Showing posts with label Wilsons Leather. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Wilsons Leather. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

{#Giveaway Alert!} Dads AND Grads picks from @wilsonsleather + enter to win a $100 Gift Card via @Ascending1!

June is all about Dads AND Grads!

With it being days away from June I know my butterflies are on the hunt for gifts for both Dads and Grads (and let's not even mention all those June Weddings!).

The little elves at Wilson's Leather have devised the PERFECT most quintessential gift for the discerning butterfly lover out there, it's a Leather Scuba Jacket with super trendy contrast color and a beautiful white and black butterfly lining! If you have a butterfly loving Grad on your list, this gift is for her!


Wilsons Leather Giveaway Leather Scuba Jacket with Butterfly Lining

It's the details on this jacket that make it such a standout - The unique placket, collarless design and contrast colors on this Leather Scuba Jacket with an amazing black and white butterfly lining that make this absolutely perfect for NOW - while Spring is slowly turning to summer here in the Northeast, I am the type of person that gets cold the minute I sit down when I go to a restaurant or a movie theater, and I personally always carry a jacket with me because of it, THIS is the Jacket that I will be carrying, the caramel color on this is seasonless juxtaposed with black contrast, and rolling up the sleeve shows off just a touch of butterflies when you have the jacket zipped up.

Above is a closeup of the lining. It's like someone at Wilson's Leather peeked into my dreams and designed this jacket. It is beautiful!

Wilson's Leather has Men's Jackets too!

Wilson's Leather has a great selection for Men as well as Women (and Women's PLUS too!), they have handbags as well as gifts for Business and Travel as well!


I have been shopping at Wilson's Leather for a LONG time now, they were actually my very first Leather Handbag Purchase when I was a teen and working my first job! I have had great experiences with Wilson's Leather, like most leather it actually gets more character as it ages. But you have to start with quality Leather for it to wear so well and that's were Wilson's always exceeds my expectations. I always urge people to read the reviews, as sometimes with Wilson's you do need to size up, although I normally advise sizing up with most outerwear from most brands, as you are going to be wearing it over sweaters, especially during Winter (and sometimes in Spring also as evenings are still a bit nippy!).


Wilson's Leather wanted to help us kick off Dads and Grads with a BANG, and are offering one lucky butterfly a chance to win a $100 Gift Card to buy just the right gift for your special Dad or Grad!

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Who will you be shopping for butterfly your Dad or a Special Grad?

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FTC Disclosure: I was provided some of the products featured for editorial consideration. Ascending Butterfly blogs by Ethical Blogging Guidelines. All opinions are 100% my own!  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 16 CFR, Part 255 - Guides Concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising, you may check our Giveaway and Disclosure Page for additional information regarding Ascending Butterfly Disclosure.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

{#Giveaway Alert!} Check out my #Holiday Picks from @wilsonsleather and enter to win a $100 Gift Card!

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Happy Holidays Butterflies!

For those of you that don't want to battle the malls, have some' hard to shop for's' on your list or just need some new gift ideas, I always say you can't possibly go wrong with the gift of leather! And I have a favorite trusted source for my Leather purchases. I have been shopping Wilson's Leather since my teens. My first job during my high school years allowed me to indulge myself in a few luxury loves of mine like Fashion/Leather and a Wilson's Leather Handbag was actually my very first purchase!

I still shop them to this day online (and in store) and was a loyal consumer way before working with them now on collaborations on my blog. Fashion is a passion and butterflies when it's leather it's that much better in my book. I have some Hot Picks from Wilson's Leather that I'm sure anyone would love to find under their tree!


Wilsons Leather touchpoint smart leather red Gloves
Wilsons Leather touchpoint smart leather red Gloves

The touchpoint Gloves from Wilson's Leather allow you to operate your portable mobile devices and NOT have to remove your gloves at all. No more frozen finger tips from gloves with the cut out fingers, you can now operate your devices and keep those digits completely covered. Of course I picked Red, but there are other colors available and I'd snatch these up quick if I were you!

Wilsons Leather touchpoint smart leather red Gloves in action
Wilsons Leather touchpoint smart leather red Gloves in action!

