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Suede lace up block heel Pumps

Here it is the last day of August and I’m not ready for the end of summer or the end of wearing sandals and dare I say it, flip flops too! I know there will still be plenty of warm weather to go but it never ceases to get to me when I’m dressed for one season but the stores have all things out for the next season.  In this case it’s these pumps by Aquazzura.  I wasn’t exactly feeling the block heel trend initially and then I hurt my knee jogging and higher heels had to be put on the back burner for awhile 😦

I tried these on at the store and fell in love with them but besides the price ($725.00) I can’t purchase anything fall/winter when I’m still running the air conditioner because it’s so hot and humid outside.  Maybe around October if I save my pennies I might get them.

 

Until next time ♥

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Fendi Handbags and What I Wore

After a slight detour with the sunglasses, I turned my attention to something I can use – handbags!  Fendi’s designs can go from the wild and whimsical to so classic.  I looked at two that could fall into both of those categories.  The first one was the brown leather large Peekaboo with whip stitch detail (similar here) that can be worn with the shoulder strap or as a hand bag.  It is a great handbag and can hold whatever you need but it was entirely too big for me.

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Now this bag, the Demi Jour with color block Fendi (you can see the similar bag behind me and here)?  I love the colors, the style and the size.  This handbag is going on the list of potential anniversary presents.

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But what was I wearing?  The sweater I got a couple of years ago at BCBG.  It is so comfy and warm and I can dress it up or down plus the message works.  The shoes are Tory Burch ballet flats.  When you find something that works get them in several colors, I have four pairs of these.  The pants are the Minnie from JCrew also purchased a few years ago.  I believe in getting some trending things but I think it is better to purchase more items that are timeless that you can change up with an occasional trendy item.

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Similar JCrew Pants here

Until next time ♥

 

(Like Fendi or anything else from Saks?  Could you use a personal shopper who will hook you up?  Then get in contact with and follow my girl, Lindsey Drahos.  She is the Saks, Columbus, Ohio Fendi Brand Ambassador but she can find, order and ship anything the store carries to you no matter where you live.  Follow her on Instagram –  @lookin_so_saksy   or   give her a call – 614-678-4616)

I wish I could wear sunglasses

Because if I could I would rock the daylights (pun not quite intended – not quite) out of these Fendi sunglasses.  While going shopping at my friendly neighborhood Saks to get ideas to give the hubby for our anniversary coming up (we play it safe, I give him a list, no fails that way) I went in to see my girl, Lindsey, and I just had to try these on.  Sunglasses have long ago gone from being just function to serious fashion.  You can hide from all the paparazzi in these because they reflect so well no one can see your eyes.  If you look close enough you can see a big part of the store display reflected in them in the second photo.

The cat’s eye ones or the semi-rimless ones; I couldn’t decide which one was my favorite.  They were both fun and fantastic but unfortunately until I get contacts, I have to wear prescription sunnies…boo!  Mine are nice but they don’t compare to the fabulous sunglasses that are out there for you lucky ones who can rock them.  More about the karma I’m wearing and a couple of the handbags behind me coming soon.

Until next time ♥

 

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Like Fendi or anything else from Saks?  Could you use a personal shopper who will hook you up?  Then get in contact with and follow my girl, Lindsey Drahos.  She is the Saks, Columbus, Ohio Fendi Brand Ambassador but she can find, order and ship anything the store carries to you no matter where you live.  By the way, this is not a sponsored post.  I do shop here and Lindsey has been my personal shopper for years.  Love ya, Lindsey!

Follow her on Instagram –  @lookin_so_saksy

Give her a call – 614-678-4616

Spring Sizzlers @Saks

I took a stroll through Saks in Columbus, Ohio the other day curious to see what new things they had in for spring; to check up on what was trending.  They didn’t fail me for they had some fantastic new items in three of my favorite departments: shoes (of course!), perfume and handbags.  Oh there were new things to wear as well but they will be featured later.  Shoes and handbags are my weakness and lately perfume has been gaining ground.  So let’s take a look at some of these beauties shall we and envision just what we would wear with them…I already have.

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I love this shoe! And that netting isn’t built into the shoe, it’s on the shoe.

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Studs are still with us.

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The spring palette of this shoe is so pretty.  The pattern reminds me of something pixelated.

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Bond No.9 Central Park South.  In perfume and body cream.

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Edgy as ever but check out the pink one; too cute!

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Stella’s handbags come in really wonderful colors.  I have no idea who made the scarf but I would so rock that bad boy!

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And Tory Burch kills it with the combo of yellow and dove grey.

Until next time……….Byeeee

(Note: I have not been reimbursed by Saks in any manner for this review.  I just love the store and their goodies. All images were photographed by Images by TDashfield)

Contemporary Spring Trunk Show @Saks

Yes! I love Saks and I just can’t help it that they throw amazing events that I love going to and darned if they didn’t throw another one recently;  a contemporary Spring trunk show that involved clothing and – joy of joys – shoes!  If you know me you know how I am about shoes and they had some new ones there that have not been to the Columbus Saks before.  Brands like Ash, Alice & Olivia, Joie  and more.  There were the wonderful guys serving the chardonnay along with the nummy appetizers but my focus was strictly on the shoes and clothing.

