Tuesday, February 28, 2012

La Tour Eiffel Bow Barrel Handbag

Ever been to Paris, France? I'm definitely not bragging, but I have been there. In fact it was for Valentine's Day in 2003 that I made the trip, with my now ex hubby! We were celebrating our wedding anniversary. Yes, people really do get married on Valentine's Day. Oh, and here is the proof that I was there!

La Tour Eiffel : The Eiffel Tower : Jaguar Julie
It was a slightly foggy day and quite chilly. You probably can't make it out, but the faux fur coat that I am wearing, is adorned with large, colorful hearts!! I planned that; you know? Our anniversary, Paris, a heart coat. Ah! Oh, and I also had on some furry earmuffs and warm gloves.

The point of all this information? I love Paris, France, that's #1. #2, I love La Tour Eiffel : The Eiffel Tower. And, I am talking about the tower in Paris, France and the incredible La Tour Eiffel handbag and accessories brand. I've authored a Squidoo lens on this very multi-topic! I've been a Brand Ambassador for a number of years for the La Tour Eiffel brand of handbags and accessories.

By the way, I was offering up a very special related handbag : La Tour Eiffel Chocolate and Tan Bow Barrel Handbag in my eCrater store. Whilst it is difficult to zero in on one favorite bag, I do believe this barrel bag tops my list.
La Tour Eiffel Chocolate and Tan Bow Barrel Handbag
This classy barrel handbag comes with the gray La Tour Eiffel dust cover. It has been stored in a clean environment and never used. The attached tag lists the model as E-8442/11. It measures 12 inches wide by 5-1/2 inches wide by 5-1/2 inches in depth. It has a double magnetic button top closure and double leather handles. The interior is lined with the silky signature La Tour Eiffel fabric. There is a long zippered pocket on the interior side.

Brighton Daria Charm Bracelet Leather Bag

I sure do love the Brighton brand! Just last week, I dropped by the Brighton store in the St. Johns Town Center to feast on all the beautiful Brighton designer handbags, accessories and jewelry. It was one of those days that I needed to take a break from all my content writing, blogging, selling, promotion, job searching, etc. Whew!

Well, it just doesn't get much better than Brighton for charming and sweet handbags. Here is one of my favorites! It's the Brighton Daria Charm Bracelet Leather Bag.

Brighton Daria Charm Bracelet Leather Bag

This fabulous, difficult to find, Brighton leather handbag has been stored in its Brighton white dust cover and has never been used! What I really love about this Brighton bag is the delightful charm bracelet that is attached at the top and the braided chocolate leather handle. The body of the bag is a combination of pebbled and smooth leather.

The Brighton Daria Charm Bracelet Leather Bag qualifies as a versatile little bag as it measures 12 inches wide at the base to about 9 inches wide at the top to 7 inches in height. Not too big; and not too small. Very feminine!

It closes with a magnetic bar. Inside is a pretty golden checkered interior fabric with colors of red and green stripes. There is a zippered pocket on one side. Last, but not the least :: the chocolate fringe tassel with accent bead. Love it! Love Brighton? You'll love the Brighton Daria Charm Bracelet Leather Bag!

Hayden-Harnett Kira Leather Clutch Wallet

Are you familiar with the Hayden-Harnett brand? I've been a fan of theirs since early 2006.

Did you know that "Designer Toni Hacker and her boyfriend Ben Harnett decided to start their company on April Fool's Day, 2005?" "They've taken their small leather goods venture far and have since collaborated on designer collections at the invitation of Target and Walt Disney Signature." --Hayden-Harnett about us.

Following their brand over the past several years, I have seen much growth. I've also seen a LOT of designer items that have tickled my fancy. I'd say that they have arrived!

Hayden-Harnett Kira Clutch Wallet Brandy
I have been a Brand Ambassador for Hayden-Harnett for a lot of years. Over the years, I have purchased a variety of designer items from them, including a handbag, wallet, shoes, and dress!  One of my all-time favorites is this little goodie. I found the Kira Clutch Wallet in Brandy selling for $195.00 on the Hayden-Harnett website. I also found the Kira Clutch Wallet in Black on the Hayden-Harnett website.

