Category Archives: If I were not paying off my CC

If I were not paying off my CC, I would buy this… I WISH..

Ok,  so I just had to visit Moda Operandi after reading an email notification about the Vintage Hermes bags on sale at their site

So –  yes,  I might be dreaming especially after you see what my favourite Kelly would be if I did not have my credit card debt, and was maybe a millionaire.  Let me dream!

Here she is… the 25cm Fuschia Shiny Porosus Crocodile Kelly Bag!   I can not describe how I feel about this bag… maybe its like being in heaven..Just look at her… I am breathless..

Hermes – Kelly Bag – back view

Hermes – Kelly Bag – I wish this was me…

Ok, so I have come back to earth and here is a little bit about the Kelly, care of Moda Operandi.

  • This 25cm Kelly bag features a single rolled top handle, a detachable shoulder strap with lobster claw clasps, a belt-style strap with branded palladium turn lock hardware at the front flap, a padlock-and-key clochette and protective palladium metal feet
  • Turn lock closure at front flap belt-style strap
  • Leather lined interior features two open patch pockets and one exposed zip pocket
  • Shiny porosus crocodile
  • Pristine condition; bag appears to have never been used, hardware sealed with protective plastic
  • J square stamp; photograph of stamp available upon request
  • Includes dust bag and signature Hermés bag box
  • Made in France

Hermes is the ultimate in handbag luxury in the world – I mean ULTIMATE!  I was even privileged recently to hold one, thanks to a wonderful friend, who recently made a purchase.

They are a totally beautiful bag, and you would know one when you see one.  You will see many celeb’s & very wealthy people donning their Birkin or Kelly.

I can not believe this!  I just converted the priced of this handbag to Australian dollars and it is just on $51,000.00.. Yes,  you are correct, the comma is in the right spot.  Fifty-one thousand dollars.. OMG… OMG… but she is a beautiful bag.

I think you should check out the site and pick your bag and let me know which one you picked and how much it cost in AUD dollars.  Have a bit of fun!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!


If I weren’t paying off my CC, I would buy this…

Hello there… Today,  I was on my weekly haunt of finding something I would love to purchase if I did not have my credit card debt.

I got thinking, was checking a few of those lovely email enticers, and I remembered watching Jerseylicious on Foxtel last night. What you say?  Its my thing!(as Miranda would say in SATC)  I remember seeing Cathy Giove in the new Anthony Roberts salon donning her Tory Burch Tote!  With that inspiration, I let my fingers do the typing, and typed my way to Tory Burch

And here she is – The Metallic Michelle Tote

TB – Metallic Michelle Tote – $395.00

TB – Metallic Michelle Tote

This is a very versatile bag for everyone.  I was reading the latest edition of Instyle Magazine Australia, and Rachel Gilbert suggested that the tote was the perfect carry all, especially for us busy Mums!!  So, more reason for you to get one.

Going into summer, this is the perfect bag, for work, out shopping, meeting friends, and even the gym or the local park, ballet, anywhere – perfect bag!!

Silver is like the new black, you can wear with any outfit! I had a silver baby bag, and I used it until it died.. It was great, and always received comments..

I also love the price @ $395.00.  I could only find it at Tory Burch.  Tory Burch now does ship to Australia, which is so awesome – yayyy!.  Prior to this, the best way to get TB was via ShopBop, which is my all time best on-line store.

How many of you know of the Tory Burch Brand???

The brand was established in the US in 2004, and quickly became very popular and even more popular after Oprah said she was the next big thing in fashion, and Oprah is never wrong.

The TB site, describes the brand as “.. a luxury lifestyle brand defined by classic American sportswear with an eclectic sensibility and attainable price point. It embodies the personal style and spirit of its CEO and designer, Tory Burch. Recognizing a void in the market for a sophisticated aesthetic at an attainable price point, Tory wanted to create stylish yet wearable clothing and
accessories for women of all ages.”  You can read more about TB brand

So, who knows about this brand?  Have you purchased anything from Tory Burch??

