Coffee, Mascara, Hustle Tote Giveaway

August 26, 2015

Fuchsia midi, Dayna Lee Collection Tote at the Toronto Club Monaco Market

"Coffee, mascara, hustle" is basically my morning mantra, so when Dayna of Dayna Lee Collection approached me to help launch her new series of totes bags, I jumped at the occasion! These totes are perfect for multiple outings (Book bag? Yes! Market bag? Check! Running endless errands around town? You bet'cha!) -- they hold a ridiculous amount and the classic style and colour scheme pairs well with any outfit. Did I mention that Dayna is Canadian and all pieces are handmade within this fabulous country? That's right-- shop and support locally, peeps!

After a busy Saturday morning doing just that (running countless errands), I stopped by the market set up just outside Club Monaco on Bloor Street to enjoy a quiet moment with a perfectly crafted cortado from Box Car Social. The bag proved to be the perfect companion, carrying everything from my newspaper and note pads, recent purchases, and oversized camera along for the stroll!

Dayna Lee designs prints, stationary, and accessories with one goal in mind -- to empower and inspire women. Her quotes are sassy and inspirational and her designs are complete with pretty handwritten type and fun illustrations. Take a look at her designs and you'll see what I'm talking about. She has such a "get it girl" attitude and I totally admire her for that! I love how Dayna's handwritten quotes are not only witty and honest, but they are there to push you on through your day all while putting a smile on your glowing face. Talk about powerful, yet in the most playful way!

Prints and notepads just scratch the surface of Dayna's collection, and I'm already lusting after a few of her other goodies, like the "Everything's Coming Up Roses" pillow, and I think the "Her Favourite Things" scarf would look amazing framed over my desk! I mean…coffee, wine, Paris, peonies… does this girl just get me or what!?

Thank you Danya Lee, for bringing the playful and powerful back into my everyday with this tote!

Also, we have a giveaway! A huge thank you to Dayna for offering to gift one lucky P&P reader a Coffee/Mascara/Hustle tote. All you need to do is keep scrolling on down and enter the giveaway! Best of luck!

Pastels and Pastries- Fuchsia midi, Dayna Lee Collection Tote at the Toronto Club Monaco Market
{RW&CO cami, The Store on Queen skirt (similar),  Joe Fresh flats (similar), MK watch, Celine sunglasses, Dayne Lee Collection tote}
Fuchsia midi, Dayna Lee Collection Tote at the Toronto Club Monaco Market

Summer City Street Style- Fuchsia Midi Skirt, running errands

Summer City Street Style- Fuchsia Midi Skirt, running errands
Summer City Street Style- Fuchsia Midi Skirt, running errands

Pastels & Pastries- Summer City Street Style- Fuchsia Midi Skirt, running errands

P.S. How paparazzi-esque are these shots?! These pictures are truly a reflection of my morning hustle -- chugging back a coffee, twisting and maybe-kinda pulling my neck as far as possible to get a good look at gorgeous window displays, all while stopping for a few seconds to smell the roses and flash a smile.


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Open to Canadian and US residents only. Contest closes on September 1st at 12:00 AM.

33 comments:

  1. I absolutely love this post Gabriella, I think that it may be my favourite! You've totally captured the Saturday morning vibe in your photos and your outfit is perfect - love the tote!

    Joëlle
    La Petite Noob

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    1. Your comment just made my day! You are so sweet, Joëlle!

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  2. I need this tote bag in my life ASAP!!!! Great post! xoxo

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    1. Thanks Vanessa!! Good luck in the contest!!

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  3. This is such a fun post. I admire your courage to pose on Bloor Street, which I think goes nicely with the "Get it Girl" attitude of the Dayna Lee Collection. Her collection is lovely though in general.So fun and girlie. Can definitely see myself using this tote for my Whole Food runs, or carrying my massive camera. Lol have you seen how unfortunate looking camera bags are? Bulky and boring.

    Eleni xo
    Bijuleni

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    1. Haha- Thanks Eleni! I just pretended I was famous and went about doing what I normally do. Luckily a sneaker photographer -aka the man- was there to capture it! This bag is perfect for all those things you've mentioned. I love how I can fold it and take it with me everywhere I go!

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  4. Basically our lives on a tote. S'cute. Love the fit and you!

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  5. I happen to love anything Gabriella makes or wears, always stylish!

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  6. I'd take the tote to all of my photo shoots! It's perfect for my camera equipment!! I also am a HUGE fan of Dayna Lee Collection!!

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    1. Best of luck in the contest, Jessica! The bag is great to fold up and have with you at all times! You never know when you'll need it :)

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  7. Uhmmm, LIKE everywhere! Lol) So cute! This would be the perfect bag to tote my baby/mama stuff & still look cute!

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    1. Oh yes, definitely! Best of luck, Melanie!

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  8. Uhmmm, LIKE everywhere! Lol) So cute! This would be the perfect bag to tote my baby/mama stuff & still look cute!

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  9. Super cute outfit!! I would take this tote everywhere:)

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  10. Love!! Daynaleecollection is just beautiful.

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  11. I would carry this to the farmer's market <3

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    1. It's perfect for the farmer's market! Good luck, Heather!

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  12. This tote is perfect for those lazy days spent exploring the city or hanging with friends!

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  13. Sweetest bag - not to mention the blogger :) That tote works everywhere!

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  14. I would take it everywhere! To work, to class, and to everywhere else!

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    1. That's the best thing about it! You can take it everywhere :)

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  15. That bag is perfect for going to the grocery store, eco-friendly. I like it! :)

    Sue
    http://www.fashionqueen4u.com

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    1. So perfect for carrying groceries while looking fab!

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  16. Lets be honest- I would take it every where!
    thanks

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  17. This giveaway is awesome! Thank you so much I love this bag it't just perfect for school and coffeeshops (:

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  18. to the coffee shop for a good read

    Marie

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