Thursday, August 2, 2012

Balenciaga Modelling pics, Shopping at Winners & Pinterest Project

I've been getting so much use out of my Balenciaga bag - part of me only wants to use it on special occasions because it's such a special bag - but that kind of defeats the purpose! Some people asked for modelling pics with the bag - so here I am before taking the kids to swimming class (that's about as glamorous as my life gets LOL!)

Someone also wanted to see my 2 Balenciaga bags together - so here are Mummy & Baby Bals!
Black City & Sahara First Balenciagas
I've also been busy organizing my walk-in closet - I'm trying to make it as functional as possible. I've been finding amazing things at Winners (part of the TJMAXX family):

This jewelry organizer takes no space at all - and makes it easy for me to choose the right necklace for my outfit! Best part? It's double-sided - and I haven't filled up the first side - lots of room to grow...(the top part is a hanger - so it fits right next to my shirts)

I purchased many types of hangers - I'd never seen the gel trouser hangers before - they are perfect for hanging my jeans:
 
Also picked up a shabby chic jewelry display along with some items for my bathroom


And finally - I got a cheerful apron - to make cooking more exciting. Up until now, I'd been using a McDonalds apron that once belonged to my uncle...functional but not pretty!

Well - this has been a picture filled post! I leave you guys with my latest DIY project inspired by Pinterest - nailpolish on keys - no more fumbling at the door!

Do you wear an apron to cook - or am I the only person who ends up with grease stains EVERYWHERE?

34 comments:

  1. It really is a perfect bag!!!!

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    1. Thanks Tali - it's surprisingly light too - so in love with it :-)

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  2. At least you look gorgeous while sitting by the pool!

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  3. Love this! Your Bags are beautiful! I love them both. And I think you look very glamourous :)

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    1. Thanks Noelle - the City bag can really make any outfit look good :-)

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  4. I bought that same Bird necklace holder from Winners in gray ! hehe.

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    1. Too funny! I told you we'd like shopping together LOL!

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  5. when did you get your second bal? how is the leather on the new bags? is it dry?

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    1. The Black one I got recently for my anniversary, and the Sahara one I bought last year. I've heard the newer Bals have dry leather, but I've never felt an old Bal so I have nothing to compare it to - I do moisturize my bags regularly with Lovin My Bags conditioner though.

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  6. Such fun suggestions - I love the necklace organizer for the closet but I'm dying over the necklace organizer for your bathroom. I need to visit my TJ Maxx more often to find some cool additions for the house!

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    1. I love checking out Winners at least once a month - especially the kids shoe section - I love finding Stride Rite shoes (usually $60-$80 in Canadian children's stores!) for $25...and the beauty section...and the housewares - such good stuff!

      The clothes are great too, but I never really have the time to sort through them and try them on.

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  7. Just love your bags! It would be a dream to own one of those.
    And you look gorgeous, love the effortless chic outfit.

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    1. Thanks Lilly - I'm so happy with my 2 bags - I think my Balenciaga collection is complete :-)

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  8. GORGEOUS bag and lots of fun finds! Thanks for sharing all your cute finds!!

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    1. Thanks Jenni - I love sharing what I find in stores - and really love fitting room reviews (like the great ones on your blog!)

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  9. OMG Ella!! You look so beaut holding it, really love how you styled it, effortlessly chic! Ooooh and they lol so cute together I think I may need another one in the smaller size then I'll have a Dad, Mum and baby Bal lol! Love the colour of your smaller bag :) x x

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    1. Thanks Parveen - I took the Mummy & Baby pic for you LOL! A Bal family of 3 would be too cute - can't wait to see what you get. Am loving your teeny MK bag - it's SO adorable! You need to do a bag collection post so that we can all drool ;-P

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    1. Thanks! It makes me smile everytime I use my keys :-)

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  11. I love the jewelry organizer, I need something like that. I got a velvet display rack a few months ago, like you see in the stores, and while I like it, it is a b!tch to dust and takes up so much room - I need to scout out some organizers like yours.

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    1. I love displays that look like they belong in boutiques/stores - but I know that is just not practical for me :-( I'm really loving the green organizer - just grab a necklace and go, and slip it back into the pocket at the end of the day.

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  12. I love your pale coloured Balenciaga!
    Would love you to check out my latest outfit post :)
    Happy weekend Hun xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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    1. Thanks Adele - loved your neon bag in your latest outfit post - great blog!

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  13. OMG great minds think alike! I used a new apron I bought today too...except mine was $2 at the dollar store. I don't have the heart to buy a nice one that will then get stained with food splatters that wont wash out. One day, maybe I will sew one of my own and maybe I'll make a matching one for my sister. Matching sibling aprons - that's not too cheesy is it?

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    1. I'm hoping the busy pattern will hide any stains - because there will be many! And siblings should ALWAYS look like twins whenever possible - that is my philosophy :-)

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  14. i love getting ideas on pinterest <3
    im definitely going to try the colored keys <3

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    1. You should definitely try it - so easy and makes such a difference!

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  15. Wow-that is one beautiful bag!! Actually-2 beautiful bags! They are both absolutely perfect and you look incredible. I just re-did our walk-in closet on Monday as well-what a nice feeling to be organized and know just what we have! Love your new organizational additions

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    1. Thanks Andi - my closet is still in progress - I'm 80% done. It will feel good to have everything in sight - then I'll know what I need to buy - rather than mindless shopping (though that is fun too sometimes LOL!)

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  16. Someday I´m going to buy also this Balenciaga city bag, I just have to save first money, a lot.. But this will win my other wishes LV artsy and Alexa :) I Love your BLOG!

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    1. Thanks - glad you enjoy my blog! I love the Alexa as well :-)

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  17. The colour-coded keys are a great idea! Do you have to apply a top coat to prevent chipping lol :P Love this post.

    Please take a look: http://missmel7.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Hi Melissa! Yes, I applied several layers of topcoat to be on the safe side...and the polish is still holding up really well all these months later :-)

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