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 Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th purchase today, sign up with Ebates {here} – it’s FREE (no hidden fees and no strings attached).

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Celebrate Who You Are with Carol’s Daughter #BORNandMADE Campaign

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This month, haircare and skincare brand Carol’s Daughter introduces the #BornAndMade campaign, a new movement that encourages every girl to be who they were truly born and made to be. It celebrates the brand’s authentic story “Born in Brooklyn. Made With Love” as it honors the diverse community of strong women who have been a part of our family for more than 22 years. Now all women will have a powerful platform to showcase their individuality while inspiring others to be who they are—when there are so many voices telling them who they’re “supposed” to be.

“It’s important for girls to understand and recognize their power and the right way to use it. It’s imperative to remind them of who they are, and what they are…in the world. If I can help with that, then I’m getting up for a good reason every day,” said Lisa Price, founder of Carol’s Daughter.

Carol’s Daughter teams up with I Am That Girl, a non-profit co-founded by Emily Greener that inspires girls to love, express, and be exactly who they want to be. Together, they are creating a beautiful community of independent women from all walks of life.

“I Am That Girl is shifting girl culture. By building a community for girls to be seen, be heard, and belong, we are giving them something bigger than themselves to stand for and creating a healthier, more powerful world,” said Greener.

“Working with I Am That Girl and knowing that our products are making a difference in the lives of young girls is everything to me,” said Price, with love.

 The campaign will also launch with a series of videos, highlighting what makes them beautifully unique. It will be supported by print ads featuring Price’s own story as well as the story behind Carol’s Daughter’s iconic beauty products. Fans of the brand will also be able to make their own personalized #BornandMadeimages online at bornandmade.com, which they can then share across social media. Check out my image above!

The #BornandMade campaign includes some of the brand’s best-loved product lines, like the Hair Milk Collection, the Black Vanilla Collection, the Hairdress Collection and more. The easy accessible collections offer solutions for all hair types, from dry and brittle to frizzy and fragile, with a range of products developed especially for styling and defining curls. They will be available at Target, Walgreens and Sally Beauty stores nationwide as well as CarolsDaughter.com.

Special Offer: Support the 2015 Walk to Answer TTP Together + Win a Joanie Tote

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On September 19, 2015, I am joining the Answering TTP Foundation in their annual Walk to Answer TTP Together to help raise TTP awareness. I lost my mother to the rare auto-immune blood disorder, Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, TTP (more on her story here), so this cause is extremely close to my heart. 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. Your donation will help us to raise funds for much needed international research and care.

With each donation of $20.00 or more, you will be entered to win a Be Fancy & Fabulous Joanie Tote! I collaborated with fashion illustrator Jennifer Lilya on the design, and named Joanie Totes after my beautiful mother, who I affectionately called “Joanie”. The mission of Joanie Totes is to ‘raise TTP awareness…one bag at a time’.

Visit our Walking for Joan team page {here} to make a donation.  Thank you in advance for supporting us!