What’s in my bag (& a giveaway)

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend. I was finally home for the first time in over a month. It was great to relax, wake up with no plans, and even do those oh-so-necessary chores around the house! Today I wanted to share a “what’s in my bag” post! I always love seeing what others have in their bags (I’m nosy like that!) and I wanted to introduce you to some of my favorite things.

During the work week I typically carry my GiGi New York mini Taylor tote because it has so much room for everything I need. In it I have a mixture of work items and blog items. I always always always  have my iPad (case no longer available online, but love this one), my Kate Spade Planner, and my journal with me. I use each of these every day to keep track of my day and take notes.

The rest of the items in my bag are rather random, yet useful to me! I keep an assortment of pens (sharpie pens are my favorite, the ones shown are from the $1 at Target!), my Starbucks cup holder, blog business cards (you can get my business card holder here), and my Ray-Ban sunglasses. I also have a cosmetic case I keep in my bag that holds my beauty essentials. I am a crazy person when it comes to my nails….if one chips, even just a little bit, I am picking at them all day. I always keep nail polish in my bag for those touch ups! I also keep a spare mascara (really like this one), a roll on perfume, and a variety of chapstick and lipstick!

One of the more useful things in my bag are my Well-Kept towelettes. I was first introduced to Well-Kept when I received them in my swag bag from #LuckyFABB. They’re perfect for cleaning my iPad screen, my iPhone, and even my screen in my car! I always keep them in my bag because I never know when my screens may need cleaning!

Today I am teaming up with Well-Kept and some fab bloggers for a giveaway where one reader will win a year supply a Well-Kept towelettes + $200!! Enter below via Rafflecopter for a chance to win now through 9/29! Good luck. xx
Alex at Lex What Wear | Bekka at Palm and Peachtree |  Buffy at The Style Gathering | Courtney at Color Me Courtney | Danielle at Lou What Wear  | Danielle at Shop Dandy | Elle at Elle Sees | Emily at Life With Emily | Grace at A Southern Drawl | Jackie at Living After Midnite | Jen at Skirt The Rules | Julie at Julie Leah | Katherine at Style Tab | Krista at Covering The Bases | Lauren at Edit by Lauren | Mae at Mae Amor | Paris at ParisRouzati.com | Shelby at Glitter and Gingham | Tiffany at Tiffany Style Blog | Tracy at Right Shoes Blog 

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  1. Zelle B. wrote:

    The contents of your bag look a lot like mine! Weekdays, I carry a large tote and then I'll switch to a crossbody or clutch for nights or weekends!
    xo Southern Style

    Posted 9.22.14 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Ditto! I love crossbody/clutch bags on the weekends, but during the week I have too much!

      Posted 9.22.14 Reply
  2. I love these kinds of posts! Your iPad case is super cute!


    Posted 9.22.14 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Thank you! I hate it's no longer available online (that I could find!)

      Posted 9.22.14 Reply
  3. Love this bag! Do you think a laptop would fit in it?

    Posted 9.23.14 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Yes! It can fit a laptop in it easily :)

      Posted 9.23.14 Reply
  4. Farrah wrote:

    Hi Emily! First time commenter, long time reader. Quick question: Do you find cards for your blog useful? If so, what info did you put on them? Whom do you give them to?

    Posted 9.23.14 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Hi Farrah, Thanks for reading along :)

      I have found them very useful! The first time I got blog business cards was for a blog conference that I was attending. At the conference we connected with bloggers and brands, so it was useful to be able to hand them my card so we could connect afterwards.

      Since purchasing them for the conference I have re-purchased more for other conferences, to send in thank you notes to companies/brands, to give out at events that I attend, etc. I also keep a few on me when I am out shooting photos because I have had people ask me what I was doing and so I explain it & then give them a business card :)

      Here is what I have on mine: My blog name & my full name, my blog URL, my social media handles (twitter, instagram), and my email address for contacting me! I keep it sweet and simple on there.

      I hope that helps! Let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks again for being a loyal reader :)


      Posted 9.23.14 Reply
  5. Hanna Lei wrote:

    I love the bag. And the idea of business cards is great –Hanna Lei

    Posted 9.25.14 Reply

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