MIU MIU Swarovski sunglasses and glasses chain, Karl Lagerfeld Ikonik sweatshirt, Monrow sweatpants, Nasty Gal faux fur coat, Louis Vuitton backpack, Fendi Rockoko boots
MIU MIU Swarovski sunglasses and glasses chain, Karl Lagerfeld Ikonik sweatshirt, Monrow sweatpants, Nasty Gal faux fur coat, Louis Vuitton backpack, Fendi Rockoko
These are the days that have me smiling until my face hurts. There's no feeling like shopping one of your favorite designer boutiques in one of your favorite cities (New York) and walking the streets with your shopping bag(s). The sales representatives always ask if I want my bags delivered to my hotel and I say "NO, strutting my new purchases around town is part of the fun".
There are benefits - Donning one designer shopping bag entices sales reps in other stores to treat you like royalty - otherwise, they'll probably ignore you! As soon as you walk through the door, you're analyzed, judged and either celebrated or shunned.
I know I seem superficial and I DON'T CARE! I save all my monetary gifts (my husband says bills make the best gift), research endlessly in advance and usually parade Greene Street on a mission. Sometimes, I pre-order and schedule to pick up in the store, rather than having the item delivered. I want the in-store, VIP experience. Which, should absolutely include champagne - Shame on you Fendi - Soho!
I'm obsessed with perusing designer sites and take pride in my vast knowledge of what's new and trendy. I'm a master at finding hard-to-get designer products and often have friends abroad purchase bags and mail them to me. YES, I'm ridiculous, addicted to fashion AND I have great friends!
The thrill of procuring a limited edition and limited quantity available designer item is hardly describable. That joy is elevated when I purchase in-store. I think most people feel good about purchasing new things, we just all have different desires and needs. Mine happens to be handbags and shoes. My father was in the handbag/luggage industry, so it's no surprise that I would become obsessed with fashion, especially handbags. I also have a strong desire to collect luggage?!
There are many things in life that make me happy, BUT only a mini spree at my favorite designer stores prompt me to get up in the middle of the night to appreciate my purchases. Some things keep a girl awake at night! I'm very fortunate that my insomnia is sometimes a result of awe-inspiring gifts from my husband.
My Outfit - MIU MIU Swarovski sunglasses and glasses chain, Prince Peter Collection Iggy Pop tunic, Sanctuary Nirvana plaid shirt, Rag & Bone wool scarf, Monrow sweatpants, Gucci appliquéd stripe socks, Kendall + Kylie boots, Louis Vuitton Alma Time Trunk handbag
These are the days that have me smiling until my face hurts. There's no feeling like shopping one of your favorite designer boutiques in one of your favorite cities (New York) and walking the streets...
I LOVE this Fendi Peekaboo mini pocket suede handbag (available at Fendi). The Peekaboo style is one of my favorites and the reinvented bag with exterior multipurpose pockets is brilliant. The juxtaposition of the soft and luxurious suede and smooth, structured leather gives this bag a feminine, military vibe. The green leather against the sand suede with gold-finish metalware is the perfect color combination.
This small handbag has two compartments inside, separated by a stiff partition. The Peekoboo style comes with a detachable crossbody strap - I like to accessorize my handbags with straps from the Fendi Strap You collection. Of course, I gifted this Peekaboo handbag to myself!
The word "Clothing" in many languages listed down the front of this Vetements t-shirt (available at MyTheresa) and up the back is intriguing. The super oversized cotton t-shirt makes a simple statement - clothing! Tucked in high-waisted trousers or worn loose over fitted pants with chic high-heeled booties, this t-shirt says "cool girl".
I'm obsessed with these MIU MIU pink fur slip-on sandals (available at Farfetch). The printed cotton vamp dons white mohair giving these sandals a flirty, feminine vibe. I love the contemporary, feminine spirit of this brand AND have to have these sandals..
Another one of my favorites is Moschino. The brand is playful and synonymous with the bear print. The 3D-like "This Is Not A Moschino Toy" print against the pink t-shirt dress (available at Farfetch) is feminine, but with a little edge - a safety pin infected bear is kinda morbid! I love this shade of pink and am a huge fan of the ever-changing bear print. Moschino t-shirts and t-shirt dresses are high-quality. The cotton is medium weight and soft. I may or may not have a few!
