And the Lucky Fashionista Is…

It is that time ~ to announce the incredibly lucky reader who must be working some amazing karma to win the Jo Handbag Niko handbagThe giveaway created quite a well-deserved stir. I’m glad everyone was so excited!

If you don’t end up being today’s winner, I highly recommend you head to the Jo Handbag site to pick up a bag of your own. I certainly am!

But without further ado, the style-savvy winner is…..

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Brittany of B. In the Know! Huge congratulations Brittany. Email apt34blog {at} gmail {dot} com to claim your Jo Handbag!

And a huge thank you to everyone who entered, tweeted or blogged about the giveaway. Have no fear, another great one will be coming up very soon!

*Mrs. E

Monday {Caped Crusader} Workwear

I have a number of fashion weaknesses (shoes, bags, jeans) and right up there among the top are coats. Maybe its because you can keep them for years. Or because they easily cycle through seasons, trends, regions of the world or times of day. It’s the first thing people see when you arrive and the last thing they watch as you leave.

Your coat is one of the few pieces of your wardrobe that is actually required to survive the elements. So why not seize the opportunity and use it to make a statement? That’s why I’m loving the cape trend this season. It creates quite the dramatic image.

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I just love the level of sophistication combined with a great level of comfort, with a side of ease. So my dears, done your capes and have a wonderful week!

Oh, and there’s still time to enter the Jo Handbag giveaway! The winner will be selected at 9:00 am PST. You don’t want to miss this one.

Happy Monday luvies!
*Mrs. E

Happy {Officially Fall} Weekend

Fall made it’s official debut yesterday. Le sigh. Where did the time go??

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But I always love the change of seasons regardless. So bring on the boots, the crisp apples, bright leaves, and frosty mornings. It’s time to dig in and get cozy.

And apologies for the slightly sparse posts this week. Our travels knocked the wind out of my sails a bit, but I’ll be back in full force next week!

In the meantime, I do hope you make the rounds to catch up on all the blogger mischief that took place in NYC this week. The round ups are quite fun.

And there is still time enter the Jo Handbag giveaway. The winner will be chosen first thing Monday morning. Now there’s an incentive to get up on these increasingly dark fall days!

Till Monday luvies,
*Mrs. E