OK, I was perfectly fine and completely content with the purchase of my bright orange Steve Madden bag at the beginning of the summer. Really, I was. I even blogged about it. And then there I was on vacation a few weeks later, minding my own business, happily carrying my new, bright orange, attention getting, Steve Madden bag when I got an email from Jill of Glamamom congratulating me on winning the past week's Monday Mingle link up prize! It was a biggie too ~ Erickson Beamon earrings AND $100 to Bag Borrow or Steal!!! I was beyond excited to say the least! (I never win anything, btw). Jill sent the earrings out to me right away, they arrived the week we got home from vacation, and gave me the gift card code for Bag Borrow or Steal which had to be used by the end of the month. Then began my three week mission to borrow the perfect bag. I can not tell you how many times I went to the Bag Borrow or Steal website and poured over the hundreds of fabulous bags trying to make the decision of which bag would come live with me for a little while. Let's put it this way, my "favorites" list on the site is quite long! The problem I found was that every bag I was interested in borrowing was already out and I'd have to go on a wait list. Normally this would not be a problem, I'm not that impatient (ha!), but my gifted coupon had to be used by June 30th which meant I needed to choose a bag that was currently available. I also wanted to borrow a bag by a designer that I don't currently (you see I said currently, leaving hope for the future!) own. I landed on a Marc by Marc Jacobs "Voyage Satchel Handbag". It's a beautiful reddish brown leather with gold hardware and a multi colored lining. Bag Borrow or Steal offers a week, month or three month rental and I choose the three month option. For this specific bag the cost for three months was only slightly more than my gift card. I placed my order on Monday morning and by Wednesday afternoon the bag was at my door (free shipping, btw!). I now get to spend the next three months carrying this fabulous designer bag! And I already have my next bag picked out ~ yep, I'm a planner! Ha!
The Erickson Beamon earrings I won are absolutely fabulous, like nothing I currently own, and will be AMAZING with a dress I'm wearing to a very special event coming up in the near future ~ I'll blog about that later!
I hope you all have a happy, savvy and stylish weekend!!! Thanks for reading!
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