The 21 Things You Should Have in Your Purse At All Times

March 8, 2017

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outfit inspiration: beige sweater, distressed jeans and wool hat

I really can’t even count a number of times I’ve been out and about and needing that one thing! I search my purse and car to no avail and promise myself that I won’t be caught without it the next time. Yet over and over again it happens! After one particularly rough day of being out for errands with the baby, needing to valet my car and not having cash, getting blisters in my new shoes, and being absolutely starving with no healthy snacks in sight, I came home and wrote a list. These are my essentials. They’re the 21 things you should have in your purse at all times! Yes, 21 things is a lot but most of them don’t take up any room and I’ve found them all necessary on multiple occasions. Let me know if you agree!

sharing my purse essentials neutral spring outfit- beige sweater and wool hat one of my favorite on-the-go healthy snacks

The 21 Things You Should Have in Your Purse At All Times

  1. Compact mirror- for on the go touch-ups, and making sure there isn’t anything stuck in your teeth!
  2. Hair ties/bobby pins- always needing to put my hair back or fix a wonky bun
  3. Snacks- an absolute must! Getting hungry on the go is the worst. I love the Breakfast Biscuits from Pure Growth Organic. They are so addictive and delicious! Love that they’re 100% organic too!
  4. Emergency cash- for those times where you don’t have time to go to an ATM.
  5. Hand sanitizer- germs are everywhere!!
  6. Mints- I always have some in my car and in my purse.
  7. Lipstick and lip balm- Lipstick for getting fancy and lip balm for healing chapped lips!
  8. Small perfume- One spritz and I feel so much more put together!
  9. Band aid- Even old shoes can give me blisters. My skin is too sensitive!
  10. Sunglasses- Sunny days, watch out!
  11. Blotting papers- One of those things you don’t think you need until you do!
  12. Notebook– for on-the-go notes and grocery lists
  13. Pen- for the above
  14. Essential oil roller- love having my de-stress roller with me, especially in traffic!
  15. Ear buds/headphones- necessary for the gym and waiting rooms!
  16. Feminine products- no explanation needed!
  17. Nail file- I always seem to get a broken nail while I’m driving and have to wait all day until I get home to file it smooth.
  18. Mobile phone charger- Don’t be caught without power! Really important for emergencies! 
  19. Statement piece of jewelry- I’m always surprised how often I’m looking for one piece of jewelry to take my outfit from day to night. I like keeping a pair of statement earrings in my purse just in case. It’s a little thing but it makes a big difference!
  20. Lotion- bye bye dry skin!
  21. Small comb- for de-tangling, a clean part, smoothing, and a little teasing!

The thing on this list that I’ve found super important though is snacks! Being hungry on the go is so annoying {Matthew calls it being hangry- hungry and angry!). When I’m with the baby, it’s not as easy to just stop anywhere to get food. I have to open up the stroller, take the heavy car seat out of the car, load in the diaper bag, and hope that he stays asleep or in a good mood! And then my options for healthy snacks are so limited. I started getting these Pure Growth Organic snacks a few months ago, though, {totally sucked in by the adorable packaging} and love that they’re 100% organic but taste just like you’d expect. I’ve been grabbing the Breakfast Biscuits lately before I head out the door and they’re perfect for a satisfying snack on the go! I’m always adding more to my Amazon order! And if you saw on my Insta Stories the other day, I devoured the bag of animal crackers in a whole afternoon! It’s supposed to be 10 servings but I just kept going. When Augustine is old enough to eat these, I know I’ll be sneaking bites whenever I can. Or better yet, having my own Mommy bag!

snacking_on_the_go pure growth organic snacks what to always have in your purse casual spring outfit with distressed jeans and hat sharing my on-the-go essentials the 21 things to have in your purse at all times

What’s the one thing you can’t be without on the go? You know, besides your phone 😉

xox

DISCLOSURE: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pure Growth Organics. The opinions and text are all mine.

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