Thursday, May 28, 2015

Fashion Review and Giveaway: BG Alligator Pattern Shoulder Bag

Where to get: Amazon ($97.67 - currently on sale for $35.97)

Amazing quality, very fashionable and surprisingly capacious for its medium size. 

I have to say that the bag looks much better in person than it does in the pictures in its Amazon listing. It's very soft and doesn't have this nasty fake leather smell some other bags have. It's very nicely designed too, with two kinds of straps - one in a chic snake print that contrasts the bag's color nicely, and one long shoulder strap made out of material similar to the bag itself (the print is smaller, but the color is the same). 

There are 5 additional compartments in total. 4 are on the inside - one zipper compartment on the back wall, two open compartments on the front wall, and one long zipper compartment in the middle. There is also one zipper compartment on the outside of the bag.That gives you plenty of space and ways to organize your bag. 

The handbag is big enough to fit 3 hardcover books (I checked), wallet, phone, bunch of pens, some makeup and keys. It's very well made - sewn seamlessly and with nice golden accents throughout. To me, this is more of a semi-casual look. I wear it with my summer dresses and jeans+blouses combos, but I wouldn't wear it to the office or with just a plain t-shirt, as it just wouldn't match well. It's very eye-catching and glam.


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BEA Armchair: Visual Expressions & Social Media

Armchair BEA

Poor, Andrea. Never gets to go to BEA. Stupid logistics, timing, and money. Oh well. I'll live vicariously through the tweets and Instagram pictures of those who went.  :)  So since I couldn't go to BEA, I'm going to join in on the fun of BEA Armchair.

Visual Expressions

There are so many ways to tell stories. Whether it's comic books, graphic novels, visual novels, webcomics, etc, there are quite a lot of other mediums to tell a story. On this day, we will be talking about those books and formats that move beyond just words and use other ways to experience a story.

I don't normally read graphic novels, my husband on the other hand is a huge fan, but every once and a while I'll pick one up. Unfortunately, I haven't found any that I really loved. Joe has given me a few he thinks I'll like but I have such a hard time getting into them. The art work is beautiful and I think it's a wonderful talent to be able to tell stories through this medium, but it just doesn't seem to me my thing.

I' have reviewed a few graphic novels here on Bookish Lifestyle; my two favorites I've encountered were Chasing Shadows by Swati Avasthi and Illustrated by Craig Phillips and Through the Woods by Emily Carroll.

Social Media

How do you use social media to expand your blogging/writing horizons? Social Media is all about networking and connections, and utilizing today's technology to the fullest. Make sure you mention your own social media pages. Do you have another blog, maybe a Tumblr? Have a Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook? Or maybe there's an underrated social media program that you like.

I don't use a whole lot of social media when it comes to blogging - I do like to keep something personal - so the only social media forum I use for Bookish Lifestyle is Twitter (@beutybutfunygrl), Tumblr (bookish-lifestyle), and Goodreads (Andrea {Bookish}).

Bookish Lifestyle does have a Facebook page (click here to like us!) and Evie posts some amazing pictures on her Instagram (eviebookish) that you'll definitely want to check out!

Product Review: Jewelry and Accessories from Born Pretty

I thought I'd share with you today some jewelry from Born Pretty store that I ordered a while back. I purchased few more items at that time (including cute reading glasses-shaped ring and a Mocking Jay bracelet) and I only paid about $25 for it all (shipping from Born Pretty store is FREE World Wide and on all orders, plus they accept PayPal). 

I love shopping there, they have some really cure accessories, plenty of makeup and other great things like clothes, hair-accessories and more! 

The jewelry I got obviously isn't gold or silver (it's not even gold or silver plated), but it's nice enough to wear with a cute outfit :) I am very satisfied with my purchase. The four leaf clover ring could easily pass for real gold, it's really quite stunning. The rest of the jewelry pieces makes for fabulous finishing touches to cute, girly outfits and that is exactly what I was aiming for!

Be sure to check out - it's really quite awesome! I also have a special 10% off discount for you, so be sure to use it at checkout! 

And now check out some more photos!

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