Showing posts with label Handbag. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Handbag. Show all posts

Thursday, December 5, 2013

ShopRunner for Holiday Shopping & my new Rebecca Minkoff MAC Bag!

With the Holiday season kicking in, the hunt has begun in finding that perfect gift for all of your loved ones. But if you're any bit like me and develop the biggest case of indecisiveness when you're shopping at the stores for others, shopping online this year might be what you need in order to keep you worry-free this holiday season.

Last year was actually the first year that I did all of my shopping online and I couldn't have been any happier! No running around from store to store looking for a thoughtful and unique gift, only to find that they don't have exactly what you're looking for and you'll have to run off to the next store to yet again be faced with the same problem. I purchased all of my gifts in the matter of two days several weeks before Christmas. And you know what? I was able to enjoy my Christmas more than ever. I hate to admit it, but every year I'm guilty of running around a couple days before Christmas with my anxiety in high gear.

A useful tool I'll be using this year is a service called ShopRunner. ShopRunner is a members-only service for online shoppers that provides unique benefits across hundreds of the best online stores. ShopRunner's members save time and money on holiday shopping with benefits including free 2-day shipping with no minimum order, free and easy return shipping, exclusive member offers, and easy 2-click check out. ShopRunner has expanded their network of 80+ retailers to include Neiman Marcus, Kenneth Cole, Tiger Direct, Jockey and Fanatics. The price of a membership is $79/year.

The concept is actually similar to Amazon Prime, which is actually the same price and you receive 2-day free shipping on millions of items on I used Amazon Prime last year and the 2-day shipping feature really made things much easier on myself.

ShopRunner was kind enough to grant me with a free trial to help me out with this seasons shopping, and I tried it out by making my first purchase through ShopRunner with Neiman Marcus. The gift was for myself, but that's besides the point. Haha!

I've been on the hunt for a small cross-body bag for when I'm going shopping, running errands or going out - basically any time that I don't feel like carrying a heavy bag on my arm. The Rebecca Minkoff bags sort of grew on me, and I love the fact that they're stylish, somewhat edgy and that they are available in such a large variety of colors as well as different sizes. I ended up purchasing a Rebecca Minkoff MAC Clutch in the color Port, which is a really pretty wine/burgundy shade - perfect for the Fall/Winter! (It's actually sold out, and unfortunate for me, went on sale a couple days after I purchased it.. boo!)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

eBay and CFDA Collab: You Can't Fake Fashion!

eBay and the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) are currently working together to fight counterfeit goods and celebrate original design within the fashion industry.

Combating the supply and demand for counterfeits and those who manufacture and distribute such items requires the coordinated efforts of the government, the fashion industry, law enforcement, businesses, and Internet users like you. As a major destination for fashion shoppers, eBay is committed to partnering to fight the global trade of counterfeits. (Source)

As of yesterday, March 20th, an exclusive collection of 80 handbags customized by several different designers launched on eBay. All of the designs read "You can't fake fashion". Proceeds from each sale will benefit the CFDA Foundation.

Some of the designers include: Badgley Mischka, BCBGMaxazria, Betsey Johnson, David Yurman, Diane Von Furstenberg, Kate Spade, Kenneth Cole, Narcisco Rodriguez, Nicole Miller and more.

Every one of the designer bags are already sold out, but three of the four non-designer bags are still available. I can't find any information if the bags will be re-stocked or not, but if anyone knows, please let me know in the comments!

The sale will run to March 31st.

CFDA Duffle Tote - $45 (I'm thinking about snagging this one!)


Tote by Brian Wolk&Claude Morais of RUFFIAN - $200

CFDA Tote by Doo.Ri - $200

CFDA Tote by Kenneth Cole - $200

CFDA Tote by Peter Som - $200

View all styles here.

Cute aren't they?

You can read more at eBay's Fashion Vault.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Nila Anthony The Lykke Bag in Pink.

I got this adorable bag from Karmaloop last week. As soon as I saw it, I knew it was a "Natalie" bag. It combines many of my favorite things from the pale pink color, to the quilted design, the large bow, the faux leather tassel, the chain strap.. shall I go on?


