Anyone who knows me knows that while you'll never catch me hanging out at the salon gossiping with a group of gals or going on an all day shopping excursion, I am still a girly-girl in some aspects. I love nice clothing, cosmetics, and "smell good stuff". Another weakness of mine? A good handbag. I have several of them, and I truly feel that one's choice of purse can completely make or break an outfit. For example, if I am wearing a black dress, I want a pop of color in my handbag to avoid looking like Elvira. I admit, I did the Goth thing and did it well, but that was over 15 years ago and I have destroyed all photographic evidence of this! I think a bright, colorful handbag can make a black ensemble go from frumpy or even morbid to fabulous! One of my favorite combinations with black? A red or teal bag, or even a pretty shade of purple.
I have about a dozen handbags that I love to use during different times of the year and with certain outfits. I happen to need a BIG handbag to carry my arsenal of girly products, baby snacks, and other essentials that are inevitable when you have 2 toddlers in the house. A tiny little purse just doesn't cut it for me anymore.
As all of you ladies know, a bona-fide addiction to handbags doesn't come cheap. It can get expensive rather quickly. That's why I was really excited when I discovered the amazing handbags at Twisted Orchid. They are an online retailer with TONS of great handbags, clutches, totes and more, and all at affordable prices that won't break the bank. Their collection is diverse, and includes looks to fit perfectly into any style, from Boho Chic to classically elegant. Take a look at some of my absolute favorites!
I was thrilled to receive the Eggplant Kirie Tote from Twisted Orchid for my review. First of all, I absolutely love the soft, muted shade of purple. This bag would be wonderful with jeans and a nice top! Aside from the gorgeous color, this bag is really special because of the way it's made. The term "Kirie" simply means cut image. This a term for images cut from a single, unfolded sheet of paper or fabric, which can manifest either as linework or as a positive-negative reduction image. Once this concept is applied to this fashionable handbag, unique is the only word to describe this bag. Underneath the fabric "cut outs" are shiny silvery sequins that sparkle in a subtle, pretty way.
The Eggplant Kirie Tote is made from a cruelty-free, soft faux-leather, and has all the bells and whistles you could ask for. From a stunning silver buckle embellishment to tons of pockets and an ample interior, this bag really stands out in a crowd. The bag is expertly constructed and is definitely very high quality. It is also easy to wipe clean if baby food gets on it. (I learned this the hard way!) Some of the things I like best about this bag are the zippered side pockets found on the body of the bag. This makes grabbing a pacifier really easy without having to dig through my purse. I also love that inside the bag, there are pockets for cell phones or even an mp3 player, as well as a zippered center pocket that will help keep wallets, keys, and more from getting lost among the contents of my purse. This handbag allows me to stay more organized than I really am, and that's always a plus!
Take a look at this gorgeous bag!
Overall, I am thrilled with my handbag from Twisted Orchid. It is very well made and durable, and it's absolutely gorgeous. Come on, admit it: Looks DO matter. At least they do when it comes to a great handbag! I was pleasantly surprised by the wonderful quality and detail put into this handbag, especially considering it retails for only $64.00! That's a fraction of the cost of many similar bags on the market today! And with so many drool-worthy styles at Twisted Orchid, you can buy a fresh, different style for any occasion. They even have reed bags and even bags made with genuine shells! How creative is that?!
I would definitely recommend Twisted Orchid as a great Holiday gift for that fashionista in your life. (Or for youself!) Even better, they offer FREE SHIPPING within the US! These bags are absolutely amazing, and I already have formed my own Twisted Orchid wish list!
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The very generous folks at Twisted Orchid want to make one of you a very happy lady this Holiday season, and are offering YOUR CHOICE of any handbag up to $75.00! (Which is most of them!)
Please use this handy Rafflecopter form to enter!
This giveaway is open to US Residents 18+ and will be open until 12:01AM EST on 12/16/2011. Winners will be chosen at random and will be announced here, tweeted, shared on Facebook, and contacted via e-mail. The winners will have 48 hours to reply and claim their prize. If I receive no response, I will be forced to draw a new winner.
***Disclosure: I received a complimentary product to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
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I'm Brandy, a happily married, proud mama of two munchkins and a teen. You can read more about me HERE. If you're interested in building a working relationship, please feel free to e-mail me at: NewlyCrunchyMamaOf3@gmail.com
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