My bag // My essentials

We women love handbags, or most of us do. I’m pretty sure it’s a fact that women can never have enough handbags. We just love handbags, literally. They make us feel fashionable whilst they’re practical for carrying our essentials around. Either a Chanel or a Rebecca Minkoff, a handbag is a handbag, and will always be warmly welcomed as an addition to our endless collection.

Some of them are really small, and some of them can be really spacey, but either way, we usually fill them with things we shouldn’t be filling them with. I mean, how many of us haven’t  found old receipts or empty gum packs in most of the handbags we own? Or is it just me? Anyways, I came up with some essentials that are vital to carry around in your handbag so ladies, it’s time to clean up our handbags and fill them with things we actually need!

I recently got a new bag, this beauty which is from the brand Zara. It’s called citybag and it’s in the most gorgeous white shade ever! When I saw it online, I fell in love with it ’cause I think it’s a sophisticated and classy bag, but pretty cool at the same time. It has enough room for all my essentials and it’s truly easy to carry around, offering me two ways of doing it. Below I’m sharing with you the things that I have in my bag at the moment, but if you continue reading you will come across more essentials that you might want to consider having in your bag!

  • A bottle of water. This is so important to carry with you all the time. It’s important to stay hydrated throughout the day, especially when it’s hot outside // therefore you might want to make sure you bring a bottle of water with you next time you’re going out!
  •  Tissues. They seem unnecessary, but they are more important than you might think. You never know when you’re going to need them, so a pack of tissues won’t harm anyone if you have them in your handbag.
  •  Makeup bag for touch-up. I’m not saying that you should take with you the entire makeup collection, but a powder for touching up your skin and a lipgloss to make your lips are shiny again are really nice to have throughout the day. Don’t forget to also bring a compact mirror in case you may need one!

  •  Notebook and pen. You never know when you’ll come up with an idea worth remembering, so you better have a notebook and pen to write it down. You could also write down on your phone, but personally some things I prefering writing down.
  •  Gum. This is so important, especially if you eat out and you want your breath to be fresh as a daisy. Bad breath can be such a turn off, so always have some breath mints or mint gum with you!
  • Cash. Today most places give you the option to pay with card, but since not every place has that option for several reasons, I recommend having a few dollars thrown in the bag. It’s a great idea in case that will be the only possible way of paying.


  • Charger.  What is more irritating than having low battery on your phone? Luckily, today you can easily purchase a portable battery charger for just a few dollars. Next time when your battery is low, use your mini charger and voila, your phone is charging even when you are on the mountain.
  •  Headphones. They are always great to have in your handbag in case you might need them, especially if you’re travelling or waiting somewhere. You can download a great podcast on your phone or just listen to the latest hits.
  •  Sunscreen. Protecting your skin from the sun it’s really important, especially when summer is right around the corner. *just kidding* . Carrying a mini size or even a travel size of your favorite sunscreen product will make a huge difference and your skin will love you for that!
  •  Bobby pins. A woman can remember what someone said for six months ago, but she can’t remember where she put her bobby pins. Wherever they are, I hope they’re happy. Bobby pins are very handy, even if they are so easy to lose. Having a few in your handbag will save you when you most need it.
  •  Women stuff. You never know when your that of the month will hit you, so it’s a great idea to always have a tampon or two in your handbag, just to be sure and safe.
  •  A snack.. or two. Having a snack in your bag can be really nice, because you never know when you will want or need something to eat. Even better are the healthy ones. Either that’s a banana // any another fruit of your choice, or a granola bar, you will definitely thank yourself for having one when you’ll desperately turn your handbag upside down in the need for something to calm down your hunger symfony.

What are your essentials? X 







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  • Aria Di Bari
    2017-02-20 at 6:42 PM

    Your bag is so lovely!

  • Caitlin
    2017-02-20 at 6:49 PM

    Love this post. You’ve inspired me to do a what’s in my bag post too xo

    Caitlin, Beauty & Colour

  • Eli
    2017-02-20 at 7:17 PM

    So nice Miriam😗

  • MiriamMilitaru
    2017-02-20 at 8:20 PM

    Thank you! X

  • MiriamMilitaru
    2017-02-20 at 8:21 PM

    Thanks Caitlin! Good luck w your post! X

  • MiriamMilitaru
    2017-02-20 at 8:21 PM

    Thank you Aria! X

  • Lisa
    2017-02-20 at 8:42 PM

    Love this post!! <3<3

  • Andreea Birsan
    2017-02-20 at 10:38 PM

    You are carrying around some great essentials! Adore that water bottle. Have a lovely start of the week! x


  • Kylen
    2017-02-21 at 2:52 AM

    That bag is gorgeous!!