You know I immediately put these to the test and used them with my smartphone to test out how easy it would be to use applications with the gloves and I'm happy to report I was able to open apps, take pictures and never had to remove my gloves at all, I love that the top is red leather and the underside is black so you also get the bonus of a nice 'color blocking' effect, tres trendy!


Marc New York Center Zip High Collar Leather Scubain Tabacco
Marc New York Center Zip High Collar Leather Scuba in Tabacco

This scuba has clean lines and is deceptively simple, it's perfect to throw on top of your dress pants for work, and then use it again on the weekend thrown over your jeans with a cute dress boot. The full length zipper is hidden by a full-snap placket and it boasts a high scuba collar which you can just as easily wear down, the zippered cuffs are a super cute detail and give your sleeve a little more breathing room which is great when you are running errands or want a more casual look. The Two Front hand Pockets actually have a snap closure if you need to put something in them you have a little extra security, it also has a fully lined interior with one open pocket. I LOVE THIS ONE!


Wilsons Leather Men's Classic Leather Trench Coat
Wilsons Leather Men's Classic Leather Trench Coat

OK so maybe it's because I have a Vampire thing and you often see them in movies wearing Leather Trench Coats, that I'm drawn to this Wilsons Leather Mens Classic Leather Trench Coat!


Wilsons Leather Ginger Zip Around Leather Tote Handbag
Wilsons Leather Ginger Zip Around Leather Tote Handbag

I'm totally digging the clean lines and Pop of Color on the Wilsons Leather Ginger Zip Around Leather Tote! Yes Please!


I received the Touch Smart Gloves and Andrew Marc/Marc New York Leather Scuba Jacket for Editorial Consideration. I already live in Wilsons Leather and the gloves and Scuba jacket blended right into my wardrobe like I have always owned them. (I'm obsessing over the Handbag so I might just have to pick that one up this weekend!)

Wilsons Leather is always soft and supple, holds up really well, and most importantly butterflies, their customer service is top notch, that I can personally attest to.I do most of my shopping online now, but I will admit Wilson's is like an old friend to me and I can never pass by their brick and mortar locations without stopping in. (Random visits to the store always result in un-expected purchases, but I never have any regrets!). I HIGHLY recommend Wilson's Leather, with literally something for everyone, you can easily knock off your entire list, not to mention they offer a full range of sizing so you are very likely going to find something you love in your size in stock.


I am so happy that Wilsons Leather returned this year to close out our annual Holidays Buying Guide. We got a late start, so we'll be taking entries for this one through the New Year and the gift certificate will be fulfilled in the New Year, giving you more time to get a ton of entries in, and double perk, you'll get a chance to see what comes in new after they re-stock after the holidays, so in my book DOUBLE SCORE!

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FTC Disclosure: I was provided some of the products featured for editorial consideration. Ascending Butterfly blogs by Ethical Blogging Guidelines. All opinions are 100% my own!  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 16 CFR, Part 255 - Guides Concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising, you may check our Giveaway and Disclosure Page for additional information regarding Ascending Butterfly Disclosure.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Happy Labor Day! + My #Fashion Picks from today's #LaborDaySales

Graphic Courtesy of funscrape!

Hard to resist that graphic since it had butterflies in it! I hope all my butterflies are having a fun Labor Day holiday weekend! I'm hoping for an Indian Summer this month as the weather this summer was super weird in New York City.

For all my butterflies thinking about today's Labor Day Sales I thought I'd share a few of my stand-out picks from today's sales:

Our friends at IGIGI are offering 30% on select styles, there is a link on their site which shows you which styles or you can just press HERE, use coupon code: LABORDAY13 at checkout!
Two of my dress picks included in the sale are:

IGIGI Milan Dress
IGIGI Milan Dress

I love this dress for the Fall days ahead, and she is wearing it like I would, great boots, fantastic Fall handbag, what's not to love? The regular price on this dress is $122.00 and you can nab it today for $112.99

IGIGI Ippolita Plus Size Dress in Papaya
IGIGI Ippolita Plus Size Dress in Papaya

As I'm trying to mix up my wardrobe and avoid all black again for another season, this Papaya color dress from IGIGI is scoring high points. It's a super versatile dress that can take you from work to evening by simply swapping out the accessories and touching up your makeup for evening. (Although you do need some black, so my black dress selection above still stands!)

