What's In My Bag, Spencer in the summer edition.
1:19 PM

We've got the goods.
I was cleaning out my purse, and figured it was probably about
time I got around to doing one of these, seeing as I love shuffling through the gazillions of shots of other people's stuff. Weird? I'd like to think it's more an interest in human behaviour. Ish.

One of the best scents for summer I have probably had in a long long time, Forever Sunshine from Bath and Body Works can honestly brighten my mood in one spritz. A heavenly mixture of "vanilla bean gelato", freesia, and sparkling top notes of "juicy tangerine, golden apricot" and "exotic berries", this body spray (which comes from a family of lotions and a body wash) will brighten your day and push your senses to sandy shores in the sun.

Staples of my existence. Key to house, attached to a key-chain comprised of a Nemo charm circa 2004, a Henry's lens cleaner (always a necessity), and a 2 gig flash drive that needs a new 4 gig mate. Besides that, my favourite, FAVOURITE pen (yes, I know you all have favourite pens too, don't make fun) the Sharpie Fine Point Pen, that probably comes in other colours but is a wiz to write with and has such a nice finish to everyday notes and doodles. Often sitting with my red Moleskine notebook, but not today apparently.

Another group of essentials, beginning with the only toothbrush I'll buy. The Colgate [insert proper product name here] vibrating brush, always in pink, packaged in twos for convenience. Cheap and cute and always necessary in one's purse for those unexpected overnight stays ;) Lady Speed Stick, because life tends to get a little sticky, and Annabelle compact powder because my face is always in need of touch ups. Last but not at all least, Rimmell Lasting Finish Pro Nail Enamel in Steel Grey, my new favourite (not necessarily summery but still prominent) nail colour that is permanently residing on my toes. Always necessary for touch ups, especially when work shoes kill my feet and toes.

My wonderful, $12 fake Ray Bans from Walmart. Probably the best sunglasses I've owned to date. Don't be fooled by the Versace case... I had Versace prescription glasses for years, and finally got new ones (Guess brand) but hated the case they came in. Thus the Versace case stays. Cleaning cloth a must for any wearer of glasses, and hair ties for hot sticky days when my hair drives me nuts.

Probably one of my favourite pieces that I've ever owned, wallet circa god knows when, from my Nana. Legit vintage, I scrounged it from her things after she passed, things she left to our family, and it makes me so happy to have a piece of her with me wherever I go.

Finally, the bag. My $15 Old Navy crazy find of life. I've had this bag now for... oh... 3 years? Give or take. And it's been a rock in my busy, hectic, ridiculously scattered day to day life. It fits a 15 inch Macbook Pro, books, clothes, and anything else that I need to stow away in something other than a gaudy duffel bag. It's classy without being outdated, inexpensive without being cheap, and a lifesaver all packed into one cute black bag.

Things I missed/didn't talk about until now: My life, aka my Blackberry Bold. It's a newborn, only a couple of weeks old, and it's already permanently attached to my person. It keeps me organized and in touch with the world and beyond, and I'm incredibly happy to finally have made the move up to a smartphone. Also, the white chapstick: Chapstick Vanilla Mint, unable to be bought at Walmart anymore, only PharmaPlus on occasion. Used so much the wrapper has evaporated into the depths of my purse, it's the only Chapstick I swear by, and the only thing that keeps my horribly dry lips nice and smooth, even through a long shift of schmoozing and boozing at Jack Astors (for those out of the loop, I'm a server).

I do believe that's it, and hopefully my purse will be exploding with new goodies in the future.... car keys, perhaps? We'll see. For now... at least I'm organized. Cheers!


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