Everyday Life: Summer Recap!

Happy Friday! I hope you had a wonderful week. I must say…its been amazing to be back up and back on schedule. I thought a fun recap would be a great way to wrap up the week. I have picked 5 of my top summer favs to share with you all.

sara-happ-the-lip-slip1. Sara Happ Lip Slip/Sugar Scrub
*I can’t wait to do a review on this stuff. Its amazing. I can’t believe it has taken me this long to get my hands on it.

BW62787-LOUIS VUITTON INSOLIFE LITCHI MULTICOLORE WALLET_A2. Louis Vuitton Insolite Wallet
*I was so sad to hear that Louis Vuitton was discontinuing their Multicolor line. I knew I had to get my hands on one piece before they went away forever. This wallet has quickly become my favorite long wallet that holds everything I need and more…with staying slim.

th3. The Weeknd
*I am absolutely in love with his music. He just recently released a new album that is on constant repeat. I am so looking forward to his concert in December!

05_01_13_drybar_114. DryBar Products
*I must say…I was very worried about these products, as some big chain salons don’t make the best products…but this is worth your time. I absolutely love the smell and the overall finished product it provides. If you do not have a DryBar near you…check out your local Sephora.

gt-kombucha5. Kombucha
*I know kind of a silly summer fav…but I adore these drinks. They are refreshing and good for your body and soul. They have a bit of a vinegar taste…so be aware.

What have your top 5 summer favorites been?

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Fashion: Proenza Schouler PS1 Medium Review

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Normally I stick to Chanel or Louis Vuitton when it comes to handbags…however the PS1 medium has been in the back of my mind for quite some time. Proenza Schouler was recently running their end of summer sale and I knew the deal was too good to be true. This bag is amazing. It has more compartments and zippers than any organizational lover could ever dream of. I love how easy it is to carry and how attractive the bag is. The leather is also butter soft…which for some people could be a downside since it will get a worn look over time. Overall if you are thinking of purchasing this bag…I highly recommend you do. Would I pay full price for this bag…probably not…but for the sale price…I would do it all over again.
Do you own any handbags by Proenza Schouler?

Everyday Life: Handbag Tag!

marca_ilovebagsHold on to your seats ladies and gentlemen…Lauren is doing the handbag tag! I have been a lover of handbags as far back as I can remember and this just seems so fitting…Lets get started…

Q. What is your favorite handbag and why?
A. I would say my absolute favorite handbag would have to be my Chanel jumbo flap. In my current collection…and all the bags I have owned…it is definitely the best all around bag.
Q. Do I baby my handbags?
A. Yes! To me they are investments and I treat them as such.
Q. Do I consider myself a collector?
A. Yes! I would say I have been seriously collecting for about 8 years now.
Q. Can you part with them if I had to?
A. Definitely. As much as I love them…they are not everything to me.
Q. When did I fall in love with handbags?
A. Being a true girly girl…I fell in love with handbags from a very early age. I think one of the main factors I fell in love was because of the feminine touch it adds to any outfit.
Q. What was your first designer handbag?
A. My first designer bag was Dooney and Bourke when I turned 15. It was the beginning of it all.
Q. What was the experience like?
A. It was my first huge purchase I made with my own money I earned from work. Felt amazing!
Q. Why do I think I’m obsessed with handbags?
A. I think for me its about having my perfect collection. Just when you feel you have reached it…another bag comes on the market. Its a never ending battle.
Q. Is there an emotional component?
A. I think so. I hold on to bags that hold sentimental value to me and will never sell them for that purpose. Other than that…if the bag isn’t being used its time to sell.
Q. Do I plan or impulse buy?
A. I rarely impulse buy as I do my research before making purchases etc. Its the impulse buys that sadly dont last long in my collection. Lesson learned over the years.
Q. What is my favorite handbag designer?
A. Chanel without a doubt.
Q. What is my dream bag?
A. A Birkin. I have dreamed of owning that bag since the beginning of my collection. Its just the ultimate handbag in my opinion.

I hope you enjoyed the handbag tag. I tag all of you and ask you leave your responses in the comments!

Fashion: Whats in my work bag?

A few weeks ago I featured what was in my weekend bag! This time I will show you what is in my work bag! Lets do it…

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Bag: Louis Vuitton Neverfull Damier Azur PM
Wallet: Louis Vuitton Trunks and Bags Zippy Wallet (No longer available)
Toiletry Bag: Fendi
Coin Purse: Louis Vuitton
Small Pouch: Louis Vuitton Wapity (No longer available)
Key Holder: Louis Vuitton Cles/4 Key holder
B Pouch: Beats Headphones

Whats in your work bag?

Fashion: Whats in My Bag!!!

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I absolutely love magazine articles that show whats in celebrity’s bags. I think it’s because I am such a handbag lover that I also love to see what people find are must haves. Here is what I am currently carrying…
Bag: Louis Vuitton Pochette Metis
Wallet: Louis Vuitton Trunks and Bags Zippy Wallet (No longer available)
Sunglass Case/Sunglasses: Louis Vuitton Sunglass Holder in MM and Sunglasses by Oakley
Toiletry Bag: Louis Vuitton Mini Pochette
Key Holder: Louis Vuitton Cles

This is my purse for weekends only. I just carry around the necessities and do not add much else. I will do a Whats in My Work Bag next week. Stay Tuned…
Whats in your handbag?

Everyday Life: Louis Vuitton Hot Stamping

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I get a lot of questions from other Louis Vuitton handbag lovers about whether or not to hot stamp their items. If you are unfamiliar with hot stamping it is when you purchase a product from Louis Vuitton and they stamp your initials on an item such as a wallet or small leather good free of charge. Both my husband and I have had items hot stamped and they have lasted incredibly well. The two pictures above are of items that we have had for over 5 years and use on a daily basis. Now I will admit years ago I had a wallet hot stamped with my initials and regretted it right away. In the long run…I ended up selling the wallet because it bothered me so much. I suggest you really think it through before committing to hot stamping. The wonderful thing about Louis Vuitton is that you can come back anytime and they will hot stamp your items for free and you don’t have to decide right then and there.
Have you ever had an item hot stamped?

Fashion: Key chains…Are you crazy?!

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Yes…you read the title right…today we are talking key chains. I have a major addiction to handbags and accessories and key chains are no exception.  I normally spend a small fortune on key chains that I know will last me for many years. I have two sets of keys I carry around on a everyday basis. My first set is strictly just my car key on its own key chain. I recently purchased a new car and felt it was time to celebrate with a new key chain (yes I do know how crazy and absurd this sounds). I searched the entire US to find this Hermes Carmen bicolor in black and wine. I finally located it in the San Francisco Hermes Boutique and couldn’t be more excited. My second set of keys contain my house keys, mail key, etc, have been securely placed in my Louis Vuitton 6 Key ring holder for over 4 years. I truly love this key ring and can’t recommend it enough. I know spending this kind of money sounds crazy (yes crazy) on a key chain, but in my opinion if they last you years and truly make you happy…why not!
Do you have a favorite key chain accessory?