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This post is sponsored by Target.

handbag before

Um, yes, so this attractive display is my seen-better-days handbag and its contents in all their glory.

It was a bit of a lucky dip. You might find ten pens/lipsticks/hairties or you might find none! Plus tissues (used? unused? can’t tell), earrings, loose change, shopping lists on scraps of paper, receipts from a year ago…

Yikes, no wonder I couldn’t find anything in there.

I had been wanting to replace a couple of my existing handbags – including the one above – because they were totally worn out (it doesn’t look that bad in the pic but trust me, it was looking very daggy in the flesh leather vinyl).

handbag organiser

What I didn’t want was for it to end up in the same mess, so I went and picked up a nifty handbag organiser from the storage department at Target. I also picked out this gorgeous red handbag (totally loving their range of women’s accessories that are on sale right now).

It’s a bit hard to see inside the depths of the black organiser, so here’s what’s in there now:

handbag contents

A few changes I made to keep things neat:

  • I switched the loose tissues for a packet (no more scrunched-up questionable looking new tissues).
  • I use a notebook to list errands to run / things to buy and tear out the page when I’m done (paper scraps be gone!).
  • I’ve since started using this so I only need to carry a tiny stash of emergency lady things (can’t believe I’m sharing this on the internet).
  • I’ve been better about taking out receipts (and either discarding them or saving a photo of it to Evernote).

Apart from keeping everything compartmentalised, the other obvious benefit is being able to simply plonk the insert into another handbag. Because I am way too lazy to transfer all of my daily essentials between bags for the sake of fashion.

handbag after

The bag itself is super roomy; I’ve even thrown my camera in there when I didn’t want to take my whole camera bag. Plus I’ve had heaps of compliments on it which is a bonus!

What are your tips for an organised handbag?


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Mod Poppies print

I know two posts a day is very unusual for me, but I wanted to drop back in to let you know that my business Akimbo is having a sale with $10 off all art prints.

I’m working on some new products and updating my packaging so I need to clear some space!

Regency alphabet print

Nobody Puts Baby In A Corner print

Wonderland 'Impossible Things' print

If you’re searching for a gift or something to brighten up your own walls, one of my art print could be just the ticket!


This makes the medium prints only $13 and the large prints only $26 (+10% GST for Australian orders).

Check out the full range here.

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Akimbo GF free thankyous ad July2011

I’ve teamed up with wedding planner extraordinaire Sarah from Girl Friday Weddings for a special offer for her valued customers and website visitors. I’m offering free thank you notes with any order of wedding invitations and RSVPs. It’s valid for both Akimbo’s existing products and bespoke jobs until 20th August. If you’re getting married but aren’t quite ready to finalise your invitation design just yet, don’t worry, place your deposit to take advantage of the offer and we can work out the details when you’re ready.

View the offer or contact me to place your order or enquiry.

If you’re looking for wedding planning or day-of coordination in Sydney or Melbourne, check out Girl Friday Weddings for their friendly and professional service.

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Don’t forget the Akimbo bespoke wedding stationery sale!

Haven’t confirmed some of your wedding details yet? No problem, you can still take advantage of the offer by placing your order now and we can finalise the design later.

It’s valid for orders where the deposit is received by 31st May, so to take advantage of the discount you’ll need to contact me for a quote now.

Sign up to make sure you never miss out on any special offers.

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I mentioned yesterday that May marks the first birthday of not only Atypical Type A, but also my stationery business Akimbo. To celebrate, I’m offering 20% off all bespoke wedding stationery orders placed this month. So if you need save the dates, invitations or day-of paper goods, you’re in luck!

Don’t worry if your wedding is quite some time away. You don’t need to finalise the details yet, you just need to place your deposit by the end of May to take advantage of the discount.

Sound great?

Contact me with your quantity, items required and any ideas or preferences you have.

From there, we’ll discuss your ideas in a bit more detail. I will provide a no-obgliation,
itemised quote. Once you approve the quote, I will invoice for the deposit (50%) and I’ll get stuck into creating beautiful wedding stationery just for you.

Sign up to make sure you never miss out on any special offers.

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