Bagvember Day 19 and it’s back to work for me. Sydney is being fickle again and it’s back to the cooler end of the Spring scale, plus more rain predicted. With that in mind, it was definitely not a day for suede shoes or any of my favourite bags. Turns out, it didn’t rain until I got home. You can’t win.
The bag du jour is a non-leather M.E.L. Collection bag in a fabulous raspberry colour with suede and studded detailing. The handles are detachable and can be replaced with an included longer pair. The shape of the bag can be changed by utilising an internal strap system. It even has a longer cross-body strap.
This is not my favourite bag, by any stretch of the imagination. It came into my possession on a trip to Fiji a few years ago. We counted up all our leftover currency, and once we’d purchased enough bottles of water and the like, I was given 20 minutes to myself and the cash to go shopping. It is safe to say that Fiji Airport is not a shopper’s paradise. I should have bought a bottle of perfume.
Today I wore, well, I’m not sure really. I got changed about six times this morning. You know those sort of days, right? Tell me I’m not the only one? I’m still not quite sure how I evolved from a Portmans silk pussy bow blouse and Cue peplum skirt to this, um, ensemble. Wardrobe fail. I did, however, get told twice today that I’d lost weight (I haven’t – trust me) so maybe they either felt sorry for me or monochrome is my friend!
Starting from the bottom up, I’m wearing thrifted navy Rockport loafers, Sussan midnight opaque tights, a Basque pleated front skirt, a black and white stripe-edged Sussan knit and a Mimco black bug hair clip. Had a hair fail with my new fringe too. Gotta love a hair clip!
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.
- Image from BorneNaked.com
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