These Portable Accessories Make Life Easier

From umbrellas to flats, these items are your on-the-go BFFs.

By Jackie Rogers October 13, 2017 Published in the September-October 2017 issue of Sarasota Magazine

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Foldable Flats

Keeping a pair of foldable flats in your office tote can rescue you from a long day in heels. Crafted from fine Italian leather and designed to form to your foot, Tieks offer great style and comfort with a cushioned rubber sole for shock absorption. The snakeskin print is great for all season wear. These flats slip into a tiny pouch that can be tucked into your carry-on or small purse. | $295.  

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Inverted Umbrella

Who hasn’t ended up soaked after closing an umbrella and throwing it in the car? Tooge redesigned this 4,000-year-old necessity with some out-of-the-box thinking. Its wind-resistant Travel Inverted Umbrella is a double fabric umbrella that folds up instead of down, trapping water inside. The umbrella closes with the press of a button as you slip into your car without keeping the door wide open. You and your car seat finally can stay dry. Stands up by itself and has a C-shaped handle that slips over your wrist to let you stand in the rain and still utilize your smart phone with both hands. | $24.99 Bed, Bath & Beyond.

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Multipurpose tools make your world a little easier when a problem arises away from home. The PocketMonkey multi-tool from Zootility comes with gizmos from a screwdriver to a set of hex wrenches to a bottle opener. Crafted of heat-treated stainless steel to prevent rusting, this little monkey is thin enough to fit in your wallet. TSA approved. | Deluxe PocketMonkey $12, at Molly’s A Chic and Unique Boutique.

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Slim View Readers

Compact and sophisticated best describe Slim View Readers. The slim lightweight design makes them the perfect size for slipping into a small clutch or inside a suit jacket pocket. The frames are manufactured using an extremely lightweight, high-density material along with impact-resistant clear lens. Slim Views are available with seven power magnification levels starting at + 1.00 up to + 2.50. | Sunglass Optical Express. $40.

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Strappy Happy Phone Sling

No more juggling your phone, your keys and your favorite latte thanks to this nifty cell phone sling from Tech Candy. Made from soft woven fabric, this little device uses eco-friendly silicone straps to hold any size smart phone with or without a case. The adjustable strap can be worn comfortably around your neck or as a cross-body. Wear it anytime you need your hands free and your phone at the ready. Comes in multiple colors. | $14, from Molly’s A Chic and Unique Boutique.

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Swiftpoint GT Mouse

This tiny mouse is just the thing to simplify your daily work experience and help you avoid hand fatigue after a full day at the computer. Ergonomically engineered to simulate holding a pen, this mouse weighs just under an ounce and works with any size hand. Rechargeable through a USB port, the mouse works for two weeks on one charge. Comes with a customized case and small magnetic track pad perfect for travel. | Compatible with Microsoft and Mac, $149 on

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