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Thank Yous and My 2014 Wish List

2014 Wish List

This made it to my wish list last year and it makes it again this year. It’s extremely hard to find  a red one in my size since many colors from Balenciaga is seasonal. Last week I found another option but we will see what the year brings.

I tried these at Nordstrom the other week and my calves do not seem to fit in this boot. I’m hoping to add it sometime in the future and perhaps stretch the boot to fit my calves better.

My All Time Favorite Bag. It is makes it on my wishlist again this year.

Kate Spade had a version of this but I really like the look of this cross body and work appropriate style. It’s classic, durable, and a great price.

I love high quality vintage items. I’ve been looking for one of these for a while, not to find it in the right color at the right price point.

I absolutely adore the layers of metal feathers. It is an amazing statement piece that I would love to have in my collection one day. It is also another wishlist item that is making it back on the list this year.

This piece is dainty and rugged at the same time. I love the balance of sparkle and spikes.
Last but not the least, a Celine Micro Luggage in a neutral color. It is a classic that I would like to have in my collection of handbags.

Hello All,
I hope you are having a wonderful week. I am a little early with next year’s wish list but I figured I will post it before I review this year’s wish list.  I am truly very grateful for an extremely amazing year for myself as well as this blog. I definitely would not have done this blog without everyone who has stopped by and read, left comments, and gave me advice. I have a couple of special Thank Yous I would love to send out. I want to thank Kelly from Alterations Needed  for giving me the most valuable advice about branding and blogging. Without her, I do not think I would have taken the step to own my own domain. I also want to thank Ashley from One Fine Day for all the blog advice and support. Many many thank yous also go out to Taryn Reid  Photography, Glenn Andaya Photo, and Adam Levine, my current photographer and marketing consultant for all their wonderful photography. I have truly learned so much from each of you. In addition, I want to thank everyone who has read this blog and took the time to share your lives with me through comments or even emails. Without you this blog would not be where it is today.  2013 was definite a year of surprises and big steps and I truly cannot wait to make more new friends in the blogging world. Thank you for a great 2013 and I’m hoping for an even better 2014.

I’ve definitely learned to appreciate Lists. I found this cool new strategy called Bullet Journals and it takes lists to a different level. I am using it at the moment to organize myself and to be as efficient as possible.  Last year, I created a Wish List of Luxury Fashion Items that I really wanted to add to my wardrobe. This year I am going to do the same. I have a few repeats and deletions from last year but again I am going to say that lists help people realize their goals and I’m going to see if it will work again this year.

What’s on your wishlist for 2014?

XOXO,
Elle

Review: Jeffrey Campbell “Encase”

Jeffrey Campbell Encase 2Hi All,

I hope you are having an amazing Sunday afternoon. I’ve been enjoying today with time spent with my family and friends. I am definitely looking forward to Summer and working on this blog more extensively. I have so many plans that I cannot wait to share with you.

I’ve been a little relaxed with this blog. I’m trying my best to find time to work on blog posts as well as keep up with the pace of my day job. I’m deciding to do more reviews on different pairs of shoes that are added to my collection. Hopefully, I can do one or two every month. Let me know if you have any suggestions. I would love to hear from you.

I fell in love with this pair a few months ago while looking through my feed on Instagram. I have recently become a Jeffrey Campbell shoes fanatic and so far I have been happy with every purchase. After months and months of waiting to find these shoes in my size. I finally found them last month at Nordstrom. They came in two different color combinations, black with white sole and heel and this one, silver with natural sole and heel. I opted the Silver version of this shoe as it works better for my wardrobe. I adore the fact that the silver is a little muted and that it has a vintage feel to the overall look of the shoe.

Jeffrey Campbell Encase

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Details about the shoe:

Shoe Details: Shoe comes in two color combinations, black with white heel and sole and silver with natural heel and sole. 3 inch thick heel and zipper back allows to easily put on and take off the shoe. The strappy design is uncomplicated and classic and works with different outfits.

