WIW 05.25 birthday loot!

My sister had told me she wanted to get me a handbag for my birthday, but I wasn't sure if she really was going to or if she was trying to throw me off. When I opened her gift I was surprised to see a pretty little gold Coach handbag! Considering she's still in University and isn't working, I'm super touched that she got me such a fancy gift.

My mother-in law bought me 3 cool crackle effect nail polishes I'd been wanting in black, silver, and turquoise.

I just had to wear both gifts today, of course! Decided to sport a simple outfit with some mixed metallics to show off the bag, and for my nails I went with mint underneath black crackle polish (which crackles pretty magically). Starting my new decade off in style :D

Comments, critiques, thoughts and questions welcome!

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  • Anh replied 8 years ago

    Oh my, love the handbag. Such a sweet sis. Love the shatter nail polish. I have got to try it.

  • MsMary replied 8 years ago

    Wow! What nice relatives you have! That's especially sweet of your sister to give you such a beautifully fancy present! And you look great, as always! :)

  • O replied 8 years ago

    Aida, things get better from one post to another. Your outfit is superb - so simple, yet with enought detail not to be plain.It is showing off the handbag and the nailpolish beautifully. I love the green belt :) I love the necklace. I love the earrings matching the handbag. Fab fab fab.

    You must have been giving some strong clues or your style preferences are becoming evident to everyone to get such beautiful and spot-on gifts. Either way, you rock this look.

  • Marley replied 8 years ago

    You look so great Aida! Love the fit of that white blouse on you - just perfect. Also, that bag is really special - looks like the perfect size. AND, I've got those crackle nail polishes too and have been having soooo much fun with them - right now I'm wearing bright pink with black crackle on my toes, and pale pink with silver crackle on my fingers. So fun!

  • rae replied 8 years ago

    Wow, your relatives nailed the gifts! And you integrated them both seamlessly... the crisp white shirt is the perfect backdrop for the new goodies.

  • annagybe replied 8 years ago

    I want crackle nail polish! Except I have way too much nail polish who someone who only paints her nails once in a blue moon.

  • replied 8 years ago

    Such a gorgeous handbag! How sweet :)

  • sarah replied 8 years ago

    What a sweet bag, Aida! And your outfit is great. It's fun to see you in flats! I really need a green belt. Oh, I forgot, I'm not buying anything until NAS ; )

  • Mo replied 8 years ago

    I agree with Ornella, this is a simple outfit done in the best possible way to showcase your other items. Bravo!

  • Kyle replied 8 years ago

    Happy birthday...you keep looking more and more fab each time I see you. Love how you kept the outfit simple overall to highlight the dramatic accessories. So chic, and a great way to kick off your new decade.

  • Nadya replied 8 years ago

    Super cute purse, and the outfit keeps it from being too blingy. I just had my toes painted with purple polish and silver shatter on top: the crackles are very fun.

  • Misia replied 8 years ago

    I love that bag!!! I have 2 Coach bags and I'm very happy with the quality, they feel so nice to the touch. And you look awesome in that outfit!

  • Aida replied 8 years ago

    Thanks for the lovely comments, ladies! As a member of Handbag Impaired, I'm happy to have my sis pick one out for me and am glad you all like it, too :D

    Marley - How fun! I like the pale pink+silver idea, I may have to borrow that :)

    Anna - No nail polish allowed for work, or just don't do it often?

    Sarah - Teehee! I definitely don't wear my flats much, but it's partially because the ones I have aren't very comfy (flats in general aren't comfy for my high arches). Need to upgrade!

  • Aunty replied 8 years ago

    Fab presents!!
    You look great, very relaxed but so so polished. That nail polish is amazing I have never seen it before :)

  • Aida replied 8 years ago

    Thanks Aunty! The polish is pretty cool, if you know a nail salon that carries OPI polishes there's a good chance they have it :)

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