Who says moving can't be glamorous?

January 29, 2014



Finally! Moving day is TODAY!  By the photos you would almost think I am sipping champagne and prancing around in high heels right?  Well, it's exactly the opposite- I'm sweaty and dusty and very likely smelly too.  But I had to indulge in the idea, at least for five minutes) that moving could be perfectly civilized and glamorous.  I'm a mix of all sorts of stressed, excited, anxious and overwhelmed.  My arms and back are achy, my mind is going a million miles a minute with the long list of to-dos and I have my fingers crossed for everything to go smoothly.  I tried to find some cute 'moving day' photos on pinterest and the web but was immensely disappointed. The photos were boring and ordinary and I needed 'uplifting' and 'pretty' so I had to make my own reality and stage them for you. It was a five minute stage but it is better than the alternative (who wants to see piles of boxes and garbage bags?).  Since I haven't gotten around to packing my closet I pulled one of my favorite dresses.  This one I wore to my rehearsal dinner and to my dad's 70th birthday.  I have the best memories of both nights, so I decided to add some glamour to the otherwise odious and traumatic moving day experience.


The heels you see are from one of my favorite Spanish stores Bimba y Lola, which has amazing things at very reasonable prices.  The divine perfume, Fracas, is one of my more elegant scents reserved for dinner time outings and special occasions. It is quite intoxicating (ie not for the faint of heart) and combines tuberose, jasmine and gardenia with a hint of orange blossom. Notice those carry-on luggage pieces? They are from Ghurka (this one here is my current fave).  I have had these pieces for literally 20 years and as you can see they are almost new.  We have been in some amazing trips together for both work and pleasure.  It's so interesting how attached we can become to some things.  I never thought I could speak so highly of luggage, but these really stole my heart and have become part of my history as they have been my partner in crime for some very fun escapades.


The sequins hanger was a Christmas present for my daughter from this etsy shop here.  They come in all kinds of colors and even small sizes too.  My daughter adores them.  They make a great and unusual gift for kids or teenagers.

I'm not sure if and when I will be able to log on this week but I promise to return soon with some Valentine's gift ideas.  In the meantime, keep your fingers crossed so that I can remain centered and calm for the next few days.  Kisses

[all photos by AC]


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32 comments

  1. Good luck with your move. I hate moving, but love change...not sure how to have both. I wore Fracas years ago....thanks for the reminder.

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  2. good luck on your move A! it'll be over before you know it :)

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  3. Entre cajas y maletas esas fotos son un escándalo de glamour!,,

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  4. Such gorgeous photos - that dress is absolutely stunning! Best of luck today!

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  5. happy moving!! I'm so excited for you! xo

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  6. Love your staging!! Good luck with your move! Everything will work out! xo

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  7. You and me both girl! We are moving over the weekend and I always look like a hot mess. Good luck!

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  8. Congrats on the move! And yes... These pictures make moving look easy and pretty. Neither of which I think you're going through. Way to see the happy side of it all :)

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  9. Happy moving day!!! And I thought this WAS a pic from Pinterest - the fact that you own all these pretty things makes it even better!

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  10. So glam!! Pretty pretty pieces! Hoping that everything goes on smoothly (or as smooth as moving can be!). Good luck Albert!

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  11. Congratulations! It will all be worth it when you guys are nice and cozy in your new house:) Good luck!!

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  12. Now all I can think about is Fracas! I'm so curious! Moving is never fun- but new digs are waiting for you at the end of it all. Hang in there Albertina! BTW- loved the creativity and angle you took when writing up this post :)

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  13. Good luck and try and smile even through the inevitable frustration! xo

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  14. Good luck and try to smile even through the inevitable frustration. xo

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  15. That necklace!!!! If you need any help, I'm down the street. I am dying to see your home!! xoxo

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  16. ah yes your move looks quite glamourous....if only it really ever was! Loving the set up! Good luck with everything!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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  17. Good luck on the move! I think it is adorable how you created a vignette for moving and I LOVE your luggage!

    xoxo

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  18. Ooooh. So exciting Albertina. I'm crossing my fingers for a seamless move...even if it isn't all glamorous! ;)

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  19. This is soooo exciting! I hope you took pictures of your "old home" so you can show us some more eye candy. And hang on to that To Do list like your life line. You will do fine! So excited for you.

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  20. Beautiful post and very well written! Wish you my best in moving and hoping it all goes smoothly!

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  21. Wait! Moving??? I love your (now old) house, OMGosh, can't wait to see the new one and your creative talents at work… Cheers to new beginnings! xox

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  22. Wishing you a smooth moving! How exciting! Your gorgeous dress brings me lots of fun memories!

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  23. Ahh so jealous! I can't wait to move into our house. Congrats!! :)

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  24. I want to play dress up in your closet - that dress is amazing! Happy moving my friend. Don't do any of the heavy lifting. :)

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  25. Good luck with the move, Albertina!! Yes, it is soooo stressful, and I'm still unpacking boxes from our move in September! But definitely worth it! :) I cannot wait for updates on your new home!

    XOXO,
    The Glam Pad

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  26. Moving this year as well and soooooooooooooo dreading it! But change is good. I'll pin your moving photo for inspiration. So glam. Congrats lady! Can't wait to see snippets of all the new space

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  27. I absolutely LOVE the fact that you took time out to stage such a glamorous photo while moving. I am so excited to watch your decorating adventures in your new home. CHEERS Albertina! XO

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  28. Happy moving day! If anyone could make it look glamorous, it is you. :)

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  29. I love therse photos! So fun. Of course you would make moving look so chic. I hope you are settling into your new home nicely!

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  30. such fun pictures! Hope your move went well! I can't wait to see all the new beauty! xx

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  31. You are so glam it is redonkulous!!

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