Packaging: The shoe comes in a box with the signature Jeffrey Campbell design. The shoe was in bed of tissue paper, individual sides of the shoe are packed in their own dust bags.

Fit: The Shoes fits  true to size.

Quality: The shoe is made of silver dyed leather with leather lining.

Comfort: So far the shoes is comfortable to wear. The pitch of the leather stacked heel is about 3 inches but because of the thickness of the heel, the shoe is comfortable to walk in and does not put a strain on your arch. I have worn the shoe at work and on a dinner with friends and both times they strappy design did not blister or hurt my feet.

Price: $169.95  (But prices may vary depending on the establishment.) This particular pair was obtained from Nordstrom.

So far, I have been happy with this purchase. I have also worked it into my wardrobe easily. If you have any questions, feel free to comment or email me. I hope this helps you decide if this is the shoe for you. Have a wonderful Sunday. Take care.

XOXO,

Elle

Review: Tory Burch Reva Flats

Hi All,

Hope you are having an amazing Saturday. I’m trying to get things done on my list and as promised here is my review of the Tory Burch Reva Flats that I picked up on Sunday.

This week, I couldn’t seem to get enough of how comfortable these flats felt on my feet. I have read many many reviews on them and everyone I have read has spoken about it. This year, I put in on my wishlist of items I wanted to add to my closet. Here is my take on the Reva Flats.

I own three pairs of flats in my collection of shoes. Two are from Jeffrey Campbell and this pair of black Reva Flats from Tory Burch.   I initially wanted a pair that had a subdued black emblem but the gold emblem detail stood out to me. I tried several pairs before settling on getting this pair and after a week owning them, I have already worn them several times at work.

I love the way the leather feels on my feet. It is supple and soft and hugs my feet.

Details about the shoe:

Packaging: The shoe comes in a box with the signature Tory Burch design.  The shoe was in bed of tissue paper. It does not come with a dust bag.

Fit:  TTS. I usually fit shoes from sizes 4 to 6 depends on the cut and make of the shoe, for this particular shoe I purchased a size 5 because I felt the 4.5  feel to snug for my toes in the toe box area. The heel has elastic gathering which I am happy about because it stays on my narrow heel. So far, I’m very happy with the fit of the shoe.

Quality: The shoe is made of soft nappa leather with the signature Tory Burch emblem for ornamentation in the front of the shoe. The lining for this shoe is leather and the insole has padding that hugs your feet at every step. The craftsmanship looks amazing.

Comfort: After a week for wear,  the shoe has not given me blisters or cuts. The shoes is extremely comfortable.

Price: $225.00 (But prices may vary depending on the establishment)

I hope this helps you decide if this is the shoe for you. I’m glad that I purchased them.

Hope you are having an amazing Saturday. Take care.

XOXO,

Elle

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Good Things Come to those Who Wait: YSL

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Best shoe find of the month. I’ve been trying to find a pair of YSLs within my budget and I was glad to find these at Nordstrom Rack the other day for a very reasonable discounted price, in the color I wanted as well as in my size. The leather is textured and it has that YSL signature platform and heel. They feel nicely on my tiny feet and the slingbacks do not slip off my narrow heel. I’m excited to pair these with some cute outfits.

What was your best shoe find? Let me know.

XOXO,
Elle

Rockin’ Accessories

Hi Everyone,

Hope you are having a great week so far. A plain dress might have a little personality but it’s the accessories that take it from plain to great. I spotted this dress one day while going through the racks at Nordstrom Rack. The small details of the dress caught by eye, like the cowlneck, the cinches at the shoulder and at the hip, a realitively simple cut with a small twist. I added a little rock and roll to this dress with  my chainmaile watch, a pleated detailed bag from Steve Madden and pumped up the look with a caged heel. I hope you are all doing well, take care and please comment or like the outfit.

XOXO,

Elle

.:Outfit:.
Dress: Max Studio(Old)
Bag: Steve Madden
Watch: Fossil Watches Shoes: Nine West(Old)

Photo Credit: Will and Sharon from Will Pulido Photography

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