Boy do I have A LOT of catching up to do!
As you have probably noticed, I’m still trying to find my blogging stride. Lately, I’ve been somewhat torn between writing daily musings, or writing less frequent but more substantial content, such as DIY type posts. I’m not sure my life is entertaining enough to post the former, so for now I’m leaning toward posting less frequently, but more meaningful content. There will surely be some meaningless blurbs and outfit posts sprinkled in, so I apologize in advance if that’s not your thing.;) I’m always super busy working on all the projects that I intend to blog about, so I’m trying to strike a balance. And frankly, I’m finding all of it a bit more challenging than I expected. This decision means I’ll be taking an axe to my weekly “Friday Favorites” series, at least for now, as it was taking valuable time away from what I really wanted to be writing about. I’ll still post some round-ups of my favorites whenever I feel like I absolutely must share something with you all;)
If you’re caught up on my posts, you already know all about my patio project. I’m happy to report that it has been successfully completed, FINALLY!! Do you hear those angels singing too??;) Naturally, before I could finish that project, I had to start a new one. I can’t help it, it’s what I do **shrugs**. So what is this new project you ask? Well, let me first explain that the main level of our house has hardwood floors, but upstairs we have carpeting, which I’m not a fan of. Seeing as we rarely go up there, the carpet is staying for the time being. However, our stairs are carpeted too, and I can’t stand it. I have to look at them all day, every day, as you can see them from pretty much anywhere on the main floor, and I just don’t like their appearance. Not to mention, I absolutely detest vacuuming them. So I took action. As they say — when the hubby’s away, the wife will rip up the freaking carpet. Wait. Nobody says that. And actually, don’t try this at home, as most husbands probably won’t appreciate it. So yada yada yada….I’m in the process of re-doing our stairs. So far, so good. I’ll definitely be sharing the whole process with you all once it’s completed, so stay tuned!
Now let’s chat about my new Chloé dupe that I’ve been itching to share with you all. Let me first clarify that I won’t purchase any dupe that displays the logo of the “item of inspiration,” so the bag I’m sharing today does not say “Chloé” anywhere on it. I’m not trying to pass this bag off as an actual Chloé bag. That’s icky.
I’m sure you’ve seen plenty of fashion bloggers carrying this authentic Chloé Drew bag, and when you saw the price tag of said bag, most of you probably thought to yourself “not a chance in hell.” So I’m very happy to share this alternate bag with you all, as it’s attainable on almost every budget at just under $50. And this smaller version comes in at just under $40. Aside from their size difference, the only other difference between the two is the larger version comes with a removable top handle.
This is the second bag I’ve purchased from this seller, as you may recall my post about buying this Chloé Faye dupe, which I’m still extremely happy with. I’ve never seen an authentic version of either of these Chloé bags in-person, but I truly cannot imagine that the quality and craftsmanship of the real thing is all that much better than the dupes from this seller. They’re both absolutely gorgeous, expertly constructed bags. I own a few authentic luxury bags (purchased back when I had a job=\)), and there are always shortcomings whether you pay 50 bucks for a bag, or $1,500. I’m not saying that these dupes have shortcomings, per se. I’m just trying to say, in a ridiculously long, drawn-out way, that it’s likely their quality is on par with the real deal. Whew….I think yall get the gist now. Bottom line, I will probably purchase from this seller again.
As always, I’d love to hear from you, so let me know if you all have any questions or comments!
Hope everyone is having a great week!!