Tough Choices!

The only down side of taking people shopping here in Florence is that I see all the beautiful things, and want them all! Choices must be made. necklace This is what I chose! It is rose gold with Australian pearls in white, yellow and black. It can be made with Chinese pearls, but I had to have the Australian…..chia in pearlsEven Chia looks good in them! The other thing I had made is actually a recycling effort, so hardly counts as a purchase at all….I took a ring my mother gave me and had the emeralds put into a new ring. emerald ring

So, goodbye navy suede boots (am wanting these but tall version)…..IMG_0014 Arrivederci fabulous woven bag… black woven I must leave you both here in Florence for someone else! But I think I can get a few new scarves at least…..And I am thinking that we should instate a gift giving policy for the one who makes Thanksgiving dinner!!! Comfy suede boots maybe….

Fabio Does It Again!

laser cut bag

Just saw this new handbag and it was love at first sight! A medium sized bag that is so different from anything else I have seen here. It is laser cut with one comfy shoulder strap and incredible detail. The combination of black and brown is perfect! laser cut detail
I also saw some smaller bags. Not everyone wants a large one! These are gorgeous and have the cross body style that so many women love. small bag 2small bag 1

Chia and I met our friend for lunch on Via Tornabuoni, and popped into the entryway to a bank for a photo op! stained glass I entitle this, “Small Dog with Stained Glass.”

Fall is for Boots!

Best thing about the weather turning colder is that we can wear boots again! Here in Italy, the women wear boots even in the summer, but the fall boots are more to my liking. short boot

Short boots are all the rage, of course. They can be worn with pants, or with dresses and skirts. Those who have problems getting boots to fit their calves are really in luck with the short boots!

I love these tall black boots with just a bit of detail. tall black boot 2

Or for a change from black, I favor these gray suede boots. Would look great with jeans tucked inside!tall gray suede boot

Of course we all “need” a new handbag for fall! Fabio has just brought these to me. Such gorgeous workmanship and materials- blue suede, reversible bucket bag and woven in a beautiful color I cannot suedereversible bucket bagwoven

There were a couple more, too, but they were snatched up immediately. One by me!
fall chia

Bags and Baubles

And the winner for my new fall handbag is this cavallino and calfskin leather:
cavallino bag

“Needed” a new black bag…I also saw it in navy blue suede and leather as well as deep red. Was so tempted that I may “need” to go back for the navy too….

I love my earrings and necklaces, but really I prefer rings and bracelets because I can see them all the time when I wear them. The goldsmith is making me a ring created from an old one my mother gave me. I didn’t like the style AT ALL, so he is using the stones and gold to create something I think I will love. Have been asked to post new pictures of jewelry, so here you go!
mixed diamonds ringwhite gold ring

leather bracelets Multi colored diamond ring, white gold ring, leather with gold and diamonds in bracelets. Rose or yellow gold with semi-precious stones.

And what about this cream colored leather coat??? It would look just as wonderful with jeans tucked into boots as it would over a dressy outfit.
cream leather

Fabulous New Fabio Handbags!

Fabio has created 3 new bags of the same design, but in different materials and colors! Wow!!!

chocolate baggray bagblack bag

This brown python bag is a piece of artwork for sure. brown pitone

I told him how much everyone loved the gray suede and camel woven bags he did last spring, so he graciously made one in black. I think I am in love!black woven

Chia seems to be a little bored with the handbags, however. She is way more excited about chasing the pigeons in the piazza!chia

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