Thursday, March 27, 2008
*Juicy Couture Cascading Ruffle Dress*
I'm not exactly a big fan of Juicy, actually I think I only own one other thing from Juicy, but I just couldn't resist those darn ruffles!
*Thread Social Bow Dress*
I've been wanting something from Thread Social for awhile now but never really felt like I could pull off any of their funky plaid designs. Yet, dontcha think this bow dress is so me?? The front is a bit boring but I LOVE the big bow on the back.
Okay now I'm REALLY going be on probation...no shopping until the end of May!
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
I've never been big on Manolos...their a bit too flat and strappy for me. However, I have a strong desire to run to Barneys and pick up these sandals. I will now exercise something called "self-control" because 1. I'm on shopping probation until further notice and 2. I've already told myself to focus my money on clothes instead of shoes and bags. *Sigh* The pain and suffering of being addicted to shopping...
Spend $250-500, get $25
Spend $500-1000, get $50
Spend $1000-2000, get $150
Spend $2000-3000, get $300
Spend $3000+, get $450
Now just use the logic I just provided and you should be able to figure out that what you earn back is not worth all you had to give in the first place. The lesson here ladies? Dont jump at every "deal" or everything thats given to you for "free"...most of the time, you're better off waiting for the bi-annual sales!
Monday, March 24, 2008
Louboutin designed 5 shoes for this exhibit and each shoe is featured in a photograph by David Lynch. While I understand these shoes are not meant to be sold or worn and are purely for the sake of art...aren't you also a little put off by the images?? I mean other than the fact that they're murder weapons, just the thought of a girl actually walking in these shoes screams Japanese horror flick *shudder* It also kinda reminds me of the White Stripes music video for Blue Orchid...also creepy...
me: so anyhoo
when i come out of my shopping probation
i've decided to try to avoid shoes and bags and go for clothes
DZ: omg...me too!
i realized it this weekend as i was dying in my bed
DZ: me too!
when i was doing my laundry
me: i realized i have nothing to go with my shoes and bags
DZ: i realized that i really need to invest in my clothes
me: well i do have dresses
but i want more clothes in general
and i realized
when i buy clothes i always think...no its too expensive
but buy shoes and bags in a heartbeat
so what i'm going to try to do is aim that money towards clothes
Sent at 10:46 AM on Monday
DZ: yeah, i realized that i always say "oh, i won't have anywhere to wear that to"
but when that times comes, i always end up with nothing to wear
so when do u get off of probation?
can i use this conversation in my blog?
While we do sort of sound like ditzy, spoiled brats...this is such a DZ and JJ conversation (and I assure you we aren't airheaded brats)! In closing I would just like to say that the two markers, in my opinion, of a good shopping buddy are:
1. Credible taste in style: Be real...you dont want someone with bad taste giving you pointers now do you??
2. Independent thinker with strong opinions: You want someone to tell you the truth. Dont trust the ones that tell you everything is cute cus thats basically impossible and I personally like to avoid the ones who dont have opinions of their own and just buy whatever you buy :P
Friday, March 21, 2008
Now I Am Breathing A Sigh Of Relief In These...
I think I've proven my point...I'll end the parade of fugly bags and move onto the clothes...
Compare the stripped shirt with the big ass "T" in the middle to the white "T"-less tunic dress below it. Which one is better?? I don't think you can argue with the fact that the big "T" is just flat out cheesy on clothes (and lets not even waste our time going back to the bags...). So my advice? Keep up the good work with the flats, avoid using your signature "T" on your clothing, and immediately halt all production and designing of handbags :)
Thursday, March 20, 2008
I've always loved ostrich purses and while I still want a white ostrich Birkin for my 35th birthday (gives me about 12 years to save up...HAH), I'm not as enamored as I once was. Some people find ostrich skin on the creepy side but I personally love the texture of those little dots :) I did some research and the "little dots" are the quill follicles and can be found on only a small portion of the body; the crown. The crown is where the neck of the ostrich meets the body and is the most commercially sought after area on the body. Ostrich purses usually start around $3000. Nuti is usually a great go-to designer when it comes to ostrich since the styles are great and the prices are even better.
I personally never really paid attention to stingray leather until I saw this gorgeous bag by Oscar de la Renta on the bagsnobs. The texture is what gets me. Not sure how much stingray bags usually run for but definitely something to keep an eye out for :)
Last But Definitely Not Least...CROCS!Crocs are my new obsession. If someone offered me a choice between a ostrich and a croc purse right now, I would pick the croc without hesitation. Nancy Gonzalez is synonymous with croc products and her prices are super reasonable, especially when compared with some of the other choices out there (ie. the $11K croc Zagliani purse). BUT, if you really want to splurge...go for Lana Marks...a croc clutch from Lana Marks has been my fantasy ever since high school and I'm still determined to own one before I die!! Okay I'll stop ranting about purses that go for thousands and thousands of dollars cus its not helping my shopping probation at all...
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Monday, March 10, 2008
The double metal chains, the original Mademoiselle lock, and the distressed leather signals the 2.55 that was released in February 1955. This is the original design by Coco Chanel for the purpose of freeing up her hands. This is a double flap bag, with the mini flap opening up on the inside of the bag (with the interlocking CC stitched onto the inside flap). The top flap has a zipper enclosure that was once used by Coco to store love letters. This design was brought back to life in 2005 and is now known as the 2.55 Reissue. It comes in sizes 224, 225, 226, and 227. When it first hit the runways in the fall of 2005, it instantly became one of the most sought after Chanel bags. Not only because it is the original design by Coco, but also because Chanel fanatics weren't sure just how long Karl was going to keep it around for. 3 years later, the Reissue is still going strong, though it is still more rare and more expensive than the Original Classic 2.55.
The interwoven leather chain, the caviar leather (though some are smooth leather), and the CC lock signals what is known as the Original Classic 2.55. These changes to the 2.55 were done in the years following its original release in 2.55. This is why I think I have a hard time understanding why the word "original" is in the name since this actually isn't the original design. Anyhow, the Original Classic 2.55's do not have an inside flap and the zipper compartment on the top flap is moved to the inside of the bag. Sizes for the Original Classic 2.55 include the small, medium, and jumbo.
Similarities between the two include the quilted pattern and the back compartment intended for easy access to extra cash.
Hope this finally clears up the confusion between the two :)
Saturday, March 8, 2008
So anyways, DZ and I decided to stop by the Chanel on Rodeo today just so we could inquire with the SAs if it was possible to order the metallic purple and blue Reissues. As soon as we walked in, DZ exclaimed "Oh my god they have it!" She later said she expected me to jump for joy and was surprised when I froze and just stared at her. I think it was a combination of shock, disbelief, joy, and terror. Shocked and in disbelief that we would find it in BH of all places. Overjoyed with the possibility that I could actually own a metallic purple Reissue. Terrified at the thought of my next credit card statement. I wont bore you with the details of my purchase but say hello to my newest and most prized purchase yet!!I cannot get over how gorgeous the purple is...can you just imagine this with one of my black dresses?!? The double chains also give this bag a more young/hip look than compared to the Classic 2.55. The inside of the bag is just as beautiful as the outside and I just adore the stiched interlocking C's.
Hands down, today was the bestest shopping day ever and I'm so happy to know that the shopping gods love me this much :)
Friday, March 7, 2008
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
DZ isn't so into purses and doesn't think she can spend "thousands of dollars on one" but I also know that she loves BV! So why not do a mini splurge and treat yourself to the BV Intrecciato Nappa Hobo?!? This isn't for "thousands of dollars, you'll only be spending a thousand and a half on it!! Its classic and will last her years and years and years :D
The wallet will probably be tricky since a wallet needs to be cute and also functional. However, I dont think you can go wrong with a Chanel wallet which has actually just recently moved up to the #1 spot on my MUST HAVE NOW list :)
Oops! How did this absolutely stunning Crocodile Satchel from Zagliani get in here?! Okay, yea I dont expect DZ to dish out $11K for this bag but I'm so in love with this bag right now I just had to stick in it here...
Monday, March 3, 2008
These Oxfords were from the Fendi Fall 07 collection and yay for me...were on sale for 50% off :) I'm still a little undecided on the heel (a bit too chunky and funky) but I think these would look super chic paired with a dress and some tights. DZ and I might go shopping again this weekend, this time in BH, so I can make a final decision on these shoes but for the meantime, they're resting peacefully in my closet. Oh yea, I'm also officially over silver flats :P