Ok, sure I took a detour at some of the Louboutin shoes (a girl can dream can’t she?) but there were some gorgeous shoes from the trunk show that had me ready to bust out the plastic and go for it.  I never thought I’d be one for wedge sneakers but the Ash ones they had there might just change my mind;  casual but with style.  It was also great to see that the shoes came in heel heights from flats and flat sandals to oh my high!   The Spring trend of brighter colors (Spring will you please get here – stat!) was very much on display with the shoes and clothing.  I was happy to see that peplums and cropped jackets are still with us along with leather for warmer weather.

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The event was hosted by local news person, Yolanda Harris, who did a bang up job working the crowd and Saks gave away gift cards in a raffle.  Five happy winners disappeared later into the beauty department which was hopping with their beauty week event.  It was a fun and busy day but let’s look at those shoes and fashions shall we?

Black Friday @Saks

Normally when you think about Black Friday sales your mind goes to toys, big screen televisions and other electronic goodies.  But there are more things out there to shop for like shoes, clothing, purses and cosmetics – believe it or not.  So when I heard that Saks in Columbus, Ohio was going to have specials for Black Friday for four hours I just had to see what they would do for this day.  They didn’t let me down!  When I arrived there were no lines outside of their doors as the mall had already been open since who knows when and most shoppers were already inside…hitting other sales before the 8am starting pistol sounded for Saks.

Everyone who entered the store knew just what they were going for and made a bee line straight for those items.  Two of the most popular spots were in the contemporary clothing department and in the handbags.  Seriously! Those two spots had shoppers on a mission.  Those clothing items and handbags didn’t see it coming until it was too late.  Women were walking away with armloads of shirts and dresses to go and match them with purses and shoes.  The shoe department was the next biggest draw even though most of their items were on pre-sale.  There were quite a few men in there too going for their sale items with shirts seeming to be most popular quest for them.

The shoppers came in waves.  One batch would come in and get what they wanted and head off to either waiting cars or someplace else only to be replaced after a brief lull by the next wave.  But it was those first couple of waves that scored the best deals.  And what else was Saks providing for its shoppers besides some pretty great deals?  Coffee, hot chocolate, and buttery croissants!  Once that station was open for the customers there was an almost constant line for the goodies.  I was one of the many who stood there waiting to get my needed shot of coffee and a tasty croissant in order to carry on.  Later on in the afternoon wine and petits fours were there to shore up the resolve of the shoppers along with a jazz trio providing music.  The Saks Yeti was also helping out.

As usual it was a great and busy time in Saks.  I am certain there will be other sales and events as the days towards December 25th wind down…and then we get to see what will happen with the after Christmas sales!

Interview with designer Rebecca Minkoff

On November 7th,  Saks at the Polaris Fashion Mall in Columbus, Ohio welcomed accessible luxury designer Rebecca Minkoff to town.  She brought with her many of her new handbag and accessory designs as well as some fun and fashionable ready to wear items.  Saks threw quite the party that night with all sorts of fun entertainment and food like chocolate MAB handbags for desert and a nail and smoky eye-bar to name just a few of the happenings that were going on.  Read about those festivities here.

But besides purchasing a new bag from her line, most of  her fans that night were there to have their handbags autographed and to have their picture taken with her.  It was a great night for all but I had some burning questions I wanted to ask her along with some that came from you, my readers.  So what did I learn from the lovely, charming, and left handed Sagittarius (I’m assuming she is a Sagittarius as she had that on one of her necklaces) with the beautiful smile?

We talked about many things:  being a mom, her travels, pizza  and yes, fashion!

How long does it take for you to get a product from concept to realization?

The entire process takes about a year from start to being delivered to the customer.  As a matter of fact we just put the finishing touches on our Fall 2013 line.  Even when we get it close to being completed there are still tweaks that we do to a product before it is finally completed but yes, it takes about a year.

Do you prefer to sketch out your designs or to actually hands on construct it first?

I can’t sketch anything anymore because it would take up entirely too much of my time.  I miss doing that but I would be busy doing that for entirely too long.  We have hired someone who does all of our designing on the computer with my putting in input of how I’d like things to be with her doing the modifications until it’s to the point of being ready to be made.

How much of your business would you say is handbags versus apparel?

Right now I would say my business is 80% bags and 20% ready to wear.  It is hard in the industry for handbag people to go from bags to apparel but that is where I started out – in apparel – and I want to get back into it at a larger level; make it a bigger portion of my line.

What inspired you to put the sayings on your pouches?

At first it was just a couple of us just talking to each other coming up with the ideas.  When we started to run out of new sayings we canvassed everyone in our office until they ran out of ideas.  Now we run “Name our latest Pouch” contests for ideas.

What is the meaning behind the “Morning after Bag” name?

At the time of the bags creation, every bag designer was giving their bag a girl’s name and I didn’t want to do that so I thought about the bag itself and how it might be used.  At the time I wasn’t married so my thoughts were along the lines of someone who might go out with the bag and be gone from day to a long night and possibly need to pack some extra things into the bag to carry them over for the ‘morning after’.

Thank you, Rebecca.  I had a grand time meeting and hanging out with you.