12 Days of Giveaways: Two Ways to Win a Zella Gathered Tote (a $68 Value)!

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WINNER: The giveaway is closed now, and the winner is Sara P.! Congratulations, Sara! If you entered but didn’t win this time around, keep trying, and click here to enter any ongoing giveaways before you jet. πŸ™‚

A Different Makeup and Beauty Blog giveaway each day for 12 days, sponsored by Neutrogena

This year’s 12 Days of Giveaways series started with a stellar Zella giveaway, so I guess it’s only fitting that we slalom through the homestretch with another zinger from Zella. πŸ™‚

The $68 Zella Gathered Tote was one of my favorite accessories of the year.


Babe, I absolutely love this bag! Lightweight, comfy AND it fits all of my crap, like my photography equipment, makeup bag, cell phone, wallet, cans of Fancy Feast, tiny jars of Nutella, anvils, car batteries…

And it’s loaded with pockets! — inside and out.

Best of all, it’s flexible. You can use it as a basic purse, a gym bag, a photography bag or just a general purpose junk bag. Or, convert it to a cross-body bag with the padded strap if you need your hands free.

The deets…

  • Top zip colosure
  • Exterior zip and open pockets
  • Interior zip pocket; open mesh pockets
  • Nylon
  • Dimensions: 17 1/4″W x 18 1/2″H x 4″D (measures extra large)
  • Strap drop: 8″
  • Shoulder strap drop: 13″ – 24″

This being the grand finale in this year’s 12 Days of Giveaways series on Makeup and Beauty Blog, I wanted to go out with a BAG!

I meant bang… Go out with a bang. πŸ™‚

zella gathered tote side pocket with phone

Two deep zippered side pockets keep my phone and keys readily available

  • There are two ways to enter, and you can do both of them for two chances to win. First, you can enter by leaving a comment at the bottom of this post, a comment about anything at all, like, are you doing any after-Christmas shopping today? If you win today Zella Tote giveaway, where’re the first place you’d take it? Have you used Skype/Facetime/Google Talk at all over the holidays? What would you like to accomplish before the end of this year (which is barely a week away!)? Have you made any New Year’s resolutions? What makeup are you wearing today? — you get the idea.
  • Second, you can enter by following me on twitter Twitter @karenmbb and retweeting (RT) the following message:
    • Follow @karenmbb and RT to Win a Zella Gathered Tote (a $68 value)! http://bit.ly/W5r241

  • The deadline to enter is Friday, December 28, 2012 at 11:59PM (PST).
  • Entrants must enter using a valid email address and/or Twitter account to win.
  • A maximum of two (2) entries per person — one within the comments at the bottom of this post, and a second entry via Twitter addressed to me @karenmbb.
  • Contest is open to individuals in the United States who have reached the age of majority according to their local laws (18 in the United States with these exceptions: Alabama and Nebraska, 19; Mississippi, 21).
  • Tabs and I (heretofore referred to as “T-Money and K-Dawg”) will select one (1) winner at random from the entries either left in the comments at the bottom of this blog post or addressed to @karenmbb on Twitter.
  • The winner will be announced here within 48 hours of the deadline.
  • Void where prohibited by law.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. That about does it. Don’t forget to enter these couple other giveaways before they’re going, going, gone…

  1. Two Ways to Birds Over Arches Cosmetics Case from Kate Spade (an $88 Value)! — Closes Wednesday, 12/26/12 at 11:59 p.m. PST
  2. Two Ways to Win a Mikas Pond Stacy Wallet from Kate Spade (an $100 Value)! — Closes Thursday, 12/27/12 at 11:59 p.m. PST

WINNER: The giveaway is closed now, and the winner is Sara P.! Congratulations, Sara! If you entered but didn’t win this time around, keep trying, and click here to enter any ongoing giveaways before you jet. πŸ™‚


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So far, 259 people have commented on this article. How cool is that?

  1. Lydia says:

    I am not doing any after Christmas shopping today!

  2. Francesca says:

    Thank goodness for your blog—it makes a dreary day so much brighter!

  3. MJ says:

    Not wearing any makeup yet, but I’ll be putting on my normal everyday stuff before I head to work. πŸ˜›

  4. Cheryl says:

    My big plans this week: plan my upcoming 30th birthday party. Yeah…

  5. Roxanne says:

    I had to cut my visit with family early due to impending bad weather. Stupid snow!

