Seen on Angelina Jolie, this classic Louis Vuitton shoulder tote in iconic LV monogram canvas is perfect for everyday. The bag has a zipper closure, interior pocket, and an additional pocket for easy cell phone access. Please note the small stains on the bottom of tote (see pics below). Shoulder straps, interior and sides of tote are all free of stains. Used minimally. Comes with original Louis Vuitton dustbag. Retail price was $1350, but you can get it for a fraction of the price!
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Remember when see-through bags were all the rage? Whether it was a clear Polo Sport bag, a lime green jelly purse from Delia’s or that tea-colored Louis Vuitton that Stacy Dash rocks in Kanye’s All Falls Down video, these transparent totes were fun statement pieces a few years ago and now I’ve been seeing them all over the pages of spring fashion mags. My favorite ones are the vintage pieces made of lucite and the ones that are slightly tinted so you don’t bare your whole soul – the entire subway car doesn’t need to know that you’re reading I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell. The fact that these crystalline carry-alls are now back “in”, is also a great example of the fact that if you really want to be fashion forward, all you need to do is dig up the stuff in the back of your own (or someone else’s) closet. Flip through the pages below to see and see through all 12 of these vintage and secondhand pieces of eye candy.
Have you ever gone last-minute shoe shopping for a special event like a wedding, a date or a vacation because you felt that you simply did not own a pair of shoes that would be suitable for the occasion? I have, and over a hundred pairs of shoes later, I realized that I really didn’t need that many shoes – no one on earth does. But what was making me feel that I did?
A little “sole”-searching (I’m sorry for going there) led to an understanding of my behavior patterns and a solution that seems to be working for me. The main problem was that my mental inventory of what kinds of shoes I already owned was very foggy because many of my shoes were stored away in boxes and I just couldn’t recall that I even had them. The issue is very similar to the one that we tackled with the fridge triage box – if you can readily see what you have, you can use it to its fullest potential. But unlike with food, it’s not like I could just pile all of my shoes in one giant box; well, I could, that would drive an organization freak like myself bonkers. So I decided on the next best thing – a Pinterest shoe board collection showing all of my shoes right at my toetips! This simple idea is saving me a ton of time getting ready because there’s no need to rifle through all of your shoeboxes searching for a pair that will match your outfit, and it also saves you from needlessly buying yet another pair of silver, strappy sandals because you forgot that you already own 3 of them. If you are an avid Pinner, you probably already know how to create such a board, but just in case you’re not, read on to see how you can create your own money-saving, time-saving, waste-saving Pinterest shoe collection.
Vintage and secondhand shopping has so many perks – you can score incredibly special, quality pieces that would normally cost more than your rent for crazy cheap, and a lot of times they’re practically brand new. Such was the case with these beguiling Louis Vuitton wedge slides that I picked up at a consignment shop for a price that you probably wouldn’t believe (and I’m not talking about in Chinatown). The only problem was that they were ever so slightly too small (as you can see from the photo above). It’s an issue that comes up frequently with thrift shopping since in most cases, everything is one of a kind and you can’t just ask the stockboy to bring you another size. I kept asking Diana, who was with me at the time, if she thought I should still get them and because of her reassurance, I took the plunge. But of course, when I stepped out of the house with them for the first time, I paid the price (as evidenced by the bandaid you see). And I had to agree that my heel jutting out of the back of my shoe like a cliff wasn’t exactly the most attractive look. Then I realized there was an easy fix! Read on to see what I did and how you can make your own slightly too small sandals fit.