Friday, September 26, 2014


Friday, September 26, 2014

I love Drake but I hate the YOLO reference.  Hate it . . . . however, I find myself using it when justifying an extravagant purchase.  Really?  Life really is short to not have a fabulous pair of shoes or a handbag.  I saw this and immediately fell in love.  Love I tell you.  I literally get a high from shopping, I am euphoric. I kind of get lured into a fall sense of security like I can do anything with this bag.  The reality is I can't do anything more than put all my stuff in it and look cute, that's really about it. 

So I leave you with the most beautiful bag in the world . . . cue in Prince. 

Pandora Pure Small Nubuck Satchel Bag

I fought the urge to purchase this bag . . . the little voice inside me won.  :(

Friday, September 12, 2014

Fab finds

Friday, September 12, 2014

I constantly find myself perusing the internet for no reason at all and it has become my favorite form of shopping. I can shop at work, at home and even on my phone. It's the best. Lately however my best finds have been live and in the flesh.  Can't wait to share!

First up, this beautiful RED Valentino drop waist dress.  I found this dress at Last Call Neiman Marcus for $77! Found here, not quite $77 but still a good find.
Up next, this structured DVF tote. I've been using it as a diaper tote. It's total perfection and only $49.99 at Marshall's.  Even on ebay this same bag is  $119!  Similar here.
Next up, we have this Romeo and Juliet couture dress that I scored for $16 at Nordstrom Rack.  Similar here.
Let's not forget this Rebecca minkoff travel tote, $35 at Marshall's. I tried searching the web for this bag but it's sold out everywhere! 
I love Helmut Lang especially at $35!  The top is from Intermix at $35 and the pants are from TJ Maxx, $39.  
. . . and last but not least I bring you Stuart Weitzman, one of my favorite shoe designers, $94 at Last Call Studio.  This shoe is currently at Off Fifth but it's $449.  Sorry.  

Designer pieces for a fraction of the price? Yes please!

I think I have really good eye because when I tell people the kind of stuff I buy and the amount I pay they don't believe me.

I'm a baller on a budget!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Niko's Big Fat Greexican Baptism

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Last weekend we celebrated Niko's baptism in Northern Virginia and for some reason I thought I had more pictures.  It turns out I don't.  I forgot to hire a photographer.  What's the lesson here? Never skimp out on a photographer.  Just hire one.  

The ceremony was nice, baptismal.  Three sacraments were performed, baptism, communion and confirmation.  The Catholic church performs the same sacraments but at different times.  Niko goes in wearing one outfit then after he is submerged in water he is then changed into his white suit.  It was very nice.  He seemed happy and he looked so handsome! 

For the reception I made the centerpieces and all the decorations.  My hubby's friend owns t'Kila Latin Kitchen and Bar and he catered the event.  The food was delicious.  Next time you happen to be in Northern Virginia make sure you check them out.  My father in law is a chef so he also made a contribution.  It was a Greexican affair after all so the menu included fajitas, pastichio, tyropita and baklava.  The cake was from Castro's bakery in Falls Church.  That cake was da bomb (do people still say that?). DJ Sexy was in charge of the entertainment.  It was such a momentous occasion in the life of our little man and it was followed by such a fun night!

We are very thankful to those who shared this special moment with us. 

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