Bagvember Day 6 is a bit of a special day – it’s not only a two bag day, being Melbourne Cup, it’s also a hat day! Oh, happy happy days!
Bagvember number one is my gorgeous tangerine See by Chloe fabric tote. I bought this from endless.com, which has now become part of Amazon Fashion. If one has to carry extra stuff (today’s load was clothes to be altered by my lovely dressmakers), then one might as well do it in style!
The second bag of Bagvember Day 6 is a stunning cream leather zippered toe, featuring gold hardware -studs, a padlock and zipper edging. It is by Pink Corporation, and I was lucky enough to receive this as a gift with purchase when I recently purchased some new glasses from Laubman & Pank. It was a fabulous consolation prize for learning I had to wear multifocal lenses all the time. Bring on my geek chic, paired with this elegant lady bag.
My Melbourne Cup outfit : I asked Boyo for some help with hats, and he chose this cheeky little golden straw hat on a feathered band by Mimco. It ties in perfectly with the gold hardware on my Pink Corporation tote. I’ve teamed a ladylike Cue brocade wiggle dress with Wittner peeptoe booties in nude and black, and added an edge with my Leona Edmiston snakeskin print leather belt, which also helps to anchor the black shoes. I’m wearing my mother’s gold diamond trilogy wedding ring, which she gave me on my 21st, and gold garnet ring I received for my 23rd birthday. I’d love to say it was because I was coordinating my jewellery with my hat – but it was actually because I lost my white gold wedding rings for two WHOLE DAYS!
Did you pick a winner? I had such an unlucky day this morning with forgotten wallets, missing treasures, unordered canteen lunches for Boyo, late buses and a close scrape with a parking inspector that I decided it wasn’t worth it. At the last minute, I organised an office sweep and won third place. Go you good thing, Jakkalberry! Being a fan of yellow, I possibly would have selected him on his silks alone, if I’d managed to squeeze a bit of betting in.
Luckily, my afternoon hit an upswing. I had acupuncture at my physio, leaving me feeling absolutely blissful. Having some spare time before picking up Boyo from his playdate, I treated myself to a manicure in a lovely little salon – so much more relaxing than the chop shops that litter every shopping mall. Boyo and his mate had spent the afternoon washing the family car, and were eager to wash mine as well. Oh, go on then! After last week’s carwash, I had managed to spill half of my Adriano Zumbo hot chocolate all over the bonnet.
When I got home, I found my missing wedding rings. It was indeed a lucky, lucky day!
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