I’ve been wanting to post this for a while. I love when people post “What’s in my bag?” blogs and vlogs, because, frankly, I’m nosy. I also sometimes get ideas of things that I’ve needed from time to time, but never thought to throw in there. Typically I carry a large tote bag to work, because I have files and notepads and pens that I need to take with me to the jail. It is just easier to have a giant bag that I can throw it all in. On weekends, though, I usually carry a smaller bag, and as you can see I keep everything in smaller containers to make the transition a bit easier. For all those people who are nosy like me, here is what is in my bag right now!
Chapstick and forty other lipsticks: I keep a small cosmetic bag that I can easily throw into any bag that I’m using. Typically I have a pressed powder, lotion, a couple of Blistex Chapsticks (which are my holy grail chapsticks), and approximately 45 red and nude lipsticks. I have serious problem, but truthfully cannot stop myself.
My Planner: While I eat breakfast each morning, I take a little bit of time to check my planner. I look at my schedule and my to do lists. I migrate anything I think needs to wait till further in the week to another day and I prioritize what needs to happen today. In order to do all of this, I use my Day Designer pages. At some point I will do an in depth look at my planner, but what you need to know for these purposes is that I try to always have my planner on me.
Sunglasses and a case: I am NOTORIOUS for losing/breaking/scratching sunglasses. For that reason, I will not let myself buy expensive sunglasses. I made a deal with myself, though, if I can keep a pair of sunglasses for one year without major cracks, scratches, or breaks, then I will invest in a good pair of glasses. So right now I have a pair of cheap Target sunglasses, but they are in a case and it has been four months without any major issues.
Tech: Another given, I would say. My phone is an iPhone 6s. I got the charger from Ban.do years ago, but here is a similar option. The headphones are a pair of cheap gold earbuds that I found here on Amazon. I’m sure the sound quality isn’t great, but honestly I use them to drown out co-workers on their phones and while I work out, so it doesn’t really matter to me.
My Wallet: I think this is probably a given for most people. My wallet was a gift from my mom; it’s called the Uptown Organizer Wallet. It can also be carried as a clutch and as a pocket for my phone and a lipstick or chapstick. I’m pretty obsessed with it.
Last but not least, a pack of gum: I inhale coffee throughout the day. As much as I love coffee, the worst taste is the taste of stale coffee. So I always try to keep a pack of gum or breath mints in my bag.