Mella at "Just a moment, please" has come up with this in her most recent post, and I liked the idea enough to adopt it for today.
Hasn't it been one of the big mysteries of humankind (especially for men) what ladies' handbags contain? Well, some of us are willing to lift the veil of myth surrounding our most beloved and important accessory (for some of us, handbags and shoes are on the same level there, while others couldn't care less), and I am one of them :-)
The handbag I currently use most days (but not every day) is the one I first showed you in my Fashion Calendar: September post. Its colours go so well with much of my autumn wardrobe, but the fabric is thin and "summery", so I guess I won't use this handbag for much longer this year.
Now for the contents:
As you can see, I carry all the obvious things around such as a few business cards (you never know), tissues, my keys, a pen (usually one of the freebies I get from hotels, banks etc. or at various events I attend), my wallet, phone, kindle (only when I know I'll be travelling or have to spend time waiting at a doctor's), and the tiny extra bag that came with the handbag is very useful to hold hand cream and lip balm.
Depending on where I go, what the weather is like and for how long I'll be out, I also carry my camera and a small bottle of water. This handbag is obviously too small to fit that in, but of course it is not my only one :-)
Occasionally, when transferring the contents from one handbag into another (to either match my outfit or the day's requirements better), I have forgotten to take out the small hand cream and lip balm. Therefore, in two or three of my handbags, there already are cream and balm in a smaller compartment of the bag. I find the creams you sometimes get for free testers very useful, and they last surprisingly long.
So, with some of my secrets revealed, what are yours?