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August 13, 2016

  • InBella, Mama

    The Perfect Summer Handbag

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    Oh hey, my name is Harriet and I have a handbag obsession. For some girls it’s shoes, for me it’s bags. My husband has been saying it for years, but it was only recently when I added yet ANOTHER new handbag to my collection that it fiiiiinally registered with me too. I have officially run out of space to store them in the bottom of the spare bedroom wardrobe and I need to find a new, more spacious home for them ASAP, because obviously I can’t bare to part with any of them! My argument is that they all have different uses, all suitable for different occasions. My husband however, begs to differ 😉

    ALAS, this post is all about my current Summer bag. I love seeing what other people have in theirs, so thought I’d share what’s in mine. As I’m away from Bella three days a week whilst I’m at work, I either use a different smaller bag for work days or I like to use a smaller removable bag which is ideal for storing all the toddler crap essentials in, yet this way I can just quickly whip it out on work days!

    At the moment I am using my gorgeous new Joules floral tote bag that I picked up in the sale for half price! It’s now sold out online but they do have the new season one available here. So far this bag has been absolutely perfect for summer days out. It’s made from a wipe clean material which is great for taking to the park or beach where there is always risk of it getting a bit grubby. There is a generous sized zip pocket on the inside which I tend to keep my iPhone and lipstick in. There is also another large pocket on the front which is great for keeping toddler snacks in and keeps them within easy reach. I definitely think this bag would make a wonderful change bag if you have smaller children too as it’s super spacious so plenty of room for nappies, bottles, muslins etc.

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    So, what’s in my bag this Summer? 

    For Bella

    • 2 pairs of spare knickers
    • A pack of botty wipes
    • Some nappy sacks in case of any accidents!
    • A change of clothes
    • Sun cream
    • Sun hat
    • Snacks
    • Her water bottle

    For Mama

    • Hand sanitiser – I literally don’t leave the house without a bottle of this stuff!
    • Hand cream
    • Purse
    • Lipstick (Normally whatever one I’m wearing that day… after a week I begin to wonder where they have all disappeared too 😉 )
    • Compact mirror – for applying said lipstick of course.
    • Tissues
    • Snack – normally a cereal bar or a pack of rice cakes
    • Water bottle
    • Sunglasses & case

    When it’s all written down like that it seems like A LOT of stuff to cart around on a daily basis and I’m not exactly sure how it all fits in, but somehow it does!

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    What are your handbag essentials?
    Harriet xo

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