What’s in my bag

foggy day sitting on a bench with my black overknees and leather bag

walking in the fog with julia kay bag

Julia Kays leather bag in black

Julia Kays Black Leather Bag Close Up

looking at my michael kors watch in autumn outfit

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close up melisa popanicic

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close up michael kors watch

Autumn Outfit Julia Kays Black Leather Bag

close up wearing autumn outfit

close up of me

outfit details

Hey loves!

I’m back from Austria and brought some gorgeous autumn pictures with me. It was very foggy when my friend took the pictures of me but it gives the pictures this spooky look. It sets the mood for Halloween, don’t you think?! πŸ˜€

Now, this post is very special to me because it is not only my very first collaborationΒ but also a chance to reveal a little bit about who I am. I always say that you can tell a lot about a girl by the bag she’s carrying and even more when you know what’s inside of it. You can find all the items I usually carry around in my bag with all the links to the products at the bottom of this page.

So here we go, these are the things I carry around in my bag at all times. Let’s start with the most obvious one:

1. A cosmetic bag

Okay, I know what you’re thinking:

Omg, does she really have a bag inside another bag?!” – The answer is: yes, I doΒ and I am in no way ashamed of that. Actually, it’s even more twisted that. I even have another small bag in this little bag :’D It’s like inception in my bag but what can I say? I just love bags.

The people around me that know me at all also know that I am a very organized person and I like to keep everything neat and clean. This is obviously also reflected in my bag.

I keep all my girly things in the cosmetic bag along with some painkillers, adhesive bandages, chewing gum etc. Usually, I also have some disinfection spray, hand cream as well as my nail kit in it.

Some of you might think this is really weird but I have been in situations where I needed some of these things and was happy to have them. Generally, I like to be prepared for things, just in case. Guess, I have that from my mom. πŸ˜›


2. Sunglasses

I can’t stress how unnecessary carrying sunglasses with me is because the sun doesn’t seem to come through much in the country that I live in :’D But you know, like I said, I like to be prepared for anything.


3. My phone

Like most of you guys, I never leave without my phone. I guess, this is self-explanatory. But I don’t usually bring my phone charger with me because I own a OnePlus 3T and the battery on this thing is life-changing. Thanks, OnePlus!


4. Headphones

The next thing I always have in my purse is my headphones. I listen to music ALL THE TIME, whether I work out, study or clean. Music is a big part of my life, so leaving the house without headphones is causing my mood to drop instantly. πŸ˜› I actually just ordered new ones today. You’ll find them in the link box at the bottom.


5. A perfume

Another must-have is a perfume. I like when I can smell the perfume I put on, it makes me feel so fresh. That’s also why I shower in perfume 3 times a day. πŸ˜€


6. A powder

During the day I like to touch up my make up to stay fab and don’t shine like a second sun πŸ˜› Trust me, blinding people is the last thing you want to do.


7. A Lip Balm

My lips are very dry during the cold season, so I almost have to bring lip balm with me if I don’t want my lips to crack.Β Honestly though, I might be a little addicted to it. Anyhow, the best lip balm I have tried so far is the one from Elizabeth Arden that I linked at the bottom of this page. You’re welcome. πŸ˜›


8. A Notebook

I know some of you ladies just use the phone and that’s fine too, but I just prefer to have my notes on paper. It makes me feel like I have a better overview of things that need to get done or ideas I get during the day.


9. Gloves

I always have a pair of gloves in my bag because I hate to be cold! They don’t take up a lot of space in my bag so I like to keep them there in case I need them πŸ˜€


10. Water

Lastly, there is always a bottle of water in my bag. I made it a habit of never leaving without it. I am used to drink a lot of water a day, so I’m thirsty all the time and can’t always drop by a store to buy something, like when I’m on my way to work. It’s important to stay hydrated!


Anyway, thanks for dropping by and I hope you enjoyed this post!Β If you liked it, drop a <3 comment so I know.

Until next time,

Love, M.Β 

Shop what’s in my bag here:


what's in my julia kays bag

Julia Kays Leather Bag | H&M Gloves | Zara Sunglasses | Zalando Cosmetic Bag | Elizabeth Arden Lip Protectant Stick | Nyx Cosmetics Powder | Armani Perfume | B&O Headphones | OnePlus 5 Phone | Notebook


PS: The leather bag is currently on sale! And for my Danish followers – the B&O headphones are currently on sale at Elgiganten.Β 


  • Cissy says:

    Wow! This is comforting to know there is someone who moves with a whole house in a handbag just like me! Thank you for the post girl

    • Melisa says:

      Exactly πŸ˜€ if you have some additional stuff in your bag that I don’t, please share – i might need that too πŸ˜€ Thanks for the comment, I appreciate it πŸ™‚

  • Jane says:

    I love these pictures, you look so gorgeous plus that weather played to your favor πŸ™‚ I need to learn a thing or two from your list. Especially on sunglasses and water. I never leave my phone or headphone as well, I just can’t! Thank you for sharing, Melisa πŸ™‚

  • Prima says:

    Hi Melissa. I can so relate to this post especially the makeup bag part. ? I never go out without my touch up goodies. Really enjoyed your post. Thanks for sharing!

  • Kiersten says:

    Oh I love it all… you are very pretty in it all as well!! Hahahah… and sometimes I shine like a second sun!!

  • Janiel says:

    Well put together outfit & love the classic professional look of the bag

  • Maggie says:

    For headphones I use AirPods. They are so small and save a lot of space! πŸ˜‰ The bag looks chic!

    • Melisa says:

      You’re so right! I just like on-ear headphones better. The sound isolation is great when I have to concentrate, but it’s just my preference πŸ™‚

  • That bag is fantastic. I feel like it can be casual or dressed up which is always nice! And big enough for all the goods.

    • Melisa says:

      Right?! I feel the same way about it, that’s why I love it. I always look for bags that have this effect hihi. Thanks for the comment, Deryn! πŸ™‚

  • I always have a notebook with me too. Sometimes pen and paper is a much better option that the phone.

  • you like a beautiful package yourself ! great subtle makeup and wonderful choice of outfit and that bag! looks fantastic

  • Thena says:

    You have a great style about you. THe bag, the watch, the coat. All quite lovely. !!

  • Dealman says:

    wow, black black black beautiful bag and dress. Love your blog.

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