Monday, June 13, 2011

Olivia & Joy Fringe Handbag!

Olivia + Joy New York - Outburst Fringe Flap 
Style # OJ44026-000-BKA
Suggested Retail $78

I actually got this handbag as a birthday gift, and I love it. It was purchased at Loehmann's for $39.99. I did track this bag down, and it's still available on the Olivia & Joy website for $55. (click here)

The Outburst Fringe Flap is a small, synthetic hobo handbag with a large flap of fringe with metal embellishments. I was drawn to this bag right away as I loved the trendy fringe and edgy silver metal details. I also like the fact that at the top of the chain strap, there is a thick leather piece, which makes it comfortable for wear on the shoulder. It's not really a bag that I can toss everything in, but it fits my cosmetic bag, wallet and cell phone pretty good. I think it's the perfect accessory to add some funk into a plain outfit.

Celebs sporting trendy fringe handbags
Kate Moss, Lindsay Lohan, Kim Kardashian, Mary Kate Olsen
Also, from Loehmann's I got this amazing trendy, rhinestone agate ring. I love the abstract shape & the rhinestone outline. I love wearing large, statement rings - They are pretty much a no brainer when you can't figure out which necklace, bracelet or watch you want to wear with your outfit. Just toss on a ring or two! The brand is Robert Rose and it was on clearance for $9.98.

What are some of your favorite places to shop for handbags and accessories?

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Shopping Haul! ALDO Handbag, Forever 21 Shoes & More!

Hey Everyone!
I did a little shopping Friday with my bestie and thought I'd post a haul to share what I got! I didn't buy any clothes though, with the exception of a couple items. I am happy though, I now have a spring/summer bag and a pair of heels to wear.

ALDO Tellis Handbag (in the color bone) $40
(click here to view on the website)
I always know that Aldo has cute handbags that aren't very pricey. I typically get my bags from Marshall's/TJ Maxx or retail stores such as Macy's and Lord & Taylor, but I didn't have enough to splurge on anything too expensive. I thought this bag was adorable. I love the color- at first sight, I thought it was pink, but at a closer look it's a light, blushed tan. I'm also a sucker for tassels. I think they are totally chic. Also, you can wear this bag on your shoulder with the longer, detachable strap, or on your arm like a satchel.
This is my BFF modeling my bag last night.. haha. Her shoes, pants, and sweater were all purchased from Forever 21 yesterday. I love the pants.. I was going to buy them as well.. but she said she'd share hers with me whenever I want to wear them. (Sure! Let me lose 20 pounds first.. haha)

Forever 21 Distressed Leatherette Cutout Heels $28.80
(view here on the website)
I loved these sandals at first sight. The laced up front automatically made me think of the gorgeous Christian Louboutin "Miss Fortune" Sandals that are often seen on the Kardashian sisters. I also love the "distressed" brown faux leather and the platform heel. Faux leather shoes never usually work out for me, but I have pretty good luck with Forever 21 shoes. 

Forever 21 Accessories
Jeweled Retractable Makeup Brush $3.80 (here), Dimpled Knuckle Ring $3.80 (here) & Filigree and Rhinestone Teardrop Earrings $2.80 (here).

I thought the brush would be useful for tossing in my handbag without worrying about staining the lining. The bristles are actually very soft (not very dense) and it works well for powder or blush/bronzer.

It's actually surprisingly comfortable and doesn't bother me at all after wearing it all day.

 Clearance zip hoodie $5.99.
I can always use a plain hoodie for lounging.

H&M Accessories
Polka Dot Umbrella w/ Ruffles $9.95, Necklace $3.95
It was raining terribly, so I decided to purchase an umbrella. I thought the ruffles were totally cute and girly.

Cami $5.95, Cotton Stretch Mini Skirt $5.95

The cami is my favorite color.. it's like a pale tan-pink. It looks very pretty with the black trim, and I can probably get a lot of use from it. The skirt was a great deal, and I figured it's a good thing to have. I will have to exchange the skirt though, because I (and my friend) found that it runs large. I purchased a med, and I need a small - and my friend purchased a small and needs an x-small.

That's it for my haul! Have you purchased any goodies lately that you're excited to wear?

