My Handbag Essentials

Rue La La: My Handbag Essentials

When it comes to clothing I’m sure you’ve noticed I’m not big on splurging. Clothing is so unfaithful. One season it’s in, another it’s “so last season”. One week it fits like a glove, the next week it fits like a sausage casing.  I usually prefer to indulge in handbags. They are eternally more forgiving of seasonal trend shifts and sudden, unexplained weight gains. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m an equal opportunity handbag collector.

Out of all the components that make up a fabulous outfit, I believe the handbag holds the most importance. A handbag is more than just the perfect accessory, to me, a handbag is my home away from home; a fabulous receptacle of a woman’s essential belongings for the day ahead. I have been eager to share a “What’s in My Bag” post for quite some time now, so when Rue La La asked me what my daily handbag essentials are, I simply could not resist sharing with you all here on Sun Fun Fashion!

Rue La La is an online shopping destination for the most desired brands at members-only prices and when it comes to handbags, Rue La La does not skimp on selection. With brands such as Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Mulberry and Michael Kors to name a few, Rue La La is the go-to site for designer/luxury handbags at discounted prices.

The peeps over at Rue La La know just how essential the right handbag is to a woman. I came across this handy Handbag Guide over on the Rue La La Blog which offers a wealth of information and tips such as choosing the right bag for every occasion, verifying the authenticity of luxury brand handbags and even a brief history of the handbag. Check it out! I’m sure you’ll learn something new!

Alright, let’s talk about my handbag essentials! Some women have the great fortune of leaving their abode with a clutch or cross-body carrying just the bare necessities. I am not one of those women. My needs are a bit more complex. I love my Kate Spade 2 Park Avenue Beau Bag because it is functional and fabulous! Walking to the metro station is part of my daily commute and I am constantly on the go. My daily adventures call for an assortment of 29 items which I like to break down as my survival kit and my beauty kit!

Kate Spade 2 Park Avenue Beau

 Now, let’s go inside the bag:


1) Wallet; 2) Keys; 3) Sunnies; 4) Ballet Flats; 5) Measuring Tape; 6) Blog Cards and Holder; 7) Iphone 5s; 8) Portable Charger; 9) Headphones; 10) Metro Card; 11) Car 2 Go Card; 12) Makeup Bag; 13) Mascara; 14) Mirror; 15) Blush; 16) Lipstick; 17) EOS Lipbalm 18) Concealer; 19) Nailpolish; 20) Band Aids; 21) Shout Wipes; 22) Crest Whitening Strips; 23) Cottonelle Fresh Wipes; 24) Book; 25) Notepad; 26) Reading Glasses; 27) Pen; 28) Mace; 29) KIND Bar (pictured below).

The Survival Kit:

What's In My Bag

The Beauty KitIn my makeup bag

Fall Fun

Hey strangers! It’s been much too long since my last post. If you follow me on Instagram you already know that I’ve been away on an adventurous vacation in Nicaragua! If you don’t follow me on Instagram, well you know what to do!

Between hiking volcanos and canyoning to fishing in the ocean and living in a tree house, I think it’s safe to say that time and WIFI were nowhere to be found in this adventure. With so many exciting things to share, I’ll be gladly playing a heavy game of catch up on here!

As for today, here’s a fun look for fall! Transition those little flared skirts from summer to fall by throwing in tights and booties. And as for the staple “secretary blouse” or “neck tie blouse”, its everywhere for fall, magazines, catalogs, look books and fahion blogs. I love the femininity and versatility of the neck tie blouse. Wear it in a loose bow, loose knot (as seen below) or simply untied.  What do you think?

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Sheer Polka-Dot Tie Neck Blouse: (similar, similar, similar); Cobalt Flared Jacquard Skirt: (ZARA, old, but love this similar one); Black Booties: Sole Society; Black Tights: Marshalls; Black Mini Handbag: Express.


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