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Win Cool Stuff: Be A Big Buddha Handbags Style Star!

And the Big Buddha Style Star winners are…

#28 Jacqueline
#56 Ariana
#113 Maya

Congrats to our winners! I'll be emailing you shortly with details. A HUGE thank you to everyone who entered. I truly enjoyed reading each and every comment (yup, I read them all), and picking just 3 winners was waaay more difficult than I had anticipated! If I could give everyone a free purse I would because you are all so deserving. Keep checking back as we'll be giving away more Big Buddha handbags in the near future! xoxo, BB

Win Cool Stuff: Be A Big Buddha Handbags Style Star!

Please note: This giveaway is now closed to further entries, check back tomorrow for the winners!

Big Buddha Handbags is looking for a few good fashionistas to help spread the word about their handbags, and since I happen to have some of the fabulous readers around, the company asked me if I would nominate three "Big Buddha Style Stars" to get a FREE Big Buddha handbag and then snap a photo of themselves rocking said bag. I said bring it on, and now I get to award three of my readers a free bag from a company I already love! In case you're not familiar, Big Buddha makes eco & animal-friendly bags inspired by all the latest designer looks and trends. You've probably seen them featured in Lucky, InStyle, and People StyleWatch as well as all your favorite fashion blogs. I love Big Buddha because we share the same initials (BB) and because they're one of the few wow-factor brands that makes affordable (under $100) bags.

For your chance to win, drop me a comment telling me WHY you should be selected as a Big Buddha Style Star. I'll pick three chicas to receive a Mia Bag by Big Buddha, $85 value. Deadline to apply is October 28.

Just as a reminder, if you are selected to be a Big Buddha Style Star, you must email me a photo that clearly shows you and your bag. These photos will be posted on The Budget Babe Facebook page as well as the Big Buddha Facebook page. Check out the current Style Stars by clicking here!

For this round of bags (oh yes, there will be more!) I'll be choosing Style Stars based on the creativity of your comments and your ability to demonstrate that you can showcase your personal style with these Big Buddha bags. If you already have a fashion blog, definitely share the link! You will also need to be willing to share your email address with Big Buddha (don't worry, they just want feedback about the bags.)

That's it, can't wait to see those comments, ladies!!

Please note: This is not a sponsored post; Big Buddha sent me 3 handbags, all of which I will be personally shipping to 3 Budget Babe readers. That's it! Muah.
Pick me! Because I know how to rock a hot bag!
#1 Maria on 2009-10-22 11:42
I would LOVE to win a beautiful bag because Buddha bags enhance any outfit x3. These bags are not only stylish but have creativity in their designs. I would wear mine everyday!!
#2 Akera on 2009-10-22 11:42
I should be chose because I LOVE unique bags that can make any outfit stand out!
Plus it's animal friendly!
Can't get better than that!
#3 d on 2009-10-22 11:45
I'd love to rock that BAG like a TRUE
#4 Kim Ramos on 2009-10-22 11:47
In all honesty, I have NEVER won anything, as cliche as it sounds, if I won this bag it would be like winning a vacation LOL. I truly love the budget babe site, it keeps fashionistas like myself looking stylish but not breaking the bank especially in this recession. I consider myself a trendsetter so having the Big Buddha bag would probably inspire other people to want to know about the Big Buddha line of bags. Im a NYC girl living in Jersey and would love to continue bringing my NY flair to Jersey : )
Hope to win...xoxo
#5 Jasmine Johnson on 2009-10-22 11:53
I am a Humongo-Fan of trendy and unique items, especially handbags. I can rock the most insane items and have fun while doing it. I should be picked because I'll make Big Buddha as much a household name as Jesus Christ! Not to mention, I have my own blog about giving tips on looking GOOD and feeling BETTER!

hugs and kisses!
#6 Chruszhet (Homepage) on 2009-10-22 11:58
I would love to rock a BIG BUDDHA BAG!!!
They are beautiful! Bags are a very important
accessory, they can make or break an outfit.
#7 Sandra Oliveira on 2009-10-22 12:01
We have a newish shoe boutique that recently opened. I wasn't wild about their shoes, but saw the most fab bag - a blue suede Big Bhudda and immediately fell in love. I love the feel and color - it's the softest powder blue and would go great winter into spring. They also have a beautiful winter white basket-weave hobo that's just fab as well.
#8 TexNYQueen on 2009-10-22 12:03
ooo pick me! pick me!

i love big buddha bags. in fact, i'm not much of a bag girl, but i splurged (well, it was a splurge for me anyway) on the big buddha taylor bag last year because it was SO. BEAUTIFUL. and i couldn't resist its magic.

you should pick me, because even though this isn't normally my style, i've been trying to push myself out of the box (see the blog for details!), and while making it work for me would be a challenge, i also think i would be TOTALLY up to it.
#9 hanna (Homepage) on 2009-10-22 12:07
It would be amazing to win since the Big Buddah handbag emphasizes a big point of my style, which is that you don't have to break the bank to look good. I'm always trying to find amazing, unique pieces that won't leave me broke (which is easy to do on my student budget!). And my friends are always asking me where I bought a certain piece of clothing, jewelry, or shoes. I love sharing where I got a great find! It definitely helps that I'm a bag hag and I'm always finding ways to showcase my bags.
#10 Jen (Homepage) on 2009-10-22 12:08
I would rock the bag with an animal friendly, natural (i.e. cotton or as earth friends as possible) outfit that cost under $100.
#11 CentsInTheCity (Homepage) on 2009-10-22 12:18
I should be a style star because there is nothing I love more than I new accessory. And I love new bags! There was a particular bag from Handbag Heaven (a site I visited on your recommendation) that I loved so much it "slept" next to me the first night I got it just so I could wake up next to it.

Pick me, please! Because I just adore this bag.
#12 Shanna on 2009-10-22 12:19
I would love to win a Big Buddha handbag! For the last 2 years, we have made changes to our house to be more eco-friendly, including recycling, composting and using natural cleaning products...except, we haven't made the change to our clothes! This would be a great first step! ;-)
#13 vera on 2009-10-22 12:21
Its me! That girl that you have been looking for!

