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Daily Routine: Packing for the Day

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Hi Hart Beat! Welcome to the first edition of a new series on Hart Beat called Daily Routine (or something else in the future when I think of something less #basic). Today the routine is my daily struggle to pack for the day. I live in Bay Ridge which, if you don’t know the borough super well, is right under the Verrazano bridge in wayyyyy south Brooklyn. What this means for my life is when I leave the house at 7:30 in the morning, I don’t get home for at least 12 hours later. I have to cart everything around with me because I can’t just pop home once I’ve forgotten something.

This requires two important things. The first, my trusty backpack from Everlane, and the second is a Baggu tote snuck inside it. I’ve been a fan of the standard reusable Baggu bag since a friend of mine from work bought me one because every day I was always asking people to borrow a tote to cart home my loot from work. The reason I love these little bags are that they are a) tiny when packed into their little cover, b) SUPER STRONG (they can hold up to 50 pounds!) and c) they come in the most adorable prints.

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For the spring I decided to retire to old bag I’ve used for the last year and buy a new one. Of course as soon as I got on the site I couldn’t pick out just one print so I bought three: the navy stripes, the solid black, and (my favorite) the cheetah print. The beauty of these bags is when you go to work or out for the day you can count on adding anything to your load like groceries, books, and extra layers that you take off the day without having to lug around a second huge bag. What I end up doing is packing my gym stuff in my backpack and then after the gym I fold my work clothes into the Baggu bag to keep them neat.

What do you think, Hart Beat? Do you have a trick for the normal 12+ hour days you stay away from home? Or is this just a Brooklyn/city life situation?

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Why do you make me feel this way, Madewell?

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Hi Hart Beat. Just a quick note from me this morning about how I woke up and wanted to die/cry/storm to my nearest Madewell store to pick up this bag. Last week the brand released its second collaboration with the French designer and brand Sézan. There are so many beautiful shoes and dresses but what I really want is this beautiful (and practical?) leather tote that’s available now. I can’t justify spending $200+ dollars ahora but holy moly, Hart Beat. This is a tough one.

Of course it didn’t help that I woke up this morning to see the gorgeous photo (above) on the brands Instagram. Anyone have a Madewell gift card that they’ve been wanting to give to a friend?

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My non-purse purse: The Baggu Duck Bag

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Morning Hart Beat! As many of you know, living in the city is rough on your body. Between the blisters from walking three miles a day, the overwhelming garbage smell in the summer that never leaves your hair, the exhaust that pumps into your lungs 24/7, and so much more, it’s really a surprise that anyone here is in the slightest bit healthy.

All of this body slamming that goes on isn’t the worst part of living in the city (at least for me), what really gets me from this tough living is what the city does to my clothes and shoes.

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