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lifestyle + what's in my work tote

Good morning lovelies! Time for a work related post. I know I'm only in the very beginning of my work life, so I've got a lot to learn, but I thought I would share with y'all what I bring to work every day. I change the tote bag depending on what outfit I'm wearing (shocker), but the contents are pretty consistent. 

Okay. These are the major items:

Umbrella Literally yesterday I was out for a meeting and got caught in a torrential downpour. It wasn't like the umbrella helped in those type of conditions, but for normal rain, always have one with you! 

Sunglasses and Case I break half of what I own, so I try to protect my sunnies with a case.

Notepad and Pen Always important.

Cosmetic Case I keep the essentials in the bag, along with some emergency items. More on this below!

Tea I don't drink coffee, and rarely go to Starbucks, so I like to bring some tea with me in case I'm not feeling great.

I also bring my laptop (with this amazing case), phone (obviously) and my glasses. Don't forget all the necessary chargers and headphones! I couldn't do my commute without them!

In my cosmetic bag, I have some items that I don't necessarily use every day, but they're the type of things that I would regret not bringing with me.

Mints You never know!

Hair accessories Ponytail holder, hair clip...there are just some days when your hair style just isn't working!

Perfume I prefer the rollerball; just enough scent to last as a pick-me-up.

Advil Always good to have.

Oil Absorbing Wipes Really important, especially when it's this hot outside! My new foundation is like really dewy, which is great, until I'm walking back from lunch in the heat and it's less dewy and more reflective. 

Lipstick, Chapstick I wore my Kylie Lip Kit in Mary Jo K last week, so I made sure to bring extra in case it faded throughout the day. 

Mascara My favorite makeup item of all time.

I use this tote mostly, although when fall comes around, I'll be switching it to darker, more animal-print inspired options. I need to have a big bag though, because sometimes I'll carry my heels with me instead of wearing them!

What do y'all bring to work? Comment and give me some more inspiration!

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  1. I have a very similar computer skin and I get so many compliments on it! I love the marble look :)

    1. Isn't it great!? It makes me feel so chic!

  2. Love the marble laptop case!

  3. Fun post!! In my emergency kit I always bring Tide to-go and Downy wrinkle releaser... they're life savers! Also I like bringing a little pack of baby wipes because you never know when you need to wash your hands or clean up a spill!

  4. I always have hand sanitizer, especially when I travel into the city. You just never know with the subways.



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