  6. Janelle says:

    Yes, I *want* to do after-Christmas shopping…if I can manage to get out of the house! πŸ™‚

  7. Lisa says:

    Mmmmm, holiday leftovers with ramen.

  8. Elizabeth says:

    Is winter over yet? I really don’t like snow.

  9. Lisa says:

    I tried to do some after-Christmas shopping during lunch and unfortunately the shelves were already empty in a lot of stores. I guess everyone was smart, took today off and got their post-Christmas shopping done early.

  10. Miye says:

    I wish I had a white fluffy persian cat. I think I’m going to look into buying one.

  11. Ruby says:

    I’ve been meaning to write for a while to tell you how much I love your blog and appreciate all the life lessons you sprinkle in with the beauty tips. Hoping the new year brings you peace and frequent dates with The Writing Muse.

  12. Carol Buchman says:

    If I win the Zella Tote giveaway, the first place I’d take it is with me when I hit the January post-holiday clearance sales! Looks like it would be the perfect bag to fit lots of stuff in. Very roomy and it looks great too!! πŸ™‚

  13. Tricia says:

    I love to crochet

  14. Zoey says:

    I got a Revlon Lip Butter for the holiday and I love it!

  15. Emily says:

    Today was definitely a recoup day but tomorrow is going to be a pasta making EXTRAVAGANZA filled with lots of Rumchata (ever had it? Oh dear lawd.)

  16. Peg says:

    I am enjoying this day after Christmas! I visited my favorite thrift shop today and got an awesome down filled silver grey puffer vest – which would go so nicely with that Zella bag! Now I am back home, hanging out with my hubby, my crazy cat Bella and a nice hot cup of sweet coconut chai reading blogs!

  17. Debbie says:

    Looks cute!

  18. Liz says:

    there is a blizzard today so I did not go out shopping and I am not wearing makeup!

  19. Diane says:

    Makeup today is Benefit Stay Don’t Stray concealer/primer, Benefit Coralista blush, Ulta Eyeshadow in Stardust, D.J.V. Beautenizer Fiberwig LXMascara (from Sephora’s Lash Stash), and Clinique Fireberry lip gloss.

  20. April says:

    We are snowed in today!

  21. Nina T says:

    Today is pj’s and movies day withy girls-our unofficial post-Christmas tradition.

  22. Tiffanie says:

    I’m considering spending my Nordstrom gift card today on a Burberry socket brush. That will be the extent of my shopping.

  23. Michelle says:

    I was going to do some after-Christmas shopping at the mall today but the place was so crowded I couldn’t even find a parking spot so I came home instead πŸ™

  24. Shana says:

    Way too disgusting here to do any shopping!!!!

  25. Sara says:

    No shopping for me today.

  26. M says:

    I am making mac and cheese right now…mmm.

  27. Dee says:

    No shopping today but maybe tomorrow, got a gift card to Ulta!

  28. Jennifer L says:

    Since I’m not wearing any make-up today, I’ll give you the deets on my super chic outfit. Giant red sweater with a moose on it, snowflake pj pants, and mismatched christmas slipper socks. Now top all this off with glasses that are literally taped together… I usually wear contacts, but I woke up with a super red eye and decided to give them a break. So yep. Taped glasses.

    It hurts to look this good.

  29. blkrox says:

    I have to get my insurance license before year end, scheduled to take it on Friday. Wish me luck!

  30. Shay says:

    I am not doing any after-Christmas shopping today. I’m just relaxing with the family. πŸ™‚

  31. Megan says:

    I checked out Amazon today for any deals, but nothing caught my fancy.

  32. I had this on my Christmas list and Santa didn’t bring it for me so this is awesome, thanks Karen!

  33. marisol says:

    No shopping for me but I will be doing a Boxing Day 5K.

  34. Jennifer Hill says:

    I am sitting on my couch, watching movies and knitting. That tote would be perfect for holding all my things. I could fit my wallet, knitting, makeup, gym clothes and snacks in it and still look cute.

  35. Francine says:

    Needed to return a few things, but didn’t get the chance. I would carry this bag to work and use it during baseball season for all of the goodies as Team Mom.

  36. Megan says:

    The strap on my old tote broke and this looks like it would be a perfect replacement!

  37. I’ve really been needing a tote for school to carry books (I carried them all around with me last semester and OOF my arms!!!). This one is super cute!
    Becca @ The Beauty Sample recently posted … The Sample: NEW Pure+Simple Super-Vitalizing Eye Kit Review, Pictures & Giveaway!

