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

http://www.michaelkors.com

Monday MUST Haves – Midi Rings

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While it’s not my most recent craving, it’s definitely one that every I love with pretty much any look. What I enjoy most about this new ring movement is that the ring world finally has a fresh new spin. Midi rings! Who’d have thought taking the traditional ring placement and moving it up one knuckle would have such a die-hard fan base shortly thereafter? Gotta say this one took me by surprise but I’m so glad it’s busted on to the fashion scene.

With designs like the infinity loop, crosses, diamonds, arrows and so much more, celebs from all over the globe such as Rhianna, Kristen Stewart, Rashida Jones, Vanessa Hudgens and more have all adopted this new trend. Now, even though it’s made recent bomb drop in the fashion world, the midi ring isn’t all that new. We’ve seen it pop up from around the 70’s (and probably even earlier like the ancient world) and trickle on down the line onto the fingers of Phoebe from the famous sitcom we all know and love – Friends.

Need some wear-to (get it? like how-to but not..haha) ideas?? Slip on just one or two midi rings and no doubt they instantly add a bit of a boho or free-spirited feel to your look – add several more and pair them with thick bands and thumb rings and now it’s boho meets biker. I’m just loving the versatility and endless designs these little first-knuckle treats have to offer… and you should too!

You can find these beauties pretty much anywhere and even though I can’t list them all here are of few of my fav’s:

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(fav site for one of a kinds)

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So what I’m trying to say is if you don’t have a midi ring collection yet, get on it!

– A.

Retail Theralympics – The eBay Cleanse

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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..