Presenting Editor-in-chief Jen’s ongoing quest to win the ABC Family Jane By Design Style Challenge. The prize: YKYLF gets mentioned on an episode. We need fan support to win. Sign up for the “Team YKYLF” newsletter, and we’ll let you know how & when you can help. One randomly selected subscriber will be featured on YKYLF!


The task:  Tuesday’s email from Gray Chandler Murray (Andie Macdowell’s character) says: “I often say you can judge a person based on the purse they carry. The right bag represents you better than any other accessory can. [Photograph one of your bags and] tell your readers why this purse conveys the very essence of who you are. Then ask your readers to share the bags that best represent them here and mention the name of your blog.”

Well, this will be easy…


The result:  My go-to bag is a black Dior shopper purchased quite a few years ago with my first big-girl bonus check. Just like Jane appreciates a well-made classic, so do I.


See these straps? These are not the original straps. About four months into owning the bag, the edges began to show considerable wear. Smelling a defect, I returned them to the shop, who sent the purse to Paris for repairs. What? Your bags don’t jet off to Paris by themselves?


See how the bottom is all worn and frayed? Oh, that’s right…IT ISN’T. Despite years of being set down on all sorts of surfaces, the fabric has held up beautifully.


It’s unreal how much this bag holds. You can fit a 13″ laptop and a late-in-the-series Harry Potter book!


Not a dachshund, though. Well, maybe when he was a little pup.

So that’s my signature bag. Timeless, durable, practical, and elegant. What’s yours?


How you can help us WIN:
1) Go to the Jane By Design Facebook page
2) Tell them about your favorite bag, and say that You Know You Love Fashion sent you! (If you tag us, we’ll get the notification and personally thank you.)


PS: For your viewing pleasure, another sneak-peak clip from the show.