Thursday, November 29, 2012

Featured #Handbag in the Spotlight: It's YOUR choice! Win a $100 @wilsonsleather Gift Card with @Ascending1

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Happy Holidays Butterflies! I didn't want you think that we forgot about the Featured Handbag in the Spotlight Feature for November! This time we are doing a unique twist, I'm not featuring a specific bag, I'm letting you select the star!

As most of you know I spent most of my 2012 in and out of the hospital. Hospital food coupled with not even wanting to eat most days meant I lost quite a bit of weight, and this winter the first thing I realized is that my winter coat was a bit too big and this year I needed a brand new coat.

So given the choice, despite the fact I always have leather handbags on my brain, I did the practical thing and opted for a new coat, and I couldn't be happier! I've been a longtime fan of Wilsons. As a teen, as soon as I started earning my own money, my very first handbag purchase was a Wilsons Leather handbag I purchased at my favorite mall. I loved that bag, and fell in love Wilsons too, I went on to buy many of my coats and leather blazers and handbags at Wilsons Leather both in store and then eventually online. I am thoroughly familiar with the quality of their leather and how well their products stand the test of time. That first handbag I bought from them as a teenager I actually passed along to someone not long ago and it was still in such great shape it looked new on the inside and out! It was just too small for my day to day needs now, but it was literally no worse for wear.

Here is the coat I opted on:


Wilsons Leather Hooded Leather Jacket with Fur Trim Back View
Wilsons Leather Ultimate hooded Faux Shearling Leather Jacket - Back

Wilsons Leather Hooded Leather Jacket with Fur Trim
Wilsons Leather Ultimate hooded Faux Shearling Leather Jacket - Front

Say hello to the Wilsons Ultimate hooded Faux-Shearling Leather Jacket! The leather is 100% genuine leather, the fur trim is faux shearling and 100% warm, cozy and inviting. This jacket is super comfortable, and very warm and the hood doesn't fall down as I walk, when I have it up it stays up (no dorky string either). I can't tell you just how much I love this coat, if they decide to add it in other colors I would totally get it in every color! Look at the shaping and detaling on this coat!

I have worn it everywhere so far! Here is a picture of me wearing it:


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Ascending Butterfly wearing Wilsons Leather Ultimate Hooded Faux Shearling Genuine Leather Jacket

My Take:

I have received tons of compliments on this jacket! I also wanted to point out that this one really runs true to size, I've purchased from them enough to know I usually have to size up (and if you read reviews this is across the board and not restricted to one type of sizing), with this after reading the measurements I opted not to size up and I was worried at first that it might not leave me the room necessary for heavier sweaters, but I'm glad I didn't size up, this fits well with winter weight wool business jackets and thicker sweaters underneath, so if you are buying this one, order it in your true size, do not size up it won't be necessary. It's super warm, but it's NOT overly heavy or bulky when wearing it or removing it if you are carrying it around indoors when you take it off. I absolutely love it! I'd totally love to see this one in a Red color!

Win It:

Our friends at Wilsons Leather wanted to join in on the Holiday Fun and offer 1 lucky reader the chance to win a $100 Gift Card that you can use to purchase anything your heart desires in store or online! Buy a great new handbag or put it toward a new coat or jacket with their great pricing and frequent sales the sky really is the limit on how far that gift card could stretch!

Enter using the Rafflecopter form below:

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41 comments:

  1. Wow I also love wilson's leather,I have a brown leather jacket and I were it most day's.
    I look great in it,and it has stood the test of time!!
    I'm hoping to win!!!

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    1. @Big Happy Buddha - I love Brown Leather, especially for Fall! Good Luck in the Drawing!

      ♥ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

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  2. Love Wilson's leather!! The jacket looks amazing!!

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    1. @Maria - Me too! This jacket is super warm and cozy, and definitely a favorite! I'll be checking back often to see if they offer this one in more colors!

      ♥ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

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  3. This jacket look awesome and I am in need of a good leather one.. thanks

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    1. @Daily Curlz - Anything at Wilsons Leather is always a safe bet, they really stand up well to heavy New York City Winters! :)

      ♥ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

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  4. Being from Miami there really isn't a coat to speak about, but I have a jacket I bought in DisneyWorld 20 years ago that's still going strong and looking great.

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    1. @Bohemian Babushka - I haven't yet visited Florida or Disney, but would love to someday! Am I going to see a picture of you wearing that Disney World Jacket on your blog? :)

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  5. my favorite coat was leopard print

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    1. @tara1965 - I'm slowly embracing animal prints! I bet that Leopard Print Coat looks FAB on you!

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  6. I like this coat http://www.wilsonsleather.com/product/index.jsp?productId=12959946&cp=2446811.11483982&parentPage=family
    alliana88m At yahoo DOt com
    evans s

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    1. @Vance Creve - That Calvin Klein Wool 3/4-Length Coat w/ Removable Hood is a great choice!

