Morning Ink turns 2 – Cambridge Satchel Giveaway

This blog turned 2 today, and I can’t believe I’ve committed to something this long. It’s still such a baby, and will probably never mature much (just like its creator), which is good because I am sticking to what I like.

I had a long buzzed Skype conversation the other night about successful bloggers, and what appeals to the businesses and women in my city and country. I sometimes feel like I would be more appealing if I incorporated trendy clothing, had vibrant photos and used hashtags on Instagram such as #SundayFunday and #obsessed. Not to say the people who do these things are silly, I just know it’s relatable and fun for bloggers. But I like my recycled wardrobe, faded photos and calling myself out for taking staged photos on staircases for Instagram. Get ready to want to punch me in the jaw, but this is my style. Deprecation, and the same jacket I’ve been wearing for 3 years.

Endure these photos and stay until the end for a little giveaway.

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Jacket: Target
Sweater: Forever 21
Pants: Forever 21
Bag: Cambridge Satchel Co.
Flats: Aldo
Necklace: Gift

So yes, I adore this satchel. It’s not a secret considering I’ve worn it here, here, here, and here. It’s the nicest thing I’ve ever bought myself, and the company has such a charming history. Considering how much I adore my bag, I would like to give one away. This one is a much smaller version of mine, but more functional as an everyday crossbody.

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In comparison to my bag:

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As a way to continue to earn visitors in my blog’s early stages, this little giveaway is open to all U.S. residents. To win, follow me on Instagram at morning_ink and “like” the photo of this prize. If you do not have Instagram, or just don’t want to follow and like, feel free to leave a comment on this blog post letting me know how you’ve changed in the past two years, and the best way to contact you (email, social media, etc). Maybe your hair is different, or you now have a college degree. Let me know. You can also follow and like on Instagram and comment on this post for two entries.

Thank you for visiting Morning Ink, and good luck!

Open to U.S. residents only. Giveaway winner will receive a new Cambridge Satchel Co. “The Tiny Satchel” valued at $85 USD. Participants must be following me on Instagram at morning_ink and “like” the first giveaway announcement photo, or leave a comment on the giveaway blog post. Giveaway ends Monday, Oct. 26. The winner will be privately notified Oct. 27. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be selected. Once a winner has responded, an announcement will be made on my blog and social media. I am in no way sponsored by Cambridge Satchel Co. The prize was completely purchased by me. It may not be redeemed for cash. I am not responsible for any damage to the bag that may occur during shipping.

  • Veronica Urbaniak

    My husband and I were just discussing changes we experience today! I used to be such a scaredy-cat, but recently have been pushing myself to get out of my comfort zone and try new experiences, including heights!

  • mc

    love the outfit, especially your flats! super cute =)
    -mc
    http://www.looksbymc.com

  • streetmadonna

    Hi! Congrats on staying true to yourself for 2 years! Your pics and your style are fab. Keep at it.
    http://www.streetmadonna.com

  • Leah

    Hmm, in the past two years my hair has changed (gone from below my shoulders to a pixie cut) but I also think I’ve become a bit more assertive and I stand up for myself and get what I want more. I think that’s definitively a good thing since I tend to be pretty shy.

  • Ali Celestino

    Very cute purse and outfit the necklace looks great.

  • As I would only spend money on versaitle and timeless pieces, it is totally fine to rework and play with a little capsule [Eventhough mine isn’t as capsule as a capsule haha]. Love to know that there are bloggers out there who has her own personality and doesn’t mind being different from the norm 🙂 Great job and congratulations on your 24 months milestone!

    Real Life Nerd // http://www.vivienekok.blogspot.com

  • I just want you to know that I appreciate you just the way you are, and I’m so glad I started following you! Thanks for being you, lady. 🙂

  • Chimee Ahaiwe

    Happy Anniversary!! Love the blog

  • I love your message! Staying true to your self will reap rewards. I find myself frustrated when I have to overthink my Instagram, or seeing that everyone’s Instagram and blogs look the same! Where’s the uniqueness! Good for you!