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As many of you know, in addition to Audra’s Picks, I have begun a new job as a Contributing Writer for LovingYou as well. My first article just went live so you can click here to read it (please) Audra’s LovingYou article. I will not post on Audra’s Picks about every LovingYou article…so if you want regular updates please follow me on Twitter (because I am on there all the time) @AudraMcElyea Click here to follow @AudraMcElyea. Thanks for all the support and I hope you enjoy my first article. I will have three more coming next week! Also, for Audra’s Picks I will have a special guest post for me very soon…so keep your eyes peeled for updates on that by following Audra’s Picks on Twitter or Like my Facebook page (info. on this on the right sidebar of the blog)! Thanks for all the support!

XO
Audra

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What’s In My Bag?

I love UsWeekly especially “What’s In My Bag” so I decided it may be fun to share mine. Obviously my main item is my iPhone which of course couldn’t make the photo since it took it. But here are my items I rarely leave the house without. I am still carrying my large South Moon Under tote for summer which I love! In it I have some Purell hand sanitizer which I use relentlessly, (no germies) ibuprofen liquid gels for headaches, Zyrtec, Tissues, (can you tell I have allergy issues yet? Ok good) Nail file, Guess Wallet in Snakeskin Brown, Mini Brush, Powder, Bath and Body Works Cashmere Hand Cream which there is no cream quite like this out there it is the SOFTEST ever, Victoria’s Secret Sexy Little Things Noir (the best travel size perfume/body mist that is absolute perfection in it’s scent) and my Leopard makeup bag with the essentials inside (Leopard bag from WalMart).

Xoxo
Audra

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A Clutching Experience

Every girl must have a good clutch for special occasions. Even oversize purse carriers like me. I recently found some great finds at dsw.com so I had to share this one. I bought this tan/nude clutch by Jessica Simpson (which is new and $58 everywhere else) on dsw.com for just $34.95 with a free shipping code I looked up (SHIPR). Nude is a great color because it goes with everything and it isn’t black like everything else we own! Plus this is a larger clutch and it is faux leather so you can wipe down anything that may get on it. I has a mirror inside and a long chain to carry on your shoulder as well. Just thought I would share my find with you all! Have a great Thursday!

Xoxo
Audra

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South Moon Under

So I am out shopping in the D.C. area with my friend Brittany and we go to a store called South Moon Under. It is a great store that has some pricey things and some not so pricey things. The clothes, handbags, jewelry, swimwear, and menswear were all great. I especially liked this large turquoise handbag that was only $68, but I resisted the urge to buy it. Literally like ten minutes later my only purse I brought with me to D.C. (Pinky) broke. So I went straight back to South Moon Under and bought this awesome leather turquoise bag. I recommend going to southmoonunder.com and shopping around. Do you love my new bag? I do!

xoxo
Audra

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Pinky is Back!

Having just sprung forward and having such wonderful summer-like weather I just wanted to remind you to switch your dark winter purses with something bright and fun for Spring/Summer! I chose to bring Pinky back since I enjoyed her so much last year (she is Jessica Simpson Collection). Comment and let me know what color you are rocking!

xoxo
Audra

p.s. yes we are at the gym in the photo!

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Jessica Simpson bags

For years now when I want a handbag I go straight to the Jessica Simpson Collection. I am very hard on my bags, and if you know me at all you know why. I am a “just in case” kind of person that always wins the purse game they often play at church events, wedding showers etc. I have a complete pharmacy with me along with emergency makeup and many many other things. Needless to day during my life I have broken many purse straps and literally tore apart many handbags through daily wear and tear. I am also not one to change purses often either. I usually purchase one to carry all season 3-4 months usually. With all that said I am the perfect person test the durability of a purse! Ever since I tried my first Jessica Simpson purse, I haven’t had to switch purses because I destroyed the one I had been using. I simply want a more trendy look. I cannot say enough good things about them they are priced well, very easy on the eyes and durable for even me. Plus most of them are easy to wipe dirt etc. right off of them with a damp cloth. They even have enough room for my whole pharmacy too! I recommend that you try one if you haven’t already!!! Daniel tests the cat strength of my fall/winter bag below…

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