Handbag For A Working Girl (Win!)

October 20, 2021

One of our fave Vancouver lifestyle influencers, Sydney Socias a.k.a the Working Girl, has launched a stunning new handbag line with Canadian vegan-leather brand, Lark + Ives. Together, they’ve created the perfect mid-size tote bag, complete with an organization insert that also doubles as an additional crossbody bag. Launched last month, we caught up with Sydney (who has her hands full, not just with the bag, but with a new baby and a move) to find out more! —Noa Nichol

Hi Sydney! How have you been? What’s new (including the obvious new baby!)?

I’ve been doing really well! Soaking up becoming a new mom, in the middle of moving into a new home and recently launched a handbag line. Life is good.

How did your most current style collab, with Canadian vegan-leather brand Lark + Ives, come about, and what made it a good fit for you?

They had sent me some of their cute hand sanitizer cases over the holidays (2020) and we quickly started discussing potential partnership opportunities. I was instantly hooked on the style and aesthetic of their products, but Lark + Ives is a Canadian brand—female founded, specializing in vegan-leather goods. They are providing luxury products, without the price tag. All of these things aligned with me and my brand, so it was naturally an excellent fit to collaborate on a product launch.

What handbags are you offering in the special collection? What makes them unique?

This collaboration offers one handbag, a two-in-one solution to keep you organized on-the-go. The Work-it Tote is our mid-size tote bag. It comes with a removable + adjustable shoulder strap and top handle, as well as the real star of the show! Our divider insert, that houses five interior pocket compartments and three exterior pockets, so you can keep all your smaller items organized. I was sick of having my stuff roll around at the bottom of my bag all the time! Whenever I’d need to get something out, I could never find what I was looking for. This divider insert eliminates that headache. Plus, it comes with a removable chain shoulder strap, so you can wear it as its own crossbody bag.

We may not be going out as much anymore, but why do you think having the right handbag remains important today?

The right handbag helps tie everything together! It completes the look. Even though we might not be going out as much right now, you’ll have one in your wardrobe that offers organization, versatility and that can take you from work to dinner and everything in between. A timeless classic. Every girl needs a great handbag.

Win! A Lark + Ives x The Working Girl Work-It Tote!

Congrats Natalie H. of Saint-jérôme, QC, who will receive a Lark + Ives x The Working Girl Work-It Tote! Please note: if you are the winner, you will receive a DM (direct message) in Instagram directly from Please be wary of fake accounts, which often use similar handles with an extra or missing letter, number or symbol. We will never ask for a payment or for your credit card number, and we will never ask you to click through a link. If you are unsure whether you have been contacted, via Instagram, by us or a fake account, email us before responding.


  1. Jennifer B

    October 21st, 2021 at 9:36 am

    I stay organized by making lists. Lots of lists! @niferbrad

  2. Amber olak

    October 21st, 2021 at 9:42 am

    I stay organized by doing a weekly clean of all my items


  3. Janet

    October 21st, 2021 at 10:20 am

    Organization is key!! Just me and my OCD lol

  4. Thérèse De Bellefeuille

    October 21st, 2021 at 11:00 am

    I stay organized by making lists

  5. rose333

    October 21st, 2021 at 11:57 am

    I stay organized by cleaning out my purse at least once a week (usually on a Sunday)–it’s amazing how much clutter I get (take-out packets, napkins, cosmetic samples, etc.) @rosegrissom

  6. Cynthia Moreau

    October 21st, 2021 at 1:55 pm

    l stay organized by never straying from my week day routine.

  7. Christine F

    October 21st, 2021 at 4:32 pm

    This bag is gorgeous! It’s perfect for my ventures! Planners, notes and reminders help! @benchmark.faria on IG

  8. Shirley O

    October 21st, 2021 at 8:37 pm

    I use a planner to stay organized. @shirleyoflynn

  9. Carolyn M

    October 21st, 2021 at 9:24 pm

    I stay organized by tackling one small job at a time when ever I have a few extra minutes!

