Going Ungracefully

I'll be the old lady in the tight, purple skirt

A Tale of Two Bags

I bought these two cross-body bags today at Kohl’s. I was planning to carry my pink Coach cross-body on holiday, but it’s my favorite bag and I’d hate for anything to happen to it. Plus, it’s a bit bigger than I wanted to haul around.

So – I couldn’t decide between these two, so I bought them both and took pictures so the world could help me decide. LOL!

My goal for a vacation handbag is that it will go with everything I’m going to wear the whole time (I’m not taking up precious space in luggage with extra handbags!), it needs to be big enough to handle all-day touring paraphernalia, and it needs to be small enough to not make me hate it at the end of a long day.

The bigger one is, well ….. bigger. It has plenty of room for all my junk plus a bottle of water. I also love the color, as it’s different from any other bag I have.

The smaller one is big enough to carry everything I need but not everything I want. There is not enough room to tote water. On the other hand, it’s very compact and will force me to be resourceful. It won’t weigh me down after a whole day of slogging around the city.

What do you think? (I only took upclose pics of the smaller bag. Does that tell you something about which one I favor?)

June 27, 2010 Posted by | shopping | | 4 Comments

2010 Summer Wardrobe?

I do things impulsively sometimes, like seeing a skirt and blouse I like in Target and then buying all iterations of them so that I don’t have to think about what to wear for the rest of the summer. Sheesh! Like I won’t get sick of these after a few weeks!

Oh – um, I didn’t comb my hair. Like, at all. At least I blurred out my bleary-eyed face!

So, is this a flattering basic summer walk-about outfit for doing touristy things? Different shoes, hopefully, if I can find some before I leave for holiday.

June 18, 2010 Posted by | Hot-or-Not, shopping | , | 2 Comments

Nordies 06/12/10 Karen Kane #1

From Angie’s recommendations here

Item #6 on Angie’s list – Karen Kane wash-n-wear

On me, I didn’t like it so much. It draped in a flattering way over my hips and showed lots of cleavage (fine with me), but it didn’t come back into my mid-section enough to suit me. I think that adds pounds to me and I was uncomfortable with the look. It’s also a bit short on me. I’m nearly 176cm or a bit more than 5’9″. This was size medium.

June 12, 2010 Posted by | Hot-or-Not, shopping | , | Leave a comment

Nordies 06/10 Seychelles

OMG OMG OMG!!!!

From Angie’s recommendations here

Item # 25 on Angie’s list – Seychelles Veronica T-Strap

June 7, 2010 Posted by | Hot-or-Not, shopping | , , | 1 Comment

Shopping Goodies

I tried on a bunch of stuff at Rose’s and my shop-a-thon at TJ Maxx. I came away with several items from my build-a-wardrobe list:

New Goodies!

New Goodies!

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skinny Jeans (a steal at $12.99)
ballet flats (my first pair!)
graphic tee (love it way more than I thought I would)
Super-cool black pleather jacket, with rivets!

Gold animal print flats

Gold animal print flats

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graphic tee

graphic tee

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graphic tee detail

graphic tee detail

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rivet jacket

rivet jacket

February 6, 2010 Posted by | shopping | | Leave a comment