the barefoot seamstress tote bag giveaway!


there are two articles of clothing in my life worth investing in: shoes & purses. 

i really wear my shoes. from farm chores to scavenging junk among piles at thrift shops & yard sales, my soles see miles & know hard work.


my purses & totes carry my life. at any given moment inside my purse, you're likely to find a craft project, books, my daily planner, our cash budget wallet (by miss money bags- love her!), a measuring tape, & bits of life chicken-scratched on tiny pieces of paper fluttering throughout. 

my bag is my come-along friend, up for any adventure & tucked among rusty goodness stuffed in the back of my tiny hatchback car. 



so i was absolutely thrilled when becky sent me her new desert horizon tote bag from her shop, the barefoot seamstress. 

y'all, becky is the real deal & this bag is not playing around. 

it has deep pockets inside for storing chapstick, pens, your phone & more. it also has sturdy leather straps perfect for carrying weight, like that over-due library book. also, can we just talk about it's cute factor? i've been carrying this tote for over two weeks now & it's the highlight of my outfit every single time. 


it's your lucky day because the barefoot seamstress is offering the desert horizon tote bag to one lucky natalie creates reader! it's easy peasy to enter. simply -

1. visit the barefoot seamstress shop & browse her beauties.

2. follow @thebarefootseamstress on ig or like "the barefoot seamstress" on facebook.

3. comment with your email address & one piece in your wardrobe you often invest in!

i'll pick a random winner next wednesday, september 17th, at 8 am CST. happy winning!
love,
natalie

p.s. head on over to the barefoot seamstress right now & get your shop on! becky is offering a generous 20% off with the code "nataliecreates" until september 18th. yay!

--- comments closed! congrats to natalee for winning the giveaway! -- 

186 comments:

Chas said...

I just love the bag and all the other products on her website! I love finding pieces I can layer together, but don't hesitate to buy a pair of shoes that I love!

awomanshaven@hotmail.com

Have a great day!

Maria Hale said...

Beautiful bags! My mom always said a good fitting shoe is a must. I like quality and comfort in my shoes. I do like cute bags though, too!

mhalejr2004@gmail.com

Kelsey Swafford said...

This bag is gorgeous. I definitely invest the most in my purses and bags that I take to work and school.

Kswafford712@gmail.com

Vanessa said...

You know I am a fan of this bag having seen yours in person! I love a good bag and that is something I am very likely to invest it!

Hannah D said...

I love purses and a good pair of jeans!
Hanny2580@gmail.com

kathy said...

First of all, I really love your blog and your IG account :) You are such an inspiration! I'm not sure the giveaway is open to Canadians, but wanted to comment anyway.
Love the bags, especially the one you have. Blessings!

Brooke said...

I usually invest in dresses I can dress up and down.

Allison Kirk said...

Love this bag! I agree with you, shoes and purses are worth investing in. You end up using them every day so they need to hold up!

Anonymous said...

I invest in a good pair of jeans bc the fit always seems to be better be they last longer.

Bethbrewer28@yahoo.com

Marie said...

I love her bags! And I usually invest the most into the accessories of my wardrobe.

Jennifermarie160@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Love the bag! Need the bag for when I don't have to carry my diaper bag! Thanks Natalie!
athune07@gmail.com

NathanKristi Pyatt said...

Adore the bags! Such great all around colors!
I invest in good wool. I'm a knitter and I love a good solid wool. My sweaters take a beating between chores and kids! Pyatt1939 at gmail dot com

Jess said...

Great designs and function.....beautiful totes! I invest in nice shoes from time to time. ;)

j.mcneff@yahoo.com

أنا said...

It's sooooo prettyyyyyyy so is everything in the shop!!
I invest in crop tops and skirts!

Najdmousa@gmail.com

Unknown said...

Agree with you on the shoe and bag investment, Natalie! I've recently learned how cost effective it can be to get a good pair of shoes repaired (once they're worn out from adventuring) rather than having to get totally new ones.

raspence31@gmail.com :)

Alexandra Ziegler said...

These bags are wonderful! The wardrobe piece I invest in the most are usually the basics such as a good trench coat for the fall and spring or a nice standard white button down or wool pencil skirt for the winter. Email: aziegler33@gmail.com

Elizabeth Clements said...

