August 17, 2010
Dawn Poh

Yes, yes.. I know we had one not too long ago, but I don’t think I am alone in loving such posts. Everyone has a certain streak of voyeurism in their nature, so here’s my bag contents for your viewing pleasure!

We might not have extreme seasonal changes in Singapore, but I find myself changing the contents of my bag to reflect the fact that autumn is creeping up upon us! The fall is definitely my favourite season – The colours are so rich and I really wish I could watch the leaves turn. I am also taking this chance to show off the new bag I’ve bought! I really wish I could afford to buy the PS1 from Proenza Schouler, but this inspired bag will do in the meantime. I love it – it’s roomy but not clumsy, and it fits an iPad perfectly.
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What’s in my bag: Clockwise from the top

Audio Technica headphones. I don’t always play music on it. Sometimes it just functions as a noise-cancelling device when I’m taking public transport. I hate that some earbuds “leak” sound and everyone in a 1o mile radius can hear what you are playing. Headphones keeps the sound in and out.

Makeup Pouch. I believe the pouch is a freebie from Burberry when my mum bought their perfume or something. It’s made of a sturdy, waterproof material and it keeps spillages in. I don’t believe in spending a lot of money on makeup pouches. They always end up getting dirty and stained from my makeup spilling anyway. The sturdy material prevents my makeup from getting knocked around too much.

Makeup. Just lipsticks and lipglosses and a compact powder. I keep a spare tube of eyelash glue in my bag as well as I wear false lashes often.

Nail polish top coat from seche vite. Tights are a staple in my closet during the fall, and a coat of clear nail polish prevents snags from ruining my stockings! When you see a run in your stockings, applying some clear nail polish along the edges will prevent it from laddering further.

Bobby pins. I love to wear jackets and scarves when the weather turns chilly. However, static in the collars and scarves causes my hair to tangle horribly around my neck. It’s a literally a pain to brush out and it damages your hair horribly. I very much prefer to bun my hair up to prevent this from happening. I have light brown pins to match my hair colour.

Money. I like to just dump money in my bag and forget about them. It’s a cheap thrill to find money randomly stashed in your purse months later and I love how happy it makes me.

DS Lite which I’ve stolen from my brother. (Come on, it’s red anyway.) My favourite games are Animal Crossing, Mario Kart and Guilty Gear. I used to love to play Taiko but I think I’ve ruined my LR buttons.

Pens and markers. I always, always have a pen with me. To what purpose? I’m not too sure myself. It’s just really handy to have around in the event that you need to fill up forms or to jot down thoughts. Yes, I know this is the 21st century and there are electronic devices, but I just really really love to write things down. Markers are for decorating polaroids.

Wallet and iPhone. Of course. The wallet is a birthday gift from my awesome friends – I really can’t bear to change it because of the sentimental value. I stuff so many cards/receipts in there that it’s really hard to close.

Hairspray. In case of rainy days and in case of muggers.

Silence of the Lambs. One of my favourite movies/novels ever. I am a big fan of the Hannibal series.

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What are the staples in your bag this fall?

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17 Responses to “What’s in my bag: Fall edition”

  1. I don’t actually carry a purse around, I’ve only ever owned two. Lately I’ve been considering otherwise, not sure why but I seem to be wanting to carry a lot more than just my wallet and keys lately! I’m so picky though XD If you have any recommendations to get inexpensive, good quality purses (preference of black, studs, spikes, zippers all a plus) that can also fit a DSLR, let me know! <3

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    Dawn replied on

    It depends on what DSLR you own Samantha! I have a tiny Canon 450D with 50mm lens so they can easily fit in most bags, inclusive of the one I’ve posted above. I doubt the same bag could fit a 5DMKII with 90-300mm lens for example, though!

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  2. Moni says:

    Since I’m in school, I alternate between big purses and a backpack to carry things around. Now that I’ve got a laptop, I’m actually in the market for a big, sturdy (but relatively cheap) bag. Zara seems to make good bags, so I will probably check that place out.

    Oh but anyway, what’s in my bag now? Driver’s license and registration, cash and cards, my cell phone, keys, a lip gloss palette and a lip brush. :)

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    Dawn replied on

    I’ve had the worst experience with Zara bags, unfortunately. There was one I really really liked, but it literally disintegrated on me within 6 months of me buying it!

    I share your love for big purses – the only bad thing about it is that you always feel compelled to fill it to maximum capacity with useless things, just in case.

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  3. Tokyo says:

    I love these type of posts too.

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    Dawn replied on

    Thanks! I love to lurk around the various flickr pools for bag posts.

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  4. Slegna says:

    love this post and the bag. Looks like a perfect size!

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    Dawn replied on

    Hi Slegna!

    I love this bag too! I actually can’t bear to use it too often…

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  5. Euforilla says:

    I love Animal Crossing too!!
    Anyway, my staples… I don’t know really… a pen and something to write on, I love writing the old fashioned way!

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    Dawn replied on

    Animal Crossings = <3

    I love writing in journals too. I just like to fill up pages and pages with handwriting!

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  6. Cat says:

    Love your What’s-In-My-Bag-Post! :):)

    Here’s mine:

    Bag: Chanel Classic Tote (black) for work, Miu Miu Coffer (beige) for weekends

    Work bag contents:
    – Wallet (LV Sarah)
    – A4 Log Book (for recording patient details)
    – Lanyard and work pager
    – iPhone
    – Pens in red and blue (my favourite is Papermate Profile)
    – Baby blue, checked Burberry scarf swiped from an ex-boyfriend (it’s winter in Melbourne)

    Weekend bag contents:
    – Wallet, iPhone (as above)
    – Makeup bag (the Bag-in-a-Bag from Muji. It’s huge and a recent I-don’t-need-it-but-must-have-it purchase from Singapore) of which contains:
    – Blistex lip balm
    – Chanel lipgloss and lipstick from their Bondi collection
    – Mole notebook – the mini, mini version with perforated edges. Mine is in hot pink
    – Sheseido oil blotting paper
    – Metal tin case with panadeine, antacid, diarrheoa pills which I badly needed when in Singapore/Malaysia because I got terrible reflux and heat stroke!
    – EOS 550D (that thing is so light I sometimes wonder if it’s in my bag at all!)

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    Dawn replied on

    Wow, sounds like you have everything you need in your bags!!

    I agree with you about the Canon 550D. I have a 450D myself (outdated, I know!) and it feels like a toy sometimes in comparison to its more professional counterparts.

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  7. stasha marie says:

    who doesn’t love finding money in the bottom of their purse? : )
    I also “borrow” my little sister’s ds!

    please keep up with the in the purse posts….. i love them!

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    Dawn replied on

    Thank you Stasha!

    I have “borrowed” so many items from my brother, I feel like a thief sometimes hahaha!

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  8. Julia M says:

    I think I’ll do a ‘what’s in my bag’ post today, you have inspired me!
    I know what you mean about earbuds leaking out your music-I find that I’m more conscious about what I listen to when I use them and try to avoid the cheesy 80s metal and stuff!

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    Dawn replied on

    But but, cheesy 80’s metal is the best kind of music ever in my opinion! I won’t mind hearing Iron Maiden or Metallica through someone’s leaking earbuds <3

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  9. Jamie says:

    Hi, may I ask where did you get the bag?
    It looks gorgeous! <3

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