What’s in OUR bags?!

One of the most interesting {and intimate} places, in my opinion, is the inside of a woman's purse. You can find out so much about someone by what they keep in their purse or day-bag!  I have always loved reading gossip magazines that feature celebs and what they have inside their bags.  It's honestly where I get a lot of my beauty tips and tricks from!  

Us vestique ladies lead very busy lives and are often traveling all over North and South Carolina.  I thought it might be interesting to give you all a look into what we carry in our bags only a daily basis and how we take vestique with us pretty much everywhere we go {shocker, right?!}.  So here we go... 

I'm constantly on the go- so my bag is jam-packed full of things I need for the whole day! It's not a rare occurrence that I change my outfit in the middle of the day after doing a photoshoot for our website so I always have a comfy tank, stickies, and cut offs to throw on when I'm outside photographing. I can't live without my "Ancient Artifact Necklace" and my black "All You Need Tank," I'm always throwing them on for lunch out with a friend on the weekends. I can't live without my sunglasses, chapstick, and lip stain so you can always find those stuck somewhere to hand out to our models last minute (sharing is caring, right?), and of course my camera! 

My bag gets fuller and fuller as the week goes on, but there are a few staples I always have to have! I keep a pair of cutoffs, a cami and a lightweight kimono just in case I need to make a spur of the moment outfit change [let's be real, that happens at least once a day]. I wear gold hoops with just about anything and there's always at least two pairs floating around the bottom of my bag. Last but not least, I never leave home without my agenda, sunglasses and an umbrella!

I pretty much wear bandeaus everyday, so I usually have one on and another on hand. I wear a lot of black tanks, so I love to keep a neon bandeau handy for pop of color. Because you never when you're going to have a bad hair day, or when you just feel like making your outfit a bit snazzy, I keep a fedora with me at all times! Half United Fighting Hunger bullet necklace - this is one of my all time favorite necklaces because it goes with EVERYTHING and also represents a great cause. I always have hoops on hand because they look great from day-to-night, and can be worn with a casual or dressy outfit. You never know when you need to kick of your flats, throw on some heels, and go to a much-needed happy hour with your girls after work. Wedges instantly dress up an outfit, without being overly formal. Lastly, and not necessarily in my bag, but as a Vestique gal on the go, I cant leave home without either my sunnies or my coffee.


Even if I'm not always prepared for class, (way too many books to keep track of) I ALWAYS have these items in my tote! My number one essential is my RayBan Aviators, I won't leave the house without those even if it's raining. A close second is a good pair of gold hoop earrings because they can dress up my super comfy "U Only Live Once" tank (similar here) when I refuse to wear anything else to my 8 am classes. Along with the hoops I usually end up bringing my "Captain Planet" necklace because it goes with everything, and I always get compliments on it!

Can't forget the makeup essentials like my mascara or EOS Chapstick (or any kind of chapstick!). You can always find a couple of roll ons too; usually neutrals like black, gold or tan. And last but not least, my "Brownie Points" Sandals which are cute yet comfortable, which is perfect for when I have a presentation and I don't want to wear heels around campus all day!


I'm constantly on the road between Charlotte, Columbia and Greenville so my bag is full of the necessary items to help me through my life of travel. I always keep a basic tank and bandeau with me for layering and quick changes. Bobby pins and hair spray, because a quick up-do is an easy way to change my look from day to night. Basic gold stud earrings to go with any look. A great stack, because I love a good arm party and a long pendant (similar here) to throw on when you need some added jewels. Plus my sunnies, planner, a Starbucks refresher, and some gloss are always necessary. Don't forget Bogart's leash!  

From teaching in the mornings to 'tiqueing in the afternoons, I like to have plenty of accessories ready to throw on in a jiffy.  I keep a kimono to wear over tanks in the classroom, my favorite stack of Lily and Laura bracelets, and the Met Gala earrings because they dress up any outfit.  I always have a long pendant necklace (Vintage Glam) and my Fancy Feet wedges because I can wear them all day long without my feet hurting.  

I almost always end up running late, no matter how hard I try, so having a few essentials in my bag is super helpful.  My Vestique essentials include a few roll-ons and other stackable bracelets, because no outfit is complete without the perfect arm party!  I also like to have a pair of sparkly, gold stud earrings to add some contrast against my dark hair, and my favorite Vestique coozie is a must for my morning Diet Coke!

Now that you've seen a look inside our bags, what's in YOUR bag?  Share with us on Instagram using #vestique or #vestiquechic! 

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