I have always been a bit of a “Tom Boy”. Don’t get me wrong, I love getting dressed up. But for the most part I’m a Tom Boy at heart. Growing up I would rather play with my Tonka trucks and G.I. Joe doll the Barbies and baby dolls. Building forts and exploring the woods was more fun to me then playing dress up or trying on my mom’s makeup.
As an adult I don’t necessarily consider myself a “girly girl”. I have friends who are totally into shoes and handbags – even going so far as to make sure their shoes and handbags match. No me. I’m a sneaker gal who uses the tiniest bag possible. My bag is big enough to hold my wallet and car keys – that’s it.
That is until I met my new “love”…
I was sent to review a bag from a company called Emilie M. Their bags are considered “Investment Pieces Without the Investment.” Everything in the line is mom-tested and approved for wearability and durability, at prices less than $100.
Emilie M. also will be donating percentage of all proceeds this season to Christy Turlington Burns’ Every Mother Counts, supporting moms around the world who suffer during pregnancy or birth with complications that are easily preventable with the right care. I recently reviewed a beautiful bracelet by Stella & Dot that also donated to this wonderful charity.
I was sent to review the Stacy Hobo bag.
A classic handbag silhouette gets a chic update with the Stacy Hobo. Featuring gold hardware, a front zipper pocket, back pocket and an adjustable shoulder strap, the Stacy Hobo purse is the perfect lady’s companion made from 100% vegan leather. The perfect handsfree travel bag, flaunt the Stacy hobo with vintage-inspired style and grace this season.
- Handbag Dimensions: 12.5″ length x 10.5″ height x 2.5″ width (14″ adjustable shoulder drop)
- 100% vegan leather
- Front zipper pocket
- 2 cell phone pockets and 1 zipper pocket
- Shiney gold hardware
- Top zipper closure
- Back pocket with magnetic closure
- Striped lining for Spring 2014
- Removable “M” Medallion
- Adjustable shoulder strap
When I first touched the bag I instantly fell in love with how buttery-soft the bag was. I LOVE the feel of it.
Initially I didn’t realize it was made with Vegan Leather. I thought it was real leather. So much so that I felt guilty for loving it so much. I’m an animal lover and I would never want to promote anything that would cause pain and death for an innocent creature. Thinking the bag was made from real leather made me feel like a horrible person. I am grateful that the bag is made from Vegan Leather which means it’s an animal-free leather substitute.
Whew… that is a relief! Now I can love my bag without feeling guilty about it.
I’m not exaggerating when I say this bag feels amazing. It’s so soft!
I’m not one to carry around a huge bag or tote, not unless I am traveling. This bag is not too big, not too small. It’s the perfect size. It’s big enough to carry my Kindle or tablet (or both), wallet, a cosmetic bag, cellphone, cellphone charger and a few other odds and ends. At the same time it’s not that big where people are going to see the bag first and me second.
Even the inside of the bag feels silky smooth and soft. I love the striped lining as well as the neutral color of the bag. This bag goes with everything I own. It’s also versatile enough to go from running around town doing errands to a night on the town with girlfriends.
The bag is available in Cognac (the color I have), red and navy.
Whenever I get bags to review my teenage daughter some how ends up with them. She’s a bag-o-holic. She LOVES bags. However this time around I didn’t let her have the bag and she REALLY wants it. So much so she’s always playing “Let’s Make a Deal” with me, trying to get me to relinquish the bag to her. No way! That is NOT happening! I love this bag too much.
I can’t believe I LOVE a bag. The girl who preferred G.I. Joe over baby dolls love a bag.
Emilie M. has a lot of wonderful bags in different styles, designs and colors. They even have an accessory set you can purchase with every bag for an extra $25 which includes an umbrella, wallet with detachable strap, scarf, key ring and cosmetic case. I don’t have the accessory set but if I were to purchase another bag from Emilie M. I would spend the extra $25 for the accessory set. The accessory set normally sells for $165, but is only $25 when you purchase a bag.
If you would like to check out Emilie M yourself please visit www.EmilieMShop.com. You can also find the brand on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.
*I received a free product sample in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.