By the way, I truly love the photographic quality of the designer items that you can find at Hayden-Harnett. Not only are their designer items quite delicious in person, but the photographs definitely present the designer items in their best light. My goal is to learn how to capture photos as good as theirs!!

Hayden-Harnett Kira Leather Clutch Wallet
When I purchased my  Kira Leather Clutch Wallet in Brandy, I admired it for a long time and then stored it away in the Hayden-Harnett white dust cover AND never used it. The tag is still attached. Recently, I was going through my stored away items and came upon the wallet!

So, now I am offering this Hayden-Harnett Kira Leather Clutch Wallet for sale! It comes with a H-N Logo plate on the front. Inside, there is a lot going on with a frame compartment, twelve credit card pockets, open ID pocket, three bill pockets, interior zipper pocket, pinsnap closure.

On the interior, is a beautiful and bold fabric lining that is rather mod with light teal, gold and brown swirls. The clutch wallet unfolds to a height of 12 inches. It is 7-1/2 inches wide by 4-1/4 inches high when closed.  I am offering my Hayden-Harnett Kira Leather Clutch Wallet for sale at $115.00.

Footnote: May I personally encourage you to visit Hayden-Harnett today! If you opt to purchase something from their website, and get the chance, tell them Jaguar Julie sent you! They are some great people. You know, when I am in the market for handbags, wallets, shoes, and apparel, they are my first go-to source online!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Kate Landry Little Black Pom Pom Bag

Kate Landry Little Black Pom-Pom Bag
Revealing a very cute little black bag with double rabbit pom poms and a chain link handle, like you might see on a Chanel designer handbag that costs a lot more!

Presenting:  Kate Landry Little Black Leather Bag With Rabbit Pom-Poms!

This is a gorgeous and functional little black leather bag with lots of style! I purchased this directly from Dillards. It's been used a couple of times, but is in mint condition. It has been stored away in a white dust cover in a clean environment.

The cute little Kate Landry frame bag measures approximately 7.5 inches wide by 7 inches high by 4 inches deep. It has 4 silvertone feet on the bottom. There is a pin snap closure at top to an open compartment with black fabric lining. It has a silvertone chain handle. The styling of it reminds me of a French lady's type of handbag; very Chanel-like!

You know, I've been a fan of pom poms for many years. I authored a Squidoo lens on pom poms in August 2007.

i Santi Made in Italy Handbag

In the spotlight today is the i Santi Made in Italy Chocolate and Tan Domed Handbag Tote.

i Santi Made in Italy Handbag
This is something you don't see everyday! I know, because I have been searching the internet to find another i Santi handbag like this one. I didn't find another one similar, but I did see a piece of luggage with this color styling. This is a unique Italian made handbag that has been stored in its tan dust cover, in a clean environment, and never used!

It measures approximately 10-1/2 inches wide by 11-1/2 inches high by 4-3/4 inches deep. There are 5 silvertone feet on the bottom and two Silvertone engraved pulls on the zipper, which runs around the outside and top of the bag.

I love the contrasting deep chocolate with a vachetta type tan leather. It has two stylishly long, loop like handles and a chained i Santi engraved tag on the outside.  The interior is lined with a dark brown i Santi signature fabric. There is a zippered side pocket adorned with a label that reads: "i santi" Made in Italy 002 F5002.

Beijo Backpack in Black Patent

Beijo Backpack in Black Patent
It's been a lot of years since I first heard about the designer handbag brand of Beijo. The brand of Beijo gained in popularity thanks to its home-based business and purse parties. My initial introduction to Beijo was from a coworker who was "mad" about the Beijo bags.

I purchased the Beijo backpack from a charity auction that was held at DeerCreek Country Club in Jacksonville, Florida. Since I've never had the opportunity to use this stylish, patent-look backpack, I had it for sale in my eCrater store. It measures 10 x 10 x 4 inches and can be converted to a handbag. Some lucky lady is now enjoying this delicious Beijo backpack!

