One of the things I love about writing this blog is the friends I've made all across, well - pretty much everywhere. And anyone that writes a blog that chronicles a bit of your personal life knows that sometimes it's a little intimidating to put so much out there. It can be a bit of a practice in confidence. Like, why does my brain operate like this, and omg why did I ever wear this?
There's a few blogs out there that I just adore, that have a similar journal-type approach. One of those is Rugged & Fancy. It's curated by the lovely Morgan, with stories of Southern life and all the beautiful things happening around her. Morgan and I became friends via insta (here's mine, and hers), and it's one of those things where you just kind of connect through the space of the interwebs and know that in real life you'd be fast friends too.
So last week Morgan asked me to share something pretty personal ... the contents inside my bag. Ladies, you know what I mean... allllll the little things that you absolutely have to have to make it through the day.
Now, baring the receipts that dumping my bag forced me to organize, and the handful of euros that never got converted when I came back from Spain, here it is. See the post over on Rugged & Fancy here, and get an in detail rundown of what's happening in my bag below.
1. THE BAG:
The Barley Backpack in Champagne by Rorin. One of my favorite bag designers is New Orleanian Erin Tufts. Her bags all have dual compartments, an interior pocket for all my essentials, and then a larger main compartment for all the interchangeable stuff. The bags are made in New Orleans with the most beautiful crocodile leather.
2. THE BEAUTY PRODUCTS:
Glossier's Soothing Face Mist, in the most delicious rose aroma, great for freshening up throughout the day, Naked Skin Liquid Makeup, AVEDA's Tourmaline Eye Creme (discontinued, but I love the Green Science Eye Creme as much), AVEDA's Stress Fix Concentrate, AVEDA Goji Berry lip color (I worked for the brand for 10 years, so much of my medicine cabinet is still stocked with AVEDA).
3. THE MOBILE OFFICE MUST HAVES:
Always a few sharpies (for on the fly book signings) and those old school 4 color pens, my business cards for my clothing line Hazel & Florange and business cards of designers I love - this cute little beetle card is from Caroline Kaufman, a Brooklyn based designer I met at Southern Design Week this past season. (My phone isn't included because it's always in my hand. Sad, I know.)
4. THE BAG IN THE BAG:
The Glossier bubble wrap pouch in bubble gum pink (it came with the Phase 1 Skincare set). I can be a bit tough on my things so it keeps me from breaking the delicate stuff.
5. THE BOOK! New Orleans Style
6. THE CHILL OUT SUPPLIES:
My headphones (I'm a music junkie, always searching for new playlists and albums) and my angel crystal or a moonstone (for enhancing intuition and protection, and as a general reminder to take a few moments of meditation time each day).
7. EVENT LEFTOVERS:
Photos and flyers, I love documenting a great event with polaroid snaps or in a photo booth.
8. ALL THE SUNNIES:
9. THE JEWELS:
These cameos are from New Orleans based RENU Jewelry - each piece is custom made with antique finds.
10. THE COLOR:
Sparituals Surreal nail color. It's my signature shade. I love a good navy, but I also choose my colors based on the names. I'm a writer, I can't help it.
11. THE AROMAS:
I only wear essential oils and natural scents, which are so perfect for layering. My favorites: Egyptian Musk and CB I Hate Perfume. Currently I'm wearing CB's "In the Library" an aroma that smells of leather bindings, old novels and a walk through the outdoors.
Voila! So there you have it! Have a gorgeous rest of the week you guys!