It Feels Fabulous!

dakota-lrg-hobo-fashion-lea.jpgToday, I had a swing in my step.

I passed over the rain boots I usually throw on when I drop Jackson off at school and put on some “real” shoes instead. At the stop lights, I dusted my cheeks with some blush and added eyeshadow and eyeliner to my usual concealer and lip gloss morning routine.

I felt a little bit fabulous.

Why? Well, I was carrying a fantastic hand bag! I ditched my old purse for this new The SAK bag and it felt great!

I am a work at home mom. Most days my babysitter – and my six year old – say that I dress like a teenager. Jeans and Crocs? Sounds good to me.

But today, with this delicious bag slung over my shoulder, it felt fabulous to be all grown up.

I may not have the wardrobe of a celebrity, or even a closet like some of the moms in our school, but this The SAK purse makes me feel like I have a little piece of it – a yummy morsel that has me licking my lips.

sak-amy-lee.jpgThis year The SAK was the official handbag sponsor of the Grammy’s. The SAK gave performers and presenters the first opportunity to pick up the hottest new bag from the The SAK’s graffiti-inspired special edition Ashbury collection, which will be available this Spring.

The tote features an exclusive, 60’s-inspired print designed by Paris-born artist Gilles Jourdan that promotes peace and harmony among all beings with dove artwork and emphasizing the words “peace” and “San Francisco”.

sak-taylor-swift-140.jpg Dedicated to supporting the environment, many stars signed the totes to help raise money for The Nature Conservancy.

The SAK will be auctioning off the signed bags on beginning this Wednesday, February 27th.
Celebrities participating include Miley Cyrus, Cyndi Lauper, Taylor Swift, The Foo Fighters, Plain White T’s and Amy Lee. Make sure to log on to help support the cause!!

We want you to feel fabulous too! You deserve it!

So leave a comment here and link back to this post from your blog for a chance to win this The SAK Dakota Hobo handbag. (We will announce the winner on March 15th. This contest is open only to US shipping addresses.)

It is made with luxurious Italian, crinkle-glazed leather and has a braided leather strap, tassels and outside zippered pocket. I also love the gorgeous, wine-colored, satin lining.

But even if you don’t win one here – the other wonderful thing about The SAK handbags is that they are reasonably priced. The Dakota Hobo is $159.99 and you can find even more affordable designs on their site too. Don’t forget to check the sale items – you can definitely get some very great deals on fabulous there!

And when your bag arrives at your door, throw it over your shoulder, put on some lipstick and head outside (even if it is just to drop your kids off at school.) You look fabulous – and you need to show it off!


  1. Tracey Byram says

    I just love all the bags by the Sak. Such quality and great designs. This particular Sak bag looks like it MIGHT hold all my junk. I could get at least half of the junk that I carry to fit in this bag.

  2. Yvonne Butler says

    The last winner said she dressed like a teenager in jeans and crocs. Well I do too. And I am a great-grandmother. That bag would look good on me too!

    Thanks for so many great contest!

  3. Angela T. In SC says

    A new purse!! YES!! Do you have any idea how long it’s been since I had something nice just for me? Please enter me!!! Thank You!

  4. says

    Ok. I have been shopping for JUST THE RIGHT bag for over a year now and have not found it. This one looks SO Great! I would LOVE to win it.. count me in!!

  5. Marissa says

    Love the bag! It would definitely turn some heads in the playground. And you are right… sometimes it is fun to play grown up… but I always revert back toward the childish side! :)

  6. says

    Not only do I WANT this purse…I NEED it! I’m finally at the point in my life that I can trade in the traditional diaper bag that I’ve had for….oh, let’s just say the last 14 yrs. I need a REAL purse!

  7. Diane Mason says

    I’ve carried the same bags for years. I get my money’s worth out of them, that’s for sure, but it would be great to have something new. I love a hobo.

  8. K. Usher says

    What a fantastic cause that this bag stgands for. Please enter me to win this one. I don'[t have a good purse, wish I did. Thanks so much for the contest. PS No Blog so just a shout out…enter this contest it is great!!!!. Thanks again.

  9. says

    I was just looking at purses LONGINGLY at Ross the other day – debating “adoption money” or “purse money” over and over in my head. Winning this fabulous bag would sure solve that debate, for free!

  10. Erica C says

    this is gorgeous…and I’ve been thinking I needed to get a more professional looking bag since toting around my bright yellow one at work probably doesn’t look so good :)

  11. Bailey's Leaf says

    In comparison to the purse that I currently have, I could climb into this one! A great bag to travel for the day with!

  12. says

    I want to thank “A Peaceful Serenity” for having a link in her post to this site. I have never been here and already love it!!!

    As a mom of five ages 18-9 (4 girls one boy) I always need a new purse; they seem to wear out quickly…hehe. I also ‘love’ handbags. I am not a shoe buyer, I am a purse purchaser and wish I had millions to purchase as many purses as I wish.

    Thanks for the opportunity and what a great site!:)

  13. says

    I love that bag! I would wear high heels to get this bag….not just lipstick, even high heels and walk up hill in the snow….in heels for this purse.

    I linked this back on my blog…

  14. Tracy Iglesias says

    I need a new handbag, the canvas messenger bag I’ve been using since my school days is hanging on by a thread! And any bag that can inspire lipgloss and real shoes is a bag I definitely need to get my hands on!

  15. says

    Awesome bag, great site! Keep up the great work! I would love love love this bag, and hopefully it would make me feel the way you did that day…all grown up :)

  16. Beth Bellanca says

    Janice -wow what a fabulous give-away!! I’d love to win such fabulous-ness!!

