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The Word Cute…

In Daily Musings on June 13, 2013 at 4:17 pm

michael-kors-yellow-large-miranda-pebbled-tote-product-1-6283138-031864362_large_flexGorgeous… Not cute!

Hello Darlings, I hope you’re keeping cool in the sweltering heat we’re having.  We’re actually expecting a huge thunderstorm in Washington, DC, so I hope you have your bottle of wine and some lovely cheese and crackers, while you watch something good on TV or even better, catch up on that book you put down 2 weeks ago {myself included}.

Now… The reason for this post, is I’ve realized I have a major issue with the word CUTE! To me the word “cute” describes, babies, kitten, and puppies.  The word cute does not describe a $400 dollar handbag or any beautiful bag for that matter, beautiful shoes or a stunning dress.  It amazes me how many people use the word cute to describe anything that is well made and beautiful.

Maybe it’s because I’m older now, so I no longer see beautiful and absolutely gorgeous and unique items as cute {not that I ever really did, as I was taught to know the difference}.  It truly irks me when someone comments on something I’m wearing, and they say “that’s really cute!” I tend to look around for the adorable baby when I hear that.  I truly appreciate the compliment, but is cute the only word that comes to mind? I do not wear, nor do I own cute things.  Is it just me, or is the word CUTE overused in the wrong context?  I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Kitten

Now this is cute!

P.S. The handbag above, is the Michael Kors Miranda bag, which is on my “Dream List”~ $1,195 ~ available at Nordstrom’s

See you soon Luvvies

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Monday Tidings…

In Daily Musings on November 12, 2012 at 9:06 am

Happy Monday Dahhlings! I hope you had an amazing weekend.  Mine was contemplative and peaceful.  I’m totally loving this Anya Hindmarch shopper.  What a stylish way to carry the obligatory magazines and newspapers.  Unfortunately its’ no longer available; but you can contact the fashion advisers at Net-a-Porter who may be able make an alternative suggestion for you.  Click here

What are you reading today?

I’m coming to the end of “The 500” by Matthew Quirk.  He is a relatively new author, and I’ll have to say, he really took off with this debut book.  Absolutely loving it!! If you’re a fan of James Patterson {which I am}, you’ll love the pace of this thriller.  Find it here at Amazon.

I’d love to wish you an Inspiring, Creative and Incredible week; and ladies remember to tell yourself…

Happy Monday!

Always Live With ~ Passion ~ Light & Love

Book Clutches To Behold…

In Daily Musings on October 10, 2012 at 10:29 am

Do you want everyone to know you’re an elegant book-worm? If you’re like me, you always have a book in your bag {though some prefer Kindles or Nooks, I still prefer paper}; well you can with these beautiful quirky reinterpretations of hardcover literary classics; recreated as book clutches by Parisian designer, Olympia Le-Tan.  Chanel and Kate Spade also have their own versions {I love the Chanel one above}.  For those of us who’ve been around a while, we know this trend is not new.

I remember the Vogue magazine clutches of the 80’s, glossy elongated envelopes created with classic Vogue covers.  I wish I had one now! These unique treasures have lately been seen on the red carpet of various events.  The clutches are retailing between $1120 – $1420. What I do love about the Olympia Le-Tan clutches is that they are lined in beautiful Liberty of London fabric.

It appears the  Olympia Le-Tan clutches, which appeared around 2009 are becoming collectors items, because the more popular titles have become hard to come by, and of course are selling on eBay at ridiculous prices.  If you are DIY inclined (the route I would go!), here is a link by Scibbit which shows you step by step how to create your own book clutch for a fraction of the price. click hereand here’s another tutorial from the Huffington Post; creating a clutch from an actual book. click here

To view the lovely Olympia Le-Tan collection click here

Opelle’s Luxury Bespoke Bags…

In Daily Musings, New Loves! on September 4, 2012 at 9:20 am

As per usual, I’m always perusing my favourite site, Etsy and I came across Opelle Creative; based out of Toronto, Canada.  Opelle is the creator of a gorgeous line of handmade leather handbags, which would give the big name designers a run for their money.

I came across the Baby Opelle Botanist Bag, above {$338}, and it was an instant hit with me.  Created from genuine cowhide leather, this beauty is a must have, with its elegant half moon style, huge tasselled leather zipper, and gold tone hardware.

Items are made to order and take approximately 2 weeks to complete.  For a unique handmade handbag, that you won’t see everyone walking around with, it’s worth it!

I’m also loving the Opelle Nautilus Bag in camel ~ $298

To see both of these items and more of Opelle Creative’s beautiful handbag collection, click here

All images are the property of Opelle Creative

Colour Block Monday…

In Daily Musings on June 25, 2012 at 10:23 am

Hi Daahlings! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Mine was a very productive one.  I spent most of the weekend taking photos of my inventory for my new Etsy store (now to upload!).  As some of you may know, taking photos of clothes (or anything you want to post online) is a very time-consuming business; you’ve got to take a few shots in order to get 1 good one; so when you’re trying to add at least 5 images of an item, that’s a lot of shots.  I hope you’re weekend was as productive and lovely as mine, and that you are going to do wonderful things in this new week.

I found the photo above on one of my favourite sites, Pinterest, the yellow dress, the turquoise bag, the shoes, this photo is in my opinion, Perfect!! This is what colour blocking is all about. I thought it was the perfect image for a Monday morning.

This is my mood for today:

I hope you will be too!

Also, remember to enter the Maylana’s Closet L’Oreal Giveaway https://maylanascloset.com/2012/06/20/maylanas-loreal-giveaway/ ~ Ends Friday June 29th.

 Happy Monday and have yourselves a stylish and magnificent week!

Going Aqua…

In Daily Musings on April 16, 2012 at 11:17 pm

Update 4/17 – just found out from @justsitpretty this bag is called the Kristin Elevated Satchel and it’s no longer available in aqua… Bummer!  eBay here I come!!!

I just discovered this amazing aqua coloured Coach bag which I found on @justsitpretty’s Pinterest board. Do you hear me screaming just have to have!!! I am obsessed with this colour. This bag is simply gorgeous!!! It is 11:11 pm at night. I’m going to track this baby down tomorrow.

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A Bubble Gum Pink Wednesday…

In Daily Musings, New Loves! on April 11, 2012 at 9:44 am

 

Update 4/11:  It’s seems everyone is in love with my green Longchamp bag, which has overshadowed the pink clutch.  Thanks to everyone who complimented it. Unfortunately this colour came out about 3 years ago, therefore it is no longer available.  Longchamp always creates an extra special colour each season.  The colour I love right now is the orange, which will be a lovely pop of colour for the summer.  See collection here:   http://www.longchamp.com/en/le-pliage-women-255.html

This was supposed to have been yesterday’s post, but it was a long and crazy day of wearing many hats.  There are lots of exciting things happening, I’ll fill you in when everything has been confirmed. 

I’ve added yet another vintage handbag to my ever-expanding collection. I received my lovely new vintage clutch from Adrian Company Vintage, who are located on Etsy.  Thanks Olga for the speedy shipping.   The clutch is a gorgeous bubble gum pink  and really soft.  This bag is definitely from the 70’s with its chevron stripe and wrist strap. 

Do you remember your mum going out and  carrying one of these? If you ‘re a child of the 70’s like I am, then you certainly do!  It’s going to be one of my go to bags when I’m having a Diana Ross 1970’s moment.

 Adrian Company Vintage has a lovely assortment of vintage clothing and accessories on Etsy; beautifully curated at great prices.

Visit them at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/AdrianCompanyVintage?ref=ss_profile

Have a fabulous hump day Dahhlings!

Clutch To Me…

In New Loves! on March 2, 2012 at 11:30 am

 

Browsing through my favourite shopping site, Etsy, I  came across this darling little shop by the name of Quistt. Quistt sells a wonderful array of adorable clutch bags and small accessories.  The owner, Patricia Quist -Therson, a native of Ghana studied Architecture at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.   However, her passion for fashion, moved her to design her own line of accessories.  You can see her African influence and architectural training shining through her designs.  I’m loving her wooden handled striped clutch which is in line with the bold print themes floating around this year. 

Wooden Handled Clutch - $50.00

Red Clutch - $40.00

Visit Patricia’s Etsy shop @ http://www.etsy.com/shop/Quistt?ref=seller_info I think you’ll love what you see.  

As a small business owner myself, I am all about supporting and promoting women-owned businesses.  Ladies, let’s get out there and support each other, we have no problem buying from our favourite high-end fashion stores; and there is nothing wrong with that, but take a look at what your small independently owned boutique has to offer, you’d be amazed at the quality workmanship you’ll find there.  Every Saturday is “Small Business Saturday” where you should go out and buy at least 1 item  from an independently owned business.  We need you.

Happy Friday Dahhlings!

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Love These…

In New Loves! on January 23, 2012 at 10:50 am

“New Loves” will be all things fashion or otherwise, loved by me, I’ll tell you where to purchase and what I think if and when I buy the item featured.  Hit the “Like” button if you like them too… Happy Monday!

Here’s the first featured item…  Designer flats you can fit in your handbag & wear all day, every day or when you need a rest from your 5″ heels.  I just discovered these gorgeous flats on Facebook, they were also featured on the Oprah Gift Finder. I love the turquoise non slip soles and the gorgeous packaging.  Starting at $155 at www.Tiek.com  Take a look at all the fabulous colours and styles (leathers and metallics).  Yes these are expensive, but as far as I’m concerned, we’re worth it!! I will be treating myself to a lilac pair or these fuschia pink ones, they’ll look gorgeous with my daily head to toe black outfits when I need them.

Fold up and put in your handbag