I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect basket handbag all summer. Two weekends ago, I found it! This adorable basket bag was a score at the Silverlake Flea Market for only $20! You can watch the weekend vlog HERE. Today’s post I share with you what I keep in my handbag for the summer. Believe it or not, it’s very minimal, especially for a “beauty guru.”Basket Handbag Summer

Basket Handbag Summer


Because I have a thing for small handbags, I pair down what I keep in them. Most are surprised at how little I actually carry around with me. If you’re familiar with my handbag collection, you know I typically invest in small purses like the Chloe Nile. My latest designer handbag purchase. Read more about the Chloe Nile HERE.
What's In My Basket Handbag Summer


What’s in my bag for summer 2017? The absolute necessities:

  • Louis Vuitton Key Pouch Monogram Canvas $200 SHOP HERE or SHOP USED HERE (one of the best designer purchases I’ve made, fits cash, cards, ID, and keys)
  • Hand Sanitizer Trader Joe’s $1.99 (available in stores)
  • Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Bloom $25 SHOP HERE  (never leave home without a Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment. Bloom is my perfect MLBB shade)
  • Fresh Sugar Sport SPF 30 SHOP HERE $25 SHOP HERE (SPF on the go!)
  • Ilia Lipstick Crayon in Red Balloon $24 SHOP HERE (takes my look from day to night instantly)

Basket Handbag Summer

What kind of handbag person are you? Do you carry everything with you or are you a minimalist? Let me know in the comments. I’m so noisy, I want to know what you keep in your purse, so if you have a blog post or video feel free to share with us in your comment as well.




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  1. September 28, 2017 / 1:27 pm

    Love that bag!! I hate carrying too much around honestly, I try and stick to a little wristlet w/enough room for lipstick, chapstick, my phone and some cards/cash!

    • Serein Wu
      October 1, 2017 / 12:01 am

      Yes! I have been on a less is more in my handbags lately. I’m sure that will change if I ever have kids, but I really don’t need a ton. Thanks for reading!

  2. Ashley Turpen
    August 26, 2017 / 10:57 am

    I totally can agree with carrying around something small. I usually wont even carry around a purse, just a large wallet. I like having something for a lipstick/chapstick, my phone, and my money. Thats usually about it for me. Thanks for sharing, I think that your little basket purse is perfect for little days out! Very cute and casual.

    • Serein Wu
      August 27, 2017 / 11:40 pm

      Thank you so much for visiting Ashley!

  3. Joselyn T
    August 22, 2017 / 6:57 am

    Unfortunately, I carry a big bag. With two kids 4 & under, I have to carry a ton of stuff with me. I would love to just carry a small bag!!

    • Serein Wu
      August 27, 2017 / 11:41 pm

      Oh yes, my sister and friends have a backpack for their kid/s and then a small chain wallet to go in it or take out for “going out” Not sure what I’ll do when we have kids… make Hubs carry everything, lol!

  4. Noreen Bowman
    August 22, 2017 / 5:53 am

    Thank you for being so informative and fun! I’m always so happy when I get the notification of a new blog or newsletter. You are very thoughtful in your clean skincare products! I’m trying to be more aware of the products I use on myself and in my home. Thank you for always being an inspiration!

    • Serein Wu
      August 27, 2017 / 11:41 pm

      Thank you so much for reading and commenting!

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