Last post from one of my friends! What's in my bag with Meghan from Shine On!

Meghan was kind enough to write a post for me in the midst of her traveling cross-country and I didn't want to leave her out. You need to go check out her blog and what she's been up to while driving alll the way back to Washington!

Hello, beautiful Chanel & Chocolate Cake readers!
I am so excited to be guest blogging today, and sharing with you...

...what's in my bag!

When Liz told me about this opportunity, I had to jump in! I carry my life in my purse, 
so I'm so excited to dig right in and share it with the world!

First, I'd love to introduce myself.

My name is Meghan, and I blog over at...
Like my title suggests, I'm a twenty-something, coffee-loving, social media-addict living in Seattle, WA! I am a daughter, sister & friend, and a cheerleader for the Seattle Mariners, and my alma mater, Eastern Washington University {Go Eags!}. I am a tad obsessed with Twitter, pinning, instagramming & blogging, so I hope to see you there!

So what's in my bag? 
Let's take a look!

This is my beautifully-worn, and much-loved bag. I bought it from a purse show at a friend's home, and haven't let it out of my sight! It holds EVERYTHING, which is awesome. It also has a fun little rose as an accent, and has molded perfectly to my shoulder.

I'm not sure what it is about my iPhone, but it loses charge so quickly. Remedy? I carry my car charger with me everywhere - especially if I'm riding in someone else's vehicle. This happened to me over the weekend, and it was a game-changer!

My Erin Condren planner is my lifeline. While I haven't given it as much TLC since I've been on vacation, it will be getting lots of love when I finally get back up to WA and resume the job search.

Ibuprofen. 'Nough said!

I carry around extra change for two reasons: a) down in SoCal, metered parking is everywhere, so it's convenient and easy to have spare change lying around. Second reason? It's on my 101 in 1001 list that I will help out a pal and put some change in their expired meter. Believe it or not, I haven't come across an expired meter yet, but I'm fully prepared, if/when I do!

I wear hard contact lenses, so these drops are my savior when I've had my contacts in for a long time, or if I get a piece of dirt, lint, etc. in my eye.

Because I had to take this picture with my camera, I used my battery and charger to represent it. I carry my camera everywhere. As Elliott Erwitt says, “Nothing happens when you sit at home. I always make it a point to carry a camera with me at all times…I just shoot at what interests me at that moment."

Keys! I need a way to get into my car & house!

Wallet. What does my wallet hold? A photo of my family, a couple debit/credit cards, my Starbucks card {although the app rocks, too}, rewards cards & stamps!

Even though I'm a lipgloss/chapstick collector, it takes me FOREVER to go through a tube. I usually will apply it first thing in the day, and then forget to apply it the rest of the day. Oops!

A pen! Never know when you'll want to give out your digits to some cutie!

These sunglasses were actually a gift from one of my Nashville sorority sisters. Well, sort-of. She left them in my car, I discovered them in SoCal, and she told me to keep them. What a doll! They're also the same glasses in my photo above!

It never hurts to carry around some extra bling!

Lastly, you will always find my iPhone in my purse. If I leave home without it, I turn around. It's a sickness - I must have it.

So what's in your bag?
You can link up with Liz below!

Be sure to stop over and say hi!


  1. i just want to let you know that i have LOVED this series!! these have been so enjoyable!!

    Stumbled onto your blog and just wanted to show you some blog luv! def enjoyed this post :) New follower via email


  2. Hi, I'm Shar!
    Your newest follower from the blog hop!

    Love your blog design! So pretty! And I agree, #4 is a MUST!

    xoxo ♥ -Shar

  3. Loved looking in your bag. Fun!
    New follower from GFC hop! Love for you to stop by and return the follow. Hosting Like Me On Facebook tonight love for you to link up your page. Last week we had close to 200 pages. Hope to see you there.

  4. Super cute blog!! Thanks for linking up at the GFC Blog Hop today! Hope you have a great week

  5. I'm seriously considering getting that planner. Love this guest post!

    Stop by and say hi sometime!

  6. love your planner!

    come say hello at nichollvincent.blogspot.com and have a fabulous week!

  7. Meghan looks so cute, and so is your blog! I'm thrilled to be your newest follower and would love it if you could return the follow if you get the chance and wish to :)
    Sapir @ smellthewildflowers.blogspot.com

  8. How fun to share what's in your bag!
    Just started following through GFC Blog Hop

  9. It's so much fun to see what's in people's bags! I want an Erin Condren planner so bad - I keep hearing about how great they are!!!