Drive Your Style Into Fall – With Playlist!

September 02, 2015

Hard to believe it girls but back in the day, driving was considered a glamorous pastime! It was as much about style and how you looked as it was about actual transportation. In today’s world, we spend so much time behind the wheel that our cars have pretty much evolved into mobile living rooms!

The mom of three school-aged children, you’ll often spot SuthinGirl toodling around town in her car. I chat with friends, listen to music, nibble on snacks, sometimes read and relax, and often get my best thinking done…all while sitting inside my pretty silver SUV!

I’m forever on the lookout for new ways to elevate my driving experience into something that feels…dare I say…self indulgent! Well ladies, better buckle up ’cause I have got some game changers for you!


We’re gonna give your car a makeover! You deserve it!!

Ready? Okay, first things first. I need you to remove everything from your car. Every single thing. Next, treat yourself to a car wash and detail. Boring, I know! Why don’t you hang out here at and I’ll keep you company while you wait?

All set? Great! Now, you’re ready to fill your shiny, clean car with items that are both beautiful and functional. In true SuthinGirl fashion, I’ve put together a little shopping list just for you!

Crank up my Driving Into Fall Playlist and let’s get started!

Peek Inside: SuthinGirl’s Car

Phone Charger

Travel Umbrella

Travel Cup

Cosmetic Bag:

Lipstick, Lip Balm, Hair Tie/Clip, Brush, Nail File, Hand Lotion, Eye Cream, Pill Box

Antibacterial Wipes

Breath Mints


Eyeglass Cleaning Cloth

Coin Purse with $5 bill & $1 change

Travel Notebook & Pen

New Magazines or a Book

Reusable Tote Bag

Emergency Flashlight & Phone Charger

First Aid Kit




Go Beyond™ High Speed Universal Two Port iPhone Charger $11.95

Love the pattern on the cord and since it’s not plastic it won’t wear out as quickly living in your hot car.

Eagle Tech 5600MAH Portable Back-up Battery Pack $46.99

Gives your smartphone up to three full charges and can charge two devices simultaneously. Lightweight & compact.

Black umbrellas are so borrrring!

Carry one of these travel sized babies instead!


Burberry Trafalgar Packable Check Umbrella (I have this in rose!) $225 FAVE!

ShedRain WindPro® Auto Open & Close Umbrella (Comes in several bright colors!) $28

J. Crew Pocket Umbrella $26.50

Hydrate! Caffeinate! 

Take along a travel tumbler to sip in style!


S’well Blonde Wood Stainless Steel Water Bottle 9 oz $25; 17 oz $35; 25 oz $45

Many different colors and designs from which to choose. It’s a FEEL GOOD! S’well donates a portion of the proceeds from the sale of each bottle to UNICEF to help provide clean drinking water to children around the world!

Kate Spade Gold Dots Insulated Tumbler $18

Kate Spade Like a Book Thermal Mug $18

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Essential! Cosmetic Case

Consider it a stylish little clutch that you keep in your car! 

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Your car is the perfect place for a touch of whimsy!

These will brighten up the small space!

GG Blooms Pouch (Fits inside my larger clutches and holds keeps smaller items in place.) $320

Louis Vuitton Cosmetic Pouch Monogram V $470


Louis Vuitton Epi Cosmetic Pouch (Very sturdy and many colors from which to choose.) $460

Tory Burch Small York Cosmetics Case (Comes in so many pretty colors!) $95


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Coach Wild Beast Print Leather Cosmetic Case $50

Le Sportsac Travel Cosmetic Case $13.45

Deux Lux Anguilla Cosmetics Case $38 ON SALE $22.80


Fossil Small Cosmetic Case $40

Fossil Large Cosmetic Case $55


Peek Inside: SuthinGirl’s Car Cosmetic Case

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Lipstick Lip Balm

Clinique “Chubby Stick-Intense” Moisturizing Lip Color Balm $17

Great choice for keeping in the car because it won’t melt all over the place like a regular lipstick!

Burt’s Bees Lip Balm Blister Box, Superfruit $9.99


Hair Tie & Hair Clip

Because you never know when you’re gonna want

to roll down those windows and sing at the top of your lungs!

Emi-Jay Python Hair Ties 3-Pack $6.50

France Luxe Double Tooth Jaw Clip (Love! Comes in several colors and I collect them all!) $36 FAVE!

Tasha Hammered Metal Rose Gold Ponytail Holder (Also in yellow gold & silver.) $10



Get your 100 strokes a day in easily with these travel-sized beauties!

Aerin Lauder Travel Gold Hairbrush (Handcrafted in Italy & made with natural bristles.) $75

Drybar Lil’ Lemon Drop Detangler To Go Brush $10

Mason Pearson Nylon Hairbrush Pocket Size (Great if your hair tangles easily.) $68

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Nail File

Why is it that I only notice snags when I’m sitting at a red light? 

