emilie m offers affordable style

You know how there are so many bags out there, that you’d love to have, but often cannot afford?  Designer bags cost oh so very much most of the time, and aren’t something in the budget for many of us.  But we still love the looks, and so we sigh and admire and hope to score a deal on a designer bag at a second hand shop or something.  At least, I do.  As do many of my friends.  emilie m handbags offers the “rest of us” designer- look bags at affordable pricing.  emilie m bags run from $50-$80 dollars each, are very well made, with quality materials and construction throughout…beautiful lines, attention to detail, and functionality that means we’re getting our money’s worth.

emilie m morgan tote

Check out my Morgan Tote in Mallard Croco!  Isn’t it lovely?  I love the croco “print” and the jewel toned green is just gorgeous. I love it.  It’s the perfect tote for me for fall- for toting my Brownie troop leader supplies and papers, or for when I head to blog events, or even just to the store- it’s a great size to carry a lot without being huge and overwhelming, and it looks marvelous.

emilie m bag bottom

When the day is planned down to the last minute, staying focused is a priority.

emilie m tote interior

The Morgan Tote makes it simple to stay organized and stylish – the three compartment tote in fashionable bright croc shades makes transitioning from PTA meeting to client brunch to an invitation-only art show a breeze. Tuck school reports in one pocket, client notes in another, and keep calls from home and work compartmentalized with two cell phone slots in the fashionable striped lining. An interior zippered pocket holds extra lipstick and a hairbrush for a quick refresh before dashing off the art gallery to sip wine and nibble cheese. Stay on track and on time with the Morgan Tote!

emilie m bag zipper details

The interior fabric works so well with the outer. The print means the inevitable spills that happen in my bag won’t be noticeable!

  • 20.4″x 14.9″x 6.3″
  • Shiny gold hardware accents
  • Exterior Organization: 3 compartments including center zip and bridge closure
  • Interior Organization: 2 cell phone pockets and zip pocket
  • Removable Signature “M” medallion
emilie m snap closure

Snap closure protects my belongings

Each week, emilie m offers a must-have style of the week at a discounted price.  This week it’s the Riley Hobo for $47.99 down from $75.00.  You can also take advantage of the BOGO sale- Buy One, Get One at 40% off, to save  more.  Refer a friend and you’ll each get a $15 coupon off your next order!  You can save $10 off your first purchase using code SPEAKUP. I may be using some of these codes to get the Catherine Tote next- it’s amaaaaaaaaaaaazing and I want it!!

It started with one simple idea… Every woman should be able to accessorize luxuriously on any budget.

From there we developed Emilie M, an online brand of handbags and accessories that is built on engaging women directly, delivering beautifully styled product at great value and providing unparalleled customer service.

Beautifully Designed, Brilliantly Priced

From Madison Avenue down to SoHo, we know how hard it is for women to find the perfect handbag – one that fits their life in every pocket while accentuating their own personality. Designed for women and the way they live, Emilie M features timeless silhouettes, soft and rich animal-friendly materials and multi-organizational function. An easy weekend bag for a trip to the Hamptons. An attainable fashion statement for the mom on a budget. At a retail range of $50-$80, every Emilie M handbag is an investment piece without the investment.

Emilie M is dedicated to being the premier online resource for women to accessorize by conveniently offering exciting value product, an engaging shopping experience, access to our favorite style guides and unparalleled customer service. Daily life can get hectic, so we made ourselves always available through our online shop EmilieMShop.com…

At Emilie M, we believe that every woman should be able to accessorize luxuriously on any budget. We hope you agree, and invite you to connect with us and share in the Emilie M experience. Sign up for our newsletter below to stay updated on new styles, fashion tips and exclusive promotions.


A sample was provided courtesy of SheSpeaks/Emilie M.  Opinions are my own.

Back to School with The Children’s Place (Giveaway)

It’s here.  BACK TO SCHOOL!  Some celebrate, others are sad, but no matter which way you feel, you’re probably going to need to do some back to school shopping.  It’s one of my favorite things to do, shopping is.  I mean, back to school shopping.  (Or let’s be really honest, I love shopping.  I said it).  I used to shop for me, and now that I have kids, I shop for them.  I like to find clothes that are well fitting, built to last, and comfortable for the kids.  I’m a big fan of matching thing, or coordinating, so they can mix and match.  The kids have so far been fairly agreeable to my suggestions. The Children’s Place is always one of the first stops on the list.
This year, I’ve tried something new.  I let the kids just choose.  I didn’t guide them, or only show them things I liked. I let them choose.  This was a big step for me and I wasn’t sure what the results would be.  I assumed someone would be crying in the corner (me) that no one wanted matchy stuff.

My little guy loves the athletic pants, and would wear his beloved ‘noisy pants’ every day, if he was allowed.  Paired with a bright orange long sleeved tshirt, I think the outfit kind of works for him, don’t you?  Please excuse his expression, there’s not much he hates less than having to model clothes for pictures.  I love this outfit because he looks great, and he’ll be comfortable in it- so no fidgeting (at least from clothes) during school!

childrens place fall fashions 2012 boys

As you can see, my littlest one is all ready for preschool in her cute little top and skirt.  The ruffly purse applique on the top looks just darling with the ruffled skirt, and she’s as happy as can be that it’s all in shades of her beloved purple.

childrens place fall fashion 2012 baby girl

Big sister is starting to look like a “big kid” and not a little girl anymore, and is all about shiny things and apparently, any color BUT pink.

childrens place fall fashions 2012 girls

I think we have 4 pairs now of these brightly colored jeggings- all with these adorable elbow-length sleeves and a vibrant shiny design on the front.  Yes, we’ve hit big kid styles, but I think she works it, don’t you?

childrens place fall fashions 2012 sparkle

My girls can’t wait to show off their new style at school!

childrens place fall fashions 2012

The Children’s Place offers so many great styles, quality construction, and affordable prices.  I’ve been so happy with our purchases over the years!  The latest looks, the hottest styles, the basics…all affordable and can make parents AND kids happy.

childrens place boys fall 2012 outfits

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Fall Fashion from Carter’s (Giveaway)

I love Carter’s.  It’s one of my favorite brands for my kids.  I’ll be one sad lady when there are no more Carter’s labels in my house.  Thankfully we’re years away from that stage.  Back to school shopping is almost upon us and I’m already checking out Carter’s for some pieces for the kids to wear- outfits, layered looks, mix and match- the versatility  is one of the things that keeps me coming back! With Carter’s, I know the kids will be stylish and comfortable at school, and my wallet won’t suffer too much.

 Send your little ones back-to-school with fresh fall fashions from Carter’s. This season is all about layering.

Colorful and comfortable tops, pants and sweaters are great for wearing now and layering later when the weather is cooler.
Fall Favorites for Babies (Girls)

I love this look for the littlest one in my house. It’s sweet, it’s simple, I can put a short sleeved t underneath for warmer days, and skip the tights…as the weather cools, we can add the tights. Perfect fall fashion!

Adorable 3-piece jumper set with sweet foot art and cute appliques.
Make outfitting everyday easy in 3-piece microfleece sets featuring vests and coordinating pull-on pants and bodysuits.
Fall Favorites for Babies (Boys)
Make outfitting everyday easy in 3-piece microfleece sets featuring vests and coordinating pull-on pants and bodysuits.
Fresh for Fall – New styles for Toddlers and Big Kids (Girls)

Love this look for fall for my oldest- a fun skirt, a top with some sparkles are great for back to school – but the cardigan means she’ll be able to wear this long into the fall even as the weather cools. A pair of leggings or tights underneath will keep her legs warm when its cold out!

Adorable 2-piece set that includes plaid tops and soft jersey pants. Little details like polka dot rose applique adds a girly touch.
Cardigan sets with coordinating, colorful tops
Denim jackets, cap sleeve tees and printed, light weight skirts are perfect for your little fashionista

My little guy loves to look “cool” and these fleece pants are comfy enough for him to be happy, but look great to head to school for him. The hoodie can double as a lightweight jacket on cool fall mornings, too.

Fresh for Fall – New styles for Toddlers and Big Kids (Boys)
Zip-front fleece hoodie is great for layering with jeans or pull-on pants
Your little guy will love comfy hoodies, layered jersery tees and athletic pants. They’re his key players for a perfect game.
Button front shirts, long sleeve thermals and long sleeve tees are fall wardrobe essentials

Find a store near you so you can start shopping too! From July 18 through August 7, Carter’s is having a 40% off sale- everything in the store except for Carter’s Home & Clearance!
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Pretty Little Liars…fashion fabulosity

The fashion sense from the girls of Pretty Little Liars never fails to impress. Whether it’s during a fashion show, Masquerade Ball or for Halloween the girls are always dressed to impress. I live my fashion live vicariously through the girls.  Or what I suppose would be my fashion sense, if I was  a teenager with a lot of money to spend on my wardrobe!! I love how the ensembles are always so well put together, and ALWAYS fashionable.  I don’t know that any girls from Rosewood ever wear yoga pants and t shirts….

