Maybe it’s my a bit of nosiness but I absolutely love seeing “What’s In My Bag?” posts from my favorite bloggers! Admit it, you do, too! I wanted to jump in on the fun and share with you all what my must-have essentials are for my own handbag! Without further ado, here’s a sneak peek into what fuels me:
Small, stylish purses have their time and place but for my day to day, I have to opt for a gorgeous, cruelty-free leather handbag. I need something big enough to fit all of my essentials but one that’s still fashion-forward. I like my accessories to have that “wow” factor, even if it’s a subtle one. This patchwork handbag has a cool mix of textures that sparks many compliments! Next on my handbag wish-list is this eye-catching Brave Leather tote in Sand Buffalo.
Pick-Me-Up Beauty Products
I am often out of the house from morning through to the late evening. As my fellow boss ladies know, long work days can take a toll on your makeup. Whether I’m running errands, working in the shop, or attending a meeting, I like to look my best. That’s why beauty products are a handbag must-have for me. It’s amazing what a difference a quick coat of mascara and a swipe of lip color can make! My go-to mascara right now is Tarte’s “Ready, Set, Lashes” as I’m all about products that pull double-duty and this one both volumizes and lengthens. Fig+Yarrow’s Rose+Vanilla Lip Blush is always kicking around in the bottom of my bag for when my lips are feeling dehydrated or I need a quick pop of color. And I don’t know where I would be without this Complexion Water! In the heat of Rhode Island summer, it’s been my saving grace – a quick spritz and I feel and look refreshed and much more awake!
A staple for every woman on the go, I can’t leave home without my favorite pair of sunglasses. I always choose a neutral pair in a classic style so I can be sure that I’ll get a lot of wear out of them. You can’t go wrong with a brown or tortoiseshell frame!
Owning a boutique means long hours and I’m often unable to pop out, even for lunch. To avoid a sugar crash or the temptation of convenience-store food, I always throw a few healthy snacks in my bag to keep me on track. Kind bars are a great choice for those of us who are looking for something more natural and without all the additives of your sugary, grocery store granola bars.
A Stylish Stack
You never know when you’ll get a last-minute call to a meeting or have to jet out after closing the shop for an impromptu event. To instantly elevate my outfit, I always keep a stack of stylish bangles and bracelets close by. With mixing metals on trend right now, I’m loving this variety of sleek, Kendra Phillip bangles.
Lastly, you can’t go wrong throwing a travel-sized bottle of hand sanitizer into your handbag. You never know where the day will take you!
I hope you enjoyed a peek into a little part of my world. I'd love to hear what's in your bag! Shop online or stop by our Rhode Island boutique for more must-have items, and don't forget to follow along on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest!