Friday, May 21, 2010

FABULOUS FOR MOM FRIDAY: Tamara Handbags {GIVEAWAY}

MOM MADNESS MONTH was such a huge hit on AFOMFT that I decided to start doing a weekly post focusing on fantastic products for moms.  Without further ado, here's the first FABULOUS FOR MOM FRIDAY feature....

I have a thing for bags.  You could call it an obsession but that sounds so.... I don't know, sinister.  It's more like a love affair, and I have to admit, I have a new crush on Tamara Handbags.


Tamara, the lovely lady behind the designs, and I went to college together and in 2003, she started her own line of handbags and accessories.  Since then, her bags have been seen on celebrities including Britney Spears and featured in magazines like Lucky and Us.  All of her pieces are named after her friends so I get excited when there's one titled for someone I know, like the Aria (who was my roommate junior year).  There's even a Danielle laptop bag.
I don't think it was technically named after me, but I love it anyway!

You can shop Tamara Handbags by style or fabric.  My personal favorite?  The Luisa clutch in brown multi-color.  It's perfect for summer.

I also love the leather trim on the Carly style.


And the Ashley.

If you want a small bag but can't live without a strap, check out the adorable Mandy wristlet.

You can attach both ends of the strap to one side and wear it on your wrist:


Or put clip the straps on opposite sides of the bag so you can wear it over your shoulder.  It's like having two bags in one!

Another style I have my eye on is the Amy Triple Zip Satchel in brown paisley.  This design has three different compartments for so you can tote everything you need and keep it organized.  I can totally see this becoming my go-to bag!


And if you're looking for something more classic, the Andrea Satchel in batik paisley will get you through all four seasons in style.


Before I had Gabrielle and Alaina, I never carried big bags, but now that I'm dragging blankets and sippy cups wherever we go, small ones don't make the cut anymore.  The Anya tote is just the right size for all the girls' stuff and the pink paisley fabric keeps it from being boring. 


Tamara is the mom of an 18 month old so she knows very well what makes a great baby bag.  Her diaper bag designs, like the rest of her line, are functional but stylish at the same time.  I love that the Leila comes in a subtle polka dot pattern so dads can't object to carrying it, but the changing pad is a fun red paisley that gives the bag a little sass.


And the Leah baby messenger is great because it can be carried three ways - over the shoulder, across your chest or hung off your stroller.


It comes in two patterns and has a coordinating changing pad, hot pink lining and more pockets than you'll know what to do with!
What more could you ask for?

I can personally vouch for the quality and timelessness of Tamara's line.  I bought one of her satchels and a matching cosmetic bag five years ago and I still carry them to this day.  That's more than I can say for a lot of the bags I've bought!

Tamara Handbags are sold in stores throughout the country and you can also order them online.  If you live in the Boston area, be sure to check out the events section of her website to find shows and shopping events featuring Tamara's line.  You can also get information on how to throw your own Tamara Handbag party and get a complimentary bag for hosting!  But choosing just one may be impossible. Trust me.  My cart currently holds five of them. 


Think you can choose just one of Tamara's bags?  You're in luck because she has generously offered to give a $50 gift certificate to one lucky AFOMFT reader!  To enter, visit Tamara Handbags and post a comment here telling me what you'll put the $50 credit toward if you win (this is mandatory).  For additional entries:
  • Subscribe to AFOMFT or let us know you are a subscriber
  • "Like" AFOMFT on Facebook -- http://tinyurl.com/AFOMFTFBFAN
  • "Like" Tamara Handbags on Facebook --  http://tinyurl.com/TamaraHandbags
  • Ask your friends to "like" AFOMFT on Facebook by sending them this link - http://tinyurl.com/AFOMFTFBFAN - and post a comment here with the names of each one who does.  You'll earn one entry per new friend who "likes" our page and names will be cross-checked. 
  • Follow Tamara Handbags & AFOMFT on Twitter (@tamarahandbags & @AFOMFT or click the birdie icon on the sidebar) and tweet this post by clicking the graphic above or this giveaway:  Need a new bag for summer? Win a $50 gift certificate to @tamarahandbags from @AFOMFT - http://tinyurl.com/AFOMFT
  • Click here to vote for AFOMFT on Top Baby Blogs and post a comment here that you did - Vote For Us @ topbabyblogs.com Top Baby Blogs.  You can vote once per day per computer so if you vote every day or on different computers, be sure to post one comment for each one.
  • Grab our button and put it on your blog or website and post a link here showing us.
  • Blog about AFOMFT or this giveaway (worth 2 entries so please post two comments) and post a link to the post.
Please leave a separate comment for each entry (two if you've blogged about the giveaway) and make sure to include a link to your tweet, blog post, etc. All entries must be posted on AFOMFT as a direct comment to this post.  Comments on Facebook will not count as entries.  This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada and ends May 28th at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be selected by random.org and announced on AFOMFT on May 31st. If the winner doesn't contact AFOMFT within 48 hours, a new drawing will be held so be sure to check back to see if you've won!

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119 comments:

  1. I would put a gift card towards the Amy Triple Zip Satchel -- very pretty!

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  2. i love the Amy Triple Zip Satchel in the Batik Paisley

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  3. I voted for you on top baby blogs!

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  4. I love the Geometric Ashley Clutch!

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  5. it so hard to choose, i would probably get a satchel or baby bag

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  6. i like tamara handbags on Facebook

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  7. i follow on twitter both AFOMFT and tamara handbags and tweeted

    http://twitter.com/tenenda/status/14442529100

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  8. i voted for you on top baby blogs

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  9. I LOVE THE ANDREA SATCHEL. Ahhh!!!! So cute!

