On weekend’s I like to carry smaller and lighter purses, just the essentials! During the work week you’ll find an agenda, a notebook and so much more in my handbag so I look forward to weekends when I get to change my purses out and carry much smaller handbags! Lately I’ve been carrying my Henri Bendel Canteen crossbody and I’m so happy I snagged this one before the brand closed it’s doors!
As mentioned I like to keep the contents of handbag on weekends pretty light and down to only the essentials so let’s get into what I carry!
On weekdays I carry my Henri Bendel Medium Zip Wallet but on weekends I like to grab only my essential cards (debit card, ID and insurance cards)
I like to carry my Henri Bendel Coin Purse so I don’t have loose coins and cash rolling around in my purse
These sunglasses were purchased from Shein and I am beyond obsessed!
- Louis Vuitton 6 Ring Key Holder
If I could only recommend one luxury SLG this item would definitely be it! It’s compact and very functional. There’s a sleeve inside in the back for an ID and debit card if need be and it fits my larger Jetta key.
I always have to have a lip balms with me and I really love this one because it gives my lips a little color and keeps them feeling soft.
What are your handbag essentials for the weekend?
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)
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!
If there’s one designer I love it’s definitely Henri Bendel; and let’s be real I’m dying to get to the flagship store in New York! Wednesday night my mother and I attended the Henri Bendel Event revealing and shopping the newest Retro Chic Collection! SO many great pieces but since the drop of the collection online Tuesday morning there was one bag that had really caught my eye! The Henri Bendel Binocular Bag – I was obsessed with the bag in the black however as soon as I walked in store and saw red I was SOLD! How perfect for the upcoming Fall season and still a great color for Spring and Summer – and the amazing price plus the 25% birthday month discount I get as a Bendel Girl A-Lister helped a little too!
When looking online I had assumed the bag was much smaller than it’s actual size- it’s definitely not a big bag but it certainly fits all my essentials AND my vlogging camera ; the Sony A5000. Let’s get into the details! This bag is what you’d call a convertible bag because it’s sold as a crossbody with the detachable strap but also has a loop in the back for a belt (instant fanny pack situation!) It comes in embossed leather and has a full zippered closure. The interior has lining that is signature HB patterned satin and has two pockets. The bags dimensions are 6″H X 6″W X 4″D with a strap drop of 20.5″ L – 23.5″ length – again adjustable and detachable. Let’s also get into the signature Henri Bendel hardware and the fun zipper pull tabs! The Binocular Bag comes in Black, Burnt Red, Bubblegum Pink and Cognac Brown with different full tabs.
I can’t wait to style this bag with some weekend street style and can’t wait to give it a run this Fall with an Orange, Brown, Red and of course Olive Green color palette! After seeing the bag and what all I can fit in it what are your thoughts?!
The contents of a women’s blog are sacred! Ok well not really but you can always find the necessities and then there’s those things that are pretty much never reached for but still have a place in the handbag! I’ve recently switched over from carrying my Henri Bendel Jetsetter Backpack to carrying my Henri Bendel Rivignton Mini Convertible Tote and the size difference is pretty intense which means the contents of my bag are definitely minimized!
First let’s get into the details of this bag! I must say my Rivington Mini Tote is without a doubt one of my favorite handbags! I love that the bag can be worn cross body for those on the go, hands full moments and still has the top handle option for when you want a more chic look! I of course purchased the bag in black because as we know I love a handbag that matches EVERYTHING! This handbag is made of a grainy leather and is lined with a chocolate satin. The inside has one back zipper and two small pockets in the front and has a detachable clutch which is what you see on the front with the turnlock. Just pull the two zipper tabs down you’ve taken it from a daytime satchel to a nighttime clutch in seconds!
My Handbag Essentials
Regardless of what bag I’m carrying these items are ALWAYS inside!
- Henri Bendel Black Leather Card Holder
- Henri Bendel Coin Purse
- Louis Vuitton 6 Ring Key Holder – Monogrammed with Rose Ballerina Interior
- Kate Spade Business Card Holder
- Olay Hand Cream
- 3 in 1 Coconut Oil Chapstick
- Henri Bendel Neroli and Mandarin Perfume (OBSESSED!!!)
- Mac Cosmetics Studio Fix Powder Foundation
- Gucci Sunglasses
What are your handbag essentials?