My Laudi Vidni Purse + Giveaway

Over the last year or so, I’ve become a bit of a purse collector. While I have a few that are inexpensive, I’ve focused more on getting quality purses on sale. I would rather spend an extra $$$ on a leather bag that can last me years that one that might fall apart after a season of use. So I’ve added a couple from GiGi New York and Kate Spade that have really become the workhorses in my purse rotation.

This past spring I was perusing the Rue La La site and one of the boutiques caught my eye. It was for customized purse from Laudi Vidni. I was intrigued so I decided to check it out. I was seriously impressed with all of the different options that you could create. You got to pick the purse size, colors, piping, inside lining – pretty much everything about the purse. I decided to take the plunge and buy the voucher.


Periodically through the summer, I would go back to Laudi Vidni’s site and design purses. I would try all sorts of different combinations. While they were fun to design, none were quite me. It finally got to the middle of September and I had to make a decision (the voucher had an expiration date). So I took a Saturday night and really worked on it. Something still wasn’t right. So I reached out to Laudi Vidni asking for some help. I figured I would get an email back on Monday sometime. Much to my surprise, I got an email back about an hour later from them (one of the founders no less!) giving me advice. She even recommended a different purse to me based on what she had seen on Puppies & Pretties (I had sent the link along to give them an idea of my style).

I was seriously impressed. I took her advice and did just a few tweaks and ended up with this beautiful bag. It is totally me – a little sparkly, a little edgy, and a whole lot of fun.


The best part? The voucher deal is going live on Rue La La again today! At 10 AM (Central) you can get your own voucher for your own customized purse.





What is your stance on purses? Do you go inexpensive and replace often? Or do you splurge? Or are you like me and sale stalk your favorites?

Sweater: Gap (similar)
Vest: Gap (similar, similar)
Skirt: Kohl’s
Leggings: Express
Booties: Old Navy
Purse: Laudi Vidni
Necklace: YuniKelley
Bracelet: Kiel James Patrick

(This is not a sponsored post – but I seriously love my new bag and had to share the experience!)

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