You know what you lug around in your six-pound bag all day, but ever wondered what essentials everyone else carries? We asked seven women for a peek inside their handbags. Take a look!
1. Chris, Teacher & Mother
Chris is a 43-year-old mother and teacher. She has the essentials, including hand sanitizer that happens to be inscribed with the name of a local hospice.
2. Heather, Foreign Service Officer
Heather is a 32-year-old foreign service officer. She carries a book on Arabic so she that can study the language throughout the day. The little blue chameleon perched on the book functions as a flashlight.
3. Karina, International Development Professional
Karina is a 32-year-old international development prefessional. She originally purchased this handbag as an accessory for a Mary Poppins costume, but ended up liking it enough to use on an everyday basis.
4. EB, Advertising Executive
EB is a 32-year-old advertising executive. The contents of her giraffe bag are a combination of functional and sentimental.
5. Cara, Pastry Cook
6. Lauren, Consultant
Lauren is a 23-year-old consultant who travels quite a bit. Because she uses this bag as a carry-on item on flights, she packs it with everything needed to work while traveling.
7. Tania, College Student & Freelance Photographer
Tania is a 20-year-old college student and freelance photographer. When she is not attending classes or out shooting, she packs light, but brings a cup of pineapples for a snack.
What's in your purse? Tell us what you can't live without!
Photos courtesy of Stephanie Wesolowski.
Since studying fine arts and digital photography in both Chicago and DC, Stephanie can usually be found with a camera glued to her face, or immersed in her most recent Photoshop project. Currently assistant manager of Sharpshooter at the Newseum, she is also a freelance photographer in DC. Steph enjoys shooting high fashion, colorful lights, and urban decay. Some of her other hobbies include listening to large quantities of music, inventing new cocktails, and sampling exotic or unusual meats. You can check out her work at www.SWesolowskiPhoto.comMore from this Author