I should win because I just love love love fashion and would soo love love love this bag. I can already think of what outfits I would pair this bag with. Its so different and stylish. I love rocking unique accessories and people always ask me where I got my bag, jewelry, or clothes from so I would be perfect for helping to get the word out there that Big Buddha rocks! Im sure this would be a great bag to own. I also love taking pictures so i would love to showcase this for all the fashionistas out there.
#14 Rachel A. on 2009-10-22 12:22
As a fashionista on a limited budget, I appreciate the quality, fashion-forward design of the Big Buddah handbag, but most of all I totally respect that it is animal-friendly as well. This bag would definitely make a statement and would be the showpiece of my outfits.
#15 Madeleine on 2009-10-22 12:23
simply keeping up with the top trends isn't enough anymore (anyone can do that by shopping only at boutiques or barneys), the real creativity and individuality comes from where you got your pieces and the inspiration behind how you're pairing them together. it's much more meaningful when the majority of a great, beautiful and well-fitting outfit comes from unexpected places, with one accessory or statement piece to pull it all together! for instance, pair some skinny black jeans from forever21, a white v-neck tee from the dollar store (they have great ones here - who knew - at our local $0.99 stores!), a faux leather jacket from victoria's secret (people still don't know they sell clothes) and maybe a pair of opening ceremony wedges (on sale?) to top the whole thing off. grand total of outfit? under $250.

i'm fashionable but don't rely on obvious choices for where to go couture as well as fast fashion. the big buddha bag is a great piece that i'd spotlight as focusing on statement and quality rather than "hey! that's not real leather." it can tie a monochromatic outfit together, offset a trend-right plaid dress, and exemplifies my personal belief of keeping things simple color-wise but making things interesting via textures. and seeing as to how i wear a lot of outfits that highlight textures, i'd love this to be my next piece!
#16 Kay W. (Homepage) on 2009-10-22 12:25
I would love to be a Big Buddha Style Star and rock that bag! The Big Buddha bag could pair with so many cute outfits, I can already fantasize them in my head. I think I would be a great ambassador of the brand because I would wear it around to stylish events in Chicago, concerts, work, day to day and out shopping.. Basically, I would show that bag off!

My friends look at me for fashion advice, as I am always on the cutting edge of new trends and I constantly get compliments on cute outfits I put together.

The Mia bag would be the perfect accessory. Its a great size, love the color and I love that its eco-friendly!
#17 Amanda Gilmore on 2009-10-22 12:31
Okay first of all just discovered you website and I LOVE IT!

Second of all I want that bag!! I feel as if lately I've been stuck in a fashion rutt due to lack of funds to update my wardrobe (thanks economy!) That purse is just what I need to get me out of it and jumpstart my fall wardrobe :-) I would be forever grateful to win a bag that pretty and to show it off with a stylish outfit (of course put together from your website!!)
#18 Chelsea on 2009-10-22 12:46
Pick me because I love fashion and I am a yoga instructor who can rock an eco-friendly bag!
#19 Rebecca J. (Homepage) on 2009-10-22 12:47
don't want to enter, just want to comment on how cute the bag is, lol.
#20 Niki Cheapskate aka The Cheap Chica (Homepage) on 2009-10-22 12:49
This big buddha bag is gorgeous!

I should win because I love to showcase that you can have style, class and feel great without a lot of dough. To feel great you start with looking great, and there's no better way than by carrying this beauty. This bag gives says cool, put together and stylin! I can't wait to show this bag off on my blog and to all my friends!
#21 Danielle (Homepage) on 2009-10-22 12:53
BB that is a replica of the Valentino spring handbag I featured on my site!!! AHHHHHH so much love for that style!!!! Anyone would be lucky to own it!
#22 Real Style Real People (Homepage) on 2009-10-22 12:56
I'm not sure I could come up with a reason you should pick me that is better than the reasons that many of your wonderful readers have already shared. So, if you feel so inclined...PICK ME!

The nice thing about this bag is that it is very versatile and lately brown has been my handbag color of choice! Goes with everything (including black!)
#23 Jennifer Singer (Homepage) on 2009-10-22 12:58
I've always felt like a bag is one of those finishing touches that you put on an outfit. I love that we live in a day where you handbag does NOT have to match you shoes & outfit to a tee (a la my grandmother's days as a young woman). I love the diversity that a great handbag gives you and that it allows you to express yourself is a stylish & current way without layering yourself with every runway couture fad at once (because really, who's going to walk into work with black bunny ears on top of their head?...).

The fact that these bags are stylish, eco-friendly & wallet friendly makes them unbeatable!! Even with the rocky economy, couture trends go on, and it seems to me that it's becoming increasingly more difficult for me to find to find high quality bags that are stylish and made well...and now I've found these and they are eco-friendly as well.

It says a lot about this company that they are putting out these bags. I feel like they are seeing what all of us "Budget Babes" are looking for and they're putting it out hands & on our shoulders. Thank you Big Buddha for being an eco & stylish woman-conscious company.

I think that these Big Buddha bags represent some of the things that all women should care about in reference to their wardrobe: style (duh), price (no one NEEDS a $1,000 purse), and eco-friendly-ness (you're here, shouldn't the cows be too).

I'd love to win one of these bags!! Thanks for the awesome opportunity BB & BB!!
#24 Melissa M on 2009-10-22 13:01
As a journalist, I need a bag that can fit my recorders, a camera, at least a couple reporter's notebooks and a heavy duty appointment book! But I don't have to look like a mom doing it do I? I deserve a fashionable bag that reflects my style and fits my career in one handy carry-all!
#25 Mary Beth on 2009-10-22 13:03
Cause nobody does BIG better, makes me feel sad for the rest...

lol. ;-)
#26 Moni (Homepage) on 2009-10-22 13:04
What an awesome bag!
I'd rock it out with super dark skinny jeans from the Gap tucked into brown equestrian boots, long turtleneck sweater in cream with knit plaid scarf. Hair down with tortoise shell sunglasses (big cat eyes!)
And I'd rock this look to school drop off and be the envy of the other PTA moms as Big Buddha ambassador, after working out at the gym (hair would be slightly damp, though), to the barn where I ride, to Whole Foods for grocery shopping, to the upcoming craft fairs (for cool handmade accessories) to the dog park with our rambunctious 10 month old lab, and of course as the coolest soccer mom on Saturdays!
Pick me! Pick me!
pick me!
#27 linda on 2009-10-22 13:04
I've been following your blog religiously every morning with my cup of coffee since 2007, and I can tell you that as a college student with a low budget, your blog has been extremely inspiring to me. I've purchased your Sally Hansen's Miracle Cure nail polish and completely quit biting my nails. I now have a beautiful set of hands. I've bought a wire wrapped ring from one of your Etsy artists of the week for my best friend. I continuously pick up pieces you put up from Forever 21, and love your dress-by-number roundup.

Lastly, I've been a vegetarian since I was 18, and I don't have any bags or coats or boots that are NOT animal friendly. I completely support what Buddha Bags is doing here, and I couldn't be more excited to rock my animal beliefs on my arm and let everyone know that you can be cute and fashionable without taking away the rights of animals.

Thanks BB & BB!
#28 Jacqueline on 2009-10-22 13:10
I'm lovin' the Big Buddha "Mia" bag! The texture! The color! Perfection! This bag will up the style quotient of any outfit. From weekend jeans to office chic, this bag is a winner and I hope to be too!
#29 Crystal on 2009-10-22 13:13
oohhh! PIck me! I love bags. I think accessories enahance any outfits and because of my job, i'm always carrying a handbag since I detest wearing pants but i need to carry books, pens, paper, etc around so I'm always looking for something cute and functional to carry everything around! And I love the big buddha. i'm asian and the Buddha brings good luck!
#30 jasmine lew (Homepage) on 2009-10-22 13:17
I am admittedly a new fan of The Budget Babe, because I feel like I have just re-entered the fashion fray lately. I have my second child just under two years ago, and I fell out of fashion for those two years. Working full-time and trying to figure out the dynamics of raising two childrne took a tremendous toll on "being me." I have just come out of the darkness that was my super dull "Mommy-style" phase to my "I do care and want to feel good about how I look" phase. One of these incredible bags would truly pump up my rather skimpy, but slowing growing wardrobe of interesting and unique accessories.

