What's in my everyday tote bag

 

Cooper and I headed out of town last weekend and I thought I would take advantage of the fair weather to make a fun video. When I’m out for a quick errand or a casual outing, I bring a simple tote bag which carries a few essentials to help me get around and reduce waste. I hope you enjoy the video by checking it out above! I’ve listed below all the things I carry if you’d like to know some additional details.

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What’s inside

  • Tote bag - Before I even dive in, I wanted to mention the bag which holds everything. The bag was gifted from Eileen Fisher a few years ago when they were running a campaign, and I’ve loved using it ever since. I’ve found a similar one from the same brand which is made from a heavier black cotton canvas.

  • Sunglasses - These were the first nice sunglasses I got after years of wearing $5 sunglasses. I’ve had them for about 7 years now and have gone through two repairs - once when I dropped them into the laundry on accident, and another time when the frame coating was peeling off. I love the classic look of these and the fact that they’ve stayed with me for so long - they’re a great staple for the bright California sun, especially at the beach!

  • Cloth napkin with reusable utensils and a straw - I carry around my own utensils and a straw in a cloth napkin which often comes handy at eateries. I found chopsticks to be handy for all types of food, and a spoon to be great for soup or ice cream. The straw is useful when you’re ordering drinks so you can have a visual aid to show waiters that you already have a straw and don’t need a disposable one.

  • Wallet - This was my first ‘ethical fashion’ investment and purchase back in 2014 from the brand Cuyana. I love its timeless look, and it has stood the test of time compared to other cheap wallets I’ve had previously.

  • Phone - Of course, need to keep my phone around to get in contact with people and find directions!

  • Reusable water bottle - These bottle has been dropped multiple times and banged up over the years, but it’s a great plastic free bottle! Choose a good bottle that is guaranteed to last, take care of it for as long as you can, and you’ll be able to reduce so much disposable bottle and cup waste for years to come - the planet will thank you.

  • Stainless steel tiffin - Perfect plastic-free alternative for grabbing a snack on the go, a pastry from a cafe, or carrying your leftovers. Otherwise, I’ve also been using reusable silicone bags more often to bring my snacks around in a plastic-free way.

Hope you enjoyed the video and are enjoying the start of summer! Would love to know if you enjoyed the video or not as I don’t often go shooting outside of my own home, but am most definitely open to doing so.

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