what's in my bag?

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It's been almost one month since I finally finished my sophomore year of high school, and with that, I've ditched the study groups for brunch dates, the textbooks for movies, and my uniform for more comfortable summer prints. I've also been able to trade in my worn-out Jansport for a new everyday backpack!

Today's post is a little look into what I bring along with me on my day to day adventures, be it a quick trip to Orchard Road or lunch at Haji Lane - hope you enjoy :)

THE BAG: A black leather backpack from Editor's Market


+ The Essentials - Phone, wallet (hopefully with cash!!), and for an SG-dweller such as myself, an MRT card (and, of course, my handy Starbucks card). I got my phone case from Tangs, and I use the black pouch from H&M as a card case for days when I don't want to bring my entire wallet. 

+ Glasses - My less than 20/20 vision means I've actually got to wear these all the time, but I thought I'd include it in the photo anyways. I recently got a new pair of specs from Owndays, and I went for a simple wide faux tortoiseshell frame. 

+ Pencils and Pens - I chuck a few of these in my bag in case I want to do some sketching or writing. They come in handy for when I think up some ideas for future blogposts or paintings, or in case I need to jot down a quick reminder. 

+ Magazines - Magazines are a great read while waiting for lunch to arrive or while eating a snack, so I try and bring a couple along with me. Some of my favorites are Kinfolk, Cereal, Frankie and Real Living. 

+ A Good Book - Continuing the book-y trend, some of the summer work I have to do for AP Language requires reading some non-fiction, so my current read is The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan. I haven't read much yet, but I would recommend it!

+ Accessories - I'm sure we can all agree we've had those busy mornings where we've left the house forgetting something - a hat, watch or necklace. Recently, I've been trying to remember to pack these the night before and put them on while I'm riding the taxi. During the hotter months I tend to lean towards more minimal jewellery; my current favorites are the new Swarovski necklace/ring from my friend Clara, and the Hamilton watch I borrow from my mom.

+ For the Face - Living in sunny Singapore has it's benefits, but being right above the equator means SPF is essential. I use a moisturizer with SPF right before I leave the house, but I try and bring this lightweight sunscreen from Neutrogena as well. And although there is only one lip balm in the photo, I must admit - being the lip product addict I am, I normally bring 3 or 4 different colors.

I'll be bringing this little backpack with me on more adventures around my island city, and I'll be sure to blog along the way. Thank you for reading! 

- Justine xx

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    1. Thanks, Janice! Flatlays are one my favorite ways of taking photos now :)

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  2. This is so cute, I wish I had a white table and your flatlay is so !!!

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    1. Hey Peter! Thank you so much :)

      (Btw your blog is looking great, glad you're back!)

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  3. I love your bag and the layout of your photos! Also your phone case is super cute!

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    1. Thank you Isabella! I love the case as well, but it's too bad that I've already gotten tons of scratches on it (oops). Hope you're doing well :)

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  4. These flatlays are perfect and I love this post!

    www.lavishingg.com
    xx

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  5. Love Editor's as well, theyre bags are so nice. Your photography is stunning!

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    1. Yeah they're so great, I love their minimal jewellery right now! Thank youu xx

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  6. Before I say anything else, I have to tell you that for a girl still in high school, your photography and writing abilities surpass many adult bloggers I follow (myself included!!). I am seriously blown away. Great blog! Looking forward to reading more!
    XO Amanda | http://sansscrubs.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you for the compliment! Means a lot :))

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  7. What's in my bag is my fav. topic to read. (cos i can't go around asking people if i could look in their bags.. haha)
    I totally get what you mean on the sunscreen! I could melt in the sun right now :(

    +Great photos as alway!

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    1. Same! I'm so snoopy, so what's in my bag posts and videos are pretty much the next best thing :)) Thank you so much!

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  8. Great post, Justine! I really love your style and blog!

    The Style Roll

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    1. Thanks, Sydney! The same to you, I love your recent post :) (esp. the denim + stripes combo!!)

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  9. Your phone case is SOOOO cool! I wanted a mug of the Pantone chip but I didn't know they made phone cases for it! Going to look for one now!

    You have such awesome things in your purse!

    be the plebeian

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    1. Thank you, Jasmine :) I love their mugs as well, I've seen them in store but I still need to get my hands on one! Hope you're doing well!

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  10. Love this post :) It makes me think that I get to know you a little bit better
    Love your blog!

    http://iam-moi.blogspot.ch/

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  11. i'm such a nosy person, i love reading what others have in their bag! i love your phone case and those pens are so cute.

    hannie,
    huemorist.

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  12. It's great to see what's in your bag.
    I also love to carry a book all the time, you never know when you'll have to wait (unexpected).

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    The Losing Struggle | Bloglovin'

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  13. Ahh you are so much mor prepared when you venture out of your house than I am aha! All I really carry in my bag is my purse, headphones, lip balm, and lipstick - oh and a pen because they always come in handy!

    The Velvet Black | UK Style & Beauty Blog

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  14. nice post – I LOVE your necklace and that lip balm looks interesting

    www.thefashionfraction.com

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  15. Ooo, I absolutely love these kinds of posts! It's so interesting to see what other people carry around in their bag :) that necklace is so lovely and I definitely agree with you on bringing a good book. You never know when you'll be bored and find yourself wanting to do something other than glue your eyes onto a phone screen--maybe that's just the book nerd in me though ;)

    xo,
    Kelly

    ♥ ♡ ♥ ♡ Creme de la Chic ♥ ♡ ♥ ♡

    Hope you're having a beautiful day! xx

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  16. I've just read so many of your posts! I might have found a new blog favourite. Loved your photos, I'm inspired to do a 'Whats in my bag' of my own.
    Tiarney xo | http://bakeravenue.blogspot.com

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