Archives for January 2013

Genuine Leather Bags: Quality That Lasts a Lifetime

If you know about quality, style and durability on bags, there’s no doubt that you’d prefer leather as oppose to synthetic and other materials. Leather has been very popular material used in bags, shoes and other accessory making as they are very versatile and durable. However, there are different grades of leather that you can choose but the highest quality full grain leather is the best investment that you can have.

Investing in quality leather bags not only can give value to your hard earned money but it will also last for more than 10 years and you can even pass on to next generation especially if you have taken extra care on those bags. The quality of craftsmanship is excellent plus the hardware and stitching are sure made to its perfection. True quality leather ages in time thus making it worth investing in.

Lately, I’ve been trying to buy some leather bags for myself as I am already fed up buying those faux leather and synthetic bags that easily rips or show signs of scratches after only few uses. Though it may mean that I need to pay more than what I am used to but the quality is worth it in the long run. I have few leather bags now in my closet and I’m pretty sure that I can use them over and over again for many years.

I’ve always been in the lookout for stores that sell quality leather bags and is worth taking a peak. With all the quality fine leather goods that they sell in their store, Saddleback is home to myriad of items made of only pure full grain leather from well bred American cows. Just some of the products that they have are luggage, leather briefcase for men, backpacks, belts, wallets, bags of different styles and more.

I’m really drooling over this clutch purse that costs $131.

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Long, adjustable strap quickly detaches (clip on one side, nipple rivet on the other)
Wear across chest for added security
Ideal size for travel necessities (and no end-of-day backaches)
Built-in coin holder on the top flap
Almost imperceptible back pocket and inside pocket
D-rings and copper rivets on both sides
Pigskin liner for easy clean-up and unmatched durability

Out With the Old: Spring Cleaning Your Wardrobe

One of the best ways to re-organize your life in 2013 is to clean out old items and make space for new. If you are looking to get better organized to maximize time with friends, spouse, or kids — or time for you — it’s time to take a look at those items that have been lurking in the back of your closet and replace them with new, more functional wardrobe pieces.

Pull Everything Out
It’s hard to let go of clothing you love and think you’ll wear, or clothing that you have loved but has gone out of style. To do a major overhaul to your closet, pull everything out and lay it on the bed, so you can do an in-depth inventory of everything you have. Identify items you cannot live without. These are items that you wear on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. Then identify items you are on the fence about. These include items that you wear monthly or what might have sentimental value. Then identify items you can get rid of. As you’re evaluating these items, be sure to consider that you can replace these items with things that fit your body and lifestyle better. You can even save money replacing things by using an coupon code.

On the Fence
If you have items you’re having trouble parting with, think of friends who might benefit from having these items. Sometimes it’s easier to imagine parting with something you don’t use but consider valuable if you realize that someone you love might benefit from it more than you do. Consider setting up a clothing swap with a few friends, and you can replace your old items with new-to-you items and give new life to items you once valued.

Organize Your Closet
As you put items back in, take the time to organize them in a way that makes sense for you. Some people prefer to do this by color, and others prefer to do it by type-of-item. If you can, invest in some nice hangers — possibly wood — that will motivate you to cherish your wardrobe and encourage you to keep it organized in the future. Invest in any other organizational pieces, such as new laundry baskets, which will help you keep everything tidy and peaceful.

Michael Kors 2-toned Oversized Watch

Slowly, my to-buy list for our home is getting shorter already. I already bought the Samsung flat screen TV as per my mom’s request but I still need one of those monitor mounts that I’ve been seeing so we can hang the TV on the wall. It can save a lot of space in our small living room because the cabinet where it was placed will be removed already. In the meantime, that mount will still remain in my list for now because I have some other things that I want to buy not for our house but for myself this time.

I really wanted this Michael Kors 2-toned oversized watch and I might order one from a friend that sells this. I know I deserved to have one of this and I just hope that before the year ends and even before the fad disappear, I hope I already have one.

Now…. I’m drooling!

Bejeweled Lips at Christian Dior Spring 2013 Couture Collection

If you think your red hot lipstick can already attract people when they see you, wait till you see these Bejeweled Lips at Christian Dior Spring 2013 Couture Collection.

The crystal covered lips of the models are created by makeup artist Pat McGrath. She meticulously covered their lips with  crystals to make them more stunning and standout. I’m not sure if the models are comfortable with the crystals on their lips though for it looks like it can be drying. The dazzling crystal lips are paired with neutral eye colors and pixie hair cuts, which I like.

Bejeweled Lips at Christian Dior Spring 2013 Couture Collection

Bejeweled Lips at Christian Dior Spring 2013 Couture Collection
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Bejeweled Lips at Christian Dior Spring 2013 Couture Collection

Bejeweled Lips at Christian Dior Spring 2013 Couture Collection
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Finding the Perfect Cello Strings

Playing any musical instrument is always fun and interesting. No matter what kind of instrument that you would like to play, it is always important that you have the passion for it or else you’ll just end up stopping. Try a lot of instruments if you can so and later on choose whatever that is close to your heart and mind.

cellostringsOne of the most interesting musical instruments is the cello. It is a bowed string instrument that consists of four strings. It resembles much like of violin but it’s much bigger than that. It’s always perfect to this when you are a kid but no matter what age you are cello will enchant anyone.

Practice makes perfect and aside from that, a good instrument is also a must. You can find 4 cello strings at wwbw and you can choose whether you’ll use gut, metal, synthetic, or metal.