Today I wanted to blog about some things that I'm super duper loving right now :)
My Nook Color!
Hubs has an Ipad and I've used it from time to time and I have to say I love my nook way more bahaha. (Apple lover's please don't stone me - The hubs has actually admitted he prefers using my nook color vs. his Ipad too bahahahah!).
I can download books right from my nook or even from my PC and it downloads within a few seconds. I also subscribe to Cosmopolitan and US Weekly and they download right onto my Nook as well. The colors are crazy vibrant and the pictures are just like if I were looking at it in a real magazine. You can also go online wherever there is Wi-Fi so I can keep up to date on my blog reading hehe. The best part is that it's about half the size of the Ipad and it slips right into my Jumbo Flap so I can whip it out when I'm on the subway, the Dr's office or even while waiting for my latte at Starbucks!
My local Off Saks!
I've never been much of a fan of the "Off" stores like Nordstrom Rack, Last Call Neimans or Loehman's mostly because they're kind of disorganized, clothes are on the floor and it gives me a headache to shift through racks and racks of clothes. I also feel like I NEVER EVER find anything good! Hubs had to run some errands so he dropped me off at The Rim shopping center and while I was waiting I decided to wander into the Off Saks. I'm so glad I did because the store is gorgeous. Everything is neatly organized, extremely well presented and the best part it has an AMAZING selection of designer clothes. I scored two Yumi Kim dresses and an A New York dress for $150!! Normally each of these dresses are $200 bucks a pop! I got 3 dresses for less than the price of 1!! What's not to Love?! :)
If you're not familiar with this brand it's a clothing store for 20 something's in LA's famous Roberston street. A lot of young celebrities are often spotted shopping here. I'm always looking for a cute way to tote my travel things. I had seen this duffel bag when I visited the store a year ago but the $125 bucks price tag was a bit too rich for me. I found it on the Kitson website recently for half the price. WOOHOO! I'm currently totally obsessed with blue and pink combo right now and felt that since we were moving to Germany and planning to travel all through Europe I NEEDED not wanted a cute new duffel bag. bahahahaha. They have them in 5 other color combo's! :)
Target Xhilaration brand travel slippers!
When I fly I like to be comfortable and that often time involves taking off my shoes because I find with the high altitude and the compressed pressure my feet always feel like they're swelling by the minute and I get really uncomfortable. Taking your shoes off on the plane and touching the plane floor is GROSS so I like to bring these with me. They're really soft and durable and I've thrown them in the wash a couple of time and they seem to be holding up quite well. They fold up really small and slip right inside my purse. When I'm about to disembark the plane I just slip them into a little zip lock bag so I keep the inside of my purse clean :) These were a super good price I believe they were $11 bucks and aside from grey they also come in cobalt blue, fushia pink and black versions.
I am by no means an advocate of fake designer bags you can find a wonderfully functional bag at any price point ranging from $20 - $2,000 without trying to "fake the funk". I would in all honesty be totally horrified to be caught using a "fake" Birkin bag but I think this is adorable because it is so obviously a PICTURE of a Birkin printed on a canvas tote bag. I purchased this tote so that I could use it as a re-usable grocery tote bag or as a travel tote. I usually bring 2 (or 3 Chanel's with me while traveling.. I have a tendency to overpack haha). I put them inside of a giant tote bag that I bring with me as my "purse" carry on (NEVER ever pack your designer goods in your checked luggage.. you might find them missing when you've gotten to your hotel!!). Also when you go through security your designer bag(s) stay nice and clean inside your travel tote when you have to put it in those gross bins (the ones that people put their shoes in!!!! EEK!). The canvas material has a coating on it so you don't have to worry about getting it messy or wet with groceries or while traveling. I have yet to find my dream Birkin so in the meantime I'll have to be satisfied with my "Birkin" Taipei tote bag haha.