I would rock this bag with pride - knowing it is animal friendly and makes a bold style statement.
#31 Lori on 2009-10-22 13:20
As a eco-friendly fashionista I strive to find products that are stylish, practical, and animal friendly! The buddah handbag is a perfect size for the working girl on the go! I'm always looking for a bag that can fit all my belongings...iphone, book, and make-up with out over stuffing my purse. Oh...and did I mention I am also vegan, that means no meat, no dairy, no animal!
#32 Sara Azani (Homepage) on 2009-10-22 13:38
Alright here it goes, I’ma sing it….
Aside from being a daily reader of your blog and telling all my fashionista friends about you and your amazing ability to rock the closets of even the gals with the emptiest of pockets (such as myself) I am and have been for several years a vegetarian who practices cruelty-free living, that means I don’t buy, eat or wear anything that an animal paid a price for and let me just tell you, sometimes a cruelty free living chicka has a haaaard time findin’ a fierce bag. Not to mention like many women I have had an unexplainable obsession with bags of all shapes, styles and colors since I was putting magic markers and bubble gum in em’! Thanks so much for the chance!!! Keep doin what your doin! Peace Always….
#33 Lindsey on 2009-10-22 13:44
A BB bag would be a great addition to my wardrobe. What's better than eco friendly fashionable bag. Plus, I would share my awesome win on my blog!

BB fans for BB bags!
#34 Dina's Days (Homepage) on 2009-10-22 13:45
A haiku:

BB, please pick me!
I could use a stylish bag
am poor college grad
#35 Erica on 2009-10-22 13:54
I would love to add a Big Buddha handbag to my wardrobe! I'm starting a new job on Monday in the fashionable New York City, and I think that a new chic handbag would help me start to fit in! Not only would I wear it while commuting back and forth to my NYC job, I would also rock it with jeans, a tee, and a boyfriend blazer on the weekends I spend with my girlfriends!
#36 Kait on 2009-10-22 14:01
YUMMY! This bag NEEDS to travel with me on my road trip!

Would love to win... I try to rock the layering, mix-and-match style. :-) Currently living on the road, and my suitcases are packed with everything from delicious leathers, fluffy fauxes, and tons of versatile designer and budget pieces. And I'm not shy about pictures either! Would love to bring this bag along on my travels, and snap photos of it with me :-)
#37 Tracy on 2009-10-22 14:19
This bag needs me. :-)
#37.1 Kate on 2009-10-22 14:29
I didn't even read the title before clicking on this thread, just loved the photo!

My style consists of wearing more neutral outfits and enhancing them with really really, big or unique accessories. I wouldn't wear too many things at once (ie wear big rings and bracelets but no necklaces) but trust me, people notice my accessories.

My favorite color has always been blue, and most of my closet is blue, but oh my gosh brown looks so great with blue! This bag is definitely a right direction for my. Not only does it go perfectly with my style but it will also help me get more colors on me.

Ah thanks! Hope this answer wasn't too long. Peace.
#38 Bauer on 2009-10-22 14:30
I would LOVE to have one of these bags. I am a very busy mom with a 10 month old.... who needs a ton of stuff. It's also hard to part with $$ on a bag when the little guy needs winter coat, hats, mittens, clothes etc. We live in Minnesota!! I'd also love to show it off when I actually get time with my girlfriends - let them know my style hasn't died!!!

I think that pairing this bag with my red wool jacket + dark skinny jeans + killer brown boots would = hottest mom in the the play group :-) Plus, I love that it is animal friendly and would go with ANYTHING.

Love your blog - Thanks for taking the time!
#39 Lex on 2009-10-22 14:33
pick me
1) because I love your blog
2) i love big bags
3) i only carry big bags
4) i am on a budget and i am in need of a fall bag
5) i am always out and about so the bag would definitely be seen by many
6) i have booties that totally match this bag
7) i don't have a bag in this color and i need one
8-) because i would totally make this bag look fabulous as it would also make me look fabulous too!
9) cos i love eco friendly items and i am always looking for ways to help out our earth
10) last but not lease i have always wanted to own a BB bag!

thanks for the giveaway BB! you rock!
#40 anh (Homepage) on 2009-10-22 14:53
I will be a new mommy in March and I think every new mommy needs a new purse! And I need a big one :-) Love your blog! Thanks for keeping us instyle and on a budget :-)
#41 amber (Homepage) on 2009-10-22 14:56
i NEED this bag! I am 9 months pregnant and ready to POP! I cant WAIT to get back into all my cute clothes that have been gathering dust in my closet... and this bag will be a great way for me to feel confident and sexy again, even if my skinny jeans likely wont be fitting again for some time... :-)
#42 pom on 2009-10-22 14:59
Love this bag.

I would rock this bag:

1) to class (Im currently a law school-- so my only exposure to budget friendly fashion is through budget babe).
2) the library
3) Court room
#43 Daisy on 2009-10-22 15:29
I am in need of a real pick me up. I have experienced a tremendous amount of loss over the last year and half, both my Mother and Father passed away from cancer. I would love to win the Buddha bag as sign to a new fresh start for the up coming holiday season.
#44 Lisa on 2009-10-22 15:33
Please pick me - because I am a fashionista who is trying to make it to a business. Whether I have a budget of 20 or 20000 I can make my clients look HOT. Check out my website.
#45 Yemisi (Homepage) on 2009-10-22 15:34
I should win this bag because i am 100% ADDICTED to your website and would love to win something beautiful like this MIA bag you are showing. I love every outfit and piece of clothing you show on your website- and i normally buy the items you suggest. TO WIN WOULD BE SO MUCH BETTER! :-) I love fashion but am just out of college and am not making a ton of money. This website helps me to still be in style while spending the least amount possible. It is book-marked at my work and I look at it each day before I check my company emails! :-) I also am a huge animal lover and supporter and anything that is animal friendly is WONDERFUL in my book! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PICK ME!!!!!!!!!!! I HAVE TO HAVE THIS BAG!!! :-)
#46 Jessica on 2009-10-22 15:41
Love Big Buddah bags! Stylish and functional!
Have looked and admired, but with 5 kids (13, 12, 10, 8 & 6) I haven't been able to get one.
A busy mom would LOVE to get this bag!!!
#47 Whitney Rice on 2009-10-22 15:45
Oh I HAVE to have it! I love, love, love bags and love to show them off. I am a mom of 2 and refuse to lose my style. I have fun every day putting a whole look together from top to bottom. I love looking at your website for inspiration. Plus, I live in a downtown/eco-conscious neighborhood with lots of mommy friends who also love accessories. :-)
#48 Christina (Homepage) on 2009-10-22 15:49
Fashion does not come naturally to me and I have really been trying to be more stylish and intentional about what I wear (especially to work). This lovely bag is a perfect example of the type of piece that I would have been petrified to try six months ago, but that I would love to use now as part of my new, reinvented look. I would love the chance to continue my fashion education with this bag!
#49 Brittany (Homepage) on 2009-10-22 15:57
Hello Budget Babe!

