ABC Family/Jane By Design Challenge #3 - Handbags!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

So I made it to the 3rd challenge! Thanks to all of my lovely supporters! xo

Challenge #3: "Find the purse that best represents you. Post a photo to your blog & tell your readers why this purse conveys the very essence of who you are."

I think you all gorgeous readers already know my love for satchels. It's the type of handbag that I can't resist - heck, if I see a stunning one on someone else down the street, I will definitely ogle at it. Plus, aren't those tassels so fun? :)

Did you know that satchels were originally used for school books? It was most popular in the 17th century & it actually predates the backpack. What would that say about me? Hmm, well I am a big geek & I've always loved going to school and learning about something new. I usually put my studies and work before anything else, but that may also have been because of my upbringing.

I also love the simplicity and sophistication of this particular bag. It's what I aspire to be and hope that's what my image conveys. The classiness & vintage-esque of it attracts me as well. I can always draw inspiration from past decades - especially from films of the 50s, good oldie tunes, and hearing stories from previous generations.

The beautiful bag is such a great size -- perfect for fitting all of my things around & has lots of compartments inside, which I love because I definitely need organization in my life. Yes, there are a few times when spaces around the house show my items are all over the place (but hey! I know where everything is), but when it comes down to my work space or my handbag - everything is completely neat & tidy. I guess that just shows you where my creative side (go leftys!) mixes in with my Type A personality.

So what bags represent you the best?
Want to be ABC Family's Trendsetter of the Week? Stop by the Jane by Design Facebook wall & leave a comment stating what bag best represents you & remember to mention Audrey Allure for it to count!

If you help me win the style challenge, I have the chance to pick one of YOU to be featured on ABC Family as Trendsetter of the Week :) (If you already commented for me in the past challenges, I would so love it if you can do again for this challenge!) & spread the word! I need all the help I can get :) Thanks in advance & thank you so much for your support--let's prove that I have the best readers!

P.S. Check out this exclusive clip from the upcoming Jane by Design show, premiering Jan 3, for some inspiration!


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88 comments :

A BRIT GREEK said...

Great pick & good luck hun! Not on FB but thinking of you!
x.o.x.o

♥ lis ♥ said...

i prefer big bags as oppose to small ones that wont fit anything in
those tassles are cute!

lepinkbow said...

omg im in love with your purse!! <3
xo
daisy

Melissa Tchieu said...

Hey there girl! :)
I guess im more of a clutch lady. Altho they aint the nicest to carry for shopping or chase the subway train. Will pop by Janebydesign n leave you a comment too.
Shall follow you from nw..Ure such a sweetie..enjoy reading ur blog and personality.

with love & have a merry christmas,
issatchieu
xo

Melissa Tchieu said...

Followed bloglovin' & google connect

lucia m said...

LOVE IT!!!

www.aroundlucia.com
www.aroundlucia.com

janettaylor said...

I am already your follower. :)

Fashion Tales.... said...

I love larger bags, preferably satchel styles since I travel alot, easy to carry loads of goodies. Love that one above. good luck to you!-xx

Borjana said...

I'm in love with the purse,babe!It can represent me too;)
xx
B.

Bree said...

It's cute, it's spacious, and it's chic! What else can you ask for? :D

P.S. Thanks for loving my new fedora hat!

Lots of love, B
http://vivalabreee.blogspot.com/
Tweet me: Viva_La_Breee

Bree said...

It's cute, it's spacious, it's chic! What else can you ask for? :D

P.S. Thanks for loving my new fedora hat!

Lots of love, B
http://vivalabreee.blogspot.com/
Tweet me: Viva_La_Breee

Kate said...

Ohhh gorgeous! I've been looking for a new bag big enough to carry everything I need for ages, and this one is perfect! Also, it would go with just about anything!
www.styleisalwaysfashionable.blogspot.com

MolDiva said...

You are so pretty and I love your look!
Continue enjoying your holidays sweetie!
Much love,

Maria from http://moldiva.com/

lapetiteblonde said...

love your bag dear!!
kisses pretty=)

The Princess Little Box said...

Love it dear =)

***
www.theprincesslittlebox.blogspot.com

EUKENE RIAÑO said...

