My City Essentials

Thursday, September 24, 2015

With the new semester in full gear, my days are usually spent running around the city to keep up with my calendar's demands. Between constant subway rides and the occasional lazy girl Uber call, I have collected a solid group of everyday essentials to make these city commutes bearable.


Headphones: c/o Coocheer | Dress: Tobi (similar here)
Coat: Zara (similar here| Backpack: Zara (similar here)

1. The Perfect Playlist. Nothing is worse than having to drown in your thoughts on a silent subway ride. I like to make sure my playlist is up-to-date with my favorite songs of the moment. I've also made an upgrade from my flimsy earpieces to wireless Bluetooth headphones to keep everything conveniently hands-free and comfortable for those long rides.

2. A Sturdy Backpack. Between work, school, and blogging, it is not unlikely for me to carry what seems like an entire closet in my bag. Call me Mary Poppins, but a girl needs to be prepared for any given situation (a.ka. any random opportunity to take photos). For this reason, I rely on two neutral backpacks to balance the weight and carry all my essentials hands-free.

3. Layers On Layers. We're just about at that time when the weather takes shifts between freezing and sweltering on an hourly basis. The only way to combat this, along with that intense office air conditioning, is with proper layering. I have especially depended on this duster coat since my Shanghai days because it offers the perfect amount of warmth for the transitional season and conveniently matches almost any outfit.


What are your everyday essentials? Let me know in the comments below!


26 comments

  1. Love how your blog isn't just about pretty and well put together outfits. Your easy to read and slightly reflective writing style is what brings me back to your blog every time <3

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    1. This is so sweet of you to say! Thank you for the feedback :)

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  2. You're so chic, Christina! I'm loving the blocking going on. And it's so true about the backpack; I need a backpack sturdy enough to hold everything and to withstand any kind of situation, haha.

    xx, Diane || http://www.dizined.com

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    1. Haha I depend so heavily on my backpack! Hope you're having a nice weekend, Diane :)

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  3. Yes! The perfect playlist is so essential for a subway ride. Loooove this look, especially those shoes!

    xx Chelsea
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  4. Great, great post, Christina! I love a good playlist and a good backpack, myself! Also, you look so good; that dress is amazing!

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  5. wow you look fab

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  6. I love this look well cared for but seplice


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  7. very cool and comfy outfit , you look great dear ,love your backpack
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  8. Beautiful post! I think what I'm lacking now is a sturdy backpack :) :) :)

    RLN

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  9. So chic and stanning look!
    Have a great Friday!
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  10. looking great! I seriously have to buy one of those bluetooth headphones. Layer sounds good but it's so hot here in Bangkok, can't be fashionable hahahah :D

    Dice | Wildest Heart

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    1. It 's definitely helpful for my daily commutes!! I can't imagine the heat in Bangkok right now haha.

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  11. We have the same everyday essentials! I always carry around umbrella and coats/sweaters in bag.
    Lovely outfit!

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  12. First of all, I need say how on-point your outfit in these photos is. I'm loving those booties! These are pretty much the same essentials as mine. I never leave my house without my headphones and a great playlist, because I'd literally die out of boredom on my way back home. Needless to say, my bag is always heavy as I'm carrying everything with me, just in case I need something along the way and I never bother to take anything out... You never know when something might be of a good use to you. Or maybe I'm just a hoarder, I still haven't figured that part out.

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    1. Thanks so much for this sweet comment! I tend to carry way too many things especially when I'm traveling as well haha. Doesn't hurt to be prepared!

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  13. I do agree on the playlist and backpack! Totally can relate with the need to have a good playlist and enjoying it with the use of that rockin' headphones. By the way, I love your outfit here as well. So chic!

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  14. I totally agree with most of your essentials, a good playlist and a cute backpack are a must for me!

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  15. Amazing black and white look on you.

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