I found this crazy-amazing purse at Louis Vuitton in Scottsdale, Arizona. There were only two things stopping me from getting it: a) it is around $17, 000 and I don’t have that kind of spare change. B) It is made out of real python which are apparently an endangered species. Making this an endangered bag (love it!). Making it completely illegal in the state of California and a headache to take across the border. Oh well, maybe next time… Let’s ogle its beauty regardless.
I’m not really one for trainers and my numbers are surprisingly limited in comparison to the rest of my shoe collection, however, there is something about these “Indian Print” (not sure why they are called that but I’m going with it) pair from Balanciaga that really has caught my eye.
Designer sneakers? Are they worth it? (Guilty of Chanel hightops here…) Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!
Christian Louboutin’s spiked Pigalles for Spring 2014 look to me as if they are covered in those dot candies I used to get at my aunts house growing up. Do they look sugar coated to anyone else? This is one of those shoes that I’d refer to as “Sesame Street Chic”. It is what happens when I see primary colours all over a pair of shoes. Regardless, I still like how friendly the feel.
As much as I enjoy dressing up in feminine flowing tops and dresses, I love the look of jeans, and a t-shirt with a blazer and heels. This is one of my work uniforms that I go to when I’m feeling particularly relaxed (like today!) where I look fairly casual but just dressed well enough so nobody can say anything. I push boundaries all the time with my work uniform, and these two t-shirts have already made their appearance in the classroom.
I think this is one of the silliest tops I own. I grabbed this on my holiday in Arizona a few weeks ago and pretty much love it. My favourite part? The random outerspace-print 3/4 sleeves. I wore this with a pair of Valentino shoes last week and as casual as I looked, nobody dared say anything because well… nobody else was in Valentino. Winning.
I also grabbed this shirt from J.Crew on my trip, and this one is pretty close to my heart. Teach for America is a non-profit organisation that sends certified teachers into urban and rural schools with the goal of increasing literacy rankings. They also raise awareness of the need of strong literacy programs in schools. The end goal is to increase the number of graduates in highschools as well as the number that go on to attain a secondary education. The money raised from these t-shirts go to the foundation. So, yay! On that note… back to report card writing!
There is a difference between wearing pink lips and new Jimmy Choo sunglasses when it is +30 and -50. The latter, doesn’t quite feel as good because your lipgloss ACTUALLY FREEZES. Also, lip pencils are my new lipstick. The colour lasts so much longer and it is so much more precise than the lipstick that would have melted in my purse last week. Wearing: Mac Shock Value Pro Lip Pencil with Sheen Supreme Lipglass tint in Bubble Gum.
Sure it was a couple weeks ago now, but I keep thinking of how utterly, insanely amazing the Burberry Prorsum show was a couple weeks ago. I am completely enamoured with what is nearly the entire line- everything from those floral purses to the monogrammed scarves and the feminine trenches.
I could never pick my favourite look, so I just grabbed a few snaps I adore instead.
I spent the entirety of last week sunbathing, running, shopping, and soaking up all the goodness a holiday to my favourite state can offer. Now that I am back up north stuck in the -43 (I really wish I was kidding) weather, I find myself counting the days down until Easter when I can head back south for another welcoming dose of heat exhaustion and mild sunburns.
So what exactly was I up to? Check it out:
A view of part of the back yard. The hummingbirds were so cute to watch, coming right up to me at the bird bath and cooling off from the head of the day. When I was home, I spent 90% of the time on a chez lounge enjoying the sunshine. I hadn’t been outside that much for that long since last summer.
I spent an afternoon shopping in Tempe where my life flashed before my eyes. No, not necessarily because of this alligator attack, but because of all the sketchy people at the outlet mall. Thank goodness I was able to seek refuge in H&M!
One afternoon I forced myself to skip my nap and went for a hike instead. I climbed to what could have been the top of the world, but I knew better. Still, it was a crazy climb and the view at the top was certainly worth it.
More to come from the trip- I’m saving the rest for another couple posts.
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