So what if my new baby is a bag

It’s white, it’s leather, it’s embossed, it’s roomy, it’s Brahmin, and it’s all mine.

Thank you to Vogue and to Brahmin for the lovely surprise package at my door today–it definitely made my post-call day that much better!

I’m especially flattered not only to receive a bag as luxurious as a Brahmin (their ads are all over Vogue issues, and I love staring at them) but to have received this bag in particular which isn’t available until May. I believe pre-orders start mid-April, so mark your calendars, ladies, this bag is G-O-R-G-I-E. Already gotten 2 compliments today, both in elevator rides.

Also in an elevator ride today:

Stranger: “Are those Toms?”

Me: “Yep, they’re the sparkly ones.” (gold glitter Toms shoes)

Stranger: “Oh, I’m good friends with the COO. He spends a lot of time in Africa.”

Me: “Oh wow, really! I love them. I have..<thinking>..2 pairs!”

Stranger: <silence>

<awkard silence ensues until he gets off at his floor>

How’s that for awesome? I wasn’t sure whether the conversation went well or horribly horribly bad. I’m leaning toward the latter.

Week in Review

  • I went all crazy and mixed chambray with polyester and dazzling geometric tights!
  • It felt as slow as Christmas (maybe because of the anticipation), but the professional video of my IFB panel “Working With Brands Gracefully” debuted on IFB this week!
  • I also debuted a new series I’ll be doing entitled “My Favorite Things”. This week was the first installment. Hope you like!
  • Last but certainly not least, I played an April Fools’ joke on you Friday. }:-] I hope you liked it, I’d been planning it since last year but only just remembered about it on the morning of April Fools!
  • http://www.blahblahbecky.co.uk Blah Blah Becky

    Oooh lucky you, it's just beautiful!

  • http://www.guysgirlsandlove.com/what-scares-men-in-relationship Change Relationship

    Wow nice piece! Congrats!

  • https://twitter.com/pooja_d88 Pooja

    Cute bag!! Made even cuter by being a free surprise from Vogue!!!

  • http://stillblondeafteralltheseyears.com Still blonde after a

    I'm still laughing about the April Fool's joke–especially the banner–HA!

    Cool Bag!

    Really love the Tom's story–what was some guy doing talking about Tom's anyway??

  • http://therealmeangirl.com MG

    I LOVE Toms….so comfy and such a fantastic cause. That bag is fantastic! You are one lucky girl :)

    • http://prettyshinysparkly.com Kristina

      That I am, MG, that I am!

  • http://behindtheleopardglasses.blogspot.com/ Emma Basilone

    wow congrats!! So cute! I also LOVE TOMS! I ran the club in college and helped sell over 300 pairs!

    <3
    http://behindtheleopardglasses.blogspot.com/

  • http://steffysprosandcons.blogspot.com steffy

    omg that is so awesome! you're living the life!

    <3 steffy

    Steffys Pros and Cons

    • http://prettyshinysparkly.com Kristina

      I may or may not have squealed and hugged the bag to my chest when I pulled it from its gorgeous dust bag and box. :) I'm still pinching myself!

  • http://www.jesskaydesigns.com/ Jess Kay Designs

    Wow, that bag is pretty awesome – looking forward to seeing it in some upcoming outfit posts :)

    p.s. thank you for changing your banner back! :)

    • http://prettyshinysparkly.com Kristina

      You're so welcome, Jess. ;)

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  • http://myheartblogged.blogspot.com/ myheartblogged

    I love the bag. It's so gorgeous.

  • http://dagensoutfit.co Dagens Outfit

    loves it!

  • http://blog.imagebylauren.com Vegas Fashion Stylis

    it is beautiful, so jealous

  • http://sparkycorner.wordpress.com Sara

    O how absolutely lovely!! Looking forward to seeing it in future posts :-)

  • http://lovealamode.wordpress.com Rachel from Love a l

    What a pretty bag! That elevator exchange is funny, I went to high school with the creator of Toms, he was a few years older than me though.

    Bisous,

    Rachel
    http://lovealamode.wordpress.com

  • http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com Vivian

    First off, I just wanted to say that I just found your blog and I have NO idea how it's escaped me for so long! Found you through a search on the Madewell perfect shirt. Loved your styling and I may have to re-consider the flare/wide-leg jeans now. Consider me a loyal follower now!

  • http://amydaytoday.blogspot.com Amy

    The elevator story is too funny. Very awkward!

    amy day to day

  • http://fashionista-next-door.com Eboni Ife'

    how special is that! It really is a gorgeous bag. Enjoy!!

  • http://ladyofashion.blogspot.com Madison

    beautiful! That would surely make me smile too! -xxoo

  • http://www.theonlinestylist.co.uk TheOnlineStylist

    Beautiful beautiful Brahmin bag. I don't blame you for calling it your baby.. and the fact that it came from Vogue? Even better! x

  • http://www.kinseym.com Kinsey Michaels

    that bag is absolutely GORGEOUS!

    what an amazing surprise! i would freak out with excitement if that came in the mail for me!