  38. steph b says:

    Today’s rain-snow mix cries out for peppermint hot chocolate

  39. Monali P. says:

    I don’t like the bag my husband got me for Christmas so this would be fantastic in my closet! πŸ˜‰

  40. Melissa says:

    It’s so ugly outside. Lots of rain and wind. The roads are too slick to drive.

  41. Anne says:

    Yay, I’ve been looking for a new gym bag.

  42. Kate Williamson says:

    I saw this bag at Nordies and I fell in love!

  43. Charlene says:

    This is the perfect junk bag.

  44. Nancy says:

    Lots of snow here! Been in my jams all day!

  45. Chris El says:

    This tote looks perfect for lugging around anything and everything when running errands the entire day… aka returning/exchanging things.

  46. Andrea says:

    i want a pina colada!

  47. Kayleigh says:


  48. Amanda says:

    Love It!

  49. brooke says:

    i almost put this bag on my christmas list after seeing your post about it!

  50. Kelly says:

    I can’t wait to use the giftcards I got for xmas πŸ™‚

  51. Vicki says:

    I just had the worst commute home ever – at least there were cute firefighters involved?

  52. Sandy says:

    Love this tote! And simply love your style, Karen! I would never have heard of this brand if I didn’t read your blog. Don’t live anywhere near places that sell Zella…:(

  53. aiyu says:

    Why, I’d take this practical, fits everything, goes with all my clothes bag everywhere with me.

  54. Sandra says:

    Love this tote! And simply love your style, Karen! I would never have heard of this brand if I didn’t read your blog.

  55. Annaham says:

    No post-holiday shopping today for me…too exhausted from traveling!

  56. KPrice says:

    This looks like such an awesome bag – we’re planning a trip for my husband’s birthday and it would be perfect for traveling.

  57. Heather says:

    Goal before New Year’s – finish The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green! It’s been a fantastic read so far.

  58. marta says:

    Waiting for the snow storm to hit!

  59. Haley says:

    My plan is to sleep all day…too many holiday parties…

  60. Sara P. says:

    Love this bag!! I would take it to the gym!

  61. Kristen says:

    Currently suck in snow traffic in new York trying to get to Boston! It should be beautiful with all the snow tomorrow, but at the moment, it sucks…

  62. Amie F says:

    I did do some after-Christmas shopping today. Kate Spade had an extra 25% off sale and I bought some new sunglasses. I hope they look okay on me…

  63. Christine says:

    I’m enjoying my day in with a marathon of Gilmore Girls πŸ™‚

  64. Mel Layesen says:

    If I win this bag, I’m taking this with me when I travel! I definitely need a separate bag to carry all my hair and makeup stuff, which is slowly growing.

  65. Kylie says:

    I’m going through all my presents, and I am absolutely ecstatic with what I got this year. All useful things I can use! πŸ˜€

  66. Jana Ricketts says:

    This would be great for school next semester. :]

  67. Jenna says:

    That bag looks awesome.

  68. Vanessa says:

    I haven’t worn make-up in two weeks — can you believe it? πŸ˜‰

    Today I tightlined and filled in my brows. A slight bit more than nothing.

  69. Vikki M says:

    We have a white Christmas.

  70. Katrina says:

    I just got home from some after Christmas shopping and the weather was terrible! I’m so thankful I have a husband who drove me:)

  71. Melissa says:


  72. Lilly says:

    I want snow!

  73. Alyssa says:

    This looks like a great tote.

  74. Carolyn N. says:

    New Year’s resolution: no procrastinating!

  75. Joy says:

    I could use the pick-me-up. For the first Christmas in EIGHT years, my husband and I actually spent it with my family rather than his. And his mother proceeded to pitch and moan on Facebook about her kids abandoning her and how lonely the holiday was. Ugh.

  76. virginie says:

    Hi, Unfortunately, I use Skype all year round. My whole family is far far far away from me ;-((

  77. Kim Neville says:

    IIf I win the Zella tote. I wouldlove to do some post holiday shopping!

  78. Heidi says:

    Today I’m rocking colors from the Sephora Blinged palette. Man, I love that palette!

  79. Vanessa F says:

    Did some after Christmas shopping today-had to go down to MAC to get my concealer and foundation.

  80. esther says:

    About to eat pad thai for dinner!