I would say I invest most in shoes or jewelry!

elizabethclements@hotmail.com

Breanna Sheffield said...

Fall is my favorite to wrap up in scarves and boots! I always invest in scarves and purses, tote bags!! :) I love Becky.

jbresheffield0718@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Jeans!
landrews5104@yahoo.com

sarah aos said...

I really invest in shoes! Good quality, comfortable, stylish and versatile shoes!

saoscott@yahoo.com

allie miller said...

I'm all about the purses and jeans. And the older I get I love handmade purses more than the big brand names. Zombiecat45@gmail.com

harknessangels said...

Amazing tote bags! Love them! Shoes and bags are what I invest the most in!

harknessangels@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

That bag is so adorable! Glad I discovered her website. I always invest in my shoes. They have to be reliable and comfortable, but cute at the same time. I'm pretty hard on 'em :). Thanks for the chance! Followed on IG.
Best- Jennifer Kay U.

Laura Skundrick said...

I definitely invest in bags and shoes, also! It's so worth getting a quality piece you know is going to last. My email is sakalala7@yahoo.com :) LOVE this tote from the barefoot seamstress, it's so pretty and such a great size for all of the random things I carry a around with me! Thanks for doing a giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Shoes! If my feet ain't happy no ones happy! farmgirl616@hotmail.com

marybeth zavala said...

Girl that bag is bang a rang! As a creative momma I also invest in a good bag! Especially one that can carry around diapers and wipes along with books and my iPad and maybe even use as a shopping bag for those quick visits to the market!

Brightest blessings!
Marybethzavala@gmail.com

♥ Carrie Shan said...

L��VE her bags! My key pieces are my shoes,a cute statement necklace, and ma bag!��
carrielambert@rocket mail.com

ericalaansma said...

Gosh, CUTE BAGS! I usually end up wearing jeans everyday. I'm a nanny, so I end up crawling on the floor with kiddos for much of the day and eventually always get holes in my jeans. So I invest in good jeans!

Erica.laansma@gmail.com

kathy said...

I commented earlier and forgot my email:
sbrewer@nb.sympatico
kathy

kaitlyn said...

This bag would be perfect for all my work things!!! I invest most in shoes...for work & fun!!!

anckerk@yahoo.com

Hopeful said...

I invest most in shoes. Hopefulthings@aol.com

Her bags are lovely!

Hope

Chelsea said...

I find that I invest in good layering pieces to take me through the seasons the most! That bag is a great accessory to have!

Chelsea.T.Mitch@gmail.com

Thanks so much!

Margo Jean Stewart said...

Jeans! I'm 5'1" and it's so hard to find jeans that fit in the length. Whenever I stray from my favorite brand and style (GAP always skinny jeans) I'm always disappointed. So it's worth it to me to wait for a good 40% off sale and she'll out the extra dough.

Lurrrrve these bags!

margo.stewart@gmail.com

Natalie Bush said...

Love the tote bag! A few years ago I invested in some good quality blue jeans. They have held up to this day. It's something what a good pair of jeans can do for your body and your mind!


nanigan@live.com

Tanna Kerr said...

This bag is gorgeous. I don't usually invest much in bags. However, I do in shoes and more recently I've gotten into scarves. I'm very excited for fall sweaters & boots.
Tkerr0614@gmail.com

Megan said...

Definitely shoes!!

mba022 atgmail dot com

StephanieB said...

Loove this bag!!! ������ I'm a total sucker for accessories. Scarves, bags, earrings, leggings or bright colored tights (do those count as accessories?��) Just love things that add a little pop! Sbyrnes1187@gmail.com

Author said...

I invest in scarves! And cute tote bags...

Bev said...

Love this bag! The thing I find I usually invest the most in is a quality, comfy pair of jeans. Although lately it has been more a variety of maternity clothing.
ladybuglover_09@msn.com

angie said...

I like to invest in a good pair of pants that actually fit!

Megan Huxford said...

Shoes. Especially boots. Ready for fall weather!
Meganphilbeck@gmail.com

Rachel Taylor said...

Definitely jeans. A good pair makes me looks and feel great!

rachelmarietaylor6@gmail.com

Meallory said...

