the essentials

A few days ago I was tagged by Danica of oh, hello there to list my five essential items. So here they are. Wallet, shitty phone, keys, lip balm, and a good book. I’ve had this Mimco wallet for 2+ years now. If I get my tetris on I can sometimes fit my phone, keys, and lip balm inside my wallet. It’s lasted quite a while, considering. This book is looking a bit worse for wear but that’s why I love it. Sometimes I wonder how many hands it passed through before it got to me (the answer: a hell of a lot, by the looks of it). To be quite honest, the book really isn’t an essential but I didn’t want to slack off and only list four items. I also just realised that my fifth essential should have been a camera. A camera! *face palm* What are your essential items?

36 Comments

  1. Mat February 5, 2011

    that is one old school version of "to kill.."

    things that i always have on me are, phone, burts bees lip balm, wallet, small comb

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  2. sojourned in style February 5, 2011

    love how you layed out the items in such a visually pleasing way.

    i dont really have essetnials i just hope that others have it on them in my time of need, like when my lips are super chapped!

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  3. Merowyn February 5, 2011

    Hahahaahaa your camera!!! I love these 5 but I'm not a huge fan of Blistex. Maybe I will do a list of 5… hmmmm

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  4. soph (owl vs. dove) February 5, 2011

    @Mat: burts bees is one of my faves too!

    @sojournedinstyle: haha nice plan.

    @Merowyn: Do it! Do it! I think I was supposed to tag people to list their five, but it's a Saturday morning and I'm a bit scatterbrained. Blistex does the trick for me, although I do alternate with burts bees.

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  5. elle February 5, 2011

    i love these kind of posts.. i'm so bloody nosy! x

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  6. REread February 5, 2011

    love old books … and that's a great read!

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  7. Rachel February 5, 2011

    I love that book! Definitely one of my favorites! πŸ˜€

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  8. Stacy February 5, 2011

    Great wallet!

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  9. Kiyo February 5, 2011

    To Kill a Mockingbird is one of my favorite books!
    Lip balm is a necessity for me too, especially in the winter.

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  10. curious constellation February 5, 2011

    Brilliant list, I've been wanting to read that for ages now.

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  11. Hannah Percyowl February 5, 2011

    Obviously wallet and key, ALWAYS water. I'm pretty paranoid about water, I won't leave the house without it unless I'm going straight to a restruant/etc. There is a wilberry softlips lipbalm I really like, and hmmm, usually some bobbypins and a hairtie haha. I should start bringing my little digital camera everywhere from now on though -__-
    Oh, and phone, but sometimes I even forget that!

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  12. JANE February 5, 2011

    I love how you said "get my tetris on" that's cute πŸ™‚ Very nice wallet, I'm sure that's why you've had it for over two years. My essentials are vaseline/burts bee chapstick, phone, keys, plastic & id and I'm not sure…a mini mirror for quick checks?

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  13. Mary February 5, 2011

    The deer keyring is adorable! For me, a book is an essential especially if I'll be using public transport. I get really grumpy when I forget my book!

    Other essentials for me would be a bottle of water and tissues.

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  14. TIFFANY thegirlwithafeather February 5, 2011

    Love this post! I still cannot believe I haven't read To Kill a Mockingbird! My essentials would have to be phone, wallet, keys, lipbalm and water. And thanks for your sweet words regarding my coming soon pieces for my store πŸ™‚

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  15. alliejayne February 5, 2011

    My essential items would have to be….my phone, my ipod, a tub of carmex, my camera and a good book πŸ™‚ x

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  16. fanny February 5, 2011

    my essentials would be my camera, iphone, keys and treats for my dog!

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  17. Megan February 5, 2011

    I have the same wallet and love how much it can fit in if you really try. Mine is getting a little worn though.

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  18. ching February 5, 2011

    awwww..thanks for sharing. you have the cutest key chain.

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  19. Spence. February 5, 2011

    Lovely post, your keyring is so cute btw.
    Oh I read to kill a mockingbird a few years ago, hope you're enjoying it!
    x

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  20. Young Sophisticates February 5, 2011

    fantastic layout – i really like the wallet & To Kill A Mockingbird is such a good book!

    Enter the Mrs. Press giveaway here: http://www.young-sophisticates.com/2011/01/mrs-press-giveaway.html

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  21. Mo Pie, Please February 5, 2011

    I usually have my phone, keys, wallet, lip balm, oil blotting sheets and if I'm going to be on the train then definitely a book.

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  22. thingsIlove February 6, 2011

    I want to read the book!

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  23. dEJOISS February 6, 2011

    Nice blog, I love your design, simple and classic. πŸ™‚

    Dejoiss

    ❀

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  24. Jaztee February 6, 2011

    I love a wallet that can fit all the essentials! Nice keyring too.

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  25. Marie Cotrel February 6, 2011

    Oh lovely blog ! Kiss xxx See you !
    http://Marieblogueuse.blogspot.com

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  26. sara February 6, 2011

    a good book is always essential!
    i love your little deer keychain

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  27. claire (jazzpad.) February 6, 2011

    What a good idea for a post! I love that book, perhaps not on my top 5 list but perhaps top 20 jazzy β™₯

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  28. Fifth Sparrow February 7, 2011

    I love that book cover (I know that's weird, but I'm obsessed with fonts!) I have always wanted to read the book too, it's in my pile. The pile keeps growing though!
    These photos are awesome, they work so well. And really, your camera is kind of included as it's taking the photo! xx

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  29. Jes February 7, 2011

    Yay!! cute post xx

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  30. Abby February 7, 2011

    Oh golly your essentials are so whimsical and wonderful!! I bet your handbag is a fun place to be!

    x

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  31. Blackswan February 7, 2011

    tell me that's a Samsung F480???!!!! i lost that baby not once, but TWICE!!! (can you believe it?) arhhh! i absolutely loved that phone, thinking it was the rebel alternative to the iPhone when it first came out – unfortunately i'm still paying the 2nd one off in my plan and had to settle for a actual shitty nokia (would be so happy if i could have my F480 back!)

    *oh the memories*

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  32. Jessica February 7, 2011

    my essential items, mmm wallet and phone. haha.
    to kill a mocking bird is such a pretty addition to your essential!

    http://eclecticraccoon.blogspot.com/

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  33. S and R February 8, 2011

    'heart' the beci orpin (?) key chain xo

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  34. Chuck February 11, 2011

    What a gorgeous edition! Love it. Would get murdered in my handbag though…

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  35. Rosa February 13, 2011

    great set!
    xox,
    buttercup buttons β™‘

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  36. Rosa February 13, 2011

    i love your blog
    xox,
    buttercup buttons β™‘

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