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I remember the first time I saw a pair of Celine glasses. It was while reading a blog post and the blogger was wearing a pair of Mary Celine Sunglasses. The boldness of it was just captivating. I loved how thick the glass frame looked and how overall it seemed like a luxurious item. I then made it my mission to research all different style frames and where I could buy I pair. Over the years I played with different frames, scouted for good deals, and when the moment felt right I finally decided to make the purchase. It’s almost like I had to date the product before I finally committed to taking it home for forever.

I bought my pair of Celine sunglasses on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills at the Celine store. I had shopped the frames at different Nordstroms and other retailers but I noticed during my first visit to Celine in Las Vegas that the options in the retail store were different than what was offered in the actual Celine store. Apparently, other retail stores carry the old seasons of Celine sunglasses and in order to get the current season of frames you have to go to an actual Celine store; which in my case the closest was either Las Vegas or Beverly Hills.

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I tried on about 5 different pairs and narrowed it down to 2. I either had the option to buy the Catherine’s with tortoise on top and black on the bottom or the other way around. It was a unanimous vote in the store (voted by my brother, friend, salesperson, and cousin…I had a whole audience), that the tortoise on top was the better fit. I checked myself in the mirror about 10 times and decided to purchase!

The gentleman went to the back of the store and brought me a fresh pair, with a bag, a cleaning cloth, a case and a registration card. On the card, I had to fill out all my information including my address, height, ethnicity etc. It’s essentially a safeguard in case anyone comes in claiming that those glasses are there’s, they can look to see who the glasses are actually registered too. The cloth was standard but the case was a little flimsy. The salesperson actually said, ” I suggest you get a different case because these are not sturdy enough”. He once experienced a customer who came in because he left the glasses in the case and the case melted on the glasses. You would think for $400 pair of sunglasses they would give you a decent case but luckily for me, I grew up wearing glasses so I have a ton of spare cases lying around.

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From the moment I put them on I got compliments, they look so luxe and classy and they compliment my face so well. It may be hard for some of you to validate a purchase as such but when something makes you feel good it’s not too hard to convince yourself to buy it. I will definitely be going back to purchase a second pair!

Do you have any Celine Sunglasses?



Hey, guys! I’m back with a Luxury Haul of some items that have been on my wishlist for FOREVER! I love collecting handbags, and my recent trip to Europe was a perfect time to pick up some duty-free goodies!

Louis Vuitton Neverfull  GM

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Nothing says multifunctional, timeless, and quality better than the Louis Vuitton Neverfull. I have been obsessive over this bag for the past year. It would catch my eye anytime I saw someone with it, and anytime I could get my hands on it I did, just to make sure that when the time came to buy I had no regrets!
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Initially, I wanted the GM Damier Ebene but when I saw it up close it felt very masculine. The Monogram had the exterior that I wanted but I wasn’t all that impressed with the interior. I wanted the ballerina interior of the Damier Ebene with the exterior of the Monogram, but that wasn’t an option; so I opted for the Monogram with the brown interior.
** It was offered in a hot pink interior & although it was a fun color I felt like it wasn’t as timeless as the brown.
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The drawstrings on the side are used to cinch the bag inwards giving it a totally different shape. Im amazed this style isnt more popular becuase its one of my favorite ways to wear it. I rarely ever fill this to the brim so having the sides pinched in is the best way to keep the bag from getting in the way.
I primarily use this for work, but it also served as a great carry-on or a weekender bag. It comes with a de-teachable wristlet that I use separately when I’m running errands or out on a date. I’ll have a what’s in my purse post coming soon!.

Gucci Soho Crossbody

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This bag sort of crept in towards the end of 2016. I had my heart set on the Chloe Marcie crossbody but when I read reviews that it wasn’t the most secure to travel with I began looking for alternative options. I commute to work every day and I travel often so security was important to me; especially when the items inside and the bag itself are very expensive.
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What drew me to the Gucci Soho bag was the zipper and the many colors that it came in. I didn’t know anyone that had it so unlike the LV Neverfull, the first time I saw the Soho was in store when I was buying it. I chose the red color because of how bold and sexy it felt. Its statement bag, that could easily be dressed up or down. It looks great with an all black outfit for date night or a striped t-shirt dress and converse.