Shoes & cardigans, since I wear them often, all year long. Thanks for the giveaway, I adore her totes! :) mallorytallman@gmail.com

Lisa said...

Hm... I think I'd say jeans aswell. Awesome giveaway!
lisa.mrs@gmail.com

Kelsey Zielke said...

kelleezielke@gmail.com

I just wanted to say that I love your blog and I check it out everyday with anticipation that there's a new post! Everything you have to say is so inspiring. I started my own garden this year and your advise has helped tremendously!

I would say that I invest in clothes the most, running shoes second.

Sharon said...

Shirts! I have SO many shirts. Sharoncampo@hotmail.com

cn_p said...

i don't hesitate on investing on a good pair of shoes and also on a good quality bag/purse

claudia.petton@gmail.com

Hayley said...

What a gorgeous tote! I have been known to drop a bit of money on planners. I'm currently rocking an Erin Condren Life Planner and it is AMAZING! I would love to keep store it inside this gorgeous bag :) Hncaldwell87@gmail.com

urbanfoodculture said...

Those bags are gorgeous! I tend to invest in shoes too. Also a good coat is usually worth the money.
lizbsimmons@gmail.com

KatieRae said...

I love them all! So cute! I always invest in shoes. A good pair of shoes will last a long time!

katelyn_hirsch@yahoo.com

Annie Neel said...

Those bags! Would be perfect for my upcoming trip to Europe!

I Invest in my shoes, for sure! I've found you get what you pay for when it comes to shoes when it comes to comfort!

Georgette said...

I like to invest in a good pair of saltwaters in the summer and a good pair of Minnetonkas in the fall. That way I know they will go with anything! Awesome Giveaway!
nila1920 (at) live dot com

Hollee B said...

I'm obsessed with buying new tops! Change up the bottoms and accessories, and it's a whole new outfit! :)

Sharita Vonsik said...

I always put my money into purses. I am a glorified bag lady lol.
Scvonsik@Gmail.com

Jordyn said...

What a beautiful bag and generous giveaway! Jordyn7@vt.edu

Mistie said...

I don't think there is just one thing I splurge on. My splurges are usually on items that stay in my mind for 3 days after I leave the store.
Love these bags, would be a great quick bag for my upcoming baby!
Mistie

Michelle said...

My splurge is definitely shoes! It is too funny how I will spend $100+ on shoes without thinking, but $20 for a top feels like too much.

Wyant.michelle@gmail.com

Jenna said...

I always invest in a good winter coat! Living in WI means you get your money worth in less than a week! :) Jeans are always an investment too! A good pair of jeans can make me feel like a million bucks!

jenkrosch@gmail.com

Emily S. said...

Love the bag. Would look good with my new fall wardrobe & is big enough I could just throw a few diapers in there and not have to carry that bag ;)
I am a sucker for comfy but stylish sweatshirts & as a mom I cannot avoid quality LEGGINGS :D

efspliedt@gmail.com

michele m said...

all such beautiful work! love all the totes and browsing Becky's feed. my mom taught me to buy good bras :) seems like a silly thing, but it can definitely make everything else fit better! michelenichole@gmail.com

Kate Wengs said...

My splurge is definitely shoes. Especially a good pair of farm boots so I can keep up with my husband. :)

Katewengs@gmail.com

Jenni said...

jenni@amazed.com
I usually invest in a good coat. (gets cold here in Nebraska).

sk said...

Those bags are GORGEOUS. And the camera straps too. I tend to invest mainly in good quality shoes. I prefer handmade leather ones!

Jessica Kirkland said...

I will invest in shoes that I can wear all the time. I don't buy bags often but when I do I use than until I can't use them anymore.

Anonymous said...

I am the world's biggest fan of scarves! I simply cannot pass up a cute, fun, colorful scarf. Being from Texas, it's rare that there is a day of weather that actually permits scarf-wearing, but that's never stopped me! I wear them year round. :) In fact, I have one in my closet now that would match that gorgeous bag just perfectly! Excited for this new shop of goodies. :)

halle.hajducek@gmail.com

Linds said...

What a beautiful bag! I have been Folllowing the Barefoot Seamstress for quite some time and always love everything she makes! Her new camera straps are also especially cute! I like to invest in a good pair of boots in the fall for my outfits.
Lhanks87@gmail.com

Deanna Forrester said...

