Lady in red

A couple of weeks ago, I was thrilled to learn that I was the winner of a wonderfully unique Elvis & Kresse bag…care of the giveaway hosted by my blogger friend Catherine of Not Dressed As Lamb!!

Elvis & Kresse is a British company that repurposes decommissioned fire hoses – yes, you really did read that correctly! – to make the most amazing bags, wallets, laptop cases and other accessories!!  Most of the pieces comes in the signature colour of the aforementioned fire hoses; so perfect for me, since I’ve been thinking about adding a bag in this very shade to my collection for a while now!!

Me??  A red bag??  I know I rarely wear red…but I’ve wanted to put some more “pop” in my closet’s colour palette; and this top-handled box bag – with its perfect combination of modern yet ladylike shape and edgy textile – was like the answer to my personal style prayer!!

Yep, I have a feeling that this little prize of mine is going to find itself “out and about” quite a lot, dear readers!!  🙂



  1. February 16, 2015 / 2:06 pm

    Wow, I'm so excited that you won that cool fire hose purse! I couldn't be happier … unless of course I won it myself! 😉 Love the way you styled it. You know how much I LOVE a pop of red!
    Dawn Lucy

    • February 17, 2015 / 5:05 am

      Seeing you "rock" red in so many amazing ways is definitely an inspiration, dearest Dawn!! XOXO

  2. February 16, 2015 / 3:21 pm

    Monika it's sooooooooooo cute – and I love how you've styled it!! Even without the bag it's a very chic casual outfit (great skirt), but the bag adds an extra special something. Guess it's that pop of red 'magic'! ;))

    I'm so pleased you popped up as my winner… good things come to good people, and all that. Big love n hugs to ya my lovely!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Catherine, Not Dressed As Lamb x

    • February 17, 2015 / 5:35 am

      I don't think I could have found a more perfect red bag if I'd tried, dearest Catherine!! Despite it's smallish size, it holds a surprising amount of stuff; that boxy shape isn't just cute…it's practical!! What can I say…I'm really, REALLY happy that I was your winner, too!! XOXO

  3. February 16, 2015 / 4:47 pm

    What an interesting story behind the bag. Love the color! You look gorgeous in this maxi skirt, Monika! xxx

    • February 17, 2015 / 5:39 am

      Who would have thought that an old fire hose could make such a cool fashion statement…right, dearest Natalia?! ;D

  4. February 16, 2015 / 9:52 pm

    That bag is gorgeous but that skirt you are wearing is STUNNING! Love how long it is and it looks fab on you! Love the shirt you paired with it as well xx

    Hope Badger & Wolfie are doing great xo's from K&K

    • February 17, 2015 / 6:06 am

      At first, I was going to add a belt to this casual skirt-and-shirt combination, dearest Kelsey and Kenecha…but then I decided that I liked the soft look of the folded waistband as is!! P.S. Yes…the two "kids" are getting along very well; we'll often find them snuggled together now!! XOXO

  5. February 17, 2015 / 5:41 pm

    This is so a cute little bag! Congrats you got it! It is perfect for you and you styled it amazingly.
    Sabine xxx

    • February 18, 2015 / 12:56 am

      Danke liebe Sabine!! Es freut mich, daß es Dir gefällt!! XOXO

  6. February 18, 2015 / 5:40 am

    Love that bag!! And love adding coloured bags to my wardrobe too… perfect way to add a pop of colour to any look. Looking gorgeous as per usual lovey! Hope you're having a terrific week!! xo

    • February 18, 2015 / 5:51 pm

      Now I know what accessory I'll be reaching for whenever an outfit needs a little "something something," dearest V!! And I can't believe it's the middle of the week already…where the heck does the time go?! XOXO

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