I still tote around the bag that my sister got for me over a year ago: it fits so much and goes with the majority of my wardrobe… and it’s also multi-seasonal. But what is inside of it, you ask? For starters, I always try to carry a notebook (or two) with me, for jotting down ideas, inspiration, reminders, and such. A book for leisure, and hopefully a pen, will also usually be lurking around. In the pockets I keep matchbooks with various designs, a lip stain, gloss, and/or balm
, and typically gold earrings from the likes of Gorjana
Occasionally, if I’m wearing heels, I’ll put a pair of flats in my purse that are easy to fold and bend - like these patterned Lucky Brand gems, perfect for a quick change. Carrying around a fragrance is something I’ve been trying to do more often: YSL’s Manifesto (above) is my most recent venture: lovely, but a bit too sweet for everyday. Love, Don’t be Shy by Killian
is so luxurious it’s downright addicting, so I usually carry around samples that I’ve stocked up on for nights out. And my old standby, Victoria’s Secret Love Spell
, never fails to back me up when I need a subtle scent; their body lotion and eau de toilette are perfect for on-the-go.
If you know me well, you know that the one aspect of my appearance I care most about maintaining - oftentimes to the point of frustration - would be my big, unruly hair. To this point, I love Bumble & Bumble
curl products on wet tresses, but I always try to keep some sort of frizz-fighting serum
in my purse for touch-ups. And since sleek strands beg for smooth skin to match, California Baby’s
Calendula Cream is a must. Ah, sweet relief. My eczema-prone skin is not merely the product of a dry winter. I still suffer symptoms throughout the summer months, so I love how light this lotion feels as an alternative to something sticky and petroleum-based. This natural line carries fabulous products for babies and adults - with soothing aromatherapeutic properties, too.
My iPhone case is actually quite bulky and bland, so this one was chosen for aesthetic reasons. However, I’m definitely considering purchasing it since it matches my favorite purse so well.