  81. Charisma says:

    If I win this, I would def take it on vacation! I am going to do some after Christmas shopping tomorrow if weather permits!

  82. RM says:

    what an adorable bag! i know my kitties would enjoy napping on it.

  83. Emily says:

    Love this tote!

  84. Maggie says:

    Had a wonderful Christmas but had to head back to work today! Have to make more money to keep up with all of my holiday spending!

  85. Kris says:

    I enjoy your blog – thanks for doing this.

  86. katie says:

    Oh I really like this! I was just thinking that I need to get a bigger bag.

  87. Alison says:

    I would take the tote to school πŸ™‚

  88. Anna says:

    I’d love to win this Karen =)

  89. courtney strunk says:

    Bringing in the new year with a new tote!! What an awesome and fresh idea. A girl can never have too many purse πŸ˜‰

  90. Amanda G says:

    I like cheese!

  91. Amanda Val says:

    I hate studying for maths. i really do. πŸ™

  92. Lorna says:

    If I won the Zella tote it would replace my current purse so I would take it everywhere!

  93. Naomi T says:

    I would use this as an everyday bag. I tend to carry a lot and sometimes things get cluttered; I think this bag will help organize things πŸ™‚

  94. Rachel says:

    Oh how I love a great tote bag. I’ve been on the hunt for a while & this might just be the one!

  95. courtney says:

    Today I’m wearing Maui wowi (I think that’s how you spell it lol) and shatter from the urban decay ammo palette. When you blend these two beautiful glitzy eyeshadows they make a gorgeous golden greenish blue. (Kinda like a mermaid look) for blush I’m wearing targets private brand pixie in true peach. Peaches and corals are my favorite blush to wear!

  96. Jeanette says:

    That tote would be perfect for work/a quick overnight bag!I love it! Now let’s see… Have I done any after Christmas shopping? Of course! Lol, I couldn’t resist the online sales, I scored season 4 of True Blood and an eye palette from Too Faced, my new favorite brand and coincidentally the brand of makeup I wore today. Past tense because I’m checking your blog before I go to sleep, haha, goodnight.

  97. Melissa says:

    My purses get progressively larger, I carry so much stuff, but I can’t cut anything, I love feeling prepared!

  98. Maggie says:

    Nope, I had to go back to work today so no shopping. ;(

  99. Jackie says:


  100. meena says:

    I would use the bag everywhere…love the way its so organized perfect for my everyday need. Used skype lots this week to talk to friends and family.

  101. Lisa says:

    Love the bag! I’d probably carry my ipad and forty lipsticks I’m inevitably carrying around with me in it.

  102. nekosan says:

    I need to shop for new clothes; enough of my old ones are falling apart. πŸ™ I hate shopping.

  103. Grace D. says:

    awesome. πŸ™‚
    love the bag.
    black bags are just fabulous. πŸ˜›

  104. Jessica says:

    I’d like to say that I’d take the Zella tote somewhere exciting, but I’m afraid that the first place it would really go is work!

    Γ’β„’Β₯ Jessica

  105. Tiffany says:

    This tote looks awesome!

  106. crystal deaton says:

    I plan on doing some after christmas shopping, hoping to find great deals! I love the Zella bag, I actually asked for it for christmas but did not get it πŸ™

  107. Leona says:

    Hi Karen-

    Our holidays were great. Got to see all my sisters as had an awesome Christmas Eve dinner. All of us had to get back on Christmas because of work and stuff. Hope yor holidays are going well!

    Leona πŸ˜€

  108. Maribel says:

    My New Year resolution is to be healthier and patient

  109. Charan says:

    I am a total bag addict and this is perfect for my collection πŸ™‚ .

  110. Vanilla Addict says:

    Thank you for the lovely giveaway πŸ™‚

  111. Kaley Jamnik says:

    I’m going after-Christmas shopping tomorrow!

  112. Kalli says:

    I loved that bag! I’m so excited its up for grabs! Anyway, my mom and I did a little shopping this morning while we were still in Houston after we got home, my sister and I went to see Les Miserables and it was AMAZING!
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  113. Judy says:

    So much snow!!

  114. Rachel says:

    I did a little bit of online shopping late last night – picked up an eyeshadow palette for myself and a GPS for my husband!

  115. Sara v says:

    I love that this bag is so versatile!

  116. Cecille says:

    Had a great Christmas with the fam!

