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Merry Christmas!

December 22, 2011
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Merry Christmas ladies!  Can’t believe its been 6 mos since the last post!  Hope we all have more to post about in the new year!!

May you all have the Merriest of Christmases and the Healthiest and Happiest New Year!

xoxoxo

The last Hurrah!

June 14, 2011

So I have 15 weeks till this little peanut comes out (if I make it to a full 40 weeks).  With that, I felt I needed to purchase just 1 more bag till my life is overtaken by diapers and bottles.

Given its summer, I thought a new light summer bag would be appropriate.  I’ve always been afraid of white bags but I figure if I found one that didn’t hang low (I had a white bag in the past that turned blue from my denim) and wasn’t a top handle (will get dirty at the handles from all the handling), it would be ok.

So here she is, I call her my “last hurrah!”  (I’m covering my baby bump!  hehehe)

Chloe Medium in porcelain

Chloe Marcie

I was a bit skeptical before it actually arrived because I thought the white would be too “white”…but I love it!  The size is perfect – its the medium, which is quite sizeable.  Can you imagine how large the large size would be??

Ok ok…I had another “last hurrah”.  Reminds me of a rattan chair.  haha  I swear..this is the last! 🙂

Prada Basket Woven Pump in Tan

Now its time to focus on a diaper bag!

DiaperBags!

April 28, 2011

Congratulations ATQ!  Baby Girl!  Since NZA has been looking for a baby bag – we had been discussing how convenient LeSportsac bags were but nothing great to look at – well – problem solved!  Welcome LeSportsac x Joyrich! (grabbed pics from various blogs)

I think this quilted black patent one is pretty nice.  And really, they are so light and so handy – I am very happy with my polkadot nylon one 🙂  Check out more of their 2011 collection here.

B&B

April 19, 2011

Bedrest and Bags.

Okay – so this is my body’s way of punishing me and I am literally forced to rest.  My liver has gone all Rambo on me and I have to let it chill by not letting it work so hard.  So bed rest and tv and online shopping are the only things that I can literally do.  Hepa A is a bitch but I’m glad it’s curable.  Watch where you eat and always wash your hands, although I do that regularly, I guess I was just unlucky but I get the much needed rest I actually need.

I have been neglecting any form of arm candy because of all our house renovations but when this is finally over, I was thinking of “rewarding” myself (ya, for all the hard bedrest) with a Proenza Schouler.  I do love the PS1 Satchel but I really feel that it doesn’t fit me — so what do you think of this: PS1 Keep All Small textured-leather bag

Beauty isn’t she?  I think the small one is a good size for this style, the large looks like a weekender – beautiful too but way too big.  I think the two tone leather tote is cute too but too casual, beachy for the price I think…

As for my house project – hub says it looks great – furniture arrived  but I haven’t been allowed to go see…  the architect and hub seem happy with results so based on that, it should be coming along well… he sent pics of the living room – everything covered in plastic- he must think I wanted to use my imagination instead of seeing the actual place – hahaha.

I’ll keep you posted… well, what else can I do… sigh.

I am loving this and I’m sure you can see why

April 19, 2011

Jil Sander Market leather bag

Pick-me-up Tote

February 25, 2011

I just got the lightest tote in the world – it is really so cute… it was the perfect pick-me -up for this bag deprived girl 🙂 I think I’m going through shopping withdrawal… hehehe

Banana Republic Market Tote in Cognac

Crafted from high-quality buttery soft leather, our hold-all tote has virtually no hardware so that it’s incredibly lightweight. Versatile enough for carrying work files or weekend travel basics. Raw, pinking shear edges.

  • 100% Leather.
  • Imported.
  • Magnetic closure.
  • Inner pocket. Unlined.
  • Measures 15″ x 20″ x 4″. Handle drop: 9 1/2″.

It REALLY is incredibly light, like carrying tissue.  But, I must say, the leather does bruise easily but I think the distress adds charm to the bag.  Another cute detail is that it doesn’t look like a normal square tote when carried – since it is so soft, the sides turn in so it’s a whole new shape:  cell phone pic:

Great buy if you ask me 🙂

So, the reason why I’ve been shopping deprived or have limited my shopping to furniture and fixtures is that my forever renovations are finally coming to a close! My “minor” job turned into a 90% overhaul of our unit and after 5 months, it’s finally taking shape.

