Gotta Have It: Get Your Bag Ready For Fall

Our mothers told us to do three things every change of season:  1) get a facial,  2) flip your mattress, and 3) take stock of what's in your bag.

We can't help you with the first two, but we've done the legwork on #3.  

First up - Time to buy a new Fall Bag! (As if you needed an excuse).  Here's a roundup of our faves:

Left to right: Botkier Python Embossed Soho Tote ($298), Topshop Leather Bucket Bag ($240), Alexander Wang The Rocco ($875).

Now, for the goodies that lie within your new Fall bag: 

A good hand creme:  Fall means cold weather so get ahead of dry hands with  Desert Essence Pumpkin Spice Hand Repair Cream.   Its super high concentration of organic oils will supercharge your skin with moisture.  And it answers your need for more Pumpkin Spice magic in your life.

A yummy lip balm:  We love the philosophy behind Hurraw's products: premium ingredients that are organic, vegan, and raw.   Raw?  Yes, raw!  The result is the softest, smoothest lip balm we've ever tried.  

A ruthless germ killer: With cold and flu season getting close, take no chances! Burt's Bees has a 100% natural aloe and witch hazel sanitizer spray that checks all the boxes. It dries quickly, the witch hazel softens your skin, and the scent is light and fresh. 

A new Fall scent:  What does Fall smell like?  Brisk air, hot apple cider, rain soaked leaves, and ... spices. Dab Cinnamon or Clove essential oil onto your skin (test first for sensitivities!) or mix into unfragranced lotion.  Be forewarned, it may result in excessive consumption of apple pie...

A new nail laquer:  Zoya's nail polish in Pepper is the perfect Autumn color - rustic, warm, cozy, of all, it's Big 5 Free (No Dibutyl Phthalate, Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, and Camphor).

Fall Colors Ombre Hair Ties:  Because all the Summer ones are lost anyway...

Now, that your bag is ready for fall, the world is your oyster! Don't forget to kick every single pile of leaves you see... it's only fall once a year. ;)


The Top 10 Purse Must Haves + A Lil Bag Giveaway!

*** To enter the giveaway, enter your email address in the space provided when you click to comment. We will be contacting the winner Monday, June 16 by email – so don't forget! ***

Here's a scenario we're all too familiar with... Rummaging in our giant shoulder bag for our keys/subway card/hair tie/phone.  Isn't it Murphy's Law that you find everything else before you find what you're looking for?  

Enter the "Lil Bag".  It's our survival kit, and we should all have one inside our Big Bags. Here's a peek at what's in ours:

  1. Chapstick
  2. Lipgloss
  3. Box Intimates
  4. Cute hair ties
  5. Altoids/Gum
  6. A hair band for when we're working out
  7. Tissues
  8. Lil notebook to jot down our multimillion dollar ideas
  9. A reliable (and cute) pen
  10. Hand creme

We're giving away a "Lil Bag" to help keep you organized on your busiest of days! Including everything pictured about and a small notebook. To enter the drawing, simply leave a comment at the bottom of this post telling us what's in your Lil Bag. Make sure to enter your email address in the space provided when you comment, otherwise we won't be able to reach you, if you win.

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Good luck, everyone!

*** ETA: And the winner is... thatgalrebecca! Congrats to her and thank you to everyone who entered. We'll have another giveaway soon, so stay in touch. ***