Thursday, December 3, 2009

Does This Tote Make Me Look Chic???

I am usually not one to fall for gimmicks - srsly! But, when I got the email from Sephora advertising a free tote designed by tattoo artist Kat Von D with $25 purchase, I started getting all antsy. I HAD TO HAVE THAT TOTE TO MAKE ME LOOK CHIC YET ALSO EDGY. It was only available in limited quantities so I had to move quickly.

Since it was too hectic to venture anywhere within a 30 mile radius of the mall last weekend, I had a great idea! I would order my Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer online and get the free tote. Only I needed $8 more to qualify for free shipping. Toss in some Clinique Black Honey Lip Stain. There, I met the quota. Sat back eagerly awaiting the tote that would transform me from dorky to edgy.

My purchase arrived within days. I was so excited to see my "free" tote that cost me $62.00. You can imagine my disappointment:
Does this make me look chic yet edgy????

35 comments:

Eva Lyford said...

My library sells better totebags. Love the fold lines!

Amanda said...

Edgy? No. Hip and fashionable? Maybe if you lost the purse. ;)

Blessings!
Amanad

Randi Troxell said...

it's cute.. in its own way...

but isn't free stuff always a let down.. though i do suppose that is why its free...

blueviolet said...

Well, those folds are not helping!

strokeofliving said...

I am a sucker for Sephora and usually can't resist free items as promotions to get me in any store but this tote is just awful.

Regarding the edgy look you crave, go into VC's bathroom and gel your hair up into a Mohawk. Return you lip stain and moisture tint for a matte fire engine red lip color. pain your finger and toe nails black - a very sexy color BTW. Mem usually love it! If you're gonna color your finger nails black they must be short but not stubby. Put on a tight pair of jeans and a midriff t-shirt with either no bra [only works with perky breasts] or a wonder bra.

That's edgy although not age appropriate :-)

Kristina P. said...

Damn you and your access to Sephora!

Jen said...

I think it's cute. But plastic-y looking. I hate when things look better in a magazine. Wait a minute, why am I the only one here that thinks it's cute...

Kathie @ my net finds said...

hahaha, I saw that too and almost ordered just to get it free :-)

Tater Tot Mom said...

Edgy as in an old lady who pencils in her eyebrows with black eyeliner and hip and in her broken hip..yeah, that's the ticket! :) That tote is pretty bad.

~Kristen~ said...

Ummm...yeah.

But you are still looking quite chic, dahling!!!!!!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Nice tote-- AND smile. Sephora is an addictive store :-)

Thanks for stopping by my blog (via Suburb Sanity). It's nice to meet you. I'll be back again soon.
jj

Leproust Vintage said...

ohhh I always buy things for the freebies, and nine times out of 10 I am disappointed and claim that I will never do it again!

I use Laura Mercier too! I use the powder, and it is my only non-drugstore makeup splurge. It is so natural looking!

Kaylen said...

I feel fortunate to be your blogger friend - because with your new bag, you are just the coolest person ever!!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

I hate when the free stuff is such a disappointment.

Joy said...

Well you're cute as a button so it doesn't matter about the tote bag.

p.s. I can't tell what the pattern is on said tote bag.

Mommakin said...

I am a total sucker for a freebie.

Alissa said...

You don't need a tote to look chic and edgy!

Janna Bee said...

I'm a sucker for the free stuff too, unfortunately it's never really free is it?

Aunt Juicebox said...

Er, yeah, maybe if you fill it up with stuff so that the fold lines come out, it would look fine. My daughter loves big old purses and bags, so I would say it must be stylish. But everything I buy has the Nightmare Before Christmas on it, so what do I know?

Maureen said...

Well, it's not the absolute worst thing ever. Depending on how wide the opening is, you could probably use it as a grocery bag. Or a laptop carrier.

Laura said...

I think it's great but I am a bag FAH-REAK, seriously you could give me a bag made out of dog poo and I would be like "oh sweet, I looove my new bag" Hope you get lots of use out of all your new products though! Do you also have a stack of 500 magazines because they all offer a free bag with a subscription?? Just curious... :)

Rebecca Jo said...

You look chic no matter what! :)

I have to ask though - what is it made out of? Plastic?

And I need to check out Sephora... I keep hearing about it but have no idea what everyone is talking about!

Shraddha@theselfloveproject said...

i love you! i think you look really cute!!!

Tina said...

Hate when that happens. I just got some candles in the mail that I got for free... They are tea lights. They failed to show that in the picture.

AK said...

ha ha ha lol...edgy???chic???OMG!! now a days we just can't believe these ads and commercials right?
U look chic urself so dont fall for it next time my dear carma..
Thank youu soooo much for addding me into the blogscroll. Its an honour and love. Thank youu sooo much again.I dont know what I did to find a great friend like u. U r the best support and friend I am having out here...!tc..

Kristin said...

I'm sorry for your disappointment. Ummmm, you could use it as a grocery shopping bag??? Certainly chicer than the plastic environment harming ones. Ah ha ha. And heck to the yeah...Black Honey. I've been lovin' that bad boy since 1995 baby!

kys said...

It's ok. Not $62 OK. More like $10.

alessandra said...

A free tote that costs 62$, typical!

Kate said...

Oh no - why is the free stuff not free and a disappointment even when it arrives? I loved this post though very relatable!

Kate xx
http://secretofficeconfessions.blogspot.com

AnnQ said...

Hmmmm...it's not bad, just a bit plastic-y. :-)

Sephora's still awesome, though :-)

Melissa B. said...

Only if you cram it with a couple of big jars of cheeseballs. Then, definitely, YES!

Big Mama Cass said...

Ummm.... you look SO chic! Where do I get one?!?!

(That's what you wanted me to say, right?) haha :)

saltsays said...

Oh lordy.
I hate when "free" stuff ends up being a huge ripoff!

You look chic enough already without that bag. :)

injaynesworld said...

LOL! Love Sephora, love Kat von D, love "free" stuff. yeah. I always fall for it, too.

Thanks for stopping by injaynesworld and your warm welcome to SITS.

Jayne

A Woman Of No Importance said...

Edgy yet chic, I think - You are channelling your inner rock-juggler-chic here I think! We are suckers for a bargain, non??! x

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