Thursday, July 21, 2011

Thursday's Treasures: Fall Wish List from ASOS

So even though we have plenty of time before fall reaches us and cooler temperatures (it hit 105 today here!) I love to start thinking about fun pieces to spice up my fall wardrobe. While I love the fashions of summer, there's something about heavier fabrics and a change of colors with the seasons that really make me excited for when it finally starts to cool off. So here are some of my picks for great pieces to make that transition. Everything listed is from ASOS.

 MIND Suede Color Blocked Flat Lace-up Shoe
 PRINCE High Vamp Buckel Platform Shoe
 TURBO Platform Zipper Ankle Boot
 Premium Leather Tan Leopard Print Mix Buckle Bag
 Premium Leather Tassel Detail Satchel 

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Thursday's Treasures: Harry Potter Edition

So tonight it all ends for us Harry Potter fanatics out there with the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. I've read all the books multiple times and have seen all the movie and it's bitter-sweet that now it's all over. I won't go into many details for those who haven't read the books and might be seeing the movie right away (unlike the hubby and I who are going tonight for a midnight show). So in honor of Mr. Potter and all that is awesome-wizardness I've found some HP related stuff that every future wizard and witch needs in their collection. All items can be found on I am no way affiliated with any of the sellers on Etsy and cannot vouch for the quality of their work.

Solid Sterling Silver 925 Harry Potter Deathly Hallows Ring

Hogwarts Acceptance Letter and Sorting Hat Tote Bag

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Ladies of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2, Red Carpet UK Premier

Earlier this week the cast and crew of Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows Pt. 2 walked the red carpet in Trafalgar Square in London. For those of us who didin't camp out for three days in the rain and cold it was streamed online live via Youtube. As with any premier everyone came out dressed to shine, although there were a few who missed the mark. Here are a few of the ladies who stood out to me.

Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) in Miu Miu: I have to say usually red-heads shine in vibrant jewel tones but Bonnie was able to pull off this more subtle pinky-peach top-skirt combo.

Clemence Posey (Fleur Delacour) in ???

Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) in Oscar de la Renta: Emma absolutely shined at the premier. Her grey and ruffled de la Renta gown was sophisticated yet playful which really shows off her personality. Emma hasn't been shy about talking how playing Hermione and being in the Potter universe for 10 years has kept her sheltered. Now that it's over she's getting her chance to come into her own and in my opinion is doing it beautifully.

Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood) in ???

Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange) in Vivienne Westwood: Unlike Bonnie, Helena played up her red locks by wearing a dark green dress with an oversized rosy-pink fascinator. Helena has never been one to stick with convention and certainly dresses to the beat of her own drum. It doesn't always work but you can't blame her for being herself.

Harry Potter author JK Rowling in Oscar de la Renta

Natalia Tena (Nymphadora Tonks) in ???

Tom Felton's (Draco Malfoy) girlfriend Jade Olivia in Bowie

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Thursday's Treasures

If you remember from one of my earlier treasure posts I had posted about the Louis Vuitton Neverfull. I was recently in a Louis Vuitton store and asked to see the Neverfull in person to see if I really liked the size. The size was perfect but I was surprised at how thin the handles were. I know how good the quality is with LV bags but I personally prefer a bag with more substantial handles. So now I'm back to square one. I really want a tote-style bag but nothing too big, so here are a couple more choices. 

Louis Vuitton Batignolles Horizontal

Size (LxDxH) 15.3" x 10" x 5.7"  The Batignolles certainly qualifies as a tote-style bag but I'm just not loving the shape. I also don't like the fact that it only has a hook closure and not a zipper. However it is a classic style and could be used for years.

Louis Vuitton Totally

Like the Neverfull the Totally comes in three sizes, the PM (Size (LxDxH): 15.3" x 9.4" x 5.5"), the MM (Size (LxDxH): 16.9" x 11.8" x 6.7"), and the GM (Size (LxDxH): 18.5" x 13.4" x 8.3"). Aside from being about 4 inches longer the MM is almost the same size as the MM Neverfull, plus this bag has a zipper closure and handy outside pockets. It also has thicker handles which makes this bag a front runner.

Return To Tiffany(TM) Oval Tag Necklace

I'm fortunate to own a couple of Tiffany pieces, they're timeless and beautiful and compliment any woman's wardrobe. I love this necklace with the edgier chain instead of a thinner more delicate chain.
Tiffany Notes(TM) Ring

This ring is so unique with the engraving that looks like a handwritten note. I love unique details and touches like that on wardrobe pieces, I think they make a person's wardrobe more personable and allows you to show your personality.
Drobo S 2nd Generation Storage

The Drobo is the external hard drive to end all external hard drives. I'm not sure I can explain how the Drobo works effectively, but Charles Trippy of CTFxC recently put up a video showing his and explains the Drobo quite well (and he's giving one away too!) But let me just say if you work with digital media (photography, video, graphic design, etc) the Drobo can be a life and content saver.