Hand Creams!

So…one thing you should know about me is that I love hand creams. I’m talking about the small travel sizes you keep in your purse or desk drawer at work. I always have hand cream (or lotion) with me to apply after I wash my hands. Every sink in my house even has a bottle of lotion on the counter to fight the dry skin that creeps up after washing my hands. I would like to upgrade to better quality bottles of hand creams that speak to my style and personality.

I’m not one to be wasteful, so I’m currently trying to use up all the spare little bottles of lotion I have. With every empty bottle I toss, I become more excited because I move one step closer to investing in more stylish hand creams. Whose first on the list? L’Occitane en Provence. I have recently fallen in love with the Mediterranean company’s lovely vintage-packaged hand creams. At $12 for 1oz (or $10 each if you buy in bulk), I anxiously wait to coat my hands in their luxurious hand creams infused with Shea butter and other emollients that will keep my hands smooth well into the winter months.

That’s all for now. I would love to hear your comments on what brands of hand creams/lotions you enjoy.

Until next time…Class dismissed!!


Shopping for the Office with Lashon J.

Pics from a great shopping appointment with my client Lashon J. last week. We went shopping for work pumps and in 15 minutes bought 3 new pairs! We also checked out the new Scandal Collection at The Limited.

Our first stop was Dillard’s to check out their selection of work pumps. Lashon loved the Nine West black wedged pumps she bought from Macy’s a couple months ago so much, she had already worn them out and needed a replacement. Thankfully, Dillard’s had a Calvin Klein pair of wedged pumps in smooth black leather that Lashon purchased. Lashon also bought a pair of Calvin Klein pumps in brown and navy with a work-appropriate heel.

Next, we ventured to The Limited because Lashon was itching to check out their new collection inspired by the show Scandal. From what Lashon tried on, she walked away feeling like Olivia Pope with some new blouses and pants.

I particularly loved the “Scandal” black fitted ankle pants because they looked awesome on Lashon, although they were a step outside her comfort zone. There is something about a fitted ankle pant that best showcases a woman’s figure & femininity in a classy way.

What was a recent piece that you purchased that looks great on you but was a step outside your comfort zone?

Until next time…Class dismissed!


Shopping for Work Accessories with Danita K.

Here are a couple of pics from my shopping appointment a couple weeks ago with client Danita K. We were on the hunt for a work tote. We came across a couple we liked, but Danita wasn’t ready to commit and make the investment.

Our appointment started with shopping for pumps and flats for work. The selection for pumps and flats weren’t in abundance since most department stores have transitioned to “boot season”. After a great talk about what boots to look for in the coming months, we decided to look at work totes. We found 2 options, one by Ralph Lauren and another by Tory Burch. Although these work totes may have been more than what Danita was originally willing to pay, she finally understood that a quality tote will be a good investment piece that will last her for some time. I hope she decides to take the leap and purchase!

Tell me – what investment pieces have you recently splurged on?

Until next time…Class dismissed!