Mrs Tink says goodbye baby bag hello ‘grown up bag’

Since becoming a mummy I seem to fill my everyday handbag with endless amounts of nappies, dummies, wipes and rusks. My bag has quickly become ‘mummified’. Recently, I received an absolutely gorgeous bag from my favourite friends at Bag Trader and the second it arrived I made a mental promise that this saucy number was going to become my ‘weekend’ bag free of bibs and baby things and lots of room for all the essentials: lip gloss, bobby pins, hair ties, drink bottle and sunglasses. Most importantly it would be a bag just for me!

 Determined to enjoy the freedom of having my own bag back to myself, I loaded up the back of the car with all of Miss One’s essentials and did what anyone would do with a fancy new bag… I strutted! Yes that’s right I strutted. I felt hip, I felt cool! Mumma had a new bag and she was not afraid to show it. We went to lunch, we went to coffee and we even enjoyed a sneaky wine. My new bag and I were quickly on the path to becoming besties. It felt amazing to be a grown up and have a bag just for me, one that was not filled with used snot rags and with random sultanas floating around. 

 The Cross Body Leather Bag or as I was calling it ‘my grown up bag’ is made of the most delicious leather that smells amazing and the quality is just beautiful. As I opened my bag and quickly filled it with all ‘must haves’ I relished in the amount of room the bag offers without it being big and bulky. It’s a perfect weekend bag and far nicer to carry than my usual bulky heavily supplied bag I use during the week.

One of the beautiful things I’ve learnt about Bag Trader is they never fail to deliver on two things: quality and style. No matter what bag you choose they are all unique with classic and timeless designs that don’t date and seem to work with your wardrobe no matter what your style. The Cross Body Leather Bag looks beautiful with jeans or dressed up with a maxi for dinner.

 So after a weekend of enjoying my ‘grown up bag’ and feeling foot loose and fancy free I thought it was time to share the love, I’ve teamed up with the sensational Jillian, owner of Bag Trader and we want to give one of you a bag make over. We have a gorgeous black Cross Body Leather Bag valued at $120 to giveaway to one reader and for a chance to win all you need to do is simply share with us why you would like to win? The judges will choose their favourite answer and announce a winner on the 2oth of October at 9pm 

Good Luck x

Head over to and use the code: MRSTINKROCKS to get $20 off any purchase total min order $40, expiry midnight 15 November 2015
IMG_9608Here’s a few more deat’s about the bag: 
Don’t be all hat and no cowboy…

This saddle style bag is nicely sized for all your daily essentials.


• Genuine leather with fabric lining

• Inner Zip Bag which is removable and includes 2 Slip Pockets and 1 Zip Pocket

• Colours: Black and Tan


• Width – 37cm

• Height – 33cm

• Depth – 2cm



11 thoughts on “Mrs Tink says goodbye baby bag hello ‘grown up bag’

  1. Jo Taylor says:

    I think this bag is gorgeous..I’ve never owned a real leather bag I always buy the cheaper ones that never last that long..I have 4 boys and Im always carrying mine and their things so this would be perfect..Would be lovely to own a beautiful bag of quality 🙂

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  2. Bianca Innes says:

    Oooohhh!i would love to win this as I haven’t had a handbag in years.nappy bag yes! Handbag no! I usually carry a nappy bag and my stuff gets put in one of those reusable bags from woollies.

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  3. Tan Nicole says:

    I wear a handbag that is very similiar in style but not genuine leather and starting to fall apart , this would b an Awsome update , and perfect size for sunscreen mobile , and my lippie😍 and to wear everyday , and still suitable for goin out

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  4. Leigh Isabeth says:

    mr 2 doesn’t need nappy bag anymore, I, like Mrs Tink, need something grownup and lux for me. Something that’s easy to carry, and versatile for outfit matching. However it still needs to hide wipes and the odd truck or tractor toy. I love bag trader, and I love this bag!

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  5. Tennille Dumbell says:

    Every week I am on a new flight,
    My job takes me everywhere, it’s a delight
    But I’m forever losing things in my bottomless pit
    My current handbag is just sh*t
    This bag would be perfect for my work trips
    Perfect for the purse, phone, and of course makeup for the lips
    A perfect complement to my laptop bag
    I’d be walking through the airport, with nothing but swag!
    This Bag Trader bag prize would be a great win,
    And then my current handbag can go in the bin 🙂
    I’m always logging onto Facebook to see your great prizes,
    There is no doubt, Mrs Tink, that you’re full of surprises!

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  6. Leanne Murphy says:

    My name is Leanne Murphy I’m addicted to bags I no it’s a sickness
    I need this bag to go with my new outfit when I strut my stuff at my next girls night out
    Who won’t notice me looking sleek and sophisticated carrying this hot leather accessory it’s not just a bag it’s a extension of my entire outfit a piece of my personality with all the Christmas parties coming up it will be the star if the party I love quality products fingers crossed

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Kathryn says:

    Oh la la! This bag is simply divine! Would love to make it mine! So stylish and chick, it even has a middle zip. My vinyl bag at the moment has seen better days, I really need to upgrade to a beautiful leather bag, I must say! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  8. sapshu says:

    For the last 7 years i am stuck with nappy bags – black Cross Body Leather Bag would be an awesome change for me – it will make me feel special & pampered on those rare occasions when i go out alone to catch up with my bestie…

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Veronica L says:

    I’d like to win because I’m a bit of a bag novice. I own a teeny black clutch and one medium sized handbag (brown) which is my go to when I need to carry anything bigger than a credit card. If I think the brown won’t match my outfit – let’s be honest brown DOES NOT go with everything – then I’m stuck carrying my phone, keys, wallet, water bottle etc. Or I’m dumping my stuff in friends’ handbags and constantly losing everything! This looks like a decent sized bag which will save me from the stress of losing my stuff and also give me another colour handbag to pick from.

    Liked by 1 person

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