As I look back onto 2009, I find myself being increasingly reflective.

I spent a lot of time being angry and resentful — of shady “friends”, shoddy business going on, the recession, my hair…and I forgot just how grateful I should be. Like, that I have a career that allows me to make a living chatting about gorgeous bags all day.

Case in point. Please meet my new bag, right on the top page of the list of all the things about my life that are…well, incredibly awesome.

This bag is Coach’s Audrey textured bag, and it’s the top of my own wish list of gifts this holiday season. (Except I love it so much that I didn’t want for Chanukah Harry. Oh well.) It’s metallic and purple, and has hardware, and it’s totally – seriously – every single awesome trend of this season wrapped up in one hot-as-heck package.

I was telling a group of friends recently that there’s certain pivotal items every girl needs to have in her wardrobe.

There’s an LBD – obviously – a great everyday bag (see above!) – and a sexy little special occasion item to cary around your essentials, show a bit of flash, and compliment your party look.As NYE is in mind for all of us, can you THINK of anything hotter than the Coach Poppy Occasion Sequins Pouch?

I don’t know how many of my fellow glamorous wish-listers live in a cold environment, but in my experience, as the weather gets chillier…it gets way harder to be hot. (No pun intended.) But seriously…how can we possibly show off our sexiness under layers of winter-weather bulk?

This problem, quite obviously is solved if your winter wear is hot, itself. I am IN LOVE with Coach’s Ruched Bow Gloves (and not just because they are pink, I swear!). They are a classic style, in nappa leather, but made ultra-modern in the pink shade. They have a very Audrey Hepburn feel, don’t you think? Actually, come to think of it, my whole list has an Audrey feel…

Maybe that’s how I should just go through life. “What would Audrey wear?” Couldn’t hurt, right?

Anyway, that’s my wish list, in case anyone is taking notes!

ShopaholicsDaily is participating in Coach’s Holiday Blog-a-Day program, and each day, from November 20th through December 19th (that would be my birthday!) they are going to highlight a different fabulous blog, and their three picks for their own dream holiday wish list. My picks will on their site tomorrow, November 29th, so please drop by!

And while you are at it, enter my contest – because ShopaholicsDaily and Coach have teamed up to award one lucky reader my favorite bag! One reader will win the Audrey Textured bag – valued at $598!

To have your chance to win, please visit the Coach web site, and tell me your own glam girl’s wish list from their holiday lineup. Then pick any two ShopaholicsDaily entries from the past two weeks and leave a comment. Please earn extra entries by RT-ing this contest on Twitter (I’m @alywalansky) – and feel free to enter as often as you like! Deadline to enter is December 19.