bella Bower Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 3:54 am #

    I have to have my black moleskine sketchbook and a good pen!

  557. Ashley Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 4:01 am #

    Blistex Lip Medex and house keys.

  558. Christian Crouse Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 4:02 am #

    Nail file! love this bag.

  559. Jennifer Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 4:35 am #

    LOVE Of A Kind! I always keep a wine bottle opener in my purse (’cause you never know…)

  560. Sammi Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 4:39 am #

    I always have lip balm (either Burt’s Bees or Say Yes to Carrots) in my bag. Can’t leave the house without somethin’ for my lips. Signed up for Of a Kind newsletter. This bag is absolutely gorgeous!

  561. Catherine Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 4:40 am #

    I always carry a little notebook and a pen in my bag!

  562. Kori Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 4:51 am #

    ipod all the way!

  563. Whitney Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 5:12 am #

    YES!
    Pretty obvious for me – my iPhone.

  564. Zoe Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 5:13 am #

    I always carry earbuds! If I’m being honest, pretty close to always I have tampons :))
    (Speaking of earbuds, THANKS for your music mixes! I just discovered the wilderness of manitoba through you and bought their album and I’m so happy!!)

  565. Molly Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 5:25 am #

    lipstick for the daytime ( and for the night!)

  566. Dhesh Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 5:42 am #

    This bag is too gorgeous! I must have my Palmers Cocobutter lip balm and hair clips.

  567. Rachel Ake Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 5:52 am #

    I always have my lucky fortune from a fortune cookie years ago!

  568. Ariana Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 5:56 am #

    Gorgeous bag! I’ve always got my rosebud salve in my purse.

  569. Haylei Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 6:33 am #

    TWEEZERS & Burt’s Bees chapstick… & a good snack.. or two.

  570. Julie Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 6:45 am #

    I aways have a tiny notebook and a pen with me in my purse, you never know when inspiration will strike!

  571. Alexis Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 6:54 am #

    Well now that it’s getting colder, I always have a chubby stick of cocoa butter in my purse. It’s a dry elbow, dry anything cure all.

  572. Sophia G Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 7:05 am #

    No. 1 item in my bag will always be my licence. I will never be without my ID, everyone says that I look 17 and it seems like a compliment but I get carded EVERYWHERE.

  573. Caitlin Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 7:31 am #

    Already subscribed to the newsletter!

    I always have in my bag…a pack of gum?

  574. rose Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 7:38 am #

    lip balm, lipstick, pens and pens and pens

  575. Kat Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 7:41 am #

    I always have a book to read for when I’m on the subway! Currently it’s “The Ladies’ Paradise” by Emile Zola.

  576. Saskia Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 8:04 am #

    Lovely bag! I always have a tube of Lucas pawpaw ointment in my bag :)

  577. Sara Soriano Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 8:05 am #

    I always have my little lipbalm and a package of kleenex.

  578. Maria Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 8:08 am #

    Red lipstick!! Can double up as a blusher in case of emergency and will always make you feel amazing at the end of a work day if you’re going out!

  579. Charmaine Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 8:31 am #

    wallet, notebook, pen, pencil, sunglasses, lip balm, lipstick, tissues, an old coin, a photo of my boyfriend.

  580. Jocelyn C Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 8:37 am #

    One thing I always have in my purse? My lucky ace of spades card.

  581. Sharon Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 9:47 am #

    LOVE the pop of neon inside the bag!! <3 <3 i never leave home without my cellphone charger in my handbag…

  582. Carla Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 9:58 am #

    Mine is always my gold baggu coin purse and Blistex lip balm… essentials! Oh and mini Moleskin notebook + favourite pencil.

  583. tamara Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 10:01 am #

    sunnies, lip-balm and a faber-castell aquarell pencil+sketchbook.

  584. Milla Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 11:25 am #

    I always carry a book with me, currently im reading J.D.Salinger – Franny and Zooey. :)

  585. Peter Gilby Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 12:37 pm #

    notebook, pen and sunnies

  586. denitsa Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 12:55 pm #

    wallet,sunglasses and red lipstick

  587. Vanya Du Toit Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 1:06 pm #

    I always have my credit card with me, expecting to be stranded somewhere and in dire need to get a cab home NOW.

