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J’adore #44 (Things I Bought Edition)

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I have sort of been promising this post for awhile. I am always finding cute things in my internet travels, but I rarely buy things, I like to do virtual window shopping. But from time to time I succumb to temptation. I thought I would share some of the things I purchased, a few of which I have highlighted in previous editions of J’adore, others I didn’t get around to and am sharing them for the first time today.

I think that most women are forever on the hunt for a good bag or purse. With the way I commute, work and travel, I am not much of a purse person. I usually have a messenger bag of some sort. I haven’t found anything I really love and nothing with character until I spotted this bag from Peg and Awl (previously shared on J’adore #33). I am tough on my bags so I was a little apprehensive to pay the price tag on this one, but it’s materials are so unique and appeals to my eco-conscious sensibilities that I finally gave in and bought it. I got my bag right before my 10-day Southwest roadtrip, but it had a little boo-boo the first day when we landed in Las Vegas. I reached out to the owners and they replaced my bag asap. It’s gorgeous, made of waxed canvas as well as “vintage fabric lined-pockets, reclaimed leather straps and closures (from antique gun holsters and saddles,) brass rivets and Sam Browne buttons.” I LOVE IT. It is sturdy, unique and I get compliments on it every day!

Peg and Awl Bag

I recently joined a club at work that meets every Wednesday during the lunch hour. I usually have meetings right before and right after, so I have started bringing lunch from home that day. This is something I don’t really like to do, I am not big on leftovers or a cold lunch girl (unless it is sushi) so I decided to make the experience as pleasurable as possible. Aesthetics and design are important to me, especially when it comes to food (although strangely enough I am a disaster when it comes to clothes!). When I saw an adorable set of bento boxes from a French company called Mon Bento I couldn’t resist and I have such fun eating my lunches with my beautiful red bento and traveling chopsticks!


As I mentioned in J’adore #36, I have been on the hunt for a bed for Jessica. I wanted something that would be comfortable for Jessica but would also have a little character and design to it. I finally found the perfect one for the Misadventures household from Atomic Attic. It not only appealed to the traveling spirit of the family (afterall Jessica has both French and American citizenship…she has a EU passport even before her Mom) but once again it appealed to the “green” in me as it was a recycled suitcase! It took her a little bit for her to warm up to it, now I can’t get her out, she loves it, but she always seems to know when I want to take a photo of her in it, she never cooperates!

Jessica in her Atomic Attic Suitcase

I don’t wear a lot of t-shirts, but I had to buy this one from RayGun. I just ordered it after seeing it on someone’s blog last week and I can’t wait to wear it at least once in the office for fun, and then I’ll probably just sleep in it. I certainly made me giggle when I saw it!


One thing that I buy more often than anything is food! Some things have been really great while some not so much. I use my co-workers at work as guinea pigs and I think they would all agree (and I do too!) that the toffees from Pure Goodies were too die for! As mentioned in J’adore #39, not a single one of my co-workers could resist them and they were a very popular pick! I bought the Blood Orange/Bergamot Dark with Toasted Coconut, the Cayenne Sea Salt and the Dark Sea Salt versions, all of which were excellent.

Pure Goodies

That’s it for this edition of J’adore, a few my my recent purchases from favorite finds as I travel the web!

How about you? Have you ever been tempted to buy anything from one of my J’adores?

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