Sunday, October 25, 2009

Plenty Of Reasons Why I Should Refrain From Shopping For The Next 30 Days

I must try my very best to be on my best behavior for the next 30 days. Not necessarily a ban but more like thinking ahead. For one, sale season will be in full swing 30 days from today. If I can conserve now, I can let loose then. Although I plan on not spending money for the next 30 days, I already have 4 purchases lined up for December. Again, another reason to conserve now. I can think of a couple other reasons but you get the idea. So in honor of 30 days sans new shoes, here is a long overdue post in honor my most recent purchases:

1. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE CL, LOOOOOOOOOOVE my shoes, LOOOOOOOOOVE CL Love Strass pumps in black suede:

Its really hard to capture the wow factor of these shoes with a camera. These are gasp out loud shoes. Well, at least I gasped when they arrived at my front door. I need more strass in my life...I need a money tree, I need CL to bring the prince of strass down by about $1000.

2. Business out front, party in the back. Rock and Republic Nika pumps in fuchsia suede:

I was a bit late to the game. When everyone else was going gaga over CL Mad Marys, I wasn't so into them. Now that they're just about extinct, I had to go and try on DZ's Mad Marys and fall in love. Its extremely hard to find a pair on ebay that are unworn and when you do, they'll cost you no less than $900 (probably more since used pairs even sell for $900...). I dont know if I like them that much. In any case, Red Carpet Fashion Awards did a piece on the Nika pumps a few weeks ago and of course I had to get myself a pair. These shoes are fierce by their own right and they cost a couple hundred dollars less than the Mad Marys. I didn't even know R&R made shoes! They seem to be getting pretty darn popular too.

3. Maggie, oh're finally mine!!! CL Maggie pumps in lavender and navy suede:

You know when you see a pair of shoes and you think "I MUST HAVE THOSE!!!" and then you look at the price tag and you think "Okay, maybe not" but then you go through weeks of torture obsessing over the shoes until you finally break down and hand over the cash just so you can get a good nights rest?? Yea, thats what happened when I met Maggie. I dont regret spending the money though. Not at all. Just the thought of her in my closet makes me smile :)

4. I am now a proud owner of the famous Alaia shoe box thanks to these gorgeous lizard and suede Alaia pumps:

Between you and me, I actually like the Lanvin boxes way better than the Alaia ones. Very intricate but also a hassle to open and close. These shoes though are amazing.

5. CL multicolor glitter NPs:

The Knights Templar have their Holy Grail and we CL addicts have ours. For almost every CL fanatic, either the Mad Mary or multicolor NPs or both will be on your list of Holy Grail CLs. Holy Grail because they are no longer made, extremely hard to find, and you are willing to pay an obscene amount of money for if you're ever so lucky to find a pair. These, my friends, are my Ultimate Holy Grail CLs. I owe DZ a huge THANK YOU for picking these up for me. Love them. Absolutely love them. So does everyone else. I've only worn these once and I can't even tell you how many compliments I received that day.

6. CL metallic grey Ron Rons:

I think I may actually like grey more than black. It goes with everything that black goes with but it pops way more. I had been searching high and low for grey patent Rolandos but these do the job just fine. Out of all the shoes in this post, these have been worn the most.

7. CL tan Wall St. MJs:

I think of my friend HS when I look at these shoes. Simply adorable.

8. CL Miss Fred:

I dont know why but these just scream HOLIDAY SEASON to me. Too bad its 80 degrees in So Cal. These would be perfect Bay Area shoes. I need to make time to visit, I miss Union Square during the holidays and I miss my friends...its been way too long :(

I spent a small fortune on these shoes but honestly, these might be some of the best I own.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


RP messaged me yesterday just to remind me that I haven't posted shoe pics since last Wednesday. First of all, good to know I have male fans (LOL). Second of all, I'm lame, I know :P The good news: if I stay on schedule, I will be free by next month. The bad news: in order to ensure that I'm free by the first week of November, these next few days will be very, very hectic. This translates into no time for taking pictures or blogging. However here are some quick updates:

- Since my last shoe post (I believe it was the green watersnake Altadamas and black Pigalles), I've added 8 (+1 on order) more shoes to my collection. That comes out to be about 4 pairs a month.

- Since freaking out about Chanel Cruise 2010, I've managed to put down a deposit to secure a red caviar maxi and begged 4 different SAs to call me as soon as the blue caviar comes in - its incredible how desperate I am to give out my cc info these days. I'm probably going to call more places just to make sure I'm on as many lists as possible. I've also been debating whether or not I should just take a chance with the blue lambskin. Pros: I can guarantee I will get it if I put down a deposit and the color is suppose to be even more amazing in lambskin. Cons: Chanel lambskin is infamous for scratching even before you get to use it and its much harder to clean.

- One more month before the start of sale season!! I must try my very best to be good until then.

- I wore my black Pigalles to work today:

Hurt like a bitch. Also a bit big so I padded them up as soon as I got home. Probably wont be wearing these very often. Shame cus they're so pretty. I tried on the 100s over the weekend and they were incredibly comfortable. Stupid 120s.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Its pouring here today. I love rainy days but only when I dont have to go anywhere. When I do have to venture out in the rain, I like to stick to jeans and my YSL Jeanne pumps. These have been used and abused and they need to be taken in soon for some new soles. They come with a removable ankle strap but I dont think I've ever worn it that way. I was looking for loafer pumps at the time but ended up with these because 1. the loafer pumps were sold out in my size and 2. the SA sold these to me for sale price even though they weren't marked down :) I've only really worn these with jeans but thinking about it now, I think I could easily dress them up too.

Sig Alert is telling me that there is actually no traffic right now. My cue to leave!! Stay dry!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Miss Fred

I realized yesterday I dont take enough pictures for this blog :( I'm hoping I wont be as busy next month but for sure by December, I'll have more free time on my hands. Until then, I'll try to snap daily (or as often as I can...) photos of my shoes via my handy dandy iPhone :)

It finally rained today. I hate driving in it but we sure as heck need it. The gloomy weather gave me an excuse to wear my Miss. Fred Tacco boots with some new tights I picked up over the weekend. These are about a 1/2 size too big but DZ and I were just talking this afternoon about how boots, booties, and oxfords are more forgiving if they are too big for slippage because you're all zipped/tied/strapped in! You cant really see it because of the poor photo quality, but these have a gold specchio heel and trim. Gives it a "holiday"

Monday, October 12, 2009

Happy Fugly Monday!!

I saw the most amazing pair of blue Versace pumps on display yesterday at SCP. It took a lot of will-power to walk away from them. I was looking for them online just now and realized, I hardly ever check out Versace handbags. A few seconds later, I realize why. They're all fugly. Like "OMG, thats really ugly" fugly.

I'm pretty sure you can find something similar at your local dollar store for about $2500 less.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Get This And Thank Me Later

I'm a girly girl. Not the worst kind but I'm not ashamed to say I could spend hours upon hours in Sephora and it is my dream to own EVERYTHING inside :) For that reason, I normally never go in cus I know I'll end up buying random things that I'll never use. I've been meaning to pick up a new concealer so today I decided to allow myself to do some harmless browsing. I didn't do too much damage but I'll admit, I was this close to buying all of the Urban Decay eye shadows. My hands were a glittery mess. In any case, I digress. I'm writing this post to tell all of you to go out and get the cream eyeliner by Urban Decay. I saw a makeup guru on Youtube use this product and was curious to try it out for myself. I was scared that it would be hard to put on but lord, I've been missing out. This stuff is magical. Goes on dark and smooth - AND its much, much easier to put on than liquid. However, I can see this smudging if you have oily skin. I'm tempted to go back and grab all of the colors it comes in. I'm also tempted to go back and get a few more shades of eyeshadow :)

Friday, October 9, 2009


I'm not sure whats wrong with me. Chanel Cruise 2010 has me going crazy. Chanel S/S 2010 is also pretty ridiculous (purple, anyone??). In any case, three of my Chanel purses are non-flaps. They were the first three Chanels I bought. Since then, I've only purchased Classic flaps and Reissues. Not that I dont like my other three purses but they're somewhat dated. Especially my Cambon tote. I had vowed to stick with flaps since they end up being the better investment but for some reason, I just got the urge to get a GST...

I'm not exactly sure why I'm all of a sudden loving the GST. The good news: while not at the same level as a Classic flap or Reissue, the GST is a Chanel staple that is available every season so I dont have to worry about it being dated. Oh yea, its also cheaper so yay for saving money. I just hope I dont end up collecting GSTs AND flaps cus that wouldn't be so cute for my bank account...

Kitty Couture

Its always nice to know that I'm not the only crazy cat lady out there. Its even better when you find people like the designers behind United Bamboo who are so cat crazy, they made cat versions of their new RTW collection. Sadly, these cute little frocks are not actually available for sale. They were made for the United Bamboo 2010 calender.

A few things come to mind when I look at this. 1. SO CUTE!!! 2. Libby and Olivia would rock these outfits 3. How in the world did they get the cats to wear these outfits?!?

My cats own a total of 2 sweaters. While they LOVE playing in my closet, they absolutely hate it when I try to put anything on them. I gave up on buying clothes, Halloween costumes, and collars for them a long time ago. However, Libby has recently taken a liking to my morning make-up routine. I think shes finally growing up :)

Olivia, on the other hand, still needs a bit more time...

What I Hate, What I love

I hate the Chanel Coco Cocoon line.

I'm not a big fan of Lily Allen either. However, I will admit that she looks very pretty in the campaign photos. Other than that, hates it. The puffy jacket look is okay if you are a teenage boy circa 1998. Puffy jacket look is not okay if you are a $2500 handbag. Also, can we make a pact to forever banish purses made from nylon??

I love the Mulberry Alexa.

I cannot wait for this bag to hit boutiques. Yes, it looks like the PS1 but I love the vintage feel of the Alexa. I'm also hoping that its a bit cheaper than the PS1 :P I'm usually not too keen on colors from the brown family but the Alexa looks just wonderful in oak.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

I Lie, Damnit

Okay, I'm a big fat liar. It didn't take a week for me to fall in love with another pair of shoes. It took about 20 mins. Damnit. I never noticed these Gucci oxfords until tonight. Saks has them but in a weird red color combo. Probably why I didn't pay attention earlier. Anyhow, the all black version is um, calling to me. Much like every other thing in this world. Sigh. My SCP list is getting long...

1. Chanel
2. Bal
3. Return pants at BR
4. H&M for a quick look :)
5. Gucci
6. Use all my will power and skip CL
7. A little YSL wouldn't hurt...


I am a failure when it comes to shopping bans. I decided today to forever ban shopping bans from my life. This past weekend, I silently went on a shopping ban. I told myself to be good for the rest of the year. I told myself to get something nice for my birthday and maybe a few deals during sale season but nothing else. Well, with Chanel Cruise 2010 hitting stores next month (at this point, it would be in my interest if it hit in early Dec instead of Nov...), that plan has officially gone out the window. One word to describe Chanel Cruise 2010: POW! I had seen the look book back in August when I was picking up my Maxi but those pictures are always so tiny. I finally saw some of the trunk show pictures today and ZOMG, I nearly died. THE COLORS, ITS ALL ABOUT THE WONDERFUL, VIBRANT COLORS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The blue...I cannot write/gush/say enough about the blue. I dont even care if I have yet to use my Fall 09 Navy Maxi, I'm getting my hands on the Cruise '10 Bleu Roi, so help me God. To make matters worse, the Cruise '10 red is also delicious. It will also be available in patent. I DIE!!! I'm hoping I wont like the red in person...since my ideal red is the deep Fall 09 red, please let it be the bright red that everyone else loves! If that ends up being the case, I'll be safe with just getting the Bleu Roi :) If I end up liking the red as well...I'm screwed. '10C will also have a yellow. Most people are saying its a bit too bright but from pictures, it looks preeeeettty. However, I must focus on my priorities: BLUE AND RED...then green, teal, yellow, fuschia, purple!!

