Save, Spend, Splurge – Leopard Foldover Clutch

September 25, 2016



Photo Credit: Grace Atwood –

I have been eyeing the Clare V. leopard foldover clutch ever since I used “animal print” as the A in my Fashion Alphabet blog post and even more so now that it’s fall . Leopard is always a must and a leopard clutch or shoe is really the cornerstone of a well appointed wardrobe (see my How to Wear Animal Print) blog post.  If I were going to build a 100 piece capsule wardrobe I would absolutely, unequivocally include the Clare V. leopard clutch.  Clearly many of you agree because in the past week between when I started this post and finally sat down to finish it, Nordstrom has sold out.

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The 8 Most Important Ways Moms Can Maximize Energy and Achieve More

September 12, 2016


Confession, I am the antithesis of a Type A personality.  I am not particularly detail oriented or very organized. I am impatient, not rigid, I will hang out with you on a moment’s notice, I don’t know what’s for dinner until I open the fridge, and I’m not the type of mom to makes plans on Monday for Thursday.  I decide on Thursday morning what we are going to do for the day and then probably make the rest of the days decisions along the way.  But underneath what seems like an unsustainable lack of rigidity is a method that leaves me highly productive with what my friends characterize as an overflowing amount of energy.  So what’s my method to maintaining what to most seems like I always have two days packed into one?  Energy management.

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Step by Step Guide to Authenticate a Louis Vuitton Neverfull

September 7, 2016

Step by Step Guide to Authenticate a Louis Vuitton Neverfull

The more popular the Louis Vuitton bag, the more likely you are going to come across a lot of counterfeits in the marketplace.  Such is the case for the Louis Vuitton Neverfull.  Despite being around since 1998 this bag has grown wildly popular in the past 5 years and for good reason. It’s classically styled and has so many practical uses that you will never want to get rid of your bag.  I personally would be weary of any used Neverfull because no savvy buyer would ever part with this bag.  I would give up my Speedies before I would part with my Neverfull. So since the Neverfull has drastically increased in popularity, and it’s such a simple design, the market has been flooded with dozens of knock-offs making it incredibly difficult for an untrained buyer to determine if any pre-owned Neverfull being sold online is actually authentic. Let’s look at the step-by-step guide to follow when authenticating a Louis Vuitton Neverfull.

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An Open Apology to my Golden Retriever

July 27, 2016


an open apology to my dog after having kids

When reading this, you first have to understand I’m not a particularly emotional person.  I can probably count on one hand the times I have cried in the last decade.  Despite my aversion to emotions, today in the company of veterinarian, I had a total meltdown.  4 years of the stress of motherhood, keeping it together and keeping my life on course came to a head and I turned into a sobbing mess of inadequacy, guilt and fear of failure.

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SAVE SPEND SPLURGE: Custom Latitude & Longitude Coordinates Jewelry

July 25, 2016



N 32.8850878, W -117.2254471 (La Jolla, CA) these are the coordinates that forever changed me.  This is the location for the hospital where both of my kids were born.  Ever since I brought my first baby home from the hospital I wanted to find a jewelry piece to commemorate my motherhood, something that would dress up or down well without just having their names hammered into a circle pendant.   When I discovered my first piece of coordinates jewelry, I knew this was exactly what I had been searching for.

A few years ago, coordinates jewelry was very expensive and hard to find. But now it’s readily available (one of the links is even through Amazon) and you can find the perfect piece to suit any budget and any event you want to memorialize.

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