The answer is: not much.
But to be fair, this title is misleading. For the past five years or more, I have not carried a purse with me.
Yet I’ve seen others write this title and posts and pictures everywhere, and I’ve been itching to show you guys what I grab when I run out the door! While, yes, I don’t have a purse, I do have to take stuff with me. Any day of the week, no matter what I’m doing, or where I’m going, I know I have to grab my phone and my keys. Then I run out the door!
I have always felt restricted and weighed down by a purse. I never liked hauling one around, making sure I had it with me, and it just made me uncomfortable in general. When I did carry one, I’d always be worried I’d misplace it, or lose it, it’d get in the way, or get stolen. As someone who barely wears make up, doesn’t carry cash, doesn’t use a paper planner, has all her books, a camera, maps, entire music collection, and TV on her phone, there really isn’t a need for me to carry anything else. My phone is always in my hand or pocket, so I never had to worry about misplacing it, or someone stealing it, or me putting it down somewhere and forgetting (which I’ve done with purses in the past way too many times).
I had continued my on again/off again relationship with purses until I completely stopped carrying one when I went to college. I hated the thought of having to carry my backpack and a purse and my phone (which I always wanted with me, not in a purse). The few times I brought a purse to class, I actually left it under my desk multiple times. So I decided to just not carry one any more. Even when I wasn’t in class, my new habit stuck with me and I never looked back. My phone is glued to me. I love that I don’t carry much else and that I’ve found alternatives that fit my needs!
For as long as I’ve been driving and can remember, I have had a phone case that has held my license and money. Before I realized that I could buy wallet cases, I’d even stick my cards in the back of my cases and shuffle along. A few years back, I discovered a handful of wonderful cases that doubled as wallets, and I never looked back.
Right now I am using a Skinu case for my iPhone 5s, which I nabbed off Amazon for literally just a few bucks. Not only is it extremely durable, it is also slim, cute, light weight, and perfect for my needs. I have one slot for my credit card, and one for my license. What else does a girl need?