Chia has so much fun shopping for boots! We think she needs some booties in green leather!
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!
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 describe.
“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!
Fabio has created 3 new bags of the same design, but in different materials and colors! Wow!!!
The days are still warm and sunny with just enough cool breeze to make for perfect shopping weather! Chia and I survived our 23 hour trip from Seattle to Florence last week, but she is still jet-lagged… Caught her snoozing during a shopping tour!
I convinced one of the little shops into taking some of Fabio’s handbags. There are only a few, but gorgeous! Of course, Fabio promised to deliver them on Monday at 9am, and didn’t show up until Wednesday at 3…..worth the wait though! This beautiful large red python and leather tote should sell for 1200 euro, but Fabio has said that he will sell it for a ridiculously low price……..right when I promised myself I had enough bags!
Many of my shopping clients have expressed great lust for the Florentine gold work with gems. Often the comment is, “I want something for everyday, and the gems might be too much bling for where I live.” Living part time in Seattle, home of grunge, and the unofficial headquarters for sweatpants, I say BAH! Bring on the bling!!! Leading the way, I am wearing my nice jewelry daily with jeans and a white tee shirt here in Seattle- to the grocery store, walking Chia, in ballet class- everywhere!
I am all about natural and organic, and what can be more organic than a gem stone? They are dug up out of the ground! I say, let the natural blues of sapphire, the emerald greens, the garnet reds, etc. be reflected on your very own self. I consider the gems to be a bit of compensation for my wrinkles!
Spending the lazy days of summer here in Seattle, I have had lots of time to think about gems…..Latest idea? Arrange for a group of us jewelry lovers to visit the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show this coming February! Pearls? Tanzanite? Topaz?…….