IGIGI designs are made with the curvy/Plus-Sized Woman in mind, and so far I haven't tried a style from them that I didn't like!

Our friends at In Bloom by Jonquil are also having a great style, and it's the perfect time to pick up styles from the summer season that are going on sale as they transition to fall, some standouts that are on sale today include:

In Bloom by Jonquil Asian Butterfly Pleated Chemise
In Bloom by Jonquil Asian Butterfly Pleated Chemise

From $56, it's down to $37.52! And don't forget to add its matching robe:

In Bloom by Jonquil Asian Butterfly Wrap
In Bloom by Jonquil Asian Butterfly Wrap

I have this set as it combines two of my personal favorites, butterflies and Asian inspired Art! It's as feminine as it looks, but I can tell you from personal experience that In Bloom lingerie washes well and lasts a very long time! You just can't go wrong with any of their pieces! The robe is regularly priced at $58 and is on sale today for $38.86.  They are also offering $7 Flat Rate Shipping and Free Shipping on orders over $100, so if you hadn't tried them from our previous reviews (which means you've missed out on the exclusive discount codes just for Ascending Butterfly readers) you'd be remiss in not trying them today!

A third pick that is much more winter than summer, that you can nab for a steal today is:

In Bloom by Jonquil Emilia Velvet Robe

At a regular price of $198, picking this one up today for the Special Price of $118.00 should definitely be a no brainer! There is just something so 'Old Hollywood Glam' about this Black Velvet Robe!
Our friends at Wilson's don't need a holiday to share a great sale, they have a Clearance link on their site, year round and each time we work with them I'm always pointing that out! I could probably list amazing deals on their site today all day, so I'll stick to 2 and let you check out the rest!

Here are my top two sales picks on Wilson's today (picked because I love the item, not because of the percentage that it's marked off):

Wilsons Leather Plus Size Smooth Lamb Trench w/Thinsulate Lining

As you can tell Leather is making a comeback big time this fall! One of the things I have always loved about Wilson's Leather is that they carry a plus size range, they carry a very wide variety of sizing for both men and women and have something for everyone. A good trench is literally a wardrobe staple, and a leather trench is not just trendy but it's also timeless! I have a few of Wilson's Leather styles with the Thinsulate Linings and they keep you very warm! This style is regularly $449 and is on sale today for $179.95. The style above is from the everyday clearance rack at 60% off!

Wilsons Leather Plus Size Black Rivet Moto Lamb Jacket

This jacket is included in today's 70% OFF Labor Day Sale! It regularly retails for $550 and can be nabbed for a literal STEAL today at $165.00.  And again they have a full range of sizing, I'm featuring the Plus Sized Styles because I'm a curvy Latina! (And proud of it!)
And because I can't walk away from any Fashion post without talking handbags, I thought I'd check out some picks from our friends at Elliott Lucca:

Elliott Lucca Bali '89 FLap Satchel in Aztec White

If you absolutely refuse to do white after labor day, nab this one on sale and tuck it away for next summer! This bag retails for $168 regularly and is on sale today for $117.60 - SCORE! (They also have it in aztec black and aztec camel).

Elliott Lucca Cordoba Flap Tote in 'Teal Exotic'

This bag retails for $268, and it's on sale today for $201. For those of you with a very keen eye and good memory you will say this bag looks very familiar, and it does because we have featured it before, check out here for the original review. (You will see a picture of me carrying it as well!) I love this bag! It is roomy enough to get my tablet in there and camera and has great organizational compartments and a divider inside that is perfect if you bringing work home with you. They also have it in Black and White exotic and Sage Exotic, and you can't go wrong with any of the colors!

Happy Shopping Butterflies! Come back here and tell us what you nabbed on sale today! (Especially if it's one of the picks above!)

