Friday, December 18, 2015

What's in My New Years Eve Bag? My Favorite Evening Clutches Plus What to Bring for a Night Out

Vintage gold leather evening clutch. Zoe Gold Cuff by Sophie Blake, NYC

So you've got plans for a night on the town on New Year's Eve? Great! The thing is that evening clutch won't hold very much so how do you fit everything you'll need in such a small space? Here's what you'll want to have and how to pack it:

Skinny Minimergency Kit has 22 emergency, beauty, fashion and personal care items packed into a very small, slim space. This is one of the smallest travel kits in the series but very complete. You can add your own little extras like a pouch of aspirin, vitamins, adhesive bandages, etc. or make your own kit and include some or all of the items below.

Cell phone

Leather Mini Wallet with ID, some plastic as well as some cash.

Kent Travel Comb small but mighty! De-tangles extremely well as it is a one piece, polished styling comb. Small and thin, it fits in almost any flat bag or clutch.

Rozge Natural Lip Glosses with Light & Mirror are made from wildcrafted herbs that soothe and protect.  22 beautiful shades, each has a bright light in the cap and a mirror on the side making it perfect for reapplying on the the dark. Takes the place of having to bring a cosmetic mirror and you'll really appreciate the little light. Another similar cosmetic is from LIT NYC. The Mistletoe Kisses set below contains a lip gloss and nail polish both with a light in the applicator. Available at CVS.

LED LIT 5 Free Nail Polish & Lip Gloss Set available at CVS.

Sequined evening bag. Crystal Cocktail Watch by fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi

LESEBI Bracelets: Equus Horseshoe Chain Mail and the Mirage with Pearls and Gems.

Another way to take more with you is to stow little essentials in your coat pockets. This could be facial tissues, a lipstick, anything small you might need. Along with your coat, you may want to also keep a large wool or woven scarf with you. A scarf or shawl has a thousand uses and can keep you warm when the evening turns cold and windy.

Betsey Johnson Sequined Evening Bag

Interior of a hardcased clutch/wallet.

A hardcased  iPhone case and clutch can hold your essential credit cards, ID and some cash for the evening.

Makeup Cases to Go: Disney Cinderella Princess Collection
Another tip is to keep a full makeup kit in the car. Take only the bare essentials in your evening clutch but other items in these beautiful Disney Cinderella Makeup Bags from Soho Beauty. You'll feel like Cinderella at midnight when you run to your carriage for a touch up! Available online at and Walgreen's. 

Disney Cinderella Collection Makeup Bags. Tartan & Twine Train Case

Taking the A-Train: Tartan & Twine Double Zip Train Case
If you are traveling for New Year's Eve and expect to stay overnight, you can organize everything in this soft Tartan & Twine Train Case. Cracked Gold finish has a double zipper separating two compartments. Has a separate, covered brush holder and zippered mesh pouch in the lid. The bottom section is very roomy with enough space for overnight toiletries and lingerie. Available at

Tartan & Twine Train Case available at Ulta Beauty.

So just because you have to pack a small bag doesn't mean roughing it. Here you can enjoy your New Year's Eve party but have the right stuff with you for the night.

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