2010-03-19

A Gift to You

Last week I stole some grapes. That's right, I walked out of the grocery store with my bag full of groceries on one arm and a bag full of grapes on the other. I didn't notice until I was half way home. Did your mom ever tell you that stolen grapes would taste bad? She lied, they were delicious. But I did feel guilty.
So, I'm giving away this vintage bag (I'm guessing this bag, in mint condition, is from the 90's, is that vintage yet?) from my collection. I don't think that giving a bag away will make it alright that I stole grapes... more likely I just want to thank all you guys for being pretty amazing. I know I confessed to some unpleasant aspects of blogging a while back, but those aspects are the demons within myself. My readers have been nothing but awesome.

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I chose this bag because it's leather, it's pretty and Lucky magazine just did a whole page on bucket bags, and if Lucky says that a bag is cool, you all better be listening! This giveaway is sponsored by Jentine's Outrageous Collection of Things.
Because I'm cool like that, I had a little fun and styled it up....

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Here's how to enter the giveaway, the rules are simple...

1. You have to actually want the bag, don't just enter because you are a contest maniac and feel a compulsive need to enter everything (I watched a tv show on professional contesters, crazy stuff...)
2. Never steal grapes.
3. Leave a comment and tell me your favourite fruit.
4. That's it (one entry per person clearly...).

I'll draw a winner in the middle of next week! Go get 'em!

P.S. My internet wanderings have been limited the last few days because I'm pretending that I'm a normal person without deep-ties to the information super highway while I'm out here visiting a friend! She's cleaning the house right now so I snuck off to blog this... I'm a bad, sneaky friend.

CONTEST CLOSED!

115 comments :

watergirl82 said...

Gorgeous bag! And I love pretty much all fruit (does that make me fruity??) but I would have to say my fave is kiwi...love 'em!

Kate B. said...

{I wonder if commenting first increases my chances of winning that lovely bag.}

Delurking!

Cherries are my favorite fruit. I think. So hard to pick a singular favorite.

Kate B. said...

Doh. Not first.

Christy said...

That bag is awesome! I love bags almost as much as I love shoes. My favorite fruit is probably apples. Few things are better than biting into a fresh crisp apple. Except fresh squeezed orange juice. yum!

Milly said...

I love bags...but i really really love/want this bag ;)

Fave fruit: Mango and Watermelon

Meli22 said...

Very cute bag! I only own ONE functional hand bag right now (not lying!) so this has GOT to be mine ;)

I love in this order: Blue berries, Black caps, raspberries, strawberries, thimble berries, and watermelon.

tanvi @ now craving said...

Oh my god that bag is GORGEOUS! I love the gray suede- neutral without being black (I have too much black in my wardrobe!).

My favorite fruit is mango, so sweet and yummy and the season is almost here!

chai am woman said...

awesome bag!

gosh, i love fruit. bananas are probably my go-to favorite but if money and ease-of-eating is no object, there is simply nothing (nothing!) better than a fresh, juicy mango.

LPT said...

Omigosh, I LOVE THAT BAG! :-) My favorite summer fruit is pineapple.

Have a great weekend!

Brittany said...

Really love the bag! I seriously love all fruits, but this winter I was on a clementine kick (because they are so easy to transport and eat).

Elisabeth said...

Gorgeous bag!

My favorite fruit are mangoes. :)

Teri said...

I love that bag and I have been so into grey lately. It would be awesome to own!
Hard to "pick" a favorite fruit, but there's a place in SoCal that grows the most amazing strawberries. Really, nothing like them in size an taste. My fave.

sara star said...
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sara star said...

I love the color of this bag. And I am so into Suede right now, its crazy, suede boots and a skirt started it. Now I am seeking the prefect suede bag and the perfect jacket.

My favorite fruit is Mango! Yum yum, so good with red wine.

sarasuperid on gmail

idée_géniale said...

Ok, first of all i had to comment because you stole grapes!!!! bahahaa that's the funniest thing i've read today. so I think you for that.
second, this bag is cool, so i wouldn't mind winning, thank you very much lady!

FashionTheorist said...

It's not like intentionally stole the grapes. Intent is relevant too!

As for a favorite fruit, that's a tough tossup between strawberries and mangoes. I just remembered I froze some of the strawberries I picked last June and had them with breakfast... ooh, so delicious!

Bec said...

I have been looking for a new handbag for ages and this one is lovely.

I once stole a bag of oranges by mistake but my favourite fruit would have to be strawberries freshly picked from the garden (shame we only get a handful a year!).

Alex said...

Oh my, that's beautiful. Here's hoping international entries count!

My fave fruit is, by far, pineapple. Mmmmmmmm.

anne charlotte said...

I WANT THAT BAG! I QUALIFY! :)
also, my fave fruit is: blueberries. we had rows of blueberry bushes in my backyard growing up and i looove them.

Linda said...

I'm pretty sure there is no possible way I can win, but I want the bag anyway.

I like mangos

Work With What You've Got said...

Of course I want it. I have been looking for a grey leather bucket bag if I'm being honest.

My favorite fruit? Is Brian Boitano.

Oh you mean like fruit, like to eat? chocolate covered strawberries.

jen lainy said...

Oh gosh I would die over this bag!! I had a bucket bag and I gave it away and now i really regret!! I would be stoked if I one!!

My favorite fruit is strawberries, with lots and lots of sugar on top!!

Jennifer

Katie said...

Cute bag! I am sure the world's karma will forgive you for the grapes! I love watermelon in the summer and oranges in the winter! (I just can't choose one favorite fruit!)

Katie said...

I think I've got you beat - last week I stole opals!

Wow, it kind of makes me sound all Doris Payne-y, doesn't it? Not nearly so dramatic. I was buying stones for some new projects and forgot to write the opals on my purchase sheet. When I realized the mistake I went back and paid for them, though. Stolen grapes are delicious, but I'm pretty sure stolen opals are a bitter, bitter fruit.

That all being said - gorgeous bag! My favorite fruit is fresh Concord grapes picked off the vine from the vineyard near where I grew up. But since I can't get those anymore, it's pretty much become Concord grape jelly on a sandwich with lots of peanut butter.

rachna said...

1. confession: Growing up, I always would sneak a grape or two (or ten) when I went to the grocery store with my Mom. And yes, I too felt INCREDIBLY guilty... even as a 7 year old.

2. LOVE the bag. My favorite fruit: mango. But not the obscenely large ones from Mexico. The small ones from India that, to eat correctly, you slice off the top and suck out the insides. They are THAT juicy. deliciousness.

3. Your blog is fantastic. My sister and I love it. Inspired us to start our own, so thanks! www.ranipinksisters.tumblr.com

Amy said...

My bf and I agree that I would be on a spending free (we will see how long this will actually last...), but I REALLY, REALLY want a bucket bag. This would make all my dreams come true, if I won...and I still would keep my promise. Wow, best of both worlds.

I stole an apple once when I was little, but never grapes. My father made me go back and tell the cashier, it was horrible. LOL

Anyways, my favorite fruit are cherries. I could eat them all day!!

Hope you have a great wkend.

xoxo
Amy

Tiffany said...

If your karmic retribution is reader giveaways, you should steal more often. Tangerines are my favorite fruit.

areasontobefabulous.blogspot

Intelligent Tool said...

OMG love that bag and I need it why? Because I am too broke to buy something that gorgeous! Saving up for a wedding is not so much fun.

I love apples. McIntosh only, though.

Jenni said...

I got to my car the other week and realized that the mascara i had picked up was lodged in the cart, which meant I hadn't paid for the sucker. My karma and guilt required me to turn around and go back in the store to pay for it. I thought to myself every time I use this mascara I'm gonna think "you didn't pay for that... bad bad bad" and I don't like my beauty products to mock me...

I love this bag, especially the color of it!

I think my favorite fruit is kiwi... its so deliciously tart and sweet.

Hannah said...

My favorite fruit is strawberries. Cute bag! Thanks for the giveaway.

hannahmalcolm1@gmail.com

Liz said...

I really love the bag! I think you should steal more often so that we can win more of your stuff! My favorite fruits are tropical like mangoes and pineapple and papaya, yum!

Rebekah @ Shell Blog said...

you SURE you want to give away that bag? it's pretty cute!!!

i'm a serious fruit-a-holic, so picking just one is hard for me...but i've narrowed it down to either clementines or blackberries.

have a great weekend!

Marianna said...

Gorgeous bag!

I love persimmons because they are available for such a short time and they're SO good!

Kayla said...

Don't disquialify me. But I've stolen oranges. They made it into my cart but never through the checkout line. When I got to the car; they were still in the cart.
But I already have an outfit for this bag. So as partners in crime; I deserve it!

http://senseofstyleiseternal.blogspot.com/

eek said...

Gorgeous bag! I love the color!

Cherries are my favorite fruit!

Have a great weekend and thanks for the giveaway :)

Jenny said...

Such a fan of cross-body bags right now for when I carry home groceries- then my purse doesn't slip off my shoulder. :)

My favorite fruit is papaya with lime!

Mikaela said...

Awesome bag, pretty much what I have been looking for since the start of fall, last year.