I stumbled across your website several months ago when I was literally changing my life. My husband had married a skinnier, fiestier, red-head and I had let myself turn into someone that I didn't recognize. I have spent countless hours looking for fashion inspiration, cutting pictures out, and pasting them around my treadmill to help me with my goal. After two long years, I have managed to lose almost 80 pounds and I once again found my spunk!
I would love to be chosen to recive a Big Buddha bag and take a picture showing how fashion has helped me change my life. Good luck with your drawing! I'll be reading no matter what!
#50 Cari on 2009-10-22 16:04
I should be selected as a Big Buddha Style Star because style that is ecologically conscious is what I have been waiting for!! I am an Environmental Biology major and am very interested in fair trade. I would be able to rock the Mia Bag dressed down around campus and dressed up in the big city of Chicago where my sister lives and my cousin works in a fair trade store called GreenHeart ( I would rock this bag because I support the production of it and I would be dedicated to the promotion of the company through others in my major and through my cousins store. Pick me!!
#51 Kailee on 2009-10-22 16:09
I would love to win the Big Buddha bag! As a mother I rarely get to slurge on myself. I think this bag would be a great accessory to add that extra something to my everyday wardrobe! I have heard it said that accessories can make the outfit.
#52 Heather Churchill Adams on 2009-10-22 16:20
I'm usually a lurker with style blogs, but I had to come out for this! What a beautiful bag: I love flowers and ruffles. :-D And then I saw it was animal-friendly! I've been a vegetarian for seven years, and it's so difficult finding high-quality, stylish accessories that are vegetarian!

I'd love you to pick me, because I have a quite girly style, so the bag would match perfectly, and almost all of my clothes are thrifted, so the outfit would definitely be budget friendly!

I think I'd rock this with a short-sleeved, light-pink cashmere sweater, since it's plain enough to let the bag keep the attention and I love pink and brown together, and a khaki corduroy skirt and olive green decoratively knit tights for more texture playing. And of course, finish it off with some cruelty-free shoes!
#53 Eva on 2009-10-22 16:20
I should be selected because: I am going to a Humane Society event next month that is all about bags! It's called Purses 4 Paws, a fundraiser that includes a silent auction of handbags. All of the proceeds go to helping sick and homeless pets. What could possibly be a better forum for showing off a beautiful bag from a company that's eco- and animal-friendly?!
#54 Maria on 2009-10-22 16:29
As a Mom of two, I know the meaning of budget...I love your blog! I know that a great handbag can make your entire outfit!!
#55 Marisa on 2009-10-22 16:46
I think I deserve the bag because the bag and I have a lot in common. The bag is a mixture between hard and soft, juxtaposing the rough croc-esque leather with soft, flowy ruffles. It's similar to my personality. I may appear hard on the outside but I'm soft as a cookie on the inside.
#56 Ariana (Homepage) on 2009-10-22 16:53
I could rock the bag because I love animals and being stylish! =]
#57 Anja on 2009-10-22 16:57
i am in love with this bag! i'm slowly assembling a wardrobe before i go to college next year, and i know this bag would be an amazing addition to every outfit. looooove it. i might have to splurge and buy it if i don't win!
#58 julie on 2009-10-22 17:16
I would LOVE to try out a Big Buddha bag! I'm a momma to two cutie girls who would love to wear it, too! (They are already quite the fashionistas at the tender ages of one and three!) The bag you showed in your post looks like it can hold all of my things PLUS my girls' snacks, toys, and other goodies! Thanks for your consideration! =)

PS--I promise to sneak in a pic of my girls and the bag! =)
#59 Erin Stipanovich on 2009-10-22 17:20
Let me first start off with - "I LOVE THIS BAG!"

If I won this, I'd definately carry this bag everywhere. I'm a teacher in training! Let me feel stylish under all this conservative clothing! :-)
#60 Jennifer on 2009-10-22 17:33
I would rock this bag for sho! It is GORGEOUS! I love the classic choice of colour and texture, yet the flower embellishment gives it a unique and trendy twist! I think I deserve to win this bag because I am always trying to make eco-friendly purchases and am a huge animal lover (I have an amazing french mastiff, who coincidentally is the same color as the bag! Maybe he an be in the photo too?! :-P). This bag would def step up any outfit I have, plus I have boots that match! Love the site, and keep up the great work.
#61 Ev on 2009-10-22 17:37
I would really like to win this bag. It doesn't hurt to try, right? Anyways, I love the rosette on the bag, and how eco friendly it is with materials. It's brown and a neutral which would make it the ultimate everyday bag, which I currently need one of. But, then again, after reading all these comments, none of them really stand out from each other. I don't know what to persuade you to let me win this $85 I'm just going to end this and continue reading your blog...
Thanks anyways.
#62 Tiffany on 2009-10-22 17:57
Love that bag..very Valentino'sh..could rock this with just about anything!
#63 Nonie on 2009-10-22 18:02
A BUDDHA, A BUDDHA...A BIG, BIG BUDDHA! "WOW! I can hear the crowd of on-lookers, as I walk by." A woman stops to ask, "Where'd I get such a "FAB" bag?" So chic to go to work, lunch with friends on the weekend and so unique looking. Accessories sure make the outfit!
#64 Mary on 2009-10-22 18:35
This bag looks soooo cool! People already call me eclectic at work so this bag would definantely fit in my style! I don't yet own a brown or tan bag so this would be a great addition to my wardrobe! Oooo pick me!
#65 Chrissy on 2009-10-22 18:38
I absolutely LOVE this purse! I'm a 1st grade Special Education teacher, which means my wardrobe is kind of boring because as we all know... kids can be a bit messy :-) I am always looking for fun cute purses to style up my wardrobe and this Big Buddha purse would be perfect!!
#66 Jenifer on 2009-10-22 18:56
This Big Buddha bag would be great for fall
I had one for summer and it certainly fit it all

They say accessories can make the outfit
And I'm a little obsessed with fashion I'll have to admit

The color of this bag is rocking!!
All of the fashoinistas would come flocking!!

I would bring this bag to travel, school, and the mall
I have a feeling this bag and I could do it all!

So Budget Babe, please pick me!!
They say the best things in life are free!!!
#67 Paige on 2009-10-22 18:58
Oooh pick me, please?

I used to work in the handbags department of Macy's and came home every week with a fabulous new bag (usually on sale), but since then, I've had a much harder time picking something appropriate yet fabulous and well made. I carried my last bag, a custom made Lill Studio bag for over three years, and I think it's time for a change... Plus I love Big Buddha is eco and animal friendly - I always make a point of carrying an animal friendly bag. My last one was cloth, and I'm amazed it's lasted as long as it has!
#68 Gabrielle Smith on 2009-10-22 19:20
I'm pretty particular when it comes to bags. When I see one I love, it's for keeps and I play it into every outfit I can for a variety of occasions. From a regular ol' grocery trip, evening out with my husband or glamming up for a concert.