P.S. Imagine my surprise to recently learn that Beijo is something else, not only stylish women's designer handbags! According to the Wikipedia entry, "Beijo is a song by Romanian music group Morandi."

Givenchy Designer Handbag Collection For Sale

Givenchy Signature Brown and Tan Tote
My favorite designer is Givenchy! For years, I have been building my personal Givenchy collection. Now, I am presenting some selected designer handbags from my Givenchy Designer Handbag Collection. Those included in this blog post have all been stored in their dust covers, in a clean environment, and never used.

The first Givenchy item is one of my favorites. It is a larger, tote size handbag that sports the signature Givenchy GG logo design. I love the contrasting chocolate with tan colors, along with the chocolate leather trim and tassels. The Givenchy Signature Brown and Tan Tote is a "wow!"

Givenchy Signature Logo Chocolate Mini
If you love the look of the Givenchy tote, but want a baguette or smaller, clutch style bag, I've got it! Check out the Givenchy Signature Logo Chocolate Mini. It measures approximately 8-1/2 inches wide by 5-1/2 inches high by 2-1/2 inches in depth at the base of the purse. At the bottom, is a double side-stitched chocolate leather base. This little bag was purchased at the Paris International Airport. I have the original purchase receipt as documentation of its authenticity.

Givenchy Signature Logo Black and Gray
Perhaps you prefer a Givenchy designer bag in black and gray? I just so happen to have the pouchette bag in a black and gray!  I really love the styling of the Givenchy GG logo. And, the double fringe tassels definitely make this little bag. It's the perfect size pouchette for a gal's night out. It will easily carry your cellphone, lipstick, mirror, brush, and a small wallet.

Givenchy Signature Logo Pouchette

Looking for a less structured little pouch bag? I've got the Givenchy Signature Logo Pouchette. This adorable Givenchy item sports the signature logo fabric in a black and chocolate color. You may opt to use it as a fancy cosmetic pouch bag. It works equally well as a little clutch bag. It is accented with a double-stitched leather carrying handle, with double-stitched black leather at the top opening.

Givenchy Chocolate Pumpkin Bag
Last, but surely not the least, is an incredible chocolate brown leather Givenchy Pumpkin bag. I can't begin to tell you just how fabulous this pumpkin bag is! I love love love the fringe tassels! This is the kind of designer handbag that you would see on the runway. You might expect to pay over a thousand dollars for such a stylish bag.

Thanks for viewing these specially selected designer handbags from my Givenchy Designer Handbag Collection.

Read more about Givenchy the Designer.

Here is an overall view of my Givenchy Designer Collection as it was presented at my JaguarJulie website. You get a peek at some of the jewelry items I also have! If you are interested in acquiring from me any item in my designer collection, leave me a comment on this blog post and I will respond.

JaguarJulie Givenchy Designer Collection
JaguarJulie's Givenchy Designer Collection

Friday, February 24, 2012

Dooney and Bourke Kiwi Bag For Sale

Ladies and interested gentlemen, buying handbag gifts for their ladies! Let me present a very colorful little bag from Dooney and Bourke! It is the Dooney and Bourke Square Flap Bag SM83KW in a beautiful Kiwi color. This is one awesome little bag for those of you who love beautiful, bright colors like I do! It is an awesome green, called Kiwi. Inside the adorable little bag is an equally awesome color, fuchsia.
dooney and bourke square flap bag kiwi
Dooney and Bourke Square Flap Bag Kiwi

I am offering this sweet little Dooney and Bourke Square Flap Bag Kiwi SM83KW in my eCrater Store. I purchased this Dooney and Bourke bag from the Dooney and Bourke Factory Outlet store in the Orlando, Florida area.
It has a long shoulder strap with about a 22 inch drop. It has the metal duck fob and enameled multicolor heart buckle. It has a magnetic snap closure. It has a roomy lined interior with side pocket.

