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Keeping It In Clutch Mode: A Giveaway

Once upon a time, clutches and I, we did not get along. There was no connection. No bond. No love. I found them cumbersome and restrictive. They found me far too straitlaced to do them justice and that was perfectly fine by me. I was used to have little shoulder bags that allowed me freedom and range of motion. Call it a byproduct of parenting, if you will. Then my man bought me my very first clutch and I fell head over heels in love. He couldn’t have picked a better first than this glorious piece from Zara (please forgive me for the poor quality of this picture, at the time I was still learning how to use my iPhone as a camera). It spoke to me on every possible level from colour to size to message, and remains a firm fave to this day 🙂 since then, I’ve amassed a few. Rebecca Minkoff (it’s autographed too, beneath the flap, I’m such a groupie) Leather, Sequins & Tassel (from ellebee206) Boohoo.com (this website is full …

The Culotte Conundrum

Are you as afraid of culottes as I am? No matter that these calf grazing pants are one of the hottest silhouette trends around. Neither pants, neither shorts, but a seemingly odd marriage of the two with an awkward hemline. Supporters rally around the touted fact that this particular cut flatters a wider demographic of body types. Personally, I’ve never been attracted to the half-pants-half-skirt look. Ever. Being short (read: very short at 5’1″), my mindset has always settled around the idea that culottes were meant for the lankier ones. And yet the fad has evolved into, yup, a staple piece (shudder). Yes, what was long thought of as dowdy and unflattering has become many a designer’s darling. That’s when I knew it was time to revisit the shape. To see what all the hype was and maybe, just maybe, reconcile with the (remotest) possibility that I might perhaps don a pair myself. Maybe. I’ll admit, a substantial part of their appeal lies in immense versatility, deftly going from office lunch to black tie. And …

I’m Bringing Bootie Back

Guess what? It’s SO cold today!!  So absolutely, wondrously, fantabulously cold here in Houston and I couldn’t be happier 🙂 it’s certainly the time to whisk out those jackets and coats, a few sweaters, and multitudes of undershirts.  AND for some bootie shopping. Acne Studios Pony Printed Ankle Bootie, $750 Illiana Suede Wedge Booties, $77 BCBGMaxAzria Metild Pointy Toe Bootie, $167 Dollhouse Criss Cross Ankle Booties, $35 Zara Ankle Booties with Track Soles, $139 Luxury Rebel Shayla Sheepskin Leather Booties, $129 Why oh why do I only have two feet??? Love, Sheela

Coats To Covet

We interrupt our regular broadcast to tell you that TEMPERATURES ARE FINALLY LOWER here in Houston!!  Epic happy face!!!  Maybe, just maybe, one of these will be hanging in my closet, soon. Hooded Cape, Soia & Kyo $298 Cashmere Blend Cape, St John $995   Faux Leather Trim Walker Coat, Via Spiga $200 Mink-Fur-Trimmed Persian Lamb Coat, Fur Vault $6650 Convex Car Coat, The Laden Showroom $91 Cape Coat, Warehouse $180 Hooded Faux Leather Trim Belted Coat, Betsey Johnson $120 Shawl Collar Colour-Blocked Cape, Calvin Klein $200 Plaid Coat with Removable Knit Sleeves,Yigal Azrouël $2195 Take a wild guess which two colours I’m eyeing for Fall. What about  you? Love, Sheela

Saying I Do In Blue

Where, oh where, were you, Oh glorious gown so blue? When down the aisle I walked; Saying to my man, I do. Temperley Elie Saab Theia I would so very happily get married again in any of these. To the same man, of course.  Wait, 2014 marks our 12th year.  I could always find a reason – renewal of vows, perhaps? Which gown takes your breath away? Love, Sheela