Monday, November 1, 2010

Out Shopping this weekend.. & an OOTD!

OOTSHey Everyone!!

I was out shopping this weekend with my mom and picked up some clothes for the winter. I was at Forever 21 and got a couple of things.. I was going to post the items directly from the website.. but everything I got is not on the website :( I also picked up a few things from Express because I had a few coupons to use up and I stopped by MAC to get a sample of their Prolongwear Foundation. I haven't tried it out yet.. but when I do, I'll be sure to post a FOTD with me wearing it and I'll let you know what I think about it.

Anyway.. I figured I'd post an Outfit of the Day since I took a couple of pictures in the fitting room. LOL Outfit of the Day posts are so much less time consuming than other posts.. let me know if you guys would like them more often.

ruffled white top from Forever21 (tucked into my jeans)
thin long sleeve black cardigan (you can't really see it) from TJMaxx
faux leather quilted shoulder jacket from Express

Betsey Johnson black leather belt with large silver flower belt buckle from TJMaxx
black skinny jeans with a light gray fade from Forever 21

Anne Klein black stretch boots from Lord & Taylor (a few yrs old now)

I didn't really wear any accessories except for a large black plastic ring from Forever 21 & a white watch that you can't see in the pictures.

and also, my Betsey Johnson handbag that's on the floor. Lol I've posted about it before. It's my favorite handbag.

Hope you all had a great weekend and a fun Halloween! I didn't dress up as anything. I haven't had a Halloween costume since I was 13. ;( I did have a nice time though with my mom in-law (okay, so it's not official.. but she will be!). We went to a casino.. played some slots and had dinner. What'd you do for Halloween? Did you dress up as anything?

Talk to you soon!!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Great Handbags at ALDO!

Aldo has a great selection of sale and clearance handbags! I walked in the other day and almost walked out with 10 different handbags. But, I pulled myself together and purchased just one. since I'm TRYING (yes.. it is necessary to emphasize the word trying.. LOL) to be on a budget (considering.. I technically should/have to be on a budget) Well, that's all besides the point.

I never knew Aldo had such cute bags!? The sale bags are mostly $30 and under. As for the clearance bags, they are mostly $20 and under. Sweet deals! These bags are synthetic, but many of the styles have that soft glove leather appearance/texture.. and look like real leather.

Their non-sale bags are just as cute and aren't very expensive either. They mostly range from $40-$45.

I purchased this little drawstring bag. I'm not sure what drew me to it.. it's not really my style, but I kind of liked that its a little different and I don't have anything like it! I love the combo of black and gold and I'm a sucker for tassels on bags. This bag was reg. $45 on sale for $30.

My BFF bought this one.. It is soo adorable. Wasn't on sale though.. :(

CLICK HERE to Shop Sale!
CLICK HERE to Shop Clearance!

Disclaimer: I am in no way affiliated with ALDO.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A Peek at my New Betsey Johnson Handbag!

Early this week, my soon to be mom in-law treated me and my soon to be sister in-law to a new handbag! We went to the Saks Fifth Avenue (OFF 5TH) Outlet store. It was my 2nd time shopping there. When I walked into the handbag dept, I walked into heaven! LOL. I forgot what the discount was, but there was an extra percentage off of the already discounted price. I think 20-30%? So it was a great deal on lots of bags. I showed a little bit of interest in one bag in particular, and within an INSTANT, she ended up grabbing it and purchasing it for me. I'm still excited about this bag, I love it so much. I've been wearing it every day, but I think I'm going to empty it out and only wear it when I go out. I don't want it to be an every day bag and ruin it. It ended up costing under $150.. I don't remember the exact amount.

This bag is definitely my style. I love bows, gold hardware on bags (gold in general), chain straps and really, anything different/unusual.

It's a very luxurious bag. It feels like soft glove leather and has a polished look. It fits my large cosmetic bag, small cosmetic bag (for brushes only) and my large clutch wallet.. and it's not too heavy.

I really like this feature. Its like a little lock. To open the purse you have to turn the little square in the middle of the bow.

The interior is beautiful as well!