  117. Rebecca says:

    I’m sad Christmas is over πŸ™

  118. Hannah says:

    Feeling inspired by Too Faced’s Spring 2013 collection.

  119. Lindsay says:

    It’s my birthday in 4 days πŸ™‚

  120. jaymie says:

    I’m wearing Urban Decay’s Radium liquid eyeliner today πŸ™‚

  121. jaymie says:

    Im wearing Urban Decay Radium liquid eyeliner πŸ™‚

  122. Beverlee says:

    First discovered Makeup Beauty Blog when I was getting into makeup & looking for a Filipino expert… Found Karen and her Evolution Revolution MAC lipgloss – its an everyday essential for me now!!!

  123. Summer says:

    OMG Karen I would die to win that tote! I tried to order it after seeing you use it and it was backordered on Nordstrom.com until APRIL! Boo!

    I would take it on my San Francisco trip in late January. My best friends and I are going to go shopping and spend the night and it’s going to be so much fun. I’d wear the Zella everywhere, lol, and I’d be so grateful to you for winning something so sleek, sporty, and cute!

  124. Cindy kc says:

    I would take that tote on vacation!

  125. Jaa Maurer says:

    I went out today for shopping and OMG the the mall is packed !

  126. angela says:

    I think it would be an awesome bag for travel and road trips. πŸ™‚

  127. Caroline says:

    I cleaned out my room yesterday. Now I have to work om my thesis.

  128. Ashley says:

    I’m going to attempt to get some shopping done tomorrow.

  129. Michelle Teixeira says:

    I have been sitting on the sofa and eating leftover tamales all day. It has definitely been a pajama day which my son was thrilled about.

  130. Camille Domingo says:

    wasn’t going to go to the mall the day after christmas…but my husband asked me, “do you want to go anywhere else?” i joked, and replied with, “the mall.” with a chuckle. he was all like, “ok.” —-WHAAAAAAAA????!!!! hahah. so we went to the mall. it was crazy bananas filled with people in my way, but i was pretty cool/patient….i think it’s because i didn’t have to drive. πŸ™‚ happy new year!

  131. Jennifer says:

    I’m happy the holidays are over!

  132. Laura says:

    No makeup today. So cold that I just ended up sleeping all day =/

  133. Sue says:

    Would take the bag on an awesome photography shooting adventure! πŸ™‚

  134. Bonnie says:

    Being that I did a whole lot of nothing at home today, I didn’t put any makeup on.

  135. Priya says:

    I love me some holiday leftovers!

  136. Indhirap says:

    Ops! a lot of space…

  137. Amy says:

    The bag is perfect for travel!

  138. Agata says:

    The bag would be great as a carry on on the plane, I’d definitely take it with me next time I go to Poland.

  139. Aileen says:

    Great bag! I would probably use it for work, because I usually tend to throw everything in my bag (including my iPad and a small makeup bag with tons of lip products!!). Needless to say it all weighs my handbags down and they look overstuffed! This would be perfect! Thanks for the giveaway!

  140. Angie says:

    Gorgeous bag!!!!

  141. Sherri Johnston says:

    Love love the bag! Perfect for running foodie errands with!

  142. Margie says:

    Today I used my new urban decay basics palette. Love!

  143. I need a new purse really bad. Santa didn’t bring me one, so, I hope I win!

  144. Preetha says:

    Awesome bag……..

  145. Caroline says:

    Need this bag! I’m not a purse junkie, just a bag junkie.

  146. Meghan O. says:

    This bag looks awesome! I’ve been on the look out for a camera/diaper/purse bag for awhile now and nothing has really caught my eye. This looks like it would work very well!

  147. Joely says:

    That bag is so cute!

  148. Ellen says:

    I love this! In need of diaper bag in a few months!

  149. Christine says:

    I used Facetime to talk to my dad in another country :).

  150. Brian McD aka Roulette says:

    I love that bag! So chic. πŸ™‚ I’d take it everywhere!

  151. Terri says:

    Still recovering from a bad cold. It is no fun being sick for the Holidays.

  152. Mina says:

    Ohhh, this is so cool. Hope I win

  153. Fecliff says:

    santa kitty.

  154. Becca C says:

    Amazing bag! Thanks for a great 12 days of giveaways πŸ˜€

  155. Tennyoceres says:

    My husband(!) requested for hair product as a late Christmas gift. I bought him styling cream yesterday. He no longer has to steal my girly scented hair products!

