I hope everyone is having a Happy Thanksgiving weekend. I am because this year I am spending Thanksgiving with my sister in San Diego! I want to tell you about this new bag I have been carrying…The Hip Heart Messenger bag by Brighton. My friend Melissa let me borrow hers for the trip. Its rounded silhouette fits really closely against me which is an important feature for a handbag at the airport. It’s strap is adjustable so no matter what height you are this bag will fit you well. It is pretty too and its soft Woodluxe leather features 61 nailheads to make the hip heart applique. This is the first time I have ever carried a bag out of Woodluxe leather which has a vintage feel to it without feeling overly antiqued or distressed. It actually takes 12 hours for this type of leather to reach its softness.
Thanks Melissa for letting me borrow The Hip Heart Messenger bag. If you are looking for a perfect Christmas gift you should think about buying a Brighton handbag. Not only does my friend Melissa carry this bag, she has many other ones to choose from in her boutique, Anne’s. You can contact her to order any Brighton handbag or Brighton jewelry. Tell her the Write Gal sent you!
I was in my favorite boutique Anne’s this week looking at the new Fall Brighton handbags. I *wish* I had a million dollars so I could change out my bag with every outfit. My absolute favorite is The Jane Convertible Hobo which is a gorgeous teal color (pictured left). It looks so beautiful up against chocolate brown. Teal and chocolate – a redhead’s two favorite colors (or at least this redhead).
Another bag I really like this season is the Hip Heart Messenger Bag which is inspired by pinwheel quilts. I would LOVE to have this bag for my next trip to San Diego which will be in November. It is the kind of bag that I would feel comfortable carrying around in an airport because of how close it fits to your body. I also like the strap which adjusts from 20″ to 22.” No matter what height you are, this bag would work for you.
The Muse Croco Shoulderbag which is pictured here in a beautiful Sandstone color is the perfect-sized bag. In addition to this shimmery neutral, this bag comes in Cherry, Bronze, and Grape. The reason why I think this bag is perfect is because of its smaller size which is 13″W x 8″H x 3 1/2″D. I am famous for cramming everything I own into my handbag. I think I need a bag this size so I could be more organized. I really like the hardware on this bag too which is even prettier in person.
These are my favorite bags so far this season. If you see anything you like be sure to give Melissa at Anne’s a call. She can order any of these bags for you and ship nationwide. You can view Brighton’s full handbag selection here. If Melissa doesn’t have it in stock she can get it for you. Tell her The Write Gal sent you.
Recently I broke my favorite pair of flip flops, the Savannah by OKA b. During the summer you can find me in either my black or copper pair almost every single day. Needless to say I was devastated when the piece between my toes broke. After emailing the OKA b. I was instructed to complete the return form and mail them my broken shoe. I didn’t even need my original receipt for proof of purchase. About a week after I put my broken shoe in the mail, I received a brand new pair of Savannahs. Now that is excellent customer service!!
These are by far the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn. It’s no wonder OKA b.’s Web site is called shoesthatloveyou.com. My sister and I walked in our Savannahs for hours all over San Diego recently. OKA b. now has a bridal collection. I wish I would have had these at my wedding. If you are getting married soon you have to try some!
Thanks OKA b. for providing excellent customer service. I think I am a customer for life.
Congratulations to Jessica S. who is the winner of this contest:
April 27, 2010 at 9:12 pm
This would be much needed for me as my purse is a pit. Thank you for the opportunity!!
If the inside of your purse looks like mine, then you need some help. The Pouchee organizer can keep you and your purse together. Check out my new Outback Leatherette Pouchee in Evening Plum which I recently received for review. It has outside and inside pockets and the outside pockets are even big enough to hold my Blackberry. The Pouchee helps you change purses with ease and it is nice when I am going to the gym to throw my Pouchee into my gym bag instead of having to take my purse.
Pouchee’s come in different sizes and you can see the collection here. You can order yours directly from Pouchee.com or any authorized retailer. My favorite women’s boutique Anne’s also carries the Pouchee line.
Pouchee is giving away an Evening Plum Leatherette Pouchee like mine to one Write Gal reader ($25.00 value). To enter leave me a comment telling me why your purse needs help from Pouchee. For extra entries, visit Pouchee and tell me something you learned from their site (10 extra entries). Then come back here and leave me 10 separate comments because the winner will be chosen randomly. You only have to put what you learned in the first comment. Subsequent comments can be left by “Pouchee 2, Pouchee 3, etc.” The giveaway is open to U.S residents only and closes at 11:59 p.m. on May 7th. Good Luck!
Recently I received a beautiful necklace for review from LuShae Jewelry located at www.jewelryartdesigns.com. LuShae offers handcrafted jewelry and specializes in cultured freshwater and saltwater pearls, precious and semi-precious gemstones, and precious metals. You will find a variety of rings, earrings, and pendants on their site. I have to say that I love my Chandelier Pear Cubic Zirconia pendant. It is very elegant and I can tell that it is made from high quality materials. The necklace is made using White Gold Rhodium Bond which according to the company Web site “is achieved using an electroplating process that coats the item with heavy layers of rhodium, a close cousin of platinum that costs three times as much, which gives [the] jewelry a platinum luster.”
One of my favorite things about the Jewelry Art Designs Web site is the description that is available for all of the pieces they sell. You can tell information including the color, carat weight, width, height, and for all necklaces they tell you the type of clasp as well as the necklace length. I like this feature because for so many jewelry sites I have seen you are left to wonder about these features and then your expectations don’t often measure up when you get the item in the mail. With LuShae, what you see is what you get. And their prices are affordable too!
For a limited time if you order you can receive free shipping – worldwide!
I am always on a quest to be more organized, especially when it comes to my purse, which should instead be called “The Pit.” You may have read my post about The Skinny Wallet which I just love. I am now excited to tell you about another product I have found that is a great complement to the wallet, the Pouchee Purse Organizer, made by DayTimer, the same people who make the famous DayTimer organizer.
The Pouchee Purse Organizer makes it quick and easy to move all of your stuff from purse to purse without spending hours organizing! Just fill your Pouchee with your “must haves,” then transfer it from bag to bag. Even if you don’t change purses often the Pouchee can help keep all of your essentials neatly organized. This durable cotton canvas pouch has 8 outside pockets and 5 inside pockets; plenty of room for necessities like your checkbook, cell phone, sunglasses, lipstick, and more. They come in a variety of colors and are accented with silver-tone handles and ribbon trim. Mine is hot pink to match my hot pink skinny wallet.
My local girls can pick yours up at Anne’s, my favorite boutique for women’s clothing and accessories (including Brighton!). When you visit Anne’s tell Melissa that The Write Gal sent you. If you are not local you can order yours directly from DayTimer or from Amazon. The Pouchee would make a great Christmas gift for yourself or a friend.
MomDot.com is giving away a beautiful raspberry patent purse by Elliot Lucca. I LOVE purses and I would absolutely love to add this one to my collection. But I never win anything!! Maybe one of my lucky readers will win. Go enter MomDot’s contest today. You can have four chances to win this awesome handbag! It is valued at $118.00. Good Luck! Go enter here.