I have 2 pairs of shoes that were purchased when we were in NYC in 2010.  Her stores are amaze and I love the style aesthetic.

Anyway, have a fab weekend!  Enjoy the Olympics opening ceremony!!

If I were not paying off my CC, I would buy this – 50-70% off shoes

Good mid morning everyone, today I received another seductive email from Australian shoe Designer duo Andrea & Joen.  I could not believe my eyes when the email informed me of their 50-70% off shoe sale, sorry n, 50 -90 % sale off their whole store.  I just had to go and check it out to make sure it was legit! It was!

So, here are my picks from their sale.  Too many to choose from!

Andrea & Joen – Classic Suede Ballet Flat was $150 now $30

I chose these flats, as my red ones so desperately need an update.  I love the classic red flat.  It is so wearable, I mean everywhere!

Andrea & Joen – Luna Boots Were $275, now $82.50

I have been loving my own brown boots at the moment and usually not one for black, but I thought the detail on these boots were great..  very tempting…

Andrea & Joen – Onyx sandal were $198 now $45

Finally, I chose these Onyx Sandals.  I love these for summer.  Perfect for almost any outfit except that night out, unless you are visiting the local restaurant.

These prices are crazy!  You have to check out Andrea & Joen’s on-line Store.  I have previously purchased their sandals which I totally love.  It is also great to support our Aussie Designers.

So, check out all the other bargains at their site, there is loads to choose from…

Have fun!


If I were not paying off my CC, I would def buy these..

Ok, so I am back, and I not wasting any time getting back into it – WOOHOO!!.  I was just looking at my BooHoo email, and just loved these pants and had to share.


Boohoo Lesley animal printed pajama trousers

Boohoo Lesley animal printed pajama trousers – Black

These pants are a great alternative to jeans, and they would be so comfy, esp for weekend shopping, or if you add some sky high heels, and bright jacket, you are systems all go…  And for only approx $23, they are a steal!

Get your pair now…

So, has anyone purchased from Boohoo, yet??  Let me know what your experience was like!

See you soon!!!



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If I were not paying of my CC, I would serously buy this, you have to stop me…

So, I am so tempted to purchase this bag, it is really not so funny. If I did not make this commitment to pay off my credit card debt on this blog, I would more than likely to have purchased this, or found some way to justify why I needed this totally beautiful & practical bag.  Check this baby out from my friends at J.Crew.  She is called the Biennial Satchel

J.Crew - Biennial Satchel

J.Crew - Biennial Satchel - Side View

J.Crew - Biennial Satchel

Maybe, I am so desperate for this bag, cause I am sorta over my current work bag that I am currently carrying. I have had it now for over a year, and I am started to thinkg what else I could get – well, in my dreams anyway.

I will let J.Crew have the honours of describing this very practical and beautiful bag. Take it away J.Crew… well, Lucia…(and you have to imagine the deep voice of the announcer)

“We’re head over heels for the perfect proportions of this luxe satchel. Crafted in supple pebbled leather, this sleek two-handle bag—a design team pick—has enough room for a mini-laptop, your lipstick and even your little cashmere cardigan. It’s just what we’ve always wanted: a can-do carryall with effortless elegance. Zip closure. Brass-finish hardware. Interior patch pocket. Cotton twill lining. Comes with dust bag. Import. 6″ handle drop. 11″H x 16″W x 7″D.”

I could not describe it better, only to say that it looks really practical, in that you can fit things in different sections, I would love to be more organised with my bags.

It comes in myriad of colours, red, black, camel and white.  I quite like the white one as well, but thought the camel is more wearable, both for work and life outside of work.  At $AUD 485.00 plus some postage, I would classify this bag, as an Oroton price range, which is not too bad, considering that it is almost a classic style bag, which would be pretty versatile.

what do you think?  Would you purchase this lovely bag?

