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Give Mom the Gift of Kipling!


Kipling at Fashion Valley celebrates Mother’s Day with ways to show your appreciation for that extraordinary woman in your life!  Whether that special mom is adventurous, super, new or stylish, Kipling has what you need to find that perfect gift.  And in honor of Mother’s Day, select items will be 25% off!

If you are a regular reader of my blog, you’ll know Kipling is my mom’s favorite brand and she would probably adore anything we find for her, but I personally love the new Louna Vegan Leather Saddle Bag in black.

I’d like to wish all my fellow mums a wonderful and blessed Mother’s Day, cheers!

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(Photos c/o Kipling Fashion Valley)

“Any Second Now” Mini-Blog Event at Kipling Fashion Valley This Saturday 11/19/16!



Come to Kipling Fashion Valley this Saturday November 19, 2016 from 5pm to 8pm for an Any Second Now mini-blog event!

In addition to their own in-store sales, there will be light refreshments and if you print the picture above and bring it in or show it on your mobile device, you can receive a 15% off discount on any full-priced item!*

I’ll be stopping by for the start of the event, but the discount applies from 5pm to 8pm on Saturday.  It will be a great way to get in early on holiday gifts, or to pick up something special for yourself!

Hope to see you there, cheers!

*(This discount cannot be combined with any other discount or sale)

Kipling’s 2016 Spring Line!



Last month, a few bloggers were invited to an “Empowering Women Event” at Kipling’s Fashion Valley location, where patrons could save 20% on their purchase that day by donating their gently used handbags.  We were treated to sips, sweets and songs as well as a preview of their new Spring line.  I adore the staff at Kipling because everyone is so sweet, and they were so excited to share with us all their latest handbags, totes and backpacks.  What better way to celebrate the “Year of The Monkey”!


Always great to see my blogger friends Lilia of Curls & Fashion, Laura of Laura Neuzeth and Alessandra of Alessandra Gonzalez!

(Photo courtesy of Alessandra)




Isn’t Laura holding the cutest Kipling monkey?  With his little laptop, it’s perfect for bloggers!


Bright and Colorful: Key words for Kipling’s new Spring line!


My absolute favorite:  The new Claudia handbag in stone metallic.  Looks like leather!


Thank you Kipling at Fashion Valley for the bright new additions to my growing collection, these will come in handy for traveling this summer!



This Friday from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Kipling at Fashion Valley will reveal their 2016 Spring Collection and host a handbag charity drive.  Enjoy sips, sweets and tunes and 20% off any Kipling handbag with your handbag donation (please make sure any donated handbag is gently used and work appropriate).

I’ll be stopping by, hope to see you there, too!

Moto Mania

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I have been on the hunt for a classic moto jacket for the better part of a year now.  I didn’t want anything fancy, just a simple moto jacket like the ones Depeche Mode used to wear (check out Alan Wilder’s in the picture below).  I had a great faux leather one (post here and here), but my search began after it started to wear in the shoulder area.  I was deciding between a more affordable faux leather one and a real leather one, but I didn’t want to keep replacing the faux one due to possible wear.  Imagine my delight when my husband surprised me at Christmas with this wonderful, absolutely classic real leather moto jacket by BCBGeneration.  I searched for months to find what he found in one evening, simply by chance.  But it’s definitely no accident that my husband’s years in retail have helped in finding exactly what I wanted!


Check out Alan Wilder’s jacket; classic, no? (Photo courtesy of The Place)

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I’ve always loved black paired with navy blue.  It’s almost monochromatic, but with just a slight bit of contrast.

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Outfit: BCBGenerations Moto Jacket (no longer available); Forever 21 houndstooth sweater; Madewell jeans; Naughty Monkey suede boots; Warby Parker “Simone” glasses in Blue Coral; Tahari scarf; Beret from Paris; Love Tatum Rings; “Adelaide” crossbody purse c/o Kipling (Fashion Valley)

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Thank you SO much to Kayde and the fantastic folks at Kipling in Fashion Valley for my lovely Christmas present!

(Outfit photos by Deon Chen)

Kipling Holiday Monogramming Event This Weekend

Monogramming Event

Kipling will be doing free monogramming with purchase on Sunday December 13, 2015 from 1p-5p at their Fashion Valley location.  A monogram on a purse or backpack will add a great personal touch if you’re looking for holiday gift ideas.

RSVP by calling their store at 619-574-0684

I’ll be stopping by as well, so please be sure to say hi!

Monkeying Around at Kipling’s Fashion Valley Grand Opening!


I took my family to the grand opening of Kipling’s first full price retail location in the San Diego area at Fashion Valley.  As I’ve mention previously, my mum is a big fan of Kipling, and really only carries their brand of crossbody bags, totes, and backpacks.  After getting to know the company, I can see why!

Our tale is a fun one that dates back to 1987, when three designer pals in Antwerp, Belgium stumbled upon a happy accident on a loom and discovered crinkled nylon fabric … and voila! A world of bright and colorful bags and accessories were born. Playfully dubbed Kipling, after the clever little spirit of the monkeys in Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book, our story came to life and has been an inspiration around the world ever since. – From the official Kipling Website

The new store is bright, colorful and fun just like their bags!  I know my mum loves the utility of Kipling’s purses in their signature crinkle nylon.  She never has to worry about her purses getting wet or having stuck zippers, and is never lacking for easy style.

It was a change of pace for me to bring more than just my hubby or son to an event, but it made for a fun late afternoon with my family.  Be sure to visit Kipling’s newest location at Fashion Valley, cheers!




IMG_7197My favorites: The metallics

IMG_7228No detail was spared!  How cute are the decorative elements on the tables?

IMG_7201Dominic and Mei-Lin are enjoying the sounds of the DJ

IMG_7231Grabbed a quick picture with one of my blogger buddies, Vanessa of Fashion Mixtape!

IMG_7233It was fun bringing my family to an event, and of course my mum couldn’t leave without purchasing a new Kipling backpack (which earned her the free gift with purchase)!

IMG_7592My new little pouch c/o Kipling is so cute!