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Must-Haves Part 1

Many years ago I made a post about this gorgeous skirt that I had become obsessed with and was determined to find.  It took me a very long time to track down the skirt…which included several trips to H&M (an hour-plus drive away), several phone calls, including calls to stores in other provinces.  It was indeed a quest.  But I got my hands on that skirt and could not have been happier.

And now, I am on quests again for several items.  And so, this post, is likely the first of many.

Where it’s starting is with this gorgeous skirt I came across on the Suzy Shier website.  I had been searching the site and this skirt jumped out at me.  I looked at every single item on Suzy’s website – several times – and was never able to find the skirt as a purchase item.  It is shown (as below) as a model in the Jackets and Blazers section.

Suzy Skirt.jpg

Via Suzy Shier

So, being the sleuth that I am (and after having checked the website several times), I eventually contacted Suzy Shier by email, attaching a photo of the skirt, and asking if it was still available.

Of course Suzy Shier replied right away.  But alas, with the bad news that, of course, it is old stock and no longer available (unless I can find it in the sale/clearance section of one of their stores).  The reply was kind enough to offer a similar skirt, but it is not the skirt. And so, my quest must continue.

~Sandy

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Christmas Wish List – Part 3

A Yellow Coat

I have been wanting that yellow leather jacket from Buffy the Vampire Slayer since I was 15.  But I’ve also been on the hunt for a yellow winter coat for a good 10 years now too.

Yellow Coat

Look at how pretty…..

And I’m not super picky…as long it’s the right color of yellow and is long enough to cover my butt, and looks good….I’ll be happy.

Think Faith Hill in her Stealing Kisses video….

yellow-coat-2

Okay, so the bow is super cute, but I really don’t think this one is a winter coat…it needs to cover my neck!  Still cute tho.

Remember – butt and neck need to be warm.

Cheers.


2016 Christmas Wish List – Part 1

Today I put up my Christmas tree.  This may be the earliest I’ve put it up but, it has been crappy weather outside, I’m home, and after doing some crazy Black Friday weekend shopping yesterday in the City with the girls (followed by an evening of spicy wine and girl chats) I was kind of in the mood.

So, the tree is up, the presents are underneath (although not yet wrapped), and I did some more shopping this afternoon.

I also got a massive splinter underneath my fingernail in the midst of all this, which is still dug in there and doesn’t seem like it’s planning to vacate itself anytime soon.

But, since I’m at the computer already and basically in the Christmas mood, here is the very first of my Christmas Wish List posts for 2016.

BIB NECKLACE

I love bib necklaces.  They are the perfect way to make a statement and dress up any outfit.

I have a few “sorta” bib necklaces, but when I visited Amazon recently I was overwhelmed and jealous of all the gorgeous necklaces that popped up.  I want one…or two….or a half dozen.

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I mean, isn’t it *JUST*

bib-2

Just enough

bib-3

This is one of my favorites – and currently in my cart on Amazon.ca

bib-4

I love every variation

bib-5

And of course the list wouldn’t be complete without an orange one (I have a yellow one in my cart)

 

Listen, if anyone out there in WordPress Land wants to indulge me and buy me a bib necklace like these – or any variation – I happily accept.

~Cheers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Christmas Wish List #s 2, 3, 4, and 5

Ack!  If you know me you know that I love dresses.  Love them.  Live in them throughout spring, summer, and half of fall.  Basically, I live in dresses until the weather is too cold to go bare-legged and wear open toe shoes.

So it’s very fitting that the next four items on my wish list are dresses.  Not just dresses but gorgeous dresses that I must have in my wardrobe.

#1  This turquoise dress is what dreams are made of  *sigh* Turquoise dress

#2 This cream dress is a fairy tale

Cream dress

#3  Every girl needs a little black dress (or 10) and this LBD is so bewitching

Black Dress

#4  My favorite color is yellow and this dress, although not as elegant as the others, is adorbs.  And I could totally wear it to work.