I invest in shoes (and have way too many of them!)!! I've tried to be minimalistic in other areas, but shoes get me every time :)

dforrester13@hotmail.com

Chelsea Jess said...

I love her bags, scarfs, website, blog...I love Becky!!

I invest in jeans and shoes! I dont like to wear shoes but when I do they better be comfy and adorable!

naomi said...

I'm like you and have bags, upon bags, upon bags....I just love them. of course it means that I carry just about everything in it and go through them really fast!

pballard said...

What a lovely bag. How thoughtful of you both. Following you both on instagram and I love your blog. Cant wait to sift through it. I really love bags and boots and scarves, and jewelry. Heck I love it all. pamballard@comcast.net

Summer said...

Love this bag and her camera straps, both cute and functional! I usually invest in fall boots, they are my go to most days and I prefer quality leather, so that's my yearly splurge. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Yes, my bag!! but I can't seem to find the right one :) maybe this is it!!!
Cheryl W.

Nataly said...

Her products are so lovely! The only item in my wardrobe I've really invested in is a good wool winter pea coat.

natalygee@yahoo.com

Erin Warford said...

I. Love. This. Bag. And I love your blog. And I will certainly check out the Barefoot Seamstress.
I invest the most in dresses; if I get a really good one, I can make it work in different ways!

Ronda & Jim said...

My purse is my most important part of my daily wardrobe! I have specific needs in a purse and these beautiful bags fit the bill! Love them!!
Ronda
sandycracks@comcast.net

Ann McCleary said...

Love your new bag!! Annmccleary79@gmail.com
And JEANS :) The high end brands are worth every penny!

Melanie Fee said...

Oh my SWEET goodness... I LOVE her designs to pieces! I literally just pinned 4 items from her shop) I adore her totes...and camera straps AND scarfs!! I usually invest the most on classic items that I know I will always wear & won't go out of style. I invest in Thanks so much for the sweet chance!

Follow via fb & instagram both you lovely ladies!

melanieluvs@yahoo.com

Christina said...

My purse or bag! cdodson@triad.rr.com

Marla Garibay said...

I absolutely LOVE the "follow your arrow" tote...but, I'm a also a huge sucker for arrows. I like to invest in boots and jeans bc everything goes with them. I automatically feel awesome when I put on some skinny jeans and boots. There's nothing better.

Marla Garibay: ilikexavier@gmail.com
@marla_garibay for Instagram

Paige said...

Funny that you said OVERDUE library book, because mine often are. ;) Let's see, I don't know that I actually invest in my wardrobe like I should. I'd like to start though - a small gathering of quality pieces as opposed to a closet of low quality items. Hard to switch the mindset monetary-wise, though. I'll begin my quality wardrobe with this beautiful bag! Thanks for the chance!
segolily7@gmail.com

Rachel said...

I'll be buying one of those beauties even if I don't win! I invest in shoes- shoe shopping just makes you feel good, and I feel like they always tell a story- they go everywhere with you!
reholt@yahoo.com

A McG said...

I invest in shoes/boots, also. Good shoes are worth it!

arubin57@gmail.com

Danielle said...

I'm following now on IG! I love the desert horizon tote bag. I invest in shoes too. No more cheapos for my feet anymore!

danielleayersjones [at] gmail [dot] com

Originals by Sarah Young said...

I'm following now on IG! I love a good bag that goes with everything.

melissa said...
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melissa said...

I love purses and bags! They can make or break a day!
Melissacordle@gmail.com

Jen said...

Really nice bags, I'm loving the arrow one!! I would always invest in good shoes. Life is too short and hard to be stumbling around in uncomfortable shoes!

jennifer.mochamail@gmai.com

The Mini Coopers said...

I definitely invest in shoes, and also jackets. Living in the Northwest, I would be damp without a good rain coat! this bag is beautiful! Following on Instagram.

oysterandpurl@gmail.com

Casa Colibri said...

I'm the same - shoes and purses, and I wear them into the ground. I think a fun purse like this is a better accessory than jewelry. :) Thanks for the chance to win!

urika808 said...

I invest in good shies and when I find a pair I absolutely love, I'll often buy 2 pairs or get them in different colors. Thanks for this lovely give away, that tote is right up my alley. urimade@yahoo.com

Carrie Rowe said...

