Rose Champagne Lovin’

December 11, 2009

I’m convinced that shopping is a bad, bad addiction in all sorts of ways. When forgotten, you almost convince yourself you can live without it. When wrapped up in the essence of it, you can’t even begin to imagine life without the rush. That may be a little over the top, but I’m constantly finding myself caught up in huge waves of buy, buy, buy. I picked up a bevy of fun, fun goodies while visiting Norcal and have to share them all with you over the next few days!

Rose Champagne. So pretty. I’ve always loved Reiss–their pieces are stunningly beautiful and painfully pricey. I picked up this gorgeous Alonsio Weave Fold Over Clutch while shopping in SF this weekend and I’m absolutely in love with it. I’ve been looking for a going out clutch/wristlet and this doubles up as both! The detachable strap allows for easy transitioning between classy dinner dates and ridiculous nights out (we have to have some way of holding onto our bags while juggling those drinks, right?). The weaving is also a sweet contrast to the more standard clutches I’ve seen and the ones I already own. The best part is that the color is seriously unlike anything I’ve seen (it even photographs nicely!) and will be a perfect pop against a LBD or even as an addition to a bright colored frock! I picked this up at the Reiss store for $240, but ASOS has it for only $203!

If I hadn’t already done so much damage to my bank account last week, I would’ve desperately wanted to buy this pretty little skirt as well:

Reiss Silk Selena Twist Skirt ($186.97)

It reminds me of the Aaron Ashe skirt from¬†The White Dress Shop I’ve been eyeing! Oh well, maybe next time…¬†For now, my pretty little clutch will have to do. I’m so disgustingly in love with it that I might try to pull off taking it out on casual outings here and there.


Rebecca Minkoff West Coast Sample Sales

November 30, 2009

For all us West Coasters who are lusting after some Rebecca Minkoff goodies after reading Janice’s post on the NY sample sale, we’re in luck!

I’m going to be out of town this week so I won’t be able to make it out there until Saturday, but hopefully everyone else will be able to snap up some great finds before they’re all gone. I am reaaalllyyy hoping for a Morning After Bag so am super excited for this!!


In the Bag

March 6, 2009

What’s in the bag? See for yourself..

Yes this is the Hayden-Harnett Conrad bag from this post! I luurrrve it; it works both as a classic black bag for the office, AND dressy enough for meeting up with friends afterwards. The leather is super supple and soft (look at the shine on this baby!), and now I completely understand girls’ love affairs with purses and handbags because I am officially OBSESSED. This marks several milestones – my first HH, and my first black bag.

The lining is gorgeous! I love peeking into my bag.

Compared to other girls’ purses I’ve seen, I consider myself a light packer O.O Inside, I carry:

  • small notebook with weekly to-do list and for jotting down random notes, + pens
  • Lacoste wallet from Century 21
  • Longchamp makeup bag with 1) Prescriptives Virtual Matte pressed powder, 2) Lancome Juicy Tube in Fruity Pop, 3) MAC Hello Kitty lipgloss in She Loves Candy, 4) MAC SlimShine in Ultra Elegant, 5) Kiehl’s #1 lip balm, and 6) sample size of Prescriptives Virtual Matte foundation which are for emergencies but I’ve never used. I bet you can’t tell I love lip stuff =)
  • Neutrogena handcream
  • 3G iPhone (I waited 4 hours in line the 2nd day it came out)
  • elbow-length gloves to keep my phalanges warm, essential for NYC winter
  • earmuffs – useful in theory but I don’t like how they mess up my hair since they go around the head

Not shown but still in the picture is my Blackberry, which fits perfectly into the right external pocket, and my Metro card which lives inside the left outside pocket. When it comes to bags, I still need function in addition to fashion, so I love that this bag has so many pockets. Along with my building keycard and work keycard, sometimes I transfer my phone into the ingeniously magnetic (!) back pocket for easy access.

I must say, my first foray into the realm of purses was a success, and converted me into a believer.