What’s in my bag | Whistles Cornelia

What’s in my bag | Whistles Cornelia

It wasn’t too long since I last did a What’s in my Bag video, but I have already bought a new one! The reason? The one I last showed you was already falling apart. Plus I have been downsizing my daily items and thus no longer have a need for a super big bag. So when I found this leopard print Cornelia bag by Whistles in the ASOS summer sale, I knew I had to snatch it up.

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Whistles Cornelia Bag | What’s in my Bag

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What’s in my bag

What’s in my bag

It’s been a hot minute since I last updated you on what I carry around in my bag. I used to carry around my big old book bag. Before, my workdays were longer and so I had to carry more stuff with me to keep me going throughout the day. Now that I have moved and my commute is much shorter, I now carry less, so it was time for a new bag.  what's in my bag

What’s in my bag

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What’s in my bag

What’s in my bag

For this week’s video, I thought it would be fun to show you what I keep in my bag. Now don’t expect a super flashy designer bag edition (newsflash: I don’t own any designer bags), but I do have a nice and sturdy leather book bag that I have had since my freshmen year in highschool. I use it every day I go to work and even after a few repairs this is holding up well. Here’s what I keep in my bag!

What’s in my vintage book bag?

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What’s in my bag?

What’s in my bag?

I’ve been back at work a few weeks now and for this school year, I decided to bring out an oldie but a goodie when it comes to my work bag. This, by now vintage, leather satchel used to be my book bag in my freshmen year in highschool *cue chorus of aaahw*. That was back in 1996 and I got it for my birthday. Here’s what it houses in the academic year of 2015-2016.

The only way to get your hands onto one of these anymore is from specialized stores or vintage shops. At the time I believe we bought this from HEMA. I specifically wanted a bag like this, but throughout my first year of secondary school, this proved too small. So I got a bigger one the year after. However, this smaller version has held up a lot better than the bigger one, which nearly falls apart and I feel that for an every day work bag, this allows me to carry everything I wish to carry with me.

So I figured I show you what I carry around with me on a daily basis. Remember, I work quite long days. I am up just after 6 AM and do not come home until the early evening on most days. Days like that require sustenance, entertainment and a few other basics that I cannot leave the house without.

The bag has two large compartments, divided by an A4 sized zipper compartment. I am not currently using that, but I use it whenever I need to bring home documents from work, such as exam papers or reading material. The front of the bag features two smaller compartment that are perfect for keeping smaller things.

1.) Necessities

A few things I will never leave my house without are my wallet, my moleskin diary, keys and an umbrella. I am still a tad old fashioned with keeping track of my appointments, lessons and other social engagements. I keep a paper diary as it gives me a weekly overview in one go. My wallet is from New Look, my keys are too big but apart from pragmatic it also features some mementos and then I have an umbrella, because here you never know what the weather might be like.

2.) Entertainment

Since I travel around 3 hours every day to get to and from home to work, I try to use the time wisely. I have spent hours grading papers, preparing lessons and I can swear I managed passing my MPhil due to putting in study hours on the train. I try to use the time for exploring personal interests though. I love reading on the train (currently Marisha Pessl’s Night Film) and I listen to music or watch TV series on my tablet. Sometimes I use my phone to play some games or read articles through social media.

3.) Food & drink

I am a bring-your-own-lunch kinda gal. I bring my Klean Kanteen which I fill up with water. I use my Sigg thermos cup for tea. In winter I love taking tea with me on the train. The two clear containers are from HEMA. I use these for food. They have a leak proof lid, but the container itself is made out of glass which is microwave safe. I had some snacks in the small one and lunch in the big one.

4.) Miscellenous

Finally I keep a small make up bag at hand with essentials for touching up my make up, but also handy things such as cough drops, paracetamol and band aids. I always put that day’s lipstick in my bag as well, just in case and pens, gum, tissues and my work keys are of course essentials any given day. Lastly, there is a little pouch with a small mirror, lip balm and a flash drive.

Not too interesting contents wise, but I thought it would be fun to show you nonetheless. It had been a while since I did one of these and I know how many people always like to take a peek into someone else’s bags.

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Blog Challenge Day 5: What’s in my bag?

Blog Challenge Day 5: What’s in my bag?

Can you still call this a purse? I think it’s a bit too big for that, so I’ll just call it a bag. I know some of you would like to know what I have in my bag. Well, here it is! I only just got home and had to unpack my bag anyways, so I thought I would give you all a peek. Instead of taking pictures of all the stuff I carry around on a daily basis, I’ve decided to film it, cuz I’m a bit too tired right now to be taking pictures and making sure the lighting is alright and everything. Here it goes:

I spend a lot of time away from home: on trains, at work, or at school, hence the load of stuff that I take with me. I wouldn’t be able to bear two 1,5 hour train rides on a daily basis if I didn’t bring some stuff with me to do. Staring out of the window every day gets kinda old after a while. I hope this has given you guys an idea of the stuff I carry around on a daily basis.

Music in the background: The Beatles. I just bought a 4CD collection with Beatles’ music and am totally stoked about it. I didn’t own any of their stuff on CD yet!

P.S. I apologize for any language mistakes in that vid. I watched it before uploading it and I notice I did correct myself a few times, but I’m pretty sure there’s gotta be a few other mistakes that have slipped in there.