I'm a sneaker kinda girl and usually opt for basic white kicks, but I'll make a exception for these Moschino logo print sneakers (available at Farfetch) . These basic white leather sneakers showcase the Moschino logo along the leather and white rubber sole. Moschino is one of the few brands that print the logo on the clothing and accessories that I will wear. I would pair these sneakers with chic sweatpants or a t-shirt dress. Maybe even with a super-feminine Zimmerman dress.
One of my first brand obsessions - Jil Sander. I've since moved on, but this Jil Sander transparent shopper tote (available at Farfetch) has sparked my interest again. This grocery bag-like tote has a front zip pocket, with the Jil Sander logo. Transparent bags are tricky - you gotta be mindful of what you display in there. I suggest a neutral cosmetic bag to hold all of your handbag essentials. I gotta have this one..
I LOVE this Fendi Peekaboo mini pocket suede handbag (available at Fendi). The Peekaboo style is one of my favorites and the reinvented bag with exterior multipurpose pockets is...
Fenty X Puma Trapper Hat, Alexander Mcqueen skull embellished sunglasses, 3.1 Phillip Lim flight vest, Agolde sweatshirt, Monrow camo sweatpants, Fendi Rockoko boots, Rag & Bone Aston convertible bag
Fenty X Puma Trapper Hat, Alexander Mcqueen skull embellished sunglasses, 3.1 Phillip Lim flight vest, Agolde sweatshirt, Monrow camo sweatpants, Fendi Rockoko boots, Rag & Bone Aston convertible...
It's my favorite time of the year - Fendi's Spring/Summer collection is trickling off the runway and hopefully, in to my closet! I usually fall for too many items in the Spring/Summer collection and this season is no exception.
I'm obsessed with this green multi-accessory belt. It has a removable mobile phone pocket, multipurpose pouch and a gold-finish metalware key ring and clip. LOVE. This belt is also available in white, black and rust red.
I'm a huge fan of Fendi bag accessories and love the Strap You collection. This green leather shoulder strap has a removable cellphone pocket with a zipper closure and gold-finish metalware details. This strap is also available in black. I would pair this green multi-purpose strap with a pale pink or nude bag. I love the army green and pink color combination. I have to have this Strap You belt. HINT HINT..
I want this one too! This Strap You leather shoulder strap has a removable cellphone pocket with a zipper closure, gold-finish metalware, tone on tone leather details and the contrasting printed FF motif. This bag accessory is also available in white and a rusty orange. I would don the black and green across a white t-shirt or shirt dress.
This one is my favorite. The brown leather pockets belt bag is square shaped, with an adjustable belt. It has three multi-purpose pockets along the front and one pocket in the back with a zip closure. The matte "brown" calf skin looks like a dark beige to me - I love this nude shade. This belt bag also has gold-finish metalware. You can wear this belt bag around your waist, across your body or over your shoulder. LOVE! I want all four of these innovative Fendi designs.
It's my favorite time of the year - Fendi's Spring/Summer collection is trickling off the runway and hopefully, in to my closet! I usually fall for too many items in the Spring/Summer collection and...
MIU MIU Swarovski sunglasses and glasses chain, Prince Peter Collection Iggy Pop tunic, Sanctuary Nirvana plaid shirt, Monrow sweatpants, Gucci appliquéd stripe socks, Fendi Rockoko boots, Louis Vuitton Alma Time Trunk handbag
MIU MIU Swarovski sunglasses and glasses chain, Prince Peter Collection Iggy Pop tunic, Sanctuary Nirvana plaid shirt, Monrow sweatpants, Gucci appliquéd stripe socks, Fendi Rockoko boots, Louis...
The Gucci display at Holt Renfrew on Bloor Street in Toronto is fabulous. There's an entire block of the store dedicated to the extravagant furniture lineup, gorgeous clothing and designer accessories.
There was a few vacant Gucci chairs and couldn't help but get in the display. I was terrified security would come by and say Ma'am, please get out of the display and leave the store! I didn't get busted and got a few great pics.
