Borne Naked Bagvember : Day 1



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!


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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 …

Amanda will be posting pics of her daily Bagvember bag on FacebookInstagram and Pinterest.

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!

You can follow my Handbag a Day adventures on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.  I’d love for you to join in the fun!



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  • Mama Stylista - 3 November 2012 - 4.54 pm

    Gosh I’m in I think. I have a little one so like you I can’t commit to a new one every day but I’ll definitely change every day! xReplyCancel

  • Lara Cain Gray - 3 November 2012 - 7.55 am

    Those inserts are a great idea. I really need to get one. I’m always fishing around in the bottom of the bag looking for keys etc. Lip balm, in fact, is the worst! I end up buying new ones cos I can never find them!ReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 3 November 2012 - 6.33 pm

      Yes, they’re really good. I’ve got a couple of different types but the BN ones are fab. I tend to use it more when I’m travelling rather than every day. They’re also really good if you’ve got floppy bags that need more structure.ReplyCancel

  • Jess - 2 November 2012 - 10.03 pm

    I have about three bags. Four if you include little Ava’s backpack.
    I love the idea of the insert thing though. I have a little plastic pouch with necessitates like deodorant, bug spray, sun cream and bandaids that I can transfer easily.ReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 2 November 2012 - 10.04 pm

      Oh, the Borne Naked inserts are absolutely brilliant! Nikki from Styling You did a feature on them a while ago. You can still play with three bags! xReplyCancel

  • Amanda - TheHandbagBlog - 2 November 2012 - 9.45 pm

    So excited you have join in BAG-vember Kimba. I can’t wait to see your handbag collection. And yes it doesn’t matter if you don’t have 30 handbags you can still play with a few as the idea is to just change handbags daily and start using ones that maybe you don’t use as often! Can’t wait to follow you! Amanda (aka Miss Borne Naked!!!) xxReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 2 November 2012 - 10.06 pm

      What a great idea, Amanda! I’m so enjoying it so far and it’s only been two days! It’s the new Frocktober! xReplyCancel

  • Becky from - 2 November 2012 - 9.36 pm

    This sounds amazing. I would love to do something like this, but I have exactly one bag! Looking forward to following along!ReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 2 November 2012 - 10.05 pm

      Hmmm, two bags is doable, but one makes it a little tricky! Maybe ask Santa for an early Xmas present! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Marlo Perry - 2 November 2012 - 9.08 pm
    • Kim-Marie Williams - 2 November 2012 - 10.05 pm

      Yay! Marlo, your bags and wardrobe had me drooling and it was only two days worth so far! xReplyCancel

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  • Thea - 2 November 2012 - 2.31 pm

    What a fantastic idea!
    I could never do Bagvember…I only have 4 bags…seriously! lol 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 2 November 2012 - 2.33 pm

      It seems like a lot of fun! I have lots of bags but don’t tend to change them very often. I thought this might get me going! You can do it with four bags though – the point isn’t a different bag every day for 30 days, just a different bag daily. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Catherine RodieBlagg - 2 November 2012 - 12.50 pm

    There was a time that I owned a million handbags (almost), but I sold them off to raise funds for my ticket to Aus – I do have a few, but definitely not enough for a month. Looking forward to all your pics 🙂 xxReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 2 November 2012 - 2.35 pm

      It’s a bit tricky too when you’re carting around nappies and all the stuff! If you want to join in, you can. Doesn’t have to be a different dress every day, the point is just to change your handbag daily – recycling will definitely be employed by me! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Housewife in Heels - 2 November 2012 - 11.25 am

    Love this idea, although think I’ll sit this challenge out as my handbag is filled with nappies and baby stuff- not vary glamorous! Also, still recovering from Frocktober xReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 2 November 2012 - 2.35 pm

      Yes, I’m not quite sure why I’m not giving myself a break after Frocktober!! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Danya Banya - 2 November 2012 - 10.17 am

    I would love to play, but as you can see here – maybe I need to wait a few years first 🙂

    Popping over from FYBF,

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 2 November 2012 - 2.37 pm

      Yes, that would put a kink in changing bags! 🙂 Cute baby bag though and what a garage sale find! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Rachel from Redcliffe Style - 2 November 2012 - 8.00 am

    You do love a challenge. Great bag!ReplyCancel

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