It isn’t even the individual outfits or style that make the fashion so fun on PLL.  To me, its more how the character’s personality and personal quirks/preferences are reflected and magnified by the fashion- maybe that outfit is off the rack…but paired with those boots, that bracelet…that’s what makes it work and so fabulous.  I won’t lie, I’d probably have a bit more length to my dresses…but these ladies look put together ALL of the time and never look less than fabulous, even when being terrorized by the A team….

speaking of the A team….who do you think is part of that?
Pretty Little Liars airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on ABC Family

Pretty Little Liars: The Complete Second Season is now available on DVD!

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Sweet Pea Maternity Clothes

Last pregnancy, I borrowed a lot of clothes from friends. Friends who were pregnant several years earlier, not exactly my same size, and not always my same style. It worked out – I had clothes to wear. But I didn’t always feel fashion-forward. This time I was determined to have my own sense of style while pregnant!

So I was happy to discover Sweet Pea Maternity, affordable, trendy maternity clothes for modern mamas!

For summer, I’ll be refreshingly cool in this aqua maxi dress with spaghetti straps – it’s flowy and lightweight, and with a flash of metallic silver in the flower motif at the bottom! You can wear this as a dressy item with little heels or as a beach cover-up – it really works both ways! Maxi dresses are my go-to items this pregnancy, having a summer baby, and Sweet Pea Maternity has a large selection of fun summer dresses!

T-shirts and tanks abound at Sweet Pea, and I’ve been sporting this teal blue-green t-shirt a lot lately. It has tiny black dashes of detail throughout, keeping it from being just your basic tee. And it’s stretchy and comfortable, which all prego mamas love!

For a lot of splash, I have this lace-topped tank. A silky fabric, it pairs well with so many items because it’s full of color. I’m wearing it here as a very colorful pairing with yellow and green, but I can tone it down with jeans and a black cardigan too!

The variety of styles and colors that makes Sweet Pea Maternity a great place to shop! Sweet Pea Maternity doesn’t just offer four or five choices in each category of maternity clothes – there are literally pages to look through (I think having lots of choices makes shopping more fun!). Every piece has a modern cut and color, and while they carry some basic items, their specialty seems to be keeping you current with fashions! But act fast because they sell out quickly! With the most expensive item is about $34, and most prices are under $20, it’s easy to stock up on cheap maternity clothes, at Sweet Pea Maternity!

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Charm It! Fashion Bracelets #Giveaway & Free Shipping Code

Charm bracelets are all the rage right now.  Kids are not immune to trends, especially not when it comes to jewelry and accessories.  When I discovered CHARM IT! fashion bracelets, I knew I wanted to check them out for myself.  Or rather, for my girls.

Strong, durable materials make up these delightful bracelets for your little girl. The bracelets are small enough to feel dainty, but substantial enough that they won’t break easily, which we all know has to be taken into consideration for kids’ jewelry.  Kids aren’t delicate.  They are rough and tumble.  They live.  They play.  CHARM IT! bracelets will stand up to the play and then some.

kids charm bracelet

“Under the Sea” gift set with additional Ariel Charm

CHARM IT! isn’t just bracelets- they have necklaces and they come in all kinds of colors, styles and designs.  You can get rainbow chains, cookies, safety pins…and more so that your little girl can express herself and her style any way she chooses.  The charms range from beloved character friends to funky nail polishes…and everything in between.

There are dozens of styles of charms, and one of my favorite parts about products like this is that you can continue adding to them.  That makes for a really nice gift – and one that is so personal!!  I know that my kids love to buy special gifts for one another, and  these are a really inexpensive way for them to buy something special for their big sister…my son chose a little cupcake charm for his big sister because it’s for her birthday.  She’ll have it to love and remember for years!