If I had known I would've dressed for the occasion. Here I am in the Gucci display donning everything but Gucci - Karl X Kaia sweatshirt, Monrow camo sweatpants, Gucci appliquéd striped socks (inside my boots and out of site), Fendi Rockoko boots, Louis Vuitton Alma Time Trunk handbag.
The Gucci display at Holt Renfrew on Bloor Street in Toronto is fabulous. There's an entire block of the store dedicated to the extravagant furniture lineup, gorgeous clothing and designer...
MIU MIU star embossed sunglasses, 3.1 Phillip Lim flight vest, Karl X Kaia sweatshirt, Monrow camo sweatpants, Gucci appliquéd striped socks, Fendi Rockoko boots, Louis Vuitton Alma Time Trunk handbag (Trompe L'oeil Effect)
MIU MIU star embossed sunglasses, 3.1 Phillip Lim flight vest, Karl X Kaia sweatshirt, Monrow camo sweatpants, Gucci appliquéd striped socks, Fendi Rockoko boots, Louis Vuitton Alma Time Trunk...
..TOODLES 2018. It was a rough one emotionally, but my beauty exploration and fashion addiction survived the madness and remained strong and exciting! I'm heading into 2019 with a new attitude towards health and beauty. My shoe and handbag addiction will probably continue to be ridiculous (by some standards), but 2018 has taught me to make changes, embrace new brands and get creative with my style and makeup.
My biggest obsession is sunglasses. I purchased too many Chloé sunglasses this year! MIU MIU sunnies recently took over my looks, but Chloé reigns supreme on my sunnies shelf.
I just snagged these MIU MIU star embossed sunglasses and Swarovski crystal embellished sunglasses and glasses chain at Holt Renfrew in Toronto. LOVE! I'll be seeing stars in 2019!
My personal style remains the same - chic joggers and sock-style boots with printed t-shirts and sweatshirts. My favorite clothing brands are 3.1 Phillip Lim, Fenty X Puma, Tularosa, GRLFRND, Mother, Spell & The Gypsy Collective, For Love & Lemons, Monrow sweatpants , Karl Lagerfeld and Fiorucci (t-shirts and sweatshirts) and Nation LTD (to name a few).
My infatuation with designer shoes and handbags remains expensive! Louis Vuitton handbags are still taking over my collection. I finally found myself an LV sales representative in New York and she's fabulous. Some LV bags are impossible to get (unless you have a rep). She snagged me a Summer Trunk tote and Time Trunk Alma handbag as soon as they hit the sales floor. She's my handbag fairy!
After a five year hiatus, Gucci has made a comeback in my collection. My husband tracked down a Gucci bag I had been coveting for months and gave it to me for our 10 year anniversary. Best gift a girl could get! AND, of course, I'm still a Chloé girl and LOVE Chloé handbags.
I LOVE BOOTS! I'm still rocking Fendi Rockoko and Yeezy sock-style boots. I purchased too many Adidas sneakers in 2018, got some Chloé boots and a new pair of Fendi fur slides (possibly the best purchase of 2018). I'm looking forward to summer, so I can strut around in my mew Fendi slides.
Another year gone and while I spent most of my time shopping and exploring new beauty products, my go-to brands remain the same. For anti-aging, Neocutis is my favorite. I got a mini fridge for Christmas and am keeping my Neocutis products in there. Applying cold eye and face creams is new to me and I love it! AND, I still love Bobbi Brown Cosmetics Hydrating Face Cream (great for calming rosacea) and Extra Eye Repair Cream.
My favorite make-up brands list has changed a little. Benefit Cosmetics, Too Faced, Dior and beautyblender reign supreme in my Cosmocube. Oh and there's a few KKW Beauty products in there too - love the brushes. My long-time favorites, Bobbi Brown and Laura Mercier are still taking up some real estate in the cube.
I still get IPL (Intense Pulsed Light Treatment) and Clear + Brilliant laser Treatment. These two combined leave my skin looking fresh, vibrant and reduce the appearance of my rosacea. They are painful and expensive, but worth it. I'm also still doing botox. I've had a few botched jobs and am a little turned off, but I think it's about finding the right dermatologist..
