My Handbag Essentials for Cardiff Fashion Week

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It’s been a long time coming lovelies, but fashion week is finally hitting Cardiff and I cannot wait! There are some amazing unique brands in Wales and they are going to be showcased at the catwalk shows and designer village on Saturday 29th October at Cardiff’s Masonic Hall. Catwalk shows will be at 1pm, 3pm, 5pm and tickets start at an amazing £10! The designer village has free entry and there will be live demonstrations, exclusive discounts and ‘Love your Clothes’ Fashion Master Classes’. Fashion Week will be running from 24th to 30th October and you can find all the workshops and activities going on here if you would like to get involved.

I certainly can’t wait to get down there and see what all of the designers are showcasing, so with that in mind I thought I would share with you my handbag essentials for the day.

First of all, choosing a handbag that I can fit all my junk in as well as being comfortable to carry around all day and of course looking somewhat stylish was a challenge in itself! I decided to go for this black Chloe inspired cross body bag from Matalan. It’s just the right size, will go with my outfit perfectly and was an absolute steal at £16!

So I say handbag essentials and that’s because I will be literally taking the essentials. I want to be able grab the things I need out of my bag and not spend 15 minutes rooting around all junk that I carry around on a normal day. So to start off with I have my Marc Jacobs perfume. This is one of my new favourite scents and to put it simply, there is nothing better than smelling good.

Next up is my mini Kate Spade purse, this is perfect for carrying around the basics and not weighing down my bag. I also have the keys to my little beep beep, because unfortunately I haven’t quite got myself to the point yet where I can be chauffer driven 7 days a week … maybe next time.

Of course I have my lipstick for the day, just in case I need any top ups. I recently bought this berry red one from Rimmel which is perfect for the autumn season and I cannot wait to try it out.

Glasses, now there is nothing worse than watching a catwalk show and not being able to see anything, so these little beauties will definitely be coming with me. I will most likely wear contact lenses on the day, but you never know I may need them.

Of course my camera and phone will be coming with me as we are pretty much joint at the hip these days. I am hoping I can get some snaps to share with you all after the event, just in case you can’t make it. I will also be sharing my adventures on the day all on my social media if you want to see what I get up to. You can find me on Twitter/Instagram or on Snapchat (laurasimoneowen) if you want to see live updates.

Lastly I have my trusty pink Swarovski pen, which is always in my bag; as you never know when you might need to jot anything down or ya know in my case make a quick list!

Fashion week tickets are on sale now so definitely grab yourself one if you want to see this year’s latest trends and must haves!

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