  588. Marbles Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 1:34 pm #

    bag is super cute and minimalistic. love it. I never leave the house without my favorite scent: Les Senteurs Gourmandes – Bourbon Vanilla
    http://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Laurence-Dumont/Vanille-Bourbon-8477.html

  589. Nádia Cassapian Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 2:10 pm #

    I never leave the house without an umbrella in my bag. What can I say? My hair is not water proof, so I must protect it at all costs!

    Love this bag, my umbrella misses it already

    xoxo

  590. Este Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 2:14 pm #

    I don’t go anywhere without a notebook and provitas! …. and a pen, and hand sanitizer and sunglasses

    Love the bag!

    Pick me! Pick me!

  591. rike Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 2:20 pm #

    What a beautiful bag.
    I always carry a hand cream by l’occitane with me.

  592. Anna Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 2:26 pm #

    I don’t go anywhere without Lucas’ pawpaw ointment. My aunt sent it from Australia and it works wonders!

  593. mouchi Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 2:43 pm #

    Love the handbag! I always have a handcream from l’OCCITANE flavour roses, just a perfection
    Love your blog
    Mouchi

  594. Mara Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 3:05 pm #

    I LOVE Of a Kind! Sometimes I go on their website just to wistfully look at their stuff, ha. That bag is gorgeous. My essentials are my wallet, phone and some lipbalm. :)

  595. Susan Hall Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 3:15 pm #

    My phone and purse

  596. Rachel Z. Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 3:32 pm #

    I always have my phone, ibuprofen (because I’m a lady!) and a pair of reading glasses.

  597. zeds lucas Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 3:39 pm #

    tissues and a pen!

  598. Christina Undrum Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 4:09 pm #

    This bag will always have my moleskine weekly notebook (my life), a pen and the Eight Hour Cream in it. AND a chocolate bar. Hehe.

  599. Lyzi Unwin Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 7:00 pm #

    I’ve signed up for the newsletter! My essential bag item has to be rose vaseline! Keeps my lips moisturised & a cute pink tint. x

  600. Maren Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 7:17 pm #

    Rosebud salve!

  601. Katarzyna Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 7:18 pm #

    I never leave home without a notebook and pen.

  602. jenny mc Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 7:57 pm #

    a mess. I am the girl that is always stressed out at stations or airports as I can’t find my wallet, ticket or passport … but that’s just who I am. I also have a selection of lipsticks (current count 5)- mostly red but some pink.

  603. Amrita Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 7:59 pm #

    Lip balm, a hairbrush and a pen.

  604. Maria Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 9:03 pm #

    I always carry my ipad mini so i’m never left wihout something to read.

  605. kirsten h. Wednesday 13 November, 2013 at 9:48 pm #

    i always have lipstick!

  606. Julia Thursday 14 November, 2013 at 4:26 am #

    I always have my moleskin and a pen!

  607. Catherine Thursday 14 November, 2013 at 9:40 am #

    I x driver’s

  608. ann shake Thursday 14 November, 2013 at 12:16 pm #

    Always need my phone, so one thing in my bag without a doubt is my phone. subscribed using same email add.

  609. sans Thursday 14 November, 2013 at 1:07 pm #

    moleskine, carmex and iphone!!!

  610. Jenna Thursday 14 November, 2013 at 1:44 pm #

    Burt’s Bees lip balm is always in my bag. I’ve been looking for the perfect messenger bag and this is my favorite shade of blue.

    Totally random p.s. Thanks for the intro to First Aid Kit a while back. We just saw them open for Rodriguez at Radio City Music Hall. It was such a good show:)

  611. Elsie Thursday 14 November, 2013 at 2:16 pm #

    For some reason there has been a tube of Deep Heat lingering in my bag latley… not sure how it got there!

    Adore the bag!

  612. Mony Thursday 14 November, 2013 at 4:23 pm #

    I always have my little black book, i fill it up with whatever life brings me everyday.

  613. Marie Thursday 14 November, 2013 at 6:18 pm #

    never step out without my “Oud Immortel” by Byredo sample size fragrance ◠‿◠

  614. Kelly Thursday 14 November, 2013 at 7:05 pm #

    I always have my moleskin notebook and my Moscots (for being able to read my little Moleskin!)

