What I Keep in My Summer Bag

What I Keep in My Summer Bag

What I Keep in My Summer Bag

What I Keep in My Summer Bag

What I Keep in My Summer Bag

I keep the bare minimum in my purse at all times, and if I don’t, all hell breaks loose. The only time I carry more than the essentials (wallet, keys, sunglasses) is in the summertime. It’s sunny, it’s humid, and the days are longer so naturally you need more things to keep you going. 

SUNSCREEN – I *never* carried sunscreen or even applied it unless I was at the beach or pool until recently. After realizing how much time I actually spend out in the sun not at the beach or by the pool, and see my god awful watch tan line, I knew it was time that I needed to be proactive and put sunscreen on every. single. day. I typically lather on my favorite COOLA sunscreen after I’m done getting ready for work in the morning, but I always keep a bottle in my bag to reapply during lunch or in case I forget to put it on in the morning!

BOOKS – It’s summer, it’s nice out, and no one wants to sit in their office during their lunch break every day. You want to get outside, take a walk, and enjoy the beautiful weather. Between work and blogging, I’m on the computer for a minimum of 10 hours each day and I haven’t been making reading a priority when I get home from work because my eyes are always so tired. Since I love reading, I wanted to find a better way to incorporate reading into my day so I started carrying a book in my purse! I’ll read a bit to and from work on the train and will squeeze in a few pages during my lunch break!

LIPPIE – I try to wear as little makeup during the summer months as possible, because let’s face it: it’s hot, gross, and sweaty out. By keeping a fun lippie in my bag, I can reapply to brighten my face up even if I don’t have a wink of makeup on.

BB Cream – Like I said above, it’s hot and sweaty outside. Even though I try to wear a small amount of makeup, I still wear my full “face” to work and if I have things going on throughout the week and weekend. With the weather the way it is, my makeup tends to melt off so keeping a backup in my bag is a necessity.

Sunnies – Because, duh. You need them to see when it’s sunny out and you need them to save your life when you’re hungover AF.

Wallet – I have never been able to find a wallet that works for all aspects of my life that I absolutely loved. Don’t get me wrong, I have wallets that I love but they are all good for specific reasons and specific parts of my life. Over the last couple months, I’ve been carrying this wallet and it’s been awesome for work, it fits in all of my clutches, and it’s not bulky. 

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Handbag & Keys – I need my keys to drive and get into my house, so obviously I’m going to have those in my purse. And this purse!! I’ve been talking about it a lot on the blog and social media, and I’m still as obsessed with it as the day I got it. Unfortunately, this color is no longer available BUT they recently released a few other colors (this hunter green is STUNNING for fall!), and I definitely need *all* of them.

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What do you keep in your purse during the summer months?



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  1. 7.13.17
    Ashley said:

    Love You’re A Badass! Such a great summer read 🙂

    • 7.24.17
      Rachel said:

      I totally agree lady!

  2. 7.13.17
    Ashley DTKAustin said:

    So many great daily essentials!! I always have to carry sunscreen with me now!

    • 7.24.17
      Rachel said:

      It’s so important to wear! I love keeping mine with me in case I need to re-apply of forget to!

  3. 7.13.17

    Carrying sunscreen has been a must for me this summer because of my growing belly. The LAST thing I want is to be sunburned. I am about to try COOLA for the first time so glad you like it. Great tips!

    • 7.24.17
      Rachel said:

      It’s so good! I love all their makeup products, too!

  4. 7.14.17
    Kasey said:

    Sucha good idea to keep sunscreen with you!

    • 7.24.17
      Rachel said:

      Yes! This one smells delicious, too!

  5. 7.14.17
    Shira said:

    I loveee UD lipsticks. I’ve started carrying spf lip balm with me.


    • 7.24.17
      Rachel said:

      The Urban Decay lipsticks are SO good and you can’t beat the price! SPF lip balm is key, too!

  6. 7.14.17
    Alissa said:

    I love that book, gives me motivation and inspiration everytime.

    • 7.24.17
      Rachel said:

      Me too! It’s a good one.

  7. 7.14.17
    Nina said:

    I carry sunscreen everywhere too – and I LOVE that bag!

    • 7.24.17
      Rachel said:

      It’s an essential! Thanks lady!

  8. 7.15.17
    Liz said:

    Love these essentials! Thanks for sharing!


    • 7.24.17
      Rachel said:

      Thanks Liz!

  9. 7.15.17
    Laura said:

    I always have sunscreen on me either in my bag or Mason’s diaper bag. I also have multiple lipsticks in my bag because you never know when you might want to change it up midday.

    xo, Laura

    • 7.24.17
      Rachel said:

      Yes! Sunscreen is essential, especially with little kiddos running around!

  10. 7.17.17
    Annette said:

    I love that sunscreen. It’s so good.

    • 7.24.17
      Rachel said:

      And it smells delicious!!

  11. 7.17.17
    Nita said:

    Definitely key essentials to keep with you!

  12. 7.22.17
    Sandy said:

    Love these essentials in your bag!!

    • 7.24.17
      Rachel said:

      Thanks Sandy!!