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Pack the Perfect Party Clutch

Are you heading out for a night on the town, but at a loss for what to pack in your party-sized clutch? 

The stress of not having your entire big-as-a-suitcase 'everyday' bag with you can be quite intense, as it is hard to scale down without feeling like you’re leaving something out! Well, check out what we’ve decided are the absolute essentials for your party clutch and evening festivities. 

Lip Gloss for your weekend bag

Love that Lip Gloss. A dewy glow is a great look for your lips in the evening hours, and its fuss-free! Look for a smaller sized lip gloss tube like this one from Bare Minerals. It’s a great size for the side pocket of your clutch.

Pack Your Clutch with Oil Blotting Papers

Blotting Papers for the Win. Wipe that dance floor sheen off of your face with sleek blotting papers. They blot excess oil from your skin without taking away from the awesome make up job you did earlier in the night. Clean and Clear has great and affordable blotting papers we found at our local drugstore.

Pack a thin bill fold in your clutch

A Thin Bill Fold. The ‘magic wallet’ from J.Crew is our weekend go-to when it comes to carrying a little cash and the necessary ID’s and credit cards. It’s sleek size makes it perfect for you to cart your essentials without taking up too much space.

Goody Hair Ties in your Party Clutch

A Hair Tie (or 2) and Bobby Pins. Why pack two hair ties? Why, because you’re a good friend, of course! If we had a nickel for every Friday night fiasco involving a girlfriend frantically asking, ‘Do you have a rubber band?’ well, we’d be rich! Stash some Goody Ouchless hair ties and a couple bobby pins in your bag as well for good measure and great hair.

Mini Pack of Gum. Fresh breath is always a must, no matter how small your bag! Mini packs of gum like these from Orbit are great because they take up less space, yet are less messy than just throwing a couple pieces into your bag as you dash out the door!

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Jennifer Geddes
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Jennifer Kelly Geddes has hosted Christmas cookie swaps, New Year's open houses, Thanksgiving for 22, and all manner of dinner parties in her Manhattan and Ghent, NY homes.

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