One thing you need as a professional, or just as someone who meets other people, is a card holder. Most card holders are snore-inducing. You can do better, people. How about one of these chic options?
Tory Burch Robinson Card Holder ($95):
Comes in 4 colors, including a delicious moss gold. Want. Gimme.
Kate Spade Tudor City Metallic Holly ($55):
So cute, yet practical.
Lodis Astor-Lily Card Case ($44):
Also comes in nude and black.
Hobo International Kai Patent Card Case ($44):
Also comes in black and mulberry.
Pink Business Card Case ($24.95, free personalization):
What do you carry your cards in? And if you don't have cards, how do you give people your contact info? (Please don't say cocktail napkin.)