Friday, July 30
Marc Jacobs, $2,950
Miu Miu, $490
La Mer, $1,2000 (I need that full tub, baby!)
Lizzie Scheck, $375
Louis Vuitton, $870
Marc Jacobs, $950
Manolo Blahnik, $1050
Things I need (want) for fall:
Nanette Lepore, $460
Isabella Fiore, $88
Louis Vuitton Speedy 25, $495
James Jeans, $136
Thursday, July 29
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Despite my no-shopping-until-September rule I made yesterday after the shoe splurge, I went back to Barneys New York. Well- I had a good reason! They forgot to include the shoe bags for the Manolos... I decided to do a quick run through of the main floor ONLY- and I found these cutie headbands on sale :-D Who was I kidding... I knew that rule would be short-lived anyway!
I got two, both by Jennifer Ouellette. The first is like the picture above but in black. The second is the same also, but without the ties and in peach. I really like the peach one. Since I have black hair I think it pops out. Oh I'm glad I have bangs now :)
Wednesday, July 28
Moley + Lulu
P.S. Just bought a bunch of sorbet-colored baby t-shirts, ribbon, and pin-on flowers. Hopefully as soon as I get a little bit of free time I'm gonna sew up some doggie couture for lulu. =)
Who knew shoes could be so fun! Okay, okay, *I* never realized shoes could be so fun ^.^ Actually, I was never a big "shoe" person- just a casual Via Spiga heels for going out type of person, but strictly flip flops the rest of the time. (I'm all about comfort) But, since today was the last day of the Barneys sale, and I had to go buy bridesmaid shoes for Soo's wedding, I decided to stop by & see what Mr. Blahnik & Mr. Choo had to offer.
I've always wanted to wear pointy/closed-toe shoes, but being a size 9, 9 1/2, I gave up after the first few pairs made me look like the wicked witch of the west. But today not only did I find the perfect pink satin pair for the wedding, I also found a pair of leather Prada's with a lower heel... perfect for jeans! Actually as soon as I came home I tried them both on with jeans and they looked great. Also I found a cute pair of Marc Jacob black heels. I was iffy about the white stitching at first... but then I realized they match my Luella. ^.^ And I've been looking for the perfect pair of heels to wear with my "Rachel Pally" pants, and these go really well.
Then came the overwhelming fear of paying for the shoes... did I really need 3 pairs of shoes, at the same time? Well I absolutely needed the bridesmaid shoes, that's the main reason I went to Barney's in the first place! And I've been looking for a pair of black heels since I've had to retire my old ones, and these make my legs look long and my feet look small. And the Pradas look so good with jeans! I've been looking for a pair of dressy shoes to wear with jeans.
So I decided I couldn't part with any of them and brought the whole entourage home. I guess this isn't a big deal to most people, but I've *never* spent that much on shoes before. Actually I beat up my shoes pretty badly so I've never justified spending more than $150 on a pair of shoes [since they usually last me at most a month] but these were so pretty.
Tuesday, July 27
Monday, July 26
I also watch Passions- I really like Whitney's style on there. Of course it probably had something to do with the fact that she has an awesome body: she has incredibly toned shoulders and arms that she shows off with off-shoulder tops and halter tops. But I love the color pallettes they put on her, whether neutrals or bright colors.
I normally use MOR Sugar Scrub in Green Tea but this time they were out of stock. The salesguy recommended this line for a good exfoliating scrub that won't break down while you're using it. Plus it doesn't have as much oil content as the normal sugar scrubs do, so hopefully this will make my skin feel smoother. It smells good! Gonna test it tonight.
A couple of weeks ago I saw Frederic Fekkai's Creme Luxueuse at Sephora and it reminded me of the craze last Christmas when Oprah had it on her show. (A $65 bottle was selling for $110 on eBay!) So I decided to test it and it felt and smelled sooo good. I knew that this would be my next lotion to try once I run out of my Kiehl's, but I couldn't part with $65 for that little bottle. Today I saw the lotion alternative with the same ingredients with a lighter formula and a more affordable price. I've never tried anything but Frederic Fekkai hair products so I'm going to try this one first and if I like it then I'll buy the Creme Luxueuse the next time. (BTW- anyone who's tried this creme, please feel free to comment & let me know how you like it!)
2 C&C California Tanks (Tie-dye blue, Yellow)
Black Asymmetrical cotton skirt with tiers in the back from Urban Outfitters
Royal Blue Converse
Sunday, July 25
What is it with these Juicy bags that are so attractive? When the first season of bags came out at Bloomingdale's Century City, I spent 10 minutes just looking up at the wall, eyeing each one. The different shapes, colors, details, they all have this "something" that lures your attention to check out each one.
