Blow Your Paycheck Friday: Miu Miu Glitter Smoking Slippers
06/22/2012, 10:36 AM
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OMG these are the super badass, designer version of the glitter smoking slippers I really wanted but refused to spend $59 on at Nordstrom Rack last fall.

I guess that means I won’t be splurging the $495 for these Miu Mius at Saks


Blow Your Paycheck Friday: Christian Louboutin Leather Platform Sandals
06/15/2012, 10:47 AM
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Seeing this 20th anniversary capsule collection from Christian Louboutin made me realize that I must’ve missed out on a serious opportunity with these leather platform sandals:

Too bad they’re $1195 at Saks.

Blow Your Paycheck Friday: Duilio Micro GG Medium Boston Bag
06/08/2012, 10:27 AM
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Just when I was totally over Gucci after the disappointment of the Vintage Web Boston Bag, I spied this fabulous little creature.  What is it about the Guccissima burgundy leather?  And a tassel on a handbag?  It is so fantastic!

Why is it $2450?  Get it at Saks.

Blow Your Paycheck Friday: Fendi Baguette
05/25/2012, 10:50 AM
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I read an article about the new book Fendi Baguette last week at the gym.  I always wanted a Fendi baguette when from back when I first started watching Sex and the City in 99.  (I love that Sarah Jessica Parker AKA Carrie is writing an excerpt for the book.)  I remember visiting a friend in Boston in summer of 2000 and there was a sequined Fendi baguette at the REAL Filene’s Basement on clearance for $499.  It was of course way out of my price range. so I only dreamed…  And even today, I still dream.  But with the re-release of the most popular Fendi baguettes, maybe it can be a reality.

When can I set aside around one thousand dollars for a baguette?  I wonder…

Blow Your Paycheck Friday: Valentino Va Voom Studded Leopard-Print Calf Hair Tote
05/18/2012, 10:00 AM
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I love Valentino.  I love studs.  I love calf hair.  I love leopard.  Enough said?

For the bargain price of $3,695 you can get it at Saks.

Blow Your Paycheck Friday: Dom Perignon by the Case
05/11/2012, 10:04 AM
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Tomorrow my youngest sister, Brittany graduates from Creighton University in Omaha, NE.  For me it’s very strange.  I remember the day she was born.  I remember her kindergarten graduation.  I can literally see her singing, “I am a promise, I am a possibility, I am a promise with a capital ‘P’, I am a great big bundle of potentiality…” And now she is a very grown-up 21 year old woman, beginning her own adult life.  So we’ve been asking her for months how she wanted to celebrate her graduation.  I offered to take her out for dinner; she said “What is graduation dinner?”  My mom offered up a party at a bar; she wasn’t interested.  My other sister offered a simple little BBQ and she wasn’t that interested in publiczing it because she didn’t want to “make it a big deal.”  OK whatevs…

Well, last night after attending a graduate event, she stopped by my mom’s asking for all of the BBQ details – the invite list, the menu, the time and left a little request:  She’d like to toast with a bottle of Dom Perignon.  Well, even though the event is still seemingly low-key, the highbrow champagne seems to elevate it beyond the case of Trader Joe’s blanc de blancs I was planning to buy to accompany the BBQ meats and classic side dishes.  So this week, if only I could, I’d splurge for an entire case of vintage Dom Perignon just to let her know how proud I am of her accomplishment.

But with less than a week’s notice, I can’t really rearrange my finances to drop $2,515.08 just on bubby.  But if you can afford it for your graduates, get it at Morrell & Company Wines.

Blow Your Paycheck Friday: Donna Karan Jersey Off-the-Shoulder Suit
05/04/2012, 11:54 PM
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In my dreams, this is how I’d sashay into work each day, complete with Birkin bag and pointy-toe stilettos.

Donna Karan is SO in-touch with what makes a woman chic and sexy.  If only I could drop $1295 for the jacket and $850 for the pencil skirt.  I do, though, have a cute black peplum blazer that I need to get a little skinnier to wear.  I can sort of “fake” the look instead.  If you don’t have to fake it, get it at Saks.