Monday, November 21, 2016

Make Your Mark this Holiday with Personalized Gifts from Southern TradeMark #MBPHGG16



Thank you to Southern TradeMark for providing me with product in exchange for review. All thoughts and opinions shared are my own.



Looking for the perfect gift for the gal that has it all? I'm here to tell you that I firmly believe that there is no such thing has having too many handbags, totes, shoes or boots. My husband disagrees, but I digress. If you're like me, having a new handbag or tote just makes you feel good, and having personalized anything makes you feel even better. Southern TradeMark has gorgeous gifts that are perfect for gifting this holiday season!



About Southern TradeMark

Brittney and Brooke both have a knack for gift-giving in a unique and personal way. It is our love-language, passion behind our business, and how we decide what fits in our shop. A monogrammed item, keying into someone's interests or hobbies, and knowing our friends' coffee orders are some of our favorite ways to put a personal touch on gifting. Going that extra step that says "I was thinking about YOU when I bought this."

I definitely had someone in mind when I saw a beautiful personalized tote at Southern TradeMark. Totes are one of those 'you can't go wrong' type gifts that women love and appreciate. The girls at Southern TradeMark are so friendly, and they have a knack for outstanding customer service. Not only that, they have an incredibly fast turnaround, which is wonderful- especially this time of year.


My gorgeous package from Southern TradeMark... all wrapped up and ready for gifting. I almost hated to open it!

The Houston Handbag is a gorgeous faux leather bag. I chose this bag in black, though it's available in several different colors. It's a wonderful size to use as a tote, or as a purse. I love having large totes to use as my purses, because I am always toting a ton of stuff with me wherever I go. I pulled out a favorite designer handbag of mine last week, and said to my hubby, 'I love this bag so much, but it's just too small to carry everything I need to bring with me.' He said he understood why I need larger bags. Even he is guilty of asking me to hold onto his stuff when we're out and about... and my son is, too. I considered it a breakthrough moment in our relationship!


Take a look at the beautiful Houston Tote- it's large, stylish, and best of all, it's personalized!

I knew just the person to have this tote personalized for. I would love to keep it for myself, but since it's Christmas, I am definitely thinking of others' needs before my own wants. The bag is the perfect size for an working gal, busy mom, or gal on the go- at any age! If you have a lot of stuff to carry, and you need extra room, but still want to keep things organized, this is the perfect bag for you!


The monogram on this tote is just beautiful. It looks so elegant against the chic black background.

Along with lots of color choices, there are several font choices and thread colors for the monogram. I always think that white or tan looks best on black. If you go with a bright or bold color, it sort of clashes with certain colors in your wardrobe. It's nice to be able to carry a classic bag like this with anything you may wear. Of course, if you're the bold type, definitely go bold! Do what suits your style!



Interlock and Script are my favorite font choices!


The bag has lots of room inside- perfect for holding lots of items.

I love that the tote is pretty much open inside, and also has a zippered pocket. A zip pocket inside is a must for me, as I have lots of little items that I need to be able to find in a flash... personal items, tissues, lip gloss, etc. The black and white dot lining is adorable, too! The handles are the perfect length- they are not too long, and they're not so short that you can't carry this tote on your shoulder. It stays in place very well (a test for me is whether or not it slides down my shoulder when I put kids in their car seats). The tote is lightweight, and so easy to carry, It's a great tote to shop with, too- yes, I have certain bags that I will not carry with me when I shop, because they're just too heavy or too uncomfortable.


Bonus- another exterior pocket to hold more belongings!

Exterior pockets are fabulous! I love stashing little surprises in pockets like these! The more space to hold little items, the better the bag, I say! Another reason to love this bag, is that you can wipe it clean! I have kids- messy kids, and having the ability to wipe a handbag clean is awesome. I cannot do that with my leather bags... they would be ruined if I did that. This is the ultimate go-to bag for moms with little ones who love to play dress up, or make lots of inconvenient messes on the go.


The Houston Tote- available in these four colors. Which is your fave?

Tassels are hot this season and our new monogrammed purse is sporting them! This large bag is made of textured, imitation leather and is great for the woman on the go! Plenty of room to stash everything you need for a full day out of the house. Inside features 1 zippered pocket, (2nd pocket is embroidered closed), stylish black and white chevron or polka dot lining (depending on outside color), and zipper closure.

Embroidered with a 3" inch monogram, for a classic, chic look. This bag stands alone when full, but also folds flat for easy storage or travel. A second zippered pocket is conveniently located on the back of the purse, for easy and quick stowing!

Shown: Product Color - Emerald
3" monogram
Textured Faux Leather
Dimensions: 15" W x 12 1/2" T x 6 1/2" Handle Drop
B/W Chevron Lining in: Emerald Green, Navy, Burnt Orange, Sand
B/W Polka Dot Lining in: Ruby Red, Camel, Black, Mustard
1 inside zippered pocket, 1 outside zippered pocket (back)

$32.00


There are tons of other gorgeous gift options from Southern TradeMark, too! Plus, they have an awesome Christmas Budget Tracker to help you keep your holiday spending in check!

We know how hard it can be to stay on budget during the Christmas season, and that's why we created these budget tracking templates.  

Use these templates to set your Christmas budget, and then track your spending for each guy or gal on your list.  We hope you love the template and have a Merry Christmas!

These budget tracking templates are awesome, and I am definitely using them this season! They are helping me to keep track of my purchases, and my spending (which my husband is thankful for!). Be sure to check these out!

Want it? Get it!

Head on over to Southern TradeMark to browse all of their cute personalized and monogrammed gifts this holiday season! These items also make awesome birthday gifts, and special occasion gifts! You'll want to go back to Southern TradeMark again and again! Connect with Southern TradeMark on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Special thanks to Southern TradeMark for allowing me to share about their beautiful personalized gifts, and for sharing their awesome Christmas Budget Tracker with us! Look for this gorgeous tote in our 2016 Holiday Gift Guide!



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