I’ve always loved reading magazines and blogs where people share what’s in their purse, gym bag, or makeup bag. You can get some great recommendations from learning about someone’s essentials. Kipling USA recently sent me three bags, a backpack, a small purse, and a large tote. The backpack is great for long bike rides, the small purse is great for the weekend, and the large tote is great for the workday. Here’s what’s in my bag:
I have a long commute and like to read on the way home. I usually read business or personal development books, but I’ve been going to the library more recently. Now that I have a deadline, I’ve been reading library books on my commute. I just finished The After Party and really liked it! (I really want to read Rich and Pretty next, but I’m around 234th on the waiting list at the library so I’m reading How to Be a Grown-Up.)
You never know when it’s going to rain and I like to be prepared. I’ve had this bright pink umbrella for a few years now. It brightens a dreary day. I also love Kate Spade umbrellas Kate Spade umbrellasand “Duck” Umbrellas. This Kate Spade “Duck” Umbrella is the perfect combo of both. 😉
I’ve had this simple, black Kate Spade wallet for years. This Kate Spade wallet is similar plus you can monogram it!
I have my keys plus some cards like my library card, a CVS card, and a Duane Reade card. I have two sentimental key chains: a needlepoint keychain that says GW and a Phi Beta Kappa keychain engraved with my induction date.
A Kate Spade Makeup Bag:
I use this as a “Emergency Essentials Kit” and it contains anything I might need. I’ll do another post on what’s inside but some things are: Band-aids, an extra hair tie, a Tide to Go Stain Remover, $20, chapstick, and my favorite aromatherapy oils. (My Kate Spade makeup bag is sold out, but this Kate Spade makeup bag is similar.)
A Notebook and a Pen:
I often jot down notes on the Notes app on my phone, but there are times when I want to actually write everything out. I can’t find my exact notebook, but this Kate Spade notebook is similar.
My Warby Parker Glasses:
I like to have my glasses nearby when I wear my contacts. If my eyes get irritated during the day, I can take out my lenses and put on my glasses. I have the Sims in Scarlett Magnolia.
That’s what’s in my bag! What’s in yours?
This post is in partnership with Kipling USA.