Crossbody bags are the best. They're small enough to carry during an all day shopping trip yet big enough to have all of your essentials.
I always love to see what other people carry in their bags on a daily basis so I thought I'd share mine! I've paired down my "essentials" a bit since having a baby because I hate carrying a large handbag AND a diaper bag. I do love using our backpack for when I want to carry a few more things. :)
Yes, call me vain, but I love to carry my Beauty Counter foundation and travel brush when I'll be out for most of the day. Sometimes I just need a bit of touch up! (Watch for a Beauty Counter product review coming soon!)
Lip balm and lip gloss are key. I actually keep an extra lip balm in my car just in case the one in my bag goes missing. I'm pretty much obsessed with Honest Company's lip balm. I bought it for my bridesmaids when I got married and haven't looked back!
Lotion, specifically Intelligent Nutrients Harmonic Lotion. This bottle is from a hotel we stayed at (I can't remember which one!) and I love it! It's made out of all certified organic ingredients and does a great job at actually moisturizing my hands.
My keys (duh) and sunglasses. No matter if it's winter or summer in MN, you always need sunglasses here!
And of curse, my wallet. Isn't it cute? One of my besties gave it to me when I was her bridesmaid.
So there you have it! My everyday essentials for leaving the house. What's in your bag?