Weekend Recap + New Wallet

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

What an amazing weekend!

Saturday:
Randolph Street Market with Alaina. We arrived early for a media breakfast and were asked to choose our editor's picks. We had lots of fun, did a little shopping, and had a delicious lunch at Antique Taco. My friend Ashley and her husband just opened this amazing restaurant in Wicker Park! Their food is amazing! Looked at another apartment with Alaina (for me) and I really liked it. If I get it, I'll be moving in just a few weeks! Girls night at Feast in Bucktown with Alaina, Taylor, and Shari. Such a fun night!


Sunday:
Relaxed, edited photos, and walked the pup. Headed over to Oak Street Beach to meet my friend Brandon and two of his friends for drinks. And then we all headed to Big Star for 4-5 hours of margarita drinking. 

Monday:
Lots of relaxing and photo editing. Buddy and I met Gina and her pup for a little walk. A few hours later, Brandon and Marley came over so the pups could play. I wish I had taken a video. Those two are ridiculous together. One of Brandon's latest videos (he's so talented) starring Buddy's BFF Marley. More work, made zucchini "pasta" stir fry with my spiralizer. It doesn't taste like pasta, but it was pretty good!


Misc:
I've been on the hunt for a new wallet and it looks like I'll be going with Kate Spade. KS wallets are pretty, well made, and I think they're priced very well when compared to other designer wallets.

I am also (finally) updating my drivers license. You'll just need to trust me when I say that my current photo is worse than yours. And now that I find myself two months away from my two year Chicago anniversary, it's time to take the plunge and finally get my Illinois drivers license. And then there's the fact that I lost my CA drivers license and don't really have a choice. Idiot. 


This is where you come in. Do I want an envelope wallet? Snap or zipper? And would you buy something fun (really loving no. 3), go gold (hello, no. 4) or stick with something classic (no. 1 + 5)? What are your thoughts on these larger wallets? I've never had one but think it will be the best option for me.

1 + 2. tudor city lacy  3. cobble hill stacy  4. mikas pond stacy  5. cobble hill stacy

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36 comments

  1. These wallets are gorgeous! I have always carried larger wallets, as I think they are quite convenient. Kate Spade has created the perfect plus-size wallet! Thanks for sharing!

    xoxo
    Meera

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  2. I'd go for something bright and fun. I tend to ahve fairly neutral bags as my go to so it's always fun to have something bright therein (makes it easy to find when rummaging through you bag as well). I like a decent sized zippered compartment but I've not yet had a full zipper wallet.

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  3. I just got myself a Kate Spade zippered wallet and it's fantastic. Mine is bright and covered in stripes - I usually carry a pretty neutral bag, so this is a nice way to brighten it up. Plus it makes it easy to find in the depths of my bag!

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  4. sounds like a great weekend.i have a larger wallet now-and sooo handy

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  5. That zucchini stir fry looks so good! Would love the recipe! I actually just purchased my first large wallet. I call it my "lady" wallet. It is a gold Kate Spade wallet similar to the zipper wallet. It's so functional and I get compliments on it all the time!

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  6. I am with Sue--I gravitate toward a classic bag, but love a bright wallet. My wallet right now is a red patent leather Coach. :D I am also partial to the envelope style with a zipper, although a clasp would probably be faster to open. I hope that you are doing well, friend!

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  7. I'm glad we got together this weekend with the pups! Buddy is the most chill, adorable dog ever. :) More play dates in the future, please!

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  8. I love the Tudor City Lacy. I have always had Kate Spade wallets and absolutely love them because they last forever! I'm actually about to buy the yellow TCL, myself. Love it!

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  9. You're moving? How exciting!!! Love the wallet (especially the yellow) and holy yummy food batman.

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  10. Re your wallet - go for something fun that you LOVE! I never was really into zippy wallets but now I love that you can just stuff everything in there and zip it all up! Also I tend not to buy black wallets since I can never find them in my bags, so the brighter, the better in my opinion!

    One thing I love about Kate Spade wallets too is that they have a ton of card slots - I carry a lot of cards with me!

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  11. For being a pretty organized person, my wallet seems to get a little cluttered with receipts and such, so I love my kate spade zip around! They are all fabulous though!

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  12. I have the wallet similar to 1 & 2 (marc jacobs) and I LOVE it!
    For years I carried the envelope style, but once I tried the zipper style, I will never go back! I can carry it all by itself as a statement piece (better than a clutch sometimes) or it fits nicely in my purse. I can carry SO much more in the zipper style without worrying something will fall out! and I love all the pockets :)
    Zipper is my choice! Best wishes and happy shopping. Always fun! LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog! I have been a huge fan since I found it back in late 2010! Thanks for starting the Everygirl! Same goes for your blog as well as the Evergirl, I look forward to new posts! Have a good one!

