It's been over a year since I've done a "What's in my bag" post and I'll be honest, these are some of my favorite ones to read - so I thought why not share what's in my newest tote for Spring. You saw the tote itself on my post last week and it was a fluke find at TJ Maxx a couple months ago!!
I've been really good about only keeping what I need in my bag so it's not too heavy - which tends to happen with totes! So here's what I carry around on a daily basis//
Wallet || Business Card Holder || Keys // The Kate Spade wallet was a purchase in Charleston last year and I absolutely love how big it is and surprisingly everything has it's place so it doesn't get cluttered. My business card holder also doubles as my wallet when I have smaller purses or clutches. This was a gift from Gary for my birthday when we were in Dubai. I only keep my T (train) pass, small photo of my nieces and nephew & Gary's business card in my key pouch.
Phone || Lighting Cable || Back Up Charger // My MIL purchased this lighting cable for me and it's perfectly sized! I also don't have to worry about other cables because it fits perfectly into my portable charger. Funny story about these portable chargers - I used to have this really pretty one from ban.do, but it would always fall out and not keep the charge, so I started using these swag ones you get at conferences and they work like a charm! I also have to tell you about these little bobino cord wraps. I bought this for Gary three years ago as a little stocking stuffer and lover it so much that I ended up buying myself one too! It's super handy and my earbuds never get tangled anymore!
Notebook || Planner & Pens // Ever since downsizing to one notebook for blog & business I've got so much more room (and it's less heavier too) - I also downsized my planner last August to be more compact and I'll tell you that this is the longest I've gone with one planner in a few years! As much as I love TJ Maxx for regular notebooks, I gravitate to Paper Source for notebooks and planners that I know I'll use for longer/for business.
The amount of lipsticks/glosses I carry with me on a daily basis is obscene - even worse I not only have them in my GiGi NY zip pouch, but I keep the ones I use the most frequently in the side pocket! I also keep a small fragrance with me for those touch ups after the gym or before going out after work (which really doesn't happen that often haha). I really like the light scent of Tender Romance and it reminds me of vacation, which a welcome smell while at work!
I carry santizer gel since I'm not ashamed to admit I'm a germaphobe and I also have tissues with me because it's allergy season and pollen tends to not agree with me! After years of not carrying headache medicine with me, I've learned my lesson and always have bottle! I also have a these little nail polish remover pads because I can't stand it when my nails are chipped so this easily removes them and they don't have that offensive nail polish remover smell which is always nice!
The heaviest thing in the tote is my iPad...sadly this is a necessary evil since I commute I like to read magazines and books. I'm still loving my cover / keyboard, but keep the keyboard portion at home when I'm not travelling.
Odd items that you might also find, but not currently in there are kind bars and extra pairs of earrings that I take off during the day and forget to take out!! Funny enough during the work week I rarely take my sunglasses with me, which is why they aren't pictured here! What are some things you carry on the daily? Anything you carry that isn't needed?
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*I was provided a sample of the perfume from Influentser. All opinions are my own.
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