The cute little bag measures 8-1/2 inches wide by 5-1/2 inches high with a depth at the bottom of 4 inches.
dooney and bourke square flap bag kiwi
Dooney and Bourke Square Flap Bag Kiwi
The Dooney and Bourke Square Flap Bag Kiwi has a retail price of $230.00. I only carried this beautiful bag once. It has been stored in a pristine environment and looks like new!  It's rather rare to find this little bag in such an excellent, nearly new condition. What I really love about it is the kiwi color matched with the hot pink fuchsia interior. Also, I am passionate about hearts and really appreciate the multicolor enameled hearts on the buckle front.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Brighton Corazon Heart Handle Handbag For Sale

To know me is to know that I sincerely love hearts! Imagine my delight to offer up a delicious little handbag with two hearts! The Brighton Corazon Heart Handle Handbag is about my most favorite handbag ever that Brighton has offered.

brighton corazon heart handle handbag
Brighton Corazon Heart Handle Handbag

I had the Brighton Corazon Double Heart Handle Bag Black H1393 for sale through my eCrater store. This is a mint condition, hard to find, Brighton Corazon Double Heart Handle Bag in Black. The condition is like new, as it was used once and stored in a pristine environment. Some lucky lady is enjoying this delicious handbag!

It has the double heart-shaped, silver handles which make that bag a classic. It measures 7 inches wide by 8 inches high by 3-1/2 inches deep. It has a magnetic snap flap closure on top.

It has the original Brighton dust bag, packaging, and tag. I purchased it from Parisian for $180.00. The Brighton website lists it for $190.00; and it is currently unavailable.
Brighton Corazon Heart Handle Handbag
The Brighton website says, "With its double silver-plated heart handles and pretty leather and croco combination, this is a perennial Brighton classic with year-round appeal." And, I truly agree as it is one special little black bag!

P.S. I was also offering the matching Brighton Pedigree Feline Cat MD Organizer. Now some other lucky lady is enjoying that sweet wallet organizer. I've written a blog post on this gorgeous Brighton item also!

Brighton Pedigree Feline Organizer For Sale

Hello ladies and discriminating gentlemen! Are you a lover of cats? Are you familiar with the FABULOUS brand of Brighton? The brand of Brighton offers the best in designer handbags and accessories.

Brighton Pedigree Feline Cat MD Organizer Wallet
I was offering for sale my Brighton Pedigree Feline Cat MD Organizer Wallet Black T40183. This is a mint condition, hard to find, Brighton Pedigree Feline Cat MD Organizer Wallet in Black. The condition is like new, as it was used just a couple of times and stored in a pristine environment. Some lucky lady is enjoying this delicious wallet organizer.

Brighton Pedigree Feline Cat MD Organizer Wallet
It measures 4.5 inches wide by 4.5 inches in height and over 2.5 inches deep. It opens up to a width of approximately 9 inches.

It has two separate compartment areas on the inside. One side has a lipstick holder, pen holder, mirror, storage pocket and 3 credit card slots. The other area has 4 credit card slots with a picture viewer slot, and area for cash. It has a double button snap closure.

It is an awesome wallet organizer! Those of you who know Brighton, know there is a lot of attention to detail. The embroidery of the cat, with silver jewelry accent, is incredible! It has the original Brighton tag. I purchased it from Parisian for $90.00.

The Brighton website doesn't show it currently available. The Brighton Pedigree Feline Fantasy cat organizer wallet was available through my eCrater online store.

P.S. In another listing, I had the matching Brighton Feline Fantasy Cat Tote. You may have read my blog post on the Brighton Feline Fantasy Cat Tote. One other Brighton handbag that I had for sale is an incredibly popular item. It is the Brighton Corazon Double Heart Handle black tote.

Brighton Feline Fantasy For Sale

Hello ladies and discriminating gentlemen! Are you a lover of cats? Are you familiar with the FABULOUS brand of Brighton? The brand of Brighton offers the best in designer handbags and accessories.

brighton feline fantasy cat tote
Brighton Feline Fantasy
I was offering for sale, my Brighton Feline Fantasy H60133 cat tote handbag. This is a mint condition, hard to find, Brighton Feline Fantasy Cats Tote Handbag in Black. The condition is like new, as it was used once and stored in a pristine environment. Some lucky lady is now enjoying this fabulous handbag!
It measures 11 inches wide by 10 inches in height and over 3 inches deep. The double shoulder straps are approximately 13 inches in length. It has a zippered top with pretty floral patterned lining.

