I’m definitely not ultra high maintenance or very girly girl and I’m more of a jeans and t-shirt kind of mom, but I have an inner shopping girl who definitely appreciates fashion and beautiful things. I’m a big bargain shopper and one thing my mother (who is a fantastic bargain shopper with excellent classic taste) taught me is that it’s OK to invest in signature pieces such as a beautiful handbag or shoes.
Can I introduce you to my new BFF for fall?
I love this metallic tweed clutch bag from Elaine Turner. It’s a classic style that will never look outdated, but the metallic thread gives it a little edge. It would look as good with a suit as it would jeans and boots, in my opinion!
I wasn’t familiar with luxury handbag and shoe designer Elaine Turner until I heard she was opening a store here locally in Nashville. She launched her amazing brand in Houston in 2000, but all you Nashville area readers listen up. She’s opened up a beautiful store here in Green Hills Mall ya’ll! I love her classic looks and her signature bamboo motif that have a little bit of a funky twist, whether it be an unexpected color or texture. Read all about the grand opening of her fifth store on the official Elaine Turner blog. I also love that she supports several charities, including the Nellie B. Connally Breast Center at M.D. Anderson and Heroes for Children.
Speaking of blogs, I’ve agreed to participate in a fun battle of the blogs Nashville fashion style. A lucky Middle Tennessee reader is going to win one of three amazing shopping sprees to Elaine Turner in Green Hills Mall and I am also in the running for a chance to win a shopping spree (if I drive the most entrants to the contest) so it’s a win/win!
Oh my word, look at how gorgeous this store is! Fashion eye candy, for sure. (Photo courtesy of the official Elaine Turner blog.)
Nashville readers, how do you win one of three shopping sprees ranging from $1,000 to $250? Simply visit the new Elaine Turner boutique in Green Hills Mall between now and November 29 and register for a chance to win (just mention that you heard about the giveaway on Blonde Mom Blog).
Please mention that you heard about the shopping spree giveaway on BlondeMomBlog as I’ll also be entered for a chance to win a shopping spree. Be still my heart!
Not in Nashville? No worries as all BlondeMomBlog readers will receive 15% off online purchases with code BlondeMomBlog between now and November 15. I’d say this is major shopping karma and a sign from the retail gods that it’s high time you buy yourself a little pre-holiday craziness present, right? I love this bronze sequin wristlet, which would be perfect for the holidays.
Beyond bags, I love Elaine Turner’s ballet flats and her leather wrap bracelets (for a splurge under $75.) I heart a good sale so I am loving all of the beautiful accessories, from wallets to iPad cases, on sale. Not into bags or bling? You might be tempted by the Tech Babe section and all the fun (yet practical) iPad and iPhone cases.
Although Elaine Turner’s signature color is pink, I am loving this purple bag!
I love these flats…
How fun is this leather wrap bracelet?
Happy Shopping and be sure to visit all the great blogs participating in Fashion Friday round ups today, such as All Things Chic! Good luck to all of you Nashville area readers and be sure to sign up for Elaine Turner’s email updates via ET5@elaineturner.com.