I have always been a big bag lover – my Mulberry Bayswater is my favourite handbag and it holds everything I would ever need and it used to come with my everywhere. But recently I got my hands on the beautiful Whistles Rivington in the croc embossed leather (similar here) and it has change my life.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I still love and use my Bayswater, but on days when I’m only going to the shop down the road, or leave the house for a short journey I grab my Rivington. And since there is quite the size difference between the two I had to pick out my top must haves – the essentials.
The standard selection, that forms half the contents of the bag, contains phone, purse, keys – so I have my iPhone 5s, a Mulberry card holder (similar here), that I got in one of their outlet stores and my keys with a Louis Vuitton cles, that was an anniversary present, attached to them.
The other half can be grouped under the beauty product title. I have my NARS setting powder compact that doubles up as a mirror, I also carry my favourite perfume of the moment, Givenchy’s Dahlia Divin (it is absolutely amazing) and two lip products – Omorovicza’s Perfecting Lip Balm and Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Cherry, which is my ultimate everyday red lip choice – it’s moisturising, has SPF 15 and is red, what else would you need?
(In the last month my make up routine has also become much more laid back; if previously I couldn’t leave the house with out lining my eyes, then now I’ve been opting for a simple curl and mascara on my eyes and a red balm on the lips.)
What are your absolute handbag must haves?