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December 09, 2009
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Wearable Wednesdays ~ Coach For the Holidays & Beyond

I can't believe that we're in the last month of the year and yet I'm still thinking about what I should get friends and family while I'm out and about or looking at the Holiday Gift Guide! But today is a huge day as we're apart of Holiday Blog-a-Day. Not only are we presenting great items that are perfect for the holiday season, but I'm showing you how they can be worn and of course, we're going to give a bag away as well! So it's a good day for everyone involved! Below are three of my favorite looks that work well with my top 3 choices in bags.

THE LIFE OF THE PARTY

This is for all those that are looking to go to a classic party after work or during the weekend. I'm a huge fan of a cute black little number and then popping in color wherever I can. The Christina dress by Coco Bourgeoisie is not only the perfect black dress but has the pop of golden color that's perfect for any evening on the town! This is the essential dress that combines the ladies who lunch with the woman whose eye is the focus of the party. The Swarovski Crystal Amethyst earrings add a little whimsy with the entire outfit. But I love that the Op Art Layered Darcy Clutch by Coach has the cute fringe and brings such a sweet look to a dramatic outfit that has sheerful playfulness to it. This is something that will turn heads and with a pair of amazing heels, you're a photo op waiting to happen!

WORKING IT IN STYLE

I may go to a lot of functions but when I'm not, I'm all about staying chic and being warm when I'm working in Starbucks, going to Editors meetings and more. I kid you not if black and grey were taken out of my color scheme I wouldn't know what to wear. Although I could go completely grey, how about adding pops of unexpected color like blue! The Audrey Grey Tote is such a cute little bag and I love the strap with all of the hardware with the fab antiqued effect. It's a fun bag to pair with leggings, a cozy sweater and a pair of over the knee boots! But you know that I can't stop there simple doesn't mean that you can't have a fun look! First off this sweater begs for something on the wrists and this hand crocheted beaded bracelet is the perfect compliment! Same Sky has gorgeous beaded pieces that come in various shades and not only make you look fab from day to night but it works to support the women in African villages by allowing them to work and to make money to feed their families - it's social good at its best. You know I love keeping it natural and when it comes to my favorite stone, make mine agate! These raw Blue Agate pendants by Cynthia Rybakoff are so edgy with pops of charm that they are the perfect way to top off your look no matter where you're going or heading to. Nepali By TDM Designs scarves a nice item to wrap up in or to tie around the arms of your bag as you're running in and out. Once again, your supporting women weavers of the country and also supporting their craftsmanship! Simple, classic and yet you look like you came off a magazine.

THE ESSENTIALS ON YOUR LIST

Now this spread is an ode to my go to looks! You must have an awesome bag that works well with you, can carry all of your necessities and references your mood. The Sabrina Satchel in yellow will come in handy when all we see is grey and white outside - you'll definitely stand out! In addition, you must have a pair of boots and I am a fan of anthing over the knee - this pair from Tory Burch is AMAZING. Of course you have to have a bracelet - for me make it chunky and the ring is an absolute essential - be the conversation piece in order to generate conversation!

Coach has a variety of items that are perfect for gifting and are great to build your closet as well! Check out their collection for the holiday season and stay tuned to my tweets @cocoabebe to find out how one of these items can be yours! We will give a Coach bag away on Dec 24th to those who leave a reply about how they like to accessorize their bag. Do you have to choose the perfect wallet, do you change your key fob? One winner will be randomly selected the morning of Christmas Eve so get your answers up!

***UPDATE*** Congratulations Molly M! Send us an email so that we can send you your Coach bag! Happy Holidays and thanks to everyone that participated. Our contest if officially closed.

posted by
12/08/09

I would accessorize my bag with an oversize chunky knit sweater. I wouldn't change my wallet or keys to accessorize the bag because they are both already neutrals and the coach bags -- especially those this holiday season are unique and functional enough to stand alone. I would love to win!


posted by yimirra
12/08/09

Ilike to get a scarf that makes the beg look more glamorous and cute.(:


posted by N.Molnar
12/08/09

I would like the brown Kira and I would decorate it with a different scarf everyday!


posted by didi355
12/08/09

i would accessorize my bag with a big smile on my face. why? ' cause life is good!
i would love to win this bag!


posted by Taylor B.
12/08/09

I pick my outfit and then my bag. I have a few dozen to choose from and it depends on the occasion but most of the time when I go out at night I'll take along a clutch.


