Here’s a #firstworldproblem if ever there was one. Which Coach bag do I want? I have a $200 gift certificate (thanks for the generous anniversary present, husband!) and just got a 25% off coupon from Gilt. I am currently in possession of the black bag on the left. I got online to make sure it was still in stock so that I can return it and then repurchase it with my coupon (that’s $100 savings!). And that was when I saw the beauty on the right, the colorblock Rory satchel. I’m kind of in love. Okay, a lot in love.
If I didn’t already have an iPhone case that I absolutely love, I would have ordered this the second I saw it on Design*Sponge this morning. L.O.V.E.
I so want to make this “bunny bait.” Only 6 ingredients? That’s my kind of recipe: popcorn, white chocolate candy coating, Easter M&Ms, pretzel sticks, colorful sprinkles. Happy Easter, y’all!
Via Sing for Your Supper (click on the pic for the recipe)
I am obsessed with this Dooney & Bourke bag. It’s white nylon and tan leather, nice and summery, casual material but a bit of a structured look. And I want it now. I’ve convinced myself that I’ll be able to wipe grubby baby paw prints off the white since it’s nylon (I could pre-treat it, yes?). And it’s so roomy, I can carry my stuff and a few things for the little muffin too. It’s totally meant to be, right?
I avoid Georgetown on the weekends like the plague. The traffic is unbearable, parking is a fortune, the sidewalks are too narrow and are teeming with tourists and snotty college kids… No thank you. This leaves me just about never to visit, as like most folks, I work Monday through Friday. But today the stars aligned, giving me this beautiful afternoon off to peruse the shops.
My sights were set on this enamel and gold bracelet from J. Crew. I was expecting it to be a cuff, but it’s composed of links instead. Not a deal breaker, but not what I had envisioned. The true disappointment was the color. The red is far less pinky than it appeared on my computer screen and the pink is almost flesh-toned. Harrumph. At $60, it wasn’t going to be making the trip home with me. Now, suppose it was to eventually go on sale for 50% off? I’d bite.
The bracelet I did want to take home with me was a blue, green and gold enamel cuff from Kate Spade. The problem here was the price tag – $148. Hmm, um, yeaaaahhh… Nope, can’t do it. But it has earned a place on my wishlist. It’s funny that so much gold jewelry has caught my eye. There was a time when I wouldn’t have been caught dead wearing gold. Maybe it’s an age thing.
I also popped into Charm and Duo. It clearly was a jewelry-focused outing. This too is amusing because I am a relative neophyte when it comes to baubles and such. I didn’t get my ears pierced until I was 27! And my sole item of adornment, excluding the recently acquired and now ever-present diamond studs and my wedding rings, is usually my watch. I’m working on embracing jewelry. Bracelets are easier than necklaces. Clothing necklines, lengths of chains/strands, et cetera, trip me up.
I covet this Modalu purse in a major way. It is structured and unlike so many other bags, is not a bottomless pit. The price in dollars is roughly $300, with an additional $25 to ship it from overseas. I could probably justify buying it in black, as I do not have a quality medium/large bag in this most basic of colors. But I hesitate to purchase a black purse right before spring/summer. Hmm…
But, but… I am dying for organization! Just in the nick of time, a review of this shows up in my reader. Where have you been all of my purse-toting life?
Take purse, insert Bag-in-Bag. Bonus: This would make it so easy to move all of my loot from one purse to another (and eliminate the
possibility probability of forgetting to transfer something important). So, for a mere $37 I can turn my Cole Haan tote into the organized bag I crave. Sorry Pippa, I can’t justify you right now. See you in the fall?
I have been lusting after a pair of Frye boots for I can’t even remember how long. My latest obsession is the Frye Paige Tall Riding boot. Hubba hubba! Oftentimes Frye tends toward a more bohemian or western look. That’s all well and good (and I still find them lovely) but that doesn’t mesh too well with my personal style. The Paige, on the other hand, well, I think it’s pretty clear that these are meant to be mine. And as I can’t fit into any of the clothes I want, shoes and purses are my current go-to purchases. Now if only I could find $350 in coins hiding under the sofa cushions.