Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Birthday to Me!

I had such a busy day today, but it was quite nice.  I heard from my loved ones and had a nice sushi dinner with my family.  I nearly forgot about this until I got a text from my friend M.  Here's my b-day present(s), finally unwrapped:
It's nothing new.  It's been a couple of months since these items were released, but I just had to keep the promise to myself to not open my birthday presents until my birthday came.  Well, I can finally introduce these babies into the world: my limited-edition Yayoi Kusama & Louis Vuitton blue Speedy bag with white keychain. 

Friday, October 26, 2012

The Chosen Few

So I finally decided to pare down my Christian Louboutin collection to 20 pairs.  It was a much easier decision to make than I thought.  I slowly sold off pair by pair, until I got to 20.  Here are the chosen few, none of which I would sell unless I really will, literally, starve:

In case you want to know the color/material/style names:
back row (left to right): jade watersnake Jenny, nude patent Lady Peep, nude/red patent Very Prive, leopard ponyhair Madame Butterfly pump, and batik python No Prive; 3rd row from front (left to right): black kid Clou Noeud, yellow satin Jolie Noeud, nude patent Bianca, nude satin Youpli, and blue python Lady Claude; 2nd row from front (left to right): purple satin Fiorellino, black/burgundy jazz No Prive, mandarin red suede Lady Gres 160, lavender sequin Poseidon, and black patent Horatio; front fow (left to right): black nappa Madame Butterfly booty, leopard ponyhair Tigresse, gray suede Declic, leopard ponyhair Simple 85mm pumps, and red lizard Simple 100 mm pumps

I think I did a pretty good job keeping the variety of colors and materials I have here.  I have every color in the rainbow represented, plus a few others, too.  I also did a pretty good job of mixing up classics, seasonal, and limited styles...and kept it at a relatively low total.

For a while, I wanted to keep my collection at 21 pairs, but I then decided that lucky #21 will be purchased AFTER I meet my big goal ;)

Sunday, October 21, 2012

10 Days to Go...

...until I can open you...

Friday, October 19, 2012

A "New to Me" Hermes Purchase

This is only my 2nd consignment-store purchase.  I bought a pair of Chloe heels a while back, which were brand-new.  I told myself I'd buy only unused items from consignment stores, and this new purchase isn't exactly unused, but it's pretty close.  It had a tiny stain on it, but it's hardly noticeable, and I got it for just $75 (slightly more than half the current retail price of $140).  Here's my newest Hermes twilly!  It's called "Belles du Mexique".  I remember seeing it at the boutique, but unable to find it in the twilly size.  I'm so happy to call it mine now!

Hermes items truly are the pinnacle of luxury, even down to tiny inches-long pieces of silk.  However, they are pricey so if you're trying to save where you can while still enjoying luxury (like I am), consignment is the way to go.  Just be sure to really examine your pieces before purcashing.