Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Good to Be Home!

We had an amazing time in Paris and after 7 days we were ready to get back home. Today was my first day back to work and I carried my new Furla Papermoon that Dean got me for my birthday. 



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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Stromae - Papaoutai

This music video came on TV today and I just had to share it with you- it is so unbelievably creative and innovative. The main hook is 'Dad, where are you" but you will get the gist just from the emotions and movements. C'est formidable!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Bonjour Le Monde!

Arrived in Paris on Saturday afternoon and here are some of the highlights so far!

View from the Galleries Lafayette

Rooftop at Galeries Lafayette

Dean drooling over the Bugatti Veyron


Dean and I on the Champs Elysee overlooking the Eiffel Tower
Seth takes in the view
Full moon over Paris- Midnight view from our hotel
Cafe-hopping
L'Open Tour Bus

Friday, July 19, 2013

Starting Our Trip!

Today's the big day that we leave for Paris! We're super excited and I had my first big surprise when the shuttle arrived and instead of the standard bus, Dean had hired us a private car with VIP service. He also upgraded our seats to the additional legroom row so our flight should be nice and relaxing. All in all, I'm being very spoiled!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Single-Pose Supermodel?

 Have you noticed how I have  one go-to pose? I guess all my years of watching America's Next Top Model taught me nothing. I tried to adjust my Gloria Vanderbilt jacket here but ended up looking like I was scratching my bottom....oh well. Thank goodness I was able to get some shape back in my Michael Kors Grayson with the help of the ingenious base shaper
Aha!! Here's a different pose!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Mia Cotone Dust Bags

I recently discovered Mia Cotone's website where she sells dustbags and id tags for said dustbags. After debating for a few weeks I finally decided to jump in and placed an order. My dustbags were making it hard to figure out which bag was which as well as becoming a slouchy mess. So, I ordered some bags and extra id tags and this is what my bags look like now:

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I printed out pictures of my bags in miniature and inserted them in the tags and now I can easily tell which bag is which. 

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Prints on Color

I'm in love with my jacket from Eloquii which is surprisingly lighter (in weight) than it appeared on the website and is a great spring/summer wardrobe item. I threw a red shell underneath to break away from my usual black and have on my zip detail skirt from Eloquii (yes, I also have it in yellow and pink). With such classic lines I had to add my Michael Kors Hamilton East-West bag and Trotters kitten heels. This look was wrinkle-free all day so I looked put together even on my drive home. 

Monday, July 8, 2013

What's in My Bag- Fendi Edition

A while ago I played 'what's in my bag' and showed you what I was toting around in my bag (back then, Miche). Since then I've made a few adjustments to what's in my bag: My wallet, makeup bag and Tab 7.7 are my staples. Since my makeup bag is larger, I can fit more of my odds and ends in there which keeps me down to the bare minimums.


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Glamour shot of my Fendi collection

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Sprucing Up My Closet


I'm on a self-imposed shopping ban for a bit and decided to spend some time beautifying my closet. Dean found an old mirror in the attic so I propped it onto a shelf and have my perfumes showcased by it.


I've been meaning to do something with the bags and boxes I've accumulated so I finally cleared the junk from my top shelf and made a display area:

I have another OCD goal of getting hanging ID tags with descriptions for each of my bags so I can identify them in their sleepers.

Up in the high shelf I store my 'naughty items'- A few costumes and showy lingerie. Let's just call this Dean's favorite section of my closet: 


 I've just realized that I really need to put the black cling paper on my upper shelf for uniformity.. ah, one of these days I'll get up there. 

Friday, July 5, 2013

Photobombed on Casual Friday

Well, it happened again. Here I am working hard to give you the full effect of my outfit (sheer tunic, tunic belt as headband, black leggings and Coach handbag) and back there my little fellow is goofing off and doing his own modeling! His camoflage shirt doesn't really match his swim trunks and water shoes but it's splash day at his daycare.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy July 4th!


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Fendi B Bag....The Last Bag I'll Ever Need? (Yeah, right!)

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Cue dramatic music- this is HUGE. I treated myself to an obscene gift of the much lusted after Fendi B Bag in Marrone. If I have to carry one bag for the rest of my life (and frankly, it may come to that) then this would be the one. It's a rich patent brown that looks striking but can be worn daily without drawing too much attention. This is the medium so it isn't slouchy at all, but has great structure to it. I adore this bag, and had a generally good buying experience from Fashionphile.

Monday, July 1, 2013

My Budding Collection

Handbag Collection

My assortment of handbags is growing at what I can best describe as an alarming rate. I found several that I fell in love with and over a short period have spent a pretty penny on growing my collection. But, now that I have some basics, I will be slowing the pace down. I can comfortably match a bag to any of my outfits for a polished and put-together look.