My Mom just bought this bag...and now I want it too. The copper color is perfect for holiday parties or any party for that matter. It's the ultimate "go with any outfit bag". It's made of pure leather and lined with tweed on the inside. I love how the intricate roses on the back and front of the bag make it look like you are carrying a work of art. The zip closure is ideal as well, to make sure your makeup won't slide out if you turn your bag upside down. (I've had lip pencils slide out of the top of my snap-flap envelope style clutches, it was embarrassing having to gather all my things.) For $245, it is really not such an outrageous price for such a bag. The bag is being sold exclusively at eLuxury.com.
I finally found snowsuits for the kids! My son's was found on the clearance rack of a department store here for $40 bucks. It was the last toddler boys snowsuit left and it was a size 4T by Osh Kosh. My son currently wears 3T but I figured, if I'm going to buy a snowsuit for $40 on clearance, it damn well better last me thru next year's winter as well. Now on to the twins. They currently wear 18 months size but since I already bought my son a suit one size up, I might as well buy theirs the same way. The hunt for toddler girls snowsuits in a size 2T ended at Amazon.com (and they also happened to be Osh Kosh....thank you Osh Kosh B'gosh for thinking ahead and creating an extra supply of snowsuits.). No store in the whole city had a size 2T or even 18 month snowsuit for girls! It must be true, females outnumber the male population. I ended up having to pay $10 in shipping charges but I finally found snowsuits for all the kids that they can use next year as well. Now I need to finish up my quest for toddler snowboots.
By the way, if you need a swimsuit for this summer, better shop now (even though it's 18 degrees outside). By the time summer rolls around, the stores are only going to be selling winter coats.
I normally don't like to talk about politics because everyone has a very strong opinion about one topic or the other and it usually ends up in a heated debate that makes everyone wish they were talking about something else (at least the non-confrontational people like me). But I think I am not alone in my thinking that President Bush is a complete moron. Don't you wish this was tomorrow's headline?
There's alot of talk of impeachment these days, especially since it was released that Dubya's been playing Big Brother for the past four years. However, as much as we would like to impeach Bush, we can't. Because if we impeach Bush, Dick Cheney automatically becomes Leader of the Free World. Yeah, I'm shuddering just thinking about that one. And should we be able to impeach Cheney as well, the Bitch-in-Chief Condi Rice becomes President. Double shudder. Yeah, sorry folks. Even though we hate him, for the good of the country, we have to stick it out with this idiot for two more years. He is the lesser of two evils, and I think he knows it too, that's why he keeps smiling in front of the cameras. The joke is really on us. [photo source]
It is not even officially winter, yet all the stores here in New York have run out of snowsuits and snow boots, especially in the toddler sizes. What's going on? My parents have a great yard for sledding and I want to take the kids out to enjoy the wintery weather of the Upstate I grew up in, yet finding a snowsuit and boots even at Walmart is becoming mission impossible. There are tons of sleds, but no outerwear available. The salespeople said they were all gone in September, when it was sunny and 70 degrees outside. Now that it is freezing and snowing outside, stores are fully stocked with swimsuits, shorts, and spring clothes. What kind of skewed logic is this? It's winter, shouldn't I be able to by winter clothes in the store?? I'm being forced to look online (where I'm facing slim pickings as well) and pay extra for rush delivery so we can sled before we go back home (where we barely have a yard).
Bollywood actress Urmila was the epitome of glamour when she recently attended a star studded wedding in Mumbai. I never knew rust and blue could work so well together, I'm going to have to try that next time I go to a party. I also like how she didn't wear a typical Indian "set" with this, just earrings and a cuff so the focus could be on her sari (which is probably a Manish Malhotra original). For me, the piece de resistance is her Louis Vuitton clutch, which can be purchased at eLuxury.com for $580.
I watch Blues Clues with my kids at least 6 times a day, so it's only natural that I have become completely enamored with the cute guy who plays Joe (actor Donovan Patton for those who want to know). Last night, I dreamt that I had hired a sitter for the kids and I was getting ready to go out for a night on the town. We were going to go out for fajitas at my favorite Tex-Mex place and then go clubbing in the city. You'd think my "date" would be my husband, but no, it was Joe from Blues Clues! Joe was out of his usual uniform and wearing jeans and a regular t-shirt and sweater combo. He had a Corona in his hand and asked me "Are you ready to go?" and I was like "yeah, let's get out of here," and then I woke up. Damn. Just as things were about to get good.
eLUXURY.com has finally figured out that if customers are willing to pay up to one month's rent for a handbag, the least they could do is give them free shipping. The site has the cream of the crop of handbags, and most of all, it is the only authorized retailer of LV on the internet. All the other sites that claim to sell LV are frauds, stay away from them. The last thing you want is to be caught with a fake Louis.
Anyway, I saw this bag on their site that I absolutely adore! It's the Metallic Blake in Silver by Marc Jacobs, and it's so cute. Teri Hatcher has been seen carrying it as well. I've seen a few knock-offs of this design at stores like Target and Macy's but no one seems to be making this bag better than Marc Jacobs. The lining inside is suede and all the pockets are easy access with push buttons to open and close. The bag retails for $975.