So cute !

Dark Heart 2011 said...

Nice articles. I'm just blogwalking and very happy to stop here. And also give you some comment and following your blog here.

Dont forget to give us some your comment into my blog and following me back too.

Tulip Love said...

So classic and stylish! I, too, can't go past a bit of tassel embellishment on things like bags :)

Meghan Marie said...

Great bag! I hope you win!

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous bag, darling!

xoxox,
CC

Sam said...

This is a really beautiful bag. To me, it conveys graceful glamour and sophistication. Hoping that you win!

NaNa said...

Satchels are always effortlessly cool. Loving the bag also!
x

Aitana said...

wow!!!^^
i love your bag ;)

xoxo

MosaMuse said...

nice bag! best of luck!
xo
MosaMuse

MosaMuse.blogspot.com

hello, Friday said...

Classy and functional. xoxo
http://hellofridaybypaik.blogspot.com/

Sivi said...

fantastic election!! un besoteeeee

designchic said...

Love your bag!!

Calliforniaction. said...

cool bag

Soha♥ said...

That's a really pretty bag! XOXO

Beth said...

Grab yourself a free sample of Maybeline Mascara

Call me M said...

Love your bag! The shape and the tassels are amazing!
Good luck with your challenge, and thank you for your comments on my blog!

Daniella said...

Wonderful bag!! :)

Take care,Daniella xox

Coffee Cream and the Caffeine said...

What a great bag !

www.coffeecreamandthecaffeine.blogspot.com

Bravoe Runway said...

Congratulations Audrey to making it to the 3rd round. I love satchels too, the bag that most represents my style in my collection is my Louis Vuitton Black Epi Speedy. My fantasy bag that REALLY resonates with my style is an Hermes Kelly. I hope to purchase that in 5 years for my 35th b-day. Happy Holidays :)

oshin said...

superbag<3
http://notrichnorfamous.blogspot.com

Sandy a la Mode said...

that is one BEAUTIFUL bag! :)

Under the Fluorescents said...

that is a fantastic purse! so ladylike and structured with such perfect basic colors

http://underthefluorescents.blogspot.com/

Audrey said...

Fabulous, chic bag! x www.casualglamorous.com

Natasha said...

This bag is gorgeous, and I love the tassel. 2011 has gone by in a flash, I hope you had a good year too. xxx

S said...

Amazing bag, so classy!
xxx
S
http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.com

Francesca R said...

Wow that satchel is gorgeous! I think to represent myself I would choose a clutch at the moment!

Anna G said...

I would so buy your bag. I love the structure and the colors. It's perfect for carrying around basic to and from work.

Grace said...

Gorgeous bag; I can't resist satchels either! I think my Longchamp represents me the most.

navy and orange said...

beautiful bag!

xoxo navy & orange

beckymonster said...

love the structured bag! it's so hard to narrow one that represents me, I'd say one of them would probably be my beloved black RM Nikki hobo bag..it's tough looking because of the gun metal grey hardware, but fun because of the birdy lining, not to mention casually luxe because of the buttery black leather.

so amazing that you are featured on this program!

Christy U lam said...

Thanks for comment on my blog, yah I'm surprise it not really cold in NY, I will be there next week, so exciting. Same time last year was freezing I had hard to to survive through Jan.
Love the bag!!
Christy

http://am2pmchic.blogspot.com/

Joyce said...

The bag is great :)

akiko said...

Such a gorgeous bag! Love the details so much :) xo akiko
Style Imported

tywo said...

Congrats!!!
The bag is gorgeous!


LOVE!

Annie said...

That's a gorgeous bag!

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Katrina said...

It is absolutely gorgeous!!! Love your answers, I hope you win the challenge!

>'.'<

rolala said...

What a fabulous bag! The shape and the graphic contrast of the black and white is great! I'm into cross body bags lately myself. Best of luck!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

It's absolutely gorgeous! I love every single thing about it. The black and white and the tassels. Just fabulous :) xoxo

Sunny & Star said...

That bag is amazing. I love the shape and contrasting colors.

Gigi Lam said...

very cute! & congratulations :)

I think all girls can't resist a cute bag. Right now my fav is the Proenza PS1 bag. Esp for work.

