When you go out, what is the first item that you notice on other women that you encounter? Is it their shoes? I love seeing cute shoes, but I'm usually happy with the comfort I'm getting in my tennis shoes over the stylishness they are showing in their heels. How about hairstyles? I like seeing those as well, but they just remind me that I would have to do something more than pull my hair directly into a ponytail - something that requires too much time and effort on most days.
Then there's the purses.
Is it possible to NOT take an extra-long glance at a really great bag? In that short moment, your eyes have to check out the size, the color, the design, as many features as possible... and, from all that, you're left wondering the most important thing:
I'll be the first to admit that sometimes I just don't understand why a purse can cost hundreds of dollars (if not more). Is it made out of the last piece of leather on the planet? Hand-stitched with unicorn hairs? Whatever causes it to be that expensive, I'm not someone who can justify spending a small fortune on a bag when there are so many other things that the money could go towards for my family.
Does that mean that I'm destined to spend my days watching beautiful purses go by but never owning one? The answer is no. Definitely not with HandbagHeaven.com around.
Did you see that logo? "Handbags starting at $15. All under $75." If you're thinking that it must mean there is a tiny selection of poorly-made, out-of-date, ugly purses there, I can't stress how COMPLETELY MISTAKEN you really are.
Handbag Heaven is stocked full of the trendiest purses and hottest handbags, all at extremely affordable prices (they even come with a money back guarantee if you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase). You can now achieve the fashionable look of a celebrity without breaking your budget, no matter what style of bag you are dreaming about.
Looking for a handbag that combines the right combination of delicate features with a touch of rock star appeal? The Janelle Zipper Hobo (at right) shows off a soft flower to contrast its flat studs and exposed zippers for an accent to your wardrobe that will definitely turn heads.
How about adding a little kick to your next evening out with the amazingly bright Caitlin Clutch (at left)? I love the polished silver hardware, magnetic snaps and that it comes with two lengths of silver chain straps that can be attached for alternate carrying possibilities. If electric blue isn't your color, take a look at the lime green option for a colorful splash that won't be forgotten!
Overwhelmed with all of the beautiful choices, I wasn't sure where to start browsing at Handbag Heaven. Fortunately, for those of us who aren't completely handbag-savvy (what's the difference between a tote and a hobo bag anyway? And don't even ask me to try to tell you what a demi or a bowler are) Handbag Heaven has a great Handbag Glossary to help you become well-versed on all of the definitions and terminology of bags.
To work for me, I knew I wanted a shoulder bag large enough to hold items for both of my girls as well as myself and it needed to zip closed so that if it was tipped it wouldn't spill everything out all over. On top of that, I wanted it to be... unique.
Immediately, the Andi Ruffled Satchel (available in grey or mustard yellow) caught my eye because it met my criteria and managed to be beautiful and just a little different at the same time. When it arrived, my team of fashion specialists went right to work checking it out.
Big Sister E is in charge of style while Little Sister B is all about function. Soft lining? Check. Two open top pockets and one zippered pocket for storage? Absolutely. Plus, wide opening for me to fully get inside to empty it!
This bag really is just the right size that I can fill it with our necessities and have it look trendy without being too bulky. The handles are just the right length that it fits comfortably over my shoulder (leaving both hands free for child-wrangling) and the softness of both the inside and outside of this satchel make it a pleasure to touch. Just because I'm a mom doesn't mean I have to always carry a traditional diaper bag and, thanks to Handbag Heaven, there are affordable, stylish options out there for everyone!
On top of already selling over 500 high-quality, fashionable handbags in all colors, shapes, sizes and styles at really low prices, Handbag Heaven is continually adding great new designs and offering sales to lower their prices even further. Keep up with them on Facebook, Twitter, their blog and their newsletter so that you won't miss an exclusive discount or hot new addition! Thanks to the generosity of HandbagHeaven.com, one person's purse will be the envy of the neighborhood because...
One lucky person will win their choice of bag from Handbag Heaven!
To enter to win your choice of bag from Handbag Heaven: There are so many gorgeous bags at HandbagHeaven.com! Head over and check them out and tell me which one(s) you would love to own. Do me the favor of leaving an email address or making absolutely sure it is visible in your profile, I have to have a way to contact the winner.
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Giveaway will end on February 11th at 11:59pm CST. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway open to residents of U.S. and Canada only.
A huge thank you to Handbag Heaven for providing an Andi Ruffled Satchel for me to review as well as the bag of choice for one lucky giveaway winner. This is THE place for great style at affordable prices! The opinions shared are my own and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.