I love big bags, and I cannot lie. Seriously though. I am always carrying my big black tote bag. It's the perfect size to carrying around the essentials, plus a camera for capturing those moments, snacks for hangry attacks, planners for keeping my day organized and water for staying hydrated. So here's a little sneak peak into my trusty side kick. These items don't really change from day to day. They are everyday essentials. What's in your bag?
This little guy from Aldo has been with me for a long time. It's classically stylish, sturdy and effective. It's big enough to take out on its own, but small enough that it often gets lost in my mammoth bag!
Make Up Bag
I always carry Maybelline Fit me! powder, blush and concealer, travel-sized Benefit mascara and Sephora eyeliner for those quick touch ups or when I forget to take my makeup bag with me on an overnight trip.
EOS Lip Balm
Girls, you can never have enough lip balms. I don't know about you, but I go through these like cupcakes on my birthday. I love my EOS lip balm. Pictured is the vanilla mint.
I always carry sunglasses with me. You gotta protect those eyes. The ones in my bag currently are from Old Navy.
I'm early for everything. Literally everything. And not by five minutes or so. Like 20 minutes early. So I bring a book for those awkward times I spend in my car waiting. I also grab a book to read on my lunch break. Right now I'm reading The Dangerous Act of Worship by Mark Labberton.
I always carry a notebook on me to capture those ideas, jot down notes during client meetings or get in some creative writing.
I'll be the first to admit I am not the most organized person. So having a day planner is essential to keeping my schedule straight. Mine is from Peter Pauper Press.
Staying hydrated is so important, so I always carry a water bottle with me. I bought this blue one from WalMart.
You never know who you are going to meet. So I carry business cards with me everywhere ready to give out to everyone.