The bag that got away

*head desk* I cannot believe what an idiot I’ve been. Loeffler Randall’s Rider bag was on a ridiculous sale at Saks Off Fifth for about a week now and I found this perfect natural color that I wanted ever since I laid eyes on the style, I have no idea what the hell I was waiting for. I finally have the funds for it, all I have to do it add it to chart. The price of the bag is originally $525.00, Saks was selling it for $220!!! Now they are all sold. Last weekend I signed up on the LR’s website for a “surprise” in my inbox everyday. Today I got an e-mail saying some of their Riders are $200 off but it is not the color that I wanted. Powder Blue is not bad but it is not my first choice either. I’ve become this impulsive shopper to a undecisive one, I am not sure which is worse.

Help! Should I wait for another sale of the natural color or just settle with the blue? Will the natural be ever available at the price I wanted again? Or should I just give up and put the $$$ towards a more investment type priced bag?

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Aroound the Word Wide Web II

1. The prettiest ring on my dream this week

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via Bario Neal

2. This rare snapshot of the Romanov family

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Rare photos taken by the last tsar himself – Nicholas II and colored by his third daughter Maria surfaced. Most photos are normal some creepy. All of them gave me an uneasy feeling yet I could not look away nor stop myself for viewing it a total of 5 times. I think it is because of the history of the family and intrigue.

via Retronaut

3. #JeSuisCharlie

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Air France bought 20,000 copies of the latest print of Charlie Hebdo, it was their latest print after the 01/07 attack. The company bought it for any passengers who would like a copy.

The 16-page issue, compiled by the remaining Charlie Hebdo staff, has the newspaper’s usual controversial cartoons and provocative content. It includes illustrations from cartoonists killed in the attack, and a drawing of the Prophet Muhammad on the cover, which has angered some Muslims. – via Mashable

4. Slavik, the most fashionable homeless dude in Ukraine

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Slavik is a 55 year old homeless gypsy discovered by photographer Yurko Dyachyshyn on the street of Lviv. Unlike other homeless gypsies, he appears to have different article of clothing everyday, and they are always fashionable. It was said that he gets his outfits from donation centers fro the homeless. he was never seen with bags or shopping carts full of bottles we normally see with a homeless person.

Here’s a snippet of the interview with Yurko found on his website

Slavik indeed has a sense of fashion. What does he think about fashion and style? What is his story?

Slavik is a freak, so he does not communicate adequately and his answers are not entirely clear. To all my questions about clothes and why he does it, he replies that things are vanity and that you can find lots of things in the trash. Slavik says that you should care about health and keep away from those who could ruin your peace of mind. Despite such indifferent answers, Slavik still has a sense of beauty, style and fashion and his suits are not random. It is not accidental that he changes them every day, adjusting them carefully to weather and season.

My attempts to learn the story of his life were vain. The excerpts of his story that I revealed are difficult to build in some sort of chronology. I did not try to influence or change your life. I was documenting another strange and unique personal story.

Often Slavik disappeared for long periods of time and, suddenly, reemerged again, asking where I had been.  He called me his friend and said that it was very scary to lose a friend.

For the last time I saw him in January of 2013. I hope he is well now and that one day he will suddenly appear behind my back saying: “Hey buddy, where’ve you been?”

via Yurko Dyachyshyn

5. How about this dog?

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“All the bus drivers know her. She sits here just like a person does,” says one commuter about the dog, who often roams the aisles, sits in the seats, looks out the windows, and, of course, licks everything in sight. “She makes everybody happy,”

Several times, our dog Sumo roamed around the neighborhood and come back when he’s done sniffing and playing with the Chinese kids at the next block, freaked me out but I thought that was cool. But this Lab?! how awesome is that.

via USA Today

6. This bizarre convention for “Maskers”

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Rubber Doll World Rendezvous is a convention for people who wears latex/ silicone body suits. This dude -a 70 year old resident here in orange County, CA named Robert, has been wearing his suit that he calls “Sherry” for 12 years now.

I am flabbergasted this news article is the same caliber as when I ready about Bronycon. my final opinion about this subject, as long as they are not harming anybody (and as long as my kids don’t see them) they can dress whoever or should I say whatever they want.

That two piece dress

An item on my wish list is a two piece dress. The one where in you have a crop top and then a skirt to match it. I love it so much but the designs out there is something my physique wouldn’t match. Most dress I tried are either too big or too small. And then eShakti was introduced to me. They provide designs for their clothing and you can customize it based on your measurements. So they go beyond the typical small to large size we find at our favorite retailers, in short there is no such thing as out of stock or “not available in your size”. Another feature is  you can modify the styles and choose different sleeves, neck line cuts and length. It is having your own tailor without the ridiculous price and they can make it in 14 days. This is the website where I found the two piece dress that I am looking for. It is 50’s inspired navy color. This is the photo of their original design.lip And I modified it with a short sleeves, sweet heard neckline and knee length skirt. The look is of a vintage inspired 1950’s reconstructed piece. Here is the finish product IMG_2055

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I really love the dress it is so comfortable, the color is great, I really love the red and white stripes in the crop top. The company also used quality material for this two piece dress and the construction is crafted beautifully. It is especially a plus that the customer service is excellent.

 If you are shopping at eShakti for your next apparel, you can use coupon code ‘jeweljunkies’  get 10% OFF when they shop at eShakti – valid from 07/11/2014 – 08/11/2014

Please note: Code has to be entered in the ‘promotional code’ box.   It is not case-sensitive. Code can be used any number of times until the validity period. It can be clubbed with any other promotional offer, gift coupon or gift card in the same order unless explicitly specified otherwise in the offer conditions. This discount code is not applicable on clearance / sale, gift cards & overstock categories. Not applicable on previous purchases.

  Next dress on my list: eShakti Women’s Piped trim A-line dress – $69.95 from: eShakti.com Pvt Ltd