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  10. You just had to send me there! I have like 6 bags picked out now! But my first will be the Carley Clutch!

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  11. I like AFOMFT on Facebook.
    (Echo Dannelle Reed)

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  12. I like Tamera Handbags on Facebook.
    (Echo Dannelle Reed)

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  13. I'm following on Twitter, and I tweeted the message!
    @mysweetwatercrk

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  14. I've got your button on my blog!
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  15. I love the Andrea Satchel, in any color :) I would love to have that one!

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  16. I'm a fan/"liked" AFOMFT on Facebook :)

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  17. I liked Tamara Handbags on Facebook

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  18. I'm a follower of both on Twitter, and I tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/KasMama07/status/14446744968

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  19. I voted for AFOMFT on Top Baby Blogs, you are currently #15. Good luck and congrats :)

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  20. I have AFOMFT button on my blog!

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  21. honestly how are you supposed to choose just one?! i think i would go for the amy tripple zip

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  22. I love the Amy triple zip! It would be the perfect fit for some of my fav outfits.

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  23. I'm a subscriber to AFOMFT!

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  24. I'm also going to put your button up right now!

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  25. I would get the Heidi Cosmetic Clutch!

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  26. I subscribe to AFOMFT!

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  27. I "liked" AFOMFT on Facebook (as Alli Tsao)

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  28. I "liked" Tamara Handbags on Facebook (as Alli Tsao)

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  29. I voted for you on Top Baby Blogs

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  30. I would get the Andrea satchel!

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  31. I voted for you on top baby blogs!

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  32. Love this Candy Wallet-S230BTK.

    Elaine R
    emrosser@shaw.ca

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  33. I'd really like the Anya Satchel in Pink and Green Plaid.

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  34. like AFOMFT on facebook

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  35. like Tamara Handbags on facebook

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  36. following both on twitter and tweeted

    http://twitter.com/bethwillis01/status/14591110089

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  37. I would get the Anya Satchel.

    miryfaye at yahoo dot com

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  38. I follow both and tweeted
    http://twitter.com/miryfaye/status/14598336373

    miryfaye at yahoo dot com

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  39. I voted for you on top baby blogs

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  40. I suggested Jen McGillis become a fan on Facebook :)

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  41. I suggested Cyndi Rein become a friend on Facebook :)

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  42. The Anya Satchel is super cute!
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  43. I'm a blog follower.
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  44. I voted for you on top baby blogs May 24

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  45. hmm...tough choice! Maybe an Andrea tote!

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  46. I would pick the Adriana Hobo bag
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  47. I follow you on FB
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  48. I follow Tamara Handbags on FB
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  49. I would get the Cara clutch in black stripe.


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  50. follow you via GFC

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  51. Like you on facebook under name Mona Cpete


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  52. Like Tamara handbags on facebook under name Mona Cpete

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  53. voted top baby blogs


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  54. follow you on twitter under name monacpete


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  55. tweeted

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  56. I would get the Ella Wristlet.
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  57. I love the Adriana Hobo! So cute! jessicajonnie@gmail.com

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  58. I love the Andrea Satchel in batik paisley - so pretty!

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  59. I like you on FB! jessicajonnie@gmail.com

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  60. I subscribe! jessicajonnie@gmail.com

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  61. I like Tamara Handbags on FB. jessicajonnie@gmail.com

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  62. I voted on Top Baby Blogs! jessicajonnie@gmail.com

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  63. I follow on Twitter and tweeted! My twitter name is jessicajonnie.

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  64. I voted on top baby blogs may 25

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  65. Tough decision! I would probably choose either the Rachel Satchel or the Heather Messenger.
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

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  66. I subscribe to your blog.
    Thanks!
    Aimee
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  67. I "Like" your page on Facebook (Aimee Waerhouse).
    Thanks!
    Aimee
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  68. I "Like" Tamara Handbags on Facebook (Aimee Waerhouse).
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  69. I am following Tamara Handbags & AFOMFT on Twitter (@Nelsby) AND I Tweeted about this giveaway:
    http://twitter.com/Nelsby/status/14708467612
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

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  70. I voted for your blog today at Top Baby Blogs.
    Thanks!
    Aimee
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  71. I like the Luisa clutch... ANY fabric!


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  72. daily tweet

    http://twitter.com/monacpete/status/14739722931

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  73. One of my faves is Adriana Hobo.

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  74. I voted for you on top baby blogs on May 26

    miryfaye at yahoo dot com

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  75. I like the Leah
    Baby Bag/Messenger. Very cute!

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  76. I like the Andrea
    Satchel.

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  77. "Like" Tamara Handbags on Facebook

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  78. daily tweet

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  79. I voted for you on top baby blogs may 27

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  80. I would probably choose the Andrea satchel in black scroll.
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  81. subscribed via email
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  82. I like you on FB (Nicole Balogh)
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  84. I like Tamara Handbags on FB (Nicole Balogh)
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  85. Follow both on Twitter @maybaby522 and tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/maybaby522/status/14845960300
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  86. voted for you at Top Baby Blogs
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  87. I voted for your blog today at Top Baby Blogs.
    Thanks!
    Aimee
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  88. daily tweet

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  89. I like the Adriana Hobo
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  90. I am a facebook fan (Anne Jolly) of yours

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  91. I am a facebook fan (Anne Jolly) of tamara

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  92. I voted on top baby blogs on May 28

    miryfaye at yahoo dot com

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  93. I love the Amy Triple Zip, I too am carrying around paci's, love blankies, Shrek toys, oh and yeah MY stuff too! Love the pattern too!

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  94. daily tweet

    http://twitter.com/monacpete/status/14953884234

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Thanks for the love!