posted by
12/09/09

I usually like my bag to match or go really well with my clothes, sometimes switch it up where my bag stands out a lot more than myself. I like when my wallet matches my bag but sometimes it seems plain so i switch it up. I like to have a lot of keychains on my keys actually but sometimes its just too bulky so i take em off. I like to either wear or put scarves on my bag, makes more interesting and fun


posted by
12/09/09

i would accessorize with a really cute leather jacket. you need to look put together and a jacket + a cowl-like scarf would do the trick. going for that hobo chic look. love it!


posted by Llani
12/09/09

I like to acessorize my purse by matching it with the color I'm wearing for the week. For instance I'm wearing a lot of dark purples lately so this week I'm using a gray handbag to match.


posted by
12/09/09

I'm a New Yorker, the majority of my winter clothing is dark...which is why I depend on handbags and accessories to bring life to my outfits. I will typically coordinate my accessories to somewhat match my handbag, for example a similar colored scarf, bangles, or layered silver/gold necklaces with similar colored stones really stand out against my dark wardrobe.

Love the bag, great giveaway!


posted by JesseH
12/09/09

I think the best thing to match with a purse especially this time of year is a fabulous set of mittens.


posted by Lydia Aletraris
12/09/09

I love to accessorize the bag with a bright colored scarf, skinny jeans, and a solid oversized sweater. I like to wear bright colored jewelry to complement the bag as well! I don't usually change wallets since mine is a neutral color and goes with everything!

Great giveaway!


posted by Carrie Chen
12/09/09

HI!
I love that audrey grey tote. For the winter, I'm usually wearing large warm sweaters and uggs (to be toasty warm), so I would have to be wearing that with the tote. Other things to go with it may be a peacoat and a cute hairstyle.
Thanks for the opportunity!


posted by
12/09/09

I think the scarf this season is my go to accessory! I have a SERIOUS collection now and would like a new COACH bag to go with it :)

enter me please


posted by Katie Elizabeth
12/09/09

Bags are my all time favourite thing; I tend to see it more that I am an accessory to the bag than the other way round! Weird but true.


posted by cinnamon mccloud
12/09/09

i pick my bags based on how i feel that day! i would love to win a new coach bag!


posted by reneeH
12/09/09

I would wear heals, skinny jeans and a cute black top. A new Coach bag would be a great accessory to an outfit like that!

Good luck everyone and happy holidays!


posted by Deepthi Thomas
12/09/09

To be honest since the majority of my winter coats/boots are in shades of black and brown, I depend large colored handbags and accessories to bring life to my outfits. I will typically coordinate my accessories to somewhat match my handbag, for example similar colored scarf, or gloves. The one pop of color against a dark canvas is all you need to brighten up for the holidays. =P
Love your blog, following you on twitter, mines @mdeelish Thank You for this contest and Thanks COACH!


posted by Lindsey F
12/09/09

I usually choose bright bags because my wardrobe is on the darker side - I love the yellow Sabrina! If my bag is bright, I add a few accessories that go with it and let it stand out from my clothing. If my bag is darker, I tie a scarf on it somewhere to liven it up and make sure my accessories and the scarf are complementary. How I accessorize depends on if I want to do the talking or if I want to leave that to my bag! :) Thanks for the chance to enter - this is a great collaboration between Coach and beauty bloggers. Happy Holidays!


posted by
12/09/09

I would accessorize my bag with key fobs or scarf depending on my mood that day to make my bag unique, or more me. Love to win a Coach bag. Please pick me to be the lucky girl to win the bag.


posted by
12/09/09

I'll usually add a funky print scarf tied around the strap of my bag to help accessorize it! I love looking very put together and adding a little splash of color to my purse helps!


posted by
12/09/09

I would wear either skinny jeans or leggins with a dress or long shirt with a neutral cardigan and some boots. I would wear the neutral cardigan to make the bag stand out and be the focal point. I wouldn't wear bold jewelry either.


posted by amalie vega
12/09/09

if i won a coach bag, i would wear it with knit fabric to contrast the leather and hardware. i just got a knit hat for winter and i would totally pair them in an outfit. =] thanks + happy holidays!


posted by cath03
12/09/09

I accessorize my bag with different and colorful keychains that represent my personality or sometimes whatever reflects my mood. :) please enter me! thanks!:D


posted by Iara
12/09/09

I would accessorize the new bag with high boots tucked in black pants and a gray cardigan while wearing a thin scarf and a gray beret.. :)


posted by
12/09/09

i am also one of those people that has to pick an outfit first. but i would probably try to play up the colors in a fun way- i dont like matchy outfits


posted by
12/09/09

I like to accessorize my bag with a coordinating wallet when possible.
I also like it to go whatever shoes I'm wearing.


