- No. 17
PRESS // THE DEMURE MUSE, TRAVEL EDITION
TRAVEL EDITION : What's In My Purse? - The Demure Muse Style Blog by Katrina featuring the STEWART/STAND Stainless Steel Clutch Wallet.
(1) Betsey Johnson satchel, (2) Pond’s travel size face cream, (3) Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment with SPF 15, (4) Canon Rebel XS, (5) Flips Audio Headphones, (6) You Smell Lemon Verbena Paper Soap, (7) Stewart/Stand RFID blocking wallet.
I’m kicking off the recap of the San Francisco to Los Angeles road trip posts with a “What’s in my purse” post after the “What’s in my clutch” post from last month had such positive reactions. Although I’ve only been home for less than 2 hours, I knew I wanted to post about my travel necessities. I’m one of those people who likes to travel with only a carry on-sized luggage (rolling clothes and playing Tetris in a suitcase is not as fun as it is on Gameboy), so I make sure that I pack strategically light. My purse is the other “personal item” allowed as a carry on, so I need to make sure that what I bring in there is going to be useful every day of the trip.
What Katrina had to say about our Clutch Wallet: You know how technology is super awesome nowadays and you can easily make purchases by tapping your credit/debit card on a point of sales terminal? It’s so easy to complete a transaction without having to swipe a card to transfer the info and sometimes, if the amount is small enough, you don’t even have to sign a receipt to complete the purchase! So the downside to this convenience is that using the same data transfer technology, your personal data (name, credit card number, billing zip, etc) can be stolen without your knowledge. Pretty scary to think that the same technology that makes our purchasing flows so much more easy and convenient can also be used against us as consumers. Stewart/Stand has come up with woven stainless steel fabric that will protect your personal data from being stolen. I was really lucky with timing to get a chance to take their red wallet clutch on vacation with me. Not only is the design of the wallet itself beautiful, but the functionality behind it helped me to travel with ease, not having to worry about my personal info getting stolen. I was personally able to hold 8 cards in the wallet (there are 6 card slots, but I was afraid to stretch the leather too much) and it is designed to be very thin, which was a perfect match for my space-conscious concerns. As someone who loves seeing technology make our day-to-day lives easier, I think it’s also important to be aware of how these new technologies can be abused and what we can do as conscious consumers to protect ourselves. The last thing I’d want to have to deal with on vacation is having my credit card number stolen! Whew! There you have it… the somewhat nerdy contents of my girly Betsey Johnson purse. Now I’m curious to know what you carry in your purse when traveling. Did I miss anything that you just can’t leave for vacation without?