The thing is- they just compel me to look, not to buy. But everytime I pass by Bloomingdale's I always pause to look at each one, see which ones they have left, which new ones were introduced. I don't want one, I wouldn't carry one, and I won't buy one. But why are they so fun to look at?
I guess that's the very definition of eye candy, isn't it?
Saturday, July 24
Friday, July 23
I arrived in the store within the hour and snatched up 6 sorbet colors... lime tank, pink tank, blue tie-dye tank, yellow tank, yellow short sleeve scoop, and a teal blue bell sleeve. I just can't resist a good deal. Plus when you think about it... that's uhm, ... 30 different combinations of 2 layers each. Wait, is that right? (n-1)!... oh, whatever. Everyone knows C&C on sale anywhere is worth it.
They also had a great rack of jeans... Blue Cult, Miss Sixty, and Paper Denim... mostly in size 25, 26. Damnit. Even if I pulled a Mary Kate (or was it Ashley) and reduced myself to bones I couldn't fit into a size 25 pant.
Wednesday, July 21
I had my vacation goal set: I was going to get me a Speedy 25. Or even a 30. I hadn't even made up my mind yet. Well after 2 inconclusive visits into the vuitton store, I found myself in Neiman Marcus drooling over the Luella Bartley bag. I never really thought about getting one, and I never saw one I liked in person because Fred Segal only had the large green ones left. Today must have been my lucky day though, because there was a huge display of pinks and whites and oranges and greens... and wow the black is cute. Hey the black is really cute.
So my commonsense decision of buying a Speedy (in hopes that it would last longer than my white botkier trigger bag) wiltered away and I came home with my new Luella. (except in black)
Thursday, July 15
obsession with beauty products. I've tried and tested products in all areas and
found the best and the worst of everything. Here is a list of my current daily
routine for the Spring/Summer, in order of application:
Blisslabs Lemon Sage Soapy Sap
Shower gel, great for the bath also! I love the fresh lemon+sage
scent along with the brisk lather is produces in your loofah.
Kiehl's Creme de Corps
This super-enriched, nourishing
treatment with Beta-Carotene has been my long time favorite. It is a bit
heavy and takes a little longer to soak in, but worth the wait! No scent.
Frederic Fekkai Technician Shampoo & Conditioner
I just love the way this smells. :) Makes your hair
feel healthy and strong.
Frederic Fekkai Glossing Cream
You know how your hair looks best the day after you
wash it? Get that look right after you shower with this cream. It uses
olive oil to give you shine and manageability and it smells good too.
Caudalie Instant Foaming Cleanser
I just love foam pumps.-----
Kiehl's Cucumber Herbal Alcohol-Free Toner
Does not smell good (at all) but leaves your skin
feeling amazingly fresh and smooth.
NARS Make-Up Primer
No matter what type of foundation, tinted moisturizer,
or powder you use, this is a must-have before make-up application to make
your skin look smooth and your make-up look natural. Smells good too.
Murad Oil-Free Sunblock Sheer Tint SPF 15
Very sheer. I bought this originally thinking it was a
moisturizer, which it's not. But for "normal" skin it works just as well
and has SPF too.
La Mer The Lip Balm
I just love the way this smells (or tastes?) and it leaves your lips
feeling soft & plump. Doesn't last long (cos I keep licking it off?) but
it feels so good!
NARS The Multiple in Palm Beach
Flattering on just about all skin shades, I use this
when I'm pale, when I'm a little bit tan, and it is so easy! Just apply &
blend, and you got yourself an instant tan ;).
NARS Blush in Orgasm
This shade is also flattering on all skin shades, and
gives you just the right amount of glow. Layer over the multiple for a
LORAC Eye Shadow Trio in Love Triangle
Perfect shades for summer in colors that don't compete
with each other. Use the lightest pink to highlight and blend with the
bronze to create depth.
Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler
Gives you perfectly curled lashes every time, and it
just doesn't break no matter how much abuse it goes through in my make-up
IMX Custom Mixed Lip Gloss
I discovered this custom lip gloss at Fred Segal's in
Santa Monica and I'm in LOVE with my peachy melon. I chose a peach base
with a little bit of gloss and mixed it with a melon scent. They also give
you a cool speedpass-like keychain in case you need to come back for
YvesSaintLaurent In Love Again
A lush blend of fresh fruits, soft, watery florals, and sexy musk
kissed with sandalwood. Smells fresh and not too girly.
H2O Plus Hand and Nail Cream
I bring this hand lotion everywhere, it is lightweight, non-greasy
and works right away to soften hands. Silk protein and vitamin E help nourish
nails and cuticles.