My hair is finally back to normal. I suffered from botched hair for two years and it was a struggle. The silver lining is that I tried too many hair care products and shared my thoughts on b.a.gorgie.com. I hope my product reviews helped a few of you. Surprisingly, I introduced a new shampoo and conditioner to the routine in 2018. My long-time favorite Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil shampoo and conditioner still have a permanent spot in the shower, but now I'm alternating with Olaplex No. 4 Bond Maintenance shampoo and No. 5 Bond Maintenance conditioner. This stuff is amazing!
I tried Coolsculpting and got "minimal results". Highly disappointing. After waiting four months for maximum results and feeling like I spent too much money and wasted my time, I decided to start working out (there are no shortcuts). I also changed my eating habits. I'm eating healthier and smaller portions. I'm proud to say, I've lost 14 lbs. YUP! It was a slow process (took an entire year)! I have another 6 lbs to go and am hoping to get a MIRROR Home Gym in the 2019. HINT HINT.. I'm also considering the new fat reducing procedure Vanquish. I'll let ya know how it goes.
My favorite body wash and creams are Sol de Janeiro and Aveeno (for those sensitive days). The caramel-pistachio scent of Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum body cream, Brazilian Crush body mist and Brazilian 4 Play moisturizing shower cream-gel are delicious! This cosmetic brand has made a few appearances on the blog and still reigns supreme.
That's my favorite cosmetics, procedures, fashion brands and style diary for 2018. I'm still a cosmetic junkie and am obsessed with shoes and handbags. I have a few trips in 2019 and am already planning my outfits..
..TOODLES 2018. It was a rough one emotionally, but my beauty exploration and fashion addiction survived the madness and remained strong and exciting! I'm heading into 2019 with a new attitude...
I LOVE sweaters and boots. Summer is fun and I don't mind the barely-there outfits, but the heat is exhausting. I'm happy to invite Fall/Winter and the clothing, but will probably be complaining come March..
My list this month is one of my favorites - This Dolce & Gabbana "Fashion Devotion" t-shirt (available at FARFETCH) is the perfect accessory to a chunky sweater. Paired with jeans, chic joggers or a skirt, this first layer "says a lot"! Unfortunately, it's way outta the budget, so Imma take inspiration and shop elsewhere.
I have been coveting the Chloé Rylee Ankle Boot(available at FARFETCH) since the Fall/Winter 2018 show. The rubber sole and heal are perfect for snow and the military vibe pairs perfectly with cozy sweatpants. YES, I'm obsessed with chic joggers. These boots come in two styles - the ankle boot and medium (up to your calf) boot. LOVE!
Another Chloé design - the Velvet Stiletto Ankle Boot(available at FARFETCH) is GORGEOUS! These boots are sophisticated and sheer perfection. The metallic heal, velvet design and crisscross straps the perfect juxtaposition - feminine and masculine.
When I saw these Fendi Fur Slides(available at Mytheresa), my heart skipped beat. I know, you may hate me for loving fur, but to each his own. These super-cozy, fur slides are everything I want in a sandal. The pink and brown logo detailed fur is soft and the sole provides ample cushion. I purchased this style fur slide in a different embellishment/color scheme a few seasons ago and still love them. YES, I deserve these and I bought them for myself!
I'm a Tibi fan. This brand is chic, simple, but a little different. This Tibi Cashmere V-neck Patch Pocket Oversized Pullover(available at Tibi and FARFETCH)looks so cozy. Trust me, I know Tibi - the clothing is high-quality and the knits are super comfy. I would wear this sweater over and over..
I'm not a yellow fan, but am loving this Calvin Klien Roadrunner Intarsia Reversed Seam Virgin Wool Jumper(available at FARFETCH). The Looney Tunes throwback is too fun! Pair this fun fashion sweater with chic bottoms for date night, a party or casual Friday.
I LOVE sweaters and boots. Summer is fun and I don't mind the barely-there outfits, but the heat is exhausting. I'm happy to invite Fall/Winter and the clothing, but will probably be complaining come...