I recently got back from my trip to Amsterdam and thought I’d show you what I carried in my handbag during my travels. It’s not the most interesting thing in the world but I’ll be honest, I kind of just wanted to show off my beautiful new bag hehe! There will be another one or two Amsterdam posts coming soon sharing what I got up to and some tips for you if you’re planning a trip to the Netherland’s beautiful capital city soon.
Firstly, let’s talk about the bag. I’m completely obsessed with the Chloe Drew Bag and have constantly been looking for similar bags/dupes because I can’t afford to fork out a grand on one bag. I was out food shopping in Sainsbury’s one day and I came across this little beauty. It’s the perfect Chloe Drew dupe for only £14. Even though it’s small, I find it quite roomy and can fit a fair bit in it, I love that it can be worn crossbody as the majority of my bags are crossbody and it’s my favourite style of bag, I also adore the gold hardware. Unfortunately, the bag is no longer available online but if you’re lucky, it may still be in stock in your local store!
Now onto the bags contents!
Obviously as I was travelling to another country, my passport was a necessity. As was my Eurolines ticket (I have kept the stub as a keepsake!) or otherwise I wouldn’t be getting on the coach and therefore wouldn’t of even got to Amsterdam. There will be more on Eurolines and their service in an upcoming Amsterdam post, so if you want to know more make sure you check out that post when it’s up.
Evidently, my purse and my phone are my handbag essentials because I cannot live without them. Especially my purse. I mean, what fun would Amsterdam be without zero cash? The horror.
In the little star print card holder are my train tickets, Oyster card and the iAmsterdam city card was stored in here too. Again, more on this will be included in a future post but it’s a good little card to have if you’re a tourist in Amsterdam, reasonably priced too.
There are 3 things in my handbag at all times, I can’t leave the house without these as I’d probably go into panic mode. Ok, that might be a bit extreme. One is a lip balm as I always have crazy dry lips, I’m currently using the Bioderma Atoderm Moisturising Stick. Two is a hand cream for when my hands get dry and I love Soap & Glory’s Hand Food and lastly is a strip of paracetamol tablets just incase I get a headache or some other pain while I’m out and about.
Recently, MAC’s Brave has been coming everywhere with me, it’s constantly in my bag even when I’m not wearing it that particular day. However, I did wear it a lot in Amsterdam.
And lastly to keep me occupied on my long 11 hour coach journey from London to Amsterdam and back, I had my earphones to listen to music on my phone and as you are all probably aware, iPhone batteries never last anywhere near 11 hours and thankfully as the coach had plug sockets (albeit European ones) I could charge my phone with my adapter. As I’m a bit of a granny, I also had a book of Crossword puzzles in the bag too.