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friday finds (sort of)

I have been a derelict of a blogger this week, friends – forgive me? The truth is, I’m house-hunting (which you’ll know all about if you’re hanging with me on Twitter), and it’s not something I do terribly well. I can shop for just about anything, but the hunt for a new home stresses me out beyond belief. Finding the right place, in the right location, with the right amenities (hello, closet space!)…and no return policy?? Too much pressure for this girl.

But yesterday, I gave myself permission to switch gears for a few minutes, and de-stress by fantasizing about one of my favorite splurges: handbags! I’m nearing the danger zone with my Chanel bag fund…in which the purchase is actually within reach, and I’m starting to have serious pangs of yuppie guilt about spending that much on something. That said, look how pretty that “something” is:

This is the new Quilted Boy Flap from Chanel’s latest accessories collection. It’s pretty fabulous, right? And, don’t worry, not as shiny in person.

But, just for the sake of argument, I could also have any one of these pretties:

YSL studded Muse Two / Proenza Schouler PS1 (crazy, I know, but this girl is inspiring me) / One more Muse Two

Could you just die for that studded YSL? My heart skips a beat every time I see it.

Anyway. I could even add on one of these:

Michael Kors Benbrooke (a total steal, by the way) / Mulberry Lily (also pretty amazing in bronze)

And, in some cases, still have enough for plane tickets to Maui. You see my dilemma.

So, talk to me, friends. What would you do? One massive splurge you’d have for a lifetime, or multiple lovelies to make you happy for at least the foreseeable future?

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what i’ve wanted all week…

okay, i admit it – i’m cheating on today’s post.  it’s been a long week, and i’m just exhausted.  forgive me?

instead, i’m going to send you to check out some of the posts that have been making me happy this week – for those of you that have google reader, you can see my favorite blog posts all the time.  but for the rest of you, well, here’s a little look into my blog-reading world, instead of just my blog-writing world.

*  i have been just loving the new bags coming out of the mulberry design house lately, and bagsnob has written up my absolute favorite from the new line – the mabel bag.  not so much that gold snakeskin, but check out the fuschia and royal blue versions when you scroll down.  such fantastic pops of color for all of the bleak grey we’ll be seeing this fall.

*  holly at decor8 runs one of my absolute favorite design blogs.  she’s currently away (working on a move to germany, in fact), but in her absence, she has loads of guest bloggers showing off their favorite design inspirations.  this post features some seriously amazing bedroom designs – i am drooling over each and every one.  and this post is all about my new favorite thing – overpriced throw pillows.  i am cursing my new grey couch for the fact that it’s making me want oodles of $100+ artsy throw pillows to use as garnish.

*  and speaking of guest bloggers, one of my favorite artists – alena hennessy – has been guest blogging at design*sponge all week.  one of alena’s picks this week was a fantastic jewelry line called mani designs, and i just can’t get enough!  i’ll probably write them up at some point soon, but in the meantime, consider this a sneak peek!

*  last, but most certainly not least, i was recently introduced to the lovely editor of lei chic, a really fantastic blog based in – you guessed it – hawaii.  while you’re trying hard not to envy her for her idyllic home, take a look around – her site is pretty freaking fantastic.  some of my favorite finds were these lovely eco-chic totes and a site that’s a vast improvement on evite,  if nothing else, you can brush up on your aloha-speak. 

happy friday, everyone!

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