    XO Kylen | Kylen Every Wear

  • Rachel
    2017-02-21 at 6:26 AM

    Gorgeous bag!

  • Courtney
    2017-02-21 at 1:46 PM

    I absolutely love posts like this because I’m super nosy! I always carry hand cream, a charger, and headphones in my purse!

  • Milena
    2017-02-21 at 3:00 PM

    I guess now it’s time to clean my bag haha. My essentials look pretty much the same as yours, although I somehow always forget to take my notebook with me and instead make notes on my phone.

  • Daniel
    2017-02-21 at 3:35 PM

    Great bag!

    Daniel x

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  • Laura @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels
    2017-02-21 at 6:06 PM

    Oh my goodness that bag pom is adorable!

  • MiriamMilitaru
    2017-02-21 at 7:51 PM

    Thank you Laura! X

  • MiriamMilitaru
    2017-02-21 at 7:51 PM

    Thanks! X

  • MiriamMilitaru
    2017-02-21 at 7:52 PM

    I tend to do the same sometimes, it’s more handy! X

  • MiriamMilitaru
    2017-02-21 at 7:53 PM

    Lovely, Courtney! X

  • MiriamMilitaru
    2017-02-21 at 7:54 PM

    Thank you, Rachel! X

  • MiriamMilitaru
    2017-02-21 at 7:54 PM

    Thank you! X

  • MiriamMilitaru
    2017-02-21 at 7:55 PM

    Thank you, Andreea! X

  • MiriamMilitaru
    2017-02-21 at 7:55 PM

    Thanks! X Glad you liked it!

  • Kaitlin
    2017-02-22 at 3:57 AM

    Cute bag! I always keep lipstick, lotion, and gum in my purse!

  • Isabel Robertson
    2017-02-22 at 7:42 AM

    Love all of these essentials in your purse! Your bag is so gorgeous!

    Bella x

  • Francisca
    2017-02-22 at 11:06 AM

    Your bag is beautiful! You’ve made me want to do one of these posts myself haha xo

    Francisca |

  • fannyanddailybeauty
    2017-02-22 at 12:11 PM

    Lovely essentials, I couldn’t agree more about sunscreens and notebook and pens! I wish I had the courage to carry on a bottle of water every time I’m heading out as I truly think it is an essential yet because it’s quite heavy, I tend to overlook it!

  • Aleeha
    2017-02-22 at 2:16 PM

    That bag is gorgeous, I love the colour!
    Aleeha xXx

  • Kiran
    2017-02-22 at 2:28 PM

    Great post, your bag is so lovely. I always take my charger, a few hair bobbles, a comb, perfume, purse, a book/magazine, hand sanitiser and lip balm. I am probably forgetting something, thank you for sharing. Gorgeous photos xxx

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  • Adriana
    2017-02-22 at 3:07 PM

    I’m loving everything in this post, especially that bag!
    Great list of essentials girlie. 🙂


  • Santina harrison
    2017-02-22 at 4:03 PM

    Love everything on this post especially your bag! It’s super pretty and I always. Make sure I have my charger on me!!!

    Santina Harrison |

  • Sia
    2017-02-22 at 6:06 PM

    Your bag is something wonderful, love it!

    -xx, Sia

  • MiriamMilitaru
    2017-02-22 at 11:22 PM

    Thanks Sia! X

  • MiriamMilitaru
    2017-02-22 at 11:23 PM

    I know the struggle haha! X

  • MiriamMilitaru
    2017-02-22 at 11:23 PM

    Thanks Adriana! X

  • MiriamMilitaru
    2017-02-22 at 11:23 PM

    Great essentials! Thanks for stopping by Kiran! X

  • MiriamMilitaru
    2017-02-22 at 11:24 PM

    Thank you Aleeha! X

  • MiriamMilitaru
    2017-02-22 at 11:24 PM

    Thank you! X

  • MiriamMilitaru
    2017-02-22 at 11:25 PM

    Thanks Francisca! Good luck w your post! X

  • MiriamMilitaru
    2017-02-22 at 11:25 PM

    Thank you so much Isabel! X

  • MiriamMilitaru
    2017-02-22 at 11:25 PM

    Gorgeous! X

  • vaishali verma
    2017-02-24 at 12:18 AM

    Awesome Post. Love the bag.

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