My (Awesome) Monogrammed Purse


Last week, I posted about the 4th of July

In the midst of all the patriotic kumbayah we were passing around,
a lot of you asked about the purse I was sporting...
and I'm so glad you did as I've been waiting to tell you all about it.

Yes, this purse does have my initials on it!


And yes, it's totally awesome!

(Oh wait, you didn't ask that question did you? Oh well. It is.)

My buddy, Beth, got one for Pulp Design 
and I went bonkers over it.

Like, I emailed the company, GiGi New York, right then & there.

My own bag arrived just in time for my June trip through Milan & Paris.


Not only is it modern & pretty,
but it's also a great traveling accessory.

It poses well with you in touristy photo-opps,


.... it's functional design makes it ideal for holding small adorable children,


.... it behaves well during Chinese foot massages,


... and it sticks by your side when you are headed to the US Embassy,
your shoe slips off on the Metro platform & falls below the train,
and you are forced to walk with one barefoot up the Champs Elysees to buy a new pair.

{Editor's Note: This is a very real story that I can not retell without crying/laughing.}


I absolutely might have an awkward strong affection for this purse.

Thank you GiGi New York for making something awesome 
that I can also (and maybe most importantly?) put my initials on.

If you'd like to stay in the loop with this cool company
(who is the sister brand to one of my all-time favs, Graphic Image)
you can follow them in these cool places:

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*all images original to Aspiring Kennedy
** these images are all from instagram: aspiringkennedy
*** this bag was sent to me by GiGi as a product for review.  All opinions are my own.

29 comments:

  1. Lauren, I have this in the big tote in the taupe-y brown. It's PERFECT for work and fits everything without being bulky. Now I need the cross-body bag too! Hope all is well. xoxo

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  2. That IS the perfect bag for travel, shopping etc! Love all these pics - and yes that is one adorable kiddo :)

    XO
    www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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  3. Eeps!!! PERFECT traveling cross-body bag! LOVE LOVE LOVE. Why don't they want to offer your lovely readers a discount?! :)

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  4. Ah I think I may need this bag - love the gorgeous material!

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  5. Love that bag - and love that you can put initials on it!

    (PS. Can't believe you lost a shoe and had to walk the Champs Elysees barefoot - of course that wouldn't happen near a beach or something but on the CE. Too funny!)

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  6. You have a great name for monogramming. Lol.
    Seriously though - not everyone's initials look or sound as good as "LBK"

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  7. i need that bag. and agree with kallah, you have such a good name for monogramming.

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  8. Love it.....great looking and the gold inititals make it awfully snazzy, it becomes you:)

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  9. Love the bag, but what I really want to know - being French and all - is: What store did you replace your missing shoe in on the Champs-Elysees? Don't tell me you found a new pair chez Louis (Vuitton?) There aren't that many shoe store on the most famous avenue in the world, and your options were certainly limited :-) Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

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  10. That's such a sweet cross body bag. Not to big, not to small, and the monogram is the kicker! Terribly sorry that you lost your shoe, sounds..nasty, but at least it makes for a great story. :-/

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  11. I may have checked out your other shoes to see the cuteness level, which determined whether I thought the story was funny or sad. You seem to find it funny, so I'm guessing the shoes were not a critical pair!

    Checking out the bag now!

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  12. I'm such a sucker for anything with my initial on it. Awesome bag!
    Your shoe fell below the train? WHAT?!!!!!
    Also, you are so adorable in glasses. It's like, the cuteness factor went up by a hundred.

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  13. I have a real love fot my gigi newyork! Also those foot massages are heaven!!

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  14. The shoe story is so funny! The bag is really cute!

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  15. I have been stalking that bag, along with everything else from Graphic Image. Jealous!

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  16. I am in LOVE. This is going on my birthday/christmas/every gift giving holiday list until i get it it (and monogrammed!)

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  17. Hilarious. The bag looks great Lauren, what a keeper! My condolences on the kamikaze shoes!

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  18. Yes, I love this bag! I also loved the photo of your one shoed feet. I'm glad I'm not the only one who has awesome things like that happen to them.

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  19. you know how much I love it! and you make it super cool too!

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  20. That is a pretty fab purse! Looks perfect for being out and about traveling! As I move to Germany in just two weeks and plan on many a adventure, this might be just the purse for me too!

    xx
    Kecia

    http://www.couturezooblog.com/

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  21. And there's me being so smug that I'd completed my birthday list... back to the drawing board to make a hasty addition!

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  22. Wow cute bag! Anything monogrammed is totally awesome!

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  23. Wow I love the bag! And my shoe breaking/falling off is one of my biggest fears when we're doing a lot of walking when traveling. So sorry it happened to you!!

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  24. Found you from the post you left on my blog, and love yours!

    Sorry to hear it was raining in London! I'm moving there at the end of August for the semester, and can't wait!

    New follower here. :)

    Melanie
    Style to Stage

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  25. I love GiGi New York... but I love your shoe story more! So cute!!!

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