    Along with men’s styling cream I got nail polish remover. Someone at the local beauty store listed butter London nail polish remover as 99 cents. I have never seen butter London items go lower than $5. I hoarded 4 bottles.

  156. Jen B says:

    I braved the mall briefly yesterday. Had to get my Stereo Rose!

  157. rosy78 says:

    I really need better light in my room… applied too much blush this morning and noticed as I was driving to work. Ever happen to you?

  158. Brenda says:

    I had to work this week. Good thing it’s quiet I can listen to my iPod real loud. Haven’t seen any good sales but I have been wanting that bag since you blogged about it but I couldn’t find a black one at Nordstrom. I hope I win it.

  159. outlawd98 says:

    Sitting here listening to my husband try to rebook the incorrect flights he booked back home…Happy Holidays everyone!

  160. Cynthia F. says:

    If I won the Zella Tote bag, I’d take it everywhere!

  161. ZULMA GARCIA says:

    I been looking for a bag like this! I got 3 kiddos. This would totally hold mamas “essentials” and the kids snacks, Ipad, toys…especially the “movies” snacks…bc buying candy from the movies is crazy!! On Christmas we spent $41 for a family of 5 just to watch the movie and I had my Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC (total fail)…I spent $50 on popcorn, candy, and drinks!!

  162. Monica says:

    The Zella tote looks looks so versatile! I’d tote-ally use it everyday. Ha ha.

  163. Evon says:

    I went looking for this bag after I read your original post! I love it!! Today is a ‘me’ day, hair color then massage, so I went light on the makeup. Tried mineral foundation again after several years. Why did I leave this stuff??

  164. TrippyPixie says:

    The only sort of after-Christmas shopping I did was buying a white elephant gift from Menard’s for a party I’m going to this Friday.

  165. VictoriaJane says:

    Pockets, pockets, pockets! First thing I made when I learned to sew on a machine was a bag (I was really little) and I’ve had an obsession with bags ever since. Preferably ones with lots of POCKETS!!

  166. Sandy says:

    i got wedding anniversary band for Christmas. we celebrate 10th wedding anniversary but it feels like 100 years.

  167. stacy says:

    Been sick so I’ve been painting my nails with Zoya Logan. Love the green polish. Makes my hands happy! Pretty bag BTW.

  168. Becky says:

    perfect bag to get to the gym and back from work everyday!

  169. Nicole says:

    That bag looks so functional!

  170. C R Williams says:

    Hi tabs!

  171. Maureen says:

    I haven’t done any after Christmas shopping yet but maybe this weekend.

  172. jeevon kay says:

    I will be bringing this Zella Tote when I go holiday shopping, traveling to Galveston with my family, when I visit my friends at their houses or anywhere and anywhere I go

  173. Mandy says:

    Cant wait to get a manicure and pedicure tomorrow! Its been so long! I love reading the blog and i look forward to the email everyday πŸ™‚ Thanks again for all of your reviews and thanks to you i have even more makeup then i know what to do with since i want everything you talk about πŸ™‚

  174. Anu says:

    I would love to win this bag

  175. Liz Diaz says:

    I keep wanting to step out and go to the stores but it’s so darn windy out! πŸ™

  176. Elizabeth says:

    Want to do some after Christmas shopping, but bg snowstorm here, so I’m home in my pajamas. It’s turned out to be a really nice day!

  177. Barbara says:

    Snowed in today! No makeup, no shopping, just laundry and relaxing here at home!

  178. Elizabeth says:

    My after Christmas shopping was at Target! I love that place. All of the Christmas stuff was 50% off so I grabbed some cute little glittery signs, a wreath box and a Christmas tree skirt. My friend got really cute stockings for her and her daughter. Oh! We also got 50 cent glass plates for Christmas cookie giveaways next year!

  179. Holly says:

    This tote is so awesome!

  180. Deb K says:

    This Tote is too Cute~I would be rockin’ this everywhere that I went!!

  181. brittany says:

    thanks for the giveaway~!

  182. Melissa Tippie says:

    I’d LOVE to Win the Zella Gathered Tote!! It’s stylish, fresh & roomy πŸ™‚ http://bit.ly/W5r241

  183. Erica says:

    how was your christmas? (:

  184. Susie says:

    My resolution is not to do any post-holiday shopping! πŸ™‚ This bag is the greatest. Thanks for your giveaways!

