Tuesday, April 21, 2015

If You Have Nothing to Do.....


think of going to this beautiful place in Hawaii
Manele Bay Hotel
on the island of 
Lanai






the reception area


the terrace bar



of course, there's a world-class golf course,
whale watching, cooking classes, scuba diving,
a spa to die for, with hairdressing...

there are no shops except the ones on property,
there is no nightlife,

there is nothing but total bliss,
unwinding, turning off,
catching up with nature.

& one of the largest and most beautiful pool areas I've ever seen,
where they bring you iced towels (sigh sigh sigh),
food, drinks, music.

& just a short drive away is the sister hotel
Koale Lodge
set in a rain forest landscape.
where there is horse back riding, more golf, verdant green landscapes,
a different kind of bliss, and oh-so-beautiful.

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3rd re-order of the small handbags is now in, all 4 colors,
a huge box to unpack, stuff and ship out.

email me if you need information
splenderosa@gmail.com

or call
713.679.1181

these bags + other styles will SOON be at both
SOHO Couture
locations in Houston




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Monday, April 20, 2015

Perfect for Summer

Hobo Bags with Tassel

"BROOKE"

- Watercolor stripe double bag hobo with tassel
- Faux leather
- Top magnetic snap closure
- Paisley print removable zipper pouch
- Dual top handle
- Removable shoulder strap
Size - 13" X 12" X 5"
(pouch - 12" x 8.5" x 4.5")


$ 88.00 each

PINK HOBO








GREEN HOBO


BLUE HOBO


BLACK HOBO

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COTTON CANVAS

' KELSEY'

 Woven stitching detail cross-body bag

- Twist open flap closure
- Removable chain shoulder strap
Size - 7" X 5.5" X 2"


$ 50.00

Kelsey Turquoise
Kelsey Black
Kelsey White


Kelsey Watermelon
KELSEY PINK

the "KELSEY" is a small bag, perfect for dinner out, or for the ease of
carrying cross-body.

with Mother's Day coming up soon, either of these handbags would make a lovely gift,
ones you won't find everywhere.

truly unique with lots of fashion flare.

email us to order
splenderosa@gmail.com


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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

"BY INVITATION ONLY" April 2015



International Blog Party



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this month the group is talking about

"life's little luxuries"

as you know, we have a common theme and then we give our personal take on that theme.
it's FUN X 10
to see what each one of true "individuals" will say.

the image above conjures up one of the things I consider a "little luxury" ...
dining al fresco with my friends or family.

no matter the environment, this is truly a gift to me.
even if I'm the one doing the cooking !!!


and, as I've aged I've discovered that what I once thought of as "a luxury"
is not seemingly not so important.

like
the latest luxury sports car
shopping till I drop (which woiuld have included having the latest "thing")
fine jewelry
& on & on



(our Oregon coastline)

My Real Luxuries

I love love love to travel, I'll go anywhere (well almost!),
by ship, train, plane or car.

NARS eyeshadow & blushers
because they are highly pigmented & you need so little to make a beautiful finish,
& because they have moisture built-in, in other words they are not dry-looking.

getting my nails & toes done

having a great haircut

taking care of my little doggies, Bono & FiFi,
walking them, cooking chicken breasts for them, getting them groomed
so that they feel as beautiful as they are.

my creativity
this is a true luxury as if one has NO time creativity doesn't happen.
for example, yesterday at the shop a woman came in the front door
asking where the outfit on the mannequin could be found.
I had just styled all the inside mannequins (not the windows)
& we have one on each side of the entry double glass doors.
she bought the entire ensemble; & this little simple thing just made me so happy!
& she was happy too.

my orchids
I now have re-bloomed 3 of them!
can you believe it?
taking care of them by misting every single day is a joy to me.
when they reward me with loveliness which lasts for weeks or even months,
I think it's a little luxury.

& for the final thought today,

I find that my blogging is a little luxury.
you guys reading my blog makes me SO so happy,
and you allow me to be ME.
the authentic, opinionated ME.
the glamourous ME.
the sweet ME
the non-cooking ME,
the caring & sharing ME.

seriously, how could there be a better luxury?

please please please visit the other members who are posting today.
all of our posts take time and a huge commitment to the group.

scroll down to see the linked-in member posts


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Monday, April 13, 2015

HAPPINESS IS....



a great & fabulous party, al fresco



SANDY @ YOU MAY BE WANDERING
has WON the little clutch giveaway !!!

Thank you, everyone, who commented & entered the drawing,
I loved hearing from you !!!


& would you look at these new KEDS:
so wonderful, aren't they?
& not the usual at all.

DRESS SANDALS


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Friday, April 10, 2015

SPRING GIVEAWAY + my fashion styling


Draped Denim Jacket

loving this very light weight blue jacket,
a take on the moto denim, but for summer's in Texas,
or anywhere it's hot.
even Europe.

fluffy watercolor pant which actually is so lightweight it's like gauze,

sandals, tees.

what else?
CLEAN HAIR.

going to Hawaii for a few, it's a long flight from Houston, and if I could
I would change planes in L.A., walk around for awhile and refresh myself,
however, the companions want to get there asap and don't understand the need for the stop.

me?
I've always preferred the relaxed way of travel,
 stopping over in NYC for a couple of days on the way to Paris, Rome, London, anywhere.

the flight returning seems easier somehow, doesn't it?

for those of you who don't realize how large the USA is, or even how large Texas is....


from Houston - El Paso
is HALF WAY to Los Angeles !!!


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GIVEAWAY

FN101464 C#1

little canvas clutch
kiss-lock clasp
detachable strap

to enter leave a comment, be a follower



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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

I Don't Have A Thing To Wear......+ GIVEAWAY



& at one moment in time I might well have worn this,

by Manish Arora, SS '15
an Indian designer hq'ed in New Dehli...

you can find this skirt here, + many of his other designs
(this is not directing you to this site because I make money
by clicks, only for your information).

all of his designs look like costumes for Katy Perry,
but they are beautiful to dream about for a few minutes.

or we could try to look a little bit like this
true American fashion icon,
Olivia Palermo
in NYC




wearing culottes & a navy blazer

or this beautiful interpretation of black & white

or this, the beautiful, alluring, Italian fashion icon, Giovanna Battaglia


wearing posies & zebra, a combination considered "high high fashion" these days,
the muse of Dolce & Gabbana,
& a true European style icon, in my opinion



SPLENDEROSA 
SPRING GIVEAWAY

FN101464 C#1

darling canvas clutch
"DOVEY"

see previous post for all the specifications

to enter, leave a comment, 
be a follower

All-American Style


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Monday, April 6, 2015

A Little Bird Told Me.....


"Dovey"

12" X 7" X 3"
a canvas clutch with a kiss-lock clasp & detachable chain strap,
so about the size of a piece of  paper.

what could be cuter?
more Spring-like,
& make a perfect gift?

$67.50

email
splenderosa@gmail.com
if you wish to 
PRE-ORDER

we have only ordered 24 pieces, they are on their way to us now & will
be SOLD OUT before they are put on our website.

for our loyal reader's only.

FN101464 C#1
FN101464 C#1


"Clarissa"

$67.50

20" X 10" X 7"

laser-cut flap-over tote
faux leather

RED/BLACK/WHITE/YELLOW



JY0039 SALMON by HR 
JY0039 SALMON

JY0039 WHITE

JY0039 BLACK

JY0039 BLACKJY0039 BLACK

& this wonderful little clutch,
laser-cut envelope with gold lining,
detachable chain strap
faux leather

"Clarissa Petite"
$60

12.5 X 7.5" X .05"

WHITE
BEIGE
TURQUOISE
WATERMELON
BLACK



WA1018 WHITE
WA1018 BEIGE by PZ
WA1018 MINT by PZ
WA1018 FUCHSIA by PZ
WA1018 BLACK by PZ
WA1018 BLACK
WA1018 BLACK
WA1018 BLACK
please email us to order

splenderosa@gmail.com



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