As we all know, a woman’s purse is a secret haven. It seems like women store everything that one could possibly need within the hidden walls of their purse. Whether it’s a Band-Aid, brush, the perfect lip gloss, or a snack, women have what they need at all times.
In my purse, I carry my basic necessities. I always have to have a good chapstick and lip gloss. Today I was carrying several types! It’s an absolute must for me to carry around my comb, if you know me — you know my hair is pretty much always perfectly in place. That wouldn’t be possible if I didn’t touch it up every now and then throughout the day! During these cold months (yes it’s still a little chilly sometimes here in Oxford, yes I know it’s almost May) it’s also essential to moisturize! I choose to moisturize my hands with Lubriderm Advanced Therapy Lotion, it’s non-greasy and smells good too! And for whenever the sun does decide to come out, I’m prepared to block the sun with my Tory Burch Aviators, and protect my neck from sweat with this fun cheetah print hair tie.
What’s in my purse:
Lubriderm Advanced Therapy Lotion
Cheetah hair tie
Brown hair clip
Keys with Smathers and Branson “Parsons Stripe Needlepoint Key Fob” key chain
EOS Smooth Sphere Lip Balm in ‘Sweet Mint’
Clinique Long Last Gloss Longtemps in ‘Clearly Pink’
Blistex Five Star Lip Protection chapstick
Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip color Balm in ‘Volumptuous Violet’
Marc Jacobs Daisy Roll-on perfume
Tory Burch Aviators from her Spring 2013 collection
Tory Burch Wallet in Brown from several seasons ago
Marc by Marc Jacobs ‘Classic Q Wingman’ wristlet in ‘Cinnamon stick’
As a senior at the University of Mississippi and a proud member of Kappa Kappa Gamma (Delta Rho chapter), I know a thing or two about the ins and outs and the dos and don’ts of sorority fashion in the South. Being a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life and I have made both lifelong memories and friends.
Now that we’ve addressed the cliché why-I-love-my-sorority-talk, check out some of the must-haves for sorority girls in the South!
The Lilly Pulitzer Jumbo Agenda (top left) — An absolute must in order to stay organized in college and plan all of your sorority social and philanthropy events! This agenda comes in many fun, colorful prints!
The iPhone cover in Kappa Kappa Gamma print…of course! (middle top row) — Keep your phone covered, safe, and cute!
Pearl stud earrings (top right) — These are my go-to earrings on a daily basis while going to school, and pretty much every other day too! They’re an absolute classic. These earrings are the Tiffany & Co. Signature Pearl Earrings.
Rent the Runway! — This dress here is the ‘Cheetah Crawl Dress’ Mark & James by Badgley Mischka (bottom left) — I somewhat recently discovered Rent the Runway and I think it is down right brilliant! Seriously people, this website is GOLDEN. Rent the Runway is fantastic for date parties, formals, and other social events where you wouldn’t be caught dead in the same dress. If you want to know more about Rent the Runway and how it works, read my blog post about Rent the Runway.
The Tory Burch ‘Jaden’ Tote (middle bottom row) — Well I don’t have this, but I sure would love to! Every girl needs a cute and colorful tote to carry their homework and textbooks in.
The Metal Script monogram Necklace from Moon and Lola (bottom right) — I found out about Moon and Lola while reading a magazine years ago, I have loved it ever since. I never really monogrammed many things before college, just my Jon Hart Luggage, a scarf, towels, and bedding…okay so maybe I monogrammed a couple of things. But when I started my freshman year at Ole Miss I was in awe of exactly how many things girls (and even boys!) were monogrammed. I mean you name it: key chains, bath curtains, rain jackets, sweatshirts, Nike shorts…the list goes on and on! I immediately followed suit and I haven’t stopped since. My mom always said I have the perfect initials for a monogram (MHE). I’m going to be in quite the predicament whenever I get married…oops.