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Cartier Wishes and Caviar Dreams
09/28/2011, 3:10 PM
Filed under: Fashion Spy

Because one day in the not-so-distant future, I WILL rock a Cartier tank watch:

If I had $3,250 lying around with no plans, I’d be getting my Cartier today on RueLaLaJoin now!



What I Want for Fall 2011
09/14/2011, 5:53 PM
Filed under: Fashion Spy

I am very interested in a few key looks for fall.

#1 – Fur:  This Rachel Zoe Faux Fur Jacket is a great way to get started.

(Especially since I am not into the fur vest, so matter how long it stays trendy.)

#2:  I am dying for Graphic Prints:  stripes, polka dots, color blocking, and leopard prints.

 J. Crew No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Leopard – $118

Banana Republic The Mad Men Collection Leopard Satchel – $250

Express gathered collar ruffle-front top – $49.90

 #3 – Brights:  Has anyone else seem the red suit from Express?  I die? 

I am also jonesing for some red boots.  These could do.  Yes, I do already have some red boots but since when can you max out on fab?

Nine West Gracious in red suede

I also feel that I need pencil skirts in every color!

#4:  The Structured Bag (I had to make the very grown up decision to begin tossing all of my old “knockoff” handbags, so I’ll need a serious stock up – which I commit to doing slowly.)

Michael Kors Ostrich-Embossed Satchel

Badgley Mischka Platinum Label Janella Haircalf & Leather Tote

#5:  Embellishment – (The number does not at all represent its importance to me.)  You guys know that I adore sequins, beads, pearls, etc.  So this is perfect for me to get a few new pieces and hit up Goodwill for some previously loved items too.

Nine West Nathania in blue/navy satin – $89

Michael Kors Sequin Boucle Suit

But now that I am headed to Paris, my fall shopping budget just dramatically decreased.  Hopefully I can score a few awesome things to send me off to Paris in style this winter.  At least some red boots…



A Few More Swimsuits to Covet
04/23/2011, 11:05 AM
Filed under: Fashion Spy

Looking forward to summer and enjoying the 85 degree weather today, I have found a few new swimsuits that I am feening for:

DVF striped bikini  – $260

Draped Solids Badgley Mischka Shirred Swimsuit – $108

St John Elegant Asymmetrical One Piece – $180



Swimwear Lust
01/17/2011, 11:15 AM
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Purchasing my Spanx swimsuit last night got me OBSESSED with finding new cute suits for summer.  Here are some ones I am loving:

Mara Hoffman

Rosa Cha

Gottex

DKNY

Trina Turk

Gottex

Louis Vuitton

I can’t wait for hard core swimsuit shopping.  I am likely the only woman on earth (besides Amy) that loves buying swimwear.



Glitter Polka Dot Happiness
01/02/2011, 2:51 AM
Filed under: Fashion Spy

My “Day After Christmas” evening of shopping at Burlington Coat Factory with my youngest sister Brittany was wildly entertaining.  My goofed off in the hat department for a while – I LOVE hats (as you know) and she thinks she looks funny in them (learn how to pimp them, dear.) 

We trolled the clearance racks until we couldn’t take it anymore – wait til you see my scores! 

We spent so much time checking out the baby section, that we had to FORCE ourselves to leave with only a few items for our nephew Carlos.

And then we hit the shoe section, where I ran into these super adorable shoes that paired wonderfully with my green polka dot socks:

Even a random passerby (a guy) said, “I like that.  Very eclectic.”  Code:  Girl, you look like a crazy, hot mess.  But based on my grown-woman approach to shoes – no non-leather or suede items – I had to leave them.  Still thought I’d share them with you guys though!



All That Glitters by Tadashi Shoji on ideeli
12/09/2010, 7:17 PM
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OK, why am I being tortured with fab Tadashi Shoji evening and cocktail dresses I want for myself when it’s holiday gift shopping time?  And financial diet time?

One shoulder pailette dress – $129:  Chic grecian goddess!!!

Long sleeve pailette gown – $229:  So disco fab!

Pailette draped gown – $199

Any of these would be fab for Mardi Gras, but I will work for two dresses Rox scooped for me at Last Chance.  One was $39.97 and the other was $24.97.  But sadly, neither is as fab as these.  Sighs.  Wants to weep…

Find them on ideeli.



I DIE for Sue Wong Strapless Feather Dress
12/09/2010, 4:59 PM
Filed under: Fashion Spy

The Sue Wong Strapless Feather Dress is on HauteLook and of course it’s sold out for all sizes except mine.  I hate that I am not going to buy it:

So perfect for Mardi Gras.  And the $212 price tag is 60% off the original price of $529.  My financial diet sucks! 😦