The Item You Need to Stay Organized

November 25, 2015


chic work outfit with leopard print heels and the item you need to stay organized for a day at work M Loves M @marmar

I know many of you can agree with me that the holidays are one of the busiest times of year, not just personally but also professionally. With year-end wrap up, client meetings, closing out the fiscal year, the last six weeks can seem like a mad rush to the finish line. It’s a time of year where you want to relax and enjoy but often don’t have the luxury. My work life and personal life don’t seem to ever have much of a balance, especially in November and December. My days are filled with a lot of computer work from emailing clients, planning social media strategies, advising with brands, and also doing all that comes with running M Loves M. I know it might look easier than it is! The one benefit is that I have the flexibility to work from home, or really wherever there is WiFi access! I find myself working from cafes when I have a few hours to kill between meetings, or even going to a public library when I really need to buckle down and focus.  Being on the go a lot, I’ve found the item you need to stay organized.

The Soho Tote from Ivanka Trump has been the perfect work and travel tote! It is roomy with a bunch of interior pockets and the brown color is so versatile. I loved when I found out that Ivanka’s design team created the bag after a company-wide focus group, where they sat together and wrote out a wish list of goals. The art director wanted a laptop pocket, the handbag designer insisted on a key leash, and the SMO was insistent on a zippered pocket because her wallet was recently snatched from an open tote. The team wanted a bag that was big enough to hold everything but not be so massive that it would weigh 100 pounds. I think they created the perfect tote and I bet you’ll agree! The large pockets have magnetic taps to secure laptops, iPads, noteooks and documents. Smaller pockets are perfectly sized for your phone, pens, sunglasses and tech cords. Plus, there are two zippered pockets to keep precious items safe and sound.

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When you’re out and about all day it’s nice to have a bag that looks professional, too! Investing in these important things makes a big difference to quality of life, let me tell you. That fabric tote bag I’ve been carrying around was not doing the trick. I love that now I have a spot for everything in my bag and I’m not always hunting through the bottom of an empty tote looking for that one darn little thing {my flash drive!}. So excited about adding a little more organization to my life with the Soho Tote! This is definitely the item you need to stay organized!neutral work outfit inspiration M Loves M @marmar stylish work outfit and the one item you need to stay organized M Loves M @marmar

tote c/o Ivanka Trump {more colors here!} . vest . turtleneck . pants . heels . phone case . headphones . nail polish

Also, if you’re looking for some awesome gifts to give those hard workers in your life or those members on your team, here are some of Ivanka’s favorites: Ringly Notification Ring {because not everyone’s iWatch is holiday-party-chic!}, Rio Tech Sleeve {a chic rechargeable pouch to keep in your tote or carry as a clutch}, Glossier Phase 1 Set, Frends Layla Headphones {for tuning out and zoning in}. pack of SoulCycle classes, and Tata Harper’s Aromatic Stress Treatment {Ivanka’s secret weapon when it comes to staying zen}.


DISCLOSURE: Thank you Ivanka Trump for partnering with me on this post! All thoughts and opinions, as always, are my own! Thanks so much for supporting these brands who allow me to bring fresh content to the site.