Summer Essentials Bag

Walking to work the past few days has reminded me that the cool spring mornings are far behind us. It seems as though the summer heat is here, and here to stay. Since the arrival of higher temps, I have realized my morning and evening routines will have to change. Typically, I leave the apartment with perfectly curled hair and makeup, only to arrive at work looking like I jumped into a pool.

For those that don't know, I walk to work. Yep... 1.5 miles each way and mostly outside. The morning humidity takes a toll on my appearance, leaving me only to show up at work with frizzy, flat hair and oily skin. This is a horrible way to start the day, not to mention if I go to a Happy Hour after work. Between the morning walk and going all day at the office, my evening appearance is like I never even got ready in the first place.

To mask the summer heat, there are many products you can use and adjustments to your daily routine that you can make. One of my summer musts is an "essentials bag" that I pack each morning and throw into my purse or tote for the day. I found the perfect carry-all, that will hold all the products and essentials, sure to tackle the worst of summer heat and humidity.

(Images via Vera Bradley Website)

There are some products that I leave in my essentials bag, but I add to it on mornings I know there's an after work activity. I fill the bag with everything, from a small razor (for those days I wear a skirt or dress and seemed to miss a spot) to concealer for afternoon touch ups. The great thing is you can fill the bag with whatever essentials you feel that you need. Simply zip it up and throw in any bag. 

This Vera Bradley carry-all gets my vote for the perfect summer "essentials bag." Bonus, you can also use it as a travel jewelry organizer. No matter how you use this bag, it's perfect for wherever you may travel.

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