How I’m Protecting Myself and Staying Chic In New York This Summer

This post has been sponsored by Sabre. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Hello loves! I’m in NYC for my summer internship! I thought it would be fun to share with y'all what all I am going to be carrying in my bag every day when I go to work. Of course, some of this might change throughout the summer, but there are certain staples that must be in there to keep me chic and protected in a new big city.


Sabre Pepper Gel

It's incredibly important to be cautious in a new city, so I carry around this Sabre Pepper Gel in case of an emergency. What makes this pepper gel so incredible and different from others is that it is stickier and can reach a further distance; the best advantage of gel over typical pepper spray is that gel does not atomize in the air, eliminating the chance of blowback—even in windy conditions.  Being in a big city like New York, it really brings me ease knowing I have something that can protect me in places I’m not familiar with. I particularly love the Sabre design because it can easily attach to a key ring and the pink color is super chic. Best part? You can purchase it via Amazon, which, who doesn't love that?! So quick and easy.



My Phone

This one is pretty obvious but I thought I would include it anyway. I have the black iPhone 8 Plus with a black marble case. I'm also obsessed with my cute popsocket! Again - another key MUST HAVE in my bag - especially to help navigate me safely around a big city.



Portable Charger

To go along with my phone, I carry my portable charging battery pack to make sure that my phone doesn't die on my subway ride home or wherever I'm going after work. I love this particular one because it's lightweight while holding an insane amount of charge. Having a dead phone is the worst, and I don't want to be caught in the city without one.


Bluetooth Earbuds

Bluetooth earbuds are my favorite headphones in the world, and I carry them to listen to music on my commute to and from my internship. People always ask me if I have a problem with them falling out of my ears, and personally, I think they stay in great!


Makeup Bag

Sometimes you just need a little touch up throughout the day, so in this bag (which I picked up from Merci in Paris) I have powder, oil absorbing sheets, and my lip color of the day. 


I'm not sure how necessary this will be, but I thought I would share it with y'all anyway. I found this light pink laptop case for super cheap, and I love adding new stickers to my collection.

Water Bottle


This marble Swell bottle is my absolute favorite water bottle. I carry this with me at school, and I love using it just as much when I’m at my internship. I have the larger size, which I definitely recommend if you drink a lot of water like me. 



I've shared this in other bag posts, but it's still my go-to wallet! It's the Louis Vuitton Clemence wallet with the yellow interior. I love how it fits everything that I need while still being super slim.



I hope y'all enjoyed reading about what's in my bag! Let me know in the comments what you keep in your work bag and if there's anything else you recommend I carry with me.



Be sure to check out the Sabre Pepper Gel via Amazon below.


Slap on some lipstick and smile


Channing Baker