Celine Shadow Glasses

Ever since I bought my first pair of Celine glasses i knew I wanted to go back and buy the shadow glasses. My other Celine’s are a classic black and brown tortoise.I wanted my second purchase to be a fun seasonal color. I felt like the burgundy was unique enough without being too loud to where I couldn’t wear it every day if I wanted to.
They are super comfortable and I get compliments on them all the time. I prefer to wear them with my hair down just because the round bottom can bring out the roundness in my face, but other than that they go with anything!
 What’s been on your wishlist lately?
-Kierra Lee

If you’re a visual person like me then creating a wedding Pinterest board is an automatic must have.  I had a lot of concepts in my head but seeing it visually kept me inspired and organized. See below for some tips on how to create a Pinterest wedding board!

Just Start

Even if you don’t know the exact word to describe your wedding start pinning and eventually a theme will develop. Either a color pattern, a consistency in materials you like, etc. For example, I knew from the beginning that I wanted a lavender and ivory wedding. As I was pinning those things I noticed that all the pins I added to my board had rose gold accents. Eventually, I decided to incorporate rose gold in my overall wedding theme!

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Separate your boards

If you’ve been planning your wedding gradually then you know your wedding Pinterest board is probably a thousand pins long now. As you can see above mine is at a whopping 956 Pins. Once the ring is actually on your finger and the date is set things pick up really quickly and you won’t have time to find that one pin you liked a year ago. My suggestion is to break everything out. A wedding dress board, a flowers board, reception vs ceremony etc. You can make them as detailed as you want, just depends on your preference. I actually did not do this and now almost 2,000 pins later I wish I had. It would have taken me too much time to go back and separate everything out into its right board. I try my best to make mental notes, which brings me to my next point…

Comment on the photos you pin

This will come extremely handy later down the line (when your 1000 pins deep) and you can’t remember what specifically made you pin that photo. I used the comment option quite often for my wedding dresses board. I would see a dress that had the bustier I liked, or the train I wanted. I may not have liked the whole dress so I would use the comment section to notate which part I did like.

Add your friends

If you’ve picked your bridesmaids early like me (almost 3 weeks after my engagement) then make sure to add them to your Pinterest wedding board so that they can post pins that go along with your theme. Since every pinner has different recommendations they may see something that may not ever end up on your feed. My maid of honor is especially crafty so I plan on having her pin some DIY things she might be able to help me do. Or if you hate planning but one of your bridesmaids loves to plan you can have her get started with some ideas. It’s such an easy way to have everyone pitch in, especially for those that live far away.

There are a million things you can do with your Pinterest board, the options are really endless but these were just some things I personally did that made my process run a lot smoother.


 Hope they help!


Kierra Lee


I am a sucker for luxury handbags. Some girls are obsessed with shoes, others jewelry, but I’m a designer handbag girl all the way. I’ve graduated from juicy couture daydreamer bag, to Michael Kors & Coach, and now on to Chloe, Celine & LV. I actually have to limit myself on how many handbags I can buy a year, otherwise my obsession can get out of control. I’m soon going to be a wifey and my husband to be does not support my luxury handbag habit ( tear). I have to be selective about which ones actually make it from wish list to wardrobe!. Here’s a few I’ve had my eyes on!

Chloe Marcie Crossbody $795

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This little handbag popped into my life roughly 2 years ago, around the same time I became obsessed with my Celine sunglasses. I love the boho vibe of it and the fact that it comes in 3 different sizes. I’m very minimal when it comes to shopping so the small size would suffice for me. I’ve had my eye on the beige and gray, but I’ve also seen a burgundy color pop up during fall that looks gorgeous!

Chloe Paraty $1,990

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I just can’t get enough of this bag. I normally don’t like hobos but I think this has the perfect amount of slouch. The detailing is so unique to anything I’ve ever seen and the size of it would make for an easy work or travel bag. I don’t carry a lot with me as mentioned above but on days when I do have to pack a lot, a bag this size is perfect. I’m digging the navy color!

Chloe Drew $1,850

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This one is fairly new to the list mainly because I felt like the Chloe Marcie would satisfy my crossbody needs. However, this has such a luxury feel that it would be amazing for a dinner date or night on the town. The hardware was utterly eye catching and would be a great spice up to my casual collection.

Givenchy Antigona $2,435

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Oh my gosh where do I even start with this handbag!  It’s been out for years and I’ve never given it the time of day. The price tag is hefty (starting at a whopping $2300) but it screams luxury to me. It comes in pebbled or smooth leather and I love the smooth version in a black. I can’t quite figure out what I would use it for since I feel like it’s too fancy for an everyday bag, but it would definitely be a fun “pick me up purchase” for days when I want to feel plush.