I live in the south, watermelons & peaches in the middle of humid atlanta summers are life giving fantastic.

K said...

Love that bag! So generous of you to pass it on to another good home!

Favorite fruit: strawberries
Favorite flavor for artificially fruity things (like candy!): grape

Lisa said...

Love the bag!!
My favorite fruit: all berries!!

Kippi said...

mangos all the way!!! I really want that bag

Fabulocity in Amish Country said...

That bag rocks!! Pick meeeee.... please! :) And I'm gonna have to go with frozen green grapes... but of course I would never steal them... haha

Ellen Courtney said...

Love, love, love that bag!

I also love peaches and pears!! My fav fruits for sure!

Nadine said...

I've done the small-item-left-in-the-shopping-trolley too. I prefer 'inadvertent shoplifting' to 'stealing'.

I really like the bag - grey works well with my wardrobe. So, PASSIONFRUIT.

susan said...

Cute purse! My favorite fruit are strawberries.

sharonlei said...

That bag would be perfect for my everyday life! It's absolutely amazing. I must have it. :)

My favorite fruit are BANANAS! I love me some potassi-YUM! also, I've been loving Dragon Fruit... it's got to be one of the most prettiest fruits out there! Have you ever cut into one? The color is amazing.. and it's so delish.

xx Love & Aloha
Sharon
mademoisellekitty@gmail.com

Chiada said...

This is a very cool, stylish bag which I certainly DO like a lot. And seeing as how I don't have very many cool, stylish bags, hey, I'll try for a chance at it!

My favorite fruit has always been and will always be strawberries. I don't know why. I love the smell of them at the farmers market. I love the red color. I love the little crunchy seeds. And biting into a juicy, sweet one? Bliss. Pure bliss.

Thank you so much for the generous giveaway! You are an inspiration to me and very beautiful, to boot. :-)

The Fabulous Gloria Blackwell said...

Want bag...love pears.

rebecca said...

love the bag...favorite fruit has to be strawberrys. mmmmm.

princesspolitico said...

well, since I just bought grapes last night, i’m a bit salty that you ‘received’ them for free, hahaha! my absolute favorite fruit has to be raspberries. they are lovely floating in a cup filled with ginger ale.
as someone who actually lived through the 90s [it’s considered vintage now? oh boy…], nothing would make me happier than to get this bag! contact info:
C from princesspolitico.blogspot.com
princesspolitico@gmail.com

thanks for the hilarious post!

xo.
princesspolitico.blogspot.com

caffeinerd said...

Raspberries, absolutely.

Of course, now that I've typed that I'm remembering pineapple. OH WELL. I'll stand firm on my first choice. ;)

SHOEGAL said...

Fab bag!
I think strawberries are my favourite though I only eat them when they are in season.

Fruit related joke/riddle:
What is the difference between knowledge and wisdom?

Knowledge is knowing that tomatoes are a fruit, wisdom is knowing not to use them in a fruit salad.

xx

Niki said...

I just found your blog and you are great!

Anyway, my favorite fruit is a nice just-before-ripe fresh-from-the-frig banana. They are a little tart & a little sweet, the peel makes a cool sound when you get peeling, and its the perfect snack for my workday commute. Not to mention bananas are wonderful in cereal. Plus, many people don't get enough potassium... I am not one of those people :)

Love the bag and would love even more to win it!

briannelee said...

I want it!!!

My fav fruit is pineapple. Yum!

Ana - Toil and Trouble said...

I guess you could have just gone back and paid for the grapes, but who am I to complain about a lovely bag?

I love strawberries, but only when they're really, really good. They are often mediocre. I also love green grapes and peaches.

- Ana
http://www.ToilTroubleStyle.com

An Affair With Fashion said...

I too have sinned by stealing fruity things. I once left a cafe after having a fruit juice and didn't realise until that night that I had forgotten to pay for it.

Oh, and I've done the whole "try before you buy" sneak of a grape in the fruit and vege store. My local shop owner doesn't seem to mind my quality testing.

My favourite fruit is mangoes.

Natasha said...

I LOVE that bag...it's perfect...big enough to stash all my mommy esentials and then some!! My Fav fruit would be fresh raspberries straight off the bush...that's my favorite thing about summer at my parents house is going into the garden to eat the berries off the bushes!

Beatrice said...

The combination of texture and color of this bag makes it so beautiful! I would be so happy if I won!

I love strawberries because they remind me of summer.

Kris O said...

Love the blog, love the bag!

If I win I would use it to carry raisins around in it. Yum.

Julia said...

