Rena's Fab Bag & A Blog Makeover


Rena has a pretty amazing wardrobe. That's why she gets her own fashion posts. I mean she even has her own version of an Hermès Ostrich Birkin bag. Isn't it totally fabulous? Considering it's just 2 inches long, the detailing is quite impressive. This bag was part of the Re-Ment Department Store series and came with a comb and mirror, an umbrella, a gift box and shopping bag. I paid $20 for it on eBay which sounds like a lot but given that this is one of the harder to find sets and I've seen it selling for upwards of $40 these days, I'm glad I picked it up when I did. And it still costs tens of thousands less than the real thing. I'll try to do a full post on this entire outfit soon. The Chanel inspired suit Rena is wearing here is one of my favorites.

Speaking of fabulous bags, my friend, the wonderfully talented  Mary Jo Matsumoto is having a 40% off flash sale now through Friday on a selection of her bags, accessories and nail polishes. This is a rare treat so do check it out! And she ships internationally.

The blog went through a little makeover. I just wanted to refresh and streamline the look abit. I actually sketched out the design changes awhile ago and finally just got around to implementing them. Rena & Ian now have their own page in case you've missed any of their posts and I made a page for my Etsy Shop. I also finally have a proper About page.

46 comments

Vanessa N said...
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Vanessa N said...

I absolutely love the new 'About Page'! Streamlined and cute c:

Rena def. has style ;)
Vanessa | Citron and Guavaberry ʘ‿ʘ | Makeup & Silly things

Lyosha said...

oh the bag is stunning! I totally love Mary Jo Matsumoto's styles.
thanks for sharing this Rolala!

Lyosha
Inside and Outside Blog

The Dainty Dolls House said...

That bag is precious, such style indeed :))) I hope you have a gorgeous day doll xx

dimitri said...

What a stunning bag! I agree, Mary Jo Matsumoto is very talented.

Lilli said...

Hi Rowena! Congrats for the new look!:) Rena is very stylish, she got an amazing wardrobe indeed, her new bag is truly outstanding!:) Have a good day dear, big hugs! xo

Jackie Harrison said...

Great buy sweetie its a beautiful handbag.
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Diana Ashuayem said...

Cute bag!
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BIKBIK AND RORO said...

So so sweet! And I love pink and peonies too :)

JoaNNa said...

what a cute bag!
love your About page :) I'm a big fan of french fries, sushi and tea myself!

ZagubiONA said...

cute

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Rena really does have the most fabulous accessories! I hope you get your own ostrich Birkin some day! I can't wait to see the blog makeover dear!


xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Ivana said...

The blog looks amazing, sweetie, you did a great job! It looks very chic and polished. But seriously, can we talk about Rena's fabulous wardrobe? I mean, I'm totally jealous right now, and I'm not even going to hide it! A Birkin? I think I'm going to hate her :) But seriously, I would love to see an entire post on this outfit, I'm pretty sure it'd be a visual treat!

PS: I've only just realized that I never answered your last email. I'm such an awful friend! I have a day off tomorrow, I promise to write you a few lines (probably more than a few, actually :)

Sending you big hugs,

xx Ivana

Macarons and Pearls

Ceciliette said...

She has a fabulous style. Like to see the full chanel look.

Emmylou said...

Love the new look of the site, Rowena:) And that bag is too amazeballs!

Alicia Mackin said...

I love the changes to your blog so funny but I had a photo shoot this weekend for my about page I am going to check out that sale thanks for posting

Ali of

Dressing Ken

Kim Alston said...

Rowena, you know I'm Rena's biggest fan! I have the framed picture of her eating laduree macaroons on the shelf with all my handbags. Rena is so chic. Love the Hermes bag and Chanel suit. Great job on the layout Rowena. It looks so good! Plus Rena & Ian are just a click away now. HAHAHA Love it! Have a great day.
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Nicky mywishstyle said...

Her style is fantastic,
ciao from Italy

Nicky

Mary Jo @trustyourstyle said...

Rowena that little bag is insane! I love it! You always get the best mini stuff :) Thank you so much for the sweet mention of my Flash Sale!!

xo Mary Jo

Jane said...

Love the detailing on the bag! Pretty neat stuff!

Milex said...

how stunning!

Sam said...

Congrats on the new layout hun. I am sooo jealous of Rena's gorgeous Hermes bag, its a classic beauty, lucky girl!

Jessica (Coco/Mingo) said...

I love it! Your site is seriously so cute!

Jessica
cocoandmingo.com

homestilo said...

Oh Rena, if only my wardrobe was this fabulous...

happyeverafterbride said...

Gorgeous bag! Rena is one fabulous fashionista with a wonderful personal shopper with taste. Loving the new blog look too. As you say, it's really clean and streamlined.

Angela said...

Your new blog look is so cute! I love how all the pages look.

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Winston Willow said...

Cute bag! love this so much

Charlotte

Website | Winston & Willow

Bloglovin'

Amyboo said...

Aww, the bag is sooo adorable. :') These posts with Rena make me feel all warm inside!

Leslie said...

Congratulations on a gorgeous new look! .. and the bag:) well, I think I need one;);)

xxleslie

trishie said...

Rena's bag is to die for!!! Loving the new blog look, by the way

Angel Feliciano said...

nice bag <3 I love the new layout, it looks very clean and modern :)

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Anonymous said...

That bag is pretty amazing indeed!

Lena vgolove said...

Beautiful bag!

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jeanine said...

I think Rena has a better wardrobe than most people I know. It helps that her clothes are cheaper. :)

I have today through Monday off so I have a bit of a mini vacation but no extra fun plans. I'm happy with that though, things have been so busy for me. When I can eat mushrooms again, I may try the burger. There is actually a Shake Shack just outside of Boston and rumors of one coming into the city.

I love growing my own hot peppers, they're organic that way. I have also been picking a pound a week at a local farm and am going to pickle them all this weekend.

When I have time I have been making my way through Scandal episodes from this past season and Arrested Development's new season. I might try to get through IiP this weekend. I think I'm about half way now.

Mattania said...

Cute bag! :D I like the color

sandy sandhu said...

what a beautiful and cute bag

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Jo said...

I'm absolutely thrilled that Rena has an Hermès Ostrich Birkin bag. I love to look at miniature stuff and seriously for such delicate work, the amount you spend on it is so totally worth it.

I went to click on Rena and Ian's (I nearly typed "Ryan") link and I can't believe they are dolls. I love their fashion and props. Ooooh... If my dolls have such lovely wardrobe and vespa, I would definitely photograph them more. It must be really a lot to maintain this hobby right? I've wanted to buy a such dolls too, those Japanese dollfie. I have phobia for dolls but these dollfie are just so beautiful and really expensive too.

I like how you have an introduction page and I enjoyed reading it.

Afroditi Kat said...

Your blog is lovely!!!! Would you like to follow each other on bloglovin' ? xxx
Gleaming Spire // Bloglovin'

Stylelover said...

Amazing bag!!! Love your bag!
xoxo
Vicky

Julija Toplak said...

Love this bag, it's perfect!
kisses,
Julija.
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Sam said...

Thanks for your visit! Happy Friday Doll!

Vanessa said...

Wonderful post...I like your pretty blog.^^
Maybe follow each other on bloglovin?
Let me know follow you then back.
Lovely greets nessa

Chidiogo Maxwell said...

WOW...that bag looks fabulous!
Amazing post.
Love the details.

Diana Horsfall said...

OMG< looks so lovely!

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Karen Ng said...

Nice post and photos! :) x

Karen, sincerelykn.blogspot.ca

ina said...

That bag looks gorgeous!!

Love, ina

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