What’s In My Henri Bendel Mini Uptown Satchel

Everyone who knows me and has been following me for a while knows I am handbag obsessed! I mean I seriously have a problem and becoming a Henri Bendel #BendelGirl back in 2017 was no help to the addiction!  Anyway there was this Henri Bendel Bag known as the Mini Uptown Satchel that I have been in love with! It super cute and a great versatile bag however Henri Bendel stopped making it probably 2 years before closing their doors this past weekend.  Well they created a revived version of it just a few months ago but it wasn’t exactly my style, I have a friend who believe it or not is probably more HB obsessed than I am and had the bag!  You’ll never believe this but she sent it to me!!! I’ve tied this Henri Bendel Twilly scarf on half of the bag handle for a little personalization and keep the cross body strap attached for convenience.  I’ve been carrying this bag off and on for the last week and a half or so and thought if you’re anything like me (a very curious person about what people carry in their handbags) then you’d love to know what I carry in mine! Hopefully you’ll find something in my bag that you think you’d like to carry in yours!

Let’s Start with Beauty

For my birthday my mother got me this Louis Vuitton Cosmetic Pouch in the Monogram Canvas in size PM and it is the perfect size for my everyday make up essentials and for all my handbags!  In this little LV cosmetic pouch I carry the following:

  • NYX Matte Blotting Paper
  • MAC Cosmetics Studio Fix Powder
  • ELF Cosmetics Foundation Blurring Brush
  • Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus She Butter Vegan lip Balm
  • YSL Beauty Volupte Tint-In Balm
  • Jordana COCO LOCO Lip Liner
  • Morphe Gloss in Freebird and Boho
  • ColouPop Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick in TARP


Then there’s all the things in my bag freely floating around!

  • Henri Bendel West 57th Medium Zip Wallet
  • Louis Vuitton 6 Ring Key Holder (this thing is perfection, I recommend everyone get one)
  • Kate Spade “Let’s Do Lunch” Business Card Holder
  • Henri Bendel Coin Purse (charger and headphones inside)
  • Gucc


And That’s it! These are the items that are found in EVERY purse I’m carrying unless of course it’s a wallet on chain or a smaller belt bag. Other items you might find in my handbag depending on the day are some feminine hygiene products, gum/mints, a good notebook and of course whatever book I’m reading for those days where I’m traveling and a tote is over my shoulder! For those of you as curious as me I hope you found that as interesting as me.  Comment below with one thing we both carry in our everyday handbags and one unusual thing that can always be found in yours!

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Sweater Weather


Living in Orlando, the second the weather drops to 70 everyone is bringing out the sweaters! Last weekend I bought this sweater from the Banana Republic Factory store for 60% off! I was so drawn into Mustard Yellow color and just HAD to purchase it.

I paired the sweater with this Burgundy Wool skater skirt (again from the Banana Republic Factory store) and was a little amazed at the how well the 2 colors complimented each other.  I’m loving this skirt and not just because it has pockets (which we all love!) I paired the look with my Burgundy Over the Knee boots (similar here) and my Henri Bendel Mini Tilda Satchel which unfortunately is no longer available on the Bendel website.


The Twenty Something Girl’s Guide to Holiday Gift Giving; Gifts for the Bendel Girl (Black Friday Edition)

The Twenty Something Girl's Guide to Holiday Gift Giving for Him-3

First off, I hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving and Happy Black Friday!  I know I said I was done with the gift guides on Wednesday when I posted the final part of my 3 Part Installment however being a Bendel Girl I couldn’t let today go by without sharing my top picks for the Bendel Girls and the Black Friday Promo!

Between November 22 and November 25 Henri Bendel is doing 30% off EVERYTHING! All Sale items will be an extra 10% off which means you’ll get 30% – 60% + 10%! and the Gift with Purchase is insane!  with a $150 purchase you get a Henri pouch, with a $250 purchase you get a backpack and with a $400 purchase you get BOTH! They’re giving a Splurge Card with all purchases AND for the A-Listers like me you get Triple Points until December 9th.  If there was ever a time to shop, it’s now!

In the gift guide above you’ll find some of my favorite pieces like the West 57th Weekend Duffle (perfect for nights away and weekend getaways).  I of course had to link my Black Friday purchase, the NYC Skyscraper Iconic Tote!  This is a tote I’ve had my eye on for awhile and now that it’s on sale PLUS the Black Friday promo I’m going for it!  It’s definitely a wardrobe staple much like the above pictured JetSetter Convertible Backpack! Of course I linked some jewelry an some iconic Brown and White striped SLGs.

Will you be grabbing anything from Henri Bendel today?


The Twenty Something Girl’s Guide to Holiday Gift Giving for Her

The Twenty Something Girl's Guide to Holiday Gift Giving for Her

For those of you who know me personally, you know I’m all about the Holiday Season, the weather ( although I don’t get much of this in Orlando), the décor, the Holiday cheer and of course the gift giving, and receiving. With Thanksgiving literally around the corner and Black Friday just a stitch behind I thought I need to get on my Holiday Gift Guides.  Today I’m giving you the Twenty Something Girl’s Guide to Holiday Gift Giving for Her!  This is for the girl who wants to be cozy and fashionable, who loves home décor and cooking, this gift guide is essentially for the Twenty Something Girl Who’s Living Life and Loving It! On this Holiday Gift Guide you’ll find everything from the most comfortable Pajama Set, to a Pretty Pink Keurig and of course the Henri Bendel All Leather Jetsetter Backpack ( My Personal Fav!).  I’ll take everything on this list and I promise the girl in your life will too!


Happy Wednesday: My Favorite Bendel Bag



It should come as no shock to anyone that I’m a huge Henri Bendel fan! I mean come on they made me an official Bendel Girl last year and gifted me with what is now my favorite Bendel bag, The Jetsetter Convertible Backpack! A bag that can be a top handle tote, a crossbody messenger AND a backpack – perfect for travel and everyday; how can it not be one’s favorite!

When Henri Bendel first welcomed me to the family last year they did so with this beautiful Jetsetter Backpack and at the time I didn’t love the bag as much as I do now.  I mean don’t get me wrong I thought it was super cute and versatile but I didn’t realize how perfect it would be in my life! This backpack is perfect for road trips and flights as well as everyday life and of course work. I was completely bummed when I missed the collection of all leather jetsetter backpacks and with the terrible news of Henri Bendel closing it’s doors forever I can only hope I’ll find one!

What’s your favorite bag and should I do a What’s in my Bendel Backpack?