I have been attempting to stream line the amount of complete rubbish I normally carry around in my handbag recently so thought it was a good time to do a whats in my handbag post.
Let's start with the bag, the Mulberry Bayswater, very kindly bought for me by my Mama as a graduation gift when I finished university in 2011. I had wanted this bag since a friend got one when we were 15, I think my Mum realised that if after 7 years I still loved it I wasn't going to go off it any time soon! It is the classic Mulberry shape in the gorgeous tan leather. I adore this bag and use it pretty much every day. It is very, very roomy and happily fits all my junk and even my mac book when I need to carry it around.
So what am I lugging around at the moment?
Ted Baker purse - My sister gave me this for Christmas a couple of years ago. It is a gorgeous bright coral red with a floral pattern on the top flap. The clasp is two big shiny ruby coloured stones which my inner magpie is obsessed with.
Keys - pretty standard. I love my keyring collection, the C was given to me by a close friend, the owl was a present from my Auntie, the russian doll I bought in Estonia and the tacky Ibiza cubes remind me of my wonderful Summer last year.
iPhone 5 - I would be completely lost without this baby. I spend half my life tweeting and Instagramming. I have a charger at home and at work because I am always running out of battery!
Sunglasses - I think these cost £1 from Primark. Can't beat a pair of knock off Ray Bans!
Umbrella - I live in London…you would be stupid to leave the house without and umbrella all year round! I picked up this Samsonite number for a bargainous £6 in TK Maxx.
Glasses - My eyesight isn't that bad but I need them for work as I stare at a computer for 8 hours a day.
Notepad and pen - I am a prolific list maker, for general life and the blog.
Tissues - I got these in my secret santa present at work last year and I haven't been able to use one yet they are just so cool!
Head phones - essential for life!
Lip products - I have been known to carry up to 10 different lipsticks, balms and glosses in my handbag so only 3 is good going for me. I am currently stashing MAC See Shear, a Maxfactor Colour Elixir pen and my trusty Vaseline.
So that's it, these are my handbag essentials. If I showed the amount of empty food packets, random bits of paper and general debris that float around in my handbag we would be here all day.
Anything you think I should be adding to my essentials?