  615. Astrid Julies Thursday 14 November, 2013 at 8:06 pm #

    My diary and wooden pen…I just love writing down interesting facts about newly discovered places and things

  616. priscilla Thursday 14 November, 2013 at 8:18 pm #

    I always have my keys in my bag, so i’ll never get locked out of my house again! :)

  617. Angela Thursday 14 November, 2013 at 8:29 pm #

    I signed up for the Of A Kind newsletter quite some time ago. I have yet to purchase anything from them but I really do love looking at their unique and ever changing stock. This bag would be awesome to win!

    Gotta say what I always and forever have in my bag is my iPhone.

  618. Ana Georgieva-Alexieva Thursday 14 November, 2013 at 8:40 pm #

    My lipstick!

  619. Alley Kurgan Thursday 14 November, 2013 at 9:01 pm #

    A Baggu Pouch with my keys, cash, lady products, and lip balm. A bag within a bag!

  620. MADELEINE Thursday 14 November, 2013 at 9:30 pm #

    I always have burt’s bees pomegranate lip balm, and an umbrella. x x x

  621. Mandy Thursday 14 November, 2013 at 9:35 pm #

    Keys & phone. Pretty standard!

  622. Elouna Thursday 14 November, 2013 at 11:29 pm #

    Eight Hour® Cream from Elizabeth Arden!

  623. Thea Thursday 14 November, 2013 at 11:29 pm #

    I’ve always got a tube of Lucas’ Pawpaw Ointment floating around in my bag! It fixes everything.

  624. Mary Friday 15 November, 2013 at 12:28 am #

    UMF! What. A. Bag. I think I need it!
    I never, ever leave the house without a small notebook and a smooth, fancy pen.
    What if someone says something too interesting to forget?

  625. Aly Friday 15 November, 2013 at 1:36 am #

    I always have a fork, for emergency food consumption.

  626. Dunja Friday 15 November, 2013 at 2:36 am #

    A wallet, tissues,cardamom seeds (for chewing) and eye drops.

  627. Montserrat Friday 15 November, 2013 at 3:03 am #

    I always carry Carmex Cherry Balm and a 80 piece bag of Dentyne Fire Gum! ooooohhh and sunglasses…this 3 things are my basics.

  628. Cindy Aiton Friday 15 November, 2013 at 3:18 am #

    I always carry a tin of Smith’s Rosebud Salve.

  629. Victoria Friday 15 November, 2013 at 3:21 am #

    Without a doubt,

    a receipt

  630. Rachel Friday 15 November, 2013 at 4:03 am #

    I always have a little vial of sample perfume, so if I feel stressed or sad, a spritz will cheer me up.

  631. Jackie Friday 15 November, 2013 at 5:12 am #

    I always always ALWAYS have headphones and random earrings in my bag!! i would be lost without them!!!

  632. Hannah G Friday 15 November, 2013 at 8:00 am #

    I always keep EOS chapstick, bobby pins, and blush.

  633. Haley Friday 15 November, 2013 at 8:48 am #

    I always have my Aquaphor and headphones in my bag!

  634. Rami Friday 15 November, 2013 at 10:20 am #

    I always keep a notepad, pen and my sunglasses

  635. Alana Friday 15 November, 2013 at 11:08 am #

    I have a bit of a lip balm addiction, so there’s usually about 5 different kinds in my bag!

  636. ITSASNE Friday 15 November, 2013 at 11:35 am #

    Wallet, phone, keys, small make up bag (with lipstick and mirror)
    Bananas, sweets, water. For the kiddos. It avoids meltdowns :) Mostly.

  637. naomi Friday 15 November, 2013 at 11:58 am #

    Beautiful bag! I always have a Nuxe lip balm with me.

  638. AnnaV Friday 15 November, 2013 at 12:48 pm #

    Always a Swiss Knife, a Pen + Paper, Bobby Pins and a Lip Stick

  639. Manuela Friday 15 November, 2013 at 12:59 pm #

    I always have my Papaw cream (the famous Australian red ointment tube) with me no matter what, it fixes everything!

  640. Nana Friday 15 November, 2013 at 1:35 pm #

    Pawpaw cream for my lips and hands and these two shells I picked up (one in Costa Rica, one in Bali) for good luck!

