if i had a million dollars – $55,000 backpack

Amounts like “$55,000” and terms like “backpack” are rarely seen in the same sentence.   Thank goodness the Olsen sisters fixed that for us.  Their couture fashion label, “The Row” (didn’t want you to think their Wal-Mart label was behind the salary-esque bag) and artist Damien Hirst have combined forces to create 12 of these insanely priced unique backpacks:

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This isn’t just a bag, it’s wearable art.  I mean, take away the circle or the pills that adorn it and it’s just a plain old $34,000 bag (I’ll admit, I do think the plain bag is pretty amazing):

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What’s that Michelle?  Did you just do that math?

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That means those pills and circles are worth about $21,000???   Well it is Damien Hirst.   Some say he’s the next Warhol, some say he’s crazy.   If you’ve got the cash, you can sport some of his madness on your back, the limited edition bags are up for grabs started 12/12 at JUST ONE EYE.  Sorry, no free shipping on a $55,000 bag.

the hunt for the smirnoff sequin dress

I swear, every time I turn on the tv this commercial is running:

While the flavored vodka does sound amazing, what I’m really craving is the navy blue sequin top  dress that the actress, Roxanne McKee, is wearing in the commercial.

I need this topdress  Navy sequins, a longer fit, deep v, short sleeves (that look to be a little longer too) I’ve been searching for it for days!  It’s not a dress, too short for that, maybe a tunic?

Update!  It is a dress!  After tweeting Smirnoff they were kind enough to provide this info:

So it IS  a dress.  French Connection Samantha is what you need to be on the lookout for:

A few quick searches for the French Connection sequin Samantha dress came up with a bunch of different results

You could purchase Kris Jenner’s off Ebay:

You could get this gold version at Saks for $89 !!!

Or this green version from Bloomingdales for almost $300

If you google “French Connection Samantha” you’ll find tons of different versions.   Happy shopping!!!

Below you’ll find my attempts at finding the look before I knew what it was (thought it was a top)

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I’ve searched everywhere and haven’t found the exact one yet, but each of these are close:

This DKNY top ($62.99 on Zappos) is slightly similar, comes in black and a royal blue.  I almost wish they could combine the black and royal blue to get closer to the navy but sadly this is interwebs shopping, not Photoshop, can’t adjust the hue.

This Tinley Road Peplum Top ($79 on Piperlime) is another that’s kinda sorta similar, but not spot on:

A black sequin deep v version ($52.99 at Macy’s)

This cowl neck sequin top seems to have the length and the fit of the shirt  I’m looking for, but not the color.  ($45.99 at Macy’s)

I thought for sure I’d find the top on Polyvore instead I found these bad boys.   Sequin jeans shorts?  Really?

In addition to the hot shorts, I did come across a few more amazing tops.   This Oleg Cassani Vintage top ($413.36 on Farfetch)

This navy Aquilano Rimondi sequin top ($555.08 on Farfetch)

I’ll keep searching, if you spot anything similar hit me with a link.

if i had a million dollar’s – 2012 victoria’s secret fantasy bra

This should really be if “I had a million dollars, and a model physique, and another million and a half.   The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show was filmed last night and Alessandra Ambrosio rocked the 2012 Fantasy bra:

Yup, that looks about right for a $2.5 million bra.   This bra has a 20 carat diamond centerpiece, rubies, sapphires and diamonds of just about every shade.  Victoria’s Secret has rolled out fantasy bras since 1996, you can check out the whole boob and bling spectrum here

Got me thinking about the most expensive bra I’ve ever purchased.  I can’t remember but odds are good it was probably some insane contraption to sport a bridesmaid dress.  Those are never sexy.

red, leopard, and gardein

Can I just say this little combo made me so happy when I wore it on Friday:

Red skinnies and leopard flats.   Try some red and leopard this week, you won’t be let down, and if this rainy weather keeps up you’ll need some color pops in your wardrobe to pick you up.

It’s not even 11am but I’m already fantasizing about my new favorite find.   Gardein crispy tenders:

Short of throwing some tofu in a Moe’s bowl, I hadn’t jumped on the simulated meat bandwagon because I thought it would taste creepy.  My friend Laura suggested I try these  and I’ll admit I was super skeptical.  Shouldn’t have been -they were delicious!  The consistency is similar to chicken, and while it doesn’t taste like chicken it’s not like eating a bad veggie burger.  The breading is also fantastic and not too overpowering.    I’m thinking I might even be able to fool the kid with them.   I basically made the same meal I made last week because I love sweet potato fries and kale, but used the agave/balsamic glaze as dipping sauce.

Curious about the other Gardein products, would love to hear your thoughts!