Those of you who know Brighton, know there is a lot of attention to detail. The embroidery of 4 cats, with silver jewelry accents, is incredible! It is like a work of art for feline fanciers. It has the original Brighton dust bag, packaging, and tag. I purchased it from Parisian for $260.00.

The Brighton website doesn't show it currently available. The Brighton Feline Fantasy cat tote was available through my eCrater online store. You'll also find a copy of the original purchase receipt. Some very lucky lady snapped up this tote in a heartbeat and is enjoying it.

P.S. In another listing, I was offering the matching Brighton Pedigree Feline Cat MD Organizer. One other Brighton handbag that I was offering is an incredibly popular item. It is the Brighton Corazon Double Heart Handle black tote.

Stray Cats of Mandarin

country club cats of deercreek
Country Club Cats
Country Club Cats of DeerCreek: I've written quite a bit about those Country Club Cats of DeerCreek. Through my many web pages, you've gotten to know Bandit, Boots, Precious, Pug, and Tigger up close and personal. Over the years, I have worked with First Coast No More Homeless Pets in Jacksonville, Florida, to spay and neuter and return the feral cats to the colony. We also worked closely with Animal Care and Control along with St. Francis Animal Hospital and Wells Road Veterinary Animal Center to care for these cats.

With the finalization of my divorce, I gave up my home in DeerCreek Country Club to the ex. The care of the feral colony of country club cats subsequently fell upon his shoulders. DeerCreek is a gated community; I no longer have access to visiting or caring for these precious cats who were like family to me. In a sense, I have grieved for the "loss" of these cats. I can't possibly explain what it feels like to be separated from them.

stray black cat of mandarin
Stray Cats of Mandarin: I have now moved a zip code away from DCCC. Keeping in mind, that I dearly miss those Country Club Cats, I am now visited almost daily by some new cats who seem to have found me! I call these cats, the "Stray Cats of Mandarin." First up, is Mr. Blackie. I met Mr. Blackie the first week I moved in. I first saw him last Summer, sitting in the street with an orange cat. Then he started coming to my back door. A neighbor tells me that he is a stray that the neighbors take care of; but I haven't found out if he has a real home.

stray orange cat of mandarin
Please meet another mister, Orange the Cat. Oh, I haven't yet penned a name for either of these two tomcats. It's interesting to see the interaction between the black and orange male cats; they have a mutual respect for each other. They don't fight with each other thankfully! Mr. Blackie is a bit more friendly, whilst Mr. Orange is a bit skittish.

stray white cat of mandarin
The third cat is a beautiful white cat with a fluffy gray tail and a patch of gray on its left side with some gray markings on its face. I think this cat is a female and surely must be an inside cat that got out. Only two times have I noticed this cat at my back door.

Well, I hope you enjoyed meeting the Stray Cats of Mandarin. We weren't trying to sell you anything today, but just wanted to share a love and an appreciation for our feline friends.

By the way, perhaps you are a neighbor of mine and recognize these cats? I'd surely love to track down the owners. I believe both Mr. Blackie and Mr. Orange would benefit from neutering ... I'm guessing they need to be neutered judging from the size of their packages! Also, Mr. Blackie hurt his right paw and was limping for several days. Please contact me through my comments if you know anything about these cats or their owners. Thanks!  Love thy neighbor ... love thy feline friends too!
--I am Jaguar Julie, the Cat Lady!

2014 UPDATE: On May 20, 2014, I spotted another white cat hanging around my backyard daily. Upon taking a closer look, it appeared she was pregnant! Oh dear. Such a beautiful mommy cat who surely shouldn't be out roaming the neighborhood. I was wondering to whom this adorable cat might belong. Could it be the pet of the next door neighbor's son who lives miles away? That neighbor doesn't really like cats, so maybe she put the little girl outside? By the first of June, I realized she had delivered.