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  13. I agree with many of the other comments: go with a bright wallet! I have a dark turquoise zippered KS wallet and love it. With the zipper, you can stuff it full and not have to worry about anything falling out. Looks like you had a great weekend!

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  14. Bright wallet all teh way!!! And I think I need to try this sprializer - can I borrow it? so I can see if I want one?

    xo-T

    PS - girls night was beyond amazing!

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  15. That Taco looks Delish-e-oso
    The mistake I always make when I get tacos is putting everything I can see on it... I go taco crazy! But as they say K.I.S.S (Keep it simple stupid)

    Loving the pics
    X
    Leesha

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  16. sounds like such a fun weekend! we just got back last night from the honeymoon and i'm dying to catch up with all of you girls.

    sooo i splurged on a kate spade wallet (well, waited for one of their big sales) and i am SO happy i bought it. i went with the zebra print in choc. brown and cream - the colors are neutral and classy, but the print is fun and modern. i thought it was a perfect mix. anyway, zip around all.the.way. it's such a life saver and i don't have a million receipts floating around in my purse anymore.
    lemme know what you pick!

    xoxo

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  17. Definitely a great choice going with Kate Spade. You should sign up for their emails and then you get a coupon for signing up. I think I have three emails registered with them just for that very reason. lol And all of the food you posted just made me incredibly hungry!

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  18. I really need a new wallet and I would snatch that neon one in a blink of an eye!

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  19. I say go for a pop of color or the gold. Both are timeless and will always add a little "fun" to the inside of your bag! :)

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  20. I LOVE my KS wallet. I got the Lacey that zips all the way around in tomato red ostrich (and I got it for like $95 new on eBay). I vote for a bright color, it's in your bag most of the time anyways & when you whip it out it's a fun pop of color.

    And zuchini noodles are the bomb.com. We use them for noodles in paleofied lasagna :)

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  21. Love the Kate Spade wallets, definitely go for a bright color!

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  22. I love the orange! It's such a fun color and though it's not as classic as the black, it's still fun. I'm for any of them though!

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  23. I'm a fan of the cobble hill stacy. I think you should go with the orange. :) Although I do love the classic black.

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  24. I love the yellow + orange! I think zipper us better, it is my experience that the zipper last longer + is more secure. I say go with the Harrison Lacey in Flo Coral.

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  25. Sounds like you had a glorious long-weekend!
    Love those Kate Spade wallets - that citron/lime green/yellow colour is just fabulous, I would definitely be daring and go with something different. Wallets are not too expensive, so I always feel I can go a bit different from the classic black/navy/cream etc.
    And I always go for an envelope long wallet - much easier to open and access, a zipper wallet is a bit of a hassle to get things our of quickly.
    Let us know what you choose!
    Cheers, Jess

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  26. I just indulged in a Kate Spade wallet a month or so ago myself! I totally recommend the black, zipper wallet. I debated going with a bright colored one but eventually decided that I wanted to be able to use it year round. Since this is my first designer wallet purchase, I likely won't be buying another one for at least a year. The zipper helps keep all your belongings in it and leaves you plenty of room for your cards, etc. Just my thoughts :)

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  27. I have the Tudor City Stacy in classic black and love it. But if you like brights, I would say go for a bold colored one, they are not very expensive.

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  28. Sounds like such a great weekend! I love Kate Spade wallets. I just bought my first one a few months ago and I'm very happy with it. I got a snap closure which wasn't my first choice but the price was right and now I'm happy I went with it!

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  29. Being a former ks employee the zip-around wallet (lacey) is most popular. I personally love the envelope style wallet (shannon) with a snap closure and outsite slip pocket. Least favorite is the Stacy because if you have quite a few cards the wallet starts to become concave. Not to mention if you carry change its hard to get out of your wallet as the zipper section is quite small. Bright colors are best especially if you have a large cavernous purse, it'll be easy to find. If you need any help or have any questions just email me. erikasteele1{at}gmail.com. Good luck.

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  30. I have the KS Lacey in red patent leather and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. I travel a lot so it is nice to just be able to put everything i need in there and throw it in my carry on. And it gets lots of compliments! :-)

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  31. Go for something fun: number 3!! It's still classic enough that you'll love it for years to come. Thanks for the inspiration. It's about time for me to get a new wallet as well.

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  32. I like zipper wallets -- I can quickly throw in receipts/cash when I'm out & about, zip it up, and nothing will fall out. (This way I can organize it later instead of taking forever standing at the register to do so and hold up the line!)

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  33. I am not the only one who put off getting a driver's license...good to know! I finally just went to get mine after almost four years here(other state was getting ready to expire!) Where did you find an apartment with a washer/dryer in unit? Would love to know! I am still in the suburbs because I have never been able to find a place in the city(I gave up after lots of apt tours) with the w/d.

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  34. I have a black patent zippered Kate Spade wallet and I love it! I also have an amazing Marc Jacobs oversized wallet that is probably my favorite - ever! :)

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