Friday, September 24, 2010

So much better in theory...

I ordered and bought the new-ish Terrace House Jacket from Anthropologie. Didn't even hesitate to buy it on FP, because in my mind I was going to pair it with so many cute outfits with dark jeans. And my new designer back would complete the ever-so-chic ensemble I was imagining.

I couldn't wait for it to arrive. What a let-down this jacket is. And a good laugh. First off, its not super giving in fit, but most importantly from the side I distinctly resembled a giant empanada wearing jeans.

Back it will go.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Lustworthy Peeps

I'm drooling over these Miu Miu Camel Glitter Patent Ankle Strap Wedges. Gorgeous and sassy, but not tacky. AND a designer heel I can handle.

Mwah. I need them in my life.

How amazing is the back-zip detail?

Miu Miu was the only designer store I wanted to visit while in Italy, and sadly I never made it to one! Maybe I should make it up to myself with these fab shoes?

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Buon Giorno! A sneak peek of my Bella's...

Our trip to Italy was amazing.

Beautiful weather, amazing sites, delicious meals of pasta and tasty house wines... oh and some unforgettable shopping. We found (and purchased, cha-ching) my first year wedding anniversary (which is right around the corner since we opted for a delayed honeymoon), and I also picked up a couple of other amazing jewelery pieces and two great bags, including a 60s-style one-of-a-kind pocketbook, from a well-known artesian in wonderful, wonderful Firenze. The bag is, as I type, currently being custom-made for me in Florence, and shipped in early October.

How freaking amazing and decadant is that?

Through one of my many guidebooks I came across a Florence-based leather store, Cellerini, which has been around since the 50s, and are known for their impeccable quality, Hermes-style bags (but not Hermes-style prices), and their high level of customization. Upon finding the store, I worked with the lovely and debonair Allesandro (such a delightful man!), to select the style, leather, color, color of stitching (seriously?!?!), and length of strap. And voila, my purse goes into the creation stage. Needless to say, I can't wait for it to arrive, and will post pics asap.

In the meantime, wanted to post my other treasures I picked up along our Italian adventure. Obviously, I went the jewelry-route, but in addition to my Cellerini bag, also picked up an amazing Balanciaga dupe.

Apologies for the uber-grainy amateur photos... obv don't do the goodies the justice they deserve!

That's it for now. Blog will be back up in running now that I'm home... thanks for sticking it out while I was traveling!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Goodbye for a few weeks

Hi all,

I'll be traveling Italy for the next two weeks, so the little blog will be going dark until mid-September. Once I return, I'll be sure to post about our adventures... including any/all treats I pick up while there!