If you live in the UK, chances are that you have been pre-conditioned to re-evaluate your life in the month of September. Why? because for about 15 years of your life, this is when the academic year starts.
And so, I find myself detoxing my house, my mind and yes, you guessed it, the contents of my handbag.
Before we get into it, I just wanted to provide some context.
Last year, I discovered a great book called ‘The life-changing magic of tidying up’ by Marie Kondo and it truly did what it says on the tin. In fact, there was a whole section on how to keep one’s handbag in check.
A key message from the book is about only keeping items in your possession if they ‘spark joy’ and having looked at my handbag and its contents, I was forced to admit that my bag and the bits and bobs floating around in it, definitely lacked lustre.
After much research on ‘Handbag essentials’ that not only ‘spark joy’, I came up with this list of Ultra Luxurious Handbag Essentials that are not only stunning to look at but will also stand the test of time both in terms of style and durability.
For me, this goes beyond just having pretty accessories, it’s more about personal branding and what your accessories say about you as a person and how they make you feel.
What’s more, I think that the higher-than-average price tags will force me to look after the items better and be more mindful and careful about how I use them.
So without further ado, let’s get into it, shall we?
If you have been following me for a while, you will know that I am partial to the timeless ‘Black and Gold’ Duo. So naturally, I was drawn to this. I really appreciate the craftsmanship of this umbrella and living in ‘sunny’ England, this will, without a doubt, fulfil its ‘cost per wear.’
I reckon these will come in handy on those ‘can’t-be-asked’ days where you don’t have time for elaborate makeup, on-fleek eyeliner and bad-skin days. After all, who will actually be paying attention once blinded by these stunners?
Before you say anything, I know, I know, this is an obscene amount to be spending on a wallet. My rationale here is that this will be doubling up a clutch bag which I will get good use out of. It’s neutral enough to go with smart and casual outfits. Hence I am considering the black with silver hardware.
I always have things floating around my bag and spend a ridiculous amount of time searching for things that I need. I deliberately kept this bag small so that I only put essential touch up make-up in it.
For many of us, our keys are the least graceful item in our handbag. I took a lean approach to declutter my Keys and binned the chunky keychains that weren’t serving me and quite frankly, weighing down my bag. I will be investing in this key holder to keep them chic, stylish and easy to find.
Even in this day and age, a pen is still essential. I love how feminine and sleek this pen looks and how it compliments my personal brand.
So, there you have it, items which I will be purchasing on my pursuit to a ‘capsule handbag’
What’s on your handbag essential lust list? I’d love to know in the comments below.
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