GOOD LUCK on your challenge!
xxx
Gi

Julyet said...

omg, I'm so in love with this bag! so gorgeous!
xx<3

http://julyets.blogspot.com/

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Oh my that is an awesome purse!

poziomka said...

Fantastic bag!
xoxo

Josie said...

What a gorgeous bag! Love the monochrome and tassle x

Skinny Moonstick said...

The purse is really pretty, I would totally buy it too :) Hope you win the challenge!
Good luck!

skinnymoonstick.blogspot.com

Hannah said...

lovely bag!

xoxo, H
http://givemeglamourplease.blogspot.com

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I just commented darling and totally love satchels too!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Kirstin Marie said...

I love this bag - the tassel and the entire structure of the bag is fantastic. Very cool what your wrote about how it represents you.

YvonnaLivianna said...

such a cute purse Audrey! I am into huge totes right now, anything with leather,chains, studs, a bit of fringe. I like my bags to have some rock n roll to them!

XX!
YvonnaLivianna
YvonnaLivianna.blogspot.com
@YvonnaLivianna

HD Cafe said...

Wishes you and your family a Christmas filled with joy and a Happy New Year!

HD Cafe

Jayme and Mendi said...

Love this bag! Good luck!! Can't wait for Jane By Design to premiere.

Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

Rhe Beep said...

Love this bag! I can see that it represents you. It's soo cute, simple, and versatile.

-Rhe
rhestyle.com

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Great challenge! I guess I'm more of a book tote kind of girl since I carry my bowling bag every single day and hate to have to switch out to a clutch these days...best of luck with this and wishing you a very happy holiday!

xo Mary Jo

Mimi said...

yay for making it to the 3rd challenge! i think this bag is really beautiful and i love the reason why you picked it as a representation of yourself. :)

i don't know which of my bags represent me, i guess i have yet to find THE bag. ;)

<3, Mimi
http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

Ivana said...

This bag is so fabulous! Definitely my style :)

Good luck with the challenge and Merry CHristmas!


xx Ivana

Stop by sometimes :)
Macarons and Pearls

Sofie said...

gorgeous bag! ♥

Cafe Fashionista said...

That bag is gorgeous - I LOVE! :)

Paula said...

Such a cool post, love the bag/ personality description idea! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your lovely comment dear! I´m following you, do follow me if you like my blog too :)

www.superclementina.blogspot.com

xx

Winnie said...

That bag is awesome, especially the addition of the tassel!

Nav said...

love the bag!

xo Nav
http://www.navlandstyle.blogspot.com/

Leslie said...

I love this baaaag! To be quite honest, something similar would represent me for sure. My new Mulberry Piccadilly is my favorite right now. Have an amazing xmas :) :)

xoxo,
LMQ

fashion provocateur said...

that is so amazing you deserve it! it must be so exciting :) i will def. support you kisses,

fashion provocateur

Saphira Thenalia said...

oh that so pretty...
LOVE, saphira


http://secondvogue.blogspot.com/a

Oh to Be a Muse said...

can i just say, that purse is gorgeous. my next bag is definitely going to be satchel.

going to write on their FB page now!

SomeKindOfStyle said...

congrats! and yes, remember the satchel back in the days, when my Mom had those, she told me!

Happy Holidays sweets!

yiqin; said...

i like structured bags like this!

Jessi said...

Great bag!! I love the simple black and white and the clean lines, then that cute tassel!

Paolita@BerryHaute said...

I have a weakness for satchels too and being two toned gives them brownie points. I adore your pick!
BerryHaute

Sam said...

Hi sweety
Just wanted to wish you a very Merry Christmas!
May it be a blessed one filled with peace & prosperity.
Sam

Emily said...

Oh, that IS gorgeous! The next time I get a bag I definitely want it to be a satchel! I love the cream and black on this one. And the tassel is a darling detail!

**kisses**
Emily

TheDollsFactory.com said...

have some very stylish holidays darling
The Dolls Factory

MizzJ said...

Super cute bag, but what brand is it?

Angelica said...

Lovely purse. I have one just like it from Aldo that I wear all the time, and what a great idea for a style challenge! :)

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