Happy New Year

Another year is upon us and I am excited and hopeful for what 2014 will unveil. I have some goals and ideas that I plan on bringing into fruition before the end of this year.

Whatever goals or resolutions that you make for 2014, I wish you success!

HNY 2014

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Extra little sparkle!

With it being New Year’s Eve, it’s the perfect time to share a designer that creates unique handbags that wow! I discovered Kate Landry at Dillard’s and love her special occasion bags. These sparkly bags are perfect for a night out when you want to shine!

Happy New Year’s Eve! I hope 2014 is all that you want it to be…


Photo Credit: Dillard’s

Bentley Fashion


Fashion and cars do mix!  Bentley Motors launched a handbag line today in California.  There are two separate styles in the collection and the colors are based off of Bentley paint finishes (Fireglow Red, Linen, Neptune Blue, etc).   Bentley Motors will sell their handbags through trunk shows and events in various countries.

 I must admit these bags are absolutely GORGEOUS but would you expect anything less from Bentley?  Bentley teamed up with designer Vincent du Sartel who previously designed at Louis Vuitton and Loewe and they didn’t disappoint!

The Barnato bag was based off of a loyal Bentley customer, late English aviatrix Diana Barnato-Walker, acclaimed pilot who was the first British woman to break the sound barrier. Price tag on this handbag is $7000.

The Continental is named  after the Bentley automobile with the same name.  This handbag costs $5500.



Photo Credit: Courtesy Photo

Fashion that gives back

I enjoy highlighting when fashion has a purpose.  It never gets old when designers take the time to create something that will benefit a great cause, same for large retailers.  Fashion isn’t always about the skinny models, overpriced pieces, or the glitz and glam most books and movies are made of. Social causes and fashion make a great mix in my book.

This isn’t Rachel Roy’s first time at giving back; she makes an effort to give back in several different avenues on the regular basis.  She teamed up with Lauren Bush Lauren, Founder and CEO of FEED  to create a FEED India bag that when purchased will feed 100 school meals to children in India. These bags  were launched in May of this year.

This limited edition tote bag comes in two different colors,  white or orange and costs $78.  This late in the season, you can only find orange, white is sold out.

What I truly like about FEED is that they specify on every product bought how much you are helping instead of just saying a percentage of the proceeds.  To learn more about the project and to purchase bags, accessories or apparel;  go to http://www.feedprojects.com.  All bags are sold out on Rachel Roy’s site but there are plenty of other items to catch your eye at http://www.rachelroy.com.

RR-LBLPhoto Credit: Michael Loccisano (Getty)

16 Days (of waiting) Left!

March 22nd is the debut of June Ambrose’s shoe line with HSN.  Most of us fashionistas have heard of June in her role as a celebrity stylist/designer and author. The list of celebrities she has styles is long and impressive (Jay-Z, Mariah Carey, Will Smith, Kelly Ripa, Alicia Keys, and Kim Cattrell, to name a few). She also had a show on VH1 that let you see the process and hard work it took to style celebrities, I loved that show!

I don’t use the word admire lightly but June is definitely someone I admire.  She has to be a time management Guru with everything that she balances with work and family! June comes across as a down to earth, genuine person.  I love her positive quotes, pics, RockMom chronicles and all of her tips that she provides on Instagram and Juniverse.

June Ambrose is now using her unique style to design shoes that will be loved by women everywhere!  I follow June on Instagram @juneambrose and I have been able to see some sneak peeks of the line!  I am definitely a fan of the Faye, pictured below.  Mint is the perfect color for Spring!  This lovely shoe has suede trim and the heel is at least 4 inches.  Faye also comes in black/white and gold.  The price point isn’t a budget buster, yay :)!  $109 or you can do HSN flex payments.

I would imagine that once this line debuts, it will sell out quickly.  I would suggest that you go ahead and book-mark HSN on your favorites and order your size before it’s too late!

Faye shown in Mint

Faye shown in Mint

Check out June’s site, it is full of great beauty, fashion and mom tips🙂 Her site is a fave of mine.


Photo credit: HSN.com

Aaahhhh, Fall

Fall is officially here and I am definitely excited about it!  Fall to me is about boots, purses, accessories, pumpkin pie,  pumpkin chai and family time. My first fall purchase was a Michael Kors Colgate bag!

This bag is also available in chocolate and  dark green.  This bag is SUEDE (love), has no interior pockets, and  it’s a real grab-n-go bag and I love it!  It also comes in a smaller size but I figured go big or go home applied in this case🙂

Boots that are going to be popular this season are riding boots and booties. They will both be all the rage this fall.  The selection of riding boots and booties makes it difficult to decide on a purchase.  Here are a few that I really like.  There are a pair of booties by Vera Wang that are a complete budget buster but they are so pretty, I had to add them to the list!