To rock out an affordable and ethically-conscious bag would be a dream and honor for me! Environmentally-friendly companies I adore thee.
#69 Roxanne on 2009-10-22 19:57
I know #70 is going to be picked!! (well, I hope so)...

I would love to have Big Buddha handbag because even though it sound cliche, we need to start worrying about our environment. And I would love to be part of those who are trying to help by being eco-friendly.

and.. obviously.. the handbag is AMAZINGLY CUTE!...I wouldn't stop wearing it!
#70 Daniela Ramirez (Homepage) on 2009-10-22 20:28
That is an amazing bag! I fell in love the minute I saw it. If could marry that bag, I totally would. And then we could have tons of little bag babies and then I would never run out fun handbags! Seriously, though, it's a fantastic bag and I would rock that all the time and just soak in the jealous looks I get from people!
#71 Anna on 2009-10-22 20:37
I should win because I am IN LOVE with purses, and this would be a great school bag! It would be great representation for the company because of how many people would see it since I am on a college campus. It also is totally my style- sort of boho chic. It will go with so much I own!
Plus I never win stuff in contests, so it would be an added bonus!
#72 Cori on 2009-10-22 21:37
I want to win this Big Buddah bag because it is the epitome of a bag that a Budget Babe would carry. This Mia bag has a classic shape with a modern detail, which are two important qualities when considering a purchase. I am also excited to hear that Big Buddah is an eco- and animal-friendly company, something that we should all be taking into consideration when making purchases. This bag helps encourage the growth of eco- and animal-friendly practices in the fashion industry.

I really hope I win this bag because it is just the right size, just trendy enough, and Big Buddah is showing corportate initiative and responsibility. I would love to rock this bag and spread the word!
#73 Amanda Blanchard on 2009-10-22 21:47
I would love being picked because this bag would be perfect for me! I have just made the decision to dress nicely for the rest of this year, wear nice clothes and no more sweats... ever! (maybe at bed time) BUT I with this I now also have the need to learn to accessorize, yet this is hard to do when I don't have much to do it with! This bag would be an amazing kick-off to my new phase of stylish, high fashion, risk taking, dressing! And I would be able to spread the word around to all of my friends and peers at school! I really hope you pick me but know you'll make a great choice regardless.

#74 Maddy on 2009-10-22 22:08
The Mia Bag deserves to be the "star" of an outfit! So, I would wear it with grey skinny jeans, a soft, cream cashmere sweater tunic and ballet flats.
#75 Sally on 2009-10-22 23:44
These handbags from Big Buddha are absolutely amazing and have the same love as I have; Love for the environment and Love for animals. Although I am quite a naturalist, I am up for the challenge in making this handbag the center of attention (as it should be) in my outfits and staying true to their concepts. Plus it's an adorable reason to bring floral excellence into the upcoming season of winter!
#76 Stephanie on 2009-10-23 00:02
I have been searching, searching, SEARCHING for the perfect tote bag to replace my current tote from Target. My current bag is my first tote style and I love them now and have been waiting for something to really knock my socks off and speak to me. Heellooo, Mia, it's Cadence... you called?
#77 Cadence on 2009-10-23 00:15
Even though I am from Hong Kong, I have been an avid reader of this blog since a long, long time ago.
This bag, integrates fashion with the missions to save animals and to promote awareness for the environmental crisis.

I believe in simplicity – yet the extraordinary.
This handbag, though, from far away, looks like just another red handbag. Yet, anyone will notice it’s sophisticated detail and design with a closer look.

I hope I can be picked as one of the three lucky readers because I hope to make a statement with this bag, and to enhance it’s detail, design, and all others it conveys.

Thank you, BBs, for this opportunity.
#78 Amanda on 2009-10-23 02:25
I would love to be picked so that I can showcase my "Big Buddha Handbag" to the world. They are so cute, and BIG, I love BIG! This Handbag would truly show how stylish this Chica is! Thanks for the entry!
#79 Ysenia Ramirez on 2009-10-23 03:15
B elieve me
I really need a great new bag
G oing to my 20th reunion soon

B uying a whole new outfit
U se bag to impress old friends
D on't need to live in NYC for style
D on't worry, I'll spread the BB name
H andbags make great conversation!
A nd Big Buddha will rise to fame...
#80 Rachel on 2009-10-23 06:13
Budget Babe - what an AWESOME giveaway!! I NEED THAT BAG!! I am lacking fashion - SAHM with too many sweat pants. That is all changing! This bag would help me be stylin carrying all my coupons, getting FREE stuff at all the stores - WOO HOOO!
#81 lynn @ Maven of Savin' (Homepage) on 2009-10-23 07:47
As a new mom (I have a 4-month old daughter), I have spent the last few months dressing up my little girl, whose nickname is Lotus, by the way, in sweet dresses and outfits while somewhat neglecting my own style.

This adorable bag will not only help me feel on point with the current fashion, but will allow me to stop wearing her diaper bag as a handbag, and allow me to show off my personality as a young and proud new mom!
#82 Deirdre on 2009-10-23 08:32
Ooooh Pick me! Mostly because the second I saw this bag on your posting, I had no fewer than 5 outfit ideas oh what I could pair it with. AND I promise to send you pics of all of them!! :-)
#83 AliciaS on 2009-10-23 08:43
I've been in a style rut accessories wise for over a year now. This recession took my fellas job so I have to make my money stretch. Doesn't mean I don't window shop. I just love looking at all the pretty bags and shoes online. I've even created a wish list. Imagine my surprise when one of my wish list bags was the picture on this post! I also love the Rose bag too, I'd have a hard time choosing between the two. It would be such an amazing pick me up to win one of my wish list items I've been drooling over.
#84 Cyn on 2009-10-23 09:01
A statement bag like that would be a dream to own. I love the contrast of a brown colored flower its interesting. Its a great color that could be incorporated into everyday use. The first day I would wear it with a monotone outfit to bring attention to my brand new bag, but the I would probably wear it with everything. Its a rich brown color that would match great with black too.
I had no idea that big buddha was eco and animal friendly. What another great quality!
#85 Leila (Homepage) on 2009-10-23 09:06
Oh and did I mention that my birthday is 10/28? I will send you a copy of my driver's license if needed. : )