May I present, the hallway…

I should have taken before and after pics but oh well, just so happy it is finally, finally, finally coming together.  Hope I can show you new pics soon of everything. 🙂

LOVE…

February 14, 2011
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VBH Brera Double-Zip Satchel… love this!

I knew I wouldn’t be able to resist this…

January 31, 2011

I had been eyeing a TATA Bag…

 

but for the price, I was better off getting a real leather bag (this costs roughly $500.   Sorry, I would not fork over that amount for a canvas printed bag of a wanna be Birkin).  But when I saw these Banane Versions – hahaha!  I got such a kick out of it I gifted my sisters and my mom their own “Birkins” as well!

 

 

At least this version doesn’t have any pretense  and won’t even pretend that it could be the real thing from afar… the most it gets is a good laugh and stares from people.  My mom told me she never had so many people stop her and comment about a bag when she brought this out…(considering she just gifted herself a few months back with the LV Antheia —- BEEEYOOTIFOOOL I tell you and buttery soft!!! she got more compliments and stops from the Canvas wanne be Birkin 🙂 )

So, here is my first “Birkin” (and probably my only since I don’t think a Birkin  suits me really… I’d get the Kelly or the JPG before anything else- and IF I did get those,I wouldn’t have any money left over for a Birkin 😛 ) Please excuse the outfit  😛

 

Honey Caramel Banana Taipei Canvas Birkin

Funny this world is,  no?

“G” this bag is terrific!

January 11, 2011
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Happy New Year to all! All I wanted for Christmas (aside from a healthy baby and safe delivery of course) was this baby and I am so thrilled I finally got one 🙂 Say hello to my very own terracotta G bag 🙂 I haven’t switched bags since getting her and she is definitely everything you guys she would be and more. Another beauty to pass on to my girls.

Christmas Bling!

December 18, 2010
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I’ve been obsessing over jewelry lately… my jeweler friend Elena had really beautiful cuffs and rings for her holiday collection 🙂

Here are some that I was able to snatch!  Leather cuff with sliders (I think the stones are Citrine, rose quartz and blue topaz)

This is seen as a pendant but you can remove it from the necklace and insert this on the leather cuffs as well… so cute!

Stackable rings!

here it is on…. Sorry – phone pic!

 

…And my newest favorite, bought on a whim but I couldn’t resist, I love it!  This picture doesn’t do it justice but I hope you can see why I love it… it’s in WG and diamond pavé.

Merry Christmas everyone!!!

It’s about time

December 17, 2010
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So she’s finally arrived…I was stalking FedEx for the past couple of days getting more impatient by the minute.  So this is the mini Luggage tote in camel.  The color is kind of interesting.  When I first received it, it appeared almost gray..then I took a photo, it looks more like camel.  Regardless, I love it.  Its so light!!  Merry Christmas to me:)

 

On its way…

December 15, 2010
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Little preview of what’s coming.  According to FexEx, she is arriving tomorrow…  I’ve had to wait over a month for this little lady.  I will post more photos when she arrives.

Celine Mini Luggage - Camel

Finally found my Designer Tote!

December 8, 2010

So you’d be happy to know that I DID manage to get the anya hindmarch ballet bag (it’s adorable! plan to start Maya’s ballet classes in jan… and yes, one upside of being able to ship things to amsterdam now!)… and finally, after how-long-ago-was-that-when-I-was-looking-for-my-designer-tote, I’ve found my designer tote… in the strict lv neverfull/goyard st. louis type of tote that i was looking for…Gucci turned out to be my saviour…

Gucci Craft Tote

Psst! why you all so quiet?

December 7, 2010
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Wow, it’s been awhile….

I know, Life caught up with me – stress at work, over training for the NYC Marathon and having the worst experience during  race day (although I am glad to have finished despite the dismal time).  I haven’t been shopping – well, not in full force anyway 😉

So, let me give you peek at my one and only bag purchase for the second half of this year – actually , hub got it for our 10th year anniv… Drum roll please…

I absolutely love this bag!  He bought it while we were in the Taipei airport on our way to L.A.  It is so handy, so functional and it can carry so much – I will never will travel with any other bag again – this is hands down the best (for me).  The leather is so smooth and soft!  I was actually looking at a Nylon bag and on our way to the counter to pay for it, this little baby whispered my name and as I glanced over at her –  I fell in love  🙂  She was so beautiful on the shelf!  I love this bag!  I’ll post pics though of the actual bag later 🙂

In the meantime, here are more pics (I’m in good company 🙂 ):

So, what else have I been up to.. just renovations, renovations and more renovations.  I have had to really watch my expenses because our budget was just blown way out of proportion.  Of course I know I will have a beautiful place in the end but wow, costing an arm, leg and all toes (mine, my husband’s and my daughter’s!)  I hope to show you pics of our place soon –

Are you all secretly keeping your new finds???  expose them now 🙂 I’m baaack 🙂

A Happy Ending to the Boot Search…

October 16, 2010
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After buying, returning, buying, and returning the Margiela boots, I told myself no more online shopping for tall boots.  Its just too difficult with my short legs. 

