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Emily Giffin: What’s in My Bag?

Emily Giffin: What's In My Bag?
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Self-described Anglophile Emily Giffin carries all things British. “My keychain comes from Buckingham Palace,” says the bestselling author, 46, whose new novel, All We Ever Wanted, is out Tuesday, June 26. “Just like the queen, I do Essie Ballet Slippers on my nails.”

The mom of three, with businessman Buddy Blaha, shares more with Us.

Taking a Breather
“I’m a bit high-strung, especially when a deadline is looming, and I’ve found that Tata Harper Aromatic Irritability Treatment really calms me.”

Sweet Notes
“The most outlandish thing I carry would probably be stationery of my golden retriever Dolly from Calabash Card Co.

Emily Giffin: What's In My Bag?
Emily Giffin: What’s In My Bag? Shana Novak

Shopper Essential
“I carry a Graphic Image tape measure. It’s surprising how much I need it. You know when you’re ordering something and it will say what size it is? It’s good to visually look at it. I use it more often than you think.”

Shady Lady
“I’m a big fan of Reese [Witherspoon’s] Draper James. I love her fun, colorful accessories, especially the Stella shades. Perfect for summer.”

Out in the Open
“I use a bright red phone case for my iPhone. I don’t know how people stand to have these neutral phone cases. You can’t even find it in your bag when you open it.”

What else is inside her Devlaux bag? A Louis Vuitton Zippy Wallet in Fuchsia; a LuMee Power Charger with a “Strong Is the New Pretty” on it; Sudio Vasa Blå headphones in rose gold black; a La Mer The Lip Balm; a Deborah Lippmann Rich Girl Hand Cream; a Jao Refresher; Cocofloss in mint; a Buxom Lip Polish in Dolly; a L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise; a Chantecaille Lip Chic in Primrose; a YSL Touche Éclat Radiant Touch; a Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon in Golden Quartz; a Trish McEvoy Liquid Face Color; a Revision Intellishade Original Tinted Moisturizer; an Amex; Tic Tacs in orange; a Smythson Novel Ideas Premier Notebook in Papaya Lambskin; L. Erickson Grab & Go hair ties in blonde; a Paper Source Manicure Set; Le Pens; Pentel Sign Pens in blue and pink; a Sharpie in black; a Uniball Signo Impact 207 pen in blue; a Tokketok Happy Note notepad; Letterpress notecards and business cards by Paper Monkey Press; a Harriet gift tag by Maison de Papier and an All We Ever Wanted book plate.

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