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Save, Spend, Splurge – Leopard Foldover Clutch

September 25, 2016



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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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Step by Step Guide to Authenticate a Louis Vuitton Neverfull

September 7, 2016


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 wary 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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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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Save Spend Splurge: Pom Pom Gladiator Sandals

July 18, 2016

pom pom lace up gladiator sandal shopping list

I first fell in love with Pom Pom Sandals when I saw found a pair in a local boutique in Sayulita, Mexico.  I’m still mad at myself that I didn’t buy them because as soon as I left I built them up in my head to be almost magical.  But, ever since that trip in February I was on the hunt for my new perfect Pom Pom gladiator and have found lots of great replacements.  This sandal is the perfect way to look put together in whatever basics you already own.  Since moms are on the go, having a flat sandal beats trying to chase the kids around the park in a wedge heel.

Whatever your price point, you don’t want to miss this fun statement sandal.

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Travel Hacks for Flying with Toddlers– International Edition

March 16, 2016

TRAVEL HACKS FOR FLYING WITH TODDLERS– INTERNATIONAL EDITIONSince my first post on Tips for Flying Alone with a Toddler or Baby was so well received I wanted to do a follow up talking about my shortcuts for traveling internationally with toddlers.  I’ve gotten quite a few emails from people who are most concerned about the flight with their toddlers. So on my last vacation – a family trip to Punta Mita I took a handful of photos to show you our most important tips and tricks for flying internationally with toddlers.

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