My Handbag Wishlist!

*Please note that I was given the Lillyanne gratis to review, but ALL opinions are 100% my own.  I love Shop Suey Boutique!

Scroll to the bottom of this post for a special offer for my readers!!

I am a lover of everything accessory related – jewelry, scarves, shoes, HANDBAGS.  This love is definitely genetic as my mom and sister both share the same “loves”.  I am never more excited than when I find a new bag and it is budget friendly.  One of my favorite websites to shop for fashionable bags is Shop Suey Boutique.  I’ve spoken about Shop Suey before – every purchase I’ve made has been a great one.

My latest acquisition is the Lillyanne in camel. I’d noticed the Viktor & Rolf Bombette bag in many a fashion magazine over the past few months and when I saw the Lillyanne, I had to check her out!  She is everything I wanted and expected!  I was like a little kid on Christmas morning when I received the package…my husband looked at me a little oddly but knowing me for over 15 years he understands.

shop suey lillyanne tote
It is a perfect size at 14″ x 6″ x 10″.  The color is spot on – causing me to now look for matching shoes BUT you can always pair this tote with either black or brown depending on what you are wearing.

I was able to fit everything (and more) that I always carry in my bag – wallet, makeup bag, phone, hand cream, one of the boys’ random electronic games.  I love that it also came with an adjustable (50″) strap which made it easy to convert into a shoulder, or my favorite, cross body bag.

shop suey bag review

Velvet Shirt (similar) // MiH Skinny Jeans (I am obsessed with these.  They are so soft and comfy.  I have two pairs because I am afraid they will stop making them or something will happen to one pair.  I love them that much.) // Enzo Angiloini Riding Boots (comfortable from the first wear and look oh-so-awesome all broken in now!) // J. Crew Factory Statement Necklace (similar).

I paired it with a simple white T, my favorite skinnies, my favorite brown riding boots and a statement necklace.  You could wear this bag with just about any outfit though.

Lillianne comes in a plethora of colors – camel, burgundy, black, stone, and a gorgeous blue.

Here are some more Shop Suey handbags on my wishlist:

From top to bottom: Abbie Satchel // Anna Cross Body // Candice Tote // Valerie Cross Body 

Aside from such cool designer-inspired handbags, Shop Suey offers jewelry, scarves, sunglasses and now flash tattoos!  Check out Shop Suey’s site today and enter the code PELLERINI at checkout to get 20% off – a special offer for my readers!!!




OK, so this is not my planned post for today BUT I received an email that H&M is offering 30% off their sale prices and thought you needed to know.  It is today (November 18th) only, so I recommend you check their site out post haste!  I’ve already found a few great deals and sizes are limited.  Good Luck!

Oh, the code to use is 2921 and if you spend over $50, use 2695 for free shipping!!


NEW Subscription Box Review: Peach & Lily

Yes, a new subscription box came in the mail for me.  My first ever Peach & Lily box arrived a while ago and I have been so bad about sitting down to write about it until now. The time that has passed did give me a chance to review most of the beauty products enclosed so I can give you a full review instead of just a sneak peek!

Let me give you a little background on Peach & Lily…this company and box is a bit different than the ones I have been getting in the past.  All products included are from Asia for US Consumers.  I’ve always read in the magazines and online about how all of these new, innovative products that come to market are all “birthed” from Asia, so I had to check out some for myself!

peach and lily subscription box review

First impression – cool box!  When I opened it, there was a handwritten note (great personal touch…I adore anything personalized and handwritten notes).

peach and lily handwritten note

Such a nice touch!  OK now on to the box contents…

peach and lily contents

  1. SMOOTHIE WATERPROOF PENCIL LINER: This was the first product I tried, as it is something I use daily!  It was definitely smooth going on and lasted all day.  Retail $12.00
  2. VITA LEMON SPARKLING POWDER: I have yet to try this as the directions require you to fill a bowl with water, empty the contents of the first packet into the bowl, then the second packet, then apply.  I kept forgetting to get a bowl from downstairs, so that is my forgetfulness coming into play.  I will try it and report back.  I should just go downstairs now and get a bowl but then I will not finish this post…Retail $3.00
  3. CLEAN IT ZERO: I had never tried a cleansing balm and this one is AWESOME.  You apply this to your dry face first, rinse and then apply a water-based cleanser.  Yes, it is an extra step but it took my make up off with no problem.   Retail $22.00
  4. NON-STIMULUS FACE POLISHER: This reminds me of the Sonya Dakar version but better…you apply it to your dry face, let it sit for about 30 seconds and then rub it off (gently).  It exfoliated my skin and left it super soft.  I use it once a week before I go into the shower. Retail $29.00
  5. TRIPLE BRIGHT WHITE BLOOM FLORAL CREAM: This has become my new morning moisturizer.  It is not heavy and I believe it has decreased the hyper pigmentation I have acquired on my cheeks.  Retail $72.00
  6. CORRECT COMBO LIP GLOSS: This was definitely a vibrant color lip gloss!  It wouldn’t be my “everyday” color, but a good choice for going out with the girls one night.  Retail $16.00
  7. CREMORLAB TRAVEL KIT: I haven’t tried this yet (I haven’t traveled) but am excited to pack it for when we go to Vegas!!  Retail $17.00
  8. EARRINGS: the pair was complimentary, and although not my style, they were super cute! Retail $30.00

Would I try this box again?  Maybe.  It was $49 so there was a bit of an investment in comparison to the other boxes I have subscribed to in the past BUT I received full sized items totaling $201!!  Beside the value within the box, I have been using and am happy with the products themselves.  I find them very useful in my daily/weekly beauty routine!

What are your thoughts on the Peach and Lily box?  Would you sign up?





5 Budget Friendly Holiday Gift Ideas for the Fashionista

Are you looking for a gift for that family member or friend that loves fashion?  You want to get them something amazing but you are on a budget.  Check out my five gift ideas for the fashionista and tell me what you think!

This bucket bag comes in three colors (I’m eyeing the dark green – I don’t have a bag in that color) and at only $30, it is a great gift option for the fashionista in your life!

Leather gloves that come in beige, black and burgundy (burgundy!!) and are only $25.  I’ll take two!

Have a sports fanatic gift recipient this holiday season?  Check out Junk Food’s great selection of NFL and NBA shirts…sporty and feminine…and super soft.

This bracelet is both on-trend and artisan-made.  The company supports fair trade and also donates a portion of their profits to charity.  That’s like double-giving!  There are so many other beautiful pieces of jewelry, clothing and home goods to choose from.

Meyelo coil bracelet

H&M has some cute, versatile bags at great prices…including a great clutch for date night.


15 Cozy Sweaters Under $50!


I don’t get to wear cozy sweaters as much as I wish I did where I currently live.  I actually don’t mind the milder weather here, but wish I could wear sweaters without getting overheated!  So for this post I am going to live vicariously through all of you that experience colder weather and show you what sweaters I want you to wear, OK?  Especially when they are under $50!

Let’s begin: