I have not had much luck with my handbags lately. While in the airport last summer, as I was zipping this lovely bag up, the zipper decided to fly right off and landed somewhere unknown to myself. So I bought a rather large sack of a bag during my trip to replace it. I thought I loved the new bag at first, but realized that it was way too big. As I stood at the bus stop one day, rummaging futilely for my iPod, a 14-year-old boy suggested I might want a smaller bag after about 15 minutes had passed with no iPod emerging. If random strangers felt the need to comment on the size, I knew there was probably a problem.
So I bought one of those purse organizer dealies, which kind of helped. Then the bag started ripping near the handles a mere 4 months after purchase. So I took the opportunity on our second states trip at Christmas to buy a smaller, more sensibly sized, and durable bag.
And so far, so good. It’s a nice deep red, a detour from my go to brown. A bit satchel-esque in design, with plenty of pockets inside, a nice long strap, and a bit of shiny hardware. So here’s an updated “What’s in my handbag?” for you all!
eos Lip Balm-My favorite lip balm!
Primark Brush and Comb-Super handy and I think the pair cost only a pound.
Kindle Paperwhite-My beloved, I never leave home without it now.
iPod-Necessary to drown out mouthy 14 year olds at the bus stop (also can you tell I like orange?).
Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer-Necessary for touch ups during the day.
Pouch with paracetamol, throat sweets, etc-Basically my little first aid kit.
Umbrella-A must have in the UK.
The Righteous Butter-This is replacing Hand Food at the moment.
Bath and Bodyworks Hand Sanitizer
Babylips-I don’t really like this, but keep it in my purse in the hopes I might use it up one day.
What are your handbag essentials? How often do you change out your handbag?