When my friends at Hobo sent over this gorgeous Cypress tote, it was love at first sight. The perfect shade of buttery brown leather (which they call Whiskey), it’s everything a tote should be. It’s minimal and structured, but also has several pockets so things don’t get lost floating around in the main compartment. This is definitely a timeless piece I’ll have for years and years to come—I’ve certainly been carrying it around every chance I get since it arrived on my doorstep!
Which brings me to today’s post—what’s in my tote. I secretly always want to know what people carry around in their bags, so I thought I’d share what you can usually find in mine. What do you usually have in yours?
PHONE // I go nowhere without this baby! I recently upgraded to an iPhone 6 and am obsessed with the gold and white color scheme. So much so, I went with a clear case so I could show it off!
HAND SANITIZER // As a new mom to a baby who is still in the process of getting all of his vaccines, I’m super paranoid about germs. And thus, I carry around hand sanitizer with me at all times. I love the Honest Company Hand Sanitizer Spray because it’s natural, effective, doesn’t dry out my hands and smells awesome.
CLUTCH WALLET // This was a gift from Hobo years ago and I just can’t bring myself to part with it. I’m obsessed with the yellow honeycomb pattern! Though it’s been out of their shop for a long time, this is the closet in similarity.
SPARKLING WATER // I admittedly am really bad at hydrating during the day, so I’ve started to buy the sparkling water bottles from Trader Joe’s to easily bring with me in my bag, on a walk or in my car. They’re so refreshing and make drinking water feel like less of a chore. I also love bottles versus cans because once you open a can, you’re stuck holding it until you’re all finished!
SNACK BARS // I’ve never been a 3-meals-a-day kind of girl, and pretty much am always in the mood for a snack. Bars are easy to keep in my bag for times when hunger hits and I need a jolt of energy. My favorites are Larabar and Think Thin (though I hate that name so much).
READING MATERIAL // I recently started subscribing to a few magazines as a little indulgence and it is so fun to get a new issue in the mail every month! Currently I’m reading InStyle, Real Simple and Coastal Living. I had them in my bag this weekend to read during a much-needed pedicure and it was just the best thing ever.
SUNGLASSES // My eyes are really sensitive, and I can’t imagine going outside without proper eye protection! I love these surfer shades from Target, but have a solid rotation of other frames I wear on rotation: round tortoise shades, aviators and these funky black ones.
ALTOIDS // These are my fresh-breath addiction. I keep them in my car, in the diaper bag, and obviously in my tote :)
BABY CHEW TOYS // Whenever I go anywhere with Jack, it’s essential to have something for him to hold or gnaw on. These chew beads are his current favorite, closely followed by this soft silicone teether. I love how easy they are to clean!
(This post was created in collaboration with Hobo The Original, a brand I’m completely obsessed with whose products I use daily. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Thoughts By Natalie possible!)