It was many days before the neighbor two doors down asked if I had seen the white cat. We talked about all that had transpired. Then she told me, "I have her kittens in my bushes." That was on a Monday. After all the commotion with the neighbor telling another neighbor and so forth and so on, mommy cat moved the babies. It was not until Friday morning that I was able to tail mommy after her feeding and rescue the little ones. Oh my, I am now providing care for the found mommy cat and her six little kittens in Mandarin, Florida.

September 11, 2014: I just received word the other day from Jen at ACPS to give me an update on the white mommy calico cat and her three female kittens. On September 5th, the white kitten and the calico kitten were both adopted by the same family. On September 6th, the orange female tabby kitten was adopted by another family. And, it has now been two weeks since the mommy cat got placed in the Wild Whiskers program. I am not allowed to know anything about the adopters of the cat and six kittens. That makes me real sad. I asked that my personal information be shared with them ... and I am thinking that information didn't get passed on either. Why all the secrecy? You know, we have had a number of pet hoarding cases with the animals being rescued. Do they NOT tell people adopting any cat or dog from the agency to protect the fact of where these animals came from in the first place?

I'm feeling a little sad in that I poured all my time and energy into the care of the seven felines, to ensure that they would have the best start on their lives. Now, I only have the satisfaction of thinking of them in the context of the time they spent with me. Nothing more; nothing less.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Surviving the Divorce and Moving On

Good day to my readers who haven't totally deserted me. Life can be quite tough these days for couples dating and for couples in a marriage. But think about how tough it can be for single people!!! With the difficult financial and employment landscapes of today, going it alone can be incredibly challenging and quite daunting. I won't soon be writing a guide to tell you how to survive a marriage, but I do see that there is a market for that type of book.

This is my segway blog post to help me transition in my writings from the previous to the future. And to offer up an explanation for what the heck I have been doing in my personal life. What I found with my divorce is that things were not as they seemed. I found that I lost many of the friends with which I shared good times during the marriage. After the divorce, those friends seemed to evaporate into thin air. One friend told me "not to worry as those must have been shallow friends." Maybe, but what happened to YOU? He was gone too.

jaguarjulie is available
Jaguar Julie is Available! Yeah.
I served the ex with divorce papers on my birthday of all days: July 9, 2010. I do not recommend using your birthday in this fashion. You know, Seth Godin's birthday is July 10th? I only mention that because of how much time I have allocated to his platform of Squidoo; and because I did more of a celebration of my birthday on the 10th.

After some two plus months with the really expensive attorney, I released the high-powered attorney in October 2010. Working with the ex, we came to a divorce settlement, that I now realize, really favored him. I hate that he changed things in the settlement after I released my attorney!! In hindsight, not a smart move on my part. The divorce was finalized on November 16, 2010. But, I'm afraid the ex is going to make me wait until 2018 to pay me what he owes me! That stinks; enough said.

Well whatever! I have officially finished the grieving period for said divorce. In the meantime, I let my poor blog suffer. It is now officially time that I got a move on.

On the dating front: Any peers out there in single-land? Have you recently been divorced? There is hope for us in these trying times. I have yet to pen that personals ad. My friends, thank GOD for my friends, have suggested I try Match.com, PlentyofFish, OurTime and eHarmony. Yikes, dating!!! Have you tried any of those sites and have a success story? Oh ... please tell me about it.

On the employment front: I made a little time this past week to update my two branded websites: Jaguar Julie and Jaguar Julie Designs. On my about me page: "I am currently accepting inquiries from forward-thinking, dynamic companies in the Jacksonville, Florida area."
I am seeking to secure a creative marketing position with a very special company and boss. [in Jacksonville, Florida] I prefer a smaller-sized company with a tight nucleus of professionals. At this point in my creative career, I'd love to be a meaningful part of a team of creative web builders and writers.

I'd thrive on being able to have a creative consultative environment to brainstorm concepts with a creative team of my peers. Writing and editing are two core loves of mine; along with creating unique and clever product fact sheets, product labeling, and newsletters.

Oh, and I hope to work my blogging in there too. That's just the tip of the iceberg of what can get my motor running in any given day.

P.S. There is light at the end of that tunnel for surviving the divorce and moving on. I hope YOU have found your own light!