  641. shell Friday 15 November, 2013 at 2:54 pm #

    Mobile phone hand craam lip balm

  642. silvina Friday 15 November, 2013 at 4:33 pm #

    jurlique love balm & mirror

  643. Kirsten Friday 15 November, 2013 at 5:46 pm #

    I always have Blistex lip balm in my bag!

  644. Jessica Friday 15 November, 2013 at 10:40 pm #

    Zambuk – can’t function without it!

  645. Andy Friday 15 November, 2013 at 11:24 pm #

    MAC lipstick. Nars lip crayon. Iphone.

  646. Eva Friday 15 November, 2013 at 11:31 pm #

    Some good book

  647. Victoria Friday 15 November, 2013 at 11:50 pm #

    I always have liquorice sweets in my bag :)

  648. Nicole Saturday 16 November, 2013 at 3:09 am #

    Bobby Pins // Books // Paper&Pen xxxxx Never leave home without them!

    I have been a huge fan of your blog for several years, your posts about New York were so helpful as I just moved to New York from Portland, OR! Two amazing cities, I feel so lucky to say I have lived in both!

    Thanks for all the amazing posts!

  649. Charlie Saturday 16 November, 2013 at 6:33 am #

    I always keep Benefit’s Erase Paste in my bag… you never know when you are going to have to do an emergency touch up!

  650. Anna Saturday 16 November, 2013 at 8:58 am #

    My bkr water bottle, it’s pretty and keeps me hydrated.

  651. Lucy Thomas Saturday 16 November, 2013 at 10:12 am #

    Byredo La Tulipe eau de parfum so as to smell like a flower and some snips to cut any pretty flowers that might be growing through a fence some place. And a photo of my nephew, of course.

  652. Daishu Saturday 16 November, 2013 at 11:15 am #

    My Shiseido lipstick in True Red.

  653. Joanna Smith Saturday 16 November, 2013 at 11:56 am #

    My mobile phone! My whole life is in it x

  654. Lyndie McMillan Saturday 16 November, 2013 at 2:24 pm #

    I always have my coral lip gloss in my bag

  655. Catherine Blauvelt Saturday 16 November, 2013 at 6:47 pm #

    I always have a Rhodia Notepad!
    http://rhodiapads.com/collections_orange.shtml

  656. Manda Saturday 16 November, 2013 at 9:17 pm #

    Lipstick gal!

  657. hetty Saturday 16 November, 2013 at 10:02 pm #

    a good paperback. always!

  658. Carmel Saturday 16 November, 2013 at 11:34 pm #

    Ki$h ka$h

  659. Lilly Sunday 17 November, 2013 at 12:27 am #

    a pen and my moleskin

  660. Caitlin Sunday 17 November, 2013 at 2:04 am #

    micron pens!

  661. Robyn Logan Clarke Sunday 17 November, 2013 at 3:19 am #

    Signed up to newsletter

    I always have a bottle of water in my bag.

  662. Helen Sunday 17 November, 2013 at 1:05 pm #

    I always keep a Revlon Lip Butter in my bag– actually, I should be honest– I have five of them in my purse!

  663. James Sunday 17 November, 2013 at 2:48 pm #

    My girlfriend always seems to have some sort of fruit in her bag, apples, bananas … Like a walking supermarket. Convenient though.

  664. Kristy Brown Sunday 17 November, 2013 at 3:12 pm #

    I always have my phone!

  665. Jackie ONeill Sunday 17 November, 2013 at 3:47 pm #

    my IPAD

  666. Miluska Sunday 17 November, 2013 at 4:15 pm #

    Red Moleskine!

  667. Annabel Sunday 17 November, 2013 at 4:37 pm #

    I always bring my fieldnotes and a pen because I’m so forgetful

  668. Anna Sunday 17 November, 2013 at 4:44 pm #

    Εδώ στη Ελλάδα έχουμε πάντα μαζί τα γυαλιά μας γιατί έχει πάντα ήλιο!!

  669. Caitlin W Sunday 17 November, 2013 at 4:58 pm #

    always got to have some baby lips lip balm on hand! Its the silkiest. And some Bach’s Rescue Remedy, because you never know!

