Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Shopping Ban-The Final Week

I'm happy to report that my shopping ban has come to end. I'm also happy to report, that I only broke my ban once. For me that is huge as I usually do not stick with things.  Doing this ban, helped me realize a few things.  I thought I would share them with you.

Think before I purchase.
          Do I really need this? Will I use this? Is this going to end up at the bottom of my closet? 

Visualize what I already have.
           Will this go with what I already have? Do I already have something like this?

Am I only buying this because it's on sale?
      We think it's a great deal. But is it a great deal? It's not, if we don't use it.

I did this ban so that I would stop buying so many little things such as makeup bags (have too many to count), lipsticks, lipglosses, bracelets, necklaces, scarves, handbags, etc, etc. You get it, I'm an accessory girl. Love them!

For instances, I have so many handbags, that some days it takes me an hour to decide which one to carry!! I like to build my outfit around my handbag. Yes, I know I'm crazy! I took out my summer handbags over the weekend and realized that I had three handbags that were purchased last summer that I have yet to use. Brand new bags with tags on them. Why haven't I used them is the question. Sadly, I don't know why. 

Even though, my ban is over, I'm going to keep trying to watch what I buy. I'm only going to buy if I have a need for it. No more buying just because.

What do you think of my shopping tips? Do you have any for me? Let me know, I love hearing from you!


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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Jack Wills

I came across the store Jack Wills on my trip to London. I love anything pink, blue and preppy. The store's style (to me) is classic old school prep with a twist. These are the items on my wishlist right now.  

Pink Sneakers

Abberley Sandals

Landsall Cardigan

Timsbury Sweater

GreyStoke Shirt

Bondgate Dress

Super cute stuff, right?  I was beyond thrilled when they opened a store here in Boston on Newbury Street. The store is spacious but homey. The staff is also really helpful. They also have a store on Martha's Vineyard (MV) and Nantucket. I have been to the store on Nantucket, which I thought was fab. I'm hoping to check out their store on MV early this summer.

Check them out at Jack Wills

Are you a fan? Let me know, I love hearing from you!


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Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day

Memorial Day is the day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the US Armed Forces. 

In Memory of all those who gave their lives serving the U.S. Thank you. 

Arlington National Cemetery

To those who serve, Thank You.

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Friday, May 25, 2012

Kick off to Summer

It's Memorial Day weekend which is unofficially the kick off of Summer. 


If I had it my way, I would be spending the long weekend on Nantucket. But I am not.  I will be working. Although, I'm hoping to have sometime to take my Summer bags out.  I have my eye on this one from Zara. Not that I need another bag. 


 This is the bag I'm carry today.
St. Louis Tote by Goyard


Have a great weekend!!!

Any plans this Memorial Day Weekend?

Let me know, I love hearing from you.

Best, M. 

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Get Well Soon, JenniSixx

As I told you last week, JenniSixx hadn't been feeling well. After numerous trips to the ER, it turns out she has Monoucleosis aka Mono.

Mono is known as the kissing disease, as it is spread through saliva and close contact. It's a viral infection, with fatigue, fever, headaches, sore throat, muscle aches and extreme tiredness.

Sadly, there is nothing they can give you for it. You have to rest, have lots of fluids, and  you take some Tylenol for pain. It can take a few weeks to months to feel better.

                                                     GET WELL SOON, JENNISIXX

It's no fun being sick and Mono is horrible. The tiredness is nonstop.

Poor JenniSixx, Hope you feel better soon! Love you!

Have you had Mono? How long did it take you to feel better? Any advice for JenniSixx? Let us know, we loving hearing from you!

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

My Bag

As I have said before, I do not like to have my picture taken. Instead, I take pictures of my bags! Here is the bag I was carrying last week. 

Picture by Mree

Picture by Mree

My bag is by YSL and it's called the Easy Bag. I purchased mine last year at Neiman Marcus. It was on super sale right after Christmas. Actually, someone had returned it and I scooped it up.

It has glazed leather so it makes it a prefect "rain" bag. The bag is really big without looking too big. I can fit my wallet, makeup, glasses, change purse, planner, umbrella, water, smaller receipt wallet, meds, and my shoes! The bag also doesn't have that heavy feeling, even with all that I carry in it. The only thing I dislike about the bag is that the handles are really stiff. I was hoping that with wear, they would loosen but they haven't. Yet, anyways!

