Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Dooney & Bourke Flower and Garden Festival Satchel Bag

So much has happened since my last blog post, a trip to Disney, a major unexpected event at our house, and being displaced from our home for almost a month... it is a lot to cover, but I want to update in future posts because today I want to focus on a bright part of my Spring - the limited edition Dooney & Bourke satchel made for the 2016 EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival!

When I first saw this pattern posted in sneak peek photos within purse groups - I was immediately drawn to it. I loved the bright flower pattern against the green backdrop with fun portraits of some of my favorite Disney characters. I was especially drawn to the satchel style, being one of my favorite style of bags in general - with the double handles and longer strap. I also hadn't tried a Dooney satchel in a Disney print until this point as well.

At the time we were at Walt Disney World in Florida for the 2016 Flower & Garden Festival, EPCOT was unfortunately SOLD OUT of this great pattern bag and actually all of the bags in this style! I was bummed, but we were having such a great trip I didn't dwell on it. After many weeks of EPCOT not getting any additional shipments of these LE bags in stock, I resigned myself that it just wasn't meant to be for me to have one - and that I would just have to pass on it for this year.

Or would I?!?

In the last few weeks of the Flower and Garden Festival for 2016, EPCOT received an additional shipment of the limited edition bags on a Saturday! I received word within a bag group I'm in online and immediately had to decide whether I wanted to try to track one down or not... the pattern was still grabbing me, so I decided to try for it! The Disney merchandise line is unfortunately closed on Saturday and Sunday, and I tried calling the reservations line to see if there was any way to order through the phone on the weekends to no avail. I realized that if I was going to get this bag, I was going to have to go a different route! I contacted a personal shopper that was luckily already headed to pick up some other items at EPCOT and was able to snag one of the 2016 F&G Satchels!

After it arrived, I was completely pleased with my decision! The pattern is just adorable in person, even more so than pictures - and the green background is a very complimentary green that I feel would go with a lot of things. (And this is coming from someone that doesn't particularly care for the color green in my wardrobe!) I love the style of the bag and I think it is a great addition to my collection.

Check out my reveal of the bag here on Bags4Bubbles!

I have really loved all of the Dooney and Bourke Disney bags that I've tried out! What D&B Disney bags do you have in your collection?