Nov 4, 2008
JGeb asks: You are the queen of shoes and style! Hmm, my first question would've been what do you do, but that seems to be covered. So I guess I would like to know when it was you first became so interested in fashion and shoes?
aww thanks JGeb! so sweet of you to say! :) I will get to my job in a later post. To answer your second question, I was practically born into it. My mother is the original "queen of shoes and style". She truly is the most stylish person that I know. I don't think I've ever not been interested in fashion and shoes. In Middle School I was voted "Most Fashionable" and in High School I was voted "Best Wardrobe". It's always just been a part of who I am. (Did any other schools do this voting thing or was it just the schools I went to? Kind of weird now that I think about it.)
Lo asks: My question is what was your first expensive clothing/shoe purchase that changed the way you shopped for clothes/shoes? And do you still have that piece?
My "turning point" purchase was my very first Louis Vuitton bag. I was in Paris and I hadn't planned it but knew that I would regret it if I didn't buy my first LV in Paris. Since then, I've bought an LV bag every time I visit France. Three in Paris, one in Cannes.
Here is the gorgeous store on the Champs-Elysees. If you are a LV fan, it is a must see!
And yes, I still have it! I retired this bag about a year ago (too small now) but will never part with it. My Jimmy Choo obsession soon followed (after a trip to London).
ka1t_lyn asks: what is the best deal you think you have gotten while out shopping - be it your home or shoes or a thrift store find - the possibilites are endless!
I first have to mention that I've never been to a thrift store. I have nothing against them and I see a ton of bloggers that have the most beautiful things that they've found thrifting but I do not have the patience for digging through things to find a good deal. When I shop, I like to have everything laid out in front of me. No digging necessary. My best deals clothing and shoe wise are always found at Nordstrom Rack, which I have very little patience for most of the time. But I have gotten lucky without doing too much digging. I seem to have a short term memory when it comes to what I buy, so I can only talk about my best deal of this year which were the Nina Riccis that I had previously blogged about. You can't beat $1,050 shoes marked down to $199!
Tam Pham asks: what's the one fashion item that you WANT but can't bear to splurge on???
This LV bag. I've been in love with it since it came out but I could never spend $3,000 on a handbag. In fact, any purse or shoe over $1,000 is terribly hard for me to spend money on. Even when I have the money and know that I can afford it, it still seems so excessive to spend that much money on something like a handbag.
Love this last question, will you all share with me what is the one item that you would love to splurge on but just can't?
Louis Vuitton Paris here
Louis Vuitton bag here and here