Fucking Fabulous

***While the text on this post is NSFW, the outfit is workplace safe***

 There are days in our careers where we have to be absolutely fucking fabulous – ex: those days when you’re fairly confident you’re going to run into your foister of a former fling who committed a fedifraction. On those fortuitous days forget the fond memories, and focus on flaunting your fit form.

And while your reason for needing a formidable outfit may be less flagrant you still want to focus on fastidious fashion.

This fuschia bag was a gift from my parents for my 30th birthday. My family claims I’m impossible to shop for and my mom and sister spent hours searching for the perfect gift – they wanted something I wouldn’t treat myself to in order to mark the occasion (I’m too practical to buy a hot pink bag even though it’s one of my favorite colors).

What’s even cooler than the bag is the story behind it: My mom ordered it from Neiman Marcus in January of 2018, however it was on pre-order as the color was a special release and was set to deliver in 2-3 months. I received the notification about the bag that had been selected on my behalf for my birthday and then didn’t think much about it the next few months as I was distracted by other life events.

Fast forward to early March of 18, and I receive a notice from NM that actually now the bag is back ordered and they don’t know when it will ship (not sure how that happens when it was pre-ordered), my options now are to receive a gift card instead or keep waiting.

Ok, that’s unfortunate, I was excited about the bag…but I can always go shopping. So I opt for the gift card.

Then a week or so later after getting the digital gift card for the full amount of the bag, I get an email:

What? They told me I wouldn’t be receiving the bag, and instead I received the gift card.

I email NM to let them know so they can confirm what is going on. It was a time when I really needed money as I knew I’d be having to go back to more corporate consulting soon, and that having a few new work pieces would be far more helpful than a fun bag.

Their response – your bag is on its way, but please keep the gift credit for the inconvenience this order has caused.


At a time when my whole world was falling apart – this was about 3 weeks after learning of my husband’s affair while trying to pick up the pieces of my life and figure out how to move forward – what fortune!

I’ve always been a fan of Neiman’s but this focus on customer service was far superior than any I’d ever received before.

As a result I ended up with not only a new Tom Ford bag, but also enough funds to fuel a few new fashions. While I don’t get to carry the bag often, when I do, I feel fucking fabulous.

My dress is the classic black sheath I wear all the time, and my blazer has been in my wardrobe forever. I paired it with a scarf and shoes I wear regularly. I love how the column of all black is accented by just the singular pop of powerful color – it makes for fine formal and fluorescent summer fashion.

While fuchsia may seem fatuous, it’s also fantastically fun, and fucking fabulous.   

Few footnotes:

  • I firmly believe in the usage of the word Fuck. Other than that, I really don’t swear, and when I do, only with friends and family, not clients.
  • If you don’t know… Fucking Fabulous is a fragrance by my favorite designer – Tom Ford.
  • Love his designs so much, I found a Tom Ford White Cocktail Dress for my wedding.

All my best,

Outfit Details – Dress: Hugo Boss Blazer: Antonio Melani Shoes: Jimmy Choo Necklace: Pearls Earrings: Pearls Sunglasses: Krewe  Bracelet:  Hermes, David Yurman Ring: PERSONAL DESIGN (SUNFLOWER) CREATED BY: RONNY BARNEA –  JEWELRY ON 5TH  Purse: Tom Ford Perfume: Fucking Fabulous by Tom Ford

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