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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Featured #Handbag in the Spotlight + pick your prize with a $100 Gift Card to @wilsonsleather via @Ascending1

As a lifelong New Yorker, my wardrobe is filled with Black, and after the year I had last year I determined that this year as soon as I was back on my feet and something closer to a normal weight I would start ridding myself of a wardrobe that sadly resembles someone in mourning, and change over to brighter colors! I started that earlier this year when I embraced the Pantone color of the year, Green, and got a great jacket from Wilsons Leather and paired it with my Linea Pelle Dylan handbag in Kelly Green. (You can check out how I styled Green this year HERE)

With Spring finally here in New York City, I wanted to continue with my 'brighter' new me, and I fell in love, love, love, with the Black Rivet Blazer in the color 'Papaya' and the Black Rivet In & Out Satchel in 'Orange' from Wilsons Leather!

First I'll show you the pro-shot of each one:

Black Rivet Blazer in 'Papaya':

Wilsons Leather Black Rivet Blazer in 'Papaya' Front

Wilsons Leather Black Rivet Blazer in 'Papaya' Back

Black Rivet In & Out Satchel in 'Orange':

Black Rivet In & Out Satchel in 'Orange'

Here are some shots of me wearing them:

More on where I'm hamming it up at for my Birthday in this picture later during the week (Wordless Wednesday maybe)!

Jacket: Black Rivet Blazer, HandBag: Black Rivet Satchel from Wilsons Leather, Shirt by Calvin Klein, JeansSignature Curvy Skinny by Levi Strauss & Co

My Take:

I have received tons of compliments on both the Blazer and the Handbag, and I have a feeling I will be living in these for Spring! The color is just so vibrant and fun, I can take my black wardrobe and give it a pop of color with bright accessories! And when a spill on my jacket occured, a quick dab with club soda took it right off with no staining or fading. The bag has a stripes lining on the inside, that makes it a super fun choice going straight into summer, and makes it easy to see on the inside when you are in lowlight and need to find something fast. It has great organizational compartments, my sunglasses are super-oversized and my phone is a pretty thick one, and both fit with ease in their side compartments, which is rare for me to find in most handbags. I find myself wanting to reach for these everyday now!

Win It:

When I told my friends at Wilsons Leather it was my birthday but YOU get the gifts, they were happy to join in the fun! And while I LOVE my picks, you may want something totally different, a different color, or silhouette of bag and you can actually pick your own bag instead of my choice! So not only is it my birthday month and YOU get the gifts, you also get to pick your gift, isn't that cool?

Follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter Widget below to get your entries in for a $100 Wilsons Leather Gift Card! One lucky butterfly will win $100 to Wilsons Leather to pick their own prize, and gentlemen remember, Wilsons Leather is NOT just for Ladies, they sell great stuff for Men too! Who Loves You Butterfly?

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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Winner Announcement for the @NicoleMillerNYC Addison Handbag Giveaway on @Ascending1 + this month's holiday #handbag #giveaway

Winner Announcement!:

After the feature being on hiatus so long, it was no surprise that October's Featured Monthly Handbag in the spotlight garnered a ton of entries! It took me awhile to close this one because before I even draw a winner, I eliminate all entries that did not comply with giveaway instructions. All 'blank' entries etc. This way when I go to draw a winner, only qualified entries are in the running. I know oftentimes people are under the assumption that when bloggers use rafflecopter we just draw and if that winner did not comply with instructions we just re-draw, I can't speak for everyone, but I refuse to do that. I eliminate all dis-qualified entries first THEN draw the winner. So my actual entry numbers for any given drawing may go 'down' after it closes which most people wouldn't want, but I like the drawings to be fair and only the folks who played by the rules get the chance to win!


Our October Featured Monthly Handbag in the Spotlight Nicole Miller Addison Handbag Giveaway Winner is Naomi S. Hers was entry #227!

Join me in congratulating Naomi!

This Month's Giveaway:

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For this month, we are doing a unique twist with our favorite feature, and letting YOU pick the bag. That's right, this time you pick the Featured Handbag in the Spotlight and have a chance to win it! We are giving away a $100 Gift Card to Wilsons Leather so you can select the item of your choice! If you are a leather lover like I am and can't wait to nab a great new bag or coat, Wilson's Leather just launched their '12 Days of Deals' where Select Styles are now 70% OFF their original prices! (And not to fear my Vegan gals, they offer faux leather styles too!)

