Friday, December 3, 2010

To Stash your Bits and Pieces Giveaway

My bag seems to be the place where I stash all the little bits and pieces that I come across throughout my day.

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An old earring that has lost it's partner? I think I will just stash that away in my purse.
The wrapper I removed from my Lindor Truffle before devouring it in one bite? I may as well add that to my bag, too.
A movie ticket stub from the most boring movie I've ever seen? Hey, it may as well keep the earring and wrapper company.

My bags and purses seem to always be a storage place, not just for my money, but all of life's little bits and pieces - the handy and the not-so-handy. But I wonder if I would do the same if I owned one of the cute little bags from Oktak?
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Oktak is a collection of lovely and whimsical bags, purses and clutches, created by the talented Aki. Based out of New York, Aki is constantly surrounded by inspiration - from the little boutiques, to the fine museums and bustling restaurants, Aki loves being surrounded by it's diversity. Even the random posters plastered throughout the New York subway have managed to capture her attention. In addition to New York's diversity, she is also inspired by product packaging, kids' artwork, and vintage wallpaper.
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Aki's favorite colors gravitate towards the gem tones. She loves emerald green, magenta, and amber - definitely colors that grab attention, much like her favorite desserts - Chocolat Fondant, Coffee Ice Cream and Crème Brûlée.
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Aki is generously giving away not one, but TWO of her lovely purses (pictured directly above). So there will be two winners this week. To enter, leave a comment here telling me what random bits and pieces that you keep in your bag right now. One item that you will transfer to your lovely new Oktak purse, and one item that you definitely won't. I will announce the winner next week.

(PS. SALE ALERT! Be Joyful Vintage is having a 15% off sale until the end of January. If you like vintage goodies, stop by and take advantage of this deal!)
(SoCal Bloggers - email me at spotty_zebra@hotmail.com if you're interested in coming to a blogger's meetup 3pm January 1st in Los Angeles)

39 comments:

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

the little bird on navy is so cute!! i seem to have a collection of old grocery lists in my current bag - those would definitely need to go. i think my phone + chapstick will always show up in any bag i carry. great giveaway :)

candy apples said...

Great giveaway♥
I have a collection of receipts.. which I'll be throwing out, but I'll definitely transfer my hand cream into my new bag :D

xoxo
Ai

VivatRegina said...

My purse is definitely a catch-all too. Everything from the hubby's gum wrappers (grrrr....) to old grocery lists, receipts & movie stubs. But I also always carry a purse big enough for my bible, journal, wallet, keys, phone, lotion and at least two tubes of chapsticks... I'm a bit of a chapstick addict. lol.

Novelista Barista said...

i love love love these! so adorable. i have random crap in my bag.... makeup camera cigarettes wallet tide to go pen lol.... bunch of stuff. i prob wont take all the wrappers and receipts that are in there!

becks said...

I always end up with gum wrappers, my jewelry, and little bits of thread in my purse.

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Nicole Egerer said...

How come the purse is always that way. I need to conduct a monthly cleaning because I get SO much extra stuff in there than I need.

The most random thing I have in my purse right now is probably my toothpaste and mouthwash (mini versions of course). You never know when you're going to need to freshen up after some garlic chicken or other stinky foods while I'm out on the town!

Such cute purses. I love all the different patterns! Thanks for sharing!

Kind regards,
Nicole

Maureen said...

I would transfer my wallet, phone and Burts Bees lip gloss. I would get rid of the three month old receipts I've been shoving in there.

Nicole said...

What cute little purses! I have tons of gum wrappers, a peso, tissues in a ziploc bag, and possibly something random snuck in by my husband.

I would definitely transfer over my C.O. Bigelow lip balm, and definitely NOT transfer the gum wrappers!

Marty said...

Random baubles that gather in my purse: vintage buttons, matchbox cars, eye drops, lipstick, m&ms...and occasionally the really oddball item that one of my toddlers placed in it when I wasn't looking.
I would transfer my lipstick over if I won...and leave out the m&ms :D

Thanks for the chance, these are so so adorable!

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Signe said...

I am keeping a hat, mittens and an extra scarf, an umbrella, my wallet, tram tickets, lip gloss, several earrings (hopefully still in pairs) and throat pastilles in my purse.

Think my earrings could go move into that wonderful purse so the chance of both making it home alive will be bigger while my old tram tickets can move into the bin!

Have a lovely weekend :)

AMKreations said...

Lovely little bags! I think I would put my lip balm into that for sure! I wouldn't tranfser my check book...I think it's too big. =)

Grace said...

Wowza's...that shop is total eye candy! My bag right now has hair elastics, my iPod, a granola bar (wonder how old?! hee hee), hair brush, chapstick, cell phone, pen. I would definitely transfer the chapstick, but I would not transfer the granola bar!

Nicole said...

These bags are all SO adorable. Each one has its own personality.

I'm the same way. If you want to know what I've been up to in the past week or two, dig through my bag. There, you'll find all my recent receipts, wrappers, notes, walking directions, etc, etc. I have to frequently clean my bag, as after a while, it's so cluttered that I can't find my phone quickly enough!

And, in response to your comment on one of my posts, I currently am in Boston for school. I grew up in the SF area, then went to UC Irvine for two years. So unfortunately, though I'll be going back home to Cali, I won't be going back to SOCAL... BOO! I would've loved to join the socal bloggers meet-up though! That sounds like so much fun!!! If you're ever in Boston (or near Boston), let me know!!! :D

Tali Schiffer said...

