Still on hols, lovelies, so here’s Julia from Stylonylon bringing you a holiday-themed post! Enjoy!!
Hello everyone! I’m Julia from Stylonylon and I’m thrilled to be guest-posting today for Maria while she’s away. One of my favourite posts (I know, I know, they are everywhere!) is What’s In My Handbag . So I thought I’d take you through my travel handbag, as we’ve just jetted off for sunnier climes.
So starting from the top:
Jerome Dreyfus tote (similar denim style here) – I won’t lie, this was a real investment piece (ie. bloody expensive even with a discount) but it’s one I thank myself for day in and day out. As it’s nylon, it’s so light I can pack a whole load of extra stuff in it and not be carrying the weight of the actual bag around. I use it practically everyday – especially as I have a one-year-old so I always have a scattering of baby paraphernalia…
Polarn O Pyret baby hat (reversible) – such as this gorgeous purple/orange number from one of my favourite Swedish kidswear brands.
Book – Not mine, my husband’s. I read all my books on Kindle on my iPad (currently reading Daughter of Smoke & Bone (as recommended by Natasha from Girl in The Lens, she totally knows her YA!).
Vintage necklace – Always handy to spruce up an outfit.
Mulberry cardholder (similar here) – Perfect for slipping into a pocket if you’re popping out without a bag.
Mulberry keyholder – Carrying keys around in a little case means you’re less likely to lose them – promise! (All my lovely Mulberry accessories are birthday presents from mummy Stylonylon, an original Mulberry fan from before the days of the It bags!).
Tili bags – I’ve recently discovered these pretty little zip lock bags, courtesy of my fave new beauty site A Beautiful World. They are so handy and in these two I have 1) baby wipes and 2) a selection of organic lip balms (Dr Bronners, SW Basics & The Bakewell Soap Co), my favourite Shea Butter Cream and Know-It Oil (shea and coconut are so hydrating and are multi-purpose – hands, face, grazes etc) and Tisserand Frankincense oil (for mummy Stylonylon – great for soothing mosquito bites apparently!).
Ray Ban Wayfarers – Tortoiseshell. Natch.
DVF iPad case (recent sale purchase) & iPad – Brilliant baby distraction (so many brilliant kids’ apps) and for reading/planning blog posts when the little one’s sleeping.
iPhone – I can’t live without it and when I clapped eyes on this Henry Holland SS13 case (handed out at the show) I had to have it. Luckily I found it on good ol’ eBay.
The Vintage Cosmetic Company emery board – I always have one handy for snagged nails.
Calvin Klein spectacle case – For tucking away my specs on fights.
Ella’s pouch – Handy, easy, organic fruity mush for little ones.
Ally Capellino coin purse – Such a gorgeous leather, it just gets better with age.
Jason’s Kids Sunscreen 45 – A natural sunblock that doesn’t turn you completely white.
Handprinted business cards – I bought a hand-printing machine and plain cards from eBay to make my own DIY cards.
So, I hope you enjoyed this travel edition of What’s In My Handbag – a bit excessive? Or do you travel loaded down as well? :) Do pop over and say hi at stylonylon.com.