So pretty!
I love the follow your arrow tote too!
And I liked her page on fb :-)
I invest in a good winter coat. Living in Montana I have to!

rowecarrie at gmail dot com

Lavinia said...

Oh my goodness, that bag is so cute!! I love shoes so I try to invest in good quality shoes since I walk a lot :)

lavi_buz@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

A good bag is a must for me with two little boys and all u need to tote around for them 😄
alspaughjeremy@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Following on fb! I am willing to invest in a quality, stylish coat - I'm from the midwest so I wear a coat most of the year it seems (or at least last winter!) Nice to have one that makes you smile to help keep away the winter blues! ((lemon.monroe@gmail.com))

April Terrazas said...

Love all of her bags and such fun designs! For me the one piece of clothing i invest in the most would be a good pair of jeans, they're so hard to come by!

april2713@gmail.com

Jennifer said...

I love this tote!!!!!!!! Becky is awesomesauce! I invest in jeans and hoodies the most :)

jtirao@gmail.com

Jessa said...

What a fantastic tote! I invest in classic (and classy) accessories (necklaces, bracelets, scarves).

jmr224 (at) gmail (dot) com

Tracy said...

I like to invest in a great purse or tote for the seasons. Thanks!

Tracypatterson72@yahoo.com

angela said...

I invest in the same pieces, shoes & bags.

This bag is beautiful.

Angelahscalf@gmail.com

Pressley said...

bags are my splurge! I carry them to death.

pressleybaird@gmail.com

Yvonne said...

The bag is lovely! and so are the other items in her shop. I also like to invest in shoes and bags - they can make any outfit look pulled together.
yhatcher@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I loooove this bag!
I'm not sure I'd call it investing, because I am such a bargain shopper, but currently I'm enjoying buying fun new earrings and accessories. I'm pregnant so clothes aren't quite as fun right now. :)

abbycharlton@hotmail.com

Amanda said...

Love it! I can never have enough bags!!

Amanda said...

WOW! Her bags are lovely! I liked her on FB and will def. be asking for one of these for the holidays!

idyllhands said...

Cute bags! I'm loving her camera straps too! That's an accessory that could see my taking up photography just to have a collection of camera straps :)

I will always drop good money on a good pair of pants and comfortable shoes. I have to dress all business like for work but I'm on my feet 50% of the day (standing on concrete... it's glamorous) so I need comfortable shoes and sturdy pants to see me through the day.

John and Natalee Warren said...

I always have a good bag (I'm a mom of 3 pre-schoolers so it's usually huge) and a pair of nice jeans!
Nataleewarren@hotmail.com

Emmy Hess said...

Super cute bag! Like you, I chose to spend money on quality shoes and bags.

Kara K said...

Hi!
I love her "follow your arrow" tote bag. So cute!
@karalknaack
klknaack@gmail.com
I believe in timeless bags/purses with classic silhouettes and shapes. I recently invested way too much in a Fossil crossbody bag in a warm camel color. Timeless!

Kate Ambrose Pollard said...

Love this! Kateambrosepollard@gmail.com . I have an abundance of all shades of yellow in my wardrobe and always look to add more.

Kylie said...

I am a teacher so I rely/ invest in good quality totes and shoes. Now I know where I'll be buying my next bag from. Thank you!
mortiemouse@hotmail.com

Jenny said...

I have fallen in love with scarves. I started wearing them a few years ago to cover a scar from surgery. the scar is pretty much invisible now but I still wear my scarves - I love all the creative ways to wear them.

Anonymous said...

Mimi.vang88@gmail.com

A great dress! I love thrifting practically everything i wear but about 3 times a year I splurge on a dress that i would wear everyday if i could.

Amy said...
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Amy said...

One piece I invest in are my glasses! aebg1974 at gmail dot com

Jessica said...

Shoes!
Jessica@littlepumpkingrace.com

Andi said...

What a cute giveaway! I try and invest in good quality layering sweaters so that they last and don't wear out during the cold months. A good pair of riding boots is also a must.

abingham22@gmail.com

Kristin Burns said...