Find it now at Saks Fifth Avenue.

Do you have a "rain" bag? If so, which one is it? Let me know, I love hearing from you!


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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Week Three, Shopping Ban- FAIL

Week Three of my shopping ban didn't go so well, I broke my ban.  I blame it all on Target. My trip to Target was strictly for cleaning supplies and kleenex.  However, when I saw  "The Webster for Target" sign, I had to take a look. While I wasn't really crazy about anything, as soon as I saw the white tunic, I knew I had to have it.  Nothing like a crisp white tunic in the summer. 

Webster for Target Tunic

I also happened to be at Neiman Marcus on Saturday during the Stephen Webster event, the one I told you about last week. Of course, he just had to bring his sterling silver collection truck show with him. This little thing came home with me.

Stephen Webster Blue Quartz Necklace

While I'm upset at myself for breaking my ban, I'm more happy that I didn't go overboard.  I usually do, not to say that I wasn't tempted (I was). The only reason I got the tunic was because it had 3/4 sleeves (which are so hard to find).

As for the necklace, well, it was a really good deal and it also matches my SW ring. How is that for justifying my purchase?? LOL.

Have you done a shopping ban? Did you end up breaking it? Let me know, I love hearing from you!


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Monday, May 21, 2012

Home Office, in my dreams

One day I hope to have a home office. For now, I will keep dreaming of one.

Pottery Barn

Desk Nook

White Desk Accessories

Pottery Barn

How nice are these desks?? So organized and neat. A place for everything and everything in it's place. White furniture is so appealing to me as I feel that it's bright and clean looking.

Do you have a home office? What does it look like? Let me know, I love hearing from you!


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Friday, May 18, 2012

Stephen Webster Jewelry

Stephen Webster is a jewelry designer from London . He has his own line, Stephen Webster, and is the Creative Director of Garrard, which is the world’s oldest jewelry house.  His jewelry is glam-rock. I first came across his line at Neiman Marcus, I felt that his jewelry wasn't really my style. However, I was soon wrong when I laid eyes on his sterling silver line.

Blue Quartz Pendant Necklace

Sterling Silver Dome Ring

Blue Quartz Ring

Sterling Silver Bracelet

I love everything about this line, it's not too over the top. While his jewelry is glam rock, he also makes simple pieces (like the ones above) that are great for everyday. JenniSixx and I are both huge fans of his and have a few of his pieces.

Stephen Webster and  I

Stephen Webster will be at Neiman Marcus Boston on Saturday, May 19th from 10 to 4pm. I have had the privilege of meeting him and he is an absolute doll. He not only spent time talking to me about his love of Twitter (he is @noregretsat50), he also spent time helping me pick out some earrings. Every girl needs a little rock and roll in her life!

He will also have some truck show pieces at his visit.
His full line can be viewed at his site,

Have a great weekend! Any plans? Let me know, I love hearing from you!


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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Get Well, JenniSixx

Sad Smiley

Please excuse me for a few days.

My Twin, JenniSixx is ill and I have to play nurse for a few days. It's just a minor set back as she recovers from brain surgery. Hopefully, she will be up and about shortly.

Take care!


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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Week Two of My Shopping Ban

Week Two of my ban was really hard. While I did stay out of the stores, it was the store emails that were tempting.  Instead of just hitting delete, I read them.  Couldn't help myself.

After reading the emails, you know I just had to click to view the store site. Needed to see what was going on. That's the nosy in me. 

The items below are the ones that tempted me. 

David Yurman Oval Link Bracelet

7 For All Mankind Colored Skinny Jeans

Stella McCartney Falabella Bag

YSL Tribute Sandals

Although, I was very tempted, I stayed strong. Clicking out of a website was my best move.  Not a huge online shopping fan in general, as I like to see and touch things. Some items look really different in person and returning items can be such a pain.

Do you enjoy online shopping or do you prefer to see things in person? Let me know, I love hearing from you!

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Monday, May 14, 2012

Floppy Hats

I love Floppy Hats. Here are the one's I'm loving right now.

