Here’s a guilty pleasure confession. 1) I have a soft spot for a designer bag (I know, she who lives in her scabby Vans!) and 2) I especially seem to like ones named Alexander (Wang or McQueen) Recently, I found my holy grail bag on eBay and after watching one too many Youtube videos, I thought I’d have a go at my own “What’s In My Bag” post. These are my everyday essentials that I can surprisingly fit comfortably into this deceptively big handbag.
First, every Brit’s must have accessory. The umbrella. I never leave the house without it.
My cordless headphones were a birthday present from Robin. Goodbye forever to wires plus they’re noise cancelling.
Travel size Jo Malone scent in Blackberry and Bay (my fav) This was a Christmas present from my sister to replace the last one that was a Christmas present, hah! One bottle lasts forever, even for someone as spritz happy as me.
Hoola is my favourite bronzer; it’s the only bronzer that I’m not scared will make me Oompa Loompa-like plus it makes me feel more human in deep, dark Winter.
There’s an emergency mini brush because long hair do care.
Then there’s my daily vitamins; Floradix for iron and goodness and B12 supplements from Holland and Barrett.
My makeup bag to top up my face as and when I’m on the go.
A Cursed Child badge that I keep as a souvenir from the play.
Another eBay find; a Pamela Love spike necklace in a pearly granite (they’re usually £120+ but I won this at £29!)
My iPhone7- used for everything; Kindle books, Spotify music, even the heating at home. It’s more than a must have- it’s my life!
A spare USB stick, from a blogging event last year.
Hand cream! This one happens to be a Bath and Body Works tube- does the trick, smells great.
My most often used lipsticks! MAC’s Capricious for everyday and Kat Von D’s Underage Red for extra oomph now and then.
Ancient reading glasses for when I remember (I never do) and usually any pair of sunglasses lying around at home.
The Oyster Card aka the Londoner’s version of car keys
Confession time, I have this thing about having dirty hands SO I always have antibac or wet wipes with me. This one is from Soap and Glory; fruity and fresh!
House keys, complete with decade old Juicy Couture charms and a dodgy keychain photo from Brussels.
Bank card gizmo thing that lets me do the online banking.
Paisley neckerchief that also doubles up as a headband.