So last weekend, I did some stretches and went out for some good ol’ fashioned shopping.  (Dragged the hubs with me too!  He usually gives me honest opinions as opposed to the sales associates who just tell me everything looks “fabulous”! )  It wasn’t so difficult cause I had an idea of what I was looking for – wedged or thick heeled (not too chunky) boots that were COMFORTABLE.

After 1 min in the Saks shoe department, I found them.  I tried them on, swiped the credit card, and they were mine.  If only all shopping was always this easy.  These boots are very similar to ICB’s Prada boots..these are just tall and brown suede.  I can’t wait to wear them this weekend (once the rains are gone!) 🙂

Prada Suede Wedge Boot

So Kelly Wanna Be

October 6, 2010

I know some of you have Valextra on their wish list – do you like the Valextra B-Cube Bucket Bag? Doesn’t it remind you of  an Hermes So Kelly? (grabbed the pic off BagSnob)

I’ve Meshed you, Bal!

October 6, 2010

I know I’ve been MIA but trust me, I have good reason… but, I found a few minutes today to browse through a few shopping sites.

I don’t know what it is, I just always find myself drawn back to Balenciaga…  Since I’m preparing for my trip with baby in tow – won’t this make a good no fuss travel bag?

Balenciaga Nylon Mesh Bag – I have been so out of the loop I don’t even know the style name – I’ve been avoiding TPF (well, not by choice, I’ve just been soooooooo busy, I haven’t had the time to relax and breathe).

So, what do you think?

Birkin wanna be?

September 22, 2010
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So, I’ve been seeing a bag through various blogs that has totally caught my eye.  Its the Celine (not the Manila brand.  haha) Boston Tote.  I think its so me 🙂  It comes in various colors (red, orange – my fave, black, brown) and leathers (python -my other fave!, croc).  I would love to get the orange or python in the smaller size (the model is carrying a large) – but do you think it looks too much like a Birkin wanna be?  Would love to have one as a marathon present.  🙂  ICB – you in?  hahah

Celine Boston Bag (Blue/Canvas)

Celine Boston Tote - Orange

 

Celine Boston Tote - Python

Fall is in the air part deux!

September 18, 2010
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So here I was minding my own business, eating some lunch, then all of a sudden I was interrupted by an email from yoox.com “Additional 20% of all Maison Margiela!”  What?!?  So here I go..navigating to yoox.com.

Before I knew it, I had these boots in my “cart” and I was clicking the purchase button.  I hope they fit!  cross your fingers.  The sale is going on till Sept 19.  (go go go!)  I’ll update my post when they arrive! 🙂

Margiela Tall Wedged Textured Boots

*EDIT*

So the boots arrived, they were the wrong size.  The box had the right size written on it, the boots inside were the wrong size.  I sent them back.  I re-ordered these boots and another pair of margiela wedges.  Same boots but black and untextured.  (Figured I needed black as well).  They came..they were the right size, but the leg areas were too too big.  I looked like I was wearing moon boots so I sent them back.  I’m 0 for 3.  The search continues…

Fall is in the air..

September 11, 2010
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First of all, I would like to apologize to Ferry.  “Ferry, I am sorry for booting your sticky from the top of this blog…but I just got a new pair of shoes that I have to post..” 🙂

So, with fall rapidly approaching, I’ve been making a list of the items that I want to buy for fall..a military inspired coat, comfy black wedged boots (eyeing the Pradas), etc…etc..  One of the items on the list was a pair of open toed booties.  I know I bought a pair last season, but I love them so much, I wanted another.  Specifically, something funkier as opposed to refined.  I initially was searching for a wedge so I would be able to walk around in them….then I came across these..

With pants...

They were almost what I was looking for and they are pretty inexpensive (even better!).   yay!