I hate to admit this, but I’m not really a “girly-girl” when it comes to certain things. I was a total “Tom Boy” growing up and in a way I still have a little bit left inside of me. Don’t get me wrong, I love to get dressed up and do my hair and make-up… but not every day. I’m mostly a sweatpants and tee shirt kind of girl, and I have no problem leaving the house with make-up on and my hair is normally thrown up in a ponytail.
Because I have a very laid back and casual nature about me, I don’t necessarily find certain things overly important like jewelry, bags and shoes (I think I just heard a few of my readers shrieking out of shock – LOL).
I do LOVE jewelry and I love to wear it, but not on a daily basis. I also have no interest in shoes. I’m happy in my sneakers.
When it comes to bags I have mixed feelings. On one hand I love the look of handbags, purses and totes. I have seen some absolutely beautiful ones that I would love to own. At the same time I’m not a fan of carrying them around. I like to keep things simple. If I have a bag that can carry my wallet, cellphone and keys I’m happy.
I tend to buy small bags. Most people know them as “wristlets”. My husband refers to them as a “wallet on a string”.
I had the opportunity to review a bag from Gigi Hill Bags. Oh my! Remember how I said I love the look of bags, and which I could own a lot of pretty ones that catch my eye? Well the Gigi Hill Bags website is total “eye candy”. They have some gorgeous bags that I would LOVE to have. I especially love the first bag pictured below. It’s beautiful!
In addition to bag, Gigi Hill also carries iPad covers, belts, luggage and other accessories.
After spending a long time on the site I finally chose the Marilyn Wristlet in the Luxe pattern.
I couldn’t wait for the wristlet to arrive. I was in need of something to carry my wallet, cellphone and keys.
The Gigi Hill Marilyn Wristlet actually comes with a few card slots sewn into the inside of the bag. That way you don’t even need to carry a wallet if you don’t need to. There is room for your ID, debit card and a little cash, leaving you plenty of room for your make up in case you want to do a little touch-up. There is also room for your cellphone. I have an iPhone and it fits in the bag just fine.
This bag is not made out of fabric but rather some kind of plastic-like material. You wouldn’t know it by looking at it. It looks like fabric. It’s not until you touch it that you know the truth.
The material the wristlet is made of is strong and very easy to wipe clean when it becomes dirty. The bag is also outlined in a leather-like piping that helps to protect the seams so they won’t pull and rip open.
The inside of the bag features a soft pink satin-like material.
The wrist strap is made from the same strong material, so it shouldn’t break under normal usable. It also has a clip on one end so you could easily attach this to another bag or luggage if you don’t want to use it as a wristlet.
They really put a lot of thought into the detail, right down to the cute little silver heart on the zipper pull.
I like that the bag is lightweight. When I am using it I hardly even notice that I am wearing it on my wrist. It’s perfect for my day to day needs, especially when I’m running errands and I prefer not to carry a lot of stuff with me.
The Gigi Hill Marilyn Wristlet is great for running errands or for going to work. It’s also classy enough to be used on a night on the town.
The Gigi Hill Marilyn Wristlet is available in 14 different patterns and designs including popular faux leather or faux Cheetah.
This wristlet sells for $39 on the Gigi Hill website. While that might not be entirely “budget friendly” for most people, the fact that it should last you a very long time should be considered. You won’t have to replace it for a long time, unless you want one in a different color or style.
For more information about Gigi Hill, or to check out their beautiful bags and accessories, visit www.GigiHill.com.
You can also host a Gigi Hill at-home party and free or discounted products. You can learn more on the Gigi Hill website under the “Host a Party” tab.
*I received a free product sample in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and were not influenced in any way.