Going Out Purse Essentials

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At this point in my life, I have my “going out” essentials pretty down pat, but still use a little reminder that my friend Anne Fritz Linval told me about YEARS ago.  It’s actually quite genius…it’s the acronym “MILK.”  Money, ID, Lipgloss, Keys.  Now, of course, you can also add cell phone and a few other things to MILK but when it comes down to it, you’ll be a-ok if you just have those four items.  Here’s a list of what I bring out with me when  I go out:

The clutch// Of course, this depends on your outfit, but I’m loving this sequin version lately since the color is a sort of neutral metallic and matches pretty much anything.

Money (M)// Obviously, you need this.  I like to bring at least $5 in cash, which is good for tipping and/or valet, and then a credit card.

ID (I)// Most people are good with just a license, but I like to air on the side of caution and also bring my insurance card just in case I get into an accident or get injured. God, I sound just like my mother right now…