what’s in my bag, traveling edition

I meant to take a picture of my traveling outfit but in the rush of actually traveling, I forgot. So here’s a picture of me surreptitiously taking a selfie at the airport.

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Here’s another.

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The rest of my outfit is jeans and leopard print flats.

I am pretty stoked about my small personal item carry on today, though. I brought my new giraffe tote bag from the Brooklyn Flea so even in a different state I can tell people how Brooklyn I am. But really it’s the perfect size. In it I have my work computer, my iPad, my phone charger, a scarf, a Crate and Barrel catalog, a bottle of water, and the graphic novel The Sandman. (One of my great fears is not having something to read, so obvs I have a iPad and two paper back-ups. Overkill? Maybe.)

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And because of a stroke of genius I had last night, I used a clutch to hold all of my regular purse items. Ok ok, maybe it’s obvious and you figured this out before me but then why didn’t you tell me about it?!

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In my purse within a purse is my glasses, notebooks, wallet, phone, lipstick, bobby pins, Advil, etc. So now if I need something, I can just grab the pouch instead of searching through a giant tote.

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So these are my traveling essentials–for today at least. What’s in your bag?

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