I stopped buying shoes every week. It was a struggle and I am having withdrawals, I reduced it to once a month (maybe), I just started yesterday. Hopefully school will keep me busy enough to keep me thinking about shoes. But I keep getting e-mails about new styles and I need to get it out of my system or I am going to cry.
10 years ago, when the world wide web was not as intense at it is right now, I considered window shopping as dangerous. When I was 18 (ahhh the good ol days) there was never a time after work where I would go straight home, heck no. I would go straight to the mall or to wherever there are people to flaunt around my new outfit. Yes I know I was both conceited and was totally an attention whore. Man, how things have change, now I don't even want to be the center of attention. Anyway the point is now web-window shopping is also dangerous. How many times have I told myself that I will not buy a certain Rebecca Minkoff or Helmut Lang and that I'd rather wait and hope it goes on sale soon. Countless and more often than not I end up buying them anyway. Well I don't have to suffer or be guilty alone, I am sharing my current infatuations with everyone. Let me know if we have the same obsessions right now. Some I know I wouldn't be able to afford but I still dream about it. lol
Fashion is ever changing and always at a top speed.We always here the big names. Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Gucci, Fendi, etc. we all love them and even the most fashion inept knows them. The stores and other designers follow their designs close by in order to make something affordable to the masses but how about those up and coming? The ones that are considered "indie" or the ones the snobs called "unmentionables" because they do not have that big of a following or store smack right in the middle of America's biggest cities.? I know it is hard to get out there, not just for fashion industry but every where. While I prepare for my BS in Fashion Management and Marketing, I've decided to put my store on hold and gather as much inspiration as I can, and with that research I found some really promising designers. Someday I hope to see them up the with the big guys doing what they do best, as unique as they are.
You and me both sister. I use to eat when I do and it always leads to guilt and sometimes anger about the poor choice of de-stressing. I've decided the only solution to this annoying part of life is shopping, though not cheap, it saves me on gaining more weight (post baby #2) I've decided to be a total girl about it too- Cry, buy a bag, shoes, jewelry, and curl up with a good book. In that order. Sadly I am not ballin' or did not marry some Mr. Grey or Mrs. Crossfire (ode to female lit) but I still love him anyway. So this means I had to "save up" to have some decent shopping money, so my limit is 2 and a book. I need shopping help.
My shopping list includes the following:
Minkoff is having a sale, and I've been wanting some Affair bag. But then I saw 2 more bags from Noelle Et Filles' Flavia mini and Les Envers' Bon Bon Bag, I now I am lost.
For shoes, my worst fear has finally happened, USPS *curses* has finally lost a package that has left me mourning for the Marc Jacobs plaque pump. It maybe my best Poshmark find yet, I wish the credit card bill was the one that got lost. I need a replacement right away.
Jewelry isn't a problem I only have eyes for one right now.
The book as well is easy-breezy, this might be my favorite new series. Fashionable temp turn sleuth is always on my radar. And now that Stephanie Plum is turning into a bust and Sookie is over it is time to move on. After a non-cliff hanger ending for the Chicagoland Vampire Series' latest book, House Rules, I immediately searched for another female book. And that's how I found Lexi Graves' Mystery.
I bought the book Monday 07/23 and finished it 07/24 right around Midnight. I stopped reading what the reviewers think ever since I started my book review blog in 2009. If the blurb catches my attention, I buy it. Although getting an ARC is always fab. So anyway, I love Lexi, her character is so likeable, I can't find anything wrong with her, I always do, but I am positive when the series progress I'll get annoyed with her (yeah I am super optimistic like that). The outcome of the investigation was predictable, but while it did not wow me, I really enjoyed reading it, enough to buy book 2 and 3 that same night I finished the this book.(review for book 2 and 3 coming soon)
Yesterday I finally finish watching all seasons and episodes of Game of Thrones, I didn't think I will like it the much since I am not really into medieval fantasy, except for King Arthur but I did, love it so much that when Robb and Lady Stark (both) died I was devastated, I laughed when I heard people said they are turning their backs on the show because of this loss but now I totally get it. With that said I think I am finally going to try to read the book again, it been sitting in my closet since I bought it in 2007. I tried reading it once and saw the unpronounceable names and decided to move on to the next book and get back to it later. I think the later time has come, I have no patience to wait for the 4th season. I must see more of Daenerys's girl power! What a badass chick, I love her she might be my next fictitious idol. Ok enough ramblings, I am at work and have to done some actual work. haha But before that I wanted to ask you guys what you think of Sansa? Seriously, what's up with her? I do not know exactly what I feel for her. Is she too naive or underneath that she is plotting something? Does she have a plan to maim any of the Lannisters, or is she really just a stupid little girl? It is driving me crazy.
Some clothing article that could be Game of Throne wardrobe worthy
Have you ever saw that one piece of item that makes you want to cry because for whatever good, irritating reason you cannot get it? Mine was/is always budget and too much of something. At this moment I have this 2 items that I am dying to get. Saw them initially from Song of Style's instagram page and eventually I started following them. I had a friend who bought their Hudson, and it was immaculate. The designa nd quality is just wow! How about you what is your current accessory crush?
This week is Necklace week here on Peace Love Flair. My slogan says "turning boring into wow!" And I intend to do just that. Fashion accessories can brighten and add spice to the most plain outfits or compliment the most outrageous ones. I will naked and deprived without it. In my 30 years of life, I never gone out without any of them. The first time I lost an earring my mother was disappointed (and so was I), I was 7, she said as soon as I was cleaned up from the delivery table, I've had that --- 24k gold, stud with emerald earring. She then proceeded in giving me 3 more pairs (in case of loss). It gives me great pleasure to discover new pieces and new designers and I am thrilled to share that I found these talented designers.
It is a leather and PU choker perfect for t-shirt and shorts outfit this coming summer. This Singapore based company not only produces their items hand made, they are also Eco-Friendly. Extra cool points in my book. (click on the photo to get redirected to their website)
How cool is this Mateo Bijoux hammer necklace? Perfect for layering.
Want to conquer your fear of spiders? Start with this adorable rose gold plated 925 sterling silver web and spider necklace from Amorium.
My current favorite statement piece at the moment, you cannot argue that this piece would be a nice topic of conversation and even intrigue. The first time I saw it, "that looks heavy" came to mind, no idea, so far all I can say is this item is brass finished, hammered and handmade.