Now see, I need a new purse. NEED. Choose me! My favorite fruit is a pear! Delicious pears. I make a great pear tart!

Choooooose me! I'm you're number 1 fan!

Shannon K said...

That bag is gorgeous!!! How you bloggers manage to part with such beautiful items is beyond me...but anyhoo, my favorite fruit is mango!!

Lauren said...

i love dragonfruit. even though i only have it once in a very long while.

Fifth Sparrow said...

I wish I could say a cool "it" fruit but alas my favorite fruit is a big ol' apple!

I do love that bag, it's so slouchy and beautiful...sigh!

xxx

handbags*n*pigtails said...

My favorite fruit? Hmmmmmmmm...stolen grapes. Just kidding! My faves are strawberries but I like many different ones. Summer is the best for all the fresh fruits that are available!
Thanks for the chance to win that amazing bag!
Sarah
handbagsnpigtails.blogspot.com
esgutierrez4@msn.com

rlutz said...

I love that bag...great color!
My favorite fruit is watermelon.

J said...

I don't think I've ever commented before but I love your blog! I'm a poor college student so your thrifting prowess inspires me.

My favorite fruit is definitely raspberries!

Dondasaurus Rex said...

i want that bag like i want grapefruit (my fave)!

gina said...

1. I love the bag, AND I've been wanting a grey bag lately!

2. I promise to never ever ever steal grapes.

3. It's a neck-and-neck (and-neck?) race between strawberries, bananas and avocados.

Patricia said...

I love the bag so much.

I love love this blog; it's my favorite since you live in Canada (I'm in Edmonton), and your outfits are more wearable for me.

My favorite fruit are plums.

MARISA said...

this bag reminds me of the alex wang diego bag that i have been eyeing for monthhhs

i love ittt

also i stole bubbilcious gum when i was 6 and everytime i heard sirens i thought they were coming for me. haha. dont feel bad

fav fruit: peach:)

Cher said...

That bag is so awesome! and dont feel bad, ive dont that with giftboxes before too.

Favorite fruit is pears :)

skatesandscars said...

Professional contestor's?? Wow...

I think it's great..and would work amazing w/ crutches - and my fave fruit is raspberries..(if they aren't available- any berry!!)

And I promise to never ever steal grapes :)

- Kay - said...

I love this bag, I really want a gray suede bag..and bucket bags are in right now..

My favorite fruit has to be pineapple!! and when I get too sick of it's sweetness, I go to honeydew for a while

Kirsten Postma said...

This bag is awesome!! I have wanted a bucket bag for a while but i am to chicken! And cheap!!

My favorite fruit is strawberry!!

Ari said...

oh oh oh i love it! and im in desperate need of a bag... i tend to buy only clothes because i cant bring myself to spend money on a bag and i dont know why because i really do love them

my favorite fruit might be mango, but honestly i love them all.

Tanya said...

Hi, I'm one of your newest followers :)
I've been looking for a gray bag for a while and this one would be just perfect. I never steal grapes (been known to nick a wine glass or two in my wild past). Fave fruit would also be grapes. Did you know that grapes are the best thing to take on an airplane with you? At take-off and landing they help your ears pop.
I love sweet cherries too.

Have a great weekend
Always looking forward to your posts

Ellen said...

Beautiful bag. Love grey!

Also I like mangoes. :-)

Slumber Designs said...

Girl, first time visiting your blog and I'm L O V I N it!! Be back tomorrow... :-)

Monique said...

Such an amazing bag! I especially love that you can wear it cross body.

My favorite fruit is strawberries. So juicy and sweet- yum!

Kyla said...

Um, that bag = awesome! Yes, please!

Anonymous said...

Love your blog - you are great stylist.
My favorite fruit is an apple - I know not very original, but I love the crunch. Also I only eat fruit with salt on them.

Lynn

at
lstephenson@colgate.edu

sundried said...

Adore your blog - I don't often leave comments but I drop in every other day or two for a humourous read and look at your fashionista photos.

I would love to win the bag !!!
My favourite fruit is passionfruit !!

Zena said...

I love that bag! I think it is absolutely gorgeous and I think I would super cute walking across campus with it this spring/summer.

My favorite fruit would have to be strawberries. Some fruits have come close, but none compare to the greatness that is a strawberry!

Hayley said...

Bananas all the way, and I love the bag. I have been wanting one with a flat bottom to keep all the crap I carry from tipping over. shankie at ku dot edu

Holly Courtney said...

People leave already paid for items at the grocery store all the time so I like to think it all balances out. Strawberries are the best!

Polished Sense said...

