FAB Chic Baby Deals

The peach colored satin pillowcase signals to 9 month old Mademoiselle that it’s time to go to sleep, and watching her crawl quickly to the marked spot on the bed is absolutely adorable. This seemingly small event caused me to search for the cute travel blanket and pillow set I saw on Saks’ website some time ago. While flipping through the pages, I discovered the following cute items on sale:

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Lipstick Backpack

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Juicy Couture Floral Print Sandal

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The Truly Fabulous Can Now Go On A Picnic

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Now, this is how a diva goes on a picnic or to the beach. 

Can I just tell you how excited I was when I stumbled across this super fabulous, stylish cooler a few months ago? I nearly lost my mind. Can you see why? How cute is that! This definitely isn’t your daddy’s cooler. Yes, it’s actually a cooler.

I waited impatiently for Puma to finally add Wander’s sophisticated outdoor lounge gear to their website and was elated when they finally did. His collection, including a matching tent, beach towels, and inflatable bed, is a great way to kick off the summer in style.

  


The Charmed Ones

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The old adage, “There’s nothing new under the sun” definitely holds true for the latest fashion trend, charms. Charms have been around since the age of Egyptian Pharaohs, who wore them around their necks and wrist not only for protection, but also as a symbol of status. Charms also served a practical purpose for Christians, Jewish scholars, knights, and kings. They were worn to represent family lineage, profession, political standing, and used to gain access into secret meetings. As the centuries forged ahead, though charms became synonymous with the wealthy and well-educated, they eventually lost their magical lure for the upper classes, but were widely worn by members of the lower classes. It wasn’t until the 20th century that charms were worn as fashionable pieces of jewelry. People wore lockets, family crests, replicas of popular local items dangling from bracelets and necklaces. 

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Today, charms are once again popular for both the upper and lower classes, and can be seen hanging not only from bracelets and necklaces, but cell phones and purses. For some, charms may carry a significant meaning and for others it’s all about the cute factor.

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Nanora asked me what the deal was with charms, at the time I told her I didn’t know why they were so popular, but I knew I wanted one of Aaron Basha’s charms. I fell in love with Basha’s charms about a year and a half ago. I was drawn by the craftsmanship, delicate designs, and of course, the diamonds. I just think they are the most adorable charms I’ve seen around. While I can’t see myself forking out $1800 – $4600 for one of these beauties, I love admiring them as an exquisite piece of art.     

 


Five Things I Want Now

I’m ready to ditch the black for a much lighter wardrobe. I really admire this soft, ultra feminine ruffled bomber by D&G. 

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I don’t know what it’s like in your neck of the woods, but it is hot out here on the west coast. This Juicy tube dress is just what I need to stay cool and oh so fashiolicious.

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Whenever my autograph is required, I quickly pull out Crystal studded pen. I get a ton of compliments when I do, and everyone wants to know where on earth I found such a pen. I fell in love with my current pen, a shimmering Swarovski green, but retailers know how to keep you coming back for more. I definitely want one of these colorful cuties now.    

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I’m looking forward to the day when I can once again enroll into a Bikram yoga class. I’m looking forward to perfecting my tree pose and attending class in style with these cute accessories.

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I’m so ready to create my own outdoor sanctuary where I can dine, sit quietly, and read a book while sipping on a cold glass of Italian soda with cream.

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Lighten Up: Shades of Summer Home Office Edition

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Remember that desk I mentioned I was suppose to be shopping for some time ago? I still haven’t purchased one, but fortunately was able to find a simply one I like a few weeks ago when I went into West Elm, one of the stores where I go to find the latest, most unique reasonably priced items for my home. As soon as I walked through the doors, that giddy feeling I get on the inside whenever I see something I can’t live without possessed my soul, I knew it was going to be my lucky day. In fact, Jay told me the staff worked well into the wee hours of the morning on the new floor sets to showcase the new merchandise. 

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I fell in love with everything I laid my eyes upon. Before I found what I was looking for, I spotted the perfect table for my mother’s newly remodeled home. She had been looking for the perfect bistro table for awhile and was delighted that I had found one for her.  I was, and still am, so inspired by the different shades of blue the store is offering for the summer, in particular, the color they call blue moon. The color invokes feelings of utter calm and unruffled repose. I think the desk and matching chair will be perfect in a room with accents of the same color, especially a bedroom, the place where most go to rest and seek refuge from a stressful day. I suspect various shades of blue as well as green will gain popularity as the season progresses.

In the retail world, summer is quickly coming to an end, which means nothing more than tons of discounts for people like you and me. The desk was on backorder until today, which works out well because now it’s on sale.

It’s a great time for you to stock up on colors that bring you a sense of peace and quiet, colors that will help you lighten up a bit and brighten up your home.

   


How Cute Is That?

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These cute paper water proof placemats are perfect for spring. $20 for four at Velocity Art and Design.

 

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Lap desk for those who like working in bed and need a solid surface to write on. $24.99 at the Container Store.

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Where have you been all of my life! Life.doc is a perfect way of storing all of your important documents in one place. $29.95 at Wishing Fish.

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True fashionistas serve it with style. High heel cake server at Wishing Fish, $20. 

 


Honey Child Lemme Tell You…

…about these dainty little tee’s.

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Remember when “honey child” used to be the popular term used affectionately around girlfriends or beloved family members? It was definitely around the time when I was wearing ponytails with ribbons and barrettes. Honey Child tee’s have me slipping back down memory lane to a youthful time when I didn’t have a care in the world. It makes me all giddy inside just thinking about those fun times.

Honey Child is the brain child of, Tracy, the wife of basketball player Alonzo Mourning. 

Just in time for the summer!