Blow Your Paycheck Friday: Jason Wu Snake-Embossed Leather Crossbody Bag
03/23/2012, 9:16 PM
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I have been DYING for royal blue everything lately.  Wouldn’t this make my whole wardrobe better?

Oh how I ADORE this fantastic snake-embossed leather crossbody bag?  Too bad it’s $1795.00.  Get it at Saks.


My February Post-Paris Shopping Finds
03/22/2012, 10:29 AM
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When I returned from Paris, I had to spend time with some of my favorite people who I missed.  Namely, my husband, Jamison, and my shopping partner, Jory.

My first weekend back, Jamison and I decided to hit our favorite pizza shop, Oz Pizza in Fairburn, Georgia, for a lunch of Bud Light and pepperoni and italian sausage pizza.  I was in such a good mood and so happy to see downtown Fairburn coming back to life that we stopped by the Antiques Mall.  (The day we spent at the flea market in Paris reminded me of how much I miss flea markets, antiquing, etc.)  I ogled many things but actually left with two cool items:


Red Macrame Purse – so cute, fits nicely under arm and only $8.40

Rhinestone “Question Mark” Brooch – super sparkly (even love the obvious age on it) and a 100-year-old steal for $12

Later that night, we headed to a local strip mall where I had planned to hit the Holy Trifecta of Ross, Marshalls and TJ Maxx but it was too cold.  Instead I only hit Ulta, where I was able to get a few new makeup items:

L’Oreal True Match Powder in C7 – I assumed their C7 was the same as MAC C7.  I was wrong.  It was TOO dark.  Or maybe I am TOO winter pale right now?  Either way, I assumed that I must be one shade darker than Beyonce’s advertised shade of C6 but I was wrong.  So I will be saving this for my summer shade in hopes of golden brown-ness.

L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Amber Rush – I have been looking to replace my Benefit Creaseless Shadow in Marry Up, which was part of my wedding makeup.  Yes, I know that means it is 3.5 years old.  I kept it for reference.  This shade is VERY close and apparently VERY long wearing too.  I think I’m also gonna try the Revlon Color Tattoo Eyeshadow too.  Both are around $8, which is $10 cheaper than my beloved $18 Benefit.

L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black – I just tossed by Chanel mascara, which I loved.  I am trying to get back into my drugstore standby, but I don’t love the applicator.

A Little Silver Something For Myself
03/21/2012, 10:39 PM
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I have been looking for a new handbag to treat myself to for weeks.  (I had to do something with my bonus besides pay off all of my credit card debt and fix up the family room.)  When I saw this amazing Just Cavalli silver quilted leather bag with gold chain straps, I knew I had to have it.  And at $190 from a retail price of $500, I was SOLD.  It was my first purchase from myhabit, a partner of

BTW, it totally reminds me of the silver miroir LV bag that I was dying for many years ago.  A few grand cheaper!

Since the price was so low, I still have about $200-$250 to spend on another treat to myself.  Plus, I am searching for a new chaise when I get back from Vegas.

Blow Your Paycheck Friday: David Yurman Morganite Diamond and Sterling Ring
03/02/2012, 10:22 AM
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I have been wanting a David Yurman piece of jewelry for quite some time.  This one would be a great addition to me jewelry collection.  I DIE for the morganite:

But at $1775, I’m going to need more than sterling.  You can get it at Saks.