This giveaway has ended! The true random number generator selected #18 !! The winner has been contacted and has 48 hours to respond back to me.
Thank you so much to all who entered!
To kick off The Best of Everything Fall Fashion and Beauty Blitz I am so excited to introduce you to AmyKathryn Bags! When I first caught a glimpse of these gorgeous bags I was truly in awe of them and for me it was one of those "Oh My Gosh" experiences. From the moment I first laid eyes on them I just thought they are the most beautiful designs I had seen in a very long time. Let me share with you a little bit about AmyKathryn:
"Amy Hall has established herself as a leading young handbag designer in the United States. Ever since she debuted her african print inspired bag line in 2002, women everywhere went wild for its natural, beautiful patterns. Known for her chic bags influenced by her environmental agenda, the designer has rewritten the rules of animal friendly fashion."
"Hall's inspiration for AmyKathryn is two-fold. She recognized that there was a lack of affordable yet innovative handbag lines and began transforming beautiful fabrics, animal friendly faux leather and trendy details into stylish, chic and distinctive handbags. Quickly, she began selling to upscale boutiques and from that moment, AmyKathryn has evolved into an in-demand handbag line that still reflects her original mission."
"Think classic and lady-like - chic framed bags in animal friendly faux leather. Her much coveted designs, using beautiful linings, special faux leather and exquisite custom printed fabrics reminiscent of her childhood when she traveled to Africa with her grandparents, have become highly sought after. They marry the world of fun through whimsical styling and function whilst maintaining understated luxury and superb quality."
"Stylish and sexy, AmyKathryn bags have a luxe quality with modern chic that continues to make it a celebrity favorite. Such clients include Bridget Marquardt, Karina Smirnoff, Hillary Duff, Selma Blair, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Leanne Rimes."
"Stylish without breaking the bank, Hall's price point is unbeatable ranging between $30-$120. In addition, when you purchase from her website, you will be buying one net for the non-profit Nothing But Nets, an organization that distributes bed nets to help prevent Malaria and to save lives worldwide."
Now that you have had a chance to get a glimpse into AmyKathryn and learn about her very special line of handbags, let me share with you a few of my top favorites for this upcoming Fall Season!
The Freesia is AmyKathryn's first Messenger Style Bag and I think it is spectacular! The unique fabric and detailing of the faux leather will add an exotic touch to an outfit that will catch the eye of those around you.
Another favorite of mine is the Hollyhock Lightweight Travel Bag. The size is just perfect for when you are planning a brief weekend getaway or you want to travel back and forth to the gym carrying the most stylish, glamorous workout bag in town. There are countless uses for this magnificent bag and the rich colors are wonderful for transitioning from season to season, they are timeless.
Perhaps you are looking for a new bag to carry your laptop around in. I think the Ginger Laptop Bag, which will fit up to a 15" computer is another fine bag in this line. As you can see in the picture to the left, you can also select additional accessories to coordinate with your Ginger Bag and aren't they all divine? Or, if you want a Laptop Bag that is larger to accommodate more the Violet Ruby Carry All Tote/Laptop Bag is fantastic (right hand picture), and don't you just love all the faux leather detailing and the ultra cool fabric background, alluring or what?! You will most definitely feel special carrying either one of these terrific laptop bags this Fall! They will compliment any outfit you wear as well as protect your precious computer.
And, now, ta-da, on to the Giveaway!! The very generous folks at AmyKathryn let me choose the bag I wanted to review for this event and I chose the Gladiola Magenta Weekender Bag which can also be used as a Diaper Bag. I chose this bag because for the Fall Season it going to offer me so much versatility in what I can wear it with, the size is nice and large so I am going to be able to use it for so many different types of functions and the enchanting rich colors and elegant design of it just took my breath away! And guess what?! One of YOU is going to win this very same bag!! I am so thrilled to be able to offer this amazing giveaway to one of my lucky readers. BTW - That's Karina Smirnoff (Dancing With the Stars) in the picture to the right carrying this very Gladiola Magenta giveaway bag!
When I received the Gladiola Magenta Weekender Bag it was carefully packaged in its own white cloth dust protector bag. You know you have purchased a quality handbag when a dust protector bag is included, and this is just wonderful for storing your handbag when not in use so it always stays in great condition. And, when I took the Gladiola Magenta Bag out of the dust protector for the first time it truly was one of those jaw dropping blow me away experiences because the handbag was even more exquisite as I held it in my hands than I could have possibly imagined from seeing it online. The craftsmanship of the bag is state of the art, just meticulously made and the attention to detail to every element of the design is just unbelievable.
This bag offers so much storage! There are large snap pockets on the outside of the bag on both the front and back sides of the bag as well as two side pockets on the outside of the bag. Then inside the beautifully magenta lined bag there is a large zippered compartment for additional storage. You will be able to adequately carry all your neccessities in this bag as the inside of the bag is huge! Every woman's dream I can assure you. I love that you can either carry this bag in your hands with the adjustable hand strap or you can carry it on your shoulder using the adjustable shoulder strap, now how cool is that?! If I have not wow'd you yet, read on.
Also included is a diaper changing pad. Now of course if you are a Mommy and want to use this as a Diaper Bag this makes changing your baby out in public so convenient. But, if you are not a mother you can find many fantastic uses for this changing pad. You can use it when you are out in public and you want to refresh your makeup without laying your purse and cosmetics out on perhaps an unsanitary public counter or sink. It will protect your purse and beauty products and then easily fold back up inside your purse for the next time you need it. I am sure you will find so many possible uses for this, which is just another feature of this bag which makes it so appealing.
The colors of this bag compliment each other so beautifully. The rich magenta faux leather next to the deep silvery grey faux leather is just stunning but then you have the exotic olive green and beige faux suede like floral fabric that just really gives this bag that extra subtle "pop" to bring it to that extraordinary level that so few bags take you too. As an extra special finishing touch you receive attached to the bag the AmyKathryn Signature logo key chain rendered in a silver tone metal that gives that touch of bling to this bag in an understated but obvious statement. Okay, now who wants this bag, you know you do!!
A very special THANK YOU to AmyKathryn for sponsoring such a wonderful giveway!!
To enter this giveaway is easy, just visit AmyKathryn by CLICKING HERE, browse through all the gorgeous bags and come back here and leave me a comment with YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS and the Name of your Favorite Item, you must include BOTH in order for your entry to count, and That's it!
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The Giveaway will end on Monday, August 31st at 11:59 pm. I will select the winner on Tuesday, September 1st and email them, I will also post the name of the winner here. I will select the winner using the True Random Number Generator and the winner will have 48 hours to respond back to me.