Archive for the ‘Wish List’ Category

Do you ever find something that makes you think, “How did I not know this existed?”  Maybe a website that is just so spectacular that you spend and afternoon looking at every single thing on the page?  Maybe a site for a store where you browse every sing item offered?

I had one of those moments today when I discovered Ruche.  Do you know Ruche?  If not, please allow me to introduce you.

Ruche is “a modern boutique with a vintage touch.”  You can find awesome clothes (they even have non frumpy plus sizes), shoes, jewelry, purses and home and office accessories.  Let me share with you some of my favorites.

First up Jewelry

next stop clothes and purses

Check it out for yourselves.  Go to Ruche. And my plus size ladies, some of those clothing items above are indeed plus.  Cute, right?


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With a one year old, how is it that I am just discovering Janie and Jack?  Thanks to a lovely gift in adorable packaging from my Aunt Jojo, I saw what I have been missing.

So many adorable things, who could choose?

Wouldn’t Lily look adorable in this bathing suit?

And I am pretty sure she needs this dress and shoes









Or this outfit








And this is only the cutest stuff from one collection!  Now head on over to Janie and Jack by clicking here and enjoy the goodness!

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People who know me may be surprised how into fashion I actually am.  I tend to keep it to myself.  However, that does not stop me from dreaming about the fabulous (and incredibly expensive) things I would prance around in if I were a wealthy size two.  Yes, prance.  Because if I were a size two, I would do nothing but prance.

With that said.  Here is what the wealthy size to version of myself would wear this holiday.

Option One:

For Christmas, option one is this dress with these shoes.

Above Alice + Olivia “Joey” Peplum Dress $367 at Bloomingdales, shoes by Elie Tahari on sale for $159.20 also available at Bloomingdales.

Option Two:


Another lovely option

Above dress by Aqua $168 at Bloomingdales, shoes by Badgley Mischka $200 also at Bloomingdales

I would ring in the New Year in one of these dresses.


Aren't they lovely?

From Left to Right: Lauren by Ralph Lauren $220 at Bloomingdales,  Dior Silk Crepe Belted Dress $3,500 at Saks, Haute Hippie Ruffled Silk Cocktail Dress $575 at Saks and Valentino-Rosette Punto Dress $2,390 at Saks

I would wear them with one of these pairs of shoes:


Pure Luxury

From Left to Right: Manolo Blahnik Hangisi $945 at Barneys New York, Jimmy Choo Lancer Crystal-Embellished Suede Sandals$865 at Saks and Stuart Weitxman Bow Sandals $398 at Saks

I was going to add jewelry and accessories, but not today.

However, seeing as I am not a size two and my budget is not one that takes me into Saks or Barneys, I will have to settle for my usual get up, freshly lint rolled to get the tiny golden retriever hair off of it and a double check to make sure the baby has not decorated my clothes with pureed peas or any other less desirable substances.  But you know what?  My life fits me and my family is a luxury many would envy.  I know some of those people who can afford the gorgeous items above would gladly let me walk a mile in their shoes this holiday season.  Just in case I don’t make it back….Happy Holidays to you and yours!!


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Aside from world peace and the usual cliche  wishes,  these shoes, some Sephora goodies and the ever popular money (to pay bills) are on my wish list.

I am having fun playing with make up lately (when I get up early enough, and with having a 10 month old, that can be more sporadic than I would like) and have enjoyed playing with muted eyeshadow in grays, browns and/or pinks with fun eyeliner in shades of greens and blues.  Imagine all of the fun I will have with my present from my dear hubby.  Thanks to a somewhat comical turn of events, I know that I will be getting this beauty for Christmas.

Isn't she pretty?

I have always loved mascara and have always considered it to be my number one favorite makeup to wear.  I always dream of having movie star long lashes covered in luxurious mascara.  That is why I am so excited that the other present I have discovered from my husband is this.

Can't wait to bat my lashes covered in this goodness

Currently they are waiting under my fabulously decorated tree (first tree in six years, thanks to my Grinch kitty) waiting to make a grand entrance into my make up drawer.


What is your favorite kind or color of make up.  Any fun tricks I just have to try?  I showed you mine, now share yours!

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