Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The NEW Handbag Colors for Fall 2015


Hi everyone !!
Hot, Happy Summer
(which, hopefully, will be over soon)



I have just received the colors for the new iteration of 
THAT BAG, as follows...


ALL ARE GENUINE LEATHER

SOLID COLORS
$140.00 EACH


GRAY




PINK


the NEW BLUE


DUSTY BLUE



BURNT ORANGE



YELLOW

we also have a few of the solid
BLACK
RED
LIGHT GRAY
BLACK/RED COMBINATION



SNAKE PRINT EDITIONS

$150.00

BLACK/ORANGE




BLACK/BURGUNDY




BLACK/GREEN




GORGEOUSNESS X10
Taupe/Browns/Beiges







BLACK/GRAYS/TANS



PINKS/BLACK/BURNT ORANGES




BEIGES/BLACK/TURQUOISES





I am going to try to be CLEAR.
These bags are NOT IN STOCK.
They are ON ORDER, expected in 4 weeks.
or the end of August.

we are only ordering 6 of each color.
after those 6 are sold we WILL NOT RE-ORDER!
this is definite.

the bookkeeping & informing the clients is too difficult for us at this point.

no handbag will be reserved unless it is paid for in full, including shipping.

we are doing this because we DO NOT WANT ANYONE TO BE DISAPPOINTED.

these bags are GENUINE LEATHER.
however, they are NOT DESIGNER HANDBAGS,
nor do they have designer handbag prices.

they are a replica of the famous "Drew" Chloe Handbag in general,
but not a line-for-line copy, and DEFINITELY NOT COUNTERFEIT.

I would NEVER carry a counterfeit ANYTHING, NOR WOULD I SELL
A COUNTERFEIT ANYTHING.

These bags are a super good buy for women who prefer not to spend $$$ on
designer bags, but love the look.

& remember, every single design in the world originated SOMEWHERE,
most items are replicas or influenced by the original.

The solid colors are $130.00 + shipping.
The Snake Print is $150.00 + shipping.

these prices represent a substantial savings even if you COULD FIND THEM
somewhere else, which is doubtful.


eventually, I am going to try to add each color to my website,
but for now the only people who will see them are my
beloved readers & followers.

please understand how much time it takes to add even ONE item to the website...
about 15 minutes or so.  
so you can quickly see how much time it will take to add all of them.
& right now I do not have anyone to help me with this.

if you wish to pre-order a bag please send an email to

splenderosa@gmail.com


just for grins
(no social message intended or implied)
muffytakesmanhattan :

Follow my Tumblr’s brand-new Instagram account for more - https://instagram.com/muffytakesmanhattan !

following are emails received from our clients

Hi Marsha,

I received my grey Chelsea bag. So wonderful(worth the wait). I truly love it . The new colorful ones are darling, and the snail bag PRECIOUS!!! You do good work, keep it up, I love your stuff.
Have a blessed spring day.

Thank you,

Kristi Cates
Cates Interior Design

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A package from Splenderosa is always like a present to myself.
I don’t know what kind of magical elves you’re using, but they’re doing a great job 
-- the handbags you sell are beautifully designed and top quality. 

I haven’t seen anything I like better, even at much higher prices.



& just in case anyone has read this far:

I AM OUTRAGED AT THE TOM BRADY DECISION.
LET'S SEE...THE NFL COMMISSIONER HAS UPHELD HIS OWN DECISION.
PRETTY AWFUL IF YOU ASK ME.
NOW, I WONDER HOW LONG HE WILL BE THE NFL COMMISSIONER?

& TOM BRADY?
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, SOMEONE TELL ME WHY HE WOULD CHEAT?

there is no reason he would cheat, he doesn't have to cheat!

we have evovled into such a mess that All HEROS must be dethroned by SOMEONE?
WAIT UNTIL THE NEW ENGLAND FANS APPLAUD HIM DURING THE OPENING GAME>]
JUST WAIT.




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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Going to a Wedding ???






































we have patrons walk into the shop every single day telling us they need a dress to wear to a wedding.
they are the guest, the mother-of-the-bride/groom, sister, girlfriend, etc.

& sometimes we DON'T HAVE ANYTHING that is correct.
you know?
I know you know because it's happened to all of us.

here are some options that won't break the bank,
& outfits you will wear over & over.
the above Carmen Marc Valvo here

or this one, found here
& this Halston Heritage Double-Straped Slip Dress







or this Alice & Olivia dress, found here
& this dress can take you almost ANYWHERE,  so it needs to be considered
a new staple in your closet.
a single strand of pearls around your neck & earrings are all you need for the wedding,
however, if you're cocktailing imagine how great this would be with
knock-out glamour of crystals glimmering around your neck, on your wrists & ears?
pop on a blazer or smart cardigan, change the shoe to a pump, and you've got an office outfit.





all of the short dresses are easy to accessorize, which I like quite a lot.
when attending a wedding it's always better to be a bit understated
as the bride deserves the spotlight, of course.

so great earrings are about all you need.

the maxi dress could use a beautiful pashmina if the weather required, or if you feel you need a bit more coverage.

by now, black is not admonished as unsuitable for a wedding. 
it's suitable.
I still wouldn't wear white!


& the ultimate wedding, the black-tie wedding...
where this beauty would be outstanding.
found here

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Monday, July 27, 2015

It's NOT Red....

I read about so many of you who absolutely
believe bright red lipstick makes for high glamour,
& for you, I believe it!

for me, the bright red is garish on my pale pale skin & blonde hair,
& so I'm delighted to find this new shade,
on me, it's dark not bright, and that works.
especially for Fall/Holiday looks




Merlot

LANCOME

L'ABSOLU ROUGE

MERLOT


& in looking at this shade of lip color I went to my closet to find something
which would work with it.
of course, nothing looked just right.

& then we have the burgundies, the aubergines, the clarets,
the tapestries, the velvets, 

all the textures of Fall.

I have a very old skirt (seriously, like the last time fringe was IN),
in this beautiful textured patterned velvet but it did not compare to this one:
I love the way the fringe kind of dances across the skirt in diagonal lines.
find it here




I didn't like the top they showed with the skirt & I think I would probably
wear a very close-to-the-body sweater, probably black,
& pop on a leather bomber jacket over the top.

NMS15_X2M0P

this awesome shoe is now ON SALE @ $123.
here
& they still have ALL the sizes

or tall boots, simple tall boots, flat-heeled or not.

does anyone else realize how much a new tube of lipstick can actually cost you?


the oppressive heat of Houston's summer continues,
& the news just said it feels like 108 degrees F.
in other words, it's as HOT as hell !

no one, not even the doggies, should be outside in this heat!

each & every summer I'm stuck here through July & August I decide to more to
the Pacific NW Coast of Oregon,
& then every year I say to myself that I don't know a soul there,
and then I wait for Fall to come.


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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Craving


serenity, order, soothing surroundings = life at home

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

The Bags



hi everyone,
I have been SO busy, some good, some not so good, as it always is with everyone.

we have finally placed our order for Fall/Holiday which is expected to be delivered in mid-August.



we have a few pieces left of the this incredible little GENUINE LEATHER number

1 left NUDE/LIGHT PINK BEIGE
$ 140.00   SOLD


1 LEFT
PALE YELLOW   

1 LEFT
BLACK/very pale pale beige/white snake print
SOLD




only a few of each of these
RED
RED/BLACK COMBO
BLACK 2 AVAILABLE
GRAY

all above $140


this medium sized bag
NAVY SUEDE/BLUE LEATHER

$170


& this darling one, CANVAS
"DOVIE"

$ 45
email us
splenderosa@gmail.com
we will send you a PayPal invoice including shipping/handling
& ship out immediately.


a message received from one of our readers & purchasers:

A package from Splenderosa is always like a present to myself.
I don’t know what kind of magical elves you’re using, but they’re doing a great job 
-- the handbags you sell are beautifully designed and top quality. 
I haven’t seen anything I like better, even at much higher prices.

have a wonderful day, my friends.





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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Alternatives....



with temps reaching 100f today here in Houston it doesn't seem appropriate to be talking about 

FALL

does it?

however, it will arrive just like it always does, 
and we already have many pre-fall outfits in the shop,
which I will get to in a later post.

for those of us who cannot or do not want to purchase 20 new
Fall outfits there is one winning palette which never fails:




from Chanel's Fall Ready-to-Wear Collection
Black & White Dress $6850.00 @ Chanel only
as shown in August Harper'sBazaar editorial

or this

Cynthia Steffe
 S M L
HERE




which proves once again that
BLACK & WHITE
is always right.




or this
Alice & Olivia
dark navy "Winnifred" turtleneck maxi dress
with the ruched sleeve treatment
go HERE

an amazing dress which can be worn every single day throughout the season,
dressed to work, to go out, wear with boots, flats, tall high heels, fab jewelry,
giant handbag or a small top handle one.
ohhhh, let me count the ways this could be worn.























goodness, just imagine how many places you could wear this little number,
ethically harvested (shearing) lamb-wool, not skin

HERE

the thing is...IF we don't get them now they won't be available when we need/want them.
seriously, guys, the manufacturers are only cutting a few extras over the number of units ordered during market week.
it's not at all like it used to be before 2008.
so, usually there are no re-orders, no special orders for our clients.
sad, but true.  the rag trade has changed drastically, now it's all about the bottom line,
that's it & that's all.


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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Ahhhh Positano....

rachel in positano










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