Handbags for a Cause: Buy a Joanie Tote & $100 will go toward TTP Research

Buy a Joanie Tote & Support TTP ResearchIt’s a new year, and I’m continuing my efforts to raise TTP Awareness. Joanie Totes was created in memory of my beautiful mother Joanie who was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune blood disorder, Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP), that took her life within four months. Joanie was stylish, had impeccable taste, and was always fancy and fabulous. For every Be Fancy & Fabulous Joanie Tote purchase now through February 28th, $100 will go toward TTP Research. Our $25 donation will be QUADRUPLED during the Answering TTP Foundation Annual Giving Campaign!! We’re almost sold out so get yours {here}!

Holiday Gift Idea: Handbags for Music Lovers

Met Opera Music Lover BagsThe Metropolitan Opera Shop has the most amazing gifts – everything from books to jewelry, CDs, DVDs , toys for kids, and tons of other unique accessories.  When I came across these beautifully crafted musical instrument handbags, I knew I had to feature them as one of our holiday gift ideas.  The Piano Wooden Handbag is made from acacia wood, individually carved, painted, and finished by hand by women in a small community in the Philippines. With its keyboard design, a shape reminiscent of a grand piano, black-satin lining with small interior pocket, and a secure gunmetal lock, this bag is definitely a conversation piece. (Sale Price: $264.00)  The Guitar Wooden Bag is also made from acacia wood and individually carved, painted, and finished in the shape of a guitar.  The interior is lined in black satin and features a custom gunmetal lock and wooden handle that rests comfortably on the wrist. (Sale Price: $256.00) The Violin Wooden Handbag has a striking violin design, black-satin lining with small interior pocket, and a concealed black shoulder strap. (Sale Price: $216.00).  All bags are  available at the Met Opera Shop.  Enjoy free shipping on U.S. orders over $75.00 now through December 18, 2014.


Designer Deal: Gucci Purple Suede Studded Bouvier Large Shoulder Bag

Gucci Purple Suede Studded Bouvier Large Shoulder Bag

Dear Santa, I would really love to see this pretty purple bag under the Christmas tree!  It’s been a few weeks since I stopped by Jill’s Consignment, and within two minutes of browsing, I fell hard for this gorgeous Gucci Purple Suede Studded Bouvier Large Shoulder Bag.  Isn’t it beautiful?! This bag is brand new. The original tags are attached, along with the dust cover. Features include an adjustable leather shoulder strap with 7.5″ drop; purple suede with purple leather trim and gold-tone hardware; pale gold-tone spiral discs and purple enamel mirrored studs; and a clasp closure. The interior has a textile lining with zip and cell phone pockets. Original retail was $1,150.  Price at Jill’s Consignment: $695.00!