Dagne Dover Classic Tote: Is It Worth It?


Dagne Dover first popped onto my radar when I started to see Facebook ads for them. Because Facebook is clever and very scary, it knew that I was a prime target to be converted into a Dagne Dover customer. Not only has my handbag obsession been around for years, but I also deal with the struggle of having too much stuff floating around in my bag, and at the same time not having nearly enough room for everything I wanted to put in there.  After being convinced that this bag was perfect for me, I decided to boldly reach out to the company and tell them why I was the perfect person to write a review for them. Amazingly, they responded and agreed to send me their classic tote.  While I was sent the bag, the following opinions are 100% honest.  Remember, I reached out to them…and let’s be real here, if they didn’t agree to send me one to review, pure curiosity would have caused me to drop the money on it anyway because I already decided I had to have it.  I just want to be fully transparent here.  Ok, now we can get started. 

While 95% of the time I’m working it’s in the comfort of my own office (and sometimes my couch), there have been plenty of occasions where I have wanted to take my blog’s HQ to a different location.  Okay, usually that location is Starbucks and occasionally a meeting, but still, it requires me to pack up my things and go somewhere else.  When this happens, it’s pretty typical that I’m carrying my big purse as well as a laptop bag and a water bottle.  I’m clunky, clumsy, and take up far too much space.  If only there was a way to solve my traveling dilemma.

Enter: The Dagne Dover Classic Tote

When I first laid eyes on that targeted Facebook Ad I was instantly smitten with this tote bag. It had all of the features of any bag I could possibly want, and even a few features I didn’t know I needed.  Here’s some info on the features of this bag (we’ll get more in-depth in a second):

  • Drop Zipper Opening
  • L 13” x H 8” x W ¾” Padded Laptop Sleeve with Hidden Magnetic Closure
  • L 10 ½” x H 7 ½” Padded Tablet / Notebook Sleeve
  • Phone Pocket with ID / MetroCard Compartment
  • 3 Pen / Lipgloss Loops
  • Large Interior Zipper Pocket
  • 2 Slip Pockets (L 5 ½” x H 6”)
  • Additional Side Slip Pocket (L 4” x H 4 ½”)
  • 4” Diameter Neoprene Bottle Holder
  • Detachable Leather Key Leash with 2 interior D-Rings
  • 2 External Aesthetic D-Rings
  • Pyramid Hardware Feet


The Classic Tote fits everything you could possibly need to get you through a work day all the and take you all way to a night out with friends.  The coated canvas looks super chic but is also water-resistant and easy to clean with a damp cloth, making it ideal for the woman on the go. 

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Nude Patent Tieks

I’m here today with a super exciting announcement!  My Tieks family has grown! *insert happy feet dance here*

So as to not confuse anyone, I felt the need to emphasize my Tieks family..meaning the shoes.  Hubby and I are not expanding our family. Just to be clear..


Even after my second pair, my love for Tieks hasn't changed.

I am now the proud owner of my second pair of Tieks by Gavrieli.  For those of you that don’t know, Tieks are an amazing, comfortable, beautiful, and functional ballet flat.  Made from Italian leather (except for their vegan options), these shoes have a design that makes them the most comfortable pair of ballet flats ever.  That was the cliffs notes version. 🙂 Here’s a more thorough description.

Along with comfort, these shoes also come with a pretty hefty price tag.  While I find this sad, mainly because I want a pair in every single color they offer, the price tag definitely reflects the quality of the product.  Tieks are 110% worth every penny! I will continue to stand by that statement.

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Mox Shoes Review


As you all know, when I find a new product that I love, I can’t wait to tell you all about it.  Generally, shoes are not the thing that I rave about (other than the Tieks that reviewed a long while back), but since it is a rare occasion that I find shoes that are worth raving about for my feet effected by CMT, I decided that these are worth talking about.  I stumbled upon a pair of flats that are cute, comfortable, and affordable that I want in every single color.  Meet Mox Shoes.

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May 2015 Watch/Wish List



Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation | ECCO Sandal | L’Occitane Ultra Matte Fluid  | MUF Artist Shadow Palette | Cane & Austin Pads | Sigma HD Brush | AG Skinny Jeans | Apt 9 Embellished Tee


1. Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation ($65)- This is an oil free moisturizer that over time exfoliates and fades dark spots as well as calms and clears skin.  I’ve used minis of this and love it.  Don’t freak out about the price because this is for a 3 oz large tub.  Great value that will last quite some time.

2. ECCO “Damera” Leather Sandal ($119)- I bought a pair of ECCO sandals last summer and I love them.  My feet are high maintenance with CMT, so I need supportive footwear, and those to a stellar job.  The Damera sandals look like they’ll have the same comfort and support as my current pair, but with a bit more dressy feel with the silver shimmer.

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Calia by Carrie Underwood



Ever since her first audition on American Idol I have been a huge Carrie Underwood fan.  Despite her amazing success, fame, and fortune, I feel like she is one of the most genuine, real, and kind hearted celebs on the planet. Not to mention she’s not afraid to sing her love of Jesus to the world at the top of her lungs!  She’s total woman crush material for me.  When I heard she was going to be putting out her own line of fitness clothing and accessories, I knew I was going to want to check it out.  Well, this week, I finally remembered to go to a Dick’s Sporting Goods store and see her new line in person.  While I didn’t buy any, I tried on a handful of items, and I fell in love with the entire Calia by Carrie line.

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Tieks by Gavrieli-Review. Are they Worth it?

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Tieks by Gavrieli is a ballet flat company taking women’s feet to a new level of comfort.  I had seen a few of the YouTubers I watch talk about them a year or so ago, and was immediately intrigued.  The idea of a super comfy ballet flat was like music to my ears.  Because I have CMT, it is a very rare occasion that I will be in heels, so flats are a necessity in my wardrobe.  Could Tieks be exactly what was looking for? I began my research.

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