This Mother's Day (weekend.. yes it stretched into a weekend celebration!) was really special for me.. I don't think I've been able to celebrate Mother's Day with my mom in over a decade yes a DECADE because I was living all over the US and recently in a completely different continent!
So I was beyond thrilled to be able to spend it with her this year :)
My mom is the bestest!
She is the smartest and hardest working woman I ever known in my entire life and if I end up being even half the woman & mother that she is I'll be thrilled!
The Hubs and I ordered her this 7 tier boxed fruit and dessert gift set!
Hehehe isn't my mom so cute??!
Admittedly I really just wanted to watch her open box after box after box.. and there were a few desserts in there that I wanted to "sample" myself bahahahaha!
We sent one to my mother-in-law too :)
Happy Mother's day mom-in-law!
Especially for raising seriously the best Hubby a girl could ask for in 100 lifetimes!
Totes off topic but anyone out there ever wished someone would get you a gift and then gift wrap it in a larger box and then gift wrap that in an even larger box and so forth?
just me? :p
I love you mom!
My mom loves Chinese food.. she's an avid world traveler.. (like she's been to Europe some 20+ times in her lifetime..) and yet no matter what she still says Chinese food is the best food on the planet bahahaha. So instead of taking her some fancy schmancy mother's day buffet I took her to....
All of my favorites.. ::cough cough:: I mean my moms favorite hahaha.
After Dim Sum we decided to do a little shopping (attempt) to walk off lunch haha!
We went to Target & Loehmann's!
Just noticed my entire shopping haul is PINK!
Grapefruit Yes To makeup wipes for me and a Hello Kitty retractable leash and squeaky toy for my fur daughter!
Hello Kitty retractable leash for my baby girl!!!
Sidenote I must seriously have been in a pink mood.. just noticed that even my nails are pink hehe
My Loehmanns score!
Thursday Friday Tote bag @ 50% off!
Thanks Mom!! :)
(I KNOW I KNOW! It was Mother's Day and I tried to argue with her but she insisted! #blessed #mymommyisthebest #ilovemymommy)
Thursday Friday specializes in lightweight cotton canvas tote bags w/ pictures of Chanel/Hermes/Balenciaga bags on them! So cute!! And you know I love my Chanel muhahaha!
I immediately grabbed this bag when I saw it and walked around the store and was literally stopped by 3 separate shoppers to ask where I found this bag hahah.
The bag is open top but it comes with an adorable shiny gold clasp.
(UGH I'm a sucker for shiny gold hardware!)
So much room inside!
My new Thursday Friday tote next to my Jumbo Gold Chanel flap!
Fits all my travel essentials!
Laptop, Chanel bag (I ALWAYS hand carry my designer purses better safe than sorry! Don't ever check them!), Nook, Makeup bag, Scarf (I always get cold on airplanes.)
As you can see there's tons of room left for snacks.. and Dutyfree shopping of course MUHAHAHA.
The next day we took out my fur daughter Jojo!
Cute little kiddie train going by!
Trying so hard to get to the ducks hahaha!
Cute swan pedal boats!
Hubby where are you?
I need you to pedal HAHAHA.
So happy and excited to be out and about!
She practically dragged me into the water hahaha!
The adorable little ducklings w/ their mom soooo cute and how appropro!! :p
The Hubs surprised me with a "Fur" Mother's Day present because I'm a fur mommy to our two fur monsters!
NO rumors OK?!
I'm not pregnant or anything!!!
Felt the need to clarify because I can't tell you HOW often I've been asked if I'm with child lately.. yessh.. I must really really REALLY need to go on a diet.
The Hubs send me this card.. and truer words could not have been spoken
JKJKJK. sorta. muhahaha.
He signed it w/ a tiny drawling of our "fur son" who is in Germany w/ the Hubs..
Anyways ON TO THE REVEAL! :)
Does it get any better than getting package and seeing "BERGDORF GOODMAN" sprawled across the box?