Holiday Gift Buying Guide VLOG:

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Did you check out Ascending Butterfly's Video VLOG for Procter & Gamble's #PGHoliday Buying Guide? Not only did Lifestyle Expert, Celebrity Stylist and Television Personality, Robert Verdi interview me about my holiday buying tips and tricks, I also shot a video vlog presenting holiday gift buying ideas for everyone on your list, which you can view in full detail with a behind the scenes HERE.

I am working on closing out the McDonald's, Purex, and Gund Boo + Mini Boo Giveaway Winners this weekend, so stay tuned for the next winner's announcement!

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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!

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: Focus on #Fashion! All things Green!

Just needed a little break from focusing on 'Frankenstorm Sandy', for the past two years Mother Nature has been very angry on Halloween! Hope all my fellow East Coasters now have power back!

Thought I'd make this a Fall Fashion Focus Wordless Wednesday!

How I styled it:

Jacket: Wilson's Leather Green Scuba Jacket w/ Knit Inset, Bag: Linea Pelle Dylan Medium Tote in Kelly Green (this color isn't available now so I linked you to the Dylan in the color 'gunmetal' instead), Boots: Emu Australia Dalwood Hi Boot in Black, Jeans: BeijaFlor Bootcut 'Jennifer' Jean

Even the sunglasses are green! Yes I wear my sunglasses at  night! ;)
These were taken during Vapiano's 10th Anniversary Birthday Bash, if you missed my recap coverage, click HERE!

Fellow Bloggers, feel free to link up your Wordless Wednesday Posts by leaving them as a comment below!

Happy Wordless Wednesday Butterfly!

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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Weekly Moment of Gratitude - The Blogging Anniversary Edition!

What I am grateful for:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Blog-a-versary -  Ascending Butterfly was founded in 2009, and here I stand 3 years later, celebrating a Blog-A-Versary! Blogging has been more rewarding than I could have ever anticipated in so many ways. It's the hardest job you'll ever love! So this week I'm not only grateful for my blogging anniversary, but every single reader and follower, every single sponsor, every single brand ambassadorship, and all that I have learned along the way!

These three years have literally flown by, and I am super excited to think of what the next 3 years will bring.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Mental Health - I took a few days away from writing this week, and I am so happy I did. I did some wonderful stuff these past few days that I will be sharing with you, so I was literally still working, but taking a few days not glued to a screen certainly gave me some time to unwind!

What are YOU most grateful for this week Butterfly?

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What are you grateful for today? I'd love for you to write in and share what you are grateful for this week. The more you say it, the more you speak it, and the more you live in gratitude, the more you will find reasons to be grateful for, and the more reasons that the universe will send you to be grateful for. So join me on this journey of gratitude and inspiration. And you can post here daily (even though my list will be posted weekly).

Remember, attitude really does determine altitude.

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Active Giveaway

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Road Trip with your Little Ones Britax Accessories Giveaway! Ends 06/26 - Win a Prize Pack Valued at over $150 -

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Don't be bummed as winners have NOT yet been selected for the Wilson's Leather $200 Gift Card Giveaway and the Blade Buddy Giveaway. Thanks for your patience butterflies! I will be working on closing those out tonight!

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Gratitude Journal Reco:
For those of you who are interested in keeping a gratitude journal this year, here is my recommendation and where to purchase it:

Make this Your Best Day ever, Bless and Be Blessed!

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Win a $200 Gift Card to Wilsons Leather

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This giveaway is now CLOSED. Thanks so much to our wonderful sponsor Wilson's Leather! We look forward to working with you again. 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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We have a promo so big it actually fits into TWO of our Guides! This promo serves as this month's 'Featured Handbag in the Spotlight' and our first giveaway in our annual Mother's Day Buying Guide! This one is especially for moms who like to travel in style! Wilsons Leather is no stranger to Ascending Butterfly readers, they've hosted a few Featured Handbag in the Spotlights for us (see HERE and HERE for reminders). Wilson's Leather has been my go-to for my handbags, jackets and leather accessories like Leather Gloves for years now. The leather is buttery soft, incredibly durable and the in store (brick and mortar) as well as online service is always top notch.

