what’s in your purse series week sixty eight

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

If you love this series and want more of it, submit your purse. Take two photos of your purse {nice, clear, non-blurry ones} one of the outside, one of the inside, along with a listing of the contents to allisonATpetitelefantDOTcom

leather purse

My purse is actually a camera bag from JoTotes.  My husband gave it to me for Christmas last year (Christmas got so much better when he started shopping off my list).  When I got home from BlogHer I literally dumped my purse out on the bed.

purse contents

  • – Business cards, both those I got at BlogHer and my leftovers
  • – Keys with an orange Croc key-chain
  • – swag 1st Aid Kit
  • – Burt’s Bees chap stick that I bought in the airport on the way to BlogHer because I couldn’t find mine
  • – Ticket stub from one of my flights
  • – blue pen, black pen, pencil, orange swag pen
  • – Soft-lips chap stick that I found ~3 seconds after buying the Burt’s Bees
  • – one penny
  • – two combs
  • – little zipper pouch containing my iPod
  • – travel size deodorant
  • – small plastic containers with painkiller, allergy medication and cough drops
  • – two footie nylons from trying on shoes (Why is there never anywhere to throw those away at the store?)
  • – sunglasses
  • – game pieces from a Wendy’s kids meal toy
  • – US Passport (when in San Diego one never knows when one might want to pop down to Tijuana)
  • – $400 flight voucher I scored on the way home for voluntarily being bumped
  • – swag purse mirror from “The Help” movie screening
  • – picture of the L.D.S. Boston Temple
  • – hand sanitizer
  • – too many crumbs
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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. Marisa :

    But where’s the camera? I want to see the camera! :)

    • Allison :


    • cabesh :

      After the first day at BlogHer I found that the camera was just too heavy to lug around, along with all the swag. I tucked it away into my carry-on.

  2. ~j. :

    I adore Cabesh! She’s a great friend and a wonderful woman.

    • Allison :

      Isn’t she though? Completely fantastic, all the way around.

  3. Natalie :

    I am LOVING this bag AND this concept…as a wannabe pro, I carry my Nikon D60 all the time and I end up just sticking it in my regular purse which does not protect it or carry well for that matter. I love this bag and for $89 what a steal! Only downside, I am loving the orange, but I don’t see that color online anymore? Oh well might have to go with the bronze! Thanks for letting me know about this company!

    • Allison :

      Natalie, isn’t it an awesome concept?

      I don’t know this company at all, but I have one of these:


      The clover, and I want to make out with it.

  4. cameron :

    Love the purse! I don’t think I can ever enter mine – the amount of, er, organic matter in my purse could probably support a small garden…

    • Allison :

      Well, I think everyone does a little “editing” before taking pictures. Frankly, I want to see the dirt.

  5. @ginabegin :

    I love this series concept (and pretty much everything in this post, as well!). Great idea you have here and a bold move to expose the contents of one’s purse/bag. Hmmm… wondering if a slightly torn hand woven Ecuadorian bag of a traveler would be acceptable for this? =)