On this lovely Monday morning, I'm so excited to kick off a series of giveaways leading up to the release of Closet Confidential.
Today I'd like to share with you a brief excerpt from Chapter 6, The Bags We Carried: The Practical, Philosophical, and Fashionable Implications of a Woman's Purse, and a chance to win a handbag of your choice from handbagheaven.com, which means you get to choose from gorgeous bags like these:
OK, here's your first itty bitty excerpt:
Shopping for purses is a certifiable Fun Fest. You don’t have to try anything on, every item fits perfectly, and you can experiment with crazy styles without risking your self-worth. Deciding how much to spend and where to shop for your new handbag(s) depends on how you would (honestly) answer the following question:
Are you a purse slut?
If you go through multiple purses a week, never satisfied, constantly bored, always craving excitement, adventure, and change, then you are a purse slut (hey, I'm not here to judge!) and should stick to less expensive purses. Shop at discount retailers, sale racks, thrift stores, and department stores for funky bags to feed your cravings, but make sure to add a few fairly basic options to your purse collection, just in case.
If you’re more the “find a nice purse and settle down type,” it makes sense to spend some money—a shocking amount of money, even—on a truly quality purse, because with a little care, you could use it literally every day for the next fifty years.
For a chance to win a fabulous new bag of your own, just leave a comment telling me whether you are a purse slut or a "settle down with a nice purse" type (FYI--I'm a total purse slut) or something in between. I can't wait to read your answers, and will choose TWO lucky winners at random next Monday. International readers are welcome to enter, and if you'd like an extra entry thrown in the pot, just mention this contest in a post on your blog or tweet about it (@daddylikeyblog).
Thank you and good luck!