My Madewell Transport Tote has literally been my best pal. I take it everywhere I go, and I even keep a little bag in there in case I go for a night out. At first, I was intimidated by the size of this bag for a small person like me, but it has proven effective, useful, and stylish in ways I could ever imagine. I love that it’s so much easier to grab my things because of how much space there is. It makes for a perfect career lady purse and school lady purse. A girl who brings her life everywhere can understand a big tote is imperative and worthy of a splurge.

What’s in my purse:

  • Target sunglasses (of course, I have like 5 of them because I lose my sunglasses like no other.) 
  • Not pictured: Camelback waterbottle. I drink through SO MUCH WATER. Gotta stay hydrated. *Note to self: Make sure you get a bottle that shuts well and doesn’t leak. I have had one too many problems with my water bottles leaking. See ya, iPhone. See ya, nice leather bag. 
  • Kate Spade wallet. I love this wallet because it keeps everything neat and in place. (Nothing falls out when there’s a zipper.) I like all my cards in a certain place. There are so many pockets, so I can keep all my mulahs organized. 
  • I always keep a journal in case I need to write some of my current thoughts down. Or have some quiet time with the Lord. This is how I stay sane. I love my Dream Big journal
  • Honest Beauty products in my cute pouch by Natalie Truong. I can’t leave the house without putting on my everything primer, tinted moisturizer, and concealer. Sun-kissed look all day er day. I bring it out so I can reapply when needed on my sweaty face.
  • Not shown: Chapstick. Does anyone get the sense that life’s coming to an end when you don’t have chapstick? Def me.
  • Honest hand sanitizer. My nose gets really red and itchy when I don’t use all natural, chemical free hand santizer. A must is spraying this after a gas-run and before a grocery-run. (Get those nasty carts.) 
  • I mention this over and over, my Tarte lipstick is my go-to when I go on a last minute night out. It’s minty and refreshing. 


Last but not least, I carry a book everywhere I go. Whenever I catch a break, that’s when I catch a break, I’ll stop by my local coffee shop and read. Lately, I’ve been reading this incredible book called Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst. Like the cover mentions, it’s about LIVING LOVED when you feel less than, left out, and lonely. As humans, we can so easily feel let down and hurt by even the simplest of actions or words directed towards us, and by what we perceive around us. It can even be words (a script) we make for ourselves. This book encapsulates all of the feelings we (I know I) feel when rejection steals the best of us by reinforcing the worst that’s been said to us, and how to live not by the rejections from our past but by the living and breathing grace from God. LIVING LOVED- The reality I hope to carry out on a day to day basis.  

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