Blogmas Day 2: What’s in my Work Bag

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Hello guys! Welcome to Blogmas day 2! I thought I’d go with a tried and true “What’s in My Bag” post today. I always find these posts interesting. But then again I really enjoyed looking around the open houses when we were home shopping last year. Probably just means I’m nosy. (:

To be honest, my bag is like a port-a-home. I always carry way more than I need to. Although being over prepared can have its advantages (i.e. zombie apocalypse) it usually just leads to shoulder strain. Today I actually packed light, well, light for me anyway.

I had a meeting today, so I switched bags last night in order to fit in some work essentials. . . and many non-essentials. It was a fairly casual meeting and training (no suits, yay!) so I dressed accordingly. When I woke up this morning it was sleeting. My meeting was also about an hour and a half away. Comfort and warmth definitely factored into this outfit:

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What I Wore: Cardigan: Folio New York (bought from Saks years ago); Dress: Kenar (this one’s similar); Boots: Sam Edelman (suede version can be found here); Coat: Tocca (out of stock); Scarf: vintage; Gloves: (really old) American Eagle Outfitters; Tights: are actually dark gray–no clue what brand.

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My bag is the Sunday Tote from Angela & Roi. They make vegan leather handbags and donate a portion of the proceeds from each sale to charity. They are currently supporting the ASPCA, but at the time I purchased this bag, a percentage was donated to AIDS research. I have quite a few bags from them because it’s really easy to talk yourself into buying a handbag you like when it’s for a good cause! (; It looks like they’re having a sale right now too. . .

But I diverge. Here’s what I crammed into this lovely vegan bag:

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Purse: kate spade new york, Cedar Street Flag Stripes Lacey Wallet; Sunnies: Ray Ban Clubmaster; Filofax Original Organizer, personal size in burnt orange; iPhone 7 plus in rose gold; iPad Pro 12.9 inch, with keyboard and Apple Pencil;

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Guerlain MÉTÉORITES double layer compact (limited edition-sold out, but here’s what they have now); Lip Balm: LUSH in Honey Trap (this smells so good!); Cosmetic Pouch came in the October Ipsy package. More about the lipstick collection below: 

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So, I probably didn’t need four pinky-nude lipsticks, but hey, it happens. These are some of my favorite shades currently. From left to right: Charlotte Tilbury, Matte Revolution in Very Victoria; Chanel Rouge Coco in Sentiment; Chanel Rouge Coco in Superstition; Charlotte Tilbury Kissing in Bitch Perfect; (in front) Chanel Glossimer in 297 Sweet Beige. I actually only wore Chanel Superstition today. I applied it before leaving the house and had to reapply once–go figure.

Now I had to mention one more thing–I wouldn’t have been able to write this post today if not for this amazing App series: Relax+ by Andrew Johnson. You see, while the meeting was actually quite nice, and it was lovely catching up with colleagues, I left with a horrible migraine. By the time I arrived home, it was too late to take any medication, so I resolved to an early night.

On a whim, I decided to try this app, which consists of guided relaxation/hypnosis/meditation sessions for various concerns. I selected the program “Manage Pain” and, to my astonishment, it worked! While my headache wasn’t completely gone, it was soooooo much better! Otherwise, there is no way in hell I would be subjecting myself to this laptop screen long enough to write this post!

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As you can see, there are many programs to choose from. I’ve tried the default relaxation one a few times, and it is absolutely wonderful! There’s something about the tone of Andrew Johnson’s voice that is, well, hypnotic. I would absolutely recommend checking this app out!

So that’s all for today, guys. Let me know if you liked this kind of post, and I would be glad to repeat it in the future! See you all tomorrow for Blogmas Day 3!

-Cate

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