NYC Essentials

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Just a few more days and Saturday will finally be here. I’ve mentioned this trip numerous times but for a busy mother of two, I don’t even get to go to the bathroom alone (now do you understand my excitement). I will be heading out with a friend I haven’t seen since high school and I can’t wait to share everything with you guys. We have the whole day planned out, we will be doing a little shopping here and there then my favorite part . . . FOOD! I live in a small town so everything around me is fast food or chain restaurants which can be a bit lame at times. I have a few essentials I’ll be taking with me to the city to keep me entertained or help me out when I’m in a rut.

  • Bus Tickets, Metro Card, Cash and Schedule – How else will I get there?
  • Aesop Hand Rinse – Lets face it, the trains can be a germ pool so this is a must!
  • Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray – It might rain that day so my hair will need a pick me up depending on how wet it gets (fingers crossed, please don’t rain).
  • Mophie Juice Pack – If I’m going to keep you guys updated plus find my way around the city my phone is going to need a mid-day charge.
  • Ray-Ban Folding Wayfarers – I love that these sunglasses barely take up space in my bag.
  • Maddy – Yes I named my camera! She’s going to be working extra hard taking pictures and filming!
  • iPad Mini – I have a 3hr commute so a movie to and from will keep me entertained, I’ll probably watch Frozen for the 100th time!
  • MK watch – My must have accessory!  I guess it’s a good thing it tells the time as well.
  • Tom Ford Spanish Pink – Is it sad I already picked out my lip color but have no idea what I’m going to wear?
  • Chanel Les Beiges Powder – Touch up’s on the go!
  • Hourglass Arch Brow Pencil – One of my biggest fears in life is having one of my eyebrows done and forgetting to fill the other one in.
  • YSL Touché Éclat – The city air can suck all the moisture out of your face so I’ve chucked this in my bag just incase I need some illuminating.
  • Diptyque Tam Dao – My scent of choice in a purse-friendly size.

When I plan a trip “mommy mode” kicks in and I try to prepare for the worst case scenario. This time I won’t be filling my bag up with wipes, underwear, toys or fruit snacks!


  • Ariana Reed

    That bag is gorgeous! You named your camera, does your iPad have a name?! I name all of my gadgets lol! I’m crushing hard on your folding Ray-Bans. I think all sunglasses should fold like this so they take absolutely no space! I hope you have a fantastical time Saturday and I’m looking fwd to your post!

    New follower here!! 🙂

    • Thanks love!!! Haven’t named the iPad yet, it def needs one! I can’t wait to share the trip!

  • Lets Talk Beauty

    Love your handbag & your essentials. The Aesop hand-rinse sounds perfect. I like Aesop products so need to check this out.

    • Thank you!! It’s the most luxurious hand sanitizer I’ve ever used !

  • Ella

    Totally unrelated, but PLEASE do a makeup collection on youtube! Everything you mention is so covetable ♡

    • It’s in the works dear!

      • Ella

        *punches air*

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  • ewelina windycity

    You are ready girl! Have a fantastic time in Nyc. Btw, I name all of my gadgets as well and I don’t see anything wrong with it 🙂

    • Thanks dear!!! They work just as hard as we do, it’s only fair right? lol

  • Nancy

    Love peering into people’s purses all splayed out on a surface. It’s so fun. Just discovered your blog + instagram, enjoying it all!

    • Thank you so much! I’m super nosy when it comes to other peoples bags lol!

  • Multitasking Damsel

    i love the essentials you have here, esp the oribe dry texturising spray! i want to try out that product, we dont get that out here in australia 🙁

    • Aww really that’s a shame it’s really good! Thank you and hopefully you can get a hold of it in the future!

  • Danielle

    I love this post! My mom lives in Brooklyn and please please PLEASE be careful using your iPad on the subway! There’s been times I’ve seen ppl mugged ):

  • Bella

    Chanel Les beiges and Tom Ford Spanish Pink, my loves! As a mom I know how valuable time away is, so enjoy!

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  • Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD.

    Enjoy your trip! It sounds amazing and everything that you have packed looks perfect for it! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD | YSL Lipstick Giveaway | The Little Deer Sunglasses and £20 Voucher Giveaway

  • Kate

    I so wish I was coming on your trip with you!

    Kate xo //