We’re actually ordering a bracelet and a few charms for my daughter’s friend for her birthday in a few weeks, and I’ve already ordered a necklace with a few charms for my oldest for her birthday in July.

kids charm bracelet, pandora bracelet

“Whoopsy Daisy” Gift Set with Hello Kitty Charm

The boxes are even adorable, don’t you think? I love them.  I want to be a kid and have my own CHARM IT! accessories!  They are fun, fashionable and affordable- bracelets are about $8-10 and charms are $6 each.

You can get FREE Shipping from 5/22 to 6/4 with the code MLBFREE

One reader will win a CHARM IT! Gift Set of their choice! 


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Joovy Groove #Giveaway 3 winners

joovy groove strollerI am embarking on yet another journey here on This Mama Loves Her Bargains this year- I’ll be sharing the Joovy brand with you, starting with a fun review and giveaway of my own in a few weeks, but in the meantime, Joovy has been working on some really great new products including the Joovy Groove stroller- newly redesigned and super sleek looking, coming in 4 fun, fashionable colors.  This is a ton of stroller for $199.99!

Joovy is giving away THREE of these Groove strollers, and the giveaway is open internationally (wherever they are able to ship via USPS or FedEx)!  To enter this giveaway, simply click on the “read more” and enter via the Rafflecopter form.   [click to continue…]

Jo Totes Fashion Camera Bags #Giveaway

jo tote roseThis Valentine’s Day, I got a treat for me.  A new camera bag.  A stylish, fun, modern, feminine camera bag. I love it.  It’s one of the gorgeous, stylish and totally functional Jo Totes– the Rose bag, in Marigold.  The name alone drew me in, but look how gorgeous this bag is!  I have gone through I think 4 other camera bags since starting to use a DSLR camera, and this is by far the most stylish and functional. I’ve had pretty ones too but they don’t feel as sturdy.  I want to feel like my camera investment is protected!

The beauty of this bag kind of speaks for itself.  The functionality is awesome.  Lots of options to configure the interior (in a fun houndstooth print) to get your equipment the way you like it, roomy pockets of varying sizes.  Four adjustable pads mean lots of ways to use the interior!   You can use the handles to carry your bag or clip the shoulder strap on and keep your hands free.  This bag can also very easily be used  for other purposes when you aren’t using it for a camera bag, or give it multi function.  There is plenty of room for your camera, a spare lens, your flash, and some purse items.

Strong pockets  and very durable hardware and closures ensure that this bag investment will protect your camera equipment for a very long time, all while letting you express your individuality and fashion.  There are even metal feet to keep your bag looking its best when you set  it down.

The folks at Jo Totes set out to make fun, fashionable and functional camera bags for women.  They succeeded.  I think that their prices are GREAT, because when you invest in a DSLR camera and lenses, flash, and all of the other accessories and components you may use, you NEED to protect that investment.  Why not do it in style?   I’ve had bags that cost the same but they are boxy and boring, and totally not something that makes me happy to carry. I LOVE bags, and I really love fun bags.  The Rose bag just makes me smile!

It was really, really difficult to choose just one color.  The teal really calls out to me, too.  Not into Marigold or Teal?  The Jo Totes also come in black, raspberry, moss, sugarplum, noir floral  and chocolate.  Lots of delightful colors to suit your style! [click to continue…]

Mogo Charms for Girls (or anyone) #Giveaway #Rafflecopter

My older daughter  is obsessed with charm bracelets.  “Mom, I want a Pandora bracelet.  I’ll take good care of it.”  Yea, I don’t think so, darlin.  You’re 6. I waited 37 years to get a Pandora-style bracelet, and you are not old enough!!  Thanks to my friend Lisa, though, I discovered something that I think is going to not only satisfy my daughter’s desire to have a charm bracelet, like mine, but make her even happier.  Mogo Charms for girls combine the fun of the charm bracelet and changeability of the beads with colors, sparkles, and FUN.  The Mogo Charms are made for kids- durable strapscharm bands in vibrant colors, and the magnetic charms come in cute little tins, packaged in sets of three in themes.  A bonus?  The charm bands and charm sets are affordably priced, so they make a really great gift for any occasion- for your daughter, granddaughter, niece, her friends…and you can keep adding to her collection!!

The Mogo charm bands can be more than bracelets– you can combine two for a headband or three for a necklace.  That’s a lot of fun accessorizing for your little fashionista- and she can create her own look with ease.  They’re cute, they’re fun, they’re functional…and totally customizable. [click to continue…]