Monday MUST Haves – Michael Kors Jet Set Deco Duo

Well here it is lovely’s the latest Monday MUST Have! Michael Kors just recently released their new spring trends and I must say they’ve got me green with envy. Once this blasted weather starts to warm up and finally move us into spring you’ll see lots of black and whites, blues and greens and bold prints. I myself am looking forward to picking up this beauty below:

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As soon as I laid my baby hazel’s on this beaute I could feel my eyes widen and a tiny smirk creep up on my face. The crazy optic print along with the bold freshness of the green will add a nice punch to any outfit. The only downside? It may be a little soon to be sportin’ this bag but fear not! I’ve got just the perfect fix..

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Yes. The matching multifunction phone case. It has a little spot for your iPhone and maybe even room for a lipstick… which makes it easy to dump the bag (not that you’d ever literally dump it) and use it as a wristlet to quickly run into a store or out for a lunch. And ladies, we all know that if it can’t carry at least our phone, money and a lipstick then it ain’t happening right?

Screen shot 2014-02-24 at 2.41.06 PMAnd if either of those items seem a little on the pricier side or maybe just not your style then this little hunk of metal is sure to do it for you. A funky gold chain ring – who wouldn’t want it? Someone’s gonna have to tell 2 Chainz he’s met is match, the stylish match that is…



– A.


Travel tote – $298.00

Multifunction Phone Case – $108.00

Chain Ring – $65.00


Retail Theralympics – The eBay Cleanse


I have recently discovered that when I actually have money I can afford to spend and then go out to spend it, it seems as if I have the intent of purchasing but fail miserably every time. I’ve bought a few handfuls of things off of eBay before and with amazing savings. This has got me pondering and I’ve come to realization that whenever I find something that I want and then look at the price tag and nearly vomit, I usually mutter to myself something to the tune of “oh I could find that cheaper… oh I can make that sheiit myself”, but then I never do. I go home even more depressed than when I started and then I never seem to follow through with finding a better price or actually buying anything at all..

So after my last post and a quickie chat with my girl, I got to thinking… With the Olympics on right now and everyone in the mindset of going for gold, why don’t I challenge myself to go for the RETAIL Gold for unbeatable prices? Why don’t we call it THE RETAIL THERALYMPICS? (get it? Retail Therapy? Olympics?….haha genius!!!) And the first game can be the  eBay “cleanse”, because any time you try to change old habits you should start it with some type of cleanse right?

shoppingolympicsSo here are The eBay Cleanse rules:

1. I have to purchase one COMPLETE outfit (clothes, purse, shoes & accessories) – this is to prove to you (well and myself) that great style can be found for CHEAP.

2. Only new items – just to showcase that brand new things can be bought for sale prices (unless it’s a really  FRICKEN-AWESOME-MUST-HAVE-ONE-OF-A-KIND, kind of item that’s used then this rule doesn’t count.)

3. Shipping fees don’t count.

4. eBay ONLY purchases – I should hope that this is self-explanatory.

Once I receive the items I will post pictures with info on each item such as price, brand, material etc so that you can get a better idea of what it is that I’m paying for. The point of all this is to prove that I don’t have to stop dining out to be able to look great (refer to my previous post) and that if you have a little bit of patience and tenacity you can have pretty much anything you want. And after this challenge is completed I will devise another challenge to do with retail therapy and savvy shopping. So, are you ready for this?

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED! Let the Retail Theralympics begin!

– A.

ermagaad, am I crazy? nah, this one’s in the bag……….

……….okay, I might be freaking out juuuuust a teeensy bit… wish me luck..

Monday MUST Haves!

Hey folks! I know it’s a little laaater in the day but every Monday from here on out I’m going to try (try being the operative word here) make a post about any new things I’ve discovered that I just simply  MUST HAVE! So, today I was just randomly surfing the net (wait, do people still even call it that nowadays?) and came across this:

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It’s only the cuuuuuutest tissue holder I ever did saw! It retails for about $39.99 – $45.99 depending on whether you buy it on or through Sparkly Pony on This is great for a kids bedroom or even a whimsical treat for an adults blue themed powder room. And get this! There are different colors and animals available too – sooo adorable, say whaaat?!

Regardless of where it’s home is, every time I look at this I smile. Who wouldn’t want a whale ‘blowing’ their nose?!

– A.

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