Wednesday, October 9, 2013

HOTHOUSE FLORAL

Hello my fellows bloggers. Yes, I'm alive. I need a huge favor. If anyone finds them self at a J.Crew factory store this weekend, please try on the Hothouse floral blouse. I missed it on the retail side, so I'm very excited that the outlet has released it. Please give an accurate description. Thank you



Tuesday, August 6, 2013

PANDORA'S BOX

I have been on the ultimate search for the perfect handbag. This search has been going on for a year a half now. At first I thought I wanted the Chloe Marcie bag (Large), but when I realized it didn't have a shoulder strap, I was done. Then I thought I loved the Philip Lim Satchel, but when it arrived, it was a hot mess. It reminded me of those old school men's leather briefcases with a shoulder strap attached. It was so square and clumsy. Finally,I think I've got it. I happened to stumbled onto this bag when I was in Barneys a couple of weeks ago (the day I was buying my first pair of Chanel sandals, but that's another post. Hehe !!!) I haven't spent any money this summer on clothing, so I took the leap. What can I say ? When we had that wicked heat wave in New York,  I spent one of my Saturdays in the Barney shoe section (Summer Warehouse sale), trying to soak up all the free air conditioning I could. In the end, that turned out to be some really expensive air conditioning, but I digress. I decided to hit the handbag section before I left the store. There it was .....instantly I fell in love. This bag has one handbag strap, which I thought was very strange, but it was actually very comfortable. It didn't fall off my shoulder, like I thought it would. The kicker was the long shoulder strap which allows you wear it like a messenger.  That sealed the deal !!!!!!!!! I've slated the purchase of this bag for the week before Christmas. My lovely boyfriend has decided to buy this bag for me, but I have to wait until Christmas.
I CAN WAIT :)  

Isn't she gorgeous !!!!!!!!!!! It's the GIVENCHY Pandora in Washed leather.





HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND !!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

THE TRAP

Hi everyone. I hope everyone has been enjoying the summer (minus the heatwave we endured for about 3 weeks in NYC). I wanted to touch on a subject that I have spoken about before, "The Trap". I've been spending the summer cleaning out my closet, because I fell into this trap many times in the last two years. What is the Trap ? Let me start by saying that I read many blogs. During my down time, I love to grab a glass of wine or Caramel Macchiato, sit outside with my Ipad and just read. While reading these blogs, I would always see a cute outfit or accessory, next thing you know the credit cards were out and a confirmation number sent to my email. I purchased things never asking myself the usual questions. Is this a good fit for my body type ? Do I really need this ? Do I really need this? (Yes, I always ask this question twice). Hence, the TRAP !!!!!!!! I have to admit, this Spring and Summer I have been really good. I only purchased the following items:
J.Crew Golden Pineapple linen tee
3 Linen tees from Zara
J.Crew Havana clutch
J.Crew Linen Baseball sweater
Old navy Ombre Maxi dress
And last 2 pairs of Luxury sandals (good prices I feel)

NOT SO BAD, RIGHT ????

Have you fallen victim to THE TRAP ????

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

LEAFING TOWN NECKLACE

I really like this necklace, but it's completely out of stock. It looks good on and it's a decent price. I'm sure this will look lovely with a strapless dress or any outfit. Please help me campaign so that Modcloth can restock this beautiful necklace. Hit this link and tell them that you "NEED IT"

Click here - http://www.modcloth.com/shop/necklaces/leafing-town-necklace





Wednesday, June 5, 2013

CHEATING

I said I would do a post when something excites me, so here I am. I never thought I would cheat on J.Crew, but I did. On my last trip into Manhattan, I went into a ZARA store. This store always scared me, because of the European sizing. I did a closet overhaul and got rid of some unused clothing. So I decided to fill in my summer wardrobe with linen and silks. I find these fabrics very airy and light.  During the summers I'm really a hot mess, so I'm looking for fabrics that breathe.
I found the most awesome linen/cotton blend t shirts in Zara and they come in 20 different colors. They go great with everything and anything. I purchased 5 colors. You should check it out, you won't regret it. Click here




Last, keep Jeannie from Colorful Corporate in your prayers. Please see the sad news on Gigi's blog. Gigi is doing a donation for the family. Anything you can do would be appreciated.

Monday, April 22, 2013

NOT GOODBYE, MORE LIKE SEE YOU LATER

Hi Everyone. Yes, I'm still alive. I just have a bit of Blogger burnout, so I've decided to take a break for a while. I will still read your blogs and leave comments to stay in touch. You may even see a post occasionally, if something excites me. I just need to take a breather and attend to my household. Like I said, I will still continue to read your blogs and leave some love in the comment sections.

See you later.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

VISION EXPO NYC


When people think of fashion, they think of clothing mostly. Eyewear has always been a big part of fashion, both RX and sunwear. People are expressing themselves more and experimenting with eyewear. It can really pull an outfit together.




I worked for a well known eyewear company for 9 years and loved every minute of it.  I had the opportunity to attend the Vision Expo last Saturday at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan. I got to catch up with old co-workers, sales people, as well as eyeing the newest trends in eyewear. For people who wear prescription frames, there are some exciting trends out right now. I saw alot of Ombre frames, two tones and frost colors. The shapes were pretty much the same, but some companies have obtained some exciting new designers such as Celine, McQueen and Jimmy Choo.
I was excited that my former comany (Luxottica Eyewear) obtained the license to manufacture frames for Giorgio Armani again ( Giorgio and Emporio ). I can't wait to see the new and exciting things they have planned for that line.






 I try to be impartial, but Luxottica's sunwear designs for Chanel, Tiffany, Prada, Rayban and Bvlgari are always top of the line.









Safilo (another eyewear company) did a fashion show this year, which incorporated Designer apparel with eyewear. And ...... the fashion show was emcee'd by none other than Carson Lee Kressley. I tried to get pictures, but I did too much socializing and elbow rubbing to get any. I hope you enjoy the ones I did get.







Monday, March 18, 2013

KIEHLS MUSK 1921


When it comes to fragrance, I'm a very basic person. I prefer oils over sprays. I'm also old school with my choice of fragrance. I love musks, amber, vanilla, lavendar, dewberry, etc.

Some of my favorite musks are:

Abdul Kareem Egyptian Musk Oil
A favorite of Caroline Bessette Kennedy and very hard to find. I believe Charlotte Vale Allen is the only official seller of this musk. I purchased a bottle of this last year.




Jovan Musk
This is my drugstore favorite. I remember wearing this in the 8th grade and thinking I was grown. (Does anyone remember that ? I'm dating myself right now.)




Recently, I have found that Kiehls makes an awesome musk oil. You can purchase it in Spray or Oil roller ball. I'm more partial to the roller ball, because I find oils are stronger and more authentic. I didn't like the price for such a small rollerball, but the smell is mesmerizing and lasts all day.







Spray version

What is your signature fragrance ? Do you like oil or spray ?

Friday, March 15, 2013

THINGS THAT MAKE ME HAPPY FRIDAY !!!!



              THAT I DON'T HAVE KICKBOXING
                              TONIGHT

                                (MY INSTRUCTOR ALMOST KILLED ME LAST NIGHT)


                                  HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

SWEATSHIRTS

For the last 3 years, sweatshirts have been making a comeback. Back in the day, sweatshirts never saw the light of day, unless you were a man playing touch football on a Sunday. Now retailers have made it cool to wear sweatshirts for work, play and even as evening wear. The tomboy in me, jumps in the air, clicking my heels. To me sweatshirts are the best !!!!!!!!! Here are some of my favorite sweatshirts.

Also check out how Ina dressed up her sweatshirt today.



J.Crew Studio Sequin sweatshirt



J.Crew Lace Print sweatshirt as evening wear.
Picture borrowed from Thankfifi (great blog !!!!)




J.Crew Embellished sweatshirt




J.Crew Short Sleeve sweatshirt




J.Crew Cashmere Isabel sweatshirt




J.Crew Funnelneck sweatshirt





AS YOU CAN SEE I'M A J.CREW SWEATSHIRT FAN.
HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT SWEATSHIRTS ?