What They Carry ft. Darling Down South's Cynthia Davis

I know they say you can tell a lot about a person by how they carry themselves. Well, I say you can tell a lot about a lady by what she carries in her purse! Happy to announce the launching of a new series called "What They Carry," spotlighting bloggers that I adore and taking you a step closer to what's in their bag! With that, I'll let Cynthia take it away!

Hey, y'all! My name is Cynthia and I blog over at Darling Down South! I met Kelly at an event in Atlanta, and seeing as we're both taller than your average girl, we bonded instantly on how hard it is to find long inseam jeans and other #tallgirlprobs like always being asked if we played basketball... I'm so honored to be a part of this fun series! While the picture's you see on this post are very clean and organized, don't let that fool you. There are also about 400 receipts for coffee (cappuccino's mainly), restaurants and parking receipts exploding out of every pocket at any given time in my purse. My purse tends to vary with the outfit I'm wearing. Lately I've been loving my Barrington Gift's St. Anne tote in black and white herringbone but I also love my Large Longchamp in black for fall because its a timeless classic!

I try my best to be as minimalistic as possible with the items that go in my handbag. Here are some of my daily essentials!

  • Camera - I carry my camera with me wherever I go in case I get inspired for last minute blog posts or just for a random one-off practice during my lunch break. 
  • Notebook - I like to carry around a little notebook with me to jot down ideas, plan future content and series on my blog. 
  • Matchbooks - I have a hobby of collecting matchbooks from restaurants that I've eaten at so you can typically find a couple of matchbooks lingering in my purse at any given time. 
  • Snack - I'm almost always verging on #hangry throughout the day and I love to snack, so I try to keep something healthy-ish and satisfying on me. I love these chocolate batons from Trader Joes! The raspberry dark chocolate one is really excellent and I'm excited to try the espresso dark chocolate one next. 
  • Business cards - I always have business cards on me because you never know who you're going to meet throughout the day that might be a good connection.
  • Dior Lip Glow Reviver - For a quick lip refresh I carry the Dior Lip Glow Reviver in Sheer Pink. 
  • Sunglasses - A year ago, I found out that I have Pinguecula on my eyes so it's extremely important for me to wear sunglasses every day to minimize irritation from increased sun/ wind exposure. 
  • Pinch Provisions mini-mergency pouch - Finally, I love toting around my Pinch Provisions mini-mergency pouch because it has everything I'd need in case of emergency: Advil, fingernail polish remover, emory board, breath spray, hair ties, etc. 

Hope you've learned a little something about me snooping through my purse! You can learn a lot more by following along on Darling Down South where I try to post every day about fun things going on in Atlanta, restaurants, style and travel!



  1. Had so much fun being your first for this project! Thank you for letting me be apart of this!


    1. Loved having you be apart of my launch, gluten-lover!! xo

  2. Such a fun series! Loved reading about Cynthia's bag :)

    1. Thanks, Nicole!! I did, too. Love seeing what kind of snacks she's eating :)

  3. Such a fun post! Thanks for sharing Cynthia :)

    1. Thanks, amiga!! Thinking I need to make a trip to Trader Joes...STAT! :)