I’ve been LOVING my Marc Jacobs Single bag – it’s my everyday bag – and it puts a smile on my face whenever I look down at its quilted cuteness!
However – as you can see, it’s a teeny TINY bag – quite similar to Chanel’s WOC. I’ve had to downsize a LOT so that I could use this bag – I guess it’s true love when you’re willing to make sacrifices 😉
There are 3 compartments inside the bag. The back has a row of card slots, so you can keep your credit cards in the bag instead of in a separate wallet. I prefer using my own wallet as it makes it easier to switch out to a bigger bag on the weekends. The cupcake sticker shows where I keep my iPhone (since I was using it to take pictures).
Inside my bag:
-blue wallet (the smallest wallet I own…am on the hunt for a cuter one)
-Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene 6-keyholder
-Wet Ones travel wipes
-ELF blotting papers
-mini BALMSHELL lipgloss
-garage door opener
-iPhone 4s (pictured below)
Things I had to give up carrying: (I carry them in my bigger bag on the weekends)
-extra wallet containing store cards/gift cards
-tylenol & gum
-hand cream & cuticle cream
-more toiletries (lipliner, nail file, hairbrush)
-sunglasses (I keep them by the door and wear them out)
Down-sizing was hard because I like being prepared, but when I looked at what I needed on a day-to-day basis (basically the school run) I realized I didn’t need to carry so much stuff. If I am going to be out longer during the week – it’s easy enough to switch to a bigger bag…but for now, my shoulders are thanking me!
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What’s your favorite bag right now? Do you carry a lot of stuff or do you travel light?
Your shoulders will certainly be thanking you! I carry way too much stuff in my purse (for example: there are at least 10 lipsticks & glosses in there). But when I do clean it out I always find myself wishing I had kept the stuff in there that I took out.
Oh yes – in my weekend bag, I always end up accumulating so much stuff too, so I know how you feel – especially with the multiple lip glosses!
Always love reading these type of posts 🙂 When I'm just running around, doing errands or on the weekends, I like to use smaller bags. But during the week I carry bigger bags to work.
I love seeing what's inside bags too! You switch your bags out a lot – and they coordinate with your outfits so well 🙂
It MUST be love to sacrifice the Tylenol and GUM!!! 😉 it really is a super chic bag though! Looks gorgeous on you!
Yes – I feel insecure without my tylenol or gum – so I keep some by my front door and some in my car – but it's better to always have it on hand.
I definitely carry a BIG bag. I need it. I agree with you though, after a long day of hauling it around my shoulders/bag can really ache. I love your iphone case! so cute. I am hosting a 150 follower BENEFIT COSMETICS giveaway, check it out!
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love the bag but I couldn't sacrifice having a little more room!!!sarahsavvystyle.com
I know – it was quite the sacrifice for me – especially not carrying around hand cream LOL!
You know I love quilted anything! This bag is great for everyday running around. I think it's easier having a large bag to haul everything in, but smaller bags force you to downsize – always a good thing :)LOVE the LV wallet! I really want an LV bag for my birthday this year 😉
Yes – we love our quilted bags! I love both your Kate Spade and Chanel bags so much 🙂
I don't think my wallet (even my pared down wallet) would fit in any way shape or form in this bag. I am in the market for a new bag and this is the one I'm thinking of:http://www.aldoshoes.com/us/handbags/shoulder-bags-totes/product/87970121-picketpin/55It's light and so pretty, and I love the blush pink color and it will hold all the stuff I need to carry for the two little monkeys in my life. What's your opinion Ella?
I love the pink faux-ostrich skin…Aldo has a smaller bag with that material and I love it. I think you should get the purple one – it's on sale and it's SUPER CUTE!
Oh my goodness your cell phone case is adorable! Where is it from?
Thanks! It's by HAPPYMORI, a Korean brand. I got it on eBay.
Love the bag!!! Ok we have quite similar taste, we both love Balenciaga bags, I have the lager version of your Marc Jacobs bag and I also have the LV key holder but in the Monogram design. love what you're wearing 🙂 x x
That's too funny! No wonder I love your blog 🙂 The larger single is still on my wishlist – would love to own it someday – how do you find using it? Does it hold its shape well?
Love the bag! Very similar look to the Chanel but this is much more affordable! My favourite bag now is my Longchamp Pliage, unfortunately I keep adding more and more stuff to my bag and now I need to carry a large one! I need to take a lesson from you and downsize!
Downsizing is hard – but worth it 🙂 It's amazing to think of how much stuff I was carrying around, that I hardly used!
Oh man… I cannot bring myself to downsize… more power to you! Definitely worth it for the cute bag though, and I really love your outfit too!xo, alison*elle
Thanks! I'm loving hot pink this season – it really goes well with whites!
This little cutie is amazing! It definitely feels so freeing to just sling on a little mini rather than lugging a huge suitcase around with you (which is what I do, lol). It holds the necessities and is great for hands-free, which is very empowering!!! Love it.
Yup – it's so light I don't even realize it's there!
hi there… Lovely bag!I too recentky picked a similar bag but a bit larger size. How do you treat your bag to prevent it from water stains n stuff?
It seems like a pretty durable leather to me – but to be on the safe side, I wiped it down with AppleGuarde leather protectant. Hope that helps!