The Budget Fashionista: Handbags – Longchamp “Le Pliage” Totes


If you are are looking for a handbag and need one that is versatile, roomy, stylish, and affordable

the Longchamp “Le Pliage” totes are a must buy.

What I like about them:

The “Le Pliage” totes are without a doubt the most well known of the French company’s products. With their vinyl and leather makeup these totes were originally marketed as fashionable and easily storable travel bags. However now they have become a fashion staple for every modern day woman.

I love the vinyl because it’s easy clean and does not require much maintenance. Also the “Le Pliage” totes come in many sizes, almost every color you can think of, and there are ones with some really unique designs.

Prices and where to buy:

The prices range from $98 for the smaller versions to $145 for the large totes. You can buy them online at, Nordstrom (online or in store), and
🙂 Go buy yours today…happy travels!

Whimsically Yours,

Breakfast at Tiffany’s


Audrey Hepburn is probably my favorite actress, I love her.

But for some reason I had never seen Breakfast at Tiffany’s

…until this morning (thank goodness for Netflix Instant)!

The movie was amazing, I love the classic look that old movies have and Breakfast at Tiffany’s was no different. I plan on buying a copy of it, and My Fair Lady (probably my favorite movie) the next time I’m able.

I loved Holly, in some way, she reminded me distantly of Eliza Doolittle. Plus Audrey’s song in the movie “Moon River”, that she actually sang, unlike most of her songs in My Fair Lady, was beautiful.

For some reason the story of a poor girl turned “golddigger” intrigued me. I thoroughly enjoyed her “weather reports” as if any of us really believed she didn’t know that she was passing along information.

And the scene where her an Paul go to Tiffany’s to get the ring engraved was too funny, I mean seriously something under $10 at Tiffany’s…best of luck to you.

Maybe somewhere deep down I related to her story. The story of a girl who wanted so desperately to put her last behind her. Even though as she stated she “is still Lula Mae”.

Not to mention that ending, an ending that showed no matter how much you want to change yourself or reinvent yourself as a “Holly” in the end we are all still “Lula Maes”.

Whimsically Yours,


The Budget Fashionista: Handbags

Not everyone can afford a $150,000 Louis Vuitton “trash” aka Urban Satchel handbag.

(Of course hopefully not many people want to)

Trust me I understand. But from years of diligence and planning I have amassed what I consider to be a pretty good designer purse collection.

No I don’t have any Louis Vuitton’s, but that’s mainly because I just started liking them. In the Budget Fashionista I will pick a topic such as handbags and give my current ratings for for the top handbags.

These handbags will not only be stylish but they will also fall into the category of “if you can only have one then you’d better pick me”.

SO…stay tuned and look for the first post to be up tomorrow (that would be 7/14/2012 for me)!

I can’t wait!!!

Whimsically Yours,


A Thousand Words


When I first heard that Eddie Murphy had a new movie out all I could think is that I didn’t want to see it.

I used to like Eddie Murphy but in recent years I grown to think him and his movies to be just plain silly. However it was one of the few new movies we hadn’t seen at Blockbuster so my mother decided to get it.

To say the least I was blown away. The movie as amazing, sure it had the usual Eddie Murphy silliness but this time it felt much more well placed alongside some very deep undertones. After seeing it I really can’t understand why it got such bad reviews.

Eddie Murphy delivered a wonderful performance as Jack McCall, a smooth talking literary agent, who after lying in order to sign a spiritual guru finds himself with only a thousand words left to speak.

The movie deals with many emotions including various themes of loss and betrayal. It teaches us to value our words, treasure those around us, and to forgive others even when we find it hard to.

A Thousand Words is a movie that should be watched with the whole family.

So go get a copy, and remember:

take care with what you say because you never know when when word may be your last.

Whimsically Yours,


Dare to Dream…Katy Perry


I’m sitting here in a drive in movie theater with my family, and I just finished watching Katy Perry’s movie Part of Me.

I am pleasantly surprised, I came here expecting to watch just another movie about the life of an actor/singer yet I discovered that it was more than that.

From the beginning the movie did a great job in highlighting not only why Katy Perry is so successful but in humanizing someone who is thought of as one of the greatest current pop stars.

The movie began with videos of from fans of Katy Perry and ended with an amazing performance of Fireworks. I’m not a huge Katy Perry fan but this movie was very successful in making me want to go out and buy her while album and make sure to get tickets to see her during her next tour.

I felt joy when Katy Perry was finally signed with Capitol Records and sadness when I saw her crying because of the end of her marriage with Russell Brand.

I loved the vibrant colors in the movie, the contrasts between her early childhood life with strong Christian influences and her “Hollywood” persona.

Part of Me is truly an inspirational movie, it takes you on a whimsical journey, through the eyes of Katy Perry. It inspires you to get up and fight for your dreams and your life, for as one of Katy Perry’s fans says, “you can only be yourself, for everyone else is already taken”.

So whether you see this movie or not dare to dream, dare to be whimsical, embrace your weirdness, and most of all: be yourself!

Whimsically Yours,