Monday, January 30, 2012

"The most important thing is to enjoy your life - to be happy - it's all that matters." -Audrey Hepburn

Guess what I finally got? I've been coveting these for so long and I finally saved up enough for them! I got the Prada Baroque sunglasses in black =)

Thursday, January 26, 2012

“It’s that wonderful old-fashioned idea that others come first and you come second. This was the whole ethic by which I was brought up. Others matter more than you do, so ‘don’t fuss, dear; get on with it.’” -Audrey Hepburn

I'm about to go out for Thai food with my boyfriend, but I figured I'd make a quick blog post before I left. :) Yesterday I went for a long walk with my mom; we had to return a jacket we bought for my dad that he didn't like. I wound up buying a new nail polish and a couple of things from VS for the gym.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

What's in my bag?

I had a few people on Tumblr request that I do a post on here featuring the stuff in my bag, so here

"If I read too much or know too much it's not because I want to talk about it, it's only because it's interesting for me." -Karl Lagerfeld

Whenever I get a new....well, anything, I try to think of interesting ways to wear it. The Valentino bow clutch I recently purchased is a bit of a challenge, mostly because it's blue, while my new/old (haha) vintage bags are much easier to match.

Monday, January 23, 2012

"Design is a constant challenge to balance comfort with luxe, the practical with the desirable." -Donna Karan

Since it snowed, New York has become a dangerous place to be a pedestrian. Murky slush threatens to ruin your favorite Prada shoes with every step you take. Regardless of how painstakingly you tip toe through the treacherous terrain, some areas have a thin blanket of ice left there by lazy or otherwise incapable homeowners. Thankfully, the amount of such areas is diminishing rapidly. To comfort myself during these troubling times (joking, obviously), I purchased a new blouse from Theory to tide me over until spring, along with a dinky little key pouch from Marc by Marc Jacobs, as you can see above.

Friday, January 20, 2012

"Style is primarily a matter of instinct." -Bill Blass

The Longchamp Le Pliage is a great bag with one fault - it's much too popular. I see them all over New York. However, they are really useful. They are extremely durable, they are waterproof, they fit a lot, and they are easy to wash and take care of. I have two now - an Eiffel tower one that I got like three or four years ago, and a new one that I will be showing you now! :)

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Currently Coveting: Net-A-Porter, Juicy Couture, Sephora, LV, and other random stuff

Today has been absolutely horrible. I have some sort of stomach virus, so I have been up since 11 pm last night vomiting. I finally feel a little better, albeit very weak and tired, so I'm trying to make myself less bored by blogging things I want, lol.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Currently Coveting: Beauty Products, Prada, Longchamp, VS

I was at Sephora today and saw/tried some things I plan to order online. I prefer ordering online with Sephora because you get samples, and there are more promotions online. Plus, I need to get a new Beauty Insider card and it's just easier to order online lol.

Monday, January 16, 2012

"The trick of wearing mink is to look as though you were wearing a cloth coat. The trick of wearing a cloth coat is to look as though you are wearing mink.” -Pierre Balmain

I have an affinity for vintage bags. Today, I got three vintage bags, one of which I didn't yet photograph. Above are my two vintage Dooney & Bourke All Weather Leather bags and a new Balmain bag I got...

Sunday, January 15, 2012

"I wanted this, I wanted to do this, but my work is me, and it has to be right." -Oscar de la Renta

In this post I'm going to show you a couple of items of clothing I've purchased and the things I got my mommy for her birthday. :)

Saturday, January 14, 2012

"Elegance is the balance between proportion, emotion, and surprise." -Valentino Garavani

Sometimes, when I'm thrifting, I see something that takes my breath away. Right away, I know that I won't be able to walk away without the item. This was one of those times.
I first fell in love with the Valentino Noeud d'Amour ("love knot") clutch a couple of years ago. I have a pair of red satin Ralph Lauren Collection bow heels that I thought the red Valentino would match perfectly. However, I was much younger at the time and only had a job in the summer, and my mom wasn't about to buy me a $1,095 bag (with good reason). 
So how did I get this amazing bag?

Friday, January 13, 2012

Currently Coveting: Kate Spade

Do you guys like the sexy mustache I'm growing out? :P I was browsing the Kate Spade website because I love Kate Spade, and I found so many things that I actually really want to purchase. I'm a huge lover of Kate Spade but I only have a few things from the brand (a pair of heels, two cardigans, an agenda, and other little things). Hopefully today I will be picking up three new tops (a puff sleeved blouse from Tibi, a ruffle sleeved Robert Rodriguez top, and a lace printed Joie tank top), so I will post those tomorrow if I purchase them. Today is my mom's birthday - I got her a leather Coach tote for work and Chanel's Coco Mademoiselle perfume. I'll take photos when I can. :) Anyway, this is what I'm loving from Kate Spade!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

“You look fabulous. And you smell great too.” -Zac Posen

I had a wonderful day with my mom in Manhattan yesterday. We went to several stores, but we spent most of our time at Saks. Louis Vuitton finally had the agenda refills I needed, and I'm very pleased with them! I also got the most amazing Zac Posen blouse, a lovely Kate Spade cardigan, and two pairs of Prada shoes.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Currently Coveting: Chanel and Dior Nail Polishes

 I hit up a Chanel counter tonight and bought Chanel Vamp, and I'm loving how it looks on my nails. I shall take photos of it tomorrow morning. I ventured over to a Dior counter after making my purchase and I looked at the Garden Party collection, which is absolutely stunning. I love the collectible compact but to be honest I don't think they are worth it, at least for me. I already have a ton of eyeshadows and I don't like lip glosses that are in compacts, and none of the colors are something I don't have. However, the nail polishes are awesome! 

Sunday, January 8, 2012

"I like light, color, luminosity. I like things full of color and vibrant." -Oscar de la Renta

I thrifted a couple of things in December that I never posted, and I also thrifted a couple of things yesterday, so this post is going to feature those things, as well as a couple of others.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Currently Coveting: Tiffany & Co., Juicy Couture, Longchamp, Prada

It's probably not the best idea to make the first photo of this post a picture of me straight out of the shower, but oh well. I like my bathrobe so it's okay. Haha. This is just a quick currently coveting post! :) I look icky but at least I'm clean. =P I've been using my Philosophy Cafe Au Lait non-stop and I love how I come out of the shower smelling like coffee.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

My Perfume Collection

I get asked so many questions about perfume on Tumblr, and I also get lots of questions about my personal perfume collection. This post is going to be about all of the perfumes I have so far, as well as the perfumes on my wishlist! :)

Monday, January 2, 2012

"We're dealing with sophisticated customers. What's most important to these women is individuality. I have to create things she'll want to wear, no matter who she is." -Oscar de la Renta

I got quite a few requests on Tumblr to do a post about my New Year's gifts, so here goes. I really did not expect much this year and I was perfectly fine with that, but I was really pleasantly surprised.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

"I'm a very restless person. I'm always doing something. The creative process never stops." -Oscar de la Renta

This year, my boyfriend and I made our first gingerbread house together. He surprised me with the kit, knowing that I wanted to make a gingerbread house this Christmas. :) I think it turned out pretty well! It was so much fun to make it together. Every day I feel luckier and luckier to have him in my life.