FALL FOR FALL
While I cannot provide the scents & flavors, I do quite enjoy snapping shots with fall stealing the show in what should be an outfit post.
SAINT LAURENT BLAZERS
I've come to understand, or at least get a feel for, the fashion house Saint Laurent. Celebrating femininity can be done with delicate tutus and pearls. Instead, Yves Saint Laurent empowered women by creating blazers that showcase the female form. And now that pre-loved fashion is dominating online shopping, I found a couple pieces at unbelievable prices.
If something was once loved, do we love it more or less? When it comes to luxury, I say MORE. One person's treasure becomes another person's treasure.
LOUIS VUITTON COLLECTION
Louis Vuitton has my heart for many reasons. Either this was the first fashion house I learned about, or the first one I paid attention to. Decades later, I'm still captivated by the elegance and timelessness of the brand.
EARRINGS OF CHOICE
Accessories are the spice of life. With varying price points and differing vibes, you can complete an outfit with just a set of earrings. Here are my favorites, and none of them break the bank.
MAN'S BEST FRIEND
Is it strange that I've wanted this dog carrier for longer than I've wanted a dog? While I was still undecided about the breed, my heart was set on this carrier. As a teenager, I really wanted a Maltese... then a Pomeranian... then a Maltipoo. Well it turned out that a Chihuahua was my destiny. She is lovely, and I'd never trade her. After adding one more chien to the household, it was definitely time to invest in this carrier.
Chienne Bernadette is a stay-at-home Chihuahua. She doesn't love pictures or being pet. Yes, she appreciates being in close proximity to me and I very much appreciate her love language. She's not one for photos, either. Take out a camera and she will immediately lower her ears. We have a different kind of relationship.
Sebastian Phineas is a ham and a half. It takes professional grooming to maintain his coat, which is fine because he is very much willing to have his photo taken. We go for walks every day, and he loves going out. This carrier is more for him. With an opposite love language as his sister, I love him just the same albeit differently.
My best friend's new best friend is the Louis Vuitton Sac Chien 50. All the better to photograph! We found this gem preloved and seemingly unused.
I'm not going to begin to justify this purchase but rather showcase it in ways that are worth a thousand words:
After a couple hiccups in shopping for a car, I managed to experience much happiness. Shopping for others is even more fun than shopping for cars, so a combination takes the cake.
MY FIRST (&LAST?) MANOLOS
Easy come, easy go. My first Manolo Blahnik purchases were on impulse due to a sale. Yes, it was a fantastic sale. I'm met with buyer's & refunder's remorse. Did Carrie Bradshaw romanticize the brand? Did I just choose the wrong size? The world may never know. But don't fret, there is a stunning purchase in the midst of this heartbreak.
FOR YOUR INFORMATION
Just a little backstory on how and why I've become captivated by all things luxury.