Oh I want the bag. I love grapes, both kind. My favorite fruit has to be oranges, cold oranges. They are so fresh and juicy, waaaaay better than OJ. That's it. Hope I win! Good luck to all :D

♡,
Jessica

Prentiss said...

Love your blog! Fashion and wit, a fabulous combination. The bag is gorgeous, and would have lots of cute bag friends at my house.

My favorite fruit is peach bellinis. Do those count? If not, grapes, purchased or otherwise!

Lindsay said...

ooh, this bag will look great with some of the new things i bought for spring. btw, kiwis are delicious. just sayin...

Kristie said...

I love Lucky and the bag is gorgeous!

My favorite, yummy, delicious fruit is watermelon and seedless is even better!

KatieSimcox said...

The zipper on my bag broke during spring break... :( this bag doesnt have zippers? Seems like a match made in heaven. My favorite fruit would have to be apples but im totally partial to the MacIntosh. xx Katie

Anonymous said...

I LOVE that bag - and Grey is my new favorite go-to color. My favorite fruit is mango. Love it!!
linda_plante@yahoo.com

Beloved Maven said...

Seriously coveting the bag - love the quilted look.

Mmmmmmmmmmm MANGO!

BTW - I got a real good word verification funny!!!

E said...

I really really really do want to win that bag! I've been wanting a bucket bag so badly and that soft gray is the perfect color! Apples are my favorite fruit - kinda boring, but it's true :-)

closet365 said...

I have totally stolen grapes. Many times. So I think I'm disqualified?

If not, my favorite fruit is strawberries.

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Ida said...

Lovely bag. My fav fruit are cherries. I think I'm slightly allergic and they make my tongue swell. Cool!

Raquel said...

This bag is perfect. Thanks for gladly giving it away.
Cherries are my fav. Love to suck the pit out. Makes me feel a bit rugged while in my heels. Lol.

ejessop said...

Thank you for the chance to enter! This is a beautiful bag...I would love to own it, if I should be so lucky! (I don't have any lovely gray bags...actually, I don't think I have any bags that are real leather either.) And my favorite fruit...it's a tie between strawberries and raspberries, I'd say! Mmm...

Fell 4 Fashion said...

How generous are you!!! LOVE it! My favorite fruit is chocolate covered strawberries :)

J. said...

HAHA, how cute! I mean you + your grapes... Er, and the bag because it's really quite lovely! Love the drawstring and the criss-cross gold buckles (hooks? clasps?).

Erm - and my favorite fruit? Oh dear, this is difficult. I love avocados. I'll eat them with pretty much anything. =P

Anonymous said...

I really enjoy pomergranite I can eat them until all my fingers are stained and not get enough. I really love the color of the bag, perfect for spring!

Juanita

Anonymous said...

KIWI!!! kiwi kiwi kiwi is amazingly delicious.
though grapes are a close second!

-Diana

Paul said...

Would it work as a man-purse, do you think? My favourite fruit is fruit of the loom... :D

B said...

Love the color! I also love blueberries.

Rajesh said...

Thanks for the giveway..love all fruits, especially pineapple..

Suze said...

Oooh- that bag is soo pretty!!

Veronica said...

I love almost all fruit, but nectarines are my favorite. Frozen grapes are also delicious.

Chelsie Te(e)la said...

i love the bag. currently obsessed with grey. and my favorite fruits are strawberries and bananas. sliced. together. with vanilla yogurt.

Tami said...

I can definitely use a nice new bag! Love, love, love pomegranates, but am now craving grapes!

bunnyhead said...

The bag is so cute! I've been looking for one in that shade and was also intrigued by the Lucky spread on bucket bags... And I'm a banana girl.

Kiki said...

Love the bag. The color and texture are great! I love peaches.

kkmkreations at live dot com

Jilliebeanie said...

Great bag! Totally thought of the Lucky bucket bag feature when I saw it too...and I would actually love to win it.

I like Kiwi.

www.spoilsofwear.blogspot.com

emily said...

Cute bag and my favorite fruit is fresh FIGS- love them!

KayeStar said...

I PROMISE to never steal grape!!!

My favorite fruit... HHMmmmmm, i have to only pick one? I love Mangos! That is my fave at this very moment... could change by tomorrow though.

chelsea lee aka spicklebee said...

LOVE the bag - very fun.

I do my best to never steal grapes although I will admit that my kids might sneak a few time and again!

favorite fruit would have to be, hmmm, guavas! we used to have a tree and I would get sick on stuffing myself with them when the season came around. Delish!!

Marianna Evangelista said...

Uuuh That's difficult to answer..
but I guess I would pick Pitanga
it's a delicious fruit from Brazil!

ps: I promise not to steal grapes! :D