Sunday, May 1, 2011

{CLOSED} Featured Handbag in the Spotlight: Pelle Camden Belted Leather Satchel Giveaway! Ends 5/31

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This giveaway is now CLOSED. Thanks so much to our wonderful sponsor Wilsons Leather! We look forward to working with you again! The winner has been notified and upon confirmation, follower name will be posted both here and on our homepage. Remember: There are great giveaways active on the upper right hand side of the page!
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Ascending Butterfly's Spotlight Handbag of the Month, brought to you by:

This month we are hitting you with a dual selection, both a Featured Handbag of the Month, AND a Mother's Day Buying Guide Recommendation! We've switched gears from home back to Fashion, and I have a great recommendation from Wilson's Leather!

It's no secret that my biggest weakness are quality Leather Handbags, and my very first one was a black leather crossbody I purchased from Wilsons Leather when they first set up shop in my local mall when I was a teenager. And quite frankly that bag set the bar high. The leather was buttery soft, it had all the organizational features I needed, and it held up for YEARS. (And yes me being a very typical New Yorker, I did get it in Black!)

I have purchased quite a few bags and leather jackets from Wilson's since then both on an offline, and find that I keep going back, and I think of them first, because the service at their brick and mortar locations are amazingly attentive, never intrusive, always welcome, friendly and helpful. The online service is amazingly fast, and there are customer reviews available for the products so you can get real customer feedback and ideas regarding sizing! And whether I shop at one of their many retail locations, or I choose to shop online, I know I'm getting a great deal coupled with amazing quality.

Wilson's pricing allows you to add to your accessory wardrobe without breaking the bank. You can stay on trend with a seasonal color bag or jacket of exceptional quality, look like you spent a million bucks but not have to cringe when the bill comes in!

Pelle Camden Belted Leather Satchel

While your name may not be Jane Birkin, and Hermes may not be beating down a path to your door to design you a custom handbag that costs more than a House down payment, you can still very much feel and look like you do!
Wilson's Pelle Camden Satchel is bound to turn heads! Whether you are shopping for a style savvy, fashion forward mom, someone with a very special birthday coming up, or just want to make her smile, THIS is definitely the way to say I Love You!
Bag Deets:
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Two 23" rolled carry handles (Drop: 8½")
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Gold-tone hardware
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Front buckle detail; protective metal base feet; structured base
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ -  Zip-across top closure
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - 2-section interior with zippered divider; zippered interior pocket; 3 card slots; 2 open accessory sleeves; open cell phone sleeve
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ -  Genuine leather
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Full lining
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - 11"W x 9"H x 4"D

My Take

I love this bag, it's sophisticated, stylish, well constructed, and very nicely designed. This is the bag you take to that big meeting, and then it will take you effortlessly into evening because it's not a huge satchel, it's very much structured!

This is the bag mom may not ask you for, but she definitely wants! I'd recommend tucking a gift card to her favorite restaurant in one of the card slots......(you do want to be mom's favorite don't you?) ;)

Only bad thing ladies, is you will definitely want one in every color! The good thing is, at these prices you can afford to and not feel guilty!

You didn't think I'd forget about you right? Who loves you butterfly?

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - WIN IT! - Ascending Butterfly and our friends at Wilsons Leather have a very special surprise for 1 lucky winner! 1 winner will win the Pelle Camden Belted Leather Satchel in their choice of color!

Don't you just ♥ Wilsons Leather? I know I do!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - How to Win: (1) You must be a PUBLIC follower of Ascending Butterfly to be eligible for this and all giveaways. Indicate in your entry that you follow (if your 'comment name/user id' differs from your profile id, please let me know what name you follow under) and (2)MANDATORY entry- Visit Wilsons Leather and then Link us to any item you like other than the Pelle Camden Belted Leather Satchel! (3) You must also leave your email address somewhere in your comment. (You can format it this way for security, example: ascendingbutterfly AT mail host DOT com). (If your email is clearly visible in your profile, you can just say so, that's OK!) Please follow the easy 1, 2, 3 steps to winning (or in this case, the A,B,C’s of winning!) This giveaway is open to USA residents who are 18 years of age or older. No PO Boxes.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Please follow directions or you will be disqualified! All comments are moderated, they may not appear on the site right away (comments like "I want this" or "I want to win" will not be entered). You have from Sunday, May 01, 2011 until Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 03:00 PM (EST) to comment and be entered for a chance to win. You will have 48 hours to confirm if we do not hear from you we will be forced to move on to an alternate. (We only notify winners DIRECTLY via email, so if your profile or your comment does not have an email your entry will not be processed)


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