in need?

Because I spent months on end looking for luggage and am still looking for a watch (Will I like wearing it? Do I really want to spend very much on one? Would I accidentally wear it in the shower?), I figured it was by fate that I stumbled upon ideeli today.  The site is offering Anne Klein luggage and Esq watches at 1/3 the original retail price.

Although I don't see myself any closer to a decision on the watch, I felt the least I could do was share. The low prices are the perfect solution, as both items create the constant internal conflict of: I want a nice one, but there is SUCH wear and tear on [watches/luggage].

If you're not a member of ideeli, make sure to join here :)
photos via ideeli and apartment 34

My bags are [almost] packed and I'm ready to go...

It's my first year flying home for Christmas, and no one warned me just how challenging it would be to pack...

A trip to New Hampshire
A trip to Indiana
Loads of presents to deliver
Christmas Eve service to dress for
Ski clothes required...

I can't quite figure out how to make it all fit!

But even if it means I'll be dressed wrong for a few occasions, I am beyond excited to be with everyone.

I just have to cram my puffy North Face jacket between Lily's Christmas gift and my sparkly flats.  I've got to look my best for all you fine people... :)
via the neotraditionalist

Bon voyage!

I deliberated purchasing luggage for far too many months. I had about six trips this fall that I really wanted new luggage for, but I just couldn't make the choice.

Finally, though, I picked a set. I'm going to Atlanta this weekend and I am so excited to use it. The exterior is chocolate brown, so I'm hoping I will be able to spot it on the belt.

My favorite part, though, is the interior. It's hot pink. Whenever I think about it, I feel like I'm in on a secret.

You like my chocolate brown luggage? Oh, if only you knew what it looks like inside...