Sunglasses, a Nice Pen and Headphones

Staff Favorites: Caitlyn Girardi, Apprentice

Editor’s Note: It’s pretty clear that we’re passionate about gear. And with this series, we want to share with you our own personal favorite pieces. Over the next few months, we’ll bring you our staff’s 10 personal favorites — goods we personally own and use. The selection will run the gamut, from heirloom pieces to practical gear that can be easily procured. Last but not least, each will share one “holy grail” item that still remains the stuff of dreams, out of reach, but hopefully only temporarily so.

Caitlyn Girardi is an Apprentice at Gear Patrol. She splits her time between posting stories and live video to Gear Patrol‘s social media platforms and writing stories for the Style Desk. Here’s the gear that gets her through the day.

Nest Verde Unisex Fragrance

This crisp unisex fragrance is my new favorite. It’s considered a green fragrance — hence the name “Verde” — which means it’s fresh but not too sweet, perfect for spring and summer.

Ray Ban Aviators

There’s not much to say. I’m on my third pair of these and I will wear them forever.

Waterman Stainless Steel Pen

My assistantship director from grad school gave me this pen as a graduation gift. It’s sleek, functional, and writes smoothly.

Bowers and Wilkins P5 Wireless Headphones

Wires get tangled; these wireless headphones don’t. They aren’t noise canceling, but they do well blocking out noise.

Candlefish No. 19 Candle

Candlefish is a custom candle shop in Charleston, South Carolina, with its own scent library. No. 19 — clove, fennel, musk — is spicy, warm and masculine.

Canon EOS Rebel T5i Camera

This was my first real DSLR camera, and works great for shooting style items and landscapes alike. It’s easy to use, dependable and a great value for the money.

Bellroy Note Sleeve Wallet

This wallet is everything a wallet should be: slim, functional, minimalist. It pulls its weight without weighing down my bag. Plus, RFID protection keeps my data safe.

The Grail

Thisisground Voyager Weekender

This is the perfect travel bag, by one of my favorite brands. It’s made with gorgeous leather and even has optional built-in wi-fi through a partnership with Karma Go. I can imagine owning this bag and finally going through the security line at the airport with ease.