Confessions of a …

Kate Spade Handbag Stalker

That’s been me this past week.

I confess to falling in love with Kate Spade’s “Bow Valley” bag when we first locked eyes this past Sunday in Fashion Island in Newport. Nordstrom’s being my first stop, I obsessed the rest of the day over this soft, buttery leather bag with a shiny patent half bow.

The one thing I was obsessing about was the cost. Ugh.

This is when I became a stalker. I saw the black version was on sale at so I thought the pink must have been an exclusive to Nordstrom. I stalked the Nordstrom site online. Morning. Night. And finally I found it had been reduced 33%!

I quickly made my purchases (I’m seeing which one I like since the store only had the smaller bag).

Which one do you like? The smaller, more prim bag or the shoulder tote?

Decisions. Decisions.

Also Kate Spade’s Spring 2012 hit today. Very mod and very pink. Love!

This is also my first attempt at Polyvore. Be kind. lol!


The Pippa Bag – Part Duex

“Oh no I did-n’t!” I did. I loved my first Modalu Medium Pippa bag in shark so much that when I saw the croc version in the dark taupe color called oyster… well, we all have our weaknesses. (Pippa’s backside. Sorry. Couldn’t resist.) I did resist the first two availabilities of the bag last spring and summer before it sold out both times (self pat on the back) but when it came back again in September I heard that little… [Read More]

The Pippa Bag With A Side Of Pappagallo Espadrilles Updates

My ‘Pippa’ bag arrived. The bag was formerly called the Bristol Bag by Modalu of London but as soon as Pippa Middleton was seen the day after the wedding carrying it out of the Goring hotel it was quickly renamed. They are sold out on the Modalu website but they are taking pre-orders for a new batch. Must have been a rough passage. It can be seen in Spain this weekend. “Hola, mi amiga”! It certainly is making the rounds.I… [Read More]

My Royal Wedding Souvenir

Last week I ventured into the Tod’s store to look at a bag I saw Kate Middleton pictured with. What was particularly interesting about it was that it’s called the D-style bag named after Diana but the updated version. Here’s a quick article on the connection of both bags. I particularly liked the soft grey and the leather was like buttah but at $1665, uh, I rather have a new camera. Then, who was seen, but the latest Middleton sibling… [Read More]

Organizing Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs – Leola Not to outdo Santa but I wanted my own big bag this Christmas.Black.With zippers. I knew if I had put it on my list by the time Santa’s elves hit the mall it would have been gone. As it was Nordstrom put out an A.P.B. for me and found it at the mothership in Seattle ridiculously on sale. As a result I can guarantee the sales associate will be on Santa’s ‘good girls’ list. When I… [Read More]

Hell In A Handbasket vs. Handbags

My mother is turning over in her grave this morning.Jerry Brown is Governor once again. For the third time actually. My mom being Catholic believed the Jesuits would never kick anyone out of the order but she believed they kicked out Jerry Brown. I can’t understand his victory but as my wise friend said, the people that put him in office weren’t born when he was Governor or they don’t remember. And Barbara ‘Don’t Call Me Ma’am’ Boxer is an… [Read More]

*Give-Away* with Queen Bea Studio

Queen Bea Studio and I have the most incredible give-away to share with you and it includes your choice of bag with your monogram or one without it! Really, how fabulous are these bags?First, look at mine! The Half Moon Bag I have been lusting over this basket bag for the past year and I finally decided to order it last month and we have been inseparable ever since. L.o.v.e. it! I chose the navy and white stripe but there… [Read More]

Come To Mama

Headed to South Coast Plaza today to visit the Henri Bendel store. Just window shopping. Really. I am weakening… fast. Good luck today on this Friday the 13th!

Kate Spade Sample Sale TODAY!!

Please find a good home for her so I don’t have to. I am weakening… fast. Westbury Drawstring Opus $395  $199 ($5 shipping)

“All That Glitters… should be MINE!”

“Kate is out there, and I’m lovin’ it!” Gold Coast MaryAnn Why?Because I live on the Gold Coast of CA (well, inland a little, but just a tad) and I have a niece named Marianne. Pink Sparkly Shoes Why?Puhleese. An obvious trick question! Single Ball Earrings Why?Time Square’s got nothing on these babies!Happy New Year! Disco Fever Link Bracelet Why? A sparkly cuff. My true love.I cannot, should not, will not resist! What things do you have that make you… [Read More]