Friday, February 25, 2011

My Vday Presents!

Ok, so I said that I was going to do a style post with the presents that hubby got me for Valentine's Day, but unfortunately, he's been so swamped with work that he hasn't had a single moment to organize a shoot with me. :(  I guess it's a good thing that he's working though, right?  So for the time being, I'm going to have to settle for listing my goodies and doing short commentaries on why I love them.

The Purse:

This handbag was on the top of my wish list!  It is just too freakin' adorable!  I love it so much.  It's even cuter in person than it is in the picture.  It's a nice, medium size.  About 15" wide, 10" high, and 4" deep.  The fabric is a heavy-medium weight ivory twill with navy stripes and the espresso-colored leatherette is buttery soft.  There's a functional faux-buckle pocket on the outside and 3 inner pockets, one of which is zippered.  It also comes with a detachable, longer strap in case you want to wear it longer and it's lined with a super-cute grey cotton lawn fabric with hot pink cupcake print.

It's such an effortlessly classy accessory with a sort of nautical/resort flair to it.  Coincidentally, a girlfriend of mine also happened to purchase this same handbag  at around the same time my honey probably ordered it for me.  We both share an obsessive love for Anthropologie, so it was no surprise to me when I saw her carrying it the other day.  Excellent taste, my friend.

For those of your who are interested, we got this lovely little bag here at Ruche.  Get it while you can!

The Belt:

So I thought I was just getting a handbag, which was perfectly fine with me.  But when I opened it up, I found some other little surprises hidden inside.  This darling belt was one of them.  Isn't it to die for?  The bow is crafted from a deep brown leatherette and has cute eyelet detailing along the edges.  The sides are a wide, lattice design and the back is elastic.  There's a button closure on the front.  This piece is so versatile!  When I first laid eyes on it, the possibilities raced through my mind at a mile a minute.  I'm sooooooooo into vintage-bohemian chic!  This belt would look positively gorgeous on flowy spring and summer blouses and dresses in delicate laces and country floral prints, don't you think?

They're currently sold out here (also Ruche), but if you send in a request, the site owner is really good about restocking in-demand items.

Dress #1:

So simple, but so sexy!  I've always wanted to wear a backless dress and now I finally get to.  I love how the front neckline and the sleeves make this dress appear to be demure, but the body-conscious fit, short length, and low back make it so seductive.  I tried it on with my fav pair of black pumps and felt like a million bucks.  Can't wait to wear it out on a hot date!  You can get yours here at American Apparel.

Dress #2:

This dress is so much fun!  Can you tell by looking at it that I love to twirl around while I wear it?  I feel like a figure skater or ballerina when I have it on.  The flare makes it sweet-looking, but don't let that fool you.  The material is slinky, shiny, and stretchy, the neckline is a low scoop, and the flirty circle-skirt is super-duper short.  HOT!  I have the cobalt (deep blue) shade, but want one in every color now.  American Apparel.

The Bodysuit:

Because of the *very* revealing nature of this bodysuit, I probably won't be featuring a style post about it.  Lol.  It's pretty self-explanatory.  I tried this piece with skinny black jeans, pumps, and a cropped motorcycle jacket and it looked great.  Edgy, with just a touch of harlot.  Love it!  It also comes in hot pink for those of you who are brazen enough to dare.  American Apparel.

Welps, there it is!  Hope y'all enjoyed the post.  I can't wait for the weather to get a little warmer so I can test out some of these outfits.  Any of you ladies down to join me in the city for a girls' night out?  Let me know, cuz I'd be super-excited to go!



  1. you lucky duck..the black dress is tres sexy!

  2. Ooo our purse! I carry it all the time now! :) Does Steve just automatically know what you like? Or do you drop him little hints? Alfred is pretty much clueless as to what is fashionable or not lol

  3. @Linda: lol! I'm pretty straightforward, I just email him a wishlist every time a holiday comes up, like birthdays, christmas, vday, etc. If I didn't do that, who knows what he'd get me?