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Fashion District Bound!

Whew, what an exciting day today was! A girlfriend of mine and I set out early this morning for downtown LA, specifically to look at sparkly things! Along the way we stopped in Burbank at this lovely store, It’s a Wrap, where they sell items from movie & TV sets! I’ve been to the Hollywood location before.

I only bought two things, this Adrianna Papell dress ($8)


And this vintage poodle skirt ($4)


My girlfriend found a pair of Stuart Weitzman heels for $3.40!!! (The whole store was 20% or more off) They need new jewels on the toe, but we remedied that at the crystal shops in downtown LA.

I did find a few verrrry tempting items. One was too large (but a stunning DKNY skirt, black & gold brocade), and the other two skirts, well, I wasn’t willing to shell out their asking price. Which I feel was a tad high. But, defiantly a must-stop if you are in the Los Angeles area.

Here was my outfit today, all laid out last night:


Bold? Yes, but why not? Here’s it on:


Cardigan: Target, little girls’ section
Skirt: Banana Republic (summer ’12)
Shoes: Strassed Manolo Blahnik flats
Handbag: Kate Spade
Jewelry: Omega watch & vintage necklace

The shoes I actually ended up wearing:


As much as I adore my multi-colored Manolos, my feet refused to cooperate. (Naught feet!!) It worked out, as I love my Jimmy Choo flats for lots of walking.

After It’s a Wrap, we headed into downtown, and got to meet someone special, Joey from Redo My Shoe which was a real treat! He has an amazing personality, and is so real and down to earth. I felt an instant affinity for him in our emails, and I’m just so excited he IS all that and a bag of vegan veggies in person!

We of course picked up sparkly things (hello?!), Light Siam for a pair of crazy shoes I’m doing for my boss (these will be amazing, let me tell you!!!), and some trims to make bib necklaces:



I have to say though, the true highlight of my day (sorry Joey!!!!) was Freebirds World Burrito. I haven’t had one since being in Texas a few years back. My tummy is so happy, it was amazing.


Now off to play with my new “toys”!

Until next time,


Still cold!

Mmm, when I was in Hollywood last week we stopped at a lovely little bakery, 12 Centimeter. For French Macarons. Mmmmm. So delish! Even better? The owner was working that evening, and passed over some samples. A must-stop next time I’m in the neighborhood.

What’s left of my 10-piece box ($16.50):


I brought home: Lemon, Ice Mint (yummy!!!), Raspberry, Lavender (oh my goodness, it’s amazing!!), and Coffee. The sample we received was Shingo Sea Salt. It was very much like a sweet crew brûlée macaron. A little sweet for my taste, but delicious nonetheless. A lovely little gem located just on the outskirts of Koreantown in Los Angeles.

Today I popped out for a few:


Cardigan: Banana Republic
Pants: Banana Republic
Shoes: Strassed Christian Louboutin flats
Handbag: Kate Spade

It seems I have messed up my hip somehow, I’ve spent a lot of time laying down today in hopes it’s better in the morning. This cold weather + arthritis is not a fun combination! I often forget about my rheumatoid arthritis, but alas, it rears it’s ugly head when I’ve gotten to that point! Oh well. I won’t let it win, I vow to keep dressing cute and I will hobble along in heels as long as possible! I’ll be the lady in the electric cart with 4″ heels on. *grins*

Stay warm out there!

Until next time,


What I’m Wearing

It is going to be a long day! Headed into LA for some fun & museum time!


The Rundown:
Blouse: Nanette Lepore
Skirt: Ralph Lauren
Shoes: Strassed Jimmy Choo flats
Handbag: Kate Spade
Brooch on blouse: Vintage

Exciting day!!

Until next time,