At least I’m not a shoe girl…

I’ve decided that I can’t buy any new clothing items/accessories for a while. I’ve been cutting back on my spending in this area to save (and I’ve been doing pretty well!) but events last week solidified it for me.

About a week ago I met my friend Megan at Century City Mall for dinner and shopping. This is by far my favorite mall in LA. They don’t have every store, but they do have a lot of good ones, and parking is free for the first 3 hours, which I love.

One of my first stops was H&M. My shopping style at such a big store like this is to grab one of their shopping bags and toss everything I want to try on/consider into it. When I got to the dressing room, where they only allow you to take clothing in, I dug through my bag and I came across one dress and one shirt. The other 15 items were all accessories, such as belts, purses and jewelry. It was at this point that I realized I have a real obsession with acessories. I love clothing, too, but my heart lies with fun belts, gorgeous purses and jewelry (fine and not so fine).

I have a huge bucket full of belts, literally, a bucket. The last time I remember wearing one of the these belts? Not sure. All that great costume jewelry? I usually wear one of my good necklaces and will maybe remember to switch it for another every 2 weeks. At least I do utilize my handbag collection, using clutches for nights out and altering my everyday bag frequently.

But, I realized how much I just let this great stuff sit there. So, I walked out of H&M (after apologizing to the dressing room guy who will have to restock everything) and made a vow to myself that I will begin acessorizing my outfits and making use of what I already have.

Since that night I’ve been doing relatively well, but it is difficult to create a full, accesorized outfit. We’ll see how I do in the future, but it will be a while before I purchase any new acessories!

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What a week

The past week was an absolute whirlwind. Every year a few family members come in to town during a week in August for a charity that my uncle is involved with. This is one of the best (and busiest) weeks of the year for me, and I love getting to show everyone my new stomping grounds. With this August being the first that I am working full time, the week was definitely different as I missed out on beach and pool days, but I still got to see everyone at night and through out the weekend.

Here is a little re-cap of the week:

At the Harold Pump Foundation dinner

 

Monday and Tuesday: Dinner and a movie with Dan, we saw The Other Guys and Flipped.

Wednesday: We had dinner at a family friend’s in Brentwood and enjoyed great food and wonderful company.

Thursday: Harold Pump Foundation Benefit dinner and a fun night out with my cousin Dan and Greg and Leonna. The Harold Pump Foundation is a great organization that raises millions of dollars for cancer research and patient care.

Leonna, Dan and me in Century City after the dinner

 

The annual golf tournament and dinner draw many celebrities and sports stars such as Denzel Washington, Robert Horry, Jamie Foxx, Hank Aaron, Gale Sayers, Muhammed Ali and many more. This year’s dinner was at The Hyatt Century City and had over 1500 guests.

Friday: Dinner at Toscana’s, a chi chi restaurant

in Brentwood where a few celebrities were sitting at tables around us. After dinner I braved the streets of West Hollywood and Hollywood and dropped the boys off at the W Hotel.

Saturday: We spent Saturday poolside and had lunch at Houston’s. We went to Beaches in Manhattan Beach for a night out and enjoyed the Beach scene as opposed to the craziness of Hollywood.

Hupa at the Walker/Pump wedding

 

Sunday: Pool time and the Pump/Walker wedding at Sherwood Country Club. The ceremony was beautiful, a dual ceremony. They were married first by a Christian pastor and second by a Rabbi. The reception was amazing, lots of beautiful flowers and ornate settings.  I wish the happy couple a lifetime of happiness!

( I apologize for the bizarre formatting of this post. I’ve been trying to get it to work for the past 3 nights, and now I’m just saying ‘to hell with it’ and posting it. Thanks for reading!)