When you're a fashion editor, you wake up at 6 am for a full day of deadlines, fashion shows, happy hours, launch parties, store openings, panels, presentations, and meetings. Phew!
I have mastered the day-to-night look (the secret is neutrals and clean lines), and part of that includes carrying around a large slouchy bag with all my necessities.
I used to carry everything, including a hair straightener, in an attempt to be prepared for all kinds of events, but I've finally pared my bag down to just the things I need (besides wallet, keys, phone).
Here's what's always in the bag of a Fashion Editor.
Sugar Rosé Tinted Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15 ($24.00)
This is the only chapstick that I can feel hydrating my lips. It's perfect for when I'm dehydrated during a long day, but it also delivers a sheer blush color, along with SPF. Cute, healthy, functional.
PowerAdd Portable Charger ($12.99)
I used to be the person always asking for a phone charger. Or holding my phone and praying that 1% would last me 'til I got home. Investing in a portable charger is easy with this $12.99 one! It comes in multiple colors and has saved me on MULTIPLE occasions.
Daily Contacts From Hubble ($36/mo.)
I finally embraced my glasses post-grad, with a chunky tortoiseshell pair I love, but I still want the option of going sans frames. With
Hubble dailies, I always have a fresh pair in my bag for when I want a new look.
Also: they're super affordable. My first 15 pairs were $1, and I love the convenience of dailies - no contact solution, and if I lose or damage a pair, no biggie.
The individuals are small enough to just throw in a tiny pocket, and the full box is adorable as ever on my desk. Once again, cute, healthy, functional.
KIND Protein Bars ($21.10 for 12)
Okay, my eating schedule is sometimes a giant question mark. So I never leave my apartment without a protein bar in my bag for some quick healthy calories. KIND's almond butter dark chocolate bars are like dessert, but with a jackpot of protein.
Kiehl's Ultimate Strength Hand Salve ($16.00)
My mom calls me once a week and nags me about using hand lotion - growing up, I had the scaliest hands. This super-strength powerhouse gave me the pretty hands I always admire in fashion ads. Also, applying hand lotion is a nice act of self-care, as a break from writing or while traveling.
So that's what's in my bag! No shockers - just quality products I love that really make my day-to-day better. Oh, shoot, also mints, never forget mints!
The contacts are my newest addition. I never thought Hubble's dailies would work for me because I was a monthlies girl, but it's been an amazing experience, and a huge responsibility lifted.
If this is the one hack you take away, you're gonna be golden - these are so convenient and have really made my life easier.
If you want to check them out yourself, they're Trueself Style approved!
Update: Hubble is having a special daily contacts promotion: Get 15 Pairs of Daily Contacts For FREE (Just $1 S&H)