Tweezerman Nail File Collection – Nail Buffer $3

Love this little baby with its four different grits. Everything you need all in one!

Sephora Collection – Crystal Nail File (I love that this comes with its own case.) $10


Hand Lotion

Dry skin is so distracting! Keep a small sized lotion handy.

Love the way it scents the car when I apply on the go!

L’Occitane en Provence Back-to-School Hand Lotion Set $36 NOW $28

Laura Mercier Hand Crème – Crème De Pistache $18



Molton Brown Pink Pepperpod Replenishing Hand Cream $15

Bobbi Brown Extra Hand Cream (My usual go-to. Really good moisturizer.) $32 FAVE!


Eye Cream

Clarins Instant Smooth Line Correcting Concentrate $37 FAVE!

This is totally my secret weapon! I pat just a little under each eye around mid day to refresh my eyes and girls it really works! Very light and moisturizing, it’s like it reactivates my under-eye concealer. The packaging makes it leak proof and perfect for toting on the go.

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Pill Box

Check out eBay for a wide selection of pill boxes at all different price points. I love mine and keep Tylenol and other necessary pharmaceuticals *wink* with me wherever I go. You’ll find a bunch of Tiffany & Co. sterling silver options online and Judith Leiber makes the most beautiful Swarovski® crystal and golden toned designs.

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Kleenex Facial Tissue Wallet Size

Herban Essentials Mixed Towelettes $16 FAVE!

Lemon, lavender and peppermint. Individually wrapped. Naturally antibacterial to cleanse hands. Smells divine!

Breath Savers Spearmint

Ditch that sad looking black eyeglass cleaning cloth

and replace it with one of these works of art!


Hi-Look Microfiber Cleaning Cloth (A ton of different works of art from which to choose!) $5.95 each

I keep a $5 bill (emergency valet money) and $1 in change 

in my change purse in my car.


Fossil Heart Coin Purse $45

This cute heart reminds me of the Gucci and Louis Vuitton coin purses seen below that costs five times as much!


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Gucci GG Blooms Coin Purse $275

Kate Spade Blaze a Trail Fox Coin Purse $88


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Fossil Sydney Zip Coin Purse (You can choose from a bunch of colors!) $40


Mulberry Coin Pouch $160

You never know when inspiration will strike!

Or when you might want to leave a little love note in someone’s mailbox. 


Smythson Bright Ideas Wafer Notebook (How cute are the expressions on the front?!) $60 each


Mini Succulent Journals Set of 3 $9.95

Kate Spade Take Note Sweet Nothings Notebook $16

ballpoint pen is less likely to dry up or leak!

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Filofax Botanics Ballpoint Pen Eucalyptus Turquoise (So many colors & highly rated!) $12.35

LePen (Comes in lots and lots of colors!) $1.95 FAVE!

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Tiffany & Co. Purse Pen $160

Motivation 3-Pen Set $14.95

Catch up on your mags 

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or read a chapter of that book you’ve been dying to finish!

 SuthinGirl’s Trust Me, You’ll Love It September Pick:


Why Don’t You?  by Diana Vreeland


“Irresistible and flamboyant, socialite Mrs. T. Reed Vreeland began her now legendary twenty-five-year tenure at Harper’s Bazaar writing a column of audacious advice: extravagant ideas that helped redefine American women and twentieth-century fashion. Her commentary created a fashion frenzy when it began appearing in Harper’s Bazaar in 1936. Her ideas were simultaneously stylish and outrageous, and have as much appeal today as they did decades ago.”

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‘Why Don’t You…

Have an elk-hide trunk for the back of your car?

Hermès of Paris will make this.’

Diana Vreeland


More sophisticated than returning items in a plastic bag!

Perfect for picking up a few things at the grocery store!


Le Sportsac Tote Hailey Joie de Vivre $82

Toms Tote Indigo Tribal Zig Zag Transport $58


Longchamp Le Pliage Medium Shoulder Tote (Sooo many colors!) $125

Dogeared Big Canvas Tote (Several funny expressions from which to choose.) $32


Ted Baker Large Foldaway Printed Tote $85

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Better safe than sorry. SuthinGirl’s Daddy made sure

she always kept a flashlight in her car.


American Red Cross Clipray Hand-Crank Flashlight & USB Charger by Eton $14.99

No batteries required! Hand-crank to power flashlight & USB charger!! This could really save you one day!

Johnson & Johnson Safe Travels® First Aid Kit $6.99


Join us as we explore the big bang Zodiac signs and astronomy are making in fall fashion!
See you next time!


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