On top of the Chanel madness, Balenciaga Spring 2010 is also scheduled to hit boutiques next month. Again, ITS ALL ABOUT THE COLORS. I can't even decide which colors I want. I know I want another Twiggy but I've also been playing around with getting something a bit bigger. If I do end up getting the Bleu Roi, I think I'll probably go with something in the green family from Bal.

LET THE SA STALKING BEGIN!!! Stopping by SCP is my top priority this weekend :)

The one good thing?? As of today, I am okay with the shoes. Buuuut, knowing me...that'll probably change within a week. I've been holding out on posting my new shoe purchases because I keep meaning to do one ginormous collection post. I'm having issues with finding time to take pictures but I'll try my bestest to get this post in ASAP :)

Sunday, October 4, 2009


You know how certain people buy things just because they are of a certain brand name? I'm kinda like that cept I dont buy certain things because they are of a certain brand name. I have a weird aversion to handbags by shoe designers. Of course, some design houses are just better in one area than they are in other areas. Fendi and Gucci, for example, kick ass in the RTW but get big, fat F's when it comes to handbags. However, lets imagine the day when Fendi and/or Gucci finally come to their senses and design a fabulous purse. If it was to my liking, I would buy it immediately. The same cannot be said for Christian Louboutin and Jimmy Choo. I would drop upwards of $1500 for shoes by CL and JC but as right now, I would never, ever consider getting a purse from them. Lets take a moment to ponder at the following examples:

Mona tote by Jimmy Choo

Pillow Satchel by CL

Both purses are around $2000, both purses are decent in design, both purses are by designers famous for their shoes, both purses I would never spend money on. But if I take into consideration that most designers start off specializing in one area and through the years, branch out into different arenas, shouldn't I give them the benefit of the doubt? Shouldn't I trust that eventually CL and JC will make a name for themselves outside of shoes? I guess I could but I'm just not willing to risk the money. If I spend $2000 on a purse, I want it to be a classic. I want $2000 to be spent on something that has already been proven to be able to withstand the ever-changing whims of fashion. $2000 on a CL with zippers or $2000 on a hand-weaved BV? The answer is obvious to me.

Friday, October 2, 2009


Theres something about diamonds that makes me salivate. I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one. Anyhow, my dad always gives me a hard time about spending my money on purses, shoes, and dresses. He says for one, I have enough to last me awhile and for another, I should stop spending money on items that go down in value. I've argued that some items actually increase in value but hes pretty much settled on the fact if there is an increase, it'll be slight and hence, still not worth it. In attempt to make him proud, I've decided to forgo getting a new purse (I had been debating between a Chanel Jumbo and a Nancy Gonzalez croc) for my bday and instead, treat myself to some diamond jewelry. The Tiffany's Flower Ring is calling to me:

I think I will answer the call.

I Cry

Sad, sad tears because I dont have $5000 to spare on this B E A U T I F U L Valentino 360 in Black Paillettes:

I dont care so much for the bow but God, this bag is painful for me to look at. Painful in a good way. Why $5000 for a bag made of sequins?? Time is money, so imagine how long it must've taken for each piece to be sewed on individually. Yes, still very expensive but you cannot deny the quality and craftsmanship. Unfortunately, no matter how much I get this bag and its hefty price tag, $5000 would be better saved for a Birkin or jewelry.

Peekaboo! I See You!...You Ugly Purse, You!

Is anyone else bored with the current selection of purses out right now?? I sure am. No fear, the Fendi Skunk fur Peekaboo Roll bag is here to save the day. I mean, the name alone should make you tremble in excitement. Skunk fur?? Yes, please, sign me up.

Boring, it is not. Ugly, it is. Its not just ugly, its REALLY, REALLY ugly. I think this bag wins for THE ugliest bag ever designed, ever made, ever sold. I'm thinking of drafting a petition to ask Fendi to quit it with the ugly designs. Let me know if you would like to sign :)

*Edit: Okay, I lie. This Prada ties for THE ugliest bag ever designed, made, and sold: