Madewell Transport Tote + Clutch Giveaway!

Relaunching and rebranding my blog has been one of the most intense processes. As I did an audit on what was successful and what wasn't on The Everyday Elegance, I quickly realised that a lot of what I was doing just wasn't working.

So now that I feel like I've created and established a system that will work, I felt it was time to celebrate! I announced my hiatus and rebrand around the time of my blogiversary, so I wanted to celebrate not only that, but also to share what all I've been working on!

The Madewell Transport Tote is easily my favorite tote on the market right now. It's the perfect size, sturdy, and honestly, it's made well (aptly named, I know!). Also, if anyone else loves the smell of leather as much as I do, you'll love this tote.

However, I wanted to add a little something extra. This clutch is the coolest one I've seen in awhile. It fits pretty much everything you'd need for a night out, and acts as a wallet. Part of minimalism is about finding multiple ways to wear/use things, and having this as a wallet/clutch is an awesome idea.

So, as a celebration for the launch of, I'm giving away a Madewell Transport Tote and a clutch to ONE lucky reader!



  • This giveaway will close July 19, 2016 at 11:59 PM.
  • One winner will receive a Madewell Transport Tote valued at (valued at $168) and a Madewell Zip Pouch Clutch (valued at $49.50) in the color English Saddle.
  • This competition is open to US residents aged 18 and older. 
  • Entrants must log in via Gleam and enter their email address. This is the ONLY mandatory task. You can gain extra entries in the draw by completing the other 5 tasks listed in the Gleam widget.
  • Only one entry per person. 
  • This winner will be generated by Gleam Giveaways at random.
  • The Winner will be informed via email within 7 days of the closing day and must respond within 7 days to claim their prize. 
  • The prize will be delivered to the Winner within the agreed timescale between and the Winner.
  • If I were to pick a favorite outfit of the week, it would probably be Tuesday’s. The office I work in gets really cold, so even though it’s in the 70’s in Texas, I have to dress warmer for work. Anyone else work in an icebox? ❄️
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  • Is it bad that I kind of want it to get super cold again so I can wear this coat? 🙈 I got it at a vintage shop in Deep Ellum called @fleastyle. It’s been in the 70’s all week in DFW, which means it’s officially time for me to switch my closet over to spring. Would y’all like to see a post on the blog about switching over your closet? Let me know in the comments! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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  • Sooooooo I didn’t get the chop... yet! Why? Because this was my first time having a new stylist cut my hair in about 10 years. I would have gotten it cut before I moved, but I didn’t realize how bad of shape it was in! How long have you gone to your hair stylist? 
I highly recommend Liz at @metsalonco in Plano! She completely understood and put my fears at ease. I’ll be seeing her again in a couple months to do something a little more drastic! 😉
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  • Should I cut my hair short? Leave a 💇‍♀️ or 🙅‍♀️ in the comments! .
I have a hair appointment tomorrow and I’m trying to decide if I should keep it long or get a lob. .
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  • Yesterday, I DELETED over 500 😱 followers from my Instagram, and I’m SO HAPPY I did. I took the suggestion from another blogger, @austentosone, to go through my followers and check for spam accounts. I thought I’d have a few, but y’all, it was out of control. •
I really care about community. I create content not only because I love creating things, but because I love sharing them with people who are also interested in sustainable fashion. I want this to be a space where we can talk about ethical and sustainable fashion. A two way conversation. I want my blog to be a resource for people who are seeking a new lifestyle. What are some questions you’ve had about ethical and sustainable fashion? Let me know in the comments below! •
If you’re a fellow influencer who is struggling with comparison and just keeping up with the rest, you’re not alone. Know that your value is NOT found in a number. You are loved. You were created with a purpose. Don’t lose sight of that purpose by focusing on a number. •
Today on the blog, I’m sharing why I deleted all those followers and more about my intention for MINIMALISTA.
  • Who else is happy it’s spring? 🌸
Confession: I still haven’t switched my closet over. My parents are coming to town this weekend, so I’m going to wait until after their visit to switch over. 🌷
Because I still haven’t unpacked my spring clothing, this is a #tbt to my trip to NYC over Labor Day. This top is the Texture & Thread brand at @madewell, and it will definitely be featured again this spring! While this exact print isn’t available anymore, there are some solid ones in beautiful colors. Both of the tops I did find at Madewell are under $40! #LTKunder50 🌼
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  • What is one item you have in your closet that you consistently use? Today, I’m wearing this top I got 7 years ago for spring. It’s amazing how long clothing will last when you take care of it! 
But aside from this top, I don’t have a lot of spring/summer clothing. So yesterday I shared 8 items on my wishlist for spring! You can check that out by going to the link in my profile. 
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  • What do you wear on days where the weather can’t decide what it wants to do? In Dallas today, it’s 60 degrees but gloomy and rainy 🌧 so we can’t go out and enjoy. 
I’ve had this tote from @nisoloshoes for three years now and it’s still the best bag I’ve ever purchased. The exact style isn’t available anymore (the Joann tote), but I’ve linked the Lori tote which is similar! Plus, with @afterpayusa, you can purchase ethically while being a bit easier on the budget! 
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  • Can we talk about my love for this coat I picked up a couple of weeks ago at @shopfleastyle in Dallas? It caught my eye as soon as I walked in! Have you ever bought vintage clothing before? If so, what are your favorite vintage shops? •
I’ve slowly but surely been settling into my new routine! The month of February was insanely busy for me at work, and on top of that, I was still unpacking! (Confession: I’m still unpacking 🙈)
Today on the blog, I answered a question people ask me a lot: What is ethical fashion? So head that way to learn more. •
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