I am a petite woman. I usually wear heels and almost always carry a fairly big bag, particularly during the day. I have so many people ask me what I’m carrying and why my bag is so big. I thought this constant question warranted a blog entry.
So in my bag (that I just got on sale at Banana Republic yesterday, btw), I have a host of things that keep me safe, prepared, sane and stylish:
My moleskine journal for all my notekeeping. It also holds my receipts, etc. in the back pocket
My iPhone and my Blackberry (personal and work)
My Gucci wallet (which lacks a proper change purse – a bit annoying actually)
My Tory Burch makeup bag with my essentials such as Kiehl’s lotion, Clinique lipstick, Bobbi Brown bronzer, my Dior Show mascara, a bottle of Essie nail polish, Sara Happ gloss, travel baby powder, a mini-emery board, travel mouthwash, Neutrogena SPF stick, a Tide stain pen, hair ties, blonde bobby pins, my comb and a nice dose of headache meds
My iPod downloaded with the latest Radiohead, Britney Spears, Paul Simon and Pete Yorn
My keys (on my union jack key ring)
A bottle of water
Two packs of Trident whitening gum in peppermint
A pair of black CitySlips
Chocolate (a mini York Peppermint Patty to be precise)
My stash (and my bag) tends to change daily but I am always well equipped. Makes me feel ready to take on the world – or at least the day. How do you prepare?