Great giveaway! BTW, I just received my gift from the giveaway I won, and I love it!! Thanks!

laura said...

I'm actually pretty good about keeping my purses clean, but I would definitely transfer my ipod, and clean out all my old receipts!

Laura said...

So cute flowered one!! I would transfer my Blackberry...and find the way to make my keys jump out of the bag when I need!!!! I Hate digging for hours without finding them!

Erika said...

I have a deck of playing cards that I would transfer to my new purse, but not the strips of band-aids! lol!
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Caroline said...

You're right, purses tend to collect everything! Right now, I have train schedules, jewelry, receipts, gum, keys, wallet, etc. If I were to win, I would move only the essentials: keys and wallet.

As a side note, I wanted to thank you for your Margrietje Jewelry giveaway! My pendant arrived in the mail yesterday and it is beautiful. I posted on the blog about it.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend, Dionne!

Chelsea Lane said...

gorgeous! I would hold onto my burt's bees chapstick, and probably throw away my emptied gift cards :)

xoxo

Sophia Almada said...

In my purse, you can find anything. Band aids, a mini screw driver, numerous pairs of sunglasses (why you need more than one, who knows). I would probably put the loose ends in one of the bags, like earring backs, stamps (yes I keep those in my purse too), etc. But all the little gum or mint wrappers floating around in there will definitely not go in!

Nupur said...

I'm something of a minimalist, so there isn't too much in my purse- some things you will find are stamps, gift cards, receipts.

I would definitely transfer all the essentials to the new purse but the old receipts would have to be tossed out, I mean recycled :)

Helen said...

I also keep some random items in my purse(s). I definitely keep toys in hand for my toddler. But I would not be transferring those to my beautiful Oktak bag! That would be for my own fun getaways! But I would transfer my keys, makeup bag, books, etc. What a lovely shop!

|kamay| said...

I have lip gloss, hand lotion, compact mirror, lip stick and brush in my bag. this is such a cute little shop! love her purses!!!

Alexis said...

My bag usually has random pieces of paper (reciepts, tissue, etc) and things like pens and coins.

I'd definitely throw the paper items! :D No need to transfer crumpled tissue to a new bag! But I'd keep the pens, and the coins. Those things, definitely more useful! :P

Sarah said...

i LOVE that illustration again! oh i get a little disoriented when i lose one side of the earrings, and get all upset for a few days. but like you, i keep them away after that! hehe.

a random thing in my bag: a hair pin!
one thing to transfer: my box of eclipse mints!

xx

Barbara said...

I'd hate to admit what I've found in my catch-all bag! :)
We have a drawer in the kitchen that serves the same purpose. We call it the peamore drawer...a name my father used to call the odds and ends in his pocket when he was a boy.
Love the spring bag....

Tender Branson said...

The person who cut my hair yesterday told me many stories about storing her dogs in her bags. Ridiculous.

Madeline... said...

Oh man...I have some weird junk in my purse right now. A broken barrette that has been there for ages will NOT make the cut into the new bag. But my C.O. Bigelow peppermint lip gloss most definitely will :)

Amanda said...

The question is: what do I NOT keep in my bag? I just cleaned it out and had a couple fistfuls of gum wrappers and receipts from the grocery store.

Kristina Comer said...

In my purse is a collection of lip glosses and sunglasses and random pieces of paper. In my tiny pouch I would store my lip glosses and balms!

Melanie's Randomness said...

Ohhhh if it's not too late I'd love a chance to win!!! I keep so much in my purses!! My favorite thing is old fortune cookie papers! =)

Melanie's Randomness

Lee said...

I would love to put in the new purse my lipstick and hand lotion!
What will have to go is my old receipts and the change at the bottom of my purse that should be in the our vacation jar!

Diana Mieczan said...

Those are so beautiful:) I usually use my bag as a storage too but those cuties would be perfect for me..I could get all organized:)
Happy Monday, sweetie

k. davis said...

some of the bits and pieces that I always have in my bag... would probably be chapstick/lipgloss and my id card (necessary on this military base!) ... what I won't transfer over is my used tissue collection!!

p.s._xoxo said...

i always have tons of bobby pins, actual pens, and receipts floating around at the bottom of my bag. Oh and gum wrappers, tons of gum wrappers.
My camera will definitely transfer over to my new bag, the gum wrappers... i think i'll leave in the bag of the past.
(They are all adorable by the way)

Carissa said...

such cute little bags! my purse is FILLED with random stuff. pens and paper for work. way too many lip glosses. receipts and gum wrappers. and right now, coupons for holiday sales! I swear it is like a black hole and it takes me ages to find anything!

if I won the bags, I'm sure a lip gloss or two would be going into one. but I'd definitely keep the receipts and gum wrappers out! (at least, I'd try! :)

Jrsygurl4life said...

LOVE these bags!! My purse is filled with everything or so it seems. I will get rid of it all except my favorite wallet with all my essentials (credit cards and gift cards, lol). Start the year fresh!

Dionne said...

Thanks for your entries, this giveaway is now closed.

The winners are:
http://sophialalmada.blogspot.com/
http://helenscornerblog.blogspot.com/

Jenna said...

These pieces are really, really cute! Her Etsy store is FULL of this cuteness! Thanks for telling us about this!