I am highly organized and I find pouches to be my saving grace. I think Truffle’s clear pouches (seen above) were like a gateway drug for me — I first bought one of their clarity pouches around a decade ago (?) and my life has never been the same since. Ha. I find their quality exceptional and clear pouches are genius because they make everything easy to find, and have amassed a collection of them over the years.
But there are many brands, styles, and variations on the pouch that are worth a gander. A few chic styles for keeping bags (lots of great summer ones here!), children’s rooms, and luggage tidy:
I USE THIS MONOGRAM APPLIQUE POUCH FOR CONVENIENT TRANSFER OF EPI (ESSENTIAL PURSE ITEMS*) FROM BAG TO BAG — IT MAKES ME HAPPY EVERY SINGLE DAY
LUSTING AFTER ONE OF THESE ANYA HINDMARCH ORGANIZERS FOR MY BAG THOUGH — GENIUS WITH ALL THE DESIGNATED POCKETS
MADRE ALSO HAS PRETTY LIBERTY PRINTED ONES
THIS BLOCKPRINT SET OF COSMETICS BAGS ARE SO ADORABLE AND REASONABLY PRICED — AND ALL ARE LINED ON THE INSIDE!!! (GREAT GIFT!)
I HAVE A FEW SIZES OF THE CLEAR POUCHES FROM TRUFFLE — I LOVED THIS BRAND WHEN I TRAVELED A LOT FOR WORK; USED ONE FOR TSA-APPROVED SIZES OF COSMETICS, USED ANOTHER FOR ESSENTIALS LIKE CARD CASE, KEYS, ETC, AND THEIR TECH POUCH FOR IPAD/PHONE
USE THESE CUYANA POUCHES FOR COSMETICS/SKINCARE WHILE TRAVELING BUT TBH THEY DO NOT HOLD AS MUCH AS I WISH THEY COULD AND I ALWAYS END UP WITH OVERFLOW ITEMS I STOW IN AN MZ WALLACE POUCH; STILL, LOVE THE STYLE — PRETTY ENOUGH TO KEEP OUT!
IN MY TEENS AND 20S, I USED ONE OF THESE VERA BRADLEY TRAIN CASE SETS WHILE TRAVELING AND WISH I’D HUNG ONTO IT — THEY ARE SO WELL-DESIGNED AND CARRY AN ABSOLUTE TON
FOR LONGER TRIPS AND JUST ORGANIZATION AT HOME, THESE TOY CARRIERS ARE GREAT (THEY CURRENTLY HOUSE MINI’S CALICO CRITTERS)
ALWAYS HAVE A FEW OF THESE INEXPENSIVE BUMKINS ZIPPERED BAGS, WHICH CAN HOLD SNACKS, CRAYONS, TOOTHBRUSH/TOOTHPASTE, ETC. FOR LITTLES WHEN OUT
ALSO LOVE THESE SUPER CHEAP ONES, WHICH COME IN TONS OF SIZES — I USE THEM TO ORGANIZE MY CHILDREN’S TOYS AT HOME/KEEP SMALL TOYS TOGETHER
GREAT FOR KEEPING DIRTY LAUNDRY SEPARATE WHILE TRAVELING — I ALSO LIKE THESE BAGS FOR KEEPING SHOES TOGETHER IN A SUITCASE
SPEAKING OF TRAVEL, I LOVE THESE CLEAR SETS FOR LUGGAGE — MAKES FINDING ITEMS SO EASY
I USE THESE FOR PACKING FOR MY CHILDREN, IN TWO SEPARATE COLORS!
WITH THE RECENT HOUSE HUNT, I WAS ALWAYS CARRYING TONS OF PAPERS AROUND IN MY BAG — I BOUGHT THESE ENVELOPES TO KEEP DIFFERENT DOCUMENTS ORGANIZED BY CATEGORY
LOVE ALL THE FUN STYLES AND OPTIONS STONEY CLOVER HAS TO OFFER IN THE POUCH CATEGORY
*Advil, bandaids, Bobbi Brown lip tint, Le Pens, sanitizer, Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream, Aesop hand cream, and bendadryl (for Landon, who is highly allergic to cats but never carries this around himself).
**Unrelated to anything above, Hanky Panky underwear sets on sale for almost 50% off, and the BEST undereye concealer 15% off here. It is SO hard to find this concealer on sale! I’ll take any price break I can get…
P.S. We closed on our new home on Friday. Whew, what a whirlwind! Cannot wait to move in. This is what I anticipate missing most about New York, but the space (!) and amenities of our new home (!!) will make it all worthwhile.
P.P.S. We had family portraits taken last week. (Busy time for us.) I had never had this done before but OMG. Why was it so stressful?! Mini took a huge spill on the sidewalk in front of our apartment within minutes of starting the shoot, Hill developed three intense blisters and insisted on being carried, it was hot as Hades outside (humidity at 10000%), and at one point, I remember locking eyes with Mr. Magpie and wondering if we should just call it off. But we did ease into it and I think our photographer got some amazing snaps of us in Central Park and our favorite corner of the UWS. Some beautiful frames for these photos will be on order shortly.
P.P.P.S. Are you a mirror or candle?