We are getting dangerously close to June, Is it just me or is this year starting to move way too fast! While everyone likes to harp on the Spring Flowers and the chirping birds and the butterflies (or maybe that's just me), to get there, we get rain. A lot of rain. So a day that may start cool, then get warm goes back to cold at night, which means you don't want to wear a winter coat, but still need something to keep you warm for the mornings and evenings when the temperature drops or it's raining out.

This is where our friends at Wilson's Leather come in, despite the title, they are NOT just leather! And if you are in the market for a great Spring Trenchcoat or a new Travel Bag, check out Wilson's first! If you are a fab frugalista who wants to look spot on and not spend more than you have to doing so, then the current sales will knock your socks off, right now you can get 60-80% off designer jackets, and there is also a sale running where if you buy one business bag you get the second at half off, and that will apply AUTOMATICALLY in cart during checkout, how awesome and fab is that?

Many of you know that it's been a challenging year for me this year to say the least, but the challenges I've faced have forced me to come out of my comfort zone in so many ways. I've been embracing things I normally wouldn't, and forcing myself to do things and wear things I probably never would have. I was a late comer to the 'animal print' trend and now I can't stop wearing it! I must share my newest obsession!

Black Rivet Asymmetrical Zip Front Jacket

Isn't this trench absolutely fantastic? Here is a shot of me wearing it (notice my super cute over-sized butterfly earrings):

I always thought animal prints were just too bold for me, and now I can't get enough! And as Blogging has gotten me more into travel I love that this coat is lightweight enough to be able to pack it easily, but fully lined so I'm not freezing when it gets nippy at night. Traveling in style also requires the right bag, I did tell you that this was also a 'Featured Handbag in the Spotlight' Promo too right? I'm sure by opening with a Trench you were begining to wonder if I had forgotten the Handbag, I have not my friends. I never forget the Handbag, it's a monthly feature for us since 2009!

In fact, this is no ordinary handbag, it's a wheeled briefcase with a sleek style, it's airport easy as it fits in the overhead or slides easily under the seat in front of you, has a padded compartment for your laptop, iPad, or Kindle, and an organizational compartment in the front. The wheel system is totally removable so if you just want throw it over your shoulders for your daily commute you can do so with or without the wheels. It slides on or off easily, but stays on and stays put when you need it!

McKlein USA Roseville 96646 Fly-Through Checkpoint-Friendly 2-in-1 Removable-Wheeled Ladies' Laptop Case

I love to travel, but hate to lug heavy bags, or bags that aren't well organized. Let's face it, airport security checkpoints are not fun. You are already harried, frazzled, and then standing in a super long line with someone right in front of you and directly behind you so have no room to move, then suddenly you have to get your jacket, jewelry and shoes off, take your laptop or portable tablet OUT of your bag and get all this in a bin. Then you are being scanned while worrying about your stuff, and by the time you are done, your bins are already at the end of the aisle and you have to get everything back on and back in your bag in half a second because there are tons of folks behind you. Not so simple right?

The buttery soft Italian Leather had me at Hello and I will now never travel without this bag, it comes with a removable protector for your laptop/tablet that slides easily in and out and protects your device while in the bin. It has great organizational pockets, you can remove the wheel system if you prefer and use the shoulder strap. This trench and this bag together are a KILLER travel combo! You will breeze through the airport cool, confident and in style!

Now butterflies, you all know what Buying Guides mean right? You know I always look out for you butterfly! How would you like to win Trenchcoat and amazing travel briefcase too?

I thought so!

I can even do one better for you, how about a $200 Gift Card to Wilsons Leather so you can buy the trench and bag of YOUR choice? Who loves you butterfly?

Use the Rafflecopter form below for your chance to win a $200 gift card to Wilsons Leather, do the mandatory entry to unlock the bonus entries.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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