posted by Meanieandshuggie
12/09/09

I love bags so much that I think they stand up quite well on their own. But I actually have a small wristlet that I always attach to the handles of whatever bag I'm carrying because it is perfect for quick access to transportation passes and fare, without having to actually open your bag or wallet. Definite time saver. The wristlet that I use most is a leopard print, so it's a way to throw in a touch of the season's trend as well.


posted by Elizabeth R
12/09/09

I would accessorize my bag pairing up some skinny jeans, boots, a rockin' tee, and a long cardigan. A simple going shopping outfit can have class very quickly with a Coach purse! :)

would love to win a coach bag! thanks and happy holidays!!


posted by Sarada Rao
12/09/09

Hi I would accessorize my coach bag with the perfect scarf, skinny jeans, cute boots and a long chain!


posted by Jaime Lou
12/09/09

I usually just let the bag stand out by itself; I don't need to add any accessories. Esp. if it is a Coach purse, because they are all statement pieces. They look beautiful on their own!

Thanks for the giveaway!


posted by Dianna H.
12/09/09

I would accessorize my bag with cute heels or black leather boots, a big bracklet or big long necklace and of course maybe matching makeup! i love makeup sooo if its a pink bag i would put a dash of pink in my eyeshadow perhaps! but definately play around with my makeup inspired by my bag!!


posted by LaurenVa
12/09/09

Great blog!!! I love the Audrey Grey Tote..... I would use this as my everyday bag; the classic, stylish purse could be combined with almost any color outfit combination. It is especially perfect for the winter months. For a relaxed day of Christmas shopping, I would pair this bag with black leggings, black Uggs, and an over-sized cream-colored chunky knit cable sweater. I'd throw on a quirky scarf for a pop of color and I'd be out the door!


posted by BlairEpits
12/09/09

I love accessorizing my bag with a cute scarf and gloves in the winter, and in the summer with sunglasses!

Love it!

Enter me :)


posted by Ruhee
12/09/09

I think a great bag adds an added oomph to an outfit. A fabulous Coach bag doesn't need any bells and whistles.


posted by
12/09/09

I like to add some bling to my bags by attaching keychains that have specific memories or significance to me. Also pairing the bag to the right kind of outfit is always a must! Happy Holidays!


posted by bunnybx
12/09/09

I love accessorizing my bag with cute keychains or a scarf!


posted by
12/09/09

I like to accessorize my bag with cute scarves/hats, leather coach gloves and my diva sunglasses. My wallet must coordinate with my handbag, but my key fob is a classic one that I don't change often.


posted by maluli
12/09/09

ill complete the look with skinny jeans and high heels... i do like that by bags stand out with my outfit... love coach bags.. thanks for the chance


posted by VictorianEliza
12/09/09

I don't necessarily accessorize my bag, I actually allow it to accessorize my outfit as a statement piece. I wouldn't say I change my bag on a daily basis but, I do change it at least twice a week. I like a pop of color, or even a metallic every now and then. A black bag is ALWAYS sleek, and a cute little clutch both a feminine and conventional accent.


posted by
12/09/09

I love accessorizing with a cute patterned scarf hanging on the strap. If it gets cold, or I need to change up my outfit on the go, I'm ready!


posted by
12/09/09

I like classic bags so I just jazz it up with different keychains and when I'm feeling extra frilly a scarf too!


posted by elocyn
12/09/09

Bag charms are in style where I'm from right now so that's what I accessorize my bags with. If I want to jazz it up, I add a lot of keychains with gems or a pretty scarf if I need to up it a bit.


posted by misspurpleberry
12/09/09

I like to accessorize my Coach bag with the perfect wallet, bag charms, my sunglasses, bracelets and of course the keyfobs.
Please pick me to be the lucky girl to win the bag.


posted by Wendy G
12/09/09

I have to wear the perfect bracelet with my bag! I don't know what it is but I'm constantly changing my bracelets to accessorize with my bags.


posted by SonaKay
12/09/09

I accessorize my purse with a leather jacket and some cute boots. It's pretty cold where I live, so you can wear boots all year around. I usually throw in a nice colored scarf. I would love to have a coach bag to spice up my outfit! Please enter me.


posted by missmoxie22
12/09/09

The Large Leather Brooke in Eggplant is so fabulous, it's an outfit unto itself! I'd wear it with simple, classic pieces like sleek black boots and a basic trench.
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posted by jodifur
12/09/09

I actually never really thought about accessorizing a bag before. But the scarves are a great idea!


posted by
12/09/09

I'd accessorize the bag with some cute earrings!


posted by Crystal Horton
12/09/09

The Audrey Tote is a must have!!!!


posted by MiaHB
12/09/09

The green Kira is my favourite of all the Coach bags as well as my dream bag! I would match it wearing my fake fur vest, skinny jeans, and big white woolen mittens! Lovely!


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