What’s In My Bag

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I just bought this Madewell crossbody and it quickly has become one my favorites. It’s the smaller version of their popular Transport bag and it is perfect for running around to get errands done and chic enough to go with almost any outfit. Although small in size, it does fit quite a bit, which is a plus for me because I may or may not be guilty of carrying around a little more than necessary 😉 Before I do a clean out, I thought I’d share some of the things I’ve been toting around lately (aka my current obsessions).  Take a peek below!

PHONE – Sad to say, but you probably won’t catch me without my phone on hand (although I think it’s also safe to say that this is everyone nowadays). I love this new tropical leaf print phone case I got off of Amazon; especially on gloomy days like today. It adds some much needed brightness to Chicago winters.

 iPHONE LENS KIT–  I love taking pictures, whether it be on my DSLR or my phone. This iPhone lens kit is a convenient way to take good-looking photos when I don’t have my camera on hand.

SILK SCARF – I love the idea of adding silk scarves to your handbags as a way to dress them up. This one from Treasure & Bond is so pretty.

SUNNIES – I live in my classic round Ray -Ban’s!

LIPSTICKS – I don’t wear heavy make-up but I do like to add a pop of color to my lips to brighten up my face. Right now my go-tos are Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Stick in Pink Nude for the day, and Bobbi Brown’s Rich Lip Color in Rose Blossom for the evening. For a moisturizer, I’m currently hooked on Beekman 1802‘s Vanilla Lip Balm Stick.

HAIR CLIPS – I like to have these Goody mini hair clips on hand in case I want to throw my hair up in a parted half-up half-down ‘do.

KEYS – I must admit, there have been a couple times when I’ve locked myself out of my apartment (not one of my finer moments- ha!) I’d like to think I have learned my lesson by now 😉 I bought this silk scarf keychain from Anthropologie recently and it is so cute! It even has a little leather tag that says “positivity is priceless”- a good reminder for when you head out the door to start your day.

GLASSES – I usually just throw on some contacts, but I recently got the Watts frames from Warby Parker and am tempted to start wearing them out from time to time.

TRAVEL JOURNAL & PENCILS – In college, I had a blank notebook where I would journal, doodle, and paste on plane tickets, concert tickets etc. to the pages as a way to document my college experience in NYC. It’s so fun to look back on, and I’d like to start that up again. This travel journal from Urban Outfitters is a little more organized and even has small pockets to store things in. I got this doodle box as a way to make it even more fun 😉

LEATHER CARD CASE – This leather card case is perfect for carrying around all my card essentials. It even has a magnetic closure to ensure that nothing falls out.

What are your bag essentials? Tell me in the comments below!