Yellow Dream Dress

 

 

~Cheers

Dresses 1 & 2 http://www.rosewholesale.com/

Dresses 3 & 4 http://www.tbdress.com/


Christmas Wish List – #1

Last year I posted several time on items on my Christmas wish list and luckily someone was paying attention because a few of my gifts were directly from the list (my sister-in-law ROCKS!).  So, I thought, for fun, I’d continue the list for 2013.

#1 This Sweater

Robin Intarsia Knit Jumper by Poem

Robin Intarsia Knit Jumper by Poem

I.Love.This.Sweater.  But I’m cheap and it’s about a hundred bucks before shipping and taxes so I highly doubt I’ll expect it – unless Santa wants to drop it down the chimney.  But there’s something so eye catching about those robins.

http://www.oliverbonas.com/fashion/brand/poem/jumper_robin_intarsia_knit_grey.htm

Cheers!


Here Kitty Kitty…..

I WANT THIS:

H&M tank

H&M tank

I know Christmas is over and I can’t add to my Holiday Wish List but I can’t stop looking at this tank.  I think it’s too cute.   Who said Animal Prints were out??

Cheers!


Holiday Wish List (part 8)

Pineapple Print Dress

Anyone who knows me knows that I love a good dress.  As soon as spring hits and all the damn snow has melted I live in dresses until the end of fall (or until it gets too cold to go bare-legged).

A few years ago I spotted a pineapple print dress in a magazine and have been on the lookout for one since.  Sadly, I haven’t found any.  But my eyes are still open.  Maybe Santa will be kind and bring me one.  Here are a few of my favorites:

This is my favorite!

This is my favorite!

 

But this is more my style.

But this is more my shape/style.

As is this.

As is this.

 

But this one I completely adore...I love the punchy yellow (my favorite color!!).

But this one I completely adore…I love the punchy yellow (my favorite color!!).

Aren’t these all adorable?  I can’t wait to find one I like so that I can wear it and feel like summer again.

Cheers!


Holiday Wish List (part 4)

GLITZY BOOTIES

Glitter booties

How magnificent are these glitzy, sparkly booties?  I think everyone needs a little bling for their feet.  I would totally rock these.  Unfortunately, I don’t know who makes them….so I may have to do a little glitter painting to my regular booties.

Cha-ching.

Cheers!


Holiday Wish List (part 3)

A Bedazzled Collar

My friend over at Fashion For Lunch (http://fashionforlunch.wordpress.com/) introduced me to this gorgeous Gemma Lister collar.  I absolutely love it!  And have been admiring it for quite some time.

A few weeks ago I picked up a collar at H&M.  It’s pretty but not quite the same…..

H&M Collar

H&M Collar

….However, I feel that both myself and FFF are very festive.  🙂

Cheers!


The Girl in the Green Dress

Remember playing dress up as a child?  I used to love getting decked out in over-sized dresses, beads and high heels and pretending I was a princess. When I was really little, like maybe 4 or 5 I had this God-awful emerald green satin dress that I wore to a Sunday School Christmas concert.  I think my grandmother made it.  And I absolutely loved it.  It was down to my ankles and when I twirled, the dress flowed out like it should for a princess.  I LOVED that dress. I loved it so much, in fact, that I would put it on everyday.  When I was first starting in school I would come home and put that dress on.  I was so proud of it.

I was watching a TV show earlier that showed a clip of Disney and Beauty and the Beast.  Belle’s dress reminded me of my green dress:

My dress was so much better.  But she's a real princess so I guess she wins.

My dress was so much better. But she’s a real princess so I guess she wins.

My mother tried to throw that dress out so many times.  But when I would come home and discover it was missing I would just go to the garbage and dig it out.  No way would I let that dress leave me.  I’d totally bonded with it.

I find it completely adorable when I see Abby constantly putting on the dress she wore in a wedding several years ago.  Blair wants to throw it out…it doesn’t fit her anymore, it doesn’t close up in the back, and it’s getting rather short.  But it’s beautiful and I completely understand why she wants to put it on on almost a daily basis (although, I must admit, it would be nice if she would start hanging it back up instead of one of us having to pick it up off the floor).  She’s a girl; therefore she is a princess and she wants to twirl around in the frills and the ribbon and all that lace.  *sigh* I miss those days.

Cheers!