Mama’s Got a Brand New Bag (for you)

September 23rd, 2013

Handbag giveaway sponsored by Country Outfitter blog, home of my new column, New South Style.


I’m delighted to announce that I’m writing a weekly fashion and lifestyle column called New South Style, for Arkansas-based online retailer Country Outfitter. (Those are my beloved Justin boots pictured above —  a gift from the company to Arkansas Women Blogger conference attendees last year).

Over the past several months, I’ve been quietly hammering out a strategy for working with brands that my readers and I can both feel good about, while supporting regular Dandelions content and my offline writing. This gig sets the bar high, with a fun topic, and really fabulous prizes for you each month. Starting with this:


Patricia Nash Benvenuto Convertible Tote in Tan (retail value $198)

To enter, just leave a comment on this post you are reading now, and be sure you include your email address, either in the comment itself or comment form. A winner will be randomly selected from emails collected, which will all be forwarded to Country Outfitter. You will be subscribed to marketing email from them, but you can easily adjust or cancel that subscription to suit your preference. If you have won a giveaway on Planting Dandelions in the past twelve months, I ask that you pass the link along to friends instead, and wish them luck.

After you’ve entered, I hope you’ll click over to my introductory column listing 5 Great Things About the South, and give it a like or a tweet. The next edition posts tomorrow (and Tuesdays thereafter), so y’all be sure to come back and read about my Southern Fall Fantasy Escapes.

Giveaway ends at midnight CST September 27, and eligibility is restricted to residents of the continental U.S. Thanks for reading, always, and good luck!

58 Responses to “Mama’s Got a Brand New Bag (for you)”

  1. Lennie Dusek says:

    Ack! Yes yes yes! It’s beautiful… the model and the bag. 😉

  2. Robin says:

    Gorgeous bag! Congrats on the new gig!

  3. Melissa says:


  4. karen says:

    Love the new column…and not just because you’re giving away a cute handbag! Love those Justin boots, too, and you rock them nicely, hot mama.

  5. so exciting! looking forward to more of your words.
    beautiful photo, sexpot. LOVE the bag! <3

  6. So pretty! Count me in, please!

  7. stephanie purifoy says:

    Ooh la la! It even looks large enough for me!

  8. Congrats on the new gig, Kyran! I have been drooling over CO bags for months now – there are so many beautiful choices – I love the simplicity of this one.

  9. Elizabeth Clark says:

    Looking forward to your monthly column. Loved the last one on the 5 things! (and I want new swankly fall bag)

  10. Shannon S. says:

    ah fall, this bag is perfect, love the boots too…I have to style better

  11. Sara says:

    Gorgeous bag & perfect for fall. Thanks for the chance!

  12. Gini Freemyer says:

    Bag is great!

  13. Rory says:

    a club I want to be in! great bag.

  14. Laura Amann says:

    Gorgeous bag! Wow – I can see multiple uses for it. Love.

  15. Vickie Getty (Little Rock, AR) says:

    Love it! And your book!! And your Facebook updates!!! Looking forward to reading the new column!!!!

  16. Crystal Long says:

    A new column? Count me in! Love the boots, btw; and you always rock!

    That handbag would look great decorated with certain electronic equipment I happen to know . . .

  17. steph says:

    This southern girl would love that bag!

  18. Jane Estes says:

    Fab boots and bag! Leather is always in style. Look forward to the column too! 🙂

  19. Anna Barker says:

    Oh my! That bag is gorgeous and I would LOVE to win it!
    Congratulations on the new gig, I will look forward to reading that also!

  20. Jacqueline Carey says:

    I wanna go on my next holiday with that gorgeous bag.

  21. Patty says:

    So glad to see you getting your voice out in new ways! Will be reading regularly! Lovely boots and a gorgeous bag! 🙂

  22. Stacy Smith says:

    Love Love Love this bag!

  23. Kristina says:

    That is a seriously pretty bag!

  24. Gina says:

    Wow! Love the bag, the boots & your blog!

  25. I Luhuhuhuhuhv the bag… Good Luck with EVERYTHINg MY DEAR!

  26. Scarlette Chapman says:

    Love the boots and the bag is perfect for Fall. Especially enjoy your blog posts.

  27. I’ve never had a real grown up bag before. If I win, I’m not sure I’ll know how to act. But I’ll risk it. (Thanks!)

  28. Marna Franson says:

    I love the way you keep writing and writing and writing!

  29. Brandi says:

    Lovely bag!

  30. I love the bag! I look forward to reading your column.

  31. Gigi Pavlovich says:

    Best wishes on the new gig!

  32. Jeanetta says:

    Lovely! Can’t wait to read the new column.

  33. Amy Taylor says:

    Anything that means more opportunity to read your writing is a good thing! Congrats on the new forum.

  34. Ellen says:

    Love that bag!

  35. Jana says:

    Congrats on the new outlet! Beautiful bag.

  36. Meg says:

    My mom would love that bag but would never buy it for herself. Would love to win it for her.

  37. Heather says:

    I can’t imagine a cooler gig, and it’s perfect for you Kyran! Congrats 😉

  38. Beth says:

    Congratulations! And thanks for the great giveaway.

  39. Ara Finlayson says:

    The bag looks lovely! Nice work.

  40. Lmend says:

    Beautiful! Good luck in your new venture!

  41. ashley says:

    That bag is gorgeous! I would love to win it.

  42. Beth says:

    Well, I commented on the CO blog, but I’ll copy it here too since apparently I (still) struggle with following directions. 🙂

    Love it, Kyran. You’ve captured it all. I’m particularly pleased you’re writing this column, because the ardor of a non-native can often surpass the affection of someone born and raised in a place.

    Cheers – looking forward to the rest!


  43. Liz Owen says:

    Yes. That is one gorgeous bag. Gimme. 🙂

  44. Brigett Carroll says:

    Congrats on the column and I love the bag….and those boots!!

  45. lomagirl says:

    Nice bag- and boots! Glad that your light is shining in more places.

  46. Jennifer says:

    Oooh, that’s a lovely bag. And your new gig sounds fantastic. Have fun!

  47. jodi says:

    Love the new column! And, love the bag!

  48. Lorraine says:

    Beautiful bag. Congratulations on the new gig…very cool!

  49. jenny says:

    Great bag-roomy and timeless

  50. Julie says:

    Thanks for bringing this to us! Love this bag!

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