Wednesday, February 9, 2011

For Sale: Brand New Victoria’s Secret Summer Dress in White

I am selling my brand new Victoria’s Secret Summer Dress in white (size M) since I’ve never worn it and I don’t think that I ever will. I thought someone might want to wear it and maybe you will even love it, who knows? I actually bought this dress at when I still lived in New York but as it often happens, I buy stuff and never get to wear it. The dress is not available in Germany or in Europe – in fact, it’s not even available online anymore, as it’s sold out. So if you want to have it, let me know and I’ll sell it to you.

I will send it to anyone living in Germany for 45 €, shipping included (I think I bought the dress for $55 plus $15 for taxes, shipping and handling). So I think that the price is reasonable, given the fact that I’ve never worn it and it’s brand new.

Note: Although the dress is from Victoria’s Secret, the brand is not Victoria’s Secret because they only have lingerie, pajama and make-up as a Victoria’s Secret brand. Everything else they sell (like dresses, shoes, handbags and accessories) have different brands from Jessica Simpson to Steve Madden. Just so you know and don’t wonder why it doesn’t say ‘Victoria’s Secret’ on the tag. But if you really want to proof that the dress was really bought from Victoria’s Secret, then just use Google and type the exact name of the dress ‘Victoria’s Secret White Eyelet Smocked Dress’ and you’ll see that it’s the same. Also, you will see the dress featured here and here and if you click on the picture the sites will forward you to Victoria’s Secret website, but as I told you, the dress is sold out so you won’t be able to see it listed there.

So if you’re interested in buying the dress, then just leave a comment with your e-mail and I’ll get back to you.

P.S. If you live outside Germany and you really want to buy the dress, then let me know and we’ll see what we can arrange concerning the shipping.


Sunday, February 6, 2011

Review: Fossil Leather Handbag in brown

You know that it’s said a girl / woman can never have enough handbags – well, it’s true. At least that’s the case for me. Over the last few years, I have caught myself buying more and more bags because I am always looking for the ‘perfect’ bag. From different colors and materials to different sizes and styles, there are many handbags to choose from so it’s no wonder that women and girls keep buying  handbags. I mean, it’s understandable since you need different bags for different outfits.

Although I have many bags, let’s face it – they’re not all made of great materials because they were not expensive. That’s why I wanted to have a leather bag so it could last for many years to come and I wanted a spacious and stylish one – a bag that I could wear with many outfits to different occasions. And I am so glad that I have finally found one that meets all my expectations. It’s a Fossil bag and the lovely Birgit at Fossil sent it to me for free. I can’t tell you how happy I am to receive such a beautiful handbag (and no, this time it’s not pink).

And believe me, the handbag is even more beautiful in reality than in the photos. I love the color and the style, and the size is just perfect for me as it’s not too big and not too small. I can’t wait to wear it since I am sure it will make my outfits look more sophisticated. The handbag has a vintage touch to it, it’s practical and it matches many of my outfits since the color is one that goes well with pink, beige and cream (which many of my outfits are).

But now let’s have a look at the details:

-The bag is actually called ‘Heirloom Shopper’ (model no. ZB4411) and it’s also available in black and grey
-It’s made of leather
-It has a vintage keychain attached to it
-The main compartment has a magnetic latch
-Furthemore, the bag features a zipper compartment, a compartment for your mobile phone and an exterior zipper compartment
-Measurements: (wXhXd): ca. 34 x 30,5 x 9,5 cm
-Price: € 179.00

For more information on this product, please click here.

So what do you say? Do you agree with me?  It’s a gorgeous bag, right? As I mentioned in my other review for Fossil, the company is known for great quality, reliability and fashionable products so it’s no wonder that this handbag is so striking!

But Fossil has more to offer than this. I don’t know if you’re aware of this, but the company also sells jewellery, sunglasses, clothes, belts and other accessories, for both men and women.

Here are some of their products (of course in pink):

So whether you’re looking for a satchel, a shopper or a tote, Fossil has a variety of wonderful bags to offer (106 bags to be precise) and I am sure there’s the right Fossil bag for everyone out there.  So what are you waiting for? Go and check out their website. I am already in love with their products and I am sure you’ll be too when you get to see them!

Thanks again to Fossil for sending me this beautiful bag!

