Mary Jo Matsumoto S/S 2012 Handbags

Please forgive me for taking yesterday off!  Moving has been much more involved than I even imagined.  That, coupled with goodbye gatherings, early birthday celebrations (my birthday is next week!) and work, has left little time for anything else.

BUT, I did make the time to check out my friend Mary Jo’s new handbag line!  Mary Jo Matsumoto is a fantastically talented designer and bloggerI showcased her beautiful polish not so long ago and she has also guest posted for me in the past (here & here).

Anyways, she just launched the line and every piece is perfect for spring/summer.  While I haven’t gotten my hands on my own bag (YET!), I did get to check out one of the early samples several weeks ago.  Let me just tell you: the leather is crazy soft and luxurious!

Anyways here are my favorites:

(I mean that bowler?!?!  INSANELY good!)

But there is plenty more to choose from!  Check out the details on the above beauties along with the rest of Mary Jo’s bags (and of course her fantastic nail polish!) HERE.


What do you think of these handbags?

A Quick Catch Up…

I had a really lovely week,  not just here on NoH,  but throughout the internet.  So much so,  that I wanted to share a few things here and say a great big THANK YOU!

First:  Thank you to Wendy Brandes for including in her blog post How To Wear Snake Print And Color-Blocking for!  If you aren’t familiar with Wendy you really should be…  Not only is she a great blogger,  but she designs some amazing jewelry as well.

Second:  Another big Thank You to Mary Jo Matsumoto who featured me on her blog,  Trust Your Style in the “Eye On Style”  segment.  Like Wendy,  Mary Jo is a woman of many talents,  including being a phenomenal fashion designer.

Next:  While at New York Fashion Week,  a member of the Chictini team stopped me and snapped my photo.  If you are unfamiliar with,  it is a fashion based social network that allows participants to share looks and products with others.  You can vote the images “chic” or “weak”– feel free to vote mine “chic”!

Most Importantly:  Have you entered the latest NoH Giveaway???  It really is pretty awesome!  ToyWatch USA is giving away one of their very cool watches.  I wore mine throughout fashion week and got endless compliments.  Bascially,  this is one of those prizes you really want to win.


(P.S. That deer up there is signs of things to come… North On Harper is making some changes and thanks to Vision Bloggers/ Forever After Designs that is the new logo!)

A Great BIG Thank You!

So a couple weeks ago I went on some sort of winning streak (had I realized it earlier I would probably have bought a lottery ticket!).  Somehow I won two giveaways in just as many days.  And not just any old giveaways- really fantastic ones.  I wanted to take this opportunity to thank those who hosted the giveaway, and share with you the winnings…

The first was from B over at Beautifully Invisible who teamed up with Bauble Bar to give away a $100 gift card.  In case you aren’t familiar (in which case you will be thanking me over and over again), Bauble Bar is an online jewelry retailer with fantastic qualities, fantastic product and fantastic prices.  Yep.  I was rather excited.  I ended up with the box-chain wrap, the quartz pendants and the gold giraffe print bangle.  Needless to say, I am a happy girl.

Now the second prize comes with a caveat.  But first, I have to thank the wonderful Mary Jo of Trust Your Style and the people over at Ouidad for the wonderful prize package.  And what is Ouidad?  Well that requires me revealing a secret that I have held very close.  Ready.  Okay, here it goes.  I have insanely curly hair that I straighten daily. I know.  Has the shock passed?  Well, Ouidad is freeing me from the shame, because they are a hair care line specifically geared towards people with curly hair (actually everything from wavy to kinky hair).  And you know I am happy with the result if I am sharing the photos here!

Okay, now that you know the details of my winnings— let me share with you the spoils.  (Are you excited?!?!):

THANK YOU to B, Mary Jo, Bauble Bar and Ouidad for the fantastic gifts!!!!! I am really excited to incorporate them in my look!!!!!!!