Saturday, February 28, 2015

THAT handbag !!!


 
well, I just received an email from Bergdorf-Goodman
saying "these items have been selected for you."
 
guess what?
one of the items was the Chloe "Drew" Bag,
which btw retails for $1590, which is slightly less than Nordstrum's???
 
this bag comes in 4 colorways from my little ole Splenderosa shop.
 
now, I cannot tell you it's the exact same bag,
but I can tell you it looks exactly the same.
 
&, please believe me, I had NO idea this was the "it" bag of the moment
when I originally ordered it from my manufacturer.
 
it's GENUINE LEATHER, same size, etc.
 
we are placing another order for our readers & if you want in,
please click  HERE for all the information
about the colors & the price (which is $135.00),
we are pre-selling so if you want one within the next 2-3 weeks
please email me at
splenderosa@gmail.com
tell me the color/colors
& we will send you a PayPal invoice.
 
amazing !!!
 
have a lovely weekend !!
 
 
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Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Right Stuff

someone please tell me how so many people can be obsessed with the yucky Kardasians?
they have just signed a 4-year $100Million contract.
SERIOUSLY?


why would we care
when there is

laughter
sunshine
best friends
love
dogs




every time I see a dog or a photo of a dog I smile.

do you believe dogs can make you happy?

I do !!
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Another Houston Home....


Designed by Robert Dame Designs
Built by Bryan Thompson Custom Homes
Photo by Jack Thompson

the Thompson's are my girlfriend's son & grandson


just look at the ceiling detail !!!

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

My 1st Email of Today

from one of my lovely clients


Hi, Marsha, I received my package last Saturday, and then today, while reading Vicki Archer's blog, I came across this: I've taken a screenshot of the $1,750 Chloe bag from Nordstrom's website.  The chain on your purse is much prettier/sturdier than the one on the Chloe bag.  And, I've already worn the chain around my neck as a necklace/lariat!  You have impeccable taste -- and I'm happy to be one of your recipients!  (BTW, loved the perfumed scent I got when opening the box.)

Best, Pat  
 

click here to see Splenderosa's version of this elegant & fun bag
$135.00 each

we have placed another order for all 4 colors,
as we sold out of every one (we have 1 BLACK in stock).

delivery is about 2-3 weeks
to pre-order please email me at
splenderosa@gmail.com
& we will send you a PayPal invoice.

the email from Pat is a great validation of what I do &
we all love to know someone loves our blog and that they also love merchandise bought from us.

& imagine Vicki blogged about the same bag,
only the one most of us would never own, albeit beautiful.





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Monday, February 23, 2015

LIFE




just so simple, so normal, so perfect

lately I'm finding it difficult to blog about puff & fluff...
I don't know why.

years ago I had a little sign hanging in our kitchen/bar area.

it read:

Life is mostly froth & bubble
But some things stand like stone.
Kindness in another's trouble.
Courage in your own.



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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Etc.

do I have to tell anyone that I dearly LOVE Tom Ford?
no, I didn't think so.
as I have proclaimed for years America is home to 3 design houses
that always always always produce beautiful, if unexpected, garments.
 
The Row, Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford
 
this outfit, below, is one I would wear over & over.
I can think of tons of places to wear the ensemble,
but also wear the top on it's own,
and the skirt (the TO-DIE-FOR SKIRT) would live on for years.
 
his entire collection is softer than usual,
more American than ever,
maybe the 70's influenced him too,
but the use of patchwork, including fur, is an obvious reference.
& there is fringe. 
I've done fringe & don't think I will do it again except at a midi length hemline.
 
 
but the clothing is more feminine, not so hard-edged.
maybe being a father now has also influenced him?
 
 
 
 




Faceted Turquoise with Gold/Crystal Accent Beads
Hook & Eye Clasp
17" Long w/extender

lays at the base of your neck & is really pretty,
available for pre-order

$75.00






HOOPS

1.7" Diameter
available to pre-order
Silver & Clear Crystal

$ 35 pair



Hematite & Gold



Gold & Clear Crystals






Chevron Poly Sheer Tassel Scarf
Blue or Red
long scarf 28" Wide X 70" Long

$45.00
in stock




email
splenderosa@gmail.com
to order

on items for pre-order the delivery is no more than 2 weeks.

none of this merchandise is on our website,
for my blog readers only.

*******************************************************************
Arriving Soon

ON 
NETFLIX
THE AMAZING, MESMERIZING, HABIT-FORMING SHOW

HOUSE OF CARDS

SEASON 3
FEBRUARY 27th
be there !



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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Tom Ford, Splenderosa Accessories, HOUSE OF CARDS returns


do I have to tell anyone that I dearly LOVE Tom Ford?
no, I didn't think so.
as I have proclaimed for years America is home to 3 design houses
that always always always produce beautiful, if unexpected, garments.
 
The Row, Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford
 
this outfit, below, is one I would wear over & over.
I can think of tons of places to wear the ensemble,
but also wear the top on it's own,
and the skirt (the TO-DIE-FOR SKIRT) would live on for years.
 
his entire collection is softer than usual,
more American than ever,
maybe the 70's influenced him too,
but the use of patchwork, including fur, is an obvious reference.
& there is fringe. 
I've done fringe & don't think I will do it again except at a midi length hemline.
 
 
but the clothing is more feminine, not so hard-edged.
maybe being a father now has also influenced him?
 
 
 
 
Faceted Turquoise with Gold/Crystal Accent Beads
Hook & Eye Clasp
17" Long w/extender

lays at the base of your neck & is really pretty,
available for pre-order

$75.00






HOOPS

1.7" Diameter
available to pre-order
Silver & Clear Crystal

$ 35 pair



Hematite & Gold




Gold & Clear Crystals







Chevron Poly Sheer Tassel Scarf
Blue or Red
long scarf 28" Wide X 70" Long

$45.00
in stock




email
splenderosa@gmail.com
to order

on items for pre-order the delivery is no more than 2 weeks.

none of this merchandise is on our website,
for my blog readers only.

*******************************************************************
Arriving Soon

ON 
NETFLIX
THE AMAZING, MESMERIZING, HABIT-FORMING SHOW

HOUSE OF CARDS

SEASON 3
FEBRUARY 27th
be there !



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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Spring Genuine Leather Tote Bags



Rivet Leather Women Handbag Tote
Size 15.5" High X 9.75" Wide X 7.5" Deep

Genuine Leather Tote Bag in 3 Colors
with rivet detail

all on order, 6 of each color
Blue/Tan/Dark Red
delivery in 2 weeks
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Price for Splenderosa Blog Readers

$ 165.00

price on our website will be $195.00

email to pre-order
splenderosa@gmail.com,


we are trying to get back to normal,
and resume activities that we enjoy so much.
life does have it's bumps !!


but, I must say, I am in love with this dress from Victoria Beckham.
but not the boots.


FASHION-US-VICTORIA BECKHAM

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Our Homes, A Sanctuary


today my daughter is driving to Houston,
to attend the Memorial Service tomorrow for one of her childhood friends.

she will spend considerable time, as will I, with the younger 3 sisters of the deceased woman.

when one is faced with this type of event we often find solace within the walls of our own homes,
so today I'm re-posting something coming from "The Lady's Life," a lovely blog I follow.

these are her words:

SANCTUARY

Today I’m adding another book to the library here at TLL, Dominique Browning’s uplifting narrative about the intimate relationship between ourselves and our homes. Around the House and in the Garden:  A Memoir of Heartbreak, Healing and Home Improvement is one of my favorite books, and the perfect book for a cold February day, and for this day of love. It is about how we care for and sometimes rescue our houses, and how they shelter and sometimes rescue us.

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A sanctuary by definition, is a place of refuge or safety. ”Home,” Ms. Browning says, “is the place where we have the final say about what goes where… what feels comfortable, what is life enhancing… a place that gives us strength to go out and embrace the world.” At one time or another, we all need a sanctuary– someplace to high-tail it from the slings and arrows of daily life.
“You feel you never want to leave this source of enchantment where peace and beauty beckon…this is what you have missed and what, unconsciously, you have been seeking all your life.”  Nancy Lancaster

Home is the place we shower love on our family and friends, and it is a lovely retreat where we can rest, recharge and shower love upon ourselves too. I have lost track of how many copies of this book I have loaned or given as gifts, but it’s the perfect accompaniment to a roaring fire, a bottle of champagne and a favorite cashmere sweater, whether you are heading off to a hideout for the weekend, or you’re already there. 

I felt this was a beautiful way of defining a "home."
& it made me feel the same way.

we should all take the time to reflect,
mostly to reflect on the blessings we have been given,
and all the friends and family who share our lives.

no one knows what will happen tomorrow,
of course, we plan tomorrows...
but, seriously they are gifts.

cherish the moment, cherish today.


 to go to Nina's blog please click  HERE


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