Photo credit: Fossil, Between Dusty Roses and Lilacs


Friday, February 4, 2011

Review: Beige Leather Ballet Flats

Those who know me are aware of my love (or should I say obsession) for ballet flats. I just can’t get enough of them and I have many pairs in different colors to match my outfits. But like I said, I can’t have enough, so when Elena at Elena’s Designs sent me a pair of beige leather ballet flats for free I was very happy because I didn’t have beige ballet flats yet.

Elena’s leather ballet flats are handmade and they are just beautiful. If I went shopping for ballet flats, I don’t think I could have found a pair as elegant and lovely as Elena’s. The material feels very smooth, as it’s velour leather and I am sure they will last for a long time. I can’t wait for spring and summer to come so I can wear my new gorgeous shoes!

But the talented Elena has more items available at her Etsy shop. From handmade leather ballet flats to leather sandals and small handmade leather bags, Elena’s store has a lot to offer for those who want to find handmade shoes and bags that are unique and beautiful:

So if you want to stand out and make a bold statement, then Elena’s shoes and handbags are the right ones for you, as they make every outfit sophisticated and exceptional. Moreover, you won’t see dozens of girls running around in the same ballet flats as you.

All in all, I am very happy with my new ballet flats and I recommend them to everyone out there as the price is reasonable ($ 62), considering the fact that they’re handmade, and because they are made of great quality and they look and feel great! They’re very comfortable and therefore good for those who have sensitive feet as the velour leather is a smooth material that flatters your feet and makes them feel great.

For more information on shipping, color and leather options and other things, please visit Elena’s Etsy shop here.

Many thanks to Elena for being so generous and for sending me these wonderful shoes!

Photo credit: Elena’s Designs, Between Dusty Roses and Lilacs


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Review: Red Vintage Leather Satchel 1960s Style

Ever since I saw the movie Confessions of a Shopaholic I have been looking for a vintage leather satchel or briefcase similar to the one Rebecca has. Well, now I’ve finally found one that I love. It’s not Prada, but it’s still gorgeous and I am so happy to have it!

And the lovely Tracy at Accessory Bank made it possible! She sent me the red vintage leather satchel for free and I am really grateful to her for being so generous! Tracy has a great Ebay store where she sells all kinds of things. From women’s bags and purses to school items and jewellery – Tracy’s shop offers you a variety of items and I am sure you can find the right thing for you! So if you are curious about Tracy and her great shop, please click here.

The following pictures show some of her items:

Lovely things, right? But now let’s get back to my fabulous vintage leather satchel - its color is wonderful and so is its quality. The leather feels really smooth and it just feels wonderful to touch it. I can’t wait to wear it! This vintage leather satchel will make a great companion to everyone – you can wear it to school or when you go shopping – whatever you have in mind, the satchel is spacious enough so your favorite items can fit in. You can even take your laptop with you as it definitely fits in.

And now here are a few more details regarding this wonderful satchel:

  • Luxurious thick leather outer in red.
  • Front flap complete with two buckle fasteners.
  • Small ID slip on the front pocket.
  • Adjustable shoulder strap in matching red leather.
  • Spacious main compartment large enough to fit an A4 folder.
  • A front pocket ideal for smaller items such as a purse, wallet or mobile phone.
  • Height - 28cm
  • Width - 37cm
  • Depth - 9cm
  • Maximum Strap Length - 53cm from top of the bag to shoulder

And you know what? This vintage leather satchel is also available in brown and dark blue, only it’s smaller:

All in all, I am really happy with my new satchel as it looks very elegant and sophisticated; moreover, it’s spacious and it’s made of leather so it’s very durable and that’s why I would recommend it to everyone who is looking for a vintage leather satchel at a reasonable price. My leather satchel costs only £ 45.00 (plus postage) but the smaller ones are cheaper.

P.S. These vintage leather satchels are very popular right now and I can fully understand why – they are great and make every outfit complete!

Thanks again Tracy for sending me this lovely satchel!

Photo Credit: Accessory Bank; Between Dusty Roses and Lilacs


Monday, January 31, 2011

Lovely Pink Chloe Bags

I just love these gorgeous pink Chloe handbags! They're adorable!

Photo credit: Google Images