What’s in my @_NadiaGabriella? And this isn’t dirty talk.

The last time I used this clutch was at Kelly & Matt’s wedding in Kansas. I left the contents that I didn’t imminently need so here I was cleaning it out tonight. Only handbag that will go with my outfit.

Tomorrow is my company’s holiday party. Excited and nervous. Never can do really well in a large group setting.

I’m not spending money because I can’t. Lol so all my “vintage” stuff came out. What is really considered vintage though. (I looked it up, older than 20 years.)

This clutch is definitely not vintage. It is however old and rarely used.

Contents and why:

  1. Matches – Dual purpose. If you can’t figure out, yo and poopie. I don’t like to in public but if I gotta go… I light a match. It even helps when I walk into a stall that stinks like poopie. Oh! It’s tri-purpose. Not sure if that makes sense because it’s never been used by me! Lol

  2. Mint (usually gum) – Always need freshness.

  3. Floss – It’s the worst feeling to have something stuck in my teeth.

The above are all that I always carry.

  1. Heel protectors – The wedding was on grass.

#Yunity1020 #wedding

Celebrating the YUNITY of SY unnie and oppa. They started with the same initials! How match made in heaven is that already??? And the same last name, spelling included. We had a wonderful lunch at Lawry’s a couple of Fridays ago… had dinner at Osteria Mamma and reception party at Pour Vous. The burlesque club was amazing.

Fendi ButtonUp | Faux Leather Skirt | Manolo Blahnik Pumps

LAX -> KCI

I had to change my flight to fly out on Friday instead of Thursday to Kansas since I had been out of the office for a week in Paris.

Bear’s brother got married over the weekend in Missour/Kansas. The ceremony was held in a beautiful Catholic church and the reception was at the Kansas City Country Club near the Country Club Plaza.

It was an amazing weekend with the in-laws and especially with my husband.

He had been gone all summer and things got a little rough but I think we’re finding our way back. Cheers to Q4 and the near end of 2017!

Mz Wallace Backpack | Tumi International Carry On | Balenciaga Leather Jacket | Vans Peanuts | R&B Leather Pants | MOTHER Socks | Velvet Cape | Turtleneck

#WithBennyD in AZο»Ώ #Scottsdale

On NYE we drove to Scottsdale, Arizona for an engagement/NYE party. Bear’s college friend is having a small destination wedding so they decided to combine the celebration of the New Year and their commitment to each other.

We woke up early and headed east, but on the way we stopped by the outlets!

I blew my entire $500 gift from grandpa in an hour. I could’ve spent more but Bear put me on a budget. πŸ™

I found a few amazing pieces that I cannot wait to wear! Yippeeee!

It rained most of the day and all night and into the next day in Arizona.

It was super cold and not amusing.

I wore the same dress from my holiday party… I purchased it with the intention of wearing it for NYE and possibly my 35th birthday.

We had a great time, though the hotel we stayed at was sketchy. I was able to get a really nice photo in my raincoat. πŸ˜›


Smart Girl #StilettoLife

I’ve been to too many weddings on grass where it ruins my beautiful shoes. I was not going to leave LA without heel protectors this time.

I found this on Amazon and brought all the sizes in case it didn’t fit. It literally arrived the day we were leaving. πŸ™‚

Unfortunately, not only was there grass which it saved my heel from, but there were cobblestones as well. Didn’t work too well when I was walking over those.

Wowly High Heel Protectors for Shoes – Set of 3 Heel Savers (All sizes)

Engagement Ring Replacement Hurdle

I have reached out to my long time family jeweler to hunt for a light purple sapphire for my replacement engagement ring. She found three but it was not it. The emerald cut was gorgeous but too dark, the round and pear were light but not light enought. It’s funny, because she made a good point. It’s going to be harder now than ever because I’m comparing it to something I had before. I really hope she can track one down. :/ I really want my engagement ring back…

Happy 1 Year Wedding Anniversary

I wanted to get Bear a TF belt (with the sideways T) since it’s so fitting with our surname, but it was too expensive for me. Totally out of my budget.

So I got him these sandals that I’ve been eyeing. He got really upset because he doesn’t want to wear $400 sandals. BTW, they were $325.

He said he’s going to return it. πŸ™

New Engagement Ring

We’ve been searching for a while now… for a new sapphire stone. Perfect in color and size.

Finally my jeweler sent me some photos and we went to visit her on Saturday but she forgot to tell her mom and I had to leave without seeing it in person.

Three stones were found for me. Round, pear and emerald. The pear wasn’t GIA certified, round is the color I like, and the emerald was beautiful but too blue.

I’ll have to wait until the 16th to go take a look.

I’m leaning towards the pear but I really want to see more options and also on a setting.

Updates will be posted!