Giveaway :: Yellow Wallpaper Handmade

Thursday, November 29, 2012

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My purse contains what I like to call a “simple abundance.” In my bag at any time, you will find my wallet, a small clutch holding odds and ends, my phone, keys, and pens. No more, no less. I have larger totes for running errands, dealing with the kids’ gear, etc, but the purse is where my personality lives. I take pride on the fact that my bag is always litter free and perfectly organized. (This says something about my need to control something, I’m sure.) Needless to say, I have a bit of a particular aesthetic when it comes to bags. I’m not going to put that much effort into keeping it tidy if it isn’t worthy, you know?

Yellow Wallpaper Handmade is a goldmine that I am so excited to share with you. Erika Aboites marries a vintage aesthetic with a contemporary styling, combining a mix of textures and sophisticated color palettes. I’m personally torn right now between this BW Clutch Black and White Ikat Print Clutch and the Midnight Sortie featured above. My simple abundance deserves such beauty. So does yours.

Yellow Wallpaper Handmade is giving away one Midnight Sortie Black Faux Ostrich Clutch to one lucky winner. To enter to win, please answer the following question no later than Thursday, December 6th. Our readers can enjoy a 30% off coupon valid for one week from today! Just enter BRIGHTSIDE at checkout! Comments now closed…good luck!
Which bag from the shop is your favorite and what three everyday essentials would we find in your purse?
Start checking the winner’s box on Monday, December 10th, to see if you’ve won!
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  1. 1
    heather f says:

    the WC tote in linen and canvas is fab. I love the yellow and grey. In my bag, wallet, lip gloss and 50 rumpled tissues

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    Emma L says:

    I love the linen & canvas tote! It makes me want to take a writing class simply to be the best-looking writer in the room, carrying around my work in that amazing tote.

    If it were mine, inside it you would find a pen, a stick of lip butter in some shade of coral/orange, and of course my tiny red Moleskine that goes with me everywhere I go and keeps track of my appointments. What can I say, I am a paper and pen kind of girl!

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    Trisha says:

    My favorite is the WC Tote- Linen and Canvas Tote. I love the smooth geometric lines of it, and the brass detailing. The three essentials you would always find in my purse are my wallet, my keys and a spare lip balm. I travel pretty light.

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    Katie B says:

    Loving the colors of the TY Wallet in Grey and Mustard. The pop of yellow is so much fun!

    In my purse you will always find my subway pass {have places to go}, $20 {emergency cab fare}, and a Tide to go stick {might or might not be a klutz!}

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    Juliet Farmer says:

    i adore the linen & canvas tote. structural and elegant. my essentials are hand sanitizer, lip balm and tissues.  

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    LaTanya says:

    TY Wallet- Greys and Mustard billfold wallet
    lip gloss, debit card, and phone

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    Jessica says:

    My favorite is the WC Tote- Linen and Canvas Tote. In my bag you’ll always find: several different kinds of tea, a moleskin notebook (for notes on the go), and hair bands and headbands (for when the weather turns on my hair)

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    sydney says:

    It’s done, I’m in love: the Sortie- Dark Brown Faux Ostrich clutch. And inside this little beauty, soon to be mine, would be 3 things I can’t live without: a worn-out book from the thrift store with someone else’s notes inside, my horn-rimmed glasses, and a note from my mom that she always manages to sneak in somehow.

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    Sarah P says:

    My favorite bag from the shop is the large Linen Railway Tote, and my 3 most commonly bagged every day essentials include: lip balm, cell phone & wallet.

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    Erin says:

    I love this little crossbody: http://www.etsy.com/listing/109264907/ss-small-crossbody-purse-grey-and-white

    If you looked inside it, you would see (get ready for boring, but these are truly my “essentials”) my phone, my minted rose lip balm, and my coin purse/ID holder.

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    Kelly Furtado says:

    Love the midnite sortie blk faux as well as the dark brown and 3rdly the bw clutch blk/wht chartreuse.

    My purse. The mandatory assortment of lip balm/gloss, wallet, epi pen.

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    Renee A. says:

    This is my total fave: Sortie- Dark Brown Faux Ostrich clutch….it’s absolutely beautiful!!! The three essentials you will always find in my purse: mini journal for taking notes/doodling, .5mm pen b/c I am a pen freak (the finer the tip,the better) and my cell phone to keep in touch with my kids that stayed home while I’m out shopping for groceries.

