Its the start of December and in my eyes we have officially hit party season with so many festive events coming up I have been preparing all my outfits for each event.
Two weeks ago I received a Party Survival pack from Fashion World and I when I opened it I thought all the little items were such a good idea for party handbag essentials and it made me think about what other extras us ladies might need over the party season aside from the perfect dress and shoes.
I think my idea of what is essential in a night out bag maybe very different to some of you but I will let you know what my essentials are anyway…
Items I will not leave my house without when off on a night out, besides the obvious, keys and money etc;
- Lip balm and lipstick
- Compact Mirror
- Spare hairband
- Comfy flats (How big is my bag, I know right!)
The Fashion World part survival pack consists of hair pins, hair spray, emery boards, vaseline and body tape. I love how small each of the items are so you can fit all, or whichever you need, comfortably into a small party bag.
Fashion World have also created an online Party Season Survival Guide that is full of hints and tips and suggestions for ways to get through the party season without a hitch.
An item that I have been introduced to recently is Wingz, which when I first saw them I figured they would be every plus size woman’s dream. No more falling in love with a dress and having to bypass it because it doesn’t have sleeves. Wingz have a wide range of arm covering piece that don’t effect the overall look of your outfit aside from covering your arms. They have different lengths and materials so you don’t have to cover your entire arm if you don’t want to.
They have plain stretch sleeves that can be worn with everyday outfits and loads of different material, colours and patterns to suit what you are looking for. Perfect for the party season they have more dressy Wingz to complement you party dresses.
Personally I am a fan of the lace Wingz, I love a bit of lace! lol
*Excuse the makeupless face, I just wanted to show what the Wingz look like on me*
Half sleeve Wingz, Full sleeve Wingz
I love the lace Wingz, I love that I can cover my arms without covering up a pretty dress. I prefer the look of the long sleeve lace sleeves but the short sleeve ones are more comfortable for be because I have really large arms, I have however heard on the grapevine that they are going to being introducing a larger size (size 4) for trial in March next year which is very exciting news,
As you can see from the pics I have the short sleeved lace and the long sleeved lace Wingz, I’m thinking of getting the plain stretch Wingz so that I can wear more of my vest tops in the colder weather and just for throwing on under jumpers because I’m always cold.
These are something I wish I knew about a few years ago as I hated having my arms on display, they really are a great item to have as yo can literally wear them with anything.
I know I mentioned this a little earlier but I always carry a pair of comfortable flats in my handbag on a night out. I know some companies to small foldable shoes made specifically for carrying around with you but I always find them really uncomfortable. I have found that Primark always have sooooooo many cute little dolly shoes in these days and their wide fit section just keeps getting better and better.
There must be a ton of places to pick up cute flats but for a pair that’s just for chilling in your handbag for ‘just in case’ times I think Primark is excellent for little cheapies.
Do you have any tips for me for the party season or anything a little bit different that you always keep on you just in case? I would love to hear them
*Wingz were very kindly gifted to me for review*