I’ve been absent of the blogosphere this past few days, with the July 4th holiday, I was just really looking forward on relaxing and just being lazy. I am not a huge fan of alcoholic drinks anymore, but that weekend I got some what inebriated for 2 days straight, we celebrated John’s birthday at their house and ended up sleeping there since I had 4 beers (enough to get a DUI, so its a NO NO) and I am the DD then the next day we went to our friend Alphy and Rommel’s house in Cerritos to celebrate the 4th, and as soon as I walked in I counted 12 Hennessey bottles with 1 already empty. I had some shots but not to the point where in you swear not to drink alcohol for the rest of your life. You guys know what I am talking about?! Anyway it is always fun celebrating the 4th there since fireworks are legal in LA county (well with restrictions of course), it feels like the New Year’s Eve in the Philippines, Gabe (my 2 year old) got to light up sparklers for the first time, it was priceless. How was your July 4th celebration?
Earlier that day Gabe and I decided we wanted to go to the mall. Me? to check out good deals of course and him to ride the carousel at South Coast Plaza and get some $1 toys from Target. All in all it was a good weekend. *smiles*
The Samantha Watch, Henri Bendel // Henri Bendel Classic bangle, Poshmark find // items I used to sell and currently selling on my Poshmark closet // Braided bracelet – Nordstom Rack // Marc Jacobs Rose gold necklace – Bloomingdales// Current favorites – pave crystals in Sterling silver – TJMaxx // Double band ring w/ crystals and spike in Rose Gold – Custom // Turkish design rose gold ring w/ pave crystals – TJMaxx // Ellie mini crossbody- Pour La Victoire a Bib and Tuck find
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
The last week of April and May were an extremely busy and stressful week for me. Work had been kicking my butt, we had a huge project that we worked on and on June 9th, we’ll finally hear if all my hard work is going to pay off. School has been crazy as well. I have to drop a subject to lessen the stress. I am not happy about that nor it made me feel better but it has to be done. The home front is also pretty stressful as well but the family’s relationship is intact its the other stuff that we have a problem with a.k.a bills. LOL So thank goodness for little happiness and retail therapy (bargain hunting) in life, those stressors got lessened a little bit.
Ring haul: TJMAxx – Sideways cross in rosegold, 3D Diamond shaped sterling silver over 14K gold plated, Ver Meat Helm, Trina Turk geo with crystals.
Small Hipanema Bracelet
Coach Watch in rosegold current fave), OM pendant necklace by Lucky Brand, TJMAxx’s score of Rosegold Evil eye with sapphire.
This is a birthday gift I bought for myself. This ultra cute, budget friendly, designer inspired Playing Cards clutch was customized especially for me. I got a great deal for it too. One of our factory at work didn’t even charge me a mold fee for this. One of the perks in working as a purchaser. Love it.
I was never the clutch type until social media swayed me to that direction. I have a problem with all things pretty, edgy or unique. Duh! who doesn’t
The prices are pretty diverse, well-known or not, I am more interested in the structure, material and craftsmanship.
These are my “I WISH I CAN AFFORD” list
Black Futuristic Extraordinary by XTHISMO
King of Spades by Urania Gazelli
Alexis Crossbody, Peach by Aimee Kestenberg
Pandora Postcard Clutch by Charlotte Olympia
Below are the totally affordable and cute, indie and handmade with love.
Gray’s Anatomy Book Clutch by Viva Las Vixen
Swallows & Leaf Leather Clutch by ToviCorrie