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IIIBeca by Joy Gryson Handbag Collection!

5 Mar

As you all know, I love a great handbag! Handbags complete your look and carry your “life” around for you!  What more can a woman want?  Once in a while a handbag comes around that has quality construction and is accessible to most budgets! Handbag designer Joy Gryson’s line IIIBeca is exactly that!  Not a single bag in the collection is over $200- talk about accessible!  I might be going out on a limb here when I say this, but these bags can hang with Hermès and Valextra creations in my opinion! ( Go ahead….google Valextra bags right now) The craftsmanship is impeccable and the clean, classic silhouettes are timeless!  You will own these bags for a loooooong time!  Ok~ now onto my other delightful piece of information about this collection…….. 3% of the proceeds go to three different NYC charities chosen by Gryson herself for a total of 9% being donated from the sale of each bag!  How cool is that?

Below are my favorite styles in the collection.

Beach Street cosmetics case $78

Beach street cosmetics case

Church Street envelope $98

Church Street Envelope

Duane street messenger $158

Duane Street Messenger

Greenwich Street tote $178

Greenwich St. tote


North Moore Satchel $188

North Moore satchel

Hudson Street crossbody $148


Hudson St crossbody


Bags available at  Joy Gryson, Nordstrom and Bloomingdales.

What’s In My Bag? 10 things You’d Be Surprised To Know About Me!

21 Feb

Oh Em Geeee….I was suppose to do this post a week ago and just remembered!  These “what’s in my purse” posts are all over the blogosphere right now and I recently got my inspiration from Amy’s vintage Closet when  she did a post on it.  I also saw a fun “10 things you’d be surprised to know about me” post last week and thought I’d partake in that as well and put them both into one post for you guys!   So here we go!  Please excuse the poor lighting and camera flashes, I literally just took these pictures and it’s dark here in California!  Ok time for show & tell!

What’s Inside my purse?  It changes everyday depending on the purse of course, the bigger the bag…. the more stuff I seem to “need”. I pretty much always have these 10 things floating around from purse to purse with me, and as you can see, I have a case for everything!  Keeps everything organized and easy to find.

Here’s what’s in todays purse!



1. Coin Purse- I love having a specific place for coins.

2. Keys- can’t live without those.

3. Sunglasses- definitely need those in California.

4.Makeup bag- holds mostly lip stuff and anything else that’s small.( mirror, hair ties, nail file, tweezers, pink swiss army knife etc.)

5.Business card holder- so cute and pink.

6. Clicky pen- free from my bank.

7. iPhone-  my first one ever…in love!

8.Wallet- going on 7 years old…you’d never know it.

9. Gum- gotta stay fresh and minty.

10. Cute pouch- holds my camera.

That’s a wrap for my purse—–nothing too spectacular.  Now onto the good stuff!

10 things You’d Be Surprised To Know About Me! 

I find that I get the biggest reactions when people find these things out about me……

1. I’m not that into chocolate- I don’t know why but I prefer caramel or peanut butter over chocolate any day… and when I do eat it, it’s gotta be packed with nuts, caramel anything!

2. Are you sitting down? ok here it goes!  I actually like and wear UGG BOOTS!  YES it’s true! Are they cute? Not really, but they’re warm and cozy for cold days, camping and running errands.

3. I love the  great outdoors and that includes hiking and camping (In tents, without showers).

4. I have a very large tattoo on my ribs/torso area.  It’s cherry blossoms with branches and Japanese lanterns.

5. I love cars!  I love pretty cars and I love tough cars! I just love a beautiful, well-engineered vehicle. If I had all the money in the world my car collection would trump Jay Leno’s.

6. I have horrible penmanship- you cannot differentiate between my hand writing chicken scratch and most 6 year olds, it’s quite horrible. ( I should have been a Dr.)

7. I love watching football- and I actually know the rules!  I prefer College, but will watch most any level! Best sport ever!

8. I’m happily married to a woman- not really a big deal to me, my friends and my family but it’s “shocking” for some.  I am sometimes saddened at the reactions of a few but at the same time I have witnessed so many people “see the light” so to speak , when they realize that our marriage is just as normal as the next couple.  If you’ve read my wedding ring posts, this is old news. However if this can change even one persons perspective on this subject, then it was worth sharing in my opinion.

9. I have been fascinated with the stock market since I was 18 and  able to invest (play)–S&P500, Dow Jones, NASDAQ, Mutual funds, Bonds—you name it!  Wall Street is a very entertaining and sometimes nail-biting, yet very profitable game that every adult should partake in!  Time literally is money and more people need to stop wasting time!  Take this as a “sign” and start asking questions, use half of your tax return to open up a Fidelity account, E-Trade etc. While you’re at it, Max out on your 40lk!  Now’s the time don’t wait- life only gets more expensive as you get older! So if you think you can’t afford to set aside some money now, you really won’t be able to later.  Build your nest egg NOW!  Ok I’m done blabbing about that!

10.  I have a dog rescue kit in my trunk and dog & cat food as well ready to feed any hungry animal wherever I may be.  Sounds silly I know but I’ve used that kit successfully about a dozen times and the food hundreds of times!!!!!

Well that about sums it up for the spilling of the beans…..I feel like I wrote a tell all book. Hope you all enjoyed it!  Have a great night!

Instagram Roundup!

30 Jan

Hi everyone….I’m back with my weekly-ish Instagram roundup! Follow me @yourstylejourney for more pictures!!!  I’m so addicted to this Instagram thing- it’s only been a couple of months for me but I think it’s so great to just snap a pic and share it with you guys!