Wednesday, 4 July 2012

What's In My Handbag: Chloe Evening Bag Edition

It has been a while since I have done a 'What's In My Handbag' post, so I thought I'd show you what I keep in my lovely See by Chloe evening bag that I received as part of my collaboration with Vestiaire Collective a few months ago. Now, before I got this bag I used to not have an evening bag, as I needed something big enough to carry my beast of a DSLR camera in, and clutches really did not cut the mustard! My camera just about fits in this bag, but only if I carry the bare essentials with me. 
The biggest non camera item I usually have in my evening bag is my wallet, which means this post is the perfect excuse to show off my brand new something of a leaving gift after a over 6 month collaboration with online shoe site Spartoo: this beautiful black Vivianne Westwood wallet which is currently in their sale for only £108.50! When it came I loved how it smelt of beautiful new leather, and that is has so many more card slots than my old oil cloth one from Cath Kidston. 
As when I am out with this bag my options are limited, aside from my Blackberry which I have not pictured here and my car keys if I am driving, I carry the most bare essentials of makeup and beauty touch ups. I went through a really bad phase of breaking handbag mirrors, but this Clinique one with a leather cover has been with me for years, and I don't know what I would do without this super dinky little hairbrush the guys at Batiste gave me when I moved to London last September. 

As for makeup, most of my touch ups can be done with the golden magic wand that is Yves Saint Laurent's Touche Eclat. Aside from that, because most of the time when I go out in the evenings I am eating and drinking I go for my nice neutral lipstick and lipgloss combination; M.A.C's Satin lipstick in 'Brave' and Clinique's Superbalm lipgloss in '09 Current'. Finally, my hands get really dry every time they are washed, so a handbag sized tube of L'Occitane's Shea Butter Hand Cream is a must have for me!

What do you like to carry with you when you go out in the evenings? 

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  4. natalie_johanna4 July 2012 at 09:27

    That purse is completely stunning, I really like it!
    I have the same problem with trying to find a bag to fit my camera into - I am a real fan of cute clutch bags though.
    N xoxo.

  5. Please tell me you cleaned your make-up products before taking this photo? Mine always get covered in grubby make-uppy finger prints - or am I just messy??

    Love the look of your bag though and your purse is absolutely gorgeous :)

  6. I did not, but shall I let you in on a little secret for how I keep my makeup clean? (Though these bits are out the side pocket of my handbag, so stay clean anyway!) The makeup that I rarely use, that I keep in a big Cath Kidston makeup bag is always grubby as putting them all in a bag, sometimes upside down together in a bag makes them like that. However, all the makeup I regularly use I keep stacked in an old Joliebox so it is easy to grab every day, and stays upright, which means clean!

  7. lola @ dressupwithlola.com4 July 2012 at 13:31

    Oh I love these sorta posts, probably because I'm really nosey and love knowing about all the nifty bits people lug around with them all day! I absolutely love your chloe bag, it's SO beaut!!

    For evening bags, all i ever need is my phone and purse. During the day however, I cart around a lot more!

  8. I love this bag so much! And I was hoping you'd make a 'in my bag' post, I love creeping on other people's bags and desks. (Excuse my stalker nature.) You have such a wonderful wallet by the way, I finally changed mine after 3 years as well and I feel like a new person. My old one was in such a depressing situation. I guess I'll make a bag post too this week. care to check if I drop you the link? Happy Wednesday! (we are so far from Friday, it's annoying) x

  9. Tweet me the link, I'd love to see it! And I know, I actually don't mind paying for things as much now, and I get to whip it out of my bag!

  10. I have little L'Occitane hand cream that I carry in my handbag as well. They are so useful and lush. xx

  11. I nearly bought that purse off Spartoo a week or soo ago but plumped for a leather holdall instead. Now I'm regretting it! Brave is one of my favourite Mac lipsticks, so easy to wear xx

  12. Which leather tote did you get? I got this and the patent Vivianne Westwood clutch.

  13. It's a Pieces one, it's in my post here It arrived yesterday and it's the perfect size - just what I need for weekend trips! Loving the Spartoo sale. x

  14. I've fallen in love with the Vivianne Westwood wallet! I always like a good nosy in other people's bags...

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