GIRLS NIGHT | What I carry in my purse for a night out

Whats in my night purse

​Over the years, I feel I’ve perfected the necessities I place in my purse before heading out on the town. Although I’m not one to commonly go clubbing (RIP college years), headed to a local bar down the street is just as fun for me.

I carry a large purse during the workday, filled with everything from my day planner, to my laptop and snacks. So when I go out at night, I’m ready for a change into something a bit lighter. (I snagged this purse during Kate Spade’s Surprise Sale for 70% off!)

Here are my purse essentials for an evening out with my girlfriends:

girls night out kate spade purse

  • Cash – You never know when you may have to pay cover at a bar. And you don’t want to be “that person” bumming $10 off a friend before the night has even begun. Also, I’ve found paying for drinks with cash helps me spend less money. (“A Moscow mule is how much??? I’ll just have a beer please.”)
  • Tums and Tylenol – Sometimes you don’t realize your tummy didn’t like what you had for dinner until you are at the bar with a drink in your hand. Or you have a splitting headache from the long day at the office. Having Tums and Tylenol on had can be a lifesaver! Nobody wants to go home early because their tummy hurts.
  • Insurance Card – This nugget of wisdom came from my roommate. You never know what could occur while you are out, even if all you have is one glass of wine a block from your apartment. It’s best to have important information (like your insurance card) with you just incase something were to happen.
  • Personal Items – Your monthly friend may join you for an unexpected visit or your favorite shoes may be hard at work making a nice blister on the back of your heel. Always have bandaids and a tamp on hand just incase! These items will also help you make friends, kind of. I can’t tell you the number of times they have saved the day for some poor girl in the bathroom. In her eyes, you are a saint!
  • ​Gum – This is a given. Whether it’s for yourself after having the spicy bar snack mix (curse me and my snacking tendencies) or your friend who just locked eyes with a cute boy across the bar. Gum is a must!

Obviously your house keys, cell phone, ID, and lipstick are staple purse necessities day or night!

Anything else I’m missing?

11 thoughts on “GIRLS NIGHT | What I carry in my purse for a night out

  1. semisweettooth July 8, 2015 / 10:19 am

    Great idea with the cash – though I’m the worst example of this. I almost always ever bring my credit card, ID, a single house key, and my phone. Sometimes I feel like I don’t even know why I bring the whole purse, haha!

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    • Amanda B. July 8, 2015 / 10:24 am

      I totally understand! There are sometimes when I just want to shove the important items in a pocket and not worry about a purse. Or else I make my boyfriend carry items in his pockets instead :)

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      • semisweettooth July 8, 2015 / 10:28 am

        Hahaha – totally with you. Poor Ray’s pockets have gotten heavier since we’ve been together due to carrying my product collection!

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  2. Jamie July 8, 2015 / 11:50 am

    I bring my phone charger… you never know. And sometimes kind bartenders will let you plug in behind the bar if your battery is running low. And that way I can’t lose my friends (read: they can’t lose me!)

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    • Amanda B. July 8, 2015 / 12:06 pm

      Such a good point! We’ve all been there before (sadly). I’ve been looking into getting one of those little portable chargers to keep in my purse so I don’t have to pray for a nice bartender haha

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  3. MealsWithMel July 8, 2015 / 12:02 pm

    Great post it’s so easy to over pack a bag. The band-aids are super smart and I never travel out anywhere with out a little bottle of hand sanitizer.

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    • Amanda B. July 8, 2015 / 12:07 pm

      OMG yes! Sanitizer! Nothing is worse than putting your hand on a sticky bar and having nothing to clean it with haha

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  4. emmacharlottebeauty July 8, 2015 / 12:43 pm

    I always make sure i have eye lash glue in there too, incase they start peeling off aha

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    • Amanda B. July 8, 2015 / 1:07 pm

      Good call! Plus a little thing of lash glue is small easy to slip into a purse :)

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  5. Megan- Little Blog Of Books July 8, 2015 / 2:29 pm

    I totally thought I was the only one who carried tums with me everywhere! My ex-bf used to make fun of me but then was begging for them every time he got beer bloaty or just ate too much!

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    • Amanda B. July 8, 2015 / 2:33 pm

      Hahaha too funny! Is that why he is an “ex”now? Just kidding haha Tums are seriously a lifesaver :) I have no shame in carrying them around everywhere I go.


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