Echo Braided Floppy Hat
Juicy Couture Metallic Floppy Hat
San Diego Hat Company
Black and Brown Floopy Hat
Straw Floppy Hat
White Floppy Hat

I'm huge fan of hats. I always try to have a hat with me in the summer to shield myself from the Sun's harmful rays as well as to hide my fizzy hair (my hair and humidity do not get along). It also helps in protecting my hair color.

Do you wear a hat in the summer? Which ones do you like? Let me know, I love hearing from you!

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Friday, May 11, 2012

Finally Friday & Instagram

Happy Friday!! I'm so looking forward to this weekend as the Sun is rumored to be out and about. It hasn't been around for days.

Chanel Ballet Flat-Mree43's Instagram

I'm going to spend this weekend taking pictures for this blog and for my new favorite app, Instagram.  Since, I love looking at pictures, it was only natural that I would be fan of it.  I love seeing all the pictures others take. You can find me on Instagram under the name Mree43. 

Hope you a wonderful weekend!

What are you plans this weekend? Let me know, I love hearing from you!


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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Rain Boots

It's been raining off and on here in Boston for the last two weeks. Rain Boots have come in very handy. Here are my favorite rain boots right now.

Tall Hunter Boot

Tretorn Skerry Boot

Sperry Rain Boot

Sperry Plaid Rain Boot

Hunter Boot

To be honest, I don't find rain boots to be that comfortable. However, they are necessary when navigating the city streets. I have both the Tretorn and the Hunter Boots. Both are good for keeping my feet dry and aren't too bad if I have to walk around in them all day. Although, at the end of the day, I can't wait to get them off. Probably because I find rubber boots to be hot. My feet get so hot quickly, it's terrible.

What do you think of rain boots? Do you find them to be comfortable? Let me know, I love hearing from you!

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

White Watches

I love the look of a white watch in the summer time. Here are some of my favorites.

Michele Watches

Michele Watch-I have this one!
Marc by Marc Jacobs

I have the Michelle "Tahitian Jelly Bean" Watch. What I love about it is the strap. It's jelly so it's flexible in the summer heat and it doesn't seem to get dirty. If it does happen to get a little dirt on it, I simply use a baby wipe to clean it. The baby wipes work great on it, taking off the little dirt leaving it looking brand new again.
My next white watch purchase (when my ban is over) is going to be a Nixon one. Love the look of them.

Do you like white watches? Which one is your favorite? Let me know, I love hearing from you!

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Week One of My Shopping Ban

I completed the first week of my self imposed shopping ban. It wasn't as hard as I thought. I did go into some stores but I tried to just wander around never really focusing on anything. Instead of focusing on the items in the store, I focused on the sales associates. It was somewhat amusing to me to see how other sales associates go about things. Being one myself,  I was quite fascinated with their interactions with clients. Without getting to detailed, I would say that patience and respect go long way, both for the sales associates and the clients.

With the first week of my ban completed, I'm looking forward to my second week. I may actually be able to do this. I can be very determined when I put my mind to it.  Although, one day could ruin it for me and send me into some retail therapy.

Avoiding stores does help but will I be tempted by online shopping this week? Do you have any advice for me? Let me know, I love hearing from you!

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Monday, May 7, 2012

Ole Mystic Village in Mystic,CT

JenniSixx and I had a TWIN day on Saturday. We drove down to Mystic, CT.  It's a cute little town right on the water with lots of great shops. It's home to Mystic Aquarium, which is one the best aquarium's in the country.  We spent most of time walking around Ole Mystic Village, an outdoor shopping center. 

Me in my Saturday outfit

Army Navy Store

Cute Staircase

Pink and Green 

Water Well


Some of the stores

Munson's Chocolates

Frog Display in Muson's Chocolates

Ole Mistick Villages is a charming little place. The stores are super cute and not touristy.
Visit Ole Mistick Village to learn more.

Mystic, Ct is also home to Mystic Pizza, from the movie Mystic Pizza. The pizza is really a slice of heaven! While we didn't eat there during this trip, we usually do.

This trip, we ate at the restaurant, The Steak Loft, which is Mystic's Best Steakhouse.  It's not the best steakhouse, the steak is blah at best. The best part of this restaurant is the salad bar. We have been to this restaurant before and it's usually pretty good. It could have been an off night but the food was just ok. The service wasn't very good either. We most likely will not be returning there.

Have you been to Mystic, CT?? Where do you go for a day trip? Let me know, I love hearing from you!


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