Archive | March, 2011

If You Like Free Jewelry Raise Your Hand!!

29 Mar

OUR FIRST EVER GIVEAWAY!!!

A few years ago I discovered one of the most addictive sites online – Etsy.com and soon afterwards not only did I open up my own shop The Dodoist, I became a mega-groupie of the lovely ThriftyBunny shop. How more vegan can you get – the shop is noted for selling beautiful handcrafted jewelry that won’t put a dent into your wallet and has the word bunny in it’s name!. The quality and beautiful craftwomanship of these items surpasses a lot of more costly items that I’ve seen over the years  and the earrings I have had from this shop never turn color or tarnish!

Not only is the customer service by ThriftyBunny top notch, Christy, the seller, has been super sweet to donate not one, not two, but THREE pairs of her earrings to be given away to three lucky readers! The chances you could win a free pair of earrings is … like… super high! Forget the lottery!

Lets meet our 3 beautiful pairs of earrings, shall we…..

Emerald Green Briolette Dot Drop Earrings

They go so well with spring grass and trees



Glass Pearl Hoop Earrings

Take it from me the uniquely shaped hoops are comfy and elegant

Honey Colored Faceted Czech Glass Rondell Stack Earrings

Deep yellow like the summer sun


So how can you get your paws on one of these pairs?

Easy!

Simply complete all 4 easy steps (3 for the pairs of earrings and 1 extra for goodluck!)

1.       Join Etsy.com and mark ThriftyBunny as a favorite shop

2.       “Like” us here —-> on Facebook.

3.       Post a link about this give-away on your Facebook or Twitter  *OR*   E-mail your friends,   including us(whatsinmyveganpurse@yahoo.com)  a link to this giveaway.

4.       Leave a comment to this blog giveaway post stating which pair of earrings (I know it is hard to select just one!) you would want to have and why (be creative!). Don’t forget to include your name in case you win!

The 3 winners will be selected by random on April 8th and will be announced that weekend

Good Luck!

Everyone is Doing “IT”!

28 Mar

We are on Facebook now!!  Just click on this Facebook link and “LIKE” us! So easy!

On my way to the boots I crossed paths with a bag

28 Mar

It is the time of year in my house where I itch to change up my master bedroom. I usually decide to do something basic such as switch up the duvet cover or curtains with something different I have in storage or I purchase some new decorations. This year I decided the bed was in bad need of fresh sheets in a different color. The bedroom is medium gray (including the wall paint), white and a selected color for the year. Last year was various shades of aqua, the year before was purple and this year’s color is yellow.  So, why should I stop with just household items? The warm weather (when it isn’t SNOWING just before APRIL in New Jersey) is a perfect logical reason to go looking for a new handbag this season!

My ultimate fashion goal is not a handbag but to actually locate knee or at least calf high (I will be flexible with this portion) faux-leather brown or camel colored boots that not only come in wide-width, but can fit my “I-know-it-looks-like-I-played-soccer-for-twenty-years-but-really-it-is-just-my-genes” huge definded calves. For once it isn’t my wide feet that’s the issue, its stuffing my lovely extra-large calves. I want to wear those brown boots over jeans or below cute skirts that all those chic-folky-hippie looking gals out there wear. You know that look, the ones all my favorite new young folk artists (ex. Alela Diane – whom I recommend HIGHLY) model so chic in online zine interviews. It’s like my goal to experience living in New York City – it is something that I totally want, yet have accepted it just may never come about. These boots are like that goal, lol.  Anyways… I am getting away from the topic of this post (thought I’d give you something to read while trying to doze off on a Sunday evening before work on Monday).  Back to my selection of a spring/summer bag…. I want a cross-body faux-leather, vegan, brownish colored small to medium sized bag to go with my imaginary brownish-vegan-knee high-wide width- wide calf  boots.

I figure the bag is way easier to locate than the boots.