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    Heather N. says:

    I love love love the B&W Clutch…so classic! Three essentials in my purse are my calendar (handwritten….keeping it old school), chap stick, and my camera in case unexpected little moments come up! 

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    Nikki says:

    The Daylight or the Midnight Sortie clutch, I am torn between the lightest greyish white and the black, I could picture using either one and inside my essentials would be chapstick (good for lips, face, eyes, even smoothing eyebrows), debit card, and a rollerball of plumeria perfume.  I use these items the most and even though my boys are teenagers now, after some many years of caring the things I need daily around in a backpack, I love, love, love to carry a purse and a clutch is even better than one with a shoulder strap because it makes me feel like a woman and not just a mom!

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    Kelly says:

    that sortie Faux Ostrich clutch is so cute and has to be my fav of the assortment. other than the essentials in a purse (wallet, phone, keys), you’ll always find a pen, chapstick, and hand sanitizer in my purses.

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    Pumpernickel says:

    Actually I saw the Midnight Ostrich one above and it was love at first sight! I went to see if there was anything in the Yellow Wallpaper store that called to me more but I kept coming back and staring at this one! The three most important things in my bag are usually a diaper for my son (almost 2), some matchbox cars and concealer (I am newly pregnant and the hormones are making me break out like crazy!).

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    ren says:

    i do like that  Midnight Sortie…and you will always find lip balm, lip gloss and stain remover in my purse. sad but true.

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    Courtney J says:

    I love the “SS Small Crossbody purse- Grey and white polka dot” one…I would store my gum, a little sketchbook, and my digital camera.

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    noma says:

    i love the ss small cross body. 3 things i have to always have in my purse? A pen, nude lipstick, and mints.  You never know when your going to be kissi.. ehm, excuse me; i mean *speaking* to somebody (wink!)

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    I love the WC Tote in Linen and Canvas – such a neat combination of contempo design meets  vintage glamour!

    What would I keep in it?
    1. Neosporin Lip Health – I go into panic mode if I can’t find my chapstick!
    2. Prescription sunnies – I can’t bring myself to wear contacts, and they’ve finally started making oversized prescription sunglasses!
    3. Kindle – I like to be reading nonstop, and it’s so convenient to be able to pull out my Kindle, even for just a few minutes at a time.

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    Lydia says:

    I like the linen hearts!   You would find: 1. a .9mm lead pencil (engineer…), 2. Burts Bees! 3. my sketchbook.

  22. 22
    Amzi says:

    I love the Ben D. clutch in cadet blue.  In my purse: 

     – sharpie pens!
     – keys
     – a plastic dinosaur, usually!

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    Jennifer says:

    I love the cadet blue linen clutch! If I had this bag, inside you would find gum, lip gloss, and paint chips. We are in the midst of a HUGE home renovation project and I always have paint chips in my purse.

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    Jennifer Dysart says:

    I love the Daylight Sortie-Faux Ostrich Off White Clutch. 3 essentials would be lip gloss,  a pen, and money

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    Alexis S. says:

    The WC Linen and Canvas Tote is my absolute favorite! Essentials you can find are my day planner, Burts Bees chapstick, bus fare (money or pass) and my wallet.

  26. 26
    brenda says:

    The purse shown.. because I’m in desperate need of a black clutch
    In my purse: Phone, lip gloss and reading glasses.

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    Amber says:

    Such a cute bag! Love the unique shape! I love the Sortie clutch and the BW clutch. Thanks so much 🙂 As for bag essentials, I always have my lipstick, cellphone, and a notebook w/ pen attached. I’m a writer and need to take notes old school while I’m on the go! 😉

  28. 28

    I like the WC tote. My purse always has Arnica Montana for my klutzy kids, Badger Balm for y lips in cocoa, and my wallet.

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    Ella S. says:

    I love the black canvas tote with triangle pockets! Practical yet stylish–great eye for detail with those pockets. My daytime bags always contain my bike key, a spare shirt, and (sadly) a textbook or two. Nighttime bags are a different story–I try to keep textbooks out of those!

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    Regan says:

    I love the BW clutch in ikat, the SS small crossbody, and the dark brown Sortie. I’ve always got red lipstick, colored pens (I’m a teacher), and gum in my purse. All the essentials.