So excited for the opportunity. Alger416@gmail.com

Jessica said...

happykratzers@gmail.com

SHOES! I have a bad back (and I carry around my baby in my sling whenever I go shopping AND there's another on the way!) so I HAVE to have good shoes. Usually that means clunky Dansko-like shoes, though.

Oh, and I need that bag. NEED. Those are all the colors I wear most. :)

carla keck said...

Beautiful bag!! I also invest in bags.

Carla.keck@yahoo.com

Deb Abresch said...

Love this bag! I agree, shoes and purses are worth investing in. You use them everyday so they need to hold up!

debabresch@wi.rr.com

Little Laura said...

I would invest in a good nursing bra...which I should really get around to doing. My husband and I are looking at some good hiking shoes /boots to take on some trails here in Arkansas :)

laura (dot) anderson (dot) 0612 at gmail (dot) com

Erin Smith said...

I have to admit I've only just started putting money into certain things, since I hate spending money. I think it's smart to invest in bags and things that you know you'll be getting a lot of use out of like jeans or a comfortable sweater.

Sarah said...

I always ALWAYS invest in good shoes. I am so hard on shoes so if it is made well and more expensive I will go with that every time! I have two pairs of leather flip flops that go everywhere with me and I have had them for 8 years.

sh750a@gmail.com

Shelly said...

Just discovered your blog...in love! I follow the barefoot seamstress on IG and love the beautiful mix of pattern, color, and texture in her wares. Would love to win this bag! As far as my own wardrobe...I'm a shoe girl. Even a simple cotton tee and a pair of dark jeans can be dressed up with a cute flat or simple wedge.

Lys said...

I invest in shoes too because goodness knows that nothing is worse than hurty feet. What a cute tote giveaway!

sashirl93 (at) gmail (dot) com

Cyndi said...

Purses are my weakness!
cynthia4316@sbcglobal.net

Hannah Wilder said...

Definitely outerwear! hannahwilder@rocketmail.com

Sarah C. said...

I usually invest in dress pants for work-nothing exciting but I have a hard time finding pants that fit me well so when I do, I don't mind paying for them.

sarahjchowning@gmail.com

Angie said...

Shoes and purses!

angelainsell@yahoo.com

bethany said...

Love the bag! Earrings and a good bag are where I am most apt to invest.

bethanyalindaman@gmail.com

Casa Colibri said...

I commented earlier, but totally forgot to include my email: colibri_mel@outlook.com. I'm a shoe and purse investor like you. :)

dcochran said...

denise_cochran@hotmail.com-I totally agree with you, but shoes are my downfall-LOVE SHOES!!!

Heidi Brown said...

I like to buy made- for-years- never- go -out-of-style winter boots. Mine are the classic Campus boot by Frye. I love them still after 6 years! Also your blog is just the cutest. I've really enjoyed following you and your farm, crafting, and culinary adventures on Instagram. Heidicbrown@gmail.com

Her said...

WOW! Thank you continuing to introduce your readers to such talented craftswoman! These bags are just lovely! and the camera straps, oh mY!

I invest the most money in pants/jeans. Being 6', it is hard to find a good fit.

Hannah R. said...

I absolutely love a wonderful bag as well!

hanpros22@gmail.com

Helen said...

The bags are so cute!

I really invest in shoes as well-- and winter coats!

amaramorgana@gmail.com

MR. & MRS. RICHARDS said...

I am a huge fan of BF Seamstress bags! So adorable. I like to invest in bags and anything warm!

Elise said...

Such a cute bag! I been looking at Becky's ig for some time now. She is so inspiring! As far as wardrobe investments go...a good bra is the only thing I spend a considerable amount of money on. The rest, mostly cardigans and jeans, are thrifted.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Lauren Cochran said...

I invest in bags as well :) I've been following the barefoot seamstress for awhile now and love her new stuff! I'm needing a bag for myself thats not a diaper bag so I would love to win this!

Lauren.b.cochran@gmail.com

erin said...

shoes!!! i invest in good shoes!
and becky's "follow your arrow" bag is TO DIE FOR!!!

xo
erin
orangezebra76@aol.com

Emily Smith said...

I often invest in sweaters. I wear them a lot during fall and winter.

Grace said...

I love necklaces and shoes! They make me happy. gracendogs@gmail.com

Deeapaulitan said...

