Small crossbody bags are so cute and convenient. The smaller the better! These bags usually hold my phone, small card wallet, small pouch with essentials, and keys. My three current favourites include: a black leather crossbody with tassel pull, a Victoria Secret dark … Continue reading
I bought a cute black Kate Hill (Danika) backpack to use as a more formal diaper bag for nicer occasions. I also use it once in while as a work bag for my part time position as a Marketing Assistant. The backpack is very spacious inside, opens wide, has quilted stitching all over the front, and has gold hardware.
The contents of my work bag are:
- Mimco keyring card wallet
- mini essentials purse
- car & house keys
- lunch (usually in a glass container)
- drink bottle (with water or juice)
- phone (I use a notes/checklist app that automatically syncs to my email account – no need to hoard old planners or feel guilty about throwing them out)
How adorable is this teddy keyring?Reminds me of my baby boy!
My most recent Etsy purchase was a navy leather kiss lock coin purse from Pulpo Creations. I was searching for a beautiful looking small pouch to store my minimal handbag essentials and it needed to have a wide opening so I can find all the items easily. The dimensions of the coin purse is around 13cm in length by 7cm in height and it fits all my items perfectly.
At the moment the coin purse holds these items:
- tiny mirror
- travel folding scissors
- small pen
- travel nail clippers
- small zip lock bag (with bandaid, bobby pins, safety pins & hair ties)
- eyebrow pencil
- eye shadow pen
- travel containers of tinted moisturiser & vaseline
Many of the items are travel size, making it more cuter to use and easier to carry. The purse is so small that I can take it anywhere I go even if I use a small crossbody purse. Now I don’t have to leave anything behind!
I usually get my vintage leather bags from the Camberwell flea market. Unfortunately, I can’t seem to find nice vintage leather bags at op shops/thrift shops. I do find nice ones in vintage shops but they are usually expensive. At the flea market I go to, there are so many to choose from at different stalls and most are priced between $10 to $60 (AU) depending on the stall, brand, and condition of the bag. I usually get ones under $25, which is really cheap for a genuine vintage leather bag. Below are the bags I got in the past few months, and all of them come with long straps.
Beautiful vintage buffalo leather bag:
Spacious vintage leather bucket drawstring bag (my current go to bag):
Unique vintage soft leather belt buckle bag:
Vintage green, navy & brown PVC Jane Shilton bag and black cowhide leather purse: