Inspired by this lovely Free People post, I started thinking about my daily essentials, little things that I find myself using every day. Scattered from my bag, to my desk and my bedside table, here are my everyday must haves.
Notebook and Moleskine jounal - I would be so lost without something to write in. My Field Notes notebook stays in my bag and my moleskine journal is usually beside my bed or on my desk. I also have two other notebooks floating around, one for daily writing practice and the other for blog and shop ideas. Yes, I do love a good notebook.
iPhone & Headphones - It really amazed me, when I stopped to think about how much of my life is now on my phone. Everything from the book I'm reading, documentary I'm watching, guided meditations I'm listening to and so many photos, I really need to organise. Kind of crazy when you think about it.
Carmex lipbalm and Chanel lipgloss - Love love love Carmex lipbalm, especially during summer and I bought my red Chanel lipgloss as a treat from Macy's in 2011 and it's still going strong. It's the perfect pick me up and seems to match any outfit.
Necklace - My favourite necklace that I wear at least a few days a week. It's made up of charms collected on my adventures overseas and also includes the original ring that Ben proposed to me with, all hanging on my grandmother's necklace.
Scarf - I always keep a scarf handy, usually a pashmina, to throw around me if it gets cold or to dress up an outfit. Lately with the heat and humidity, I've been loving this light thrifted nautical scarf, perfect for messy hair days.
Myrtle & Moss hand cream - This hand cream is so lovely, it's mandarin, lemon myrtle and orange peel and it always smells so nice and fresh.
Artline pens - I've been using Artline for ten years, and now they are the only pens I write in my journals with.. I always have at least one or two spare after so many years of misplacing them and the thought of being without a pen always freaks me out a little #curseofthewriter.
Washi Tape - Oh washi tape, where would I be without you. I always attempt keep a roll or two in my handbag, for emergency present wrapping, book mending, background hanging and everything in between. I've even kept the sole of my shoe on with this amazing tape.
Tea - (and a teacup) Right now, my favourite tea cup is lovely big stripy mug from Bed Bath N' Table and my favourite tea is camomile and spearmint (quite a nice, refreshing change from peppermint).
It's interesting to really consider what you use everyday and why and I'm sure there are so many more little things I've missed, (yes, come to think of it I totally forgot my little gold stalk scissors), so I might have to make a part two. There is something quite fascinating about observing the every day parts of one's life. As Jemma commented on her Free People post, it says alot about your personality.
So I'd love to know, what are your daily essentials?