Here Kitty Kitty!

I love Hello Kitty, since elementary school when Mummy Maven bought me a Hello Kitty pencil case.  I kept that thing as long as I could. LOL  Now, that I am older and do not have a daughter, I buy Hello Kitty stuff, especially barettes, little purses, stickers and such for 2 of my little cousins, both under 6 years old.

Now, I have a limit to my Hello Kitty love.  I will not wear Hello Kitty apparel (including underwear), shoes.  I do not and will not buy Hello Kitty wallets, jewelery, nor purses. (I will get a tote bag!)  Now, I am all over notepads, mugs, bowls, ziplock bags, ice packs (which come in very handy), pens and pencils.   FYI, check your local Target for Hello Kitty paraphernalia in the Dollar section.

Last year, when it was time to order checks, I ordered Hello Kitty.  Now, I had to check with Mr. Maven because since the account is joint and I did not want him to feel bad about presenting a Hello Kitty check.  Well, he was cool with the idea because he rarely uses checks, especially since I am the Home CFO, so I placed my order.

Hello Kitty Check

Hello Kitty Check (1 of 5 Designs)

Recently, I was in the bank doing a transaction and I gave the teller my Hello Kitty check for deposit. After the transaction, she showed me a Hello Kitty debit card.  Whoa-wee, I was very excited.  The card is too cute. As soon as I got home, I called up my bank and ordered my Hello Kitty check card.

Hello Kitty Debit Card

Hello Kitty Debit Card

There is buzz on Specktra that Hello Kitty and MAC will collaborate for MAC’s anniversary collection. That sounds better than good to me.   Someone cracked me up by saying (paraphrasing), “How can Hello Kitty promote lip gloss when she has no lips?”  Too funny LOL!!!  *Good point* I cannot wait to see the  products and colors that will result from the collabo.  The launch is slated for early 2009.

Mix Maven

Pumps And Gloss: Fall Luxury Shoe Picks

The summer will be over before you know it, so it is time for us to focus on Fall fashions.

You know that shoes are loved on this blog (hence the first part of the name) 😉  Joyful Radiance and I always send each other Neiman Marcus links for shoes that we love and adore, yet cannot afford…well, if we want to be homeless and not pay our mortgage, we could get them LOL.  Anyhoo, Christian Louboutin is one of our favorite shoe brands.  Each season, he comes out with some gems that we drool over.

Here are our Fall 2008 Luxury shoe picks:

The first pick is the Open-Toe Passementerie Pump.

Christian Louboutin Open Toe Passementerie Pump

Christian Louboutin Open Toe Passementerie Pump

The detail on this sexy pump is exquisite.  The word “passementerie” meant lace in early French, but now means designs made from silk cords (braiding) or bead work. I can see the design on a lamp shade and draperies.  The red color is very festive.  A definite 5 out of 5.

Christian Louboutin Armadillo Satin Dorsay

Christian Louboutin Armadillo Satin Dorsay

This rouge, pleated satin pump is the hotness!!  I would not have to wear these shoes.  I would put them on a pedestal and gaze upon them all the day.  I would pair with an updated sheath dress in Royal Violet. (So First Lady!!) 🙂

JCrew Wool Sheath in RoyalViolet (Side)

JCrew Wool Sheath in RoyalViolet (Side)

JCrew Wool Sheath in RoyalViolet Back

JCrew Wool Sheath in RoyalViolet Back

What fall trends are you looking forward to?

Mix Maven