I've always dreamed of owning a Prada tote. When I accepted my first full-time job offer a little over two years ago, I knew that asides from paying off my tuition debt, one (it was two) of my paycheques will go towards purchasing the Prada Saffiano Lux tote as a way to treat myself after successfully completing 20 years of school. It was the largest purchase I have ever made, but it felt gratifying to reward myself after too many sleepless school nights reading textbooks, countless trips to cubicles of McMaster's Innis Library and consuming way too much jasmine green tea. It was a bag that I could call my own, earned all on my own.
When RueLaLa released their style guide for handbags, it inspired me to share my favorite handbag and what I keep inside. I had one particular bag in mind and it was a tote. The Prada Saffiano Lux tote is beautifully structured made from soft leather and has ample room for all of my weekend essentials. You all know my love for classic pieces and this one is truly a timeless staple for every modern woman. As for the survival items, here they are:
Apple iPhone 5s | To be honest, I would be utterly lost without my phone. It's strange to say this, but it is the first thing I grab when I wake up in the morning and the last thing I glance at before bed every night. For the most part, it's really just Instagram that I'm addicted to, but a few other important apps are: Camera, Mail, Whatsapp, Mail+, Evernote and the handy Calendar.
The Beauty Bag | Just a few touch-up essentials for when you're on the go. Check out my morning routine featuring some of my holy grail beauty products here.
Apple iPad 2 | I don't use my iPad as much as I should, but this device is great for catching up on your favourite blogs and days spent at the coffee shop.
L'Occitane Hand Cream | This ultra-moisuturizing hand cream is my absolute favourite and always kept on me, either in my handbag or at work. I love the minimal scent and I haven't found a product that nourishes and moisturizes as well as this one!