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Monday, February 15, 2016

February Finds

Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a lovely weekend and a nice Valentine's Day. <3

Today's blog post is about some really unique items I recently acquired. 

Since Valentine's Day was yesterday, we will start with an adorable vintage find! One of my favorite vintage shops is Leah's Closet in Royal Oak. Leah is a good friend and I love going to her for unique pieces to add to my wardrobe and collection. A few weeks ago, I stopped by to say hello and found myself staring at a pair of red lips. I had seen it before, but this time I decided to take a closer look. I had originally thought it was there for decoration, but learned it was a jewelry box...something I had just been saying I needed. The best part about it is that it's portable and can easily fit in a suitcase.

How cute is this?

I absolutely love it!

If you live in the area and haven't checked this shop out, you definitely should. Tell her TheZenFashionista sent you. :)

A Saks off Fifth opened up recently near me and I went to check it out. I was excited when I saw Betsey Johnson purses. The brand is known for its statement pieces. Some of the purses that you can find at Saks off Fifth are still being sold on the official Betsey Johnson website and places like Macy's and Belk for full price.

Here are the two styles I now have:

In a Jiff Popcorn Crossbody

Fancy Face Chain-Strap Shoulder Bag

They also had a perfume bottle and pizza shaped bags, among numerous other styles.

Lastly, if you follow fashion closely like I do, you may be familiar with Karl Lagerfeld and the popular charms for purses that Fendi sells. Known as the "Karlito" Bag Bug, they retail for almost $2000. I met a sweetheart of a lady on Etsy named Nicole who sells a similar product for $20-$30. She will personalize the bag charm with your color preference, and also does customized orders on other bag charms you might want, such as Star Wars characters which you'll see on her page. I bought one as a gift for my best friend. Below you will find two different "Karlito" styles.

Nicole's Etsy Shop

What is your favorite statement piece? Leave me a comment below.

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  1. These are all so unique! I don't know which is my favorite. Maybe the first one?!

  2. You have such a knack of finding such unique/cool items. Not up my avenue, but nonetheless awesome. Do you think that the 2nd. "Karlito" might be a lost cousin of our old buddy Moe?

  3. What a great jewelry box! So much storage.