Thursday, January 31, 2013

Wish List: Leather Tote Bag

I carry a lot of stuff around with me.  I'm not a mom, but I have been known to have things for other people's children in my bag that their mother did not have in her purse or diaper bag.  Wet wipes? got 'em!  Kleenex? check!  Pen?  of course!  Lotion?  Absolutely! And yes, my bag has been described as "luggage" like before.  I embrace my preparedness and feel I'm due for a fabulous new bag.  Especially one that I can use when we travel and that might hold everything I usually take along and my iPad.  It doesn't have to be leather, I'm almost more a fan of the faux leather.  Then I don't freak out as much if it gets wet or scratched and you know the whole animal thing.

Here is the ultimate bag... someday... maybe... if I won the lottery or received some other windfall of disposable income.

Prada Vitello Daino North-South Tote Bag $1,750

Coach has some great tote bags:

Coach Legacy Leather Tanner Tote $498

The regular size Tanner Tote above would hold everything I needed but I love, love the Mini Tanner because it has a crossbody strap as well as the small handle.  It is super cute but probably wouldn't fit my iPad.  Also it comes in colors like mint and coral that are great but if I'm paying this much, I want the bag to be in a classic color so I can use it for years and years.

Coach Legacy Leather Mini Tanner $258

If I were to go the less expensive color route, I really like this one from Gap:

Gap Flat leather tote $98

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Pinteresting Wednesday

Some random things I have been pinning lately....

Source: via Jill on Pinterest
I would like to eat this bbq pizza please.

I would also like this kitchen.  Love the dark wood with the white.

Wish this is was I looked like out and about on a cold day.

This is so true.

Linking up with The Vintage Apple

Friday, January 25, 2013

Friday's Fancies: Black and White

I'm linking up with {long distance loving}for Friday's Fancies.  This Friday the topic is the always chic pairing of Black and White.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Baby It's Cold Outside

I know that many stores and blogs are switching their gears toward resort wear and spring trends but I can't get past the cold weather.  I'm just getting used to wearing three layers to work everyday (and I work in an office) and wearing my warmest sweaters, fleece lined leggings and slippers when at home (with a dog on my lap and a blanket as well).  Now is a great time to stock up on winter layers and accessories as the stores clear all their winter merchandise to bring in the bathing suits.  Unfortunately, we still have plenty of time to wear the winter stuff.

If you are staying in...

you will need plenty of cozy blankets, warm pjs and a cute mug to hold your hot beverage.

If you are going out, besides a warm outfit, you will also need some cold weather accessories:

I love this Kenneth Cole Reaction Coat and it is marked down to $89.99 right now at Macy's (down from $245). 

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Pinteresting Wednesday: Cold Weather Style

Since it seems like this winter and it's insane cold is never ending, here is yet another cold weather style post. 

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Frugal Options: Jenni Kayne D'Orsay Flat

I saw the D'Orsay flat on a few celebrities last summer.  Luckily enough, if you like this shoe, there are lots of versions (different colors and price points) out there to choose from.  Here are a couple:

Jenni Kayne D'Orsay Suede Flat $415

Vince Nina Two-Piece Skimmer $295

Chinese Laundry Women's Easy Does It Flat $59.95

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Outfit Inspiration: Statement Necklaces

I love a statement necklace but I find I don't often think to add one to what I am wearing.  Really, though, they could go with just about anything.  I find these looks so inspiring.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Frugal Option: Joie Astaine Color Block Sweater

Joie's Astaine Color Block Sweater is on sale for $124.49 at Amazon and retailed for $208.00.

Michael Stars - Cotton Color Blocking Pullover Boatneck Sweater is pretty similar and on sale at 6pm for $59.00 down from the original price of $118.00.

If you like the look of this sweater but with a v-neck, Old Navy has a Color-Block Lightweight Sweater for just $24.94.
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