Buy a Joanie Tote + Support Team Walking for Joan During the 2015 Walk to Answer TTP Together

JT-WalkingforJoanWe are joining the Answering TTP Community for the 2015 Walk to Answer TTP Together on Saturday, September 19, in honor of my mom, Joanie.  As you may have learned in previous posts, two years ago she was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune blood disorder known as “TTP”, and passed away within four months. {Learn more about her story here}.  We both loved shopping for accessories, especially handbags, so it seemed only fitting to create a bag that celebrated the dynamic woman Joanie was.  The Be Fancy & Fabulous Joanie Tote was designed with the help of amazing fashion illustrator, Jennifer Lilya, and manufactured in the heart of LA’s fashion district.

50% of all Joanie Totes sales in September will be donated to Team Walking for Joan. With no known cure, patients are living each day in fear of another relapse that could end in irreversible damage to the brain, heart and/or kidneys. Patients are still losing their battle with TTP. Your donation will help us to raise funds for much needed international research and care.

Click {here} to purchase your Joanie Tote or make a donation to Team Walking for Joan {here}. As always, I appreciate your supporting a cause that’s so close to my heart!

For more information on Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP), visit answeringttp.org

Fab Collab: Rebecca Minkoff + The Honest Company = Spirit Diaper Tote

Spirit Diaper ToteI love a handbag with meaning and a story behind it. It makes it all the more special. The Sprit Diaper Tote is the result of a collaboration between designer Rebecca Minkoff and The Honest Company. It was sourced in and inspired by the vibrant Guatemalan city of Sololå in collaboration with FINCA. The fabric was woven in the Mayan tradition, on foot loom, by a cooperative of a dozen women artisans, who depend on this handiwork for their livelihood. In honor of this collaboration, Rebecca Minkoff and The Honest Company have provided sustainable support to these female entrepreneurs in Guatemala, fueling their textile businesses.

I can appreciate the design and functionality of the Spirit Diaper Tote. It’s 100% leather. The contrast fabric is 100% cotton and the interior is 100% nylon. Features include comfortable shoulder handles, a removable/adjustable cross body strap, seven multi-size interior pockets, coordinating wipeable nylon changing pad, and zipper closure at top. It’s definitely not your average diaper bag and it’s very versatile which is an added bonus. Price: $395.00 at honest.com.  If you’re an Honest Company member with an active bundle subscription, you pay is $296.25.

Fab Find: Cute Backpacks at Off 5th for Under $50

I love this time of year! The kids are starting school, fall is around the corner, and there are tons of sales happening. I used to make the mistake of avoiding sales if I didn’t need anything but that’s not shopping smart. If we wait until we actually need a new {fill in the blank}, chances are we will pay full price. It makes way more sense to shop the sales and save, save, save! Saving more means we get to buy more, right?! I received an Ebates email this morning that Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th has up to 70% off some of our favorite brands + 10% cash back! That’s the perfect reason to shop around for some fab finds to share!

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OffSaks-BackpacksIn keeping with the back-to-school spirit, I decided to narrow my focus to stylish backpacks under $50. Check out my top picks:

  1. French Connection Piper Leopard-Print Faux Leather-Trimmed Backpack, Price: $98.00 $44.99
  2. Saks Fifth Avenue Styler Studded Faux Leather Backpack, Price: $150.00 $49.99
  3. Deux Lux Cruz Perforated Faux Leather Backpack, Price: $130.00 $29.99
  4. Steve Madden Floraa Convertible Backpack, Price: $88.00 $44.99
  5. Madden Girl Bfrat Striped Backpack, Price: $54.00 $24.99
  6. Nicole Miller Sonya Embossed Backpack, Price: $88.00 $39.99
  7. Betsey Johnson TGIF Medium Mixed-Print Backpack,Price: $88.00 $39.99
  8. Nicole Miller Sonya Backpack, Price: $88.00 $39.99

To get 10% cash back on your purchase today, sign up with Ebates {here} – it’s FREE (no hidden fees and no strings attached). Find Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th on Ebates’ site and click “shop now”.

Note:  This is not a paid advertisement.  I am a loyal Ebates customer.  I will receive a referral bonus once you sign up through my link and make your first purchase.