Wrapurse – Genius!

Every once in a while a product comes along and you wonder why you weren’t the one to think of it. When Wrapurse contacted me and asked me to share this product with you I was glad to do so. How many times have you been at a restaurant or a concert and thought, “Eww! I’m not putting my purse down on that nasty floor!” Or how about in the cart at the grocery store? Yuk! This is the solution! Please see the story below.

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This is my purse safely wrapped in a size medium Wrapurse. I take it everywhere now and it will remain permanently in my purse!

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You can find their campaign at:
Wrapurse is a product of convenience, reusability, versatility, and protection! It folds into a small, lightweight carry case, so it can go wherever you go. The high-quality, water-resistant fabric allows you to easily wipe off any dirt or hand-wash the whole thing. Available in four different sizes, it will fit any purse, tote, or diaper bag. By keeping them clean, dry, and germ-free, Wrapurse will improve the longevity of your handbags.
As a single mother of two active boys, Cyndi Heap witnessed the ruin of many expensive accessories due to muddy soccer fields and grimy baseball bleachers. As a result, she founded and designed Wrapurse. With her campaign, she hopes to further establish the brand as well as give back. Dedicated to her son with special needs, Cyndi will donate 10% of the funds raised to Understood.org, one of the programs at the National Center for Learning Disabilities. Wrapurse is Cyndi’s stylish solution to your handbag troubles and so much more, and she would like to share with you!
Colors available are merlot, chestnut, and midnight black. Dependent on size, Wrapurse retails for $16-$22 online at www.wrapurse.com.
Again, the Indiegogo link is:
Cheers!

In The Bag

I recently found the Rue La La Handbag Style Guide. I love Rue La La for great shopping deals, but I didn’t know they had this cool blog too! There is a section about the history of handbags. So cool to see how they’ve evolved. There’s also a handy dandy little guide that tells you how to make sure your designer bag is real. I was inspired to share my favourite purses and let you know a little bit about what I absolutely must carry inside them.

Being a typical fashionista I love my purses. While I admit that most of the time I use one, I love to change it up when I’m going out and getting dressed up. My go to at the moment? A satchel by See by Chloe. I originally got this bag because not only is it beautiful and luxurious, it’s lightweight and has the option to be carried by the top handles or by the detachable shoulder strap. Lightweight is key for me. After multiple surgeries following my breast cancer diagnosis I just couldn’t carry a heavy bag anymore. The pink colour, however, is purely coincidental. I just like pink!

See By Chloe Bag

I’m kind of a “kitchen sink”  person when it comes to my purse. I like to be prepared. What can I say? And my method of organization is more of a lack thereof except that I prefer bags that have two small, easily accessible pockets on the inside — one for my glasses and one for my phone. I’m also a fan of the inside zipper pocket for lip gloss, a pen and all those department store cards that don’t fit in my wallet. Don’t judge. Everything else is a free for all. Must work on that!

Now, when it comes time to go out or dress up for an event the purse definitely changes to go with the outfit, the type of event, or maybe just my mood. I tend to go with smaller bags for evening or semi/formal events. Perhaps a clutch or baguette (you can learn about these in the handbag guide too!). You can have a lot of fun choosing bags on a per evening basis and they can totally make your outfit! I often borrow them from my mum who has a nice collection. These are a couple few of my faves…

Carpisa Purse

What could add more fun to an outfit than a Rubic’s Cube shaped purse? This one is by Carpisa.

Deux Lux Clutch

Fringes are cool! Deux Lux

Jean Lottie Purse

Animal print and studs. Enough said. Jeanne Lottie

Marc by Marc Jacobs Bag

Simple black with some interesting hardware that can be worn cross body for hands free.
Hey. It’s hard to hold a drink, a plate and a clutch!
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Chanel Bag

Gold. Quilted. Chanel.

Coach Evening Bag

A tiny little Coach with sparkly rhinestones. Fun!

 What’s your favourite go to bag? How do you choose what kind to carry? Need advice? Don’t forget to check out the handbag guide and all their other guides too!

All Grown Up

A family friend always teases me when I’m gussied up that I look like I’m all grown up. Who? Me? Here’s the dress, tights, pumps, clutch — all the workings of a grown up outfit. The bell sleeves really sold me on this dress. It felt so mod and fun to wear. I’m not usually one to wear green because my skin tone actually makes me a green person, but this jewel tone really worked. I bit the bullet and put on a pair of tights too. Those seams that go across your toes drive me nuts for the most part but I have to admit that these DKNY ones are really soft and quite comfortable. Your feet also slip around less in your shoes when you’re barefoot, but sometimes you just have to do it. And how about this clutch? I couldn’t resist!

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Deux Lux Clutch

Christian Louboutin Pumps

Bell Sleeve Dress

Tildon Dress

Dress – Tildon (Nordstrom) (Love this one)
Tights – DKNY (Nordstrom)
Pumps – Christian Louboutin (Barneys)
Clutch – Deux Lux (Nordstrom) (I think it’s sold out!)

Cheers!

Ooh Shiny!

My anniversary and my in-laws anniversary falls during the same week. Every year we try to plan a special dinner to celebrate. This year we went to the Capital Grille in New York. I wish I could have taken my photos in the City, but the weather, once again was stormy so I didn’t want to lug the camera in and have to run through New York in the rain with said camera. Always happens to me! Our weather truly stinks! One of the fun things about going out in a city is that you can be more adventurous with your outfits. There aren’t so many places out here in the ‘burbs where I would be comfortable wearing gold jeans. I love an opportunity to go a little crazy with my clothes!

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Saturday Night Outfit

Studded Wedge Sandals

Gold Studs

Gold Jeans

Faux Wrap Top

Black and Gold

Carerra Jimmy Choo Sunglasses

Jean Lottie Purse

 

Wrap Top – WAYF (Nordstrom)
Gold Coated Jeans – J Brand (Saks, Now Available Here)
Studded Wedge Sandals – Vince Camuto (Available Here)
Purse – Jeanne Lottie (Her New Collection Here)
Sunglasses – Jimmy Choo for Carrera (Park Eye Center, Available Here)

Cheers!

It’s All In The Bag

So I totally selected my entire outfit to match my new purse. Ever done that? Gotten a cool new accessory and revolved your entire outfit around it?

I went with all pink and black everything to honour my new See By Chloe purse that I purchased that day at Bloomingdales. It’s not that I was really in the market for a new bag. I have many beautiful ones. Problem is that when you have surgery on your chest you can’t carry anything! I needed to find something that encompassed so many requirements. First and foremost; it had to be light! I also needed it to be big enough for every day, but not big enough that I would put my life in it and make it heavy anyway. Carrying handles so that I didn’t have a strap on my shoulder were an absolute must. This bag also did happen to come with a shoulder strap so that in a few months when I’m able I can carry it that way as well! I was actually looking for a reasonably priced temporary solution to my problem. My husband was with me and saw this bag and thought it was too nice to pass up. Who am I to argue?

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Purse – See By Chloe
Black Top – Tildon
Pink Coated Jeans – Joe’s
Booties – Dolce Vita
Scarf – Missoni

Cheers!