My handbag of choice for Bagvember Day 4 is a thrifted vintage Coach classic, in beautiful navy leather with brass hardware. It is so vintage there’s not even a mobile phone pocket.
Today’s adventures included a trip to the swimming pool, L&P ice cream spiders, and about eleventy billion loads of washing, which were steadfastly ignored whilst my back was at its worst. Oh, it’s life in the edge! My blokefolk have gone on a boy adventure to the camping shop, ready to stock up for next weekend’s Big Boy adventure, whilst I hit Byron Bay with the Gorgeous Girls. Bring it on!
This little baby cost me $10 or so, and I fondly imagine myself carrying her for many years to come. I can’t imagine what would possess someone to donate such a classic.
My sprained back is slowly getting better but I’m still travelling more lightly than I ever have in my life – we’re down to iPhone, wallet, compact, hand cream, lipgloss (times two for some reason) and I’m down to one Rayban case – one pair in the case, one pair on my face!
So, what is this Bagvember stuff all about?
Have you heard about Borne Naked handbag liners? I love to swap bags and I use mine all the time.
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.
I’m going to accept the challenge and change my handbag every day. For reasons of practicality, 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. 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