Is It Fall Yet?

 

The official first day of fall is this Saturday, but it still feels summery here in Salt Lake City.  I love the cool evenings and early mornings, but the afternoons still get into the mid 80’s.  Dressing for 20 degree temperature changes are challenging, but here is what I wore yesterday.  I purchased the blazer from Zara in the spring and only wore it a few times before it got too hot.  The shorts I found at another local shop, Hip & Humble, this week on sale.  And to be honest, I was eyeing it earlier in the summer, but couldn’t justify the price.  But at half off, I couldn’t resist.  The two pair well together as the oranges and blues pick up on each other.  Wearing mis-matched prints works if you stay within the same colors in the prints.  Otherwise you have too much going on.  Have a great weekend!

House of Harlow Sunglasses Sale

Purse Dreams is celebrating our one year anniversary and we are giving you gifts! Every week in September will feature an amazing deal on specific items in the store.

Our first week is featuring House of Harlow sunglasses at 30% off! These sunglasses fit a variety of face shapes and come in great designs. Here are a few I love.

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These are the Linsey in black snake. This simple cat eye shape is so unique with the snake embossed leather. These are the sunglasses that will make people look twice.

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Another one of my favorite styles is the Chantal in classic tortoise. A larger shape than the Linsey, but not overwhelming. The classic coloring makes this pair one that you will wear with everything.

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The last pair I’m showing you today is the Emily in panther. The pearlized panther print pops on the face and I love the contrast of the matte brass bridge on this piece. Retro cool.

Come by or call the store and get your House of Harlow sunnies at a great deal this week only.

Happy Bastille Day!

I barely remember any French I was supposed to learn in high school.  The funny thing is that my girls are learning Spanish and sometimes I will try to say something in Spanish and realize later it was in French.  I guess I remember more than I realize.  So to celebrate Bastille Day, I will be going to get my favorite French treat from my favorite bakery in Salt Lake City.

Les Madeleines has an amazing selection of pastries and treats, but my absolute favorite is the Kouing Aman.  I can’t even begin to tell you how amazing these things are.  All I can say is that I have been known to lick the plate clean of all crumbs from this precious pastry.  Kouing Amans are light layers of fluffy flaky dough with this amazing caramelized crunch on the outside.  I don’t even know why I try to describe it.  Here’s a mouth-watering picture instead.

Just a warning, these babies sell fast and there is no guarantee that there will be any left if you get there later in the day.  Les Madeleines does sell them online and will overnight ship them out to you.  I have been known to buy a dozen and bring them with me to visit family.  You don’t have to take my word on these treats, you can read the volumes of accolades on their website.  I just called and ordered mine to celebrate Bastille Day.  Have a great weekend!

Wallets

Purse Dreams is having a wallet sale this week.  25% off all wallets and pouches.  If you don’t have a wallet that you love, now is the time to get a new one.  Great wallets and pouches are essential to organizing your purse. Keep items like, earphones, chargers, makeup, or those pesky loyalty cards in small pouches to make it easier to find what you need in your bag.

We have lots of great wallets in several sizes, but my absolute favorite is the 49 Square Miles Clingy Wallet.  49 Sq Mi uses the finest Italian leather and you’ll know it when you touch this amazing wallet.  This is a large wallet, so it will not fit into most small bags.  But the benefit of having it be so large is how easily it can be used for a clutch.  It comes in amazing colors like this one in Sulfur.

  It has 12 card slots, two bill compartments, and two zippered compartments.  I love how it is open on the inside for me to throw in my phone and use it as a clutch.

 This leather will look better with age as it develops a beautiful patina.  I’ve had my wallet for about 10 months and this is how it looks.

So, if large wallets are not your thing, we have many different sizes.  The smallest would be the Moore & Giles card case, which is a great way to bring just a few cards with you and it easily slips into your back pocket for a night out.

Slightly larger would be the Moore & Giles Pocket Clutch wallet which has a great vintage look to it.  Three snapped flaps open to reveal several card sized compartments to keep everything organized.

 

 Another fun way to keep your cards and money together is the Rebecca Minkoff Benjamins wallet.  This flat zippered pouch has a few card slots and plenty of room for your “benjamins”.  This style comes in a variety of colors.  I love the look of this bright coral pebbly leather.

So come in this week and find the perfect wallet for your needs.