Thursday, March 31, 2011

A Lady

I try to limit myself to a certain dollar amount for shopping each year. This year, the allotted amount will be small due to the fact that I'm on my way to filing for a divorce - If I was being really strict, it should be non-existent, but shopping is therapeutic for me. For example, you really don't want to know how much I spent the second half of last year when my marriage went down the tubes.

But anyway, back to a happier topic, I've always been a bag person, first and foremost. So major purchases for me are typically of the carrying kind.Although I won't say no to other forms of goodies ;)

My daughter is the same way, although she has more of a shoe addiction.


But I shared my joy of tearing open the lovely big package with her


That's a mighty big box, which threw me off


And while my daughter entertained herself with the bubble wrap, I opened up my arm candy


The Louis Vuitton Alma PM, in Bleu Infini Vernis leather - Spring 2011 color.

It was smaller than I expected, but I love her. She's such a classic, structured, ladylike bag.

For outfits, I tend to mimic the bag and wear a LOT of blues with it - This is definitely a dress-up bag, which is good, as I need to veer away from looking like a high-school teen (think Juicy sweats, hoodies and Uggs), especially when I'm out and about with my 2 year old, without a ring on my finger.


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Hermes Scarf # 2

I have been lusting over Le Pégase d'Hermès in the black/gold colorway since seeing it in MaiTai's blog, when she introduced the SS 2011 collection's summer booklet and I have been anxiously watching for it to appear.

And here she is, my black (or gold?) beauty!


For some reason, I've always been drawn towards their black scarfs - because the other colors (typically gold and silver) tend to really pop. Although now I find out that black is not particularly my "lucky" color....ah well...

The story behind the scarf:


Wearing it for the first time today:


I feel like an air stewardess! Not a bad thing, as I've always thought that air stewardesses (in particular, those of Asian countries) are so glamorous - they always seem so soft-spoken, well put-together and worldly. Heck, I know that when I was young, I wanted to be one!


And I have to say, having it on instantly made me feel so sophisticated! 

Which is a not-so-subtle way of saying that I want more!!!


I had a slight eye infection that forced me to be home on Monday. Bored out of my mind, I broke out the curling iron...and hair is once again, long enough to be curled, without resulting in me looking like I stuck a finger into the light socket.