I really want this bag. lol.
#86 Shanna on 2009-10-23 09:08
I would love to be chosen to win the Big Buddha handbag because within the last year, I have gone "animal-friendly" in all of my fashion selections - shoes, handbags, belts, etc. At times, it's difficult to find fashionable faux leather items, but since Big Buddha handbags are so gorgeous, I could still look stylish!! It would also be an opportunity to promote the cruelty-free position that Big Buddha endorses. Thanks for considering me!!
#87 Ginda on 2009-10-23 09:27
I had a baby a little over a year ago and have been stuck carrying a diaper bag. Now that my dd is older I can start carrying a purse. I would love to own something fashionable, as I don't usually spend much money or time on myself it seems. It's so hard sometimes to be a mom and still look fashionable! Thanks for this opportunity!
#88 Hope on 2009-10-23 09:38
Me and this bag belong together.With my bohemian/street urchin flare and its undeniable beauty we would be unstoppable on the streets of Chicago.Let me show this baby to the world.I'm a student and frequent the downtown area and I'm constantly being asked "where did you get that".This bag would undoubtedly be my go to fall and winter bag/most prized possession.Big Buddha = Big Fashion!!!
#89 Cherie Monique on 2009-10-23 09:44
Evan though I live in Maine and I am in my forties, that bag deserves a beautiful home. Her spiral curves are alluring. She will absolutely enhance my wardrobe and travel with me all over the world. Mia is amazing, her first stop is Puerto Rico in November.
#90 Maura Price on 2009-10-23 10:41
This bag looks like it would compliment not only my style but my personality perfectly! I'm kind of a rocker/hippy with my style and the flower power on the front def. represents my care free loving side while the leather displays rebellion quite well. I would give this purse such a good home and I know my other purses would welcom it with open handles to the family :-)... Plus I already have a couple ideas where Mia and I would go for a great photo shoot!!
#91 kaitlin on 2009-10-23 10:49
I work for the Navy building Helo helicopters. Being one of the only civilians in my office, I definitely stick out in the sea of blue and kaki uniforms. Everything I wear gets noticed like neon pink in a black and white world. Especially being around all the men, people take notice. The female sailors and pilots that come into our hangar often ask about my clothes. Many of the people in our uniformed service are underpaid; being able to tell them about budget fashions is a big deal. In a place where standing out is unavoidable, I wouldn’t mind vamping up my style with some eco friendly accessories. This bag could become the star of the military!
#92 Kimberly on 2009-10-23 10:50
I should win the Mia bag because I live and work in Boston and stylish trends spread here like wildfire! You have something new and unique and suddenly 5 girls on the train next to you have it in another color. If Big Buddha wants to spread the word, I'm a great place to start! I'm surrounded by fashion on a daily basis and would love to spread the word to all the fashionistas around me.
#93 Kelly on 2009-10-23 11:41
These are THE PERFECT bags for me - I'm a law student (read no extra cash) and have been a vegetarian since I was 6 years old. I'm interested in animal law and need a presentable bag for internships/interviews etc. I want something with style BUT I want to make sure that the bags are animal friendly. I adore your blog and love all the great tips you have. Thanks so much!
#94 Anna on 2009-10-23 11:50
Carrying a fab bag is more about how you carry it and the attitude of "yeah I know my bag is hot!"

Seriously, I love bags and win love to win this one..

PICK ME!!! PLUS its my birthday MONTH!
#95 teresa on 2009-10-23 11:53
I would be honored to win this bag because not only would I be sporting an amazingly cute bag perfect for my fall wardrobe!, but I would be wearing a piece of fashion that supports what I consider to be an important casue. By winning this bag I would promote the story behind it and encourage those who compliment to get one for themselves!
#96 Ayla on 2009-10-23 12:37
What a gorgeous bag! Big Buddha is not a huge brand yet in Canada, so I'd be one of the first in my city to have one. So excited, hope I win!
#97 Jo from Canada on 2009-10-23 13:01
OMG I am a purse fanatic
I love that bag
Since my fiance and I broke up three weeks ago (he took off to meet up with his facebook girlfriend) I have been handbag shopping (retail therapy)
Changing my life
Changing my image
I would love that bag !!
Big Buddha does make great bags I own one already but not that fabulous
That one shouts look at me !!!
#98 Robin on 2009-10-23 13:25
I would love to win this gorgeous Big Buddha bag. I am finally transitioning away from the diaper bag back into being a woman again! And this bag would be perfect. It is beautiful and fun, yet roomy enough for everything I need. I love that it has short straps for me to grab and go or a long shoulder strap for when I need to put it on the back of a stroller. I also love that this bag is not leather because it makes it eco-friendly but it also makes it lighter weight. This bag would be the perfect accessory to any fabulous woman's wardrobe!
PS. LOVE your blog!!
#99 Kira on 2009-10-23 14:20
Choose me, choose me, because I'm just a regular girl learning to be a fantastic fashion blogger. I'm pretty sure I'm the tiniest fashionista out there, and I love to rock a big bag.

Tiny girl + big bag = fantastic photo op. Plus, I live with two awesome photographers who love taking fashion photos for me :-)
#100 Alana (Homepage) on 2009-10-23 15:11
Hello Budget Babe,

I think you should pick me because I am a vegan who loves fashion. I think my vintage style will fit perfectly with this bag. :-)

I love these bags. I have been vegan for five years and finding good quality leather-free bags has been really hard! It's great to see bags that follow the latest trends and are also animal friendly. I hope the Buddha helps leather free become more popular because it will save the lives of so many cows! Thank you Buddha for making leather free bags so beautifully.

Thank you for promoting veggie friendly bags!

#101 Dawn Jensen on 2009-10-23 15:46
You should choose me because I have a huge shoe collection but only two bags. I'd bet I have the shoes/outfit to go with whichever bag was chosen!
#102 Carla on 2009-10-23 16:39
As a fashion design student, I like to think of myself as the future of trends - from what I wear today to what I design tomorrow. Eco-friendly and animal-friendly designs are quickly becoming the next big thing in the fashion world.

Help me keep my fashion forward style with a new bag from a great name with a great view on the industry.
#103 Alanna on 2009-10-23 18:17
I'm a professor, but I don't like to dress prim and proper. I love simple clothes and accessories, while also wearing or carrying items that have that certain POP! The Mia bag makes a statement on its own.

Not to mention, I think that I'm basically destined to have that bag! Here's why: Both my first and middle names begin with a B. That's Budget Babe, Big Buddha, and Bethany Bianca. What a perfect trio! ;o)
#104 Bethany on 2009-10-23 19:19
Bags just make me crazy and they are my weakness, and can never a good stuff. I am just dying to get this bag, If i can win this Lol........
#105 best satellite receiver (Homepage) on 2009-10-23 20:20
I know how to rock a great bag like that and have a great outfit to go with that bag!
#106 maria on 2009-10-23 21:50
I would love to rock out the Big Buddha bag shown above. As a female activist and young physician, I appreciate pieces that allow women to reflect both their personal sense of style and their intelligence. Big Buddha Handbags' committment to a responsible eco-friendly product shows that today's women care not only how they look but the impact their fashion choices have on the greater community.
#107 Shannon on 2009-10-23 21:53
Oh I absolutely ADORE this bag. It's rare that I find a purse that I would want to carry around EVERYWHERE, but I can see myself carrying this one around everyday for years. Please pick me!
#108 Jessica on 2009-10-23 23:45

Can I just be the first to say that this bag is friggin ugly?? Who cares about animal-friendly and eco-conscious if it's got a horribly enormous tacky flower stuck to the front of the bag. I'm sure other Buddha Bag designs are nice.. but why of all bags would Budget Babe choose to feature this one??

