Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Sweet Glimpse: ♥Mr. & Mrs. Bautista ♥

Wishing the newly weds all the l♥ve & happiness in the world!!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

CC earrings revealed

I don't think I've ever been so excited to see Mr. UPS than I was 2 days ago. I was instantly aaahh-mazed how ultra chic the Vintage Chanel Quilted Black Large Round Clip-on Earrings truly are! I should really thank Ashlee Simpson for being the main distributing factor in my decision. After coming across this picture with her adorable pixie cut, the choice became evident!
I could not be happier with my pick!

Monday, August 22, 2011

MAC attack

I've been coveting a Rebecca Minkoff MAC Clutch for some time now, and luckily with our pending one year anniversary {one week and 4 days to be exact} it doesn't take much to convince hubby my need to have a new bag yet again.
During our trip to the mall this weekend, I had my ♥ set on expanding my all things leopard collection by walking away with the Rebecca Minkoff Cheetah MAC Clutch. But to my disappointment {absolutely crushed} Nordstrom sold out on the item not only in the store but also on their website {which was available just the day before}! Rudeness!!!
Staying true to my nature, I just could not leave the store empty handed so I happily settled for the classic black leather MAC clutch. I know, kinda boring but I just couldn't resist. The hint of tassles and gold hardware & removable chain gave the bag just the right sprinkle of bad-ass that I soo love! Besides you can never go wrong with black right!?!
Below are my top faves for the coming fall season:
Although I love my new bag, the RM Cheetah Clutch is still haunting me even this very second! I found it available at Zappos and with my credit card in my hand I was ready to fully surrender to temptation. Normally I just let my impulses get the best of me, but with the expenses I have this week for my bestie & cousin's wedding {alterations, jewerly, shoes, hair, makeup, gift, & hotel room}, I knew I had to be practical. But even with practicalitly in mind, it still took every once of restraint I had from clicking the submit button. I guess I can wait until next week's payday... wink;)

Friday, August 19, 2011

Colossians 3-12

Words to live by...
"Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness & patience"

Thursday, August 18, 2011

vintage CHANEL

For weeks now, I've been on a massive hunt for a serious pair of CHANEL vintage earrings. Who can ever get enough of those interlocking CC! I love how each piece epitomize the class that is simply CHANEL. Lately I prefer vintage over the CHANEL newer generations {both in bags & jewelry}. When it concerns investment pieces, timeless will always win over trendy!
After searching high and low and reviewing endless sites for their authenticity, I've narrowed down my choices to the 4 below and eventually made the ooh soo difficult decision of choosing just one!
Can you guess which pair will soon be dazzling my ears? HHhhhmmmm....I think I'm going to keep that as a little secret for now... well at least until Mr. UPS comes knocking on my door. Sorry for the teaser, but stay tune!

Friday, August 12, 2011

FFF: pretty pleats

There's just something about maxi skirts that automatically make an outfit look effortless and feminine... add pleats and vuala instant chic! I'm crazy gaga over this look, but being 5 feet tall I always had the hardest time finding one that fits without the inconvenience of having to get the length altered. So you can only imagine how over the freaken moon I was when I finally found one that was not only perfect in length but also in price!!! Yipeeee!!!
{Skirt ^ from BAR lll $59.99}
I stepped aside from my usual summer brights and paired my pretty pleats with an ivory bandeau and a chambray button down tied at the waist... Perfect for yesterday's beautiful breezy night in NYC!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

sprinkled with glam

I finally got my hands on Sephora's Opi "Only Gold For Me" topcoat. Can I get a woooot wooot!!! The first time I went to purchase this, the line at Sephora was way too long and I regrettably didn't have enough patience to wait... and every trip I made since then, it has been sold out!
Now at last it's mine! This clear topcoat has chunky & micro size glitters that gives any polish a touch of sparkle & glam without looking tacky. At first glance it may look overwhelmingly glittery, but once applied it's suprisingly very subtle. This will definitely be a repeat purchase.
Base color Over the Taupe and sprinkled with glam!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

fashion = healthy !?!

Lately my appetite has been in full throttle! With a trip to the beach this weekend and my bestie's wedding in 2 weeks... this needs to stop immediately!!! Being 30, I'm fully aware that my metabolism is only going down hill from here! Although I never had the discipline to go on a real structured diet {actually I did do a cleanse once if that counts}, my goal is to dramatically cut back on all my consumption of fast foods and carbs. I've taken Mr. Lagerfeld's words to heart and re- motivated myself! After all, what's a greater motivator than looking and feeling good in the clothes you buy!
{Luckily for me I had Wendy's fries & nuggets with chili last night for dinner to keep my fast food cravings sustained for a little bit} Wish me luck!

{But is it just me or do those fries look delish !!!!}

Monday, August 8, 2011

movie date

Hubby's movie pick was Rise of the Planet of the Apes... certainly was not my first choice, I'd rather be watching Crazy Stupid Love, but today was hubby's choice. Either way I was just happy to be debuting my Tory Burch Stacked Logo Reva Clutch! Isn't she a beauty!

{Please excuse hubby's poo-poo face... I told him to smile and this is what he gave me! SMH!!}

BTW... The movie was unexpectedly really good! I've never watched any of the the previous films so I don't have much to compare it to, but James Franco is a genuinely talented actor and Freida Pinto {although she didn't say much} is ahhh GORGEOUS!!!

Friday, August 5, 2011

FFF: lockets

As a token of gratitude for just simply being an awesome auntie to my little munchkins, my sister generously gave me a gift card to one of my fave stores J Crew. I immediately made a dash to the store and went straight to the register with the Enamel Locket Necklace in hand. The combination of cobalt blue and the antique flare had me at hello! I've developed a mild obsession with all things lockets and knew this would make a great addition to my collection.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

arm candy

I just love the massive upgrade that friendship bracelets have made this season!!! These childhood favorites are back and they are blingy-er than ever. I want stacks and stacks and stacks...I simply can't get enough!!!

Another beauty back on rotation is my Cartier Must 21 Two Tone Watch. This was an unbelievably generous gift from my parents for my 25th birthday {wow, has it really been 5 years?!?). After a new battery and polish, she looks flawless!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

red + leopard = fierce

I've been crushing on all things red & leopard as of late. Surprisingly I don't own much of either one. Other than my Louis Vuitton Speedy in EPI Leather Red and my Tory Burch Reva Leopard Flats, it's very slim pickings in my closet. My goal is to start expanding my options for the upcoming fall season {Yikes am I really thinking about fall?!?}.
Not only is red and leopard bold on their own, but as a combo....they're nothing short of fierceness!!!!

1. Tory Burch Reva Flats in Leopard print: owned for 3 years and still my fave out of my 5 pairs of Revas!
2. Louis Vuitton Speedy in Red EPI leather: owned for 5 years and still looks spanking new. Great investment!
3. House of Harlow Aztec Bangle in Red: owned for 4 months and I've only worn it once... Definitely will be putting it more to use!
4. Tory Burch Stacked Logo Reva Clutch/ Cross body in Red: owned for 24 hrs.... thank you Kevin for the unbelievable discount!
5. J Crew iPhone 4 Case in Leopard: owned for 2 weeks! This is my 7th iPhone case in 1 year...yup my iPhone has it's own wardrobe! LOL!
6.Erica Anenberg Leopard Twosome Ring: sadly I don't own this ring:( but I'm in pursuit of finding something similar but without the price tag!
7. House of Harlow Cabochon Earrings in Red: waiting patiently for Mr. UPS! Hubby kindly bought me the black versions as I mentioned here, and every time I wore them I receive at least one compliment from someone. I knew I had to have them in red too!