Sunday, 13 January 2013

What's in Megan's bag.


You can tell a lot about a girl from the contents of her bag, and for a while I've been meaning to open up by showing you what I tote around on a daily basis. Since I have about three bags that I use equally, I thought it was only right to use the one I've had the longest for this post. It was a Christmas present from Grant in 2009, and it's served me very well indeed. It's classic, it's aged beautifully, and I really do love it.

  • iPad - I've only had it for a few weeks, but my iPad has already proved itself very handy. I've never liked carrying my laptop around, and even when I did used to take it to university it would hum loudly and run out of battery within an hour or two. The iPad is far more practical, and slips nicely into my satchel.
  • Phone - For obvious reasons. I'm not a huge texter or anything like that, but I just feel lost without my phone (although it's become rather battered over the past year or so - oops).
  • iPod - I do quite a lot of traveling, and long train journeys are far less tedious when I can plug in my iPod and shamelessly daydream. Before I got the iPad it was also a great time waster - the best app I've ever invested in has to be Monopoly!
  • Notepads - I generally carry two notepads, this little paperback one from Paperchase for rough notes, and my nice hardback one from Disneyland Paris for writing up. Whether I'm at university, traveling or going out for the day, it's nice to be able to jot down any ideas or inspiration I encounter.
  • Pens - Because otherwise the notepads are rendered somewhat useless.
  • Hair brush - I know it's bad to over-brush your hair, but if I don't keep on top of mine throughout the day it begins to look like a birds nest. I'm starting to wear it in a topknot more often, but I still have days when I wear it down and it's nice to be able to pop to the toilets every now and again to run a brush through it.
  • Soap and Glory Hand Maid Antibacterial Gel - I'm not an obsessive hand washer, but I think it's a good habit to carry a product like this (especially at this time of year). Not to mention my immune system needs all the help it can get!
  • Jelly Pong Pong Lip Frosting - My favourite lip product ever. It smells amazing, is long lasting and has a really nice cherry tint. Plus the packaging is adorable and the company don't test on animals. One of my desert island make up products.
  • Bourjois Blush in Cendre de Rose Brune - The only blusher I have ever used and another of my desert island make up products. The scent reminds me of when I was little and I used to play with my mum's make up. It's lightly perfumed, the colour is just right on my fair skin and it's lovely to use.
  • Rimmel Stay Matter Pressed Powder is Transparent - To quote Dita Von Teese, "Powder your nose - that greasy supermodel look is not what classic glamour is all about!'. I hate shine, and I don't do 'dewy'. I prefer to keep my skin perfect, porcelain and matte.
  •  Purse - My purse was a gift from Grant for my nineteenth birthday. Unlike past purses I've owned it fits all of my cards and loose change nicely. It looks the same now as it did when I was first given it, so I've no doubt it'll see me nicely through the next few years (at least!).
  • Umbrella - Living in England, it's a good idea to carry an umbrella at all times, even if it is looking clear outside! This little floral one from Accessorize is the ideal size keep in my satchel, plus the colours are perfectly cheery on a rainy day. 
  • Cath Kidston Ticket Holder - I used to be forever misplacing my bus pass, Oyster card and student ID. Now they're all nicely stashed in one pretty, floral place.
  • Cath Kidston Business Card Holder - A thoughtful birthday present from Lily of Red Brick Lipstick. Now I can carry my blog business cards in style wherever I go!
  • Keys - On a driftwood keyring my mum gave me on the day I moved out. I'd be a little stuck without them!


  1. Love this post! All the things your carry around in your bag are so pretty looking! And i absolutely love your notebook from Disney land Paris! It's so so perfect! xxx

  2. I love the satchel, we carry very similar things, I recently bought the samsung galaxy tab and its lugged everywhere with me :)
    Charli @

  3. Nice post! What a beautiful diaries! :)

    Stray Alley

  4. Lovely post ;) Your bag is pretty. I have similar ;)
    I often keep in my bag things like you ;d

  5. I love posts like this! I also like that Dita quote - I've never heard of it before but I'll definitely keep it in mind from now on! xxx

  6. I'm desperate for a satchel! Love your notebooks, I'm obsessed with buying stationary at the moment , it's almost as satisfying as clothes and beauty shopping :) xo

  7. Cute!!


  8. I hate dewy look too! Dita is such a wise woman. I think your bag and everything in it is adorable :)x

  9. I love this kind of posts! <3 You're right, if you see what's inside of a girls bag, you find everything about her. Like an open book ;)

    Have a nice day,

  10. Love this post and that bag is gorgeous and if you got it that long ago it has aged well!

    Hayley xx

  11. You're carrying around some gorgeous stuff! Those notebooks/diary's are so cute : )
    And I'd kill for an ipad right now


  12. Ooh, I do love this kids of posts - satisfies the nosy gal in me : ) Is that a Cambridge Satchel Co bag?

  13. I love this posts, mainly because I am so nosey! You've got a fab collection of things in your bag and its all so colourfull!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. xx

  14. I love reading 'What's in my bag' type posts, like you said it reveals a lot about the person. The things in your bag are lovely, so many adorable prints!


  15. I love all the colors you have in your bag! Great post

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  17. love your blog!

  18. your bag is so girly and interesting to be honest.
    where did you buy your notepads? i guess there is no such information or i just missed this- sorry
    i'm looking for lovely notepads! :3

  19. This was one of the prettiest and easiest "in my bag" posts ever. I love it. Now I want to go do one. :3

  20. Everything is so cute!<3 I seriously love your notepads

  21. I wish your bag was mine. It's so adorable!

  22. The contents of your bag look so pretty, Mines usually full of wrappers and receipts. I love my Cath Kidston ticket holder, I got one for Christmas and it's great for my daily commute.
    Rachelle x

  23. Wow, I love this "what's in your bag" post! :) I am inspired that I think I'll be doing this, too, on my blog. :"> You got a lot of pretty things there, Megann! :)


  24. I love these posts, I've just done one myself actually but my satchel is black! xx

    Lucy Loves To Blog

  25. great post!
    you're bag is so so gorgeous, i'm desperate for one similar!

    ellay xxx