  185. Rachel B. says:

    Yup, loving Facetime! So portable too! Merry Christmas, Karen! (and Tabs and El Hub)

  186. sweeks1980 says:

    My mom’s birthday is right after New Year’s, so post-Christmas shopping is always a must for my siblings and me πŸ™‚

  187. lrw says:

    love the bag!

  188. Adrian R says:

    What a great all-purpose tote.

  189. Megan says:

    I am cleaning house today…no fun.

  190. ROBYN says:

    That is a wonderful bag! I see why you love it!

  191. Stephanie says:

    I may just have to get that tote regardless to replace my current diaper bag if it’s loaded with pockets inside and out! No more looking for her outfits in the bottom of the bag if she spits up. πŸ™‚

  192. Emma B says:

    My New YearÒ€ℒs resolution is to workout three times a week.

  193. Lisa says:

    The first place I’d take it is to out to lunch with my beautiful children!

  194. Maria says:

    Ooooh the first place I would wear this bag to would be to work! This looks like a perfect work bag! Love it!

  195. Sarah says:

    I want to go to Target but I’m scared it will be too crowded! I can’t wait to spend my Sephora gift card from Hubs on some things I have read about on your blog, Karen..thanks for the reviews, and the smiles:)

  196. denise says:

    This is a seriously nice tote bag, Karen! Thank you for the opportunity to enter…

  197. Meg Walker says:

    I love this bag!

  198. I would love to bring this to work or the gym…I could really use a new bag for both purposes!

  199. Valerie says:

    I’m a sucker for tote bags–but never seem to buy the right one, despite repeated attempts. Maybe this could be the one. πŸ™‚

  200. auroragyps says:

    If I won this tote, I would bring it EVERYWHERE! Seriously, right now I’m using a LL Bean messenger bag/backpack combo thing as my “purse”, because I tend to pack it up like I’m a boy scout trying to be prepared for everything. I have other bags/totes, but I don’t like any of them as much I love this 12 year old thing that’s been through almost everything.

  201. Lorraine says:

    I had to work the day after Christmas, but I did go out today and scored the Laura Mercier Glamour Wardrobe at Nordstrom for 40% off! I was so pleased with my bargain that I got the mini kohl pencil set too, which was still full priced but still a good deal anyway(works out to about $6 per pencil- not bad for this brand). I wish I could find butter London remover for 99 cents- someone marked that wrong, error in your favor, Tennyoceres! And I would take this bag everywhere- except for work where I have to have a clear plastic company issued purse. Yep. the wonderful world of retail.

  202. Solangel says:

    Wow, this one would be really awesome!

  203. Dana says:

    I have been searching for a replacement for my battered, holds-everything, black bag that I bought from Discount Dancewear about 15 years ago. I’ve managed to fit 4 pairs of shoes, a complete change of clothes, makeup and toiletries for a 2 week trip, 2 books, and multiple vitamin bottles in it and still had it pass as my “personal item” when boarding a plane. I think I may need this Zella bag!

  204. Nou says:

    That’s such a gorgeous bag! I have been lurking around the web so far for break. Not much planned πŸ™

  205. Melanie says:

    LURVE this bag! It would definitely be my new work bag! As for shopping, I did a little yesterday but stayed away from all the clearence items. Too much of a fight to get there!

  206. Petunia says:

    great bag! if i win it i will join a gym. :p

  207. Jill says:

    Ooh I likey!

  208. LIsaT says:

    That is one good looking bag!

  209. Karen says:

    no after christmas shopping for me… trying to save up for a house this year!

  210. Erica K says:

    i remember you talking about this bag! its been on my wishlist ever since!!

  211. Boo says:

    My neck and back are in spasm from driving in a blizzard yesterday. Thank goodness for Advil and heating pads!

  212. Monica says:

    I am a purse fiend … I would go nuts for a bag like this one! πŸ™‚

  213. indoorkitty says:

    Hmm, if I were to win this tote, the first place I’d take it to is the GYM!!! I’m so tired of wrestling in my old bag into the lockers; it puts up a really big fight and often loses but sits and stews for the next time it has to get put away. I think all the other gym patrons might think I’m a little cuckoo after I ranted and raved at it last time. It’s just awkward in there now. Le sigh.

    Happy upcoming NYE K and T-modelmoney!

  214. monika says:

    That bag looks so nice……perfect for 100 plus things that I carry when i need to run errands:)

  215. Tatyana G says:

    This bag would travel with me everywhere. I have to little ones and I am always carrying lots of things – sippy cups, wipes, etc. This would be perfect.