  670. Mary-Ann Pollard Sunday 17 November, 2013 at 5:45 pm #

    I always have my leather fossil purse and a pot of Vaseline Rose in my bag (as well as an assortment of old receipts)

  671. Mark Palmer Sunday 17 November, 2013 at 5:47 pm #

    My phone

  672. Alisa Moore Sunday 17 November, 2013 at 8:02 pm #

    diary

  673. Katharina Greven Sunday 17 November, 2013 at 8:12 pm #

    i MUST have the bag :) my iphone and chocolate is always with me.

  674. Juli Sunday 17 November, 2013 at 8:16 pm #

    I always have with me drawing-book.

  675. Beth Bowdler Sunday 17 November, 2013 at 8:59 pm #

    Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream

  676. Angie Sunday 17 November, 2013 at 10:38 pm #

    I never leave home without my cash/debit card!

  677. Keeley Atkinson Sunday 17 November, 2013 at 10:40 pm #

    I always have my sheer peachy pink lip gloss

  678. Justyna Sunday 17 November, 2013 at 10:45 pm #

    I always have burt’s bees beeswax lip balm, and in the winter i also carry their lemon butter cuticle cream :)

  679. melanie crumpton Sunday 17 November, 2013 at 10:59 pm #

    My phone

  680. leanne williams Sunday 17 November, 2013 at 11:36 pm #

    I always have with me sunglasses and lip balm!

  681. Joanne Walter Sunday 17 November, 2013 at 11:43 pm #

    With three young kids it has to be baby wipes

  682. Miljenka Sunday 17 November, 2013 at 11:48 pm #

    Lipbalm, sunglasses , keys and mints.

  683. Kerry Kilmister Sunday 17 November, 2013 at 11:52 pm #

    My Kindle – nice and compact!

  684. Sophia Monday 18 November, 2013 at 12:16 am #

    always carry my chapstick!

  685. Deborah Bird Monday 18 November, 2013 at 12:28 am #

    I always have my phone in my bag no matter what! (I have signed up) xx

  686. Amelia Monday 18 November, 2013 at 12:43 am #

    OH MY GOD THAT BAG IS AMAZZINNGGG!!! and i always have my lipgloss and phone for taking photos

  687. Ames Monday 18 November, 2013 at 12:57 am #

    I always have on hand: phone, wallet, keys, lip balm, headphones. If I can fit my ‘other bag’: hand sanitizing spray, lotion, notepad, pens, glasses, face wipes.

  688. Candela Monday 18 November, 2013 at 1:31 am #

    b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l b-a-g.

    i really need a new bag. i am wearing now my mum´s bag from the 80´s, i adore it, but i want to give it back to her in a nice state.
    what i always where in my bag?, keys, a little “neceser” with eye liner, lip balm, hair pins and red lipstick, and my wallet with a little money and transportation cards!

    all the best

    Candela

  689. Jane Middleton Monday 18 November, 2013 at 2:40 am #

    subscribed to newsletter
    I keep a pen in my handbag

  690. Allan Monday 18 November, 2013 at 2:42 am #

    keys

  691. mary Monday 18 November, 2013 at 2:44 am #

    I always have a notebook

  692. Brooke Monday 18 November, 2013 at 3:23 am #

    Always have my Portland Bee Balm!

  693. Neave Griffin Monday 18 November, 2013 at 6:04 am #

    Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Lip Stain in ‘Sweetheart’, For a little bit of colour!
    http://www.revlon.com/Revlon-Home/Products/Lips/lipstain/Just-Bitten-Kissable-Balm-Stain.aspx

  694. Jeannette Monday 18 November, 2013 at 7:59 am #

    Tissues. You never know when you’ll need them!

  695. David Jackson Monday 18 November, 2013 at 11:17 am #

    my wallet

  696. Laura Watson Monday 18 November, 2013 at 11:47 am #

    Fingers and toes crossed

  697. Zoe Monday 18 November, 2013 at 12:52 pm #

    I got to have my handphone with me, i’m addicted to technology!

  698. Gemma Monday 18 November, 2013 at 1:50 pm #

    Paw paw ointment, a book to read, and a fuji mju ii – the best little camera I know of!

  699. Emma-Jane Monday 18 November, 2013 at 2:52 pm #

    My phone, my lip ice and some loose change.

  700. Kristina Monday 18 November, 2013 at 2:53 pm #

    I’m super practical in this regard. In fact I only need 3 things when I leave the house. Money, my phone and the keys. Done.