It's tacky; I don't understand why so many people want to win it. Understated is always the way to go.

Btw, I love Budget Babe, I just think this choice is not the best WHATSOEVER.
#109 Eurgh on 2009-10-24 02:00
For the record, Big Buddha selected the handbags for the giveaway. Thx :-)
#109.1 The Budget Babe on 2009-10-24 12:03
I would want to win this bag because I like to pair boring basics with things that pop. That way, all the attention goes to the statement item. I also like to pair bright colors with neutrals, so this would be a neutral statement item (if that makes sense)!
I also am a fan of going green.....
#110 Jodie on 2009-10-24 02:39
Well, I would love to win this bag bc I am a broke college student that is taking 8 college classes and thus bc I don't have a job bc I am taking soo many freaking classes - I haven't been able to go shopping for anything for myself. But just because I am broke doesn't mean that I don't shimmy my boobies down the college campus with the items that I can afford right now.

As far as my personal style, I like to push the edge. I don't have a full on fashion blog but here is a glimpse of my style..This is photo I did in studio of what I like to wear to the beach:

my myspace is

Overall, I try to have an eclectic style that pushes boundaries. I love how innovative the design of this bag & that it is eco & animal friendly. It's so great that people are trying to stray from destroying our environment & hurting animals. It would be so great to incorporate a bag by a company that supports a great lifestyle while at the same time bringing some innovation to my dreadful college life that leads me with minimal social time & broke. :-(

Please Pick Me! It would be great to bring some joy to my stressful college life!
#111 Natasha on 2009-10-24 14:38
I absolutely love this bag. I have been looking for my new seaonal bag and haven't found anything I liked that I could afford. I would carry this bag with style and pride.
#112 annmarie on 2009-10-24 15:12
Simply put, this bag is made for me.

-I am vegetarian and I do not wear leather bags. So far I have a closet full of mediocre bags, or fabulous bags that will last about one season before falling apart. Those gals who can wear leather bags will find something great without much trouble, but for those of us who don't wear leather, finding a creative, functional, well-made bag is tough! This bag is the answer to my dreams and I'm glad I don't have to sacrifice my principles to wear it.

-I am a creative person working in a creative field (graphic design), so I would get a lot of use out of this bag. I would wear it contrasted with an androgynous, boyish outfit, or with an edgy rock-inspired look.

-As a commuter, this bag would be big enough to be practical but small enough to keep my shoulders happy.

-As a full-busted gal, I have had to bypass the ruffle craze. This would be a wonderful way for me to finally incorporate ruffles.

-I'm not just poor, I'm broke! I lost my job back in March and have been searching ever since, but it has been hard putting together fab outfits without a big budget. As someone who gets to dress liberally for interviews, this would be the PERFECT interview bag for me! My portfolio will fit into it quite nicely too :-)

In summary: I know I can do this bag justice in an ethical, functional, and fashionable way.
#113 Maya on 2009-10-24 21:36
I'm a handbag junkie and I've been a fan of Big Buddha bags for awhile. The Mia bag reminds me of a Valentino bag I swooned over on my blog ( and I think the Mia is absolute perfection. I'd love to own this bag, I think it would easily be added to my everyday wardrobe and add a little girly flair with the ruffle details. I'm always looking for something big to hold everything I need and this would definitely fit the bill. Please pick me!
#114 DWJ (Homepage) on 2009-10-24 22:14
The Mia bag would suit my MOTG lifestyle perfectly!

Most of my accessories (apart from a teething pendant) are in hibernation until my little one grows out of his drool and destroy stage.
The Mia bag would instantly liven up my outfits and be a fun focal point. Who can resist smiling at such a stunning oversized flower!

I don't have a blog so here are two polyvore examples of how I would style it:

(It's springtime in Oz in case you're wondering why the outfits have a summery feel...)

As a Big Buddha Style Star I'd proudly showcase the Mia as the perfect baby bag. Roomy, animal friendly, low maintenance and mega stylish, all for under $100. What a find!!
#115 Lauren on 2009-10-25 04:31
Oh-la-la! From neutral colors and simple, classic designs to bargain prices, these Big Buddha bags may seem almost too “plain” at first, but taking a closer look into the intricacies of these fashion statements brings you into a world of high-end, eco-friendly trends. Pair on of these handbags with a basic tee or a fav pair of jeans to transform yourself into an indulgent princess.

Being a bargain-hunter myself, I not only love great deals but I also love it when I can turn my “plain” cheaper articles of clothing into a magnificent masterpiece, uplifting my self-confidence. :-) I have been looking for something to enhance these outfits, including handmade jewelry and colorful scarves. But this bag is the perfect outfit-completer and it would be a joy to add this bag into my closet. Plus, the added advantage of being eco-friendly!

Although I do not have a blog myself, I love exploring my creativity with Polyvore!
Go Green! -
I loveee to accessorize -
Simple, yet elegant -
To see more outfits of mine, go to my Profile:

Thank you so much! :-D
#116 Vivian on 2009-10-25 09:17
I would love this bag--it's fun and feminine. I'm an English teacher in an urban district and have been spending a ton on classroom supplies. I strive to look stylish on a budget. Last week one student referred to my accessory scarf/outfit as having swagger. I think this bag would definitely qualify!
#117 Erin A on 2009-10-25 17:32
Growing up, I approached fashion somewhat blindly, never knowing quite how to put together an outfit. I was a far-gone case: While other girls my age were following fashion trends and attempting makeup, I adhered to a self-imposed uniform of baggy t shirts and jeans, and even then had to ask my mom daily whether my top and bottom matched.

I’ve come a long way since then, but until recently my personal style has been very basic: fitted tees, cardigans, that sort of thing. In the last year or two, I've become much more interested in experimenting with what I’ve got, and I’m slowly developing my recent-college-graduate wardrobe. I love to pair more androgynous styles – collared shirts, Frye boots, sweater vests – with feminine details like ruffles, flowers, or lace. I love that bag because it exactly exemplifies that balance I like to strike; the brown crocodile pattern, stark on its own, is perfectly tamed by the giant rose detail.
#118 Christina on 2009-10-25 18:25
I am a baginista and love them all, small, big, inexpensive and an ocassional splurge. I would love to add this one to my collection and rock it like a true DIVA!!
#119 Teresa on 2009-10-25 19:22
This is THE bag that would make any outfits standout! The structure of the petals, the color, and the texture would bring an edge to my rather simple style.
#120 Hsinching on 2009-10-25 20:46
I work in a small retail store that carries Big Buddha. When I checked in our latest order, I immediately fell in love with the Mia bag (we have it in black).

Every day I go to work and it taunts me... you can't have me... ;-)
#121 Anna on 2009-10-25 21:17
I would love to win that bag! It is so gorgeous!

