Friday, 4 December 2015

Party Season Essentials

I hate carrying my day bag around everywhere, so buying pretty clutches for the party season is definitely an investment! This post is dedicated to sharing how I condense my day bag into a smaller bag so that I always have my essentials at hand on an evening out. The idea behind a clutch bag is being as minimalistic as possible. It can be quite hard choosing the basics to fit in such a small bag, so here's an idea of the things that I like to carry on an evening out: (of course, this can vary according to where you're going!)

I keep a smaller purse for my clutch bag, more the size of a card holder. The one pictured is from Monki, and it's just big enough to keep a form of ID, a railcard for when I'm using trains as transport and my bank card. It also has a zip section for cash and coins in case a cab is needed. I always have a lipstick, concealer and (a sample sized) perfume in my clutch. A powder compact is useful for getting rid of shine - choose one with a mirror so that you have one on hand for touch ups on the go. If I have enough room, I keep the nail polish that I'm wearing at handy in case of chipping. I usually cut a couple of painkillers from a sheet and tuck those into my purse, along with a couple of hair ties and some tissues. Then, with my phone and keys, I'm good to go! 

What do you usually carry in your clutch bag?


  1. This clutch looks super pretty! I also love the nail polish :) x

    Ana | Zoella Beauty Giveaway

    1. Thank you so much! There will be a post on Monday about the nail polish so look out for that :) x

  2. Great picks to carry in your clutch! I think it makes such a nice change when theres a chance to carry minimal things.


    1. It certainly does! Thank you for reading :) x

  3. Very nice post, I really like this clutch bag, perfectt for christmas parties !! <3

  4. This bag is so pretty, lovely post xx
    Glossy Boutique


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