I think not muhahahah :p
I've actually been DROOLING over what's in the box for MONTHS.. but I resisted pulling the trigger because I was/am on an indefinite self imposed bag ban. UGH!
hehehe now you know it's a bag and not shoes... Surprised??? :p
Anyhow long story short.. this has been on my "want" list for a number of months already and the Hubs graciously surprised me with it.
Thanks so much booboo! Heart you!
BTW's Can you believe it's not a Chanel bag HAHAHA
Photo bombed by my fur daughter Jojo!
The dustbag is very a very simple white bag w/ a black leather patch displaying the brands name.
Alexander Wang Rockie in Acid w/ shiny gold hardware!!!
A lot of you maybe familiar with the ever popular Alexander Wang Rocco which has been out for a few years already.
I have always loved the Rocco but whenever I tried it on I always felt like it was just a tad too big and "baggy" for my tastes since I was so used to carrying very structured Chanel flaps.
Well apparently I wasn't the only one that felt this way because they recently birthed the "Rockie" for those of us that loved the Rocco but just wanted it in a smaller version :)
The bag measures 8" x 10" x 7" and weighs just under 3lbs.
I was really concerned about the weight because of the studs on the bottom of the bag.. and while I haven't used "her" yet but I actually find it to be lighter then my Chanel jumbos!
Whenever I'm out with my mom and I have my hands full or something she offers to hold my Chanel bag she never fails to mention how heavy my jumbos are heh.....
So excited because I've been wanting a more "throw around" bag for awhile.. I use my Chanel jumbo's on the daily but I often find them to be difficult to use because of how structured they are... they are really limiting in what can be carried in them.
Whereas the Rockie is a lot softer and smooshy and the bag can expand a bit to fit all your odds and ends :)
On this side of the bag if you see the middle part sticks out a little bit and that is because.....
It has two secret zippered compartments which you can store things like a card holder, cash, train tickets ect!
I tested using the bag around the house and the one particular design detail that I absolutely adore with is the bowling bag style zipper - it is preciously why I find this bag SOOOO darn cute. However it is admittedly a bit difficult to open if you're standing up like at a cash register waiting to pay or something. So you can just stash some of your cards and cash in the side zippered pockets.
The bag handle drop measures 4" and the remove able "crossbody" strap measures 19"
I put the word "crossbody" in quotes because while it may be crossbody for some people it doesn't really wear crossbody comfortably on me and I'm not even that tall HAHA. I'm 5'5 and it rests a little bit past my waistline.. so it's at a really awkward height. But if you're carrying groceries in.. have your hands full ect. then it can definitely be "crossbody" in a pinch.
I also wanted to mention the Rockie in Acid comes in TWO different versions.
The version I have is a smooth leather w/ gold hardware and studs and is a few inches smaller in size then the other version. Also the color is more of a muted lime green.
Whereas the other version of the Rockie in Acid is actually a much brighter neon yellow and is made out of pebbled leather, has nickel colored hardware and studs, is a few inches bigger then my version and is slighter more expensive. You can view my version here and the other version here.
I also found this comparison photo online of them side by side which you can view here.
I wanted to explain that there are two versions to this bag because funny enough I didn't realize there were two versions and for months I would randomly go into Neimans/Saks/Nordie's to go look at the bag and they NEVER had both versions so whenever I would see the smooth muted lime green versions w/ shiny gold studs I was literally salivating.. and then I would go some where else and I would see the pebbled neon yellow version w/ dark nickel hardware and couldn't figure out why I didn't LOVE it as much as I did the LAST time I saw it.
And then after doing a bunch of research online I finally realized there were TWO VERSIONS.
<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3!
Thank you so much Booboo!
You are seriously the bestest Hubs a girl could ever want!
Excited to wear this baby throughout Spring & Summer!!
Be prepared to see this in ALL of my upcoming OOTD's muhahahaha!