Have you heard about Borne Naked handbag liners? I love to swap bags and I use mine all the time. Sometimes I use it as storage for the essential handbag items, and just pick and choose from the liner to pop into my clutch or small day bag, when I don’t want to take everything with me. That way, I know where my work keys are when Monday rolls around again. On Monday, I simply refill my liner and pop it back into my work tote. Perfect!
They’re also the perfect in flight travel accessory. Big enough to hold your essential in flight needs like spray mist, hand cream, glasses, rosehip oil, book, headphones etc. I keep my travel documentation and a pen in one of the pockets too. When you get to your holiday destination, it’s the perfect safe place to keep your bits and pieces sand free on the beach, for example!
Amanda George from Borne Naked has a Handbag Blog, where she showcases everything handbags. She’s a little bit obsessed (I know the feeling well!).
Amanda has issued a challenge for November. Firstly, she’s nicknamed it Bagvember, and it’s all about changing handbags every day for the month of November. Amanda thinks she probably has at least 100 bags. After I’ve been “stalking” her recent overseas adventures on Instagram, I’d say the total may have increased just a little bit!
I haven’t counted my own personal tally of handbags – sometimes, it’s just safer not to know, you know?
I’m going to accept the challenge and change my handbag every day. For reasons of practicality, ie, having to lug my iPad and various stuff back and forth to work four days a week, plus lug water bottles and Nintendo DSis and various other Boyo equipment during the weekend, not to mention a sprained back that is still very ouchy, I’m not committing to 30 handbags in 30 days, but I am committing to changing my handbag every day.
My darling 8 year old Boyo loved Frocktober and very proudly told everyone he met that his mama was doing Frocktober to raise money. He brainstormed a pile of ideas for what I could do in November, and Bagvember was one of his ideas. It’s fate really, isn’t it! He also came up with Lipstickvember and Bravember and Knickervember. Hmmmm …
If you feel like joining her (and me!), here’s the easy instructions of how to join in!
1) Add your photo to your personal page tagging @BorneNaked or onto the Borne Naked FB page
2) Post on Instagram using hashtags #BorneNakedChallenge #HandbagADay
3) Post on Twitter using hashtags #BorneNakedChallenge #HandbagADay
My handbag for BAG-vember Day 1 is my beloved Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q backpack in the gorgeously named Dirty Martini colour. It is the perfect size for fitting in my iPad, makeup bag, wallet, two pairs of glasses, iPhone and everything else a girl needs for a busy day on the town.
This is probably my favourite bag in my entire collection and I couldn’t love her more.
Inside Day 1’s handbag, I carried an Oroton silk scarf, Burberry makeup purse, Mimco wallet, iPhone, Duboa boar bristle hairbrush, work keys, tax return documentation, Rayban sunnies and glasses, BECCA makeup purchased at lunchtime and painkillers for my sprained back. Travelling light today!