What’s in the Bag? -San Diego

It has been absolutely beautiful out. 70-75 degree weather everyday, perfect for day trips -which I’ve been doing a lot of.

I thought it might be a bit fun to venture away from food today and try something new. So for my little day trips I’ll give you guys a peek into my bag.

What's in the bag? -A Caffeinated BrunetteI’ve been wanting to get down to San Diego since I got to LA and we found the perfect day to do it. I couldn’t wait to head down there and we were meeting a new friend, Gabe, from Strght. He makes these awesome hand etched skateboards and was kind enough to show us around.

I usually try to pack light but I like taking my iPad around just in case I quickly need something besides my phone. I also have been trying to do a bit more reading so if anyone has any suggestions on some of your favorite books I’d love to hear them. Besides the iPad, almost everything is an essential that I take with me on a daily basis.

What's in the bag? -A Caffeinated BrunetteA few weeks ago I ordered a bag from Timbuk2. I was so excited for it to come. They’re made right in San Francisco and I am so happy with it. (They are also customizable.) The bag is waterproof on the inside, great for bringing around every day or on little trips. It showed its stuff the other night when there was a group of men behind us at dinner doing sake shots. The shots pooled all over the floor. My new bag unfortunately got the short end of it but was perfectly fine with a little wipe off and drying.

What's in the bag? -A Caffeinated BrunetteEssentials: 

Papyrus Journal: I always take around a journal to remember specific restaurants, recommendations I receive and blog posts I think up along the way. Although it was a bit more expensive than a regular notebook (which it’s on sale now!), I love my papyrus journal. It’s so pretty it makes me want to write in it.

What's in the bag? -A Caffeinated Brunette

Grado Headphones: The family of Grado headphones are some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet and they make amazing headphones. (Check out their wooden ones, they’re awesome) They also make their headphones right out of Brooklyn, NY. Couldn’t get any better than that right? The sound quality on their in ears is phenomenal. I take my Grados everywhere I go. They’re perfect on my walks around town or sitting in the coffee shop (or you can use them for a run, if you like doing that kind of thing).

What's in the bag? -A Caffeinated BrunetteFossil Wallet: Well, you can’t go anywhere without your wallet right? Unless you’re a very lucky girl I guess. I love my fossil wallet because I can just grab it on the go or pop it in my bag. It’s also very durable and cute I must say.


  • EOS mint lip balm
  • Pretty apartment keys
  • My droid razr maxx (please new iPhone come out soon!)
  • Sunglasses
  • Betty Loumanizer (for a bit of shine on your eyes, cheeks or lips)


*This is not a sponsored post


Fall Boots Guide Under $200


Steve Madden Intyce. $129

DV by Dolce Vita ‘Fela’ Boot. I also love it in Navy.$168.

Corso Como ‘Samual’ Boot. Great classic black boot. $169

ECCO Hobart Harness Boot. $149

Colin Stuart Knee Length Boot. $148

I’m still on the hunt for some nice looking dark red leather boots. Let me know if you find any!

Accessory Watches

Whenever you want to dress up an outfit a perfect way is with a watch. I love watches more for their style and less for their functionality. Even if I have a watch on I still find myself checking my phone for the time. Here are some great accessory watches you can wear to dress up an outfit. Plus they’re affordable!



Anthropologie After Hours Wrap Watch. This is great when you want to add a pop of color to your outfit. 



Times Squared Wrap Around Beige Leather Watch. This is a perfect watch to match with just about any outfit. 



Akribos Floating Watch. I love this watch because you can see all of the gadgets. It’s a bit dressier and perfect for a night out. 


Anthropologie Chain Reaction Wrap watch. I love the dark brown color in this watch.


This bright orange wrap around watch is just a lot of fun and has such a great vibrant orange.

Fifties Living

In all honest truth I wish we lived in the fifties. I have a crazy love for vintage and if it wasn’t so expensive/hard to find I would probably decorate my entire apartment with vintage finds. There is also the fact that I am in my senior year in college and don’t have a job yet (hopefully soon).  With the soda shops, drive-ins and records I believe I might have been placed in the wrong century. There wasn’t a constant need to be connected to people and conversations actually happened in real life. Life was much simpler then and looks like so much fun. Here, I’ve compiled some of my favorite vintage pictures I could find.

I’m a bug lover (not in the insect sense). In high school I was known as “the girl with the lime green bug”. When my parents took me to buy my first car I wasn’t really used to the ideal of driving the most noticeable car in town but it grew on me. Anytime I would go somewhere my friends would stop or text me I saw you! The bug was totally me though. It’s fun to be different and that’s exactly what my bug helped me to be, my own person. I absolutely loved my bug and anytime I see one driving down the street it puts a smile on my face. It was the first time I had a bit of freedom and the flower holder was pretty awesome too.

I love this vintage dress form from velvet strawberries. I think it’s so cute even for decoration to put in a room.

You’ll soon learn I love mopeds and if I lived somewhere where they were actually a good way of transportation I’d have one in a heartbeat. 

Vintage bikes are adorable. They always make me think of living in a small town by the ocean. I could totally be a “townie” in a cute little beach town one day. 

Vintage records are great ways to decorate your apartment. Either hang them on a wall or stack them on a shelf.

Loving this vintage camera. It probably takes beautiful photographs. 

The designs from the fifties were great. Remember your grandparents kitchen? Mine still has all different designs in it. They’re such a great inspiration and fun to mix and match.