I am soooo craving color lately. And luckily, this season's trends are replete with pretty colors everywhere I turn - from cool, minty greens to vibrant, hot pinks. I decided it was time for a new, colorful summer bag and when I spotted this one by Lilly Pulitzer, I knew it was the perfect one. I just love the bright chevron stripes and the hot pink lining. It's roomy enough for a trip to the beach, but stylish enough to carry everyday. Inside, you will find all my summer bag essentials.
I, of course, carry the basics like my keys and wallet. I couldn't resist this shiny hot pink pink patent one by Ted Baker. Totally brings out the six year-old in me!
I also carry other necessities like my iPhone. I like to switch out my cases, but this one I scored at Five Below for only $5. I also carry a small change purse (Cath Kidston) to hold my earphones and chargers, a re-usable fold-a-way bag for spontaneous purchases (Paperchase), and a mini notebook (Liberty of London for Target) and pens (Dollar Spot at Target) in case inspiration strikes. :-)
I always have lots of hair elastics on hand for me and the girls. I keep them all tidy and organized by putting them on a binder ring (a great idea I picked up from Pinterest).
I also stock my summer bag with all my basic beauty essentials...my make-up bag (Cath Kidston), sunscreen (loving this one by Neutrogena), tissues, a mirror compact (Cath Kidston), lip gloss (MOR), a mini hairbrush (Bamboo), and hand lotion (Pacifica).
Hand sanitizer (I am a major germ-a-phobe), band-aids (for blisters and boo-boos), and some little candies or gum are must-haves as well.
Not pictured: the zillions of crumpled receipts, discarded gum wrappers, and loose change that inevitably find their way to bottom of my bag. :-) What are your summer essentials?
Be back soon with my favorite summer make-up picks!