Boss Lady Birthday and a Bao Bao Giveaway!

Thursday, May 14, 2015 2 , , , , 0

Bao Bao Iridescent Purse

Bao Bao Iridescent Purse

Bao Bao Iridescent Purse

Bao Bao Iridescent Purse


My birthday is this weekend, and this year is going to be uncharacteristically low key compared to birthdays past. Usually I plan an epic adventure with costumes and scavenger hunts and limo rides, but between my full-time job and the blog and several other personal distractions I just haven’t been able to give it the proper attention.

Today’s post technically doesn’t feature pastries but I did indulge in a little birthday self-love and bought myself a cute little donut maker for like $20. Incidentally I’m also about to hit the 1-year blog-iversary of TLABL and I suppose I should start planning out a fun themed photo shoot to celebrate that occasion. Maybe a donut theme… I’d totally love to re-create that “bathtub full of donuts” photo.

Any excuse to eat more donuts, amiright?

Mini Donut Maker

Obviously I’m also excited to share this metallic purse I scored on AliExpress. I’ve previously purchased giant heart-shaped balloons, designer-inspired dresses, and now designer-inspired purses on AliExpress. And my experiences have been fantastic and glitch-free!

Most recently I’ve had my eye on these super cool “Bao Bao” purses by Issey Miyake, but they retail for like $200-1000 each. The Bao Bao concept is mold-able, flexible functionality, so the purses and pouches are light weight, soft, and crushable. Their faceted design reminds me of a disco ball or the Epcot globe. When I saw these on AliExpress for less than $50 I knew I had to have one. The last photo taken indoors really shows off the iridescent quality of the panels, and the flexibility of the mesh material onto which the panels are attached. It really is like using a deflated disco ball as a purse.

What do you think of these purses?

Personally I think it’s my birthday so let’s do a giveaway!


a Rafflecopter giveaway


Lilac Mini Donut Maker: Brentwood
Rose Gold Crop Top: Forever21 | similar here
Accordion Pleated Maxi Skirt: Express (old) | Similar here and here
Mirrored Blue Aviator Sunglasses: Windsor → BOSS LADY TIP: Sign up for or log into your free Ebates account first so that you can get extra cash back on your Windsor purchase. It’s 16% cash back as of this posting.
Bao Bao-inspired pouch: AliExpress (multiple color options)
Bao Bao-inspired messenger bag: AliExpress (multiple color options)
Mood Ring: Amazon
Foil Temporary Tattoos: Amazon
Layered Gold Necklaces: Chloe + Isabel and Windsor (sold out) | similar here
Lips: Maybelline “Violet Intrigue”


FULL RULES: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Sweepstakes begins on Thursday 5/14/15 and ends on Wednesday 5/20/15. Must be a legal US resident and 18+ years old to win. Instagram account must be set to PUBLIC for entry via Instagram. Each prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied. Sweepstakes winner will be determined at random, and odds of winning will depend on total number of sweepstakes entries. Prize(s) will be mailed within 2 weeks of sweepstakes’ end. Void where prohibited.
  • Jasmine Thomas
    May 18, 2015

    I am loving the outfit you put together with that purse and the purse itself as well! It would be so amazing to win this!! My fingers are definitely crossed! Thank you for the chance! Xoxo <3

    Instagram: @eyessounique

  • Amanda Elliot
    May 18, 2015

    BOSS LADIES UNITE! You’re a babe & the disco clutch is so bangin!

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