Anyway,.. I must stay way from this bag… til next time.



If I were not paying off my CC, I would buy these in every colour..

So, I was just surfing the net tonight, you know seeing what is new out that I could possibly purchase.. which is not much.. I have been using Pinterest to post loads of images, which seems to help me get through my no spending year.  You should check it and me out!

So, here are some fabulous Tory Burch bangles,  Check these little babies out.

Tory Burch Logo Hinged Bracelets - Image from Neiman Marcus

When I saw these bangles,  I think my heart stopped.  Wow, they are totally beautiful.  I love all the colours but think my favourite colour is the orange one.

Tory Burch - Logo HInge Bracelet - Orange

You would all by now know that I have this fetish with bangles.  I was only telling my husband today, that I feel naked with out my stack on.  Not sure what it is, I have loved wearing bangles for a long time… Maybe it is a throw back from another life, where I was some warrior princess that wore some heavy bangles or something.. very imaginative I know.  I thought it sounded pretty cool… anyway.

I found these lovely Tory Burch bangles at ShopBop and Neiman Marcus.  Both cost $125.00.  Now I would personally go with ShopBop, I have shopped there before and if you spend over $100, Shipping is free, so in this case not a cent to pay for shipping.

I hope you can get 1 or even 2…  I am receiving a work bonus next month, so I am hoping to purchase this for myself as a gift for myself.

Til nextu time… Be Good!!


If I weren’t paying off my CC, I would SO buy these..

So, the season is starting to get a little cooler – yeaahhh!, and I am feeling that I need to get a pair of boots.  Now you all know that a new pair of shoes is off my list, so I would love to share these shoes I found, that I would SO would be buying if I did not have this gawd dam credit card debt.

So, introducing – the L.K Bennett (London) Dolly Shoe Boot.  Isn’t she just fabulous!!!

L.K Bennett - Dolly Shoe Boot

I came across this brand via a US blogger who was letting us know that L.K Bennett were opening a store in NYC.  I checked out their on-line site and the first thing I do is check out their shipping info.  And yes, they do ship to Australia.  While the shipping a is little on the expensive side, at approx $70 AUD, I could justify it for a pair of shoes, if I were in a buying situation.

Yes, so thank you to my work friend, who pointed out that I should include the price.  A little on the exey side for those budget conscious,  these shoes are approx $376 AUD. but all worth not eating for maybe a while, or you could almost live a week or 2 on 2 minute noodles, a 5 pack is about $3.  Something to think about..

Here is a description of the shoes from the L.K.Bennett website:

“This laser cut peep toe shoe boot is set upon a 120mm high heel.  The laser cutting process renders an upper that is flexible, comfortable and moulds to the foot.  The lace-up detailing gives Dolly a strong fashion attitude. Available in Black and Tan Vegetan Leather.”

This pair of shoes are the perfect, I say perfect trans-seasonal shoe.  Perfect with jeans, on the weekend, perfect for that dress and pencil skirt.  I just keep picking all these perfect shoes.  Are there any shoes out there that are not perfect?  It takes me back to the episode of SATC, and Carrie just druels over a pair of pink shoes while window shopping with Samantha, which I am sure are MB’s, you know the scene out of the last episode of Season 4, just before Miranda gives birth to her baby boy.  I so wish I could find the scene on you tube, but just can not seem to find it.  You will just have to imagine the scene in your head.

You know that feeling you get when you find a new pair of those perfect shoes.  You just imagine taking them walking and how proud and tall they make you feel. You hear yourself say “I am every WOMEN”, I can hear the sound of Whitney’s voice, as I write this.  You feel that bit of confidence that that height gives you walking down the street.. Let’s take you walking Dolly… well in my dreams anyway…

So, please someone out there make me feel better today, please let me know if you purchase these shoes…

til next time… Be good!!!