  10. Tabby72

    October 22nd, 2021 at 7:48 am

    I make a lot of lists! @tabby_1972

  11. Sandra J Lebeau

    October 22nd, 2021 at 12:53 pm

    I Organize myself by using a calendar on my laptop that sends me reminders of meetings/ appointments and I plan out my week in my head by having certain tasks completed by certain date.

  12. Liisa Truesdell

    October 22nd, 2021 at 12:53 pm

    I stay organized by planning. Outfits, meals, and prioritizing. I brought up 3 kids as a single mother my whole world needed to be organized 😳👍💋

  13. Marilyn

    October 22nd, 2021 at 3:01 pm

    Lists keep me organized

  14. Lillian Brown

    October 23rd, 2021 at 7:53 am

    I stay organized by returning things to their original spot after using on ig lillianmb23

  15. Vanessa Ripley

    October 23rd, 2021 at 10:32 am

    I make lists … lots of lists!!

  16. Jessica

    October 23rd, 2021 at 10:38 am

    I try to always put everything in its place (this includes emails-file or delete…or be overwhelmed!)


  17. Rachel C.

    October 23rd, 2021 at 4:06 pm

    calendar and notes apps, as well as reminder settings and post-its!

    @seafoodmwg on ig

  18. Harpreet

    October 24th, 2021 at 5:30 am

    Top tip for staying organized is to use pouches to organize different categories of stuff in my purse/backpack/suitcase. Also I do a weekly clean of the contents in my purse- less clutter that way.

  19. Dorthy Stephens

    October 24th, 2021 at 6:35 pm

    I stay organized by making lists!!!
    Everything in its place!!!

  20. Tracy

    October 25th, 2021 at 12:34 am

    I write everything down to stay organized

  21. Elizabeth Zambri

    October 25th, 2021 at 8:57 pm

    My first recommendation is to invest in a planner.

  22. Nicole Maza

    October 26th, 2021 at 5:04 pm

    I stay organized by doing a 30 min minimum tidy up a day. Not cleaning but tidying. Putting random things away and finding homes for everything.

  23. Nicole Maza

    October 26th, 2021 at 5:05 pm

    Oops forgot my handle @mazahouse_pottery 😁

  24. Xu Liang Li

    October 27th, 2021 at 7:08 pm

    I clean up regularly! @liangliangcanada

  25. Yung L

    October 27th, 2021 at 8:07 pm

    I keep small purses in my tote to help me find stuff more easily @lyungcr

  26. Janique

    October 27th, 2021 at 8:31 pm

    I love to plan ahead and use a calendar to keep this organized.

  27. Ming K

    October 27th, 2021 at 8:47 pm

    I stay organized using planners, my phone and also binders

  28. Tammy Klym-Wolfe

    October 27th, 2021 at 8:47 pm

    Put it in my calendar -so can access it anywhere (laptop/phone etc). It’s not happening if not in my calendar. Even schedule my family this way!

  29. Elsa

    October 27th, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    My daily planner and spreadsheets keep me organized and on track! Well, most of the time 😉

  30. Alina

    October 28th, 2021 at 6:00 am

    I declutter regularly and keep a daily planner to stay organized!
    IG: @country_girl302

  31. Allison Matz

    October 28th, 2021 at 6:08 am


  32. Jenn Tang

    October 28th, 2021 at 6:08 pm

    Clean out the clutter every week so the mess is in check!


  33. David Smith

    November 1st, 2021 at 6:56 pm

    I declutter evey weekend and keep track of appointments in my calender. @coach_daves

  34. Nolan S.

    November 1st, 2021 at 9:37 pm

    Lots of to do lists. @Ewokns18

  35. Alice Smith

    November 2nd, 2021 at 8:58 am

    To do list and my digital calendar keeps me organized. @tigerd18

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