Do I sound like a crazy bag lady yet? 

Dooney & Burke Florentine $398

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This is an oldie but goodie. When I was working in college my coworker had this bag and I fell in love with the velvet interior. On my scale of luxury Dooney & Burke doesn’t do it for me, but this bag has a special place in my heart. It’s affordable -in comparison to everything listed above- and the leather exterior makes it durable enough to use for work everyday. It also comes with a long strap so I can use it in my favorite way….as a crossbody. Extremely helpful during cold windy winters in SF when you want something that’s hands-free!

Whelp this post could go on for days but I figured I would end it here. Stay tuned to see which one of these gorgeous bags comes home with me!

Do you have any of the above? Which one is your favorite?


Kierra Lee







Most girls wait months to decide who their bridesmaids are but for this bride-to-be it was one of the first things I did. I read a post the other day that said you need to decide what kind of bride you’re going to be; the one who does all the planning herself and mainly needs the bridesmaids the day of the wedding, or someone who needs a helping hand every step of the way. You can guess which one I am….the latter. My job has gotten increasingly overwhelming, the blog has really taken off and my weekends are slammed with events and/or errands. Literally every moment of my day is busy so I knew immediately that I was going to need extra help.

I started off wanting to do boxes for all the girls; filled with inside jokes, pictures, and other personalized gifts; but with 6 bridesmaids the price was quickly climbing. If everybody had something different then buying things in sets of 4 or pre-packed goods wouldn’t work. So I readjusted to a smaller more detailed option. I hate junk a.k.a those cute binder clips that are the color of the wedding but would never realistically be used, and I knew those were not the types of gifts I wanted to give. I wanted the gifts to be meaningful and related to the wedding. Starting point was my wedding colors: rose gold, lavender and white. From there I was able to come up with a theme and parameters around what I wanted to buy. Total budget was $100.

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The Bag

This was a total score from Target. I started off wanting to purchase wooden boxes from Michaels and painting them lavender, but again the cost of each box for 6 girls was pricey. Plus I don’t own any arts and crafts materials at home so everything would have been bought brand new. I decided to go to Target and see if I could find something pre-made and walllah! There was this amazing gold box. I only saw one bag on display, and was lucky enough to have an associate find 5 more in the back of the store. I was able to get the exact amount I needed!

Mini Champagne Bottle

This idea came from Etsy. I stumbled on some adorable champagne labels that had cute bridesmaid quotes. I really loved them, but I couldn’t wait for them to come in the mail, and it was 40 bucks for all the labels I wanted. Other downside was, I wanted a special quote for my Matron of Honor, and since they all came as a set they had the same quote on them. I scraped the label idea but stuck to buying the champagne bottle and tied a lavender ribbon around it to incorporate my colors.

Scented Candle

Candles are hard gifts to give because everyone is so particular about certain scents. I knew I wanted something that fit my colors, but that also smelled good. I was lucky to get both. A sea blossom scented candle with a rose gold case. It was a total hit and it’s something people can actually use.


This genius idea was my mothers. I wanted to put something in the bag to fill it out; either tissue paper or crinkle confetti paper. I couldn’t find confetti paper in lavender, so my mom suggested buying lavender tissue paper and shredding it in a paper shredder. It made this beautiful thin ribbon sheet-like paper that was great for fluffing up the bag.

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Will you be my bridesmaid

Of course the bag wouldn’t be complete without actually asking them to be my bridesmaids/matron of honor. Again I was going to buy these from Etsy, but by the time I got to this point I was at the top of my budget. I found some free bridesmaid designs online (pictured above), went to staples and had them printed on cardstock. It was so easy I’m mad I didn’t think about it earlier!

In total

  • Box: $3 a piece = $18
  • Mini Champagne Bottle: Cooks $9 for a set of 4 = $18
  • Scented Candle: $3 a candle =$18
  • Tissue Paper for Ribbon: $2
  • Bridesmaid Cards: $7

Total Cost: $63

I bought everything from Target but here’s a list of other places I shopped and a few gift ideas I considered

  • Home Goods
  • Michaels
  • Etsy
  • Coffee Mug engraved with Bridesmaid + Starbucks Gift Card.
  • Journals + A Calendar with all important dates for the wedding process (for brides who are a little further on with their planning)
  • Champagne Flute engraved with Bridesmaid to go with the Champagne bottle
  • Frame + Picture of a memory with you and the Bridesmaid
  • Chocolate truffles with either wine or champagne.

Kierra Lee