What’s Really In My Handbag? A Backpack.

Firstly, on my daily routine, I do not carry a handbag. I prefer a backpack for numerous reasons. The main one being, my shoulder started to give way with all the weight of my handbag, regardless of shoulder switching religiously.

Growing up I could never understand the mystery of older ladies handbags and the ADULTHOOD hit.

And as the years went by, my need to have a little bit of everything increased. Basics for accidents, makeup for touch ups, pens for forms and making notes when the creative bug bites etc.

So let’s fast forward to the now? What is REALLY in my backpack?

  1. Medicine bag
  2. Wet Ones
  3. Pens
  4. Notebooks
  5. Chargers
  6. Headphones ( Never ever get in a taxi in Trinidad without headphones)
  7. Hand Sanitizer
  8. Makeup (Lipstick, mascara, eyeliner)
  9. Purse
  10. Snack (Nuts, apples…. healthy stuff)
  11. Water Bottle
  12. Selfie Light
  13. Keys
  14. Knife
  15. Pepper Spray
  16. Powermints and their wrappers

At least once a week I get asked, “Why does your bag look so big?”.


Backpacks are the answer. They hold more than a handbag, evenly distribute the weight and are far more secure than walking through town with a handbag in your elbow.



They come in all different styles and patterns, your hands are free to move and you have room for more stuff.


Backpacks make you look younger.

You’re welcome!

Have a great weekend!


Natalake xx


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