Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Speaking of something completely different...

Isn't this the most beautiful iPad case you ever saw?

It's a Belle du Jour leather iPad case from YSL, and I totally want it. Without even owning an iPad! I would seriously be willing to get one though, just to get this case.

(You can get it at Net-a-porter, where the pic is from too)

Busy bride

First of all, thanks for all the lovely compliments on my wedding Louboutins, I really appreciate it. There is nothing like fullfilling a dream you have had for years by finally getting what you wanted to have for so long, I highly recommend it, no matter what your material dreams may be.

Now, if I could just get a Hermes-bag for my birthday too... ;)

Second of all, getting married means you are busy for weeks before the wedding, which I never realized. I thought the week before might be stressful, but not a whole month before. So I am certainly keeping busy with various wedding related tasks, and to make it worse, I also need to sort out my finances rather quickly, for two reasons:
1. I recently opened a small business (nothing fashion related, I am afraid. Not yet anyway!), and in order to expand it, you need all your paperwork to be in perfect order, you need to fill out so many tax forms, take care of irs extensions and much more. I have been putting this off for ages, but I realized I might have to pass up on some really nice business opportunities only because I've been lazy, which is really stupid, so I need to get everything back on track.

2. We are thinking of buying a house or an apartment of our own after the wedding, and in order to do this, you need to take care of all kinds of paperwork as well.

So here I am, basically sitting in a big mess (for now, I hope it will be sorted out soon) of wedding dresses, wedding shoes, papers and files, but I am pretty sure everything will be finished on time.

And all I am wondering is: How do all the brides in movies and tv-shows have time to get cold feet right before the wedding? I've never been busier in my entire life!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

As promised

I've mentioned that I bought a pair of white Louboutins for my wedding, and La Petite Cocquin made me promise I would show them off here.

So here you go:

They are really quite comfortable and look very nice on, so I have to say, I can't wait to wear them!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Today I'm loving...

... this adorable dress from the Target/Calypso St. Barth collaboration, to be released on the 1st of May.
I have some pieces from some of the previous Target collaborations, and I must say I have liked those pieces a lot so far. (Especially the ones from the Temperley collection!)

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Some highlights from my recent vacation

Champagne and fresh fruit on a beautiful balcony.

And Starbucks!
With a lemon merengue cupcake. It wasn't as good as it looks though. But the coffee was great, as usual!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Great way to start the day

I just love weekend breakfasts!

Looking forward to getting back to shopping

If you aren't married yet, I want to warn you: while planning a wedding, you do not really have to do much shopping for other things that wedding related things (I am not just talking about the dress and shoes here, there are so many other things too, such as the ring you will be wearing FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, eeeks!, presents for your bridesmaids, the proper underwear, wedding invitations, decorations and much more!), so at least I haven't been shopping much while I have been planning my wedding.

Not because of financial reasons, really (even though I am sure that plays a huge part for a lot of people, but I was lucky enough to find most things I wanted for very reasonable prices), but more because you get exhausted from the hunt for all the wedding related things, so I really haven't felt like shopping besides that.
It is the first time in my life when all kinds of fashion items do not appeal to me that much, which has been a very interesting experience.

Instead, I have just been buying things I really, really need, such as groceries, the smallest amount of makeup I can get by with, a new sofa and so on.

But I have to say, I look forward to getting back into my old habits, where shopping was fun, again! Just a month left to go!

(pic from Passagen)

Why I think designer sunglasses and designer eyeglasses are a good investment

As you might have noticed by now, I do not mind saving on items that are less important to me (who doesn't love a bargain?), but there are a few things that I constantly spend a bit more on: handbags and sunglasses, simply because I think these items are something I want to be using for years and not something that needs to be replaced every year. (I did use to buy cheap sunglasses and handbags in the past, though, but they really do not last as long, so I quickly realized that I was actually wasting money by buying cheap things rather than quality items!)

When it comes to handbags, I do not judge anyone else for going for the cheapies, I just spend a lot on handbags because I happen to love them myself, but sunglasses is another thing completely. You see, I live in a very sunny country and I have met people several times who have harmed their eyes and their vision by wearing cheap sunglasses that did not protect their eyes properly. So if there was one fashion tip (and health tip!) that I would really want to share with my reader it is that buying quality sunglasses, and even designer ones, is always worth it if you can swing it. Here is why:

1. Like I mentioned, they last longer. Huge plus already.

2. They always protect your eyes properly and are not just made of plastic that looks okay, but has no good qualities to it.

3. They often have warranties, so you can have them fixed if something should happen to them shortly after you buy them. (Actually, I am not sure this is the case all over the world, but it is where I live anyway)

4. They usually come with a whole kit that you need to take care of them, in order to help them last even longer. These accessories (some of them really awesome!) are something you will not be getting if you buy a cheaper pair.

I would also like to add that even though I do not wear eyeglasses myself (I always wanted to though, because of the cliche of eyeglass wearers being smart, and because there are simply so many great eyeglasses out there!), I do have several friends who do, and they tell me the same thing goes for designer eyeglasses versus cheap ones as well, the difference is huge. So if you need eyeglasses, always go for quality there too!

(pic from Flickr)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Back from the holidays and some wedding related news

My holiday was just fantastic, and I really have to say I enjoyed it very much. Almost as much as I enjoyed ordering my first pair of Louboutins online. I have always wanted a pair of these classic, sexy shoes, but could never quite justify buying them up until now.
Because is there any better time to splurge than for your wedding?

I figured not, so I ordered a pair of beautiful white Louboutins, and I can't wait for them to arrive! I hope they look just as good IRL as they do in pics!

(pic from Butterboom)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

I'm off

... vacationing on the beaches of the Mediterranean, that is.

So I will take a break from everything, including blogging for a while. See you when I am a bit more tanned and relaxed!

(pic from Marie Claire)

Friday, April 1, 2011

Updating my spring wardrobe

This spring, I really like the nude trend (as in the color, nothing else!) but I haven't really found that many nude colored pieces of clothing that I like, so I decided to get some nude accessories instead. That's why I bought this nude colored bag...

... and these nude flats today, on ASOS. (where the pics are from as well)
There is really no need to change your entire wardrobe based on a new trend, adding small splashes of the latest color is quite sufficient as well, if you ask me!