What’s in your purse series week 76

This week’s What’s In Your Purse Series purse is courtesy of me, moi, yours truly, me and mine.

I started the purse series in June of 2010 by sharing photos of the contents of my purse, and you guys have been amazing to dump your purses and share the contents along the way for seventy-six weeksThat’s a ton of purses.

I still have a handful of purses in my arsenal {thank you!} but I thought I’d share what’s in mine this week.  I came home from CES and dumped the contents of my purse onto the kitchen table only to discover an astonishing array of crap.  I honestly have no idea how it all fits in there.

A true Mary Poppins bag if there ever was one.

what's in your purse series chloe purse

I’ve been carrying around this super cute green Chloe purse, which apparently fits a whole boatload of nonsense.  I literally dumped it all out on the table, and since I’m so majorly O.C.D. I had to organize it all by category.  Here we go, from left to right.

what's in my purse series
  • The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone, a vegan book
  • movies from the library I haven’t had time to watch
  • box of Petit Elefant business cards
  • press pass from CES
  • receipts from who knows what
  • breath mints
  • Skullcandy headphones for the gym
  • dollar coins from Vegas
what's in your purse series
  • photos of my kids
  • box of mini nail files
  • tampons
  • elastics
  • bobby pins
  • more receipts
  • one cough drop
  • one stray breath mint
  • medicine
  • dental floss
  • coupons
  • Tory Burch wallet, the other lover in my life
  • coupons, held together by a chip clip.  ghetto much?
  • wet ones
  • tissues
  • almonds
  • Baggu reusable bag
  • zipper pouch for all the makeup
  • tube of lotion
  • more headphones
  • stray dollar bills
  • gift cards
  • pass for free movie at the local theater
  • another reusable bag
  • knit gloves
  • band aids
  • stray sticks of gum
  • reminder card for my rheumatologist
  • Cafe Rio stamp card
  • photo of Charming
  • grocery list
what's in your purse series
  • Revlon lip stain
  • Avon lip-gloss
  • L’Oreal stick blush
  • Stila lip-gloss
  • Revlon lipstick
  • Maybelline pulse perfection mascara
  • Maybelline Falsies mascara
  • L’Oreal Voluminous carbon black mascara
  • Avon juice gems lip-gloss
  • Revlon lip stain
  • MAC red lipstick
  • MAC lip-glass

13 pieces of makeup in one purse?  And that’s after I swiped 2 from the table to use while dashing to and fro.  That’s just ridonkulous.

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Hello there! I'm Allison Czarnecki, founder + editor of Petit Elefant, a blog all about style on a budget for every part of your life: style / home / travel / family. I do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, home remodel projects, and cool DIY crafts you totally want to try. I'm super happily married (to a hot Polish immigrant) and am the mother of two kids, a daughter and son, all of whom are featured here on the regular. We live in the country but we're a little bit rock + roll. Welcome!


  1. Jessica :

    I just started following your blog, but I must say I ABSOLUTELY love what I like to call “dump your purse”. The contents of your purse are hilarious! I would definitely label that “the Mary Poppins Purse”…for sure. :)

  2. Erin O. :

    And here I was, feeling all EXTREME, because I packed a lip balm, a lip stain, and 2 glosses for my trip to California. ;)

    • Allison :

      Listen, it’s all dependent on individuality. For you that IS extreme, and honestly, for me that was a little bit too much. Okay, way too much. I hope you had fun with the whales, minus the barfing.

  3. Leisa :

    Nice! I am not the only person with a whole lot of everything in my purse. Love it! I thought about taking a picture but then i might feel the need to clean my purse out

  4. Allison (a different one) :

    Finally, FINALLY! Someone who carries as much lip gloss and stain as I do! This feels so liberating. I’ve tried to cut down on my stash, but I love them so much and I love having them with me always.

    • Allison :

      It’s a little embarrassing for me to pull 14 lip products out of my purse, but you just never know, right?

  5. LauraD :

    Thanks for sharing!!!! LOVE the purse! I LOVE your website, I have been visiting it for a while now, and even had my purse featured.

    • Allison :

      Glad to hear it, thank you!