    Beth (mommy to a busy 4.5 yr old)

  17. Pamela says

    I don’t have a blog, but if I did I’d post about this awesome contest. Thanks for the chance to win such a great bag!

  18. nancy says

    I wish i could say that my winning this purse was “in the bag”
    I can never find anything in mine & at the present time my purse is full of stuff my kids drop in along with my own stuff. it would be nice to have a littel fabulous for Mom for a change.

  19. says

    Wow! Are you saying there is a one in ‘how ever many number of comments you get’ chance of winning this nice handbag? ooh La LA! the only thing possibly better than a nice bag…. SHOES! I would love to be entered! thanks! can I pick a color? haha I will leave your link on my blog happily! ♥

  20. says

    I am so loving this bag, being a bag freak as I am, this would be a perfect addition to my bag addiction. Please pick me, lol. Love you blog, your girls are cutey patooteys, thanks for the chance,,, see you at the blog party….

  21. Joanna Smith says

    If you have an eye for style and you keep yourself educated on what the current trends are and know the difference between tacky vs chic, then you can definitely outfit yourself with handbags and clothes that look like the high end designer brands, but not the Rodeo Drive pricetags! This handbag has all the bells and whistles of a high end designer handbag! BTW – I have a son Jackson too! He is 9 yrs old.

  22. Donna Ashley says

    Now, this is the perfect bag —- having this one — there is no need to even own another! Wishing everyone incredible luck & joy!

  23. Marsha Plasse says

    I would love to be part of the in-crowd, instead of being on the fringe with my Wallyworld purse!

  24. Barbara says

    The great thing about this bag is that it’s roomy enough to hold other, foldup bags for use when you go shopping. No bringing home more plastic from the stores! Doesn’t hurt that this purse looks fabulous too.

  25. Sherri F says

    Oh wow! That bag is beautiful! I would love to own a bag that did not come from K-mart or Target!!

  26. LeaneG says

    Italian leather sounds like it would perk up my day!! Very luxurious!
    Thanks for another great giveaway!

  27. Becky Mize says

    I love this Sak Dakota Hobo Handbag. The rich Italian crinkled leather is fantastic. I would love to own this bag!!!

  28. Celeste Simmons says

    Oh, I would love to win this bag! It would be great to win this stylish with plenty of room! Thanks for the chance to win one of these!

  29. Maria says

    I have had SAK bags and they are fabulous. I am very simple with my style love my jeans and flip flops, but to divert the look a “FABULOUS” purse is a must. I love this bag and would give it a nice and caring home. Thank You

  30. Jessica Anderson says

    Sensational SAK – and looks like it would be perfect to carry all the necessities I always feel I MUST bring with me whereever I go!

  31. kay wolter says

    I really like the bag is it the black one which is awesome or the great floral one like both But I am a FLOWER GIRL SMILE Live in the State of Michigan and right now I feel like We will never see warm weather today We took off our coat it was 41 now they say snow flurries again Thursday and Friday How am I going to get Kids to keep coats on a recess Weather in Michigan in March and April I love You purses……smile thanks

  32. says

    Hey Hey Hey! what a great contest! going to post to my blog in a minute so others can join in the fun. THANK YOU for having the contest. i am not a “bag lady” usually although I am a FRUGAL LADY and dont carry a purse much , but this one would be GREAT to have and carry! :)

  33. Brenda says

    OMG, what an awesome bag. I have never been able to afford a “nice” purse. It would so wonderful to have just one really great purse to carry!

  34. Paula says

    How nice! I love this bag! For some reason, I have had a thing for bags lately. This would make a very nice addition to my collection!

  35. Crist says

    I really enjoy nice bags and there are so many designer bags that are really pricey. I could really use becuase I have a young daughter and it would make visits to store, mall etc… much easier all in one not to mention I would also still look fashionable.

  36. Zipporah Sandler says

    WOW, that’s gorgeous (and big enough to fit everything one could possibly need to have with you).

  37. Kris says

    I’m going to have to run right out and buy a new outfit just to go with the bag. Great prize for any lucky person

  38. P. Harmon says

    Sweet peas-it’s beautiful. The diaper bag I carry is my purse too. :( It has a broken zipper. Whoever wins this is one lucky duck.

  39. Bee says

    I have a large amount of items that I must carry for my health, such as diabetic meter, oxygen machine, medications, etc. I really need this and it would help ease a burden on me.

  40. Amanda Dickerson says

    Thank you so much for the chance to own such a beautiful bag! I have never owned anything so nice.

  41. Sherry Conrad says

    I am beyond hope of fitting everything into a regular purse, this just might do it. Also, feeling fab would not be a bad thing at this point. *G*

  42. Cheryl English says

    What wonderful people to give such a great purse away. Thank You to the sponsors and especially you.

  43. Aliesa says

    ~ * ~ Made with luxurious Italian, crinkle-glazed leather and has a braided leather strap, tassels and outside zippered pocket. I also love the gorgeous, wine-colored, satin lining! ~ * ~

    LOVE IT!

  44. Suanne Giddings says

    This bag is screaming my name!!! It is gorgeous and one that I would be proud to use! It looks like it would be easy to organize. The details are wonderful!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  45. Michael says

    I understand the wonderful thing about The SAK handbags is that they are reasonably priced. The Dakota Hobo is $159.99 and you can find even more affordable designs on their site too!

  46. Julie Hendrix says

    I wonder what it would feel like to live luxurious with a nice purse- maybe next I can dream about shoes to match-Watch out world!

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