Earlier this week, I did a post on What's In My Bag? for my everyday purse, however just as often as I'm carrying a normal purse, I'm carrying a gym bag. Five months after I jumped on the ClassPass bandwagon, I'm still going strong, so it's a rare day that I don't have my workout essentials in tow.
My gym bag is from Gaiam and I am obsessed with the yoga mat strap on the bottom that allows me to tote around my mat without having to carry a specific mat tote. This bag has pockets on both the front and back exterior that are perfect for stashing my keys and lip balm while having them easily accessible. Water bottle pockets on either side make it harder for me to leave my water bottle behind (seriously, I've lost roughly 5 reusable water bottles) and internal pockets are also helpful for staying organized.
Inside my bag, I keep an outer layer for those classes where the studio is an icebox and this pullover from lucy is one of my favorites. It has the softest fleeced material on the inside and a front pocket that's perfect for stashing a hair tie and a lip balm. On that note, I always have an extra hair tie or two with me as well as a headband. Since I don't want to end up paying $14 for a pair of barre socks because I happened to leave mine at home, I try to always keep an extra pair in my gym bag. These adorable bright blue socks are one of my favorite pairs.
Since I like to be prepared for anything that might come up after class, and I really prefer not to have obviously just been at hot yoga while I'm running errands, I keep a few toiletries ready to go in my gym bag. Caudalie Beauty Elixir, which I've blogged about again and again and I also keep in my regular purse, is a must for a quick, refreshing pick me up. Josie Maran's Argan Color Stick is a moisturizing and natural flush of color that brightens up my face and makes me a feel a bit more pulled together. Cottonelle's Cleansing Cloths are perfect for freshening up before or after a long class and Fekkai Dry Shampoo will perk you hair up and give it a bit of volume so you can get on with your day. And, if all else fails, just throw on an adorable hat.
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