My budget is under $30 (give or take a few) and I would prefer something with a zipper enterance. I located these two lovely vegan selections on this fun site  called Lulus and would like you, my beloved reader, to select which one you think I should think about getting. If you have a suggestion for a different bag please comment!

Yawn. Sweet Dreams!

Bag #1

-OR-

Bag #2

Veggie Girl’s Spring Themed Bag

23 Mar

Dianne of Montclair, NJ aka VeggieGirl stopped by our blog to share with us what’s in her vegan purse.

I highly recommend you check out her website and blog Veggie Girl .

Warning!!! Photos of the delicious food on her blog WILL make your mouth water!!! You have been warned! 🙂

So onto Dianne’s bag…. I LOVE anything rose gold/copper and I am drooling over that makeup bag. Hot!!  Also, I just began using Alba’s products and what a treat it is to have mango flavor year round 🙂 Yum!! This reminds me… it’s the beginning of water ice (Mango being my favorite!) season…..


Dianne, Montclair, NJ

website: http://www.veggiegirl.com

The bag is from Espe. Here are contents:
1. Reusable water bottle.
2. An old Matt and Nat wallet. I just can’t bring myself to get rid of it because I love the color!
3. Makeup bag. This is a no name prototype bag. I designed it myself at an old job and it was never produced. It’s made from some sort of man made materials, but I’m not sure what.
4. iPhone earbuds.
5. A Chococat checkbook. Yes, I do occasionally still write a check!
6. Nail file.
7. Zuzu Luxe lip gloss.
8. Beauty Without Cruelty lip liner.
9. Urban Decay lipstick.
10. Odwalla bar.
11. Matt and Nat change purse.
12.  iPhone in a plastic and fabric case.
13. 2 pens.
14. A stack of business cards.
15. A MetroCard for trips into NYC.
16. Urban Decay powder compact.
17. Little key trinket that doesn’t actually lock anything.
18. Alba mango body cream.
19. Book of matches from Pala Pizza in NYC.

Thanks Dianne for your entry!

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A bag made out of recycled vinyl billboards? It can’t get cooler than that!

19 Mar

The stylish women of my family originated from the Bloomfield/Montclair/Verona area of New Jersey , so it brings a little special spark to my heart to introduce this awesome vegan and green purse entry from Montclair, NJ. Love the sunglasses! Thanks Jennifer for your entry.

Jennifer, Montclair, NJ

website : http://golightlystore.com

1. Aura Cacia Organic Cocoa Butter

2. Bach’s Floral Rescue Remedy

3. Get Mint Trading Co. Peppermint Essential Oil

4. Flip video camera

5. Chico Bags resusable tote and produce bags

6. Sunglasses

7. Tweezerman Tweezers

8. “No Idling” infraction tickets to put on windshields of idling cars

9. To-Go Ware reusable bamboo utensils

10. Go Naturally vegan ginger candy

11. The bag itself is made from recycled vinyl billboards, from Blowfish.

Interested in having your purse displayed on our blog? Go to the ABOUT tab to learn how to place an entry.

Interested in having your purse posted?

7 Mar

Interested in sharing what is in your vegan purse? Here is the simple instructions on how to do so. More information is found in the About tab of this blog.

Simply e-mail all of the following information to whatsinmyveganpurse@yahoo.com .   Please e-mail all of the following:

1. Your first name and location. You may include your website/blog/twitter/etc.  if you would like it to be posted alongside your name.

2. Two photos of your handbag and its contents. Photos need to be in .jpg or .gif and be no more than 1G large each.  PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE ANY ITEMS IN YOUR PHOTOS THAT MAY HAVE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION (ex. drivers liscense, credit cards, etc.) . What’s In My Vegan Purse is not held responsible for any identy theft information in accordance to your post.

3. List all your contents that are presented in your photo by company if possible. Not sure if an item in your bag is cruelty-free? Look up the company to see their animal-testing and materials policy.

Fun Vegan Purse Video

1 Mar

Sunny of Peta2 shares with the world what vegan products she has inside her bag. I highly recommend her other videos too.