What's in my Bag? Katie from Katie Elizabeth

Hi Everyone! Today I have Katie from Katie Elizabeth sharing What's in her bag! Katie and her husband just made the move from downtown Chicago to the 'burbs of Michigan where they just purchased their first home! Not only has it been so fun to watch as they update their new house they also just got the most adorable puppy!!  If you don't read her blog you must check it out! I mean what's better than home decor photos and pictures of a puppy!  Thanks so much for helping me out today Katie! 

Hi everyone!  I'm Katie from the Katie Elizabeth blog and I write about a variety of topics including my life with my husband and a new house in Michigan, my favorite recipes and my love for any and all beauty products!  I'm so excited to be here on East Coast Chic and hope Natalie is soaking up all of those precious newborn snuggles right now!

To be completely honest, I never really got "into" purses.  Don't get me wrong - I appreciate a beautiful bag and would die to get my hands on a LV but I've never been one to spend a lot on purses or to switch them up everyday. I'd say the majority of my bags are from Macy's, Target or Marshall's and I switch them up every other season - so I have a fall/winter bag and a spring/summer bag (that's the lazy girl in me).

I've been carrying this Steve Madden bucket cross body bag since the beginning of September.  It was a TJ Maxx find and I fell in love with the cognac color for fall, plus you can't beat the $30 price tag.

Another thing about me -- I'm a pretty organized person so you won't find many "extra's" in my purse, just the necessities.  I also make sure it's cleaned up (receipts in my wallet, any trash taken out, etc) everyday.  Nothing drives me more crazy than not being able to just reach in my bag and pull out what I need!

+ If I only switch out my purse twice a year, you can probably guess how often I switch out my wallet -- pretty much never.  This blue/green wallet is from Urban Outfitters and is actually super special to me because I bought it on the day my husband and I got engaged!

+ I always have a pair of sunglasses in my purse - but I make sure they are cheap sunglasses since they are likely to get pretty banged up in there.

+ My planner is my LIFELINE.  I would be lost without it.  This year I'm using an Erin Condren life planner and am enjoying it for the most part -- you can read my full, honest review here.

+ The most random possession found in my bag is definitely the tape measurer but that's because we just moved into a new house and I'm constantly furniture shopping :)

+ These are all the lip products floating around in my purse, it's so bad!  I absolutely can't leave home without my Carmex - I've been known to stop at a Walgreens and pick up a new one if I do happen to forget it.  My two other favorites are the Bare Minerals Moxie Gloss and the NYX Butter Glosses.

+ The little pink and red bag holds all a few other random necessities - Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin (best scent ever) hand lotion, Tylenol, Visine, a hair tie, and some chewing gum.

I feel like a "what's in your bag" post can tell you a lot about a person and in my case, it definitely sums me up -- an organized, makeup obsessed, brand new home owner!  Stop over and say hi sometime :)  Thanks again for having me Natalie!


  1. sooo much lip balm/lipstick! i love that :) girls gotta be prepared!! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  2. Such a fun bag! Love all of the lip color choices :)

  3. I love all of the lips!! A girl can NEVER have too many options! I am all about a clean, clutter-free bag so this makes me SUPER happy!!

  4. So many choices for lip gloss!! Love it… and the tape measure is random but hey, at least you're prepared!

  5. I keep pretty much all my lip items in my bag. Love how organized you are - I need to be better!!

  6. Thanks for having me, Natalie!!! Hope you have the best weekend with all your favorite guys :)

  7. I love your bag, Katie! You can never have enough lip products on hand either or it's emergency drug store run time as I know you know haha. Happy weekend Nat!


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