I Got My Fall Handbag – Pattern LA Review and Giveaway


Over on my fashion blog, I recently gave away a Pattern LA diaper bag.  It was pretty enough to use as a purse.  Turns out that if I had paid more attention, I would have known earlier that Pattern LA actually has really stylish purses.  So in very “me” fashion, I had to get one.

I’m going to preface the rest of this with a piece of information that I know is really important to some of you: This is a real leather purse.  For some that’s a turn off, but for some it doesn’t make a difference.  I personally do own a leather trench coat that I’ve had for over a decade and I like that real leather tends to last.  That said, the company is planning a line of vegan-friendly totes as well, so that’s a plus for everyone.

We’re not going to talk about how long I sat debating between the black and navy for this, but I knew I wanted their signature tote.  This particular purse went with me shopping for groceries and on a trip to the mall.  I think it survived the wardrobe change quite well, don’t you?  This week my youngest son was sick with a cold and was running a fever, so I poured all of my time into him and ended up running my errands in a totally “mom” outfit.  (Thanks to my own mom who picked me up a pair of sneakers as a gift because she was tired of seeing me always in sky high heels.)

brooke with Pattern LA Bag

I was able to hide away my son’s favorite water bottle, a pack of tissues, and a bag for the used up tissues inside the handbag while we were out along with my other things.

Brooke with Pattern LA bag for mall

It’s shocking how good a coat can look when you get one that flatters your shape.  You can’t even tell I’m rocking an old t-shirt under there.  Switch out the mom shoes for a new pair of sparkly silver heels with black bows, add a frilly lace coat, and this new handbag transitions into an accessory for a much more stylish look.

Brooke with Pattern LA bag for mall close

Here are some close-ups of the bag.  The symbol poked through it over and over is actually the company’s logo.  The “tt” and symbol in the middle of Pattern LA is a nod to the owner’s former company, which had the initials “tt”.

pattern on bag

I love that there’s a little privacy pocket built into the side.  i don’t think enough totes have a feature like this for putting little items that you can’t risk falling out or items you don’t want showing through (hello, tampons).

pocket inside of pattern la bag

Somewhere between the diaper bag I gave away and this tote, they have a transitional bag which I should have paid attention to earlier since we’re TTC.  It has an exterior very similar to the bag I have, with the symbols just punched into the leather a little smaller, but it’s lined inside with pockets and compartments like a baby bag is.  This transitional bag is vegan leather.  Need.

Giveaway Time!

Want a tote like mine?  How about a tote with a backpack full of gorgeous notebooks to go with it?  (You guys know how I love my notebooks and journals.)  Two lucky readers will win a Pattern Signature Leather Bag in Metallic Pewter, and a Chloe Back Pack in Fleur Carrot filled with 8 exclusive Pattern LA Notebooks (ARV $256).  Sound good to you?  It’s open to the US and Canada through November 17, 2014.  Enter using the form below and good luck!

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I received this tote at no cost to myself in exchange for sharing my thoughts on it with you.  My experience may not reflect your own.  Diary of a Determined Momma is not responsible for sponsor prize fulfillment.  If you would like to see your company featured over up to 100 blogs at once, email Brooke Buttitta at BrookeDoesItAll@gmail.com



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8 thoughts on “I Got My Fall Handbag – Pattern LA Review and Giveaway

  • November 5, 2014 at 11:22 am

    I like the pattern signature leather bag in black.

  • November 5, 2014 at 11:57 am

    My favorite pattern from your site is Pattern Signature Leather Bag – Black. It is such a beautiful, classic, and classy design. ABSOLUTELY gorgeous! It could be used as ANY type of carry bag! Tote, purse, WHATEVER! It is just a stunning design!

  • November 9, 2014 at 10:11 am

    Classic Diaper Bag in Ottie Black

  • November 9, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    I really like the Classic Diaper Bag in Ottie Black

  • November 12, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    I like the Elsa Jacquard Bag – Ethnique!

  • November 16, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    I love the Ruby Essentials Case – Fleur Teal 🙂 or the backpack, lol

  • November 17, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    I gave one of these handbags to someone and they loved it so much!

  • November 17, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    I absolutely love their bags I have like 6 favorites!


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