I showed you what I carry about in my diaper bag when the three of us are out on the town, but now it’s time to show you what’s in my clutch when it’s just me heading out of the house. If I have the opportunity to leave—without the kiddos—you better believe I want to carry minimal baggage. (Although, let’s be honest: I can count the number of times I’ve been alone in the past four months on one hand.)
Since I just gave away my secret (that I don’t go out alone often), I’ll tell you when I do use my clutch: I use it if I’m going to the market. I pop the kids in the stroller and leave my purse in the car, transferring over the essentials into my clutch. I also use it when we’re going to the pool. If I’m already taking a huge beach bag, holding a toddler’s hand, and carrying a baby, I certainly don’t have more room to carry a purse on top of that. On the off-chance that my husband and I go out for a date, I take the with me on that, too—no baby with us means no diapers at dinner, which means no need to haul around a big ol’ purse! You can also see me with my clutch if I’m wearing the baby and just popping in somewhere—there’s no need to take the whole shebang in with me if she’s going to sleep the whole time. A clutch is the way to go.
So what’s in my clutch? As much stuff as I can stuff inside, of course!
My phone goes with me everywhere, so you better believe it’s going in my clutch. You guys, I’m eligible for a phone upgrade this month. Do you know what that means? It means this mama’s going to be one happy camper. Ever since I—ahem—dropped it in the ocean, it hasn’t been working to its full potential. I can’t wait to have an awesome working
camera phone again!
I feel lost when I don’t have chapstick with me, so I love that this little guy fits into the tiny zippered pocket in the front. I leave it in there so I always have one with me. My lips practically cry if I forget to bring one alone.
I’m a minimalist when it comes to makeup, but this little stick is my BFF. It’s called “Black Honey” by Clinique, and I love the shade and how tiny it is. I always pop it into my clutch, especially if I’m out alone since it makes me feel a little more put together.
Eh, this is a boring item, but let’s be honest: keys are a must-have if you’re going anywhere. Actually, what’s not boring is the little vespa key chain I have on my key-fob. I bought it in a cool little store on the Amalfi Coast, only I recently discovered that the handlebars on the vespa broke off, which makes me pretty sad.
Credit, Target, and Starbucks—my three favorite cards. They all have a place in my clutch, for necessary reasons. By the way, my Target doesn’t have a Starbucks in it, which makes me extremely sad. On the flip side, my wallet (and husband) are probably thankful for that since I’d probably spend even more time there.
Let’s get real here for a hot second: after you’ve had a baby, Aunt Flo likes to make a visit, sometimes without notice. It’s extremely rude of her, but I refuse to be out and about without a backup plan. Enter the Tampax Pocket Pearl from Target. This handy little tampon sits snug in my clutch’s back pocket, and its funky design means I can find it easily. Also, can I just say that I’m extremely thankful that it’s a full-size applicator? Good things come in small packages, my friends!
I’m a breastfeeding mama who is always hungry. You don’t want to be near me if I’m hungry, because then I become a hangry mama, and it’s not pretty. I keep a stash of these bars in my pantry and restock my purse and clutch as needed.
Travel-sized hand sanitizer was practically made for moms on the go, don’t you think? I love that the Target brand has yummy scents—I’m totally digging their “Kiwi Punch” scent right now.
So that’s what’s in my clutch! Do you carry around a smaller purse or a clutch when you go out? What do you store inside?
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