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    Tiffany says:

    all of the items in your shop are beautiful but I honestly like the bag featured here the most. It’s perfect and I think a gal would need one in every color! My three bag essentials (aside from the obvious items) are my chapstick (I panick if I don’t have one in every bag), tissues and coupons (this girl loves a good deal).

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    echo says:

    I am loving the faux ostrich structured, pleated bit of loveliness you’ve offered here! And the Soft, Lightweight Black Canvas Tote with Triangle pockets and the TY Wallet- Greys and Mustard billfold wallet look like the sort of beautiful, clean-lined, thoughtful combo that I would carry daily. Practical and lovely. 

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    Jac says:

    The Midnight Sortie is super cute. If limited to three items they would be keys, phone, and lip gloss. I guess I would just have to store my id and $ in my bra 😉

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    Anne H. says:

    The one that is being given away, hands down. Three things wallet,keys and tissues for my constantly drippy nose! I love this bag <3

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    Lauren M. says:

    I couldn’t pass up that midnight sortie, it’s definitely the finest of the lot! When I downsize from daily lug to a going-out clutch, my must-haves are gum, my charlie card, and a pen.

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    Erin says:

    I love that faux ostrich clutch and also the black canvas tote. My number one rule for a new everyday bag is that it needs to be large enough to fit a book. After that, my wallet and my headphones are a must.

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    Theresa says:

    I love the daylight sortie… I would have lipgloss, keys and a wallet in my bag :p

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    candice says:

    I have to say that the Midnight Sortie- Black Faux Ostrich Clutch is my favourite item in the shop!  I’m a single mum of two boys who has recently started dating again after enjoying being on my own for the first time in 15 years!  I’m loving dressing up & learning about accessorising, something i hadn’t bothered much with over the last few years! 
    My three everyday essentials would be: band aids (two boys, say no more), lip gloss & my mobile phone 🙂

    thanks for a great giveaway!
    x candice x

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    Christina P says:

    I love the TY Wallet- Greys and Mustard billfold wallet. You would definitely find my lip gloss, gum, and my ID/CC.

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    Jennifer Y says:

    My favorite is the SS Small Crossbody purse- Grey and white polka dot 🙂 My essentials are my phone, keys & wallet

  41. 41

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    Amanda A says:

    Oh my goodness! Love, love, love this one: http://www.etsy.com/listing/62750429/business-sortie-clutch-sienna-faux.
    In it, you would find: my favorite chai chapstick, my wallet, and my Iphone.

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    Madeline says:

    the business sortie clutch in sienna- i need a good brown bag! i think everyone would have a wallet, phone, and keys. but the three things that i always have that i think set me apart are: top quality lip gloss, my coupon collection, and bobby pins. a girl’s gotta have bobby pins.

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    sam says:

    Love the Daylight Sortie-Faux Ostrich Off White Clutch!!! 
    Three everyday essentials: Burt’s Bees lip balm, sunglasses, phone.

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    Aleta says:

    My favorite is the same clutch that’s being given away, but in grey. :o)) Three essentials: Chapstick, my phone, and tissues.

  46. 46

    I like the off white ostrich clutch. My three essentials are my phone, chapstick, and lotion. Winter is a beast on my hands.

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    melanie says:

    the bw clutch is too gorgeous.  and three items always in my bag?  aside from the usual, i also carry a note from my mom, crayons for my daughters, and sunscreen which i never remember to wear.

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    Leah Noble Davidson says:

    I’ve already added the Daylight Sortie-Faux Ostrich Off White Clutch to my online X-mas list. Of course, that special someone knows me so well (by which I mean they can click a link) that I’ll have to have my New Year’s Eve essentials inside: cab cash, “3-2-1” cherry-red lipstick, and a tick-tack.

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    JennieG says:

    I llove Love the midnight ssortie.  it llooks so versatile!!!  My everyday essentials are a tub of strawberry rosebud, my debit card and some almonds to snack on..

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    Suzi C says:

    Midnight Sortie is to die for. My bag (I bought it for my 21st present to myself) has ostrich on it too –  http://saben.net.nz/site/collections/handbags/freya-4 the yellow one. I love it.

     3 essentials in my bag-  would be: my daughters favourite lip balm (“Liss” is what she calls it), baby doll perfume and iPad which not only entertains my Miss 2 but also is my favourite thing in the world because I can read anything, anytime. Reading is my favourite hobby- then writing.. which I can do on it too!