What’s In Her Bag: Kelly

As a member of the social media marketing company, one of my favorite blog posts to participate in is a feature called “What’s in Her Bag?” It’s a sneak peek into the essentials we carry around on a daily basis. I am a firm believer that sorting through the contents of a woman’s purse is like conducting a little psychological assessment, of sorts. While it is no Rorschach test, spilling the innards reveals a boatload of info without saying a word. Here’s a look inside mine:

Kelly Hockenberry - What's In Her Bag | Social Stylate

THE BAG – I am a sucker for a large tote. This caramel leather beauty (complete with two-toned tassel) is from Arden + James. I love the texture of the braid prominently displayed down the front. It is roomy enough to hold my everyday items, plus functions as a workhorse for my school books and files. If I had a dime for every compliment I have received on this bag, I would be a very wealthy woman.

THE POUCH – My Pamela Barsky pouch states “I am fueled by a strong desire and way too much caffeine”…which, is exactly true. This little bag contains my pens and pencils, a bottle of Advil, dental floss, and gum. Everytime I dig into my purse, the saying makes me smile.

THE SUNNIES: I love sunglasses. They are a year-round staple and, therefore, are an accessory worthy of a little extra expense, in my opinion. This particular pair is from designer Karen Walker and are available at Nordstrom.

THE MAKEUP – No “Kelly” handbag would be complete without a few (hundred) lipsticks tucked inside. Lately, I can’t get enough of the Bare Minerals Gen Nude collection available at Houppette. My current favorites consist of a lipstick called “Mantra” and a matte gloss called “Friendship”. 101 W. State Street, Kennett Square.

THE PHONE – I am addicted to my cell phone, so, I never leave home without it. I found the cute, leopard spotted, Kate Spade case at TJMaxx and had to have it. Animal print anything is right up my alley.

THE CALENDAR – As much as I love my phone, I refuse to use it as a calendar. I prefer to write down my appointments in order to see them in black and white. Well, in pencil…I mean, heaven forbid I use a pen and then plans change and then my calendar looks sloppy. See what I mean about the assessment thing? Ummm, yeah, slightly neurotic over here. I bought this one at Marshall’s because it was lightweight and had space to jot down notes.


The A-List: Kelly Hockenberry

Kelly's 6 product picks for spring 2016

1. The Vagabond Jean by Mother Denim: “My favorite brand of denim is the must-have style of the season and sold at my favorite store, Shop No109! Love a cropped jean with a flip flop by day and a heel for date night.”

2. Julia Top by Sanctuary: “Off the shoulder tops are selling out everywhere for spring. I bought this Sanctuary version at No109 and can’t wait to wear it with white shorts at the beach this summer.”

3. Rouge Terrybly Lipstick by Terry: “By Terry lipstick is my latest makeup obsession. Renee at Houppette helped me pick the perfect pink. I’m challenging myself to try bold colors instead of always reaching for my same old neutrals.”

4. Arden Carryall by Arden + James: “I am a handbag snob, I’ll admit it. I love carrying a beautiful purse and I am so excited to finally have an Arden + James. I treated myself to a Carryall for my birthday. The leather is exquisite and just gets better over time. These bags are like pieces of art.”

5. Zahara Block Heel by Sole Society: “I am a huge fan of a block heel shoe! They are just the right amount of height and comfortable enough to wear all day.”

6. Self Tan Classic Bronzing Mousse by St. Tropez: “Because I am a red head and a natural tan is not an option I stopped by Houppette to grab a bottle. Time to get some color in anticipation of swim suit season that is right around the corner.”