Happy Independence Day America and welcome to the For the Luck of Liberty 4th of July Giveaway Hop hosted by MamaNYC. Win prizes with Red, White and Blue theme, etc. Participating blogs have a $20.00 minimum value.
For this giveaway, I wanted to giveaway something that can be used and would not only remind the inners of this very important holiday, but something they can use as an everyday accessory as well.
Here are the prizes for 2 the lucky winners:
(1) Kate Spade Daycation pouch- valued at $40.00
This beautiful red, white and blue pouch is made of plastic coated fabric w/ ecru colored satin lining.
(1) J Crew Earrings – valued at $25.00, bought for $15.00
I got this beautiful earring at a J Crew Outlet store in San Diego but realized that it is not really my style. I was going to sell it but figured I just raffle it to someone who will love it.
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Lately I’ve been on the satchel slash cross body style of purses and the Zara Mini City has been on my watch list. It is the perfect size (10″x12″x4″) and shape for an everyday office use. It fits all my basic essentials: full size wallet, make up pouch, travel size lotion, sanitizer, small notebook, clear zipper pouch for small documents and other knick knacks. The outside material and the strap are made of 100% polyurethane which have the saffiano like feel. The inside lining is cotton. I love the sturdy structure and the navy shade, it is perfect. It is a neutral color for what I have in my wardrobe. The gold plating on the padlock hardware of the bag is also of high quality, I expect the shine to last a little bit longer with a help of a polishing cloth. Over all the bag is well made and price is just right.
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Just in the news, the baguette cut is making a comeback this Fall according to Women’s Wear Daily. Vintage lovers and classic art rejoice! The Baguette cut is an elongated or rectangular table cut, the term came from the French word bague which means finger ring. It was also very popular trend during the Art Nouveau period (1880 – 1910) and the Art Deco period (1925 – 1941) think about The Great Gatsby, roaring 20’s, the Chrysler building, etc.
If you haven’t heard already, yesterday, news broke that Juicy Couture will be closing all its US stores the end of this month. The brand was mostly known for its tracksuits, velour bags and the adorable Scottie dog in its insignia. It was also a best seller for young and trendy celebrities during their peak but like all others the success dwindled down. I am not the fan of their clothing but I do love their jewelry, they are the girliest ones I own. To be honest I am not shocked about this news but it saddens me that it is happening, its an end of an era, like parts of my teenage years. Some where along the way the quality of their product has declined, the designs became more mediocre and while I am not a fan of pink, the light color their original color had was tolerable but 2010 the pink color changed, it looked horrid. Their brand was marketed as high end yet it looks and feels cheap. So I stop buying. A very good friend of mine feels the same way and she was a big fan. She still have a vast collection that she’ll pass along to her adorable daughter.
Photo credit: Jade De la Cruz and her Juicy Couture collection pre-2010
Best Juicy Couture Ad that made me buy their jewelries
But they won’t be completely gone, they will still be around and their website just relaunched on Monday. “Authentic Brands Group, Juicy’s new owner, said in November it had given Kohl’s a nonexclusive right to sell Juicy Couture products in its stores and on Kohls.com beginning in the fall.” (OCregister.com) and today Huffington Post reported there is a plan to establish a Juicy Couture boutique, tentatively named World of Juicy in New York next spring. Below is the photo of the proposed store and its concept would be exclusive like brick and mortar of Gucci, Louis Vuitton, etc. but with a Henri Bendel feel. That bit of news got me all excited, I really hope it works out, the brand is a piece of American Pop Culture whether some of us like it or not.
(photo credit: Huffington Post)
Purses are very crucial in accessorizing, I rarely see a female sans handbag draped in her arm. It is just not possible, the stuff in our bags or as the male species would call it “junk” have to be placed somewhere else right? Our environment is demanding we use less plastic in these generation, so most grocery shopper either have a recycled non-woven tote bag in their midst. Mothers like me, either carry a baby bag or an oversized tote to haul all the stuff for our babies, but now that he is 2 years old, I can actually pack light with the use of a medium size crossbody bag. Club goers op for the cutest clutches, working woman either gets a tote bag, brief case or any top handle that would look professional yet still incredibly stylish. Said handbag suggestions also comes in different colors, occasions, etc. Like the different styles, every season, the female population also match everything we wear with the season. You can’t wear long sleeves or jacket in the summer that would be insane, well it goes that same with bags, sure not to much but still… Anyway, this leads to my original subject, “The Perfect Summer purses” I think most of us can agree that bright colors and pastels are it or prints / patterns that screams summer! He are different summer perfect purses for every style, what’s best about it is it won’t break the bank. (click the images to but the bag)
Perfect Beach / Day totes
ModCloth – When in Venice Beach Bag
Zara – Large Perforated shopper bag
The working gal
TJ Maxx – Miztique Mini Dome Bag
TJ Maxx / Badgley Mischka Camo Tote
Nordstrom / Sole Society Nellie Backpack
The Fashionista Mom
Kate Spade NY – Bow tile Francis baby bag
Statement piece fan
Nordstrom / Nila Anthony – Geo Beaded Clutch
Ashlynd – Goldy clutch
Perfect boho babe purse
ModCloth Busy Day Beauty Bag
Top Shop – Patterned suede bucket bag