Been trying to do this for a couple days! So glad I was able to finally! I seldom buy new clothes, but the last 2 items I've bought new are my two favorite things in my closet. One is a pair of boots (that I scrimped and saved for for MONTHS) and the other is a coat. jameswifer@gmail.com

Malia said...

Amazing tote and seriously skilled seamstress!! Love her! And my essential (almost year round) is a good scarf. I think it makes an outfit! Big hugs to you, Natalie! maliawoessner@gmail.com. IG maliaipo

Anonymous said...

Boots, boots is where I spend my money! Follow Becky's instagram account for some time now...love her goodies!ladybug2495@yahoo.com

Amber said...

Seriously gorgeous bags! The one thing I'll invest in is a good pair of jeans. But for me that means like $25 tops...I'm a tad frugal :)

Sarah Hale said...

I love the bag-so cute!! Thanks for sharing your everyday essentials that you carry in yours :) I love to invest in good quality shoes-they last me forever, especially because my shoe size hasn't changed in years :):)

Just found your blog and I'm loving everything on it!!

halesa71814@gmail.com

Jodi said...

I love a gorgeous handbag! It is definitely the piece I invest the most money in!

Petersjj@live.com

Anonymous said...

I invest most in jeans or dresses. I love both of your IG feeds. So many beautiful things!!
jennargo@gmail.com

Hannah H. said...

I invest in dresses! So much more comfortable than pants! ;) I will rarely spend a lot of money on one dress, I usually go to the consignment shop and spend a good chunk on 5!

Hhansen3@liberty.edu

amandajaneen said...

I have to admit I love to bargain hunt but this year this Mama bought herself a pair of gray suede booties as my splurge for Fall. Love the bags, camera straps, and scarves. Also this blog rocks! Thanks for sharing!
bumsandbeans@gmail.com or amandajaneen@gmail.com

Unknown said...

Jeans and shoes!! Happy feet are a must! And I'm tall, so good fitting jeans are hard to come by!

Love the bag!! It's perfect for life as a Mom of 3, 4 and under. :)

Owens.christa@gmail.com
(PS there was a glitch with my first comment! Hoping I only post once! So sorry if it's twice!)

Meredith said...

Girl, I am with you on the shoes investment!! I always invest in boots because I know they'll practically be free with the cost per wear rapidly decreasing when I live in them!! (: I also invest in skirts 'cause I'm not a fan of pants. Worth it!! I love all the barefoot seamstress' products, and especially this bag!!! Missmeredithlee@gmail.com

Lorna rachel said...

I don't often get the opportunity to invest in clothes but when I do it's shoes for sure :) in particular I love a good pair of boots!

Lornarachelfranklin@gmail.com

Followed in IG :)

Danielle said...

I love the follow your arrow tote!

dameling(at)gmail(dot)com

Kelly said...

Such a pretty bag!!! I invest in shoes....particularly boots! Thanks so much for the opportunity! N33559(at)hotmail(dot)com @n33559

Carlie Flaherty said...

Hi Natalie! You know you must've found a great tote by the number of comments! I'd have to say that the scarf is something I invest in the most (besides a good bag ;) Scarves are just so versatile. God Bless, Carlie

carlie.flaherty@yahoo.com

Eeaston said...

I'm a sucker for a good pair of shoes!
lainslie45@gmail.com

Karen said...

I love this bag and all of her products. They are beautiful! I definitely invest in bags and shoes, they are definitely worth the extra investment.

karenwineberg@gmail.com

Thanks!

Rebekah said...

My biggest investment has always been handbags/backpacks. There is nothing like a good bag that is durable and will survive through my crazy long days at school!

rebekah.a.compton@gmail.com

Heather Volkel said...

I love to invest in statement accessories (jewelry, scarves, etc.) that can dress any outfit up or down. New to your blog and loving it!

heather.volkel@gmail.com

Anne-Carine said...

I absolutely love investing in chunky, warm knits made 100% out of natural materials. It feels good taking care of myself that way: knowing I am well prepared for the cold season to come, and making sure whatever I buy is top-quality, so that it can last season after season.

Lovely bags made by Ms. Barefoot Seamstress! Thanks for the tip!

Greetings from Anne-Carine in Belgium

anne_carine@hotmail.com

Alison Franklin said...

Nice dress slacks! They are just so hard to find.