I've had a bit of an obsession with handbags lately. This bag is just awesome!!
#122 The Fashionable Housewife (Homepage) on 2009-10-25 22:39
Seriously?! That's awesome! I'd love to rock this handbag! As a mommy and full time student,I'm always on the go, & this bag would be perfect to lug all my stuff around :), Plus I'm sure it would go GREAT with my brown suede boots I got for fall.. it's a beautiful rich brown, has ruffles, and is very roomy! Sounds like it has the ingredients for an "It" bag!
#123 Maria S on 2009-10-26 02:08
Not only is the bag a knockout beauty with it's feminine ruffle, but I love the company and have actually seen some of Jeremy Bassan's creations in Lucky magazine.
What I love the most about Big Buddha as a company is that they are eco-friendly. Stylish handbags don't have to be made of leather. And the versatility of the bag would compliment any girl's every-changing style. Send the bag over here to this Budget Babe in Boston, and you can be sure that I would appreciate this quality purse and would spread the word to other budding fashionista's as to where to purchase one of there own!
#124 kim (Homepage) on 2009-10-26 08:05
That's a nice bag. I fly over 100,000 miles a year, so the bag would be seen all over the country and world.
#125 Rachel on 2009-10-26 12:00
I am a curvy girl trying to maximize my style potential. I think that this bag would definitely take me over the top! Please, please, please pick me!
#126 Ginger Nelson on 2009-10-26 12:04
I have recently embraced my red-lipstick dame persona, and honed my style smarts to project MARLEY in even my "Running To The Grocery Store" outfits. Big Buddha would add a cherry to the top of my fashion sundae- I would describe my style as both romantic and quirky, with a hint of vintage glam. My icons range from Shirley Manson to Lauren Bacall- but no matter what, I'm always true to myself! Take a look at my blog for a taste of what I'm rocking!
#127 Marley (Homepage) on 2009-10-26 12:27
I'm feeling inspired already! The Big Buddha 'Mia' bag looks like it could amp my style up a notch. Perfect as a practical yet elegant bag for life-on-the-go (with skinny jeans, cords, skirts, scarves and flats) and equally well-suited dressed for success at the office (with dresses, textured tights, boots and pearls). This fashion-forward, eco-conscious accessory will be just right for carrying around my all-important stuff in Star Style. Count me in!
#128 Jennifer on 2009-10-26 13:33
I'd love to win a Buddha bag! I'm a mom of 4 boys and I never carry a "grown-up" bag. I moved from diaper bags to oversized cloth pocketbooks, just to fit everything my kids and I need. It's time for mama to enter the world of the adults!
#129 Tina on 2009-10-26 14:01
Oooh would I love to sport this bag! I'm a huge fan of big bags and am lovin' anything with flower accents or ruffles lately! A match made in heaven I'd say! :-)
#130 Katie (Homepage) on 2009-10-26 14:55
That bag is so beautiful! I would love to win a Buddha Bag as I usually purchase vegan items, and would love such a gorgeous purse! It would definitely be a treat. Thanks.
#131 Nancy Thorburn on 2009-10-26 15:27
Ok, I love that bag! Over the last year I managed to hit rock bottom (thanks economy), BUT, when you do, there's no place to go but up!! I'm starting over and I'm so excited about my new beginning! I finally know exactly what I want and where I'm going! I'd love to carry this bag around on my fresh start!!

P.S. I also love anything with rosettes, but I haven't been able to afford to buy anything, I think this would be the perfect start to my rosette collection!
#132 Stefanie on 2009-10-26 16:24
Honestly, the reason you should pick me is because I am a purse WHORE! That’s right I said. I love purses and if they could they would love me back. I am not the settling kind of gal when it comes to purses I mean. I rarely splurge on a bag; instead I go through more bags than underwear. So rather than choosing between food and “I die” accessories, I am constantly hunting for deal and bargains. Thanks to blogs such as BB and websites like big Buddha bags where great deals are endless, the decision between food and clothing is made a little easier. I can’t thank you enough!
#133 L.Higginbotham on 2009-10-26 23:58
As I live in Australia, I would be honoured to internationally promote such a unique design created for a bag in a country where we are not exposed to such artistically beautiful pieces by Big Buddha.

The bag just instantly grabbed my attention due to its floral detail, and I think it would highlight my personality well, being someone who likes to keep things simple and classic yet with a twisted edge.
#134 D.P on 2009-10-27 01:30
please pick me! As a vegetarian, I would love to own a fabulous animal friendly bag!
#135 faith (Homepage) on 2009-10-27 09:14
I love these big buddha bags! the fact that they're eco and animal friendly are huge pluses---and on top of it, they're quite affordable. as a social worker-fashionista, i have a super hard time finding socially conscious fashion that doesn't cost an arm and a leg! so i appreciate good (in every sense of the word) clothing and accessories. I do have a blog where i share real life issues from a social worker's perspective. I would LOVE to showcase this bag! :-)
#136 Alice Wightman (Homepage) on 2009-10-27 15:12
I think I should win because I do not own a Big Buddha bag and the bag I currently have my mom gave me and its falling apart! Thanks!!
#137 Juliette on 2009-10-27 16:47
I just started grad school, and am still working half-time at my admin job, so I am having such a fun time putting together outfits! Many days I'm striving for business-casual with flair so I can go from school to work easily, and other days I'm just at school, where I want to be totally creative and colorful. I have a feeling a Big Buddha bag could fit in really well, and I would love to see how I could tailor it to the setting and style I'm going for each day.
#138 Yosnacks on 2009-10-27 17:16
What a lovely balance - 'Mia' calls on nature, with that blossoming flower and precise croc print, and helps save animal and plant life, too.

I'd be honored to carry this beautiful Big Buddah with me, and share with my family!  My mom, my sister and myself are all the same size (lucky us!) and we recycle one another's pieces like you can't believe.  Already I'm dreaming of pairing this bag with mum's summer dresses, that chic tweed jacket from my sister's closet, or maybe some of my thrifted boho jewelry.    In any case, I'd love to bring 'Mia' home, and help us become more aware and earth friendly :-)
#139 Salem on 2009-10-27 17:16
ECO-FRIENDLY BAG + ME = AWESOME!!! This bag is so nice I love the detail of the flower. I would consider myself very lucky if I got this bag =)
#140 Lorena on 2009-10-27 17:46
No special reason to pick me over anyone else - I think most people are deserving of a lovely handbag.

There is something very regal about theeee right bag with theeee right outfit.

Blessings for a Lovely Day, BB!
#141 Loria on 2009-10-28 07:24
I love ruffles but don't actually like wearing them directly on my body--so this bag is the best of both worlds! I'd pair the purse with skinny jeans, a blousy tunic, and metallic flats, or with a white sundress and gold gladiators. (I'm yearning for summer already...) Or for fall, with a classic trench and boots.

In honor of this gorgeous (and eco-friendly!! major plus points!) Big Buddha purse, I wrote a limerick:

I love fashion so I'd never be nudist
To give me the bag would be shrewdest
I'm a poor college student,
Spending money's not prudent
P.S. I actually am Buddhist!
#142 Shannon on 2009-10-28 10:57
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