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  7. My favorite coat was a short black leather with a nice,but thin, silky lining. In Houston, TX that's about all I needed for a coat. I still have it, but it is showing signs of wear after almost 20 years!
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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    1. @BethElderton - I'm just amazed it held up for 20 years, now that's value!

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  8. I LOVE this handbag in black:
    http://www.wilsonsleather.com/product/index.jsp?productId=12973982&cp=2446812.11529824&fpricesort=priceDescending&filter=yes&fCat=11529824&parentPage=family
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  9. @BethElderton - That Wilsons Leather Tahoe Softy Leather Hobo w/ Flat Trim in that burgundy/cabernet color is FANTASTIC! Hmmm....I might have to get that one for an upcoming Featured Handbag in the Spotlight, great pick!

    ♥ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

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  10. My favorite coat is a full length faux fur one (black mink) that I had in high school. I always felt like a movie star wearing it! While all my other friends were wearing bomber jackets and Starter jackets I had my faux fur! I always followed my own style. But I love Wilsons. My fiance still has his motorcycle jacket that he bought when he was a teenager too and he still wears it. I occasionally nab it for myself too. They really do have great quality. Thanks for the chance to win this. :)

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    1. @Kimberly - That coat sounds fab! One of my Aunts had passed on to me a Fur trimmed trench coat (real fur too!) and I LOVED that coat, so I know exactly what you mean. Like you, I felt like a million bucks in that coat and always got compliments when I wore it! If only I were still that size!

      I'm not surprised that your Fiance's Wilsons Leather Jacket is still going strong, their quality is what keeps me returning to them time and time again!

      Good Luck in the drawing!

      ♥ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

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  11. I love all my coats and if I win I would get something for my Special Someone!

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    1. @Vane Aguirre - You have a lucky special someone! I'd be so tempted to keep this one! :)

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  12. I would love to get this to my BF!
    http://www.wilsonsleather.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3768172&cp=2446814.3189114.3740837&fpricesort=priceAscending&filter=yes&fCat=3740837&parentPage=family

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    1. @Vane Aguirre - The Black Rivet Lamb Jacket w/ Hood is such a perfect gift for any special guy in your life, great choice!

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  13. I love this Calvin Klein trench coat:
    http://www.wilsonsleather.com/product/index.jsp?productId=12959949&cp=2446811.3189115.2013578&parentPage=family
    elena.cacahuete(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. @Elena - OMG! That Calvin Klein Wool Single-Breasted Trench Coat you selected is fantastic! I may have to pick that one up myself! :)

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  14. i was just at the store and didnt have enough money for the bag i wanted - gift card would help ;)

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    1. Gift cards definitely come in handy at this time of the year that's for sure!

      Good Luck!

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  15. My fave coat was SUEDE SHEEPSKIN SHEARLING FUR AFGHAN COAT from the 70's I lived in NYC then and I have to say it was the warmest coat I ever had albeit heavy to wear. I saw it in the window in Greenwich Village and had to have it. It was orange and took all the dreariness out of winter for me. I loved wearing it

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    1. @Nancy - Do you still have it? Sounds awesome, take an instagram of you wearing it, I'd love to see it! I love bright colors, I love pops of red and cobalt in the winter!

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  16. I have a Wilsons Leather tan coat with a fur collar and I LOVE IT!

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    1. @Mandy B - I'll bet it's super warm and comfy for winter!

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  17. My husband surprised me with a leather coat from Wilson's with a real fur collar years ago and I still wear it but I do take the fur collar off

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    1. @rosannepm - Obviously your DH has great taste! Sounds like a great coat, and being able to detach the fur collar allows you to transition the piece into Fall and Spring!

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  18. My favorite coat is the http://www.wilsonsleather.com/product/index.jsp?productId=16031876&cp=2446811.3743286&parentPage=family

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    1. @rosannepm - Wilsons Leather Convertible Collar Short Lamb Jacket is a great choice!

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  19. http://www.wilsonsleather.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3568288&cp=2446811.3189115.2013576&parentPage=family

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  20. @Gianna The Pelle Studio Smooth Lamb 3-Button Hipster w/ Thinsulate Lining is a great choice! I have this one and I love it!

    ♥ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

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  21. I love your jacket Tracy! Very sleek!
    hondaray6 at hotmail dot com

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  22. I love this:
    http://www.wilsonsleather.com/product/index.jsp?productId=12854194&cp=2446811.3699813.3701372&parentPage=family

    April C.
    acrisafu@nycap.rr.com

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  23. I love this jacket
    http://www.wilsonsleather.com/product/index.jsp?productId=12947577&cp=2446811.11483982&parentPage=family

    Katie R.
    dancehottie1621 at aol dot com

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  24. Love this - http://www.wilsonsleather.com/product/index.jsp?productId=11842365&cp=2446811.3189115.3635770&parentPage=family

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  25. My favorite is the Wilsons Leather Ultimate Hooded Faux-Shearling Leather Jacket

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