What’s Inside The Bag Inside The Bag?

Inside the bag inside the bag. Okay, what I actually meant was what’s inside the (makeup) bag that’s inside the (messenger) bag. 

C’mon admit it, we all want to see what’s inside a woman’s bag, it’s the voyeuristic tendency in us! Few years ago, I was new to company xyz and this biotchie randomly opened my purse and had this to say “what’s all these junk in your bag”? I snapped in a flash “oh well, some expensive junk you can’t afford”. Lo, since then that two-faced colleague became extra-friendly to me. Anyways, let’s unravel my junk altogether…

After lippies, handbags are my trivial pride and joy. I try my best to give them equal attention so I rotate my purses on a weekly basis. When the idea of writing “what’s inside my bag” popped, Tory Burch Amanda Foldover Messenger Bag is “the IT bag of the week”. If you’re following me on Instagram, chances are you may have spotted this multipurpose baby several times.

instagram: @thefabzilla

I repeat, multipurpose. While I use it mostly as cross-body/messenger, it’s also a tote/shopper bag (unfolded).

Ready for the contents?

I always carry a pair of sunnies to protect my eyes from the glare. Coincidentally, it’s from Tory Burch again. Are you getting the vibe that Imma fan?

I love my Onna Ehrlich Bella Wallet, it has 16 card slots (yeah that many), zipper pockets, bill holder, and a wristlet. I wasn’t sure with the color but I settled for red because I bought it around Christmas time, what a rationale, haha! I also carry a checkbook 24/7, not that I use it often.

We’re slowly getting to the more interesting part….

So inside the bag are two bags: a large Too Faced makeup bag where I keep all these items (my go-to mist at the moment, Josie Maran, Bite Beauty lip crayon (grape), sanitary pad, Ricola case, and a small Clinique bag to hold my lippies)

And now the big reveal… say aloha to my babies (rest assured I rotate them too). For this particular week, these are the lippies yo mama anointed…

inside the bag, what's inside the bag, top lipsticks for summer and spring, radial glmastick, tory burch lip color, givenchy rouge interdit, tom ford lip color sheer, shiseido rouge, bite beauty

(reviews are linked, by the way)
Rodial Glamstick SPF 15 Tinted Lip Butter (Blow)
Tory Burch Lip Color (Just Like Heaven)
Tom Ford Lip Color Sheer (Firecracker)
Shiseido Perfect Rouge
Givenchy Rouge Interdit Lipstick (Enigmatic Rosewood)
Bite Beauty Matte Lip Crayon (Grape)
deluxe sample Givenchy lipstick (Sephora perk)

I know what you’re thinking, “girl do you need to carry all these lippies”? a resounding yes! In fact, I invite you to read this post I wrote few months ago “The Lippy Phenomenon“, it will exactly tell you the reason blow-by-blow. Not to forget, inside that Clinique bag you will also find a small mirror and oil-blotting sheets.

Okay few more items and we’re done… a lonely Ricola candy and hand sanitizer for the germaphobe.

Now that you’ve seen mine, I want to see yours too so feel free to link your what’s inside my bag post, just because.

til next,


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  1. April 30, 2014 / 8:11 am

    I need to try and rotate my bags more often… but girl, I carry too much in my purse. I wish things were a little more simplified but with one child who plays bball and falls and 2 others in everything… I need my first aid kit and so much more. lol

    • May 2, 2014 / 7:22 am

      You should post a "what's inside a mommy's bag", that would be fun!

  2. April 30, 2014 / 10:18 am

    I love posts like this! Your bag is so organized!!!! I carry so much crap it's unreal. I try to pretend like I don't, but I totally do.

    • May 2, 2014 / 7:23 am

      LOL. Being organized stops w/ my wallet, all the freakin receipts make my wallet fat w/ paper, not moolah, haha!

  3. April 30, 2014 / 10:42 am

    You are so organized!! I wish my purse looked that organized! 🙂

    • May 2, 2014 / 7:23 am

      I try my best but having one big bag inside keeps everything in order

  4. April 30, 2014 / 12:01 pm

    I love that you carry various lipsticks AND your germophobe essentials!

  5. April 30, 2014 / 1:51 pm

    Such a cute bag and I love your outfits!

