I’m heading to Europe this summer for a month, and of course, I’m already getting organized. In addition to researching my trip, I’m also organizing my organizational methods. Try to say that three times fast. At the top of my list is finding the perfect type of purse, something that’s travel friendly, secure, sturdy, and will fit all of my daily essentials. I have the similar cross body black on black confetti purse from Lee Coren, but in more of a clutch style with a thin strap. This Box Crossbody is exactly what I’m looking for. Made of vegan leather, it’s a solid deal for $130. Find it here.
If you’re anything like me, you’ve ended up in a planner’s nightmare: You bought the wrong calendar for the year. Maybe yours is boring. Or it’s a little big ugly. Or it doesn’t inspire you. Or it’s too small. Or you’re sick of the same old turn-the-page calendar with pictures of sunsets. If that’s the case, it’s not too late to do an organizational overhaul, even though January is nearly over. Hey, I feel for you.
My solution? Go for something big. I finally did this year, and it’s paying off in huge ways. This Perennial Wall Calendar from Poketo ($48) is a fill-in-the-date kind of thing and there’s an enormous poster-size page for each month of the year. Attach it to your fridge and you’re good to go.
Not only is it modern and colorful, but there’s room enough for everything you have going on for the month. You’ll never forget to pay your rent again.
Edgy, modern, and oh so comfy, these new releases from Beklina are a traveler’s dream come true. I have tried the new Beklina Tétouan Loafer (in black) on in real life, and I can vouch for the exceptional comfort of this $240 shoe. It’s well worth the investment. If you’re traveling this upcoming summer (or anytime before then) and will be doing some walking, you don’t want to look like a tourist, right? No sneakers allowed (unless they’re fashion sneakers like AllBirds.) This loafer is the perfect alternative. Its cork bottom and snug leather upper make for a stylish shoe that will attract attention, for all the right reasons. Find them here.
If you’re a passionate person, and you’re a planner, well, the Passion Planner is the perfect choice for you. I’m an über organized person. From managing my MFA studies, to freelance writing, to acting class, auditions, acting jobs, exercise, keeping track of my calories and macros, there’s a lot to tend to every day.
I started off the year with a different planner, which I promptly recycled because it didn’t have individual time stamps for each day, which I realized was a must-have for my busy schedule. After much research, I settled on the rose gold Passion Planner for 2019, and honestly, my life feels much less stressful. With space for lists, add-ons you can tape into it (I use the financial planning pages), and reflections at the end of the month, this planner is more than a day-to-day journal, it’s a keepsake.
Pants that you wear to work—totally boring, right? Wrong. This simple but super flattering pair from Everlane will have you itching to go to work. No kidding. Why? Because they’re just about the most comfy and cool work pants that you’ll find anywhere. And, they’re only $50. I received a pair of these as a Christmas gift, and while they’re a slim fit, they skim the body, hide any jiggly bits, and stay professional and stylish at the same time. Find them here.