What’s In My Work Bag

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I don’t know about you, but I am so into these types of blog posts and videos. Us girls – we freaking love to know what other women keep in their purses.

Maybe it’s because we’re nosy.

Either way, I’m fully on board. I love reading these posts because it gives me ideas for how I want to pack my own purse. Since I’m now a working woman who spends the majority of her life at the office, I decided to give you guys a sneak peek inside my work bag.

Joining the corporate world meant I had to get strategic about packing my purse. As much as I love mini bags they are seriously not functional. I usually take a Longchamp to work because they’re chic and are bottomless pits.

They fit everything.

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My mini-emergency kit.

Why yes I do keep my lady essentials in a custom bag with my name and giant sequin patches of french fries and pizza on it.

But in all seriousness I never leave the house without my self made essentials kit. Inside I like to keep pain killers, gum, tampons, blister band aids, antacids, literally any little thing I could possibly need in a pinch.

I have serious anxiety so having a kit like this helps me feel calm. Like to have my bases covered.

My glasses (because I have the eye sight of a senior citizen).

I used to leave a pair of my glasses at work and another pair at home. My eyes have been so tired lately that I now just carry them around with me so I can put them on at any time. I like to carry them in this cute little Vera Bradley case because it protects them but isn’t bulky.

My agenda.

I know it’s 2017 and everyone loves to put their lives in their phones, but I still prefer paper agendas. I recently switched over to a binder style planner and I’m never looking back. The gold leather is like a luxe neutral and the binder style means I can rearrange the contents however I like.

My gold accessories.

To match my agenda I’ve started carrying a matching gold card case and key fob. I’ve been super into using a card case lately instead of a full wallet because it fits into any size bag. I used to hate having to downsize my wallet on the weekends when I switched from my work bag to a smaller purse. Inside my little key fob pouch I keep lip balm and my favorite lipstick so that I’m not reaching around in my bag searching for them when I need to do a quick touch up.

I’m all about organization and convenience.

A healthy snack.

The toughest thing about graduating college and entering the work force has been eating healthy. Between my 6:30 am wakeup, my 45 minute commute, my 8+ hour work day, and my 45 minute bus ride back home – there’s not a ton of time to plan healthy meals and snacks.

God, I miss college sometimes.

I used to have all the time in the world to cook myself a healthy egg white scramble in the morning. I didn’t need to pack snacks because I popped back into my apartment in between classes.

Now I’m essentially out of the house from 7 am until 7 pm and it’s rough.

I’ve always been a huge fan of Special K so when I saw they made easy (and healthy) snacks for on the go, they became quick handbag essentials.

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I like to switch between the Special K® Protein Bar (Caramel Pretzel Cashew is my fave flavor!) or the Special K Nourish® Bites (KB and I love Dark Chocolate Pistachio).

The Special K® Protein Bar are my usual go to because it’s an easy way to get some protein in for the day (each bar has 8 grams). I tend to reach for the Bites on days that I can’t seem to stop snacking. The fact that they’re in smaller chunks means I can have a few, eat slowly, and feel more satiated.

I basically like to trick myself into thinking that I’m eating more than I really am.

The bag of Nourish® Bites I grabbed for this shoot didn’t even last until the end of the day. No joke – KB fully raided the bag.

Note to self – keep work snacks away from boyfriend.

I like to grab my snacks from Target. We have a Target just down the road from us – it’s only like a 5 minute bus ride away which means I don’t have to lose my parking spot!

Lolz at the things we San Franciscans have to think about when grocery shopping.

Special K snacks are super easy to find in the nutrition bar and granola bar isle. Target also always has amazing deals – I made sure to link you a special offer below because you guys are my fave.

Also I snuck in a picture of Popcorn because isn’t she the cutest. #ProudCatMom

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What are your favorite ways to stay healthy while on the go? What bag do you use as your work bag? Do you have any go to snacks? Tell me in the comments below!

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5 responses to “What’s In My Work Bag”

  1. Kendal says:

    I love seeing what people keep in their bags, is that weird? I definitely need to try these bars, I’ve been eating Luna bars recently but really want to try some other ones!

    Kendal // Life With Kendal

  2. Deborah says:

    This is great – I LOVE these kinds of posts because I, too, am quite nosy! haha
    I received one of those little mini-emergency kits from J.Crew but I ended up using everything in it and replacing it with my own stuff. I should just get a bigger kit like you did :]

  3. I love posts about What’s in my bag?! Such a blogging/ vlogging oldie but a goodie! I love healthy on the go snacks so will check the bars out 🙂

    xo, Yasmin
    http://www.iamyasmin.ca

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