there will never be a 'new black'
We spend our whole lives dragging around money, makeup, books, iPads, snacks, laptops, and tons of trash in our purses. So we want to share with you, what we carry, and what we carry it in, on different occasions.
First up: The Clutch!
We’ve burned through a lot of clutches, and none of them have satisfied our needs the way Michael Kors clutches do. They come in a ton of colors (by ‘colors’ we mean black with gold studs, black with silver micro studs, grey, you know… tons of colors) but we have a soft spot for chartreuse, so we couldn’t resist this weird camo. It has the obviously necessary wrist strap, six credit card slots inside so you don’t need a wallet, and a side pocket big enough to hold your iPhone 5S. What really surprises us about this clutch is how much you can really fit in it without it looking stuffed and bulky and about to explode. Here’s what we carry in ours…
When the super slim Charlie Wallet from Herschel Supply Company arrived on our doorstep, we were hesitant. Getting the cards in and out was a tight squeeze and there was nowhere to put our 13 dollars worth of ones that we always seem to accumulate. But it broke in quick, and we realized that we don’t NEED to carry around a ton of small bills (we jam all of our ones in a jar until it’s full and then treat ourselves to a new record!) The BEST part about this tiny wallet is being able to fit it comfortably in your back pocket if you are just running to the grocery store.
Ladies: If you don’t carry a knife every day of your life, you’re crazy. A pocket knife will CHANGE YOUR LIFE! Whether you need to open a package, cut a string hanging from the hem of your dress, or feel a little bit safer walking from your car to the house, Carry. A. Knife. This Kershaw Knife is one of our favorites for a few reasons. It’s tiny. Like, super tiny. It’ll fit in a clutch, or your pocket, or clip onto your boot and no one will every notice. It’s also really easy to open and close. We know some dainty girls with childlike hands and wielding this knife has never been an issue for them.
Lime Crime Velvetines. Holy Goddess of Lipstick, this stuff is inconceivable. It goes on so easy, no liner needed, dries in seconds and will stay perfect through dinner, drinks, and hours of gabbing. Salem is our favorite, it’s dark without being black, so we feel appropriate wearing it anywhere, anytime.
MAC’s click-up eyebrow pencil. We don’t leave home without it. we’re more likely to forget our iPhone than our eyebrow pencil.
We don’t leave home without a book. It’s a rule we live by. It’s just not always appropriate or convenient to lug around the tomes that we fill our bookshelves with. That’s where 331/3 books come in, they’re small enough to fit in almost any bag. Each book covers a different iconic album and provides really interesting details that will make you fall even more in love with your already favorite albums.
So that’s it! That’s what we carry when we’re out on dates or grabbing drinks with friends. Just the essentials without sacrificing much at all.