Blow Your Paycheck Friday: Marc Jacobs Quilting The Standard Bag
12/31/2010, 10:49 AM
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I LOVE Marc Jacobs handbags.  I am DYING for one for my birthday in May.  This classic quilted bag will last for many, many years:

Although this bag costs $1295 at Saks, it would be a lifetime investment.  And perhaps a family heirloom?  I mean, that makes it more than shopping, right?


What I’m Rocking: Leather Jacket and Aviators Kind of Day
12/30/2010, 10:49 PM
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I HAD to show you guys my new Michael Kors leather jacket that I bought myself on December 26th:

Black leather Michael Kors motorcycle jacket:  TJ Maxx – I scored this on clearance for $119 at a fab TJ Maxx in Omaha.  I will write more detailed posts on all of my pre-Christmas, Christmas and post-Christmas scores.  I really got hooked up!

Silver aviator sunglasses:  Random hoochie mama store at the mall – They were $4.  And I love them so much.  Good shape.  No cheek cutting means no line through my (very bright) blush!

Blue turtleneck tunic:  TJ Maxx – I got this a few falls ago.  I love it – soft and longish length.

Dark blue denim leggings:  Old Navy – These Denim The Rock Star leggings changed my life back in October.  I scooped up three pairs on Black Friday and wore them all on my Nebraska trip!

Black leather wedge boots:  DSW – I got these the day after Christmas back in 2007.  And I still love them.

Metallic green snakeskin embossed Michael Kors purse:  Michael Kors Outlet at Sawgrass Mills – I think it was on clearance for $69.  I bought it on our honeymoon back in 2008.  I still love the flashy color.

I took this shot right outside of the best Mexican restaurant in the world – El Potrero.  If you are in Omaha, NE (or Lincoln or Kearney or Grand Island), it’s worth the drive to the suburbs.  Very tasty and super affordable!  But not very on program for me.  I decided it was worth the splurge though.  And I do NOT regret it.  At least not until I weigh in on Saturday morning LOL.

Girl Crush Wednesday: Katerina Graham
12/29/2010, 10:32 AM
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I am a sucker for all things vampire, so naturally I am CRAZY about “Vampire Diaries” on CW.  I’ve watched it since the very first episode.  Bonnie Bennett, descendant of Salem witches, caught my eye early on… Mostly because Katerina Graham is a knockout!



Source:  Never Wood High

Source:  Zink Magazine

Source:  Small Screen Scoop

I can’t wait to see how Bonnie’s storyline evolves for the second half of this 2nd season.  I am also curious to see what Katerina does next!  Loving her!

What I’m Rocking: Christmas Eve Sequin Tux
12/28/2010, 3:40 PM
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I just love this ensemble that I selected for Christmas Eve Shopping, my father-in-law’s birthday shindig/Christmas dinner and early Christmas dinner with my mother-in-law:

Green silk and black quilted lapel tuxedo jacket by Adrianna Papell:  Goodwill – I’ve had this for years but only worn it once even though I am fully in love with it… probably b/c it’s a size 8. 😉  That I got it at Goodwill means I’m sure it was $5.89 or less.

Black sequined leggings:  Express – I bought these last year.  One pair I actually paid the retail $98 for b/c I could not bear living without them.  And knowing my desire to stack up multiples of my faves, I bought two more pairs on last Christmas Eve for like $70 total.

Black v-neck favorite tee:  Gap Outlet – I live for these and buy 3-6 of them in black every time I go to Gap Outlet.

Black notched bootsNewport News – These are my old favorites that just returned after being discontinued last year.  These were like $35, and I ordered two more pair in brown and wine along with a clearance swimsuit (see below) for like $79 last week.

Rhinestone flower earrings:  Not sure where I got these but I know they were very affordable.  I wear them multiple times each week.  I feel very diva-licious in them. 😉

Chanel turquoise ceramic and rhinestone ring:  I’ll admit it, I bought this on Canal St. a LONG time ago.  I know, I know.  Fakes are never in fashion.  I’d never buy one again, but I already own it and thought it’d be a nice accent to the look.

And the other fabulous part of Christmas Eve… the birth of my first nephew, Carlos Sergio Moreno.  Isn’t he a (muy grande) cutie?

With his dad Sergio

Napping in yellow, all nearly 10 pounds of him!  He is the sweetest thing ever.  I am already fully in love.

Blow Your Paycheck Friday: Calf Hair Fendi Baguette
12/24/2010, 11:00 AM
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The Fendi baguette is a classic-shaped “grown woman” bag.  The fact that it is available in animal print makes it much more my style:

For a mere $1,540, you can buy this chic yet sassy bag at Saks.

Salvation Army Score – 50% Off Blazers
12/23/2010, 10:19 PM
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So, my thrifting at Salvation Army on 50% off clothing Wednesday was successful.  I’d hoped to get some skirts and pants to replace the ones I’d just donated, but instead I found four really great blazers for a total of $21.36:

Morten Myles for the Warrens (doesn’t that sound so “Dallas”?) white short sleeved blazer with black sequined trim

Talbots black blazer with ivory stitching

Christian Dior black boxy blazer

Worthington houndstooth blazer

I am very pleased with my purchases.  It was particularly hilarious when one woman started stalking me for my stuff since she had no luck finding a long cardigan. I had to remind her you can never find anything when you are looking for it (isn’t that so sadly true?).  That did not seem to console her.  Oh well.  It was a Happy Wednesday, darlings!

TJ Maxx Clearance Wardrobe Builders
12/23/2010, 1:53 AM
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So, my worries about rebuilding my wardrobe seem a bit unfounded after my super score at my local TJ Maxx’s clearance section right before Christmas.  Check out my finds:

Cappuccino The Limited Drew Fit pants for $12

Navy Calvin Klein trousers for $19.99

Jones New York black pencil skirt for $29.99

Not Pictured: White denim Chaus skirt for $5 (cuz I love white clothes); Land N Sea white chino shorts for $3 [I know, so preppy of me ;)] and a few pairs of black yoga capris (for my workouts) for $5 and $7 each

The damage … $107.05, which is less than my Jones New York pencil skirt and two pairs of yoga pants retail for…  And I got Jamison some H20+ marine daily hydrator too. 😉