FOUND: THE (ALMOST) PERFECT WAIST PURSE!

June 28, 2014

  so many projects, so little time!  shopping has taken a back seat these days and esme must apologize to her readers for being hors de combat.  despite a time of some chaos, however, i have managed to add some pivotal pieces to my wardrobe.  first and foremost, i’m happy to report the acquisition of […]

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JOLIE LAIDE SANDALS and A HINT OF CLEAVAGE

May 19, 2014

it was a hot day in carmel (pushing 80 for goodness sakes!).  sundresses were bursting out all over.  time to rummage in the back of the closet to see if the sleeveless things one had bought in a state of hopefulness in years gone by were still there.  score!  i found a little PRAIRIE UNDERGROUND […]

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JOLIE LAIDE FOOTWEAR

May 13, 2014

  suddenly, jolie laide footwear is all the rage.  for summer, this stampede is lead by the iconic birkenstock.  i remember when birkenstocks first hit the big time.  i was living in san francisco and there was a little store on columbus ave. that sold nothing but birkies.  i tried to love them, but somehow […]

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SWEATPANTS WITH CUFFS?

March 31, 2014

for years i’ve been looking for a nice pair of baggy sweatpants with cuffs–you know, the old-fashioned kind with a white cord at the waist, plenty of room in the rise, and cuffs or elastic at the ankles.  these disappeared from women’s retail….oh….in the nineties i suppose.  and i am simply too small to wear […]

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WAIST PURSE!

March 20, 2014

is it possible that after all these months i have actually found the perfect waist purse??? and so close to home!  i happened to bop into the BOTTEGA VENETA store in the carmel plaza the other day just to salivate over the beautiful woven leathers when the salesperson asked me if i was looking for […]

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