Fashion Saturdays: It’s ALL about the bags and we are giving away a Longchamp ‘Le Pliage – Large’ Tote from Nordstrom

Congrats to our winner Paula!

I HATE shopping, as in I would rather hire someone to shop for me or wear the same clothes I’ve had tucked in my drawers since I moved to Staten Island in 2001. It’s not that I don’t covet beautiful sparkly things, rich vivid colors and the way a dress can truly make me feel like a glamorous 1940’s pin up girl. It’s more that I don’t relish rummaging through racks, standing under the glare of hot fluorescent lights picking apart the unseemly way my thighs appear to rub together.

Longchamp ‘Le Pliage – Large’ Tote : Embossed leather trims a water-resistant nylon tote that folds into a compact shape for travel and storage. $145.00

And of course as the universe would have it somehow I was graced with a daughter who feels it is in her very blood to be outfitted with rubies and pretty colored gemstones. She’s the type of kid who actually color coordinates her plastic bracelets and necklaces each night, alongside her school uniform, to match with her socks and shoes. The most ironic thing of all is that I have not encouraged any of this behavior it is strictly nature versus nurture. In fact, it is my 11-year-old who is forever imploring me to accessorize and glam it up. And 99 percent of her suggestions and advice are actually scarily on target…

So, when, the most visited gift recommendation site renowned for hand-picked gift ideas and expert advice,  asked me to be one of the judges for their second annual Giftee Awards, honoring the best gifts of 2012, well my DAUGHTER said “we needed” to accept! (For a FULL LIST of all the winners in categories like: Best Gifts Made in the U.S.A. and Best Eco-Friendly Gifts check out the winners here: .

And because I am all about sharing the love , especially when it comes to bags– because while I HATE to shop– the one item I can and will search far and wide  for is a funky and fun bag- I am giving away a Longchamp ‘Le Pliage – Large’ Tote   which was one of the 10 FINALISTS in the category of The 2012 Giftees Winner of Best Gift for Her !

So what makes the Longchamp ‘Le Pliage – Large’ Tote    so special?! Embossed leather trims a water-resistant nylon tote that folds into a compact shape for travel and storage. ($145.00) And  because tis the season I’m giving one of these away to ONE LUCKY reader! And why did I CHOOSE this gift as one of the 10 FINALISTS in the category of The 2012 Giftees Winner of Best Gift for Her — because, it is “”Smart and classic the ultimate tote!”” – Melissa Chapman,

For a chance to nab this bag- leave a comment on this blog post with one gift you REALLY want this holiday season! For a second entry you can Like Married My Sugar daddy on Facebook and for a third entry you follow @MelissaSChapman on Twitter and Retweet this giveaway. GOOD LUCK- giveaway ends December 9th!


  1. Beth Hill says

    I really want a pearl necklace for Christmas. Mine was stolen when our house was broken into 2 days before my birthday this past year.

  2. Lisa Hawes says

    I would really like to pay off some debt this holiday season, so maybe a winning lotto ticket! :)

  3. Ashley Morrissey says

    I just want to be able to get my 3 month old son a bumbo, a bouncer and a playmat for Christmas! Not so worried about myself :)


    -Ashley Marie Morrissey

  4. Ashley Morrissey says

    Following you on Twitter @ashleythebutton and retweeted :)

    -Ashley Marie Morrissey

  5. Lacey j says

    I really really want a babyhawk carrier, gonna have to sweet talk hubby lol, thank you for the chance!

  6. Julia says

    I REALLY want the construction to be done on our house, but I would settle for a new toaster oven.

  7. Becky F says

    I have this very bag at the top of my list!!! But I’d also like some kind of toy my new puppy won’t chew to pieces in five minutes.

  8. Laura Jacobson says

    I would really love a camera for Christmas! I would love to be able to take lots of pictures of my grandson!

  9. Karrin says

    What I really want for Christmas is for all of my kids to come home and be together. It’s been way too long.

  10. Melinda T says

    I really want a camera and laptop this Christmas! They both died on me within weeks of each other! I’m having to rely on my phone camera and our ancient desktop with super slooooow internet connection!

  11. Sarah Richardson says

    Thanks for the chance. I would love something girlie just for me- like jewelry or a purse. (I just had a baby and feel like I don’t have anything to myself!)

  12. meegan whitford says

    One thing i would like to get for christmas is a new purse or a gift card to put towards one. thank you for the chance to win!

  13. Sue Bunting says

    one gift I REALLY want this holiday season Queen Size Solid Super Soft Plush Mink Blanket Black

  14. says

    I love shopping for bargains so a gift certificate to like Goodwill would be great. I like you on facebook and also did the twitter job too. Thanks for the giveaway and have a happy holiday season.

  15. Wendy McBride says

    I would really like a pair of Dearfoam Slippers and a nice purse.

    wendym at cableone dot net

  16. Christian Alejandro N. says

    I want to give my mom a massage table that she’s been wanting to buy for a while now.

  17. Michelle says

    I’d really like a new laptop. Mine is slowly breaking down so it’d be nice to see that under the christmas tree if not I’d be happy with anything

  18. Lindsey says

    In an ideal world, the present under the christmas tree would hold a new apartment but I’m going to be happy if I see anything Tory Burch related

  19. Ann says

    After being away at college for so long I just want a home cooked meal and be at home with my family

  20. Kay says

    I really want a North Face jacket which I asked for on my xmas list so hopefully santa will bring it

  21. 1955nurse says

    OMG – I would sooo love to receive a GC for a Mani-Pedi & massage!!!((1955nursehjc4me(at)myway(dot)com))

  22. 1955nurse says

    Already LIKE you (HollyCunningham) on FB ((1955nursehjc4me(at)myway(dot)com)) Thanks for the chance….

  23. Donna George says

    I really want a new Kindle Fire, but since I don’t have anyone to buy it for me, I guess I’ll go without.