Pre-Nugget I collected purses. I love purses. The bigger the better. Twice a year I would carefully research which tote would be coming home with me. There is something so exciting about switching out purses for the upcoming season. It’s as if you are getting to start fresh. Then Nugget came along and my purses went into hibernation. Any given day I have the potential to change totes 3-4 times. I go from work tote to school bag to diaper bag to clutch(date night!). Read all about my mommy essentials that go everywhere with me.
My Tory Burch York tote(affiliate) was the last big tote purchase for me over 3 years ago! I just graduated with my MBA and wanted a designer bag to match my new credentials. I bought this tote in San Francisco. It is maroon, has lots of pockets, fits my laptop and files and looks great on my shoulder. It was worth every penny. I love pulling this tote out in the fall. It is perfect!
In my work tote I also carry my Mom Agenda planner. My planner goes every where with me. I have used either the MyAgenda (affiliate) or the MomAgenda (affiliate) for as long as I can remember. Paper planners are still my jam. Read why I still use a paper planner here.
My clutch (affiliate) is by a group called Fashionable. This company supports and encourages women to be successful and have sustainable jobs. They promote business and hard work to women around the world providing an environment for success. How can you not support them? This clutch, although expensive has sustained lots of wear, Nugget’s teeth and anything else imaginable when it is carried all the time. I move this clutch from work tote to diaper bag to clutch for a night out. It transitions seamlessly.
In my clutch there is room for a few essentials. First, my Tory Burch wallet (affiliate). I needed smaller wallet when I decided to use a clutch as my main purse. I found this Tory Burch wallet at Nordstrom and never looked back. It’s perfect for few credit cards and some cash.
I also have my Micheal Kors business card holder (similar) (affiliate). You never know when you will need to promote you and your business! It is small, holds about 20 cards and looks good too.
My sunglasses are from TJ Maxx. I used to buy expensive sunglasses but I don’t have space to carry a good protective case and they always got lost or scratched. I also enjoy mixing up my sunglasses style and cheap ones don’t make me feel as guilty. These Ray Ban aviators (affiliate) have been on my wish list but I can not bring myself to splurge! Budget friendly version here (affiliate).
My cat zipper pouch (similar) (affiliate) was a gift from my bff. By now you may be beginning to see a trend. I love all things cat. This pouch carries my lipstick, well tinted chapstick (affiliate) and my actual chapstick (affiliate). I also have eye drops (affiliate), hello contact wearers, lotion (affiliate) and my oil control blotting papers (affiliate). Trust me, you want me to have to oil control sheets!
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What about you ladies? What is a must that you carry everywhere with you? I would love to hear from you!