What’s in your purse series week forty one

This week’s What’s in Your Purse Series purse is from Katie.  Thanks Katie!

–If you want to submit your purse to the series take two photos of your purse {nice, clean non-blurry ones} one of the outside, one of the inside, along with a listing of the contents to allisonATpetitelefantDOTcom


what's in your bagAbout my purse:
I found this at Forever 21 for around $25 after months of searching for a purse I actually liked. I had been carrying around an old and much too big bag for the longest time and it was to my relief when I purchased this to replace it. It is actually also quite large but not enough to be annoying. I like having a little more space anyway, if only to find myself digging around even deeper to get what I need out of it!


  • Makeup bag – I keep all the makeup I use on a daily basis in here in case I ever need a touch up when I’m out of the house. This includes my foundation, concealer, eye shadow, mascara, eyeliner, and pressed powder. I’m surprised sometimes at how much can actually fit in there!
  • Contact case- Knowing my eyes, I can’t go a whole day without some discomfort from my contacts so it is absolutely necessary to stick one of these in my purse in case I need to take them out.
  • Wallet – Just a cheap one from Target that I liked because it was shiny! Complete with little money and various cards
  • Checkbook – I don’t really use this all that much but it’s in there just in case. Honestly I think I have only written 3 checks!
  • Hairbrush
  • Daily planner – This is also from Target. I really liked the floral pattern and it’s a nice size to carry around.
  • Phone – LG Chocolate Touch.
  • Keys – My college lanyard, a South Carolina key-chain from a family trip a few years ago, and an Eiffel Tower key-chain from my sister’s friend who went to France.
  • Gum – Can’t live without it!
  • Glasses – For days when I’m feeling too lazy to put my contacts in.
  • Lip-gloss – One from ELF and the other from L’Oreal.

Not pictured but in and out of my purse at all times:

  • iPod – 8GB pink Nano.
  • Camera – An old pink Fuji Film Fine Pix Z5 that should really get replaced soon since the quality is not so great anymore.
  • Lotion – Either Bath & Body Works Winter Candy Apple or Twilight Woods.
  • Gloves
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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. shannon :

    WOW talk about neat and tidy!!! MY purse is one for The Price is Right gameshow…I have everything bu the kitchen sink in mine! so proud of thosse of you who whittle it down to the “bear bones” :)