Saturday, July 28, 2012

Coming Up For Air (And a Little Valentino)

Hi everyone! Hope you're all having a great weekend. Apologies for the infrequent posts this week - I've been mired down in work this whole week with a hard deadline coming up this Monday morning. I've been exhausted but productive and I'm finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, which is a bit of a relief.

I did take a time-out from all this work to go to the Nordstrom Designer Preview for Fall 2012 with Kathryn, at the Ritz-Carlton in Laguna Niguel this past Wednesday night. It was fantastic, even on just four hours of sleep over a 36-hour period, and we'll be putting up a nice big post sometime in the next few days on the entire event and all the beautiful fall fashions. But in the meantime, I thought I'd share some of the pretties I snapped on my iPhone - specifically, some seriously great designer accessories.

Valentino = *happy sighs*


(I just noticed that they seem to have been unlaced - I was too distracted by the amazing laser-cut lace-like detailing on the toe and heel of this shoe to have caught that. So gorgeous.)


(Oh my goodness, I want these so bad, it hurts a little. Note to self: buy some lotto tickets this weekend...)


(I swear...it's like they're just taunting me now. So beautiful. So insanely out of bounds, budget-wise.)

And this isn't mentioning the Valentino Rockstud Small Leather Tote (though the color was more like this than the brownish-red - you can get a peek at it in photo of the Ruffle Boot above - the bag is to the right of the boot) that I wanted desperately to bring home with me. You know...if I won the lottery or something.

Correction: Valentino = *wistful sighs*

And with the Olympics opening ceremony still fresh on my mind, I have to share this little bit of Alexander McQueen too:



And I already posted this photo of us on our Facebook page, but in case you missed it...


Kathryn's outfit details:

Carol's outfit details:
Dress: Ted Baker London Foxglove Silk Dress (via Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!)
Shoes: Miu Miu Suede Platform Pumps (similar here)
Watch: Michele CSX two-tone (similar face here; band here)

Thanks for stopping by!

12 comments:

  1. you gals look gorgeous! i really like kathryn's lace detailing. and those lace oxfords? helllla win for all seasons. and smiles for the british clutch

    pandaphilia style

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  2. Stunning, simply stunning.

    Oh and you two look good, too.

    Just kidding! You both are the stunners here! Gorgeous dresses and I love that Kathryn has her DVF!

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  3. I love your dresses. Having an event to wear your great finds is such a pleasure. I love the sneak previews of the Valentino( wistful sigh)shoes.

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  4. Oh wow that event sounds so fancy and fabulous! Can't wait to see more!!

    You both look incredible. I love your dresses! Gorgeous gals!!

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  5. Thanks for sharing the pics! I'm drooling over the lace oxfords and you stunning gals in pretty dresses!

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  6. Gorgeous pic! I have been eyeing the Zarita dress.. might have to splurge for it. You both look great!

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  7. You ladies look incredible!! Can't wait to read the full post.

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  8. oh my goodness! You are torturing me with those gorgeous boots!! ><
    You guys look fabulous as usual!

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  9. I love both your dresses!! Beautiful!! http://katejones.me

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  10. Cute dresses!!!

    Diana
    www.picturesand1000words.blogspot.com
    (Check out the giveaway I'm hosting this week!!)

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  11. I am speachless...all those shoes are gorg!!! you two are adorable and lucky to have such a love for your passions...most people think i am crazy for loving clothing and pretty things so much...you two make me feel not so crazy!!!
    thank you so much for sharing your passions
    Rosalyn
    www.just2fancy.blogspot.com

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  12. You are both so adorable and I love your style. I really enjoy your blog and get such good ideas.

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