J.Crew Blazer (Best blazer I’ve ever owned! Can’t recommend it more. Also love the white linen and seersucker versions.) and Striped Top / GiGi New York Tote and Vaseline Lip Tin Holder c/o / Paige Jeans (SO soft and comfy! Tip: go down one full size, and then dry ’em on high. I did this today, and they fit perfectly now!) / Sole Society Pumps c/o / Daniel Wellington Watch c/o — You can also find the watch here, and more at Nordstrom.) / Moon and Lola Earrings c/o / Similar Bracelet / Similar Sunglasses
Guys, I’ve been one big mess of a human being over the last couple of weeks. I’m constantly losing things, misplacing important documents and forgetting deadlines. Something I’ve found that helps, though? Cases.
Cases for everything! When I was younger, I used to tease my mom about how much she loved her lipstick case.
“It’s so silly,” I’d tell her. “Why do you need one? Just throw the lipstick in your bag.”
Mom’s response was always that it kept her organized. And you know what? I now see the light. Cases help me get it together and keep it together. They bulk up my stuff in a good way, making tiny things–that would normally get lost at the bottom of my tote bag–more substantial and thus easier to find. They also make identifying trash simpler (still not sure why I put trash in my tote instead of in trash cans), and protect my bag. Anyone else ever suffer a devastating water bottle or makeup explosion? (Completely unrelated, but one time, a waiter dropped an entire cup of salad dressing into my purse. It never smelled the same.)
Today, I’m partnering with GiGi New York and Vaseline to showcase the companies’ recent collaboration as well as a few of my favorite products: Vaseline Lip Tins (available in Original, Rosy Lips, Cocoa and Aloe Vera), the GiGi New York Lip Tin Holder (#yes!), and the GiGi New York Teddie Tote. :)
I wrote about this recently, but Vaseline’s new Lip Tins have been a lifesaver for me this year. Before I started using them, my lips were dry and damaged from the weirdo weather we’ve been experiencing in Chicago. (These photos were taken this past weekend in 60-degree weather, for example, and today we’re under snow.) But I saw a noticeable difference in my lips almost immediately after using the product! The tins leave my lift smooth and soft, and that’s a welcomed change. (They’re infused with the dry skin healing power of Vaseline jelly, yet they’re non-greasy. They also remove impurities, they’re non-comedogenic, they don’t clog pores, they’re hypo-allergenic, and they’re non-irritating. Perfect for those of us with sensitive skin! If you’re interested in trying out Vaseline Lip Therapy tins, they’re only $3.99, and they’re now available in-store or via Target.com. You can also score them from Vaseline.US.)
And now, I have a beautiful case for my tins! No more searching for them at the bottom of my tote. I love that the holder has a clasp on it, which attaches to nearly any bag or key ring. I also adore the monogram… but you were expecting I’d say that, right?!
As for the tote, oh my goodness, guys. While I’ve owned quite a few GiGi New York cases and holders over the years, I’ve never owned a bag. I knew that anything from GiGi would be fabulous (#helloquality), but the Teddie has exceeded all my expectations. First, it’s a show-stopper. I carried it downtown with me this past weekend for brunch with Favor (an awesome mobile delivery service that just came to Chicago) at The Hampton Social, and I can’t even tell you how many compliments I received. Second, the color and the embossed python leather adds so much of a “wow” factor to my otherwise ordinary looks. I also love that it has a large interior zip pocket, two interior slip pockets, and a center interior zip divider pocket.
Just my GiGi and me, keepin’ it together. ;)
Now until March 19th*, with every personalized GiGi New York purchase of $100+, you will receive a free customized Vaseline Lip Therapy Tin and monogrammed leather Lip Therapy Tin holder. If you purchase the leather holder separately, you will receive the item monogrammed at no charge, along with a FREE customized Vaseline Lip Therapy Tin. Visit GiGiNewYork.com for more details. *While supplies last
Shop the Post:
J.Crew Blazer (Best blazer I’ve ever owned! Can’t recommend it more. Also love the white linen and seersucker versions.) and Striped Top / GiGi New York Tote and Vaseline Lip Tin Holder c/o / Paige Jeans (SO soft and comfy! Tip: go down one full size, and then dry ’em on high. I did this today, and they fit perfectly now!) / Sole Society Pumps c/o / Daniel Wellington Watch c/o — Take 15 percent off your next order with code “KELLYINTHECITY.” You can also find the watch here, and more Daniel Wellington at Nordstrom.) / Moon and Lola Earrings c/o / Similar Bracelet / Similar Sunglasses
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by GiGi New York and Vaseline, but all opinions are my own. As always, thank you so much for supporting the partnerships that keep Kelly in the City up and running!