Monday, April 25, 2011

Foley + Corinna Review and Giveaway

I've said many times that I'm a shoe girl, NOT a handbag girl. But lately, I feel myself taking more of an interest in bags. I'm still too lazy to swap out my bag every single day so that it works perfectly with my outfit, but I'm starting to accumulate a pretty fabulous collection of functional-but-attractive bags.

Now, I've loved the look of the Foley + Corinna Mid-City Tote for several years. I remember ogling this bag in magazines and needing to wipe my drool from the glossy pages. But I'm extremely finicky about my handbags. I like them to be comfortable to carry, easy to access, and fit with my personal style and aesthetic. And I worried that the Mid-City would be fussy, that it would slouch weirdly when folded over, that it would annoy the crap out of me in everyday life.

Then the amazing folks at Foley + Corinna sent me a Mid-City Tote in Waxy Tumble Natural Grain Leather in this amazing teal. And after I'd spent about three hours making out with its soft, supple, yet scratch- and stain-resistant leather, I threw my stuff inside and took it for a test run.

And it WORKS, my friends.

Not only is this bag a stunner, it's easy to use and carry. The briefcase handles are comfortable but structured, and work equally well in the hand and on the forearm. And when carried by these shorter handles, the long strap just magically drapes itself across the bag in the most casual-chic way imaginable.

I will admit that the longer shoulder strap is a bit narrow for my taste, and cuts into my shoulder a little. But the bag folds itself so perfectly in half every single time that I just marvel. It must be something about the placement of the d-rings for the strap that force the bag itself to divide perfectly in half and sit quietly on my hip. Amazing.

I am seriously so thrilled with my Mid-City that I'm saving my pennies for a second one in a neutral tone. This bag is, hands down, the classiest, coolest, loveliest bag I own. And that's saying something.

Now, before you collapse into fits of jealousy over this bag, hear this: Foley + Corinna is letting me give away a Mid-City Tote to one lucky Already Pretty reader!

The F + C folks are handling the entries for this contest, so you'll need to click over to see the full rules for entry, but a couple of things to note:

  1. Winner can pick the Mid-City Tote of her choice from the Foley + Corinna site.
  2. The contest is open to U.S. and Canadian residents only.
  3. You must enter before midnight EST on Thursday, April 28.
  4. The winner will be drawn and notified by Foley + Corinna

Got it? Great! Now click here to enter!