Kenneth Cole $89

Steve Madden $160

Vera Wang $350

Jessica Simpson $129

Happy Shopping!

Oh yeah…word has it that black is THE color for fall!


Hi again!  I didn’t even realize my last post was in September 2011…yikes!

On the off-chance that other people read this blog (besides my friends), I want to explain my hiatus.

It’s not that I haven’t been blogging at all, I just haven’t been blogging about purses, make-up or fashion.  What have I been blogging about?  Pregnancy…my pregnancy to be exact.  I  started a blog so my family and friends who live far away can keep up with all that’s been going on with my pregnancy.

I am due in March with our first baby. We choose not to find out the sex and our busy trying to finalize all the last-minute things that need to be checked off the never-ending task list🙂

Spring is right around the corner and there is no better time to get back into talking about fashion!  Spring Fashion shows, colors, trends and plenty of new purses.  I also wanted to change-up the look of the blog, I did my Spring cleaning early this year, HA!

I’ll be back soon,

FNO 2011 | Fashion’s Night Out

For all of the fashionistas, please mark your calendars for September 8th!  It’s the third annual Fashion’s Night Out!

Fashion’s Night Out is everywhere (really, it’s global!) but if by some chance, it’s not in your area then you can participate on-line.  It’s one of the biggest celebrations of Fashion where you can mingle with others and pick up special designs.  Here are some of the cities that are participating: NYC, Chicago, Milan, LA, Malibu, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Toronto, Denver, DC, Charlotte, and London to name a few.

I hope you have your checkbook ready at 6pm sharp🙂 when most festivities start.

Here is a link to FNO’s Official Collection 2011, you can purchase items at participating FNO stores in your area.  To see what stores are participating in your area, go here.

If you are a QVC shopper, QVC is participating in FNO as well!

Happy Shopping to all!

My New Make-up Must Have

I recently purchased a great make-up find!  I totally love this stuff.  The Sugar Lip Collection is ah-mazing! I bought the Sugar Lip Polish and the  Sugar Plum Tinted Lip 15 SP.

The Lip Polish is used to exfoliate your lips and leaves your lips soft. It may sound odd to exfoliate your lips at first but the results are great.   It’s brown sugar crystals, jojoba seed,  and grapeseed oils which help nourish your lips.  You leave the Lip Polish on for 5 minutes then wipe off with a warm towel.  I only use it a few times a week and I can see a difference.

SUGAR Lip Polish

The Sugar Plum Tinted Lip SPF 15 is to be used after the Lip Polish.   It helps to nourish and protect your lips.  It’s the softest and smoothest lip balm I have ever used.  The lip balm also contains antioxidant-rich vitamins to help beat wrinkly lips.  I was a little wary of the Plum tint because it looks very dark but it you can control how light or dark you want the plum by how much you put on your lips.

SUGAR Plum Tinted Lip Treatment

Fresh also has Sugar Honey Tinted, Sugar Lip and Sugar Rose Tinted Lip balms available.

All photo images/credits belong to myself

Change is good

There will always be change, especially when it comes to fashion.  There are always new designers, lines, brands, styles and trends to try, which leads me to today’s post, a new-ish brand (Fall 2010)!

COACH has a new luxury brand!  The Reed Krakoff Collection is designed by COACH’s Creative Director, Reed.  It’s a full line for women with handbags, shoes, jewelry and clothes.  The line has been featured in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Avenue, and Allure magazine; to name a few🙂
First Lady, Michelle Obama, wore a piece from the Reed Krakoff Collection to the Pritzker Architecture Prize Event.

Cobalt Halter dress from Reed Krakoff

Cobalt Halter dress from Reed Krakoff - Full View

As a luxury brand, this can be a budget buster but it’s not as much of a budget buster as other designer brands.  The problem is, these purses are
AH-MAZING and you will want more than one!
This satchel is great, it comes in many different colors and materials to suit every woman.    I love buckled belt front and the outside pocket is versatile coming in leather, suede, haircalf, etc.
Boxer $1350

Boxer $1350

This bag is perfect if you want a larger handbag without looking like the bag is bigger than you.   There are three different colors, Chalk, Mocha and Grey.  It’s called the Gym bag and I don’t want to see anyone  putting sweaty clothes or shoes in this bag!

Gym Bag $890

The RK Shopper is definitely the most budget friendly bag I’ve seen while drooling over the website.   It comes in Black, Cobalt, or Grey.
RK_Shopper $690

I must admit, I was over COACH; I have a few and the quality is great but the style was pretty much the same.  COACH became a “safe” brand to me so I am very pleased that they have the Reed Krakoff Collection to get them back on my map! 

 All photo images/credits of Michelle Obama belong to Getty Images 
All photo images of handbags belong to Reed Krakoff