Lindsay said...

I haven't invested much money into my wardrobe in a long time because I've been pregnant and borrowed/re-used most of my maternity clothes, but I do like to spend more on good-quality shoes rather than buy cheap ones that will break or wear down quickly! Love this bag!

lindsaylarue@gmail.com

Lauren Hudson said...

THIS BAG. So much joy seeing people CREATE and be faithful to given gifts. I LOVE IT. As far as investing...shoes! I searched and searched until I finally found mustard yellow birks in my size and they are easily my favorite shoes ever. I'm too cheap for most (new) things but shoes are worth investing in. AND THEY'RE MUSTARD YELLOW.

laurenhudson7514@gmail.com

Arlene Espinoza said...

Love this bag! Jeans and shoes are the items I will invest in.
Ae.espinoza.ae@gmail.com

Nicole said...

Love this bag, big and beautiful! I can't live without denim and a great pair of glasses!

unload1@live.com

Caitlin said...

I also invest in shoes and good quality clothing. I'm very picky about shoes so I'm willing to put good money towards them. I'd rather have a small closet full of good quality items than a larger one full of flimsy, cheap things. I also wear glasses so I'm willing to pay more for those, since I wear them nearly every day. I LOVE this tote! Thanks to you both for the giveaway!

Allison's Alley said...

I adore this bag. SO perfect for my southern, rustic styled clothes. I love me a good pair of shoes!

kingry.allison@gmail.com

lisa valinsky said...

I love investing in good quality shoes, mostly basics in neutral colors, and a few pieces that pop.

Erin C. Young said...

LOVE this bag!
i invest in jeans - wear them every day!!
erincyoung (at) yahoo.com

erin said...

You know me, woman. I don't invest in anything in my wardrobe and that is my main problem, haha! I think one of her purses would make a darling stylish new diaper bag to go with this preppy this no I've got going on now, though! I'm giving you my 'junk' email address....erin_virtue@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Wow, her whole shop is gorgeous!

I most often buy cardigans. I like them in every color. Living in Germany we pretty much wear them year round!

Amanda Fuentes said...

^^^^^. Oops. "Anonymous is me. Amanda Fuentes. Instagram: thrice_blessed
Email: Amanda.thrice_blessed@yahoo.com

Tamara Reed said...

I love love LOVE the bag! It is so cute! I mostly invest in shirts and cardigans

treed3@harding.edu

Allison said...

Natalie, I found you on IG and love your blog! And, I love a good pair of boots ;-) Thank you for hosting this giveaway...my fingers are crossed.

Anonymous said...

I invest in far too much as a manager of a retail store. This bag is beautiful an provides enough funk to shake up my brand-centric wardrobe.

Sarahyvonnephillips at yahoo dot com

Christy @ MCH PHOTOGRAPHY said...

In love with this bag, it's super cute.

m.chphotography@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Quality shoes!
Emcotten86@gmail.com

Empty Nest Full Life said...

What great bags, and what a wonderful giveaway. The one thing that I invest the most in is shoes. I should have learned this lesson long ago and may have prevented some of the problems that I have . Second would be my bags. I want one that lasts.

Sara said...

Beautiful bags (and I love the camera straps too!). I often invest most in pants because it's hard to find the right fit in a long enough length. No thrifted pants for me unfortunately! :)

sarbearreeves@gmail.com

Amanda Roy said...

This bag is gorgeous! I often invest in dresses and shoes, but after seeing Becky's beautiful bags, I'm going to have to invest in a purse soon!!
Email: amaginarium@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

A good pair of jeans :)
Brandonandshia@yahoo.com

Caitlin G said...

That bag is absolutely gorgeous- what a generous giveaway! Shoes are the one thing I don't mind spending more money on. I have never regretted going for expensive, quality shoes because they always last me years! My email is caitlingroen at gmail. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

Laura Kee said...

LOVE the bag! I invest in good shoes and coats.
mail@laurakee.com

ever so sweet said...

This bag is amazing. I like the arrow one, too! To be honest, investing in yourself is hard when you have a family! It's easy to forget your own desires when your greatest desire is to meet the needs of the people you love. Over the years, though, I have probably spent the most on jeans and bags. Wood(dot)laurenj(at)gmail(dot)com

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