  216. Cyn Uehara says:

    Love your blog. Thanks for doing it.

  217. Dominique says:

    This bag would be perfect for everyday work stuff. No after Christmas shopping for me, bills to pay.

  218. lauren miller says:

    i did some shopping today online to get a beauty blender and in store getting a juicer

  219. Kristina says:

    I’m a little late but I am currently dying my hair Christmas red and green.

  220. Seana says:

    I’d pack up the script that I’m writing and head off to a cafe to work on it:) Thanks for hosting this! Congratulations to the winner.

  221. Aubrey H. says:

    This tote looks like the perfect school bag/gym bag/ airport carry on combined!

  222. Kameo says:

    I want this bag!

  223. Kiara says:

    No makeup at all today!

  224. christine says:

    Aww… I’ve loved this bag ever since you featured it. It looks like the perfect tote for running around!

  225. cara says:

    I would totally use this bag for school!

  226. Rachel says:

    Fabulous tote!

  227. Jac says:

    Does this hold laptops?

  228. Jamie says:

    Today I think my makeup was kind of crazy. I used Urban Decay Lounge over UD 27/4 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Mainline and Maybelline Color Tattoo in Tough as Taupe. Ended up being an iridescent blue/purple smokey eye.

  229. Pradnyaa says:

    Preparing my new year resolutions. I’m breaking down things to a small step – about 5 minutes – everyday. I’ve seen it working around me and it will work for me in 2013 πŸ™‚

  230. Love the bag!
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  231. Nicolle says:

    I’d take this tote to the mall! Thanks for this wonderful giveaway.

  232. Jae says:

    I have my first away business trip of the new year at the end of January. I see this tote coming in real handy!!

  233. Kathy says:

    This would make a really cute diaper bag.

  234. Erica K says:

    Would love this as a diaper bag!
    …No makeup on yet today

  235. Erica K says:

    Would love this as a diaper bag! No makeup on yet today.

  236. Kirsten H. says:

    My New Years resolutions… to stick to my housework schedule, do more art, and eat healthier. I’d also like to exersise a little more but omfg I’m lazy.

  237. Chelsey says:

    No makeup on yet.. maybe a little later πŸ™‚

  238. Barb says:

    Would definitely be putting this baby to work by bringing it to work with me. It’d be my tote for back and forth to work.

  239. Maria says:

    Love this bag!

  240. Bethany says:

    Looks like this would be a super handy and stylish tote! Cute.

  241. Katie B says:

    I LOVE Nutella! Especially with a lil bit of peanut butter.

  242. onegreatsmile says:

    The only makeup I’m wearing today is the remnants of last night’s Infallible lipstick in Beyonce Red that WOULD.NOT.COME.OFF

  243. Jenn says:

    That would make a great yoga bag!

  244. Sue C. says:

    Great looking bag. Wonderful upgrade to the shopping bag I’ve been using to take stuff back and forth to my mom’s house the past few weeks. Thanks for the chance. I hope you have a Happy New Year Karen!

  245. Bridget says:

    today I gave my skin a lil break and went make-up free πŸ™‚

  246. liz says:

    super cool bag. love this brand of athletic wear.

  247. BooBooNinja says:

    Hmm… I need a more grown up alternative to my backpack. πŸ™‚

  248. Melissa says:

    I got some money for Christmas and I can’t wait to go shopping and update my wardrobe πŸ™‚

  249. Stephanie Hartman says:

    I did a little after Christmas shopping got some great deals at Old Navy.

  250. Maria says:

    I can’t wait until summer time! This cold is killing me!

  251. Kelly says:

    This looks like the perfect mom bag. It has enough room for my camera, kids snacks, and my 20 lip glosses. I like how it has the zippers in the front for keys so you don’t have to dig around. I’m going to check out the Zella line next time I go to Nordstrom, looks like they have some pretty cool stuff.

  252. Denise says:

    I have been eyeing that bag! I’m so tired of carrying this Vera Bradley grandma bag:(

  253. Ester says:

    Gorgeous bag! I love bags like this!

  254. Saddy says:

    This looks sporty, but still a classic black you can take anywhere. Thanks for the giveaway!

  255. Liz Figler says:

    I love it!!!

  256. Katie says:

    I love this pink iphone case…where did you get it?

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