They also had matching wallets.. and this beautiful LOVCAT wallet I really wanted. It was a peachy pink with a gold rhinestone heart. My heart is jumping at the thought of it.. lol, but I can't find it in google images. My "sister in-law" got a beautiful, ruffled black Kenneth Cole bag for an amazing deal.. I can't find any pictures of it either.. :( If you have a Saks outlet near you.. I urge you to check it out!

Thanks for reading, lovelies!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

My New Nicole Lee USA Handbag!

I was shopping today at TJMaxx with my friend and ran across a few cute bags. I ended up buying one that I really liked. It's by Nicole Lee and it was $39.99. I don't really ever purchase synthetic bags, but I really liked the style and color of this one. The color is a peach pink (which is one of my favorite colors) In the following pictures it looks a little lighter. I took a look at the website and there are a ton of cute bags!

A lot of them are kind of expensive though for synthetic leather. I definitely wouldn't pay nearly $100. I can't wait to wear this one! :)

Sunday, September 6, 2009

TAG: What's in my handbag & makeup bag???!

I had a request to do a post about whats in my handbag! I think these are pretty fun.. and I was bored today so I thought I'd do it. Although, whats in my bag isn't that interesting.. lol I rotate handbags every week.. this is the one I'm currently wearing. Its getting a little old and beat up.

Here's everything dumped out..

 1) Large Victoria's Secret Cosmetic Bag 2) Beyond the Zone Flipped Out Styling Spray (this is a must if I need a quick hair fix!) 3) Small bottle of Versace Bright Crystal Perfume (my favorite scent) 4) Brush (I'm always brushing my hair so it looks nice and full) 5) Marc Jacobs Clutch Wallet (this is my fav. wallet I've ever owned. It holds everything and I've been using it for a over a year & its in perfect condition) 6) Travel pack of Kleenex tissues 7) Chewing Gum 8) Pen (I usually have an agenda in my bag.. I write everything down) 9) Keys

And this is what I have in the pocket of my purse..
1) Lots of band-aids (A must if you wear high heels a lot like me!) 2) Hand Sanitizer Wipes 3) Tan Towels (These are self tanning towelettes. I carry these on me because I sleep over at my boyfriends house a lot and If I didn't get a chance to apply my self tanner, I usually will use these to wipe across my hands, arms and face. I don't love these.. but they're convenient) 4) My Victoria's Secret Pill Box.. I have a fish oil vitamin in there with some tylenol and asprin. lol And to the goodies.. my makeup bag!

These are all of my necessities for my every day look. CLICK FOR FULL VIEW
 1) Hair tie and small hair clip, in case I want to put my hair back or half way. 2) Refresh Eye Drops, in case my eyes get irritated. 3) Estee Lauder Cream Moisturizer 4) Dental Floss. I hate when I get something stuck in my teeth and can't get it out! haha 5) Tweezers. 6) Brow razor.. In case I have some strays I need to get rid of. 7) MAC Pencil Sharpener 8) ELF Studio Blush Brush (a new favorite brush of mine. This is perfect for contouring. I use it for my bronzer, blush and powder!) 9) MAC 187SE Duo Fiber Brush for my foundation application. 10) Make up Forever Matte Velvet Foundation (I switch foundations all of the time. This is what I happened to be wearing today) 11) NYX Eye Shadow Trio in "Ceramic". I wear this every single day. Its two shades of shimmering grays and one black. I use it to line my eyes. 12) MAC Mineralize Blush in "Dainty". I've been using this almost every day since I've purchased it. Its not really a favorite of mine.. but it's a nice natural pink. 13) MAC Golden Bronzer 14) Ben Nye Banana Visage Powder 15) L'Oreal Extra Collagen Mascara 16) MAC "Spiked" Brow Pencil 17) Milani Eye Tech Black Liner Pen 18) MAC "Spice" Lip Liner Pencil. I use this liner with all of my lip colors.. 19) Blistex lip balm 20) MAC Lipstick in "Hue" 21) NYX Round Lipstick in "Orange Soda" 22) NYX Round Lipgloss in "Whipped" That's all :) and just for fun.. I put my bag on the scale and it weighs almost 4 pounds. haha!