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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Black and white and leopard all over

Leopard and sequins are always a good pair
Today the Lucky Bag's luck was put to the test. I was out running errands and stopped to get a coffee. I went to Dunkin Donuts, where I almost never go because I am a Starbucks girl. I like my coffee strong and Dunkin never gets your order right.
I ordered a mocha latté and put it in the cup holder. Then I took a wide turn and the cup dumped over, spilling its contents all over the Lucky Bag.
Cursing myself and the heavens, I pulled over to try and mop up the mess as best I could with a few crumpled napkins. Bemoaning the fact that of course it had to happen to the new, expensive even at 60% off leather bag and not to one of my many, many synthetic bags.

But here is the lucky part. My mocha latté turned out to be a regular latté (honest to god, they never get my order right!) - so no chocolate, no sugar, no sticky mess.
By the time I got home to assess the damage, I couldn't even see a single stain from where the coffee had spilled. Crazy.
nice rim light
sequins and lens flare
The Rundown
Leopard Cardigan Gap - Toothpick Cords J.Crew - Lace Cammi TJMaxx - Sequin Beret California Hat Co. - Studded Belt Gap - Fringe Booties Steve Madden - Rhinestone Earrings Kohls
Leopard and sequins are always a good pair

This was black and white week, hope you enjoyed it!
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32 comments:

Louise said...

ACK! SO sorry about your leather bag! Looks like I won't be going to Dunkin' Donuts for coffee... I need it strong too.

You look awesome in leopard.

Gracey said...

It sounds like that Lucky bag is a lucky bag indeed. I lost one of my favorite bags to a Chinese doughnut incident a few years back and now I'm super paranoid about having my leather bags near food and won't carry a suede one at all.

fashioneggpplant said...

cute outfit! good thing your bag was spared!

http://fashioneggplant.blogspot.com

Hazel☺ said...

so i guess you were lucky to have the wrong order! and thank God your bag was okay after that :)

indie.electronic.alternative. said...

you look ridiculously good! :) i vote more mocha dd's and more berets! :) love it!

indie.electronic.alternative. said...

and on a side note: i once ruined a VERY expensive bag at a bar crawl. here's the tip: get a wet paper towel/wash cloth, wipe down the ENTIRE thing, and the color will all fade to be the same. seriously, no joke. you just need to make sure it's saturated the same all over. and yes, the bag will change color, but at least it will be even :) tried and true!

Claire said...

love the sequin beanie! i have one too. you've inspired me to wear mine. very cute outfit!

http://spinning-threads.blogspot.com

buttonjar said...

Hey, that's awesome! Maybe that's the thing about expensive bags - the leather is 'finished' properly and can handle spills? I know my one good leather handbag is like that. I once dripped coffee all over it and it like, "what? is that all you've got?"

Lydia.

Marella said...

You look grat dear!

Nikki said...

I loved seeing all your B&W pictures :) it was a great initiative ^^ x

northwest is best said...

Wow, I just breathed a sigh of relief about your bag!

Closet Fashionista said...

That is so lucky!! And I love the outfit! Wooohooo leopard
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The Fancy Teacup said...

Your sequined beret is so charming, makes a good mix with the leopard print cardigan.

I miss Dunkin Donuts! Glad you avoided a staining catastrophe :)

www.TheFancyTeacup.com
much love.

Shey said...

Yay! I'm so glad they didn't get your order right this time and therefore didn't ruin your pretty bag. I'm glad you are loving it so much to care what happens to it, that means it was a wise choice to buy it. I love you sequined beret. =)

Courtney Erin said...

I love that the incompetence of DD employees has actually, finally paid off in a good way.

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

TrophyBoutique said...

I love that outfit and I hate dunkin donuts! I can't believe they even make lattes, honestly...thank goodness your bag survived!

Alex Elizabeth said...

First, I love your earrings. Second, sequined beret = awesomeness. It looks like Lucky bag might be waxed leather, which is very lucky indeed!
You've already been up and to Dunkin Donuts and I haven't even dressed yet. I feel like such a slug :P I definitely won't get to so a bonus Saturday black and white post but after this week I totally feel like doing a regular black and white feature... maybe Monochrome Monday? haha

Anne @ The Frump Factor said...

Your bag was saved by the Gods of Incorrect Coffee Orders. Love it!

Cool outfit, by the way. I love animal prints but am always trying to "tone them down," somehow. I like your boldness in letting them shine.

Kavery said...

So it's true things happen for a reason - that's one fave bag saved.

Rachel said...

Oh, that sounds like it must have been a few minutes of terror for you! At least it turned out well...it really does sound lucky. :D

collagevintage said...

Great outfit, you look always perfect!
xx
S

Robyn said...

So your lucky bag really is lucky! Dunkin donuts never gets my order right either, and the coffee is weak. I still prefer it to Mcdonalds coffee which is now the only one within walking distance of my house. Sigh.

Have I told you lately how stunning your photos are. Your outfits are always lovely, but you really show them off in such a pretty/clean way. Great job.

lilacpurplesky said...

Those pictures are great! I love the sunlight. Your cardigan is beautiful and fits you so well!

Diana Mieczan said...

Im totally loving those photos. The hat is so amazing! Have a great Monday, darling
Kisses

Krystal said...

disaster averted, very nice! but girl, I have to say, I LOVE dunkin donuts coffee (just the regular kind) they put the perfect amount of cream and sugar in for me...i miss it so much.

Renee B. said...

BAH! That is absolutely the worst! Especially coffee, it smells forever!! Love your look and the black and white. Stunning!

rlutz said...

I love all the sequins and the leopard...Good thing they screwed up your coffee...ha! Not a fan of Dinkin Donuts coffee either!

BenchesandChandeliers said...

love my sequin beret too :)

www.benchesandchandeliers.com

monica said...

great leopard cardigan

silvergirl said...

first - love the beret!
second- totally agree with you about Dunkin. Never get my order right when do lower my standards and go there.
Brett

Mrs. J said...

I strongly dislike Dunkin Donuts too, they have the worse coffee. I'm happy your bag was okay. Love the animal print and I really want that sequin beret! Great Outfit

Frances Joy said...

Lucky is right. Loving these photos!