Ah, the flat lay image... All the cool kids are doing it. It's so simple, and yet such an effective way to display all your favorite belongings. I can't lie. I'm a sucker for a good flat lay.

Just the other week, I returned home after a long day at work, tossed my belongings on the floor, threw my coat over a chair and dived into bed for a nap. When I awoke I realized my pile of junk actually looked kind of cool. A few small tweaks, and... holy shit! It's a flat lay! Which soon lead to a few more flat lays and eventually inspired this "what's in my bag" post.

Clinique Anti-Fatigue Eye Gel, Nordstrom, $29; ChapStick Original, CVS, $1.99; Commodity Fitting Kit, $24 - $108
Vintage Eel Skin Wallet, similar, $22.95; Leather key chain, similar, $44
Pocket Datebook, Barneys.com, $45