Everyday Essentials

It's always fun to take a peek into what people consider their daily handbag essentials.
As a writer, it's important to make sure I have pen and paper at a moment's notice for when inspiration strikes, and my job makes it essential for me to have things organized and written down. I'm all about the calendar on my iphone, but still a little old-fashioned and love having a planner so I can write out my activities and schedule for the month and week. When I have events or meetings back to back, there's not time for more than a touch up, so I bring along the essentials like this gorgeous lip color, a slim rollerball perfume, and a dab of lotion. Tortoise-shell shades transition effortlessly from summer into fall, and I love a good cat-eye style. 
(Clearly I have a thing for gold, mint and turquoise! haha)

Bag: Michael Kors (similar), Notebooks: Target, 
Planner: Lilly Pulitzer, iPhone, 
Wallet: Lilly Pulitzer (past season), Lotion: EOS (only $2!), 
Perfume: BCBG, Lipcolor: Stila in 'Carina', 
Sunglasses: Cole Haan 

As fall fashion makes its way into the stores, I begin to search for a fun handbag update for the new season. Throughout most of the year, I'm often found carrying a large tote style since it will fit all my essentials and my ipad. I recently discovered this fabulous Handbag 101 handbook that Rue La La put together, and think it's a wonderful style guide for tips on the latest trends in bags, ideas on how to properly care for your purse, and things you should know about some of your favorite signature brands. Definitely worth a look. What do you consider your handbag essentials? I'm always looking for new favorites. 


Kerri GWAL said...

Haha, I'm right there with you on the mint and gold thing!! My favorites. Love these "what's in your bag" posts. I should do one soon as well. Hope you're doing well sweetie!

Candice said...

You definitely should, Kerri! They are so fun!
Hope you're doing well also :)

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