I’m sure I’m not the only one who carries around more than they need. I am the ultimate over-packer. This is how I usually justify it in my head…
The 3 or 4 pens… Well, in case I have to lend a pen to someone I will need to carry at least 2.
The post-it notepad... You never know when you may run out of paper in your two notebooks or if you need to stick a message onto something (or someone!)
Three lipsticks and two mini perfumes (along with the rest of the makeup)… because I’m indecisive and need options at all times to cater for my mood.
And this is just the half of it. But enough is enough! I have found the solution to this problem – just wear a smaller bag!
I have been on the hunt for an over the shoulder bag for a while now, something not too small (I have plenty already) and one where I still have the option to pack an extra couple of bits. I rejoiced at this beautiful bargain I spotted in Primark last week – it’s only £8!!
I told myself a while ago that I would only buy better quality items, even if that means splashing the cash a bit more, so that I have less clutter in my room. The logic is there, but even after searching on the internet for slightly pricier handbags I still couldn’t find one! And who am I to turn my nose up at a bag of this cost and happens to be just what I’ve been searching for? I’ve worn it everyday since purchase and have kept products to a minimum (trust me, this is minimum). My body even feels better because I’m carrying less weight! The detailing on the bag is pretty and you can even smell the leather, so you are getting a great quality bag for your bucks.
The bare essentials…
Red purse from H&M… It’s small enough to carry around a bit of cash and a few cards
Revlon Colorstay lipstick… Just the one!
Cath Kidston compact mirror
Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara… The cheaper dupe for Benefit’s Roller Lash!
Fresh compact powder in Seventh Veil (no longer available, sigh!)
Hugo Boss Jour Pour Femme perfume
A small bag of almonds… Perfect for snacking on when you’re craving something sweet.
Red Valentina leather notebook
Pen from Paperchase
Soap & Glory hand sanitiser
You can wear it from day to night too, great for if you’re out all day! They also stock a tan shade too, if you’re more of a brown bag kinda gal!
What bag are you wearing this Spring?