  6. April 30, 2014 / 2:36 pm

    Wow, I can't believe that someone just went into your bag like that. How weird! Love that you rotate your bags. I'm usually too lazy to move everything over but I should. BTW, I love your red wallet!

    • May 2, 2014 / 7:24 am

      I know right, manners where art thou? I tell you, some girls can be downright bitchy

  7. April 30, 2014 / 2:55 pm

    I keep my lippies in a little bag too – to keep myself under control!

  8. April 30, 2014 / 3:04 pm

    Oh I LOVE that bag, LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!!

  9. April 30, 2014 / 3:07 pm

    lol! I could never do a "what's in her bag" post because my purse is overflowing. It's definitely not as cute and organized as yours. I would only embarrass myself, but you have inspired me to clean out my purse and opt for a bit more simplicity this spring because your purse is so well organized and cute and fashionable!! Alisia | Some Writers

  10. April 30, 2014 / 3:20 pm

    Someone actually asked you what was with so many lippies? Do they KNOW you? LOL

    I love What's in My Bag posts. It is so much fun to creep other peoples' bags by invitation. I need to do one of these posts, very soon. 😀

    • May 2, 2014 / 7:25 am

      You should do it Erika, I want to see what's inside your purse. Lemme guess, lippies and nail polish???

  11. April 30, 2014 / 3:38 pm

    My bag has so many random things in it lol. I'm a mom of a 3 yo so imagine. I love your dress and toms wedges.

    • May 2, 2014 / 7:26 am

      thanks Kim. One day, I'll do a post on Toms, they're my favorites

  12. April 30, 2014 / 5:31 pm

    Those sunglasses are stylish! I need them!

  13. April 30, 2014 / 6:51 pm

    I love seeing inside your bag!

  14. April 30, 2014 / 7:09 pm

    What a funny comeback – I can't believe some one had the nerve to open your bag!

  15. April 30, 2014 / 7:17 pm

    I really LOVE your style,that purse is super cute (I need one!) and love your black/white stripe dress…perfect for the warm weather!

  16. April 30, 2014 / 7:24 pm

    I love "what's in my bag" posts. I'm so nosey like that. LOL Love your bag!

    • May 2, 2014 / 7:28 am

      make your version too, I wanna see what's inside your bag!!!

  17. April 30, 2014 / 7:53 pm

    I'm just getting into handbags thanks to ShopBop and I'm wondering, if you switch that often, are there certain items you keep in each bag so it's not a major project to switch?

    • May 2, 2014 / 7:28 am

      yes, those products I showed (mist, sanitizer, etc), they're staples that's why I keep 'em in a big bag for easy transfer

  18. April 30, 2014 / 8:02 pm

    This was very interesting post! It is always fun to see whats inside other people bags.

  19. April 30, 2014 / 8:35 pm

    I love these types of posts! Cute bag! (s) <– lol

  20. May 1, 2014 / 12:44 am

    I'm so not a bag person hahah I use one purse, until it falls apart (or I bleed into it and ruin it), and then agonize over getting another cheap one at Kohl's…

  21. May 1, 2014 / 2:19 am

    a) can I have your purse? b) can I have everything inside of your purse?

  22. May 1, 2014 / 2:36 am

    Very smart to put your sanitizer in a ricola case. I love your sense of style and I love what you carry with you!

  23. May 1, 2014 / 2:40 am

    I use a purse organizer so that I can rotate my purses, too – though I seem to end up carrying black or brown most of the time. I have quite a collection – I need to rotate more! I can't believe I actually have MORE lippies in my purse than you do, though yours are way cuter and $$.

  24. May 1, 2014 / 3:37 am

    What a pretty purse! I've been meaning to do this type of post, too, but can never find the time.

  25. May 1, 2014 / 3:46 am

    I've always got random lipstick with me in my bag! BTW love that maxi dress!

  26. May 1, 2014 / 4:29 am

    My bag is full of other little bags too. And those tweed shoes….BOSS!

  27. May 1, 2014 / 2:23 pm

    loving your bag and sunnies!

  28. May 1, 2014 / 7:00 pm

    I wish I was as organized as you are! And I love that chevron maxi dress in your OOTD photo!

  29. May 1, 2014 / 8:09 pm

    Love the sunglasses!

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