Tag Archives: Louis Vuitton

Essential Traveling Attire

4 Oct

Happy Thursday Jewels,

I am visiting my family in California this week and because I fly from Michigan to California several times a year I pretty much have mastered the traveling process.


I like to travel with my thick outdoor Burberry Scarf because I could use it as a blanket while I am flying if need be, plus it smells like my perfume which is much better then the blankets they give you on the plane it will also come in handy when I fly back home as the weather is very unpredictable this time of the year.

I also like to travel with my Ray Ban Aviators so that I don’t have to worry about my eye make-up when I land, however my lipstick is another story I always make sure I have it my purse to put on when I land, it literally brightens my face. I especially like a darker lipstick because red can be somewhat overbearing. I also like to travel with an open bag like this Wilshire Louis Vuitton it is big enough to hold all my essentials. My navy blue Banana Republic blazer becomes a staple for many of my looks, and a silk tank underneath in case I get hot I can take the blazer off silk tank: CHACOK.

My black skinnies by Paige are super comfortable and although I am wearing jeans since they are black they tend to look dressier, and last but not least my Cole Haan loafers in their Italian collections, I literally feel like I am wearing my house slippers and I can’t imagine wearing anything not comfortable while I am traveling, one thing I hate is to be uncomfortable because I become miserable, and no one likes to be around a miserable person.

I hope you find these tips useful for your next travels.

Off to the airport,
Monica

Back to School

22 Aug

Hello there Jewels,

It has been a while since I had to go back to school shopping and it was always a special occasion for us growing up. Our father had an annual meeting Labor Day weekend usually in the Northern part of California, or Nevada in Las Vegas, or Reno which is when we did most of our school shopping. My sister and I always made the best of it, and other times not so much.

Sister, if you were reading this you know what I am talking about “does the Sheraton Parking Lot in Concord California ring a bell?” If you are all wondering what it was, we were caught smoking by our mother who saw us from her hotel window and of course me being the older sister was blamed for it all. Omg, how embarrassing that was, we don’t smoke now, but you know how it is when you are growing up, you do it because you think it’s cool. Back to the school shopping, part of why I like going to school was dressing up every morning which is one of the reasons why I couldn’t have attended a private school because of the uniforms. However if I did I would hope it would include the Burberry plaids and Louise Vuitton.

My blouse actually has subtle polka-dots, I would have to have several print feminine blouses to mix with the plaids, it would be nice if they were the Burberry plaids, and of course my book bag would be by Louise Vuitton.

Sunnies: Tori Burch, polka-Dotted blouse: Forever 21 (old), belt J.Crew, skirt Burberry, flats Banana Republic, Bag Wilshire Monogram Louise Vuitton.

Until next time,
Monica

A Splash of Turquoise

7 Jun

Once upon a time a man and woman were married in a far off land (in Los Olivos in Santa Barbara County California) about three miles North of Solvang also in Santa Barbara County California. Los Olivos is known for its olives, wineries, tasting rooms, and Solvang known for its Danish Culture, windmills, antiques shops, and both known for its charm and if you are familiar with the movie “Sideways” you know which area I am talking about. I grew up in this lovely area in my mid-twenties and boy was it paradise. Some would say I have an old soul probably due to the fact the I grew up in this area where I developed my passion for wine and small town charm.

It has been five years since the couple married who now reside in Michigan where the husband is originally from which is why the wife followed. For their five-year anniversary they decided they needed to revoke their wedding day which is why they traveled to another far off land: Holland (Holland Michigan that is) known for its Dutch culture very similar to the Danish in my opinion (I am sure both cultures would argue otherwise).

The lovely town of Holland Michigan is also known for its antique shops, restaurants, tulip festival, and small town charm.


For the trip I decided I should wear one of our special necklaces. Why special, because it is one of the first I designed. I called it waterfall because it cascades like a waterfall, you can see for yourself here.


Along with the favorite necklace I had to wear one of my favorite cardigans by: J.Crew, why favorite because the color is similar to our signature color.


For the trip I wanted to be as comfortable as possible which is why I wore one of my most comfortable dresses by Soprano.


And here I am with my three best accessories, our dog Mocha, my monogram LV Wilshire bag, and my aviators by Ray-Ban. Is is just me or does LV transform your ensemble from casual to sophisticated? And in my opinion Mocha is not so shabby as an accessory herself.


Two-toned shoes: L.A.M.B., this brand of shoes always have an edge and the quality is great too, plus Gwen Stefani has to be one of the most stylist artist out there, she, her husband, and their children are hot hot hot (is it appropriate to say that about children)???


And what is that I see over there, a windmill, wait you mean to tell me that it still produces an essential for baking:flour!


Yes my friends, America’s only authentic working Dutch windmill (DeZwaan) imported from the Netherlands and restored on a beautiful windmill island with horses and an antique carousel. And I here I thought that windmills were only decorative as the ones I was used to in Solvang California.


The windmill’s blades are as high as a 12-story building, turn by the power of the wind which provides power for the millstones to grind grain into flour. Which for me was a terrific treat, as I have developed a passion for baking which started when I lived with my roommate before I got married. She and I would bake until the hours of the night with her family recipes, sipping on wine, and talking about life. Back to the flour I am so excited to use it for one of my recipes. I was told there are recipes in the bag, I am assuming Dutch recipes.

And there it is my friends, how the man and woman spent their five-year anniversary surrounded by windmills making it as close to their far off wedding venue as possible.

Until nest time my friends,
Monica

Margaritas and Mariachi

19 Mar

Recipe


Marc Jacob Sunglasses, Stile Benetton Top, 7 For All Mankind jeans (the lexie petite) Banana Republic Pamela slingbacks in tan, J.CREW vintage pearl headband, and Louise Vuitton Wilshire Monogram bag.

In celebration of my girlfriend’s fast approaching due date, she and I headed out to one of our favorite Mexican restaurants, Los Amigos. While I was sipping on a margarita I requested the Mariachi serenade her. Also for the occasion I attempted to duplicate the ensemble in my previous post. Although the color scheme was not similar I went for the style anyway. Jewels, what do you think?

Pregnant Girlfriend: earrings by essentjewels

We Can’t Get Enough of Our Color

17 Mar
We Can't Get Enough of Our Color

Alexander McQueen sheer top
$1,320 – net-a-porter.com

Mango elastic jeans
£23 – houseoffraser.co.uk

Ivanka Trump slingback shoes
$135 – nordstrom.com

Louis Vuitton monogrammed bag
fashion.1stdibs.com

Ariella Collection 14k jewelry
$68 – nordstrom.com

Kate Spade south sea pearl earrings
$68 – nordstrom.com

Givenchy oversized round sunglasses
$320 – neimanmarcus.com

Rhodes Acid Washed Frame
$42 – artgalleryframes.com

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