My Haute spots

Be Jealous of Zebras

Does Anyone See “A Pattern” Here?

I love turquoise and stripes! I never knew myself to be so predictable!  At least these are two things that I KNOW without a shadow of a doubt that I will always love.  Now, if I could only figure out how to budget a checkbook!

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Photo found on Domino Magazine online
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Library of color- What a ‘novel’ idea!
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Tracey Boss Design Via Dwellers Without Designers – The coolest Bunk-Bed Room Ever!
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Interior of The Crystal Tower, Madrid by A-Cero
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American Airlines Has “Upped” The Ante

I am flying American Airlines, “Business Class” today compliments of my newly acquired “Gold Member Status.”

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Fall is here but Fashion Springs Forward- The Trend Report For Spring 2012

Fall Is Just Arriving While Fashion Is “Spring”-ing Forward:The Trend Report

September finishes up one of the busiest weeks for fashion as the designers preview their Spring 2012 collections in Paris, Milan, New York, and London. While the rest of us are just now putting away our linen and labor day whites, and dragging out our favorite boots and sweaters, it seems crazy to even be talking about spring- but fashionistas know the drill. And I will let you know who was front and center and the major shows picking their fav runway looks for Spring.

Young blood- front and center- really young!

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HCC: Hyper Chic Color

Color on Crack is no exaggeration to describe designers’ take on color for Spring 2012. Oscar De La Renta, Thakoon, Marc Jacob, Haider Ackermann, even Donna Karen can’t help but embrace electrifying blues and citrus yellows and limes. So, those of you stuck in black and white- time to break out the shades and let your inner Elton John rule your house of color!

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Put on your Big Girl Pants

It is time for women of the world to take after style icon Coco Chanel and wear the pants and the high heels. Almost every designer showed high waisted cigarette pants with peplum tops or blazers in vibrant textured hues. Tailored but still very feminine.

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In the Flesh

That’s right ladies, as vibrant as the colors are, we also can expect soft flesh and nude tones as well. chiffon blouses, long gowns, billowing silks all in varying sexy nudes. I predict the summer to be stifling!

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Uptown Girl Goes Downtown

Gettin' The Goods

Bargain shop with Abby Fender in downtown Los Angeles to get a Chanel haute couture look for less than $200,00 dollars!

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Favorite Products, Places, and Links

Ready for some New “Haute” People, Places, and Things?? I know I am! So, here goes nothin’!

My Favorite Links:


Canvas Pop


Anju Apothecary


Pic Pads


The Cravory




Mod Cloth


Wholesale Dress

Wholesale Dress (a different company)


Free Online Shipping

Free Coupons


Zen Habits

My Favorite Restaurants:


Sage Room

Nobu Restaurant

Geoffrey’s Restaurant

The Chart House


Malibu  Yogurt

My Favorite Things:

My Fav things link will direct you to much

Shark Steam/Vacuum and it's great for hardwood floors too@!
Molskin 2011 Planner in Red (available in other colors) $21.95
The Cravory is Savory at $24.00 per dozen
No-Frizz Hair Care Line- AMAZING!
USB Illuminating Roll-Up Keyboard $27.00
Comodyne Make-up Remover for Normal skin $6.25 for 1-20 pack
EO Hand Sanitizing Spray USDA Organic Lavender with Echinacea $4.99
EO Organic Lavender Hand Sanitizer $4.99

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Get It While It’s “Haute”- The LA Food Truck Trend “Driving” People Crazy!


If you haven’t heard about the latest food craze, it’s time to google!! Check out The LA Food Trucks online and find almost any gourmet food truck trucking around Los Angeles! Early, late, whenever- there’s nothing more fun and tasty than hunting one of these meals on wheels!! I tried to “Kogi” truck the other night and I will have to say, it was UNBELIEVABLE!

Check out the pork burrito and you will fall in love at first bite! It’s cheap, good, and very clean as they are randomly checked by the health department and inspected regularly. I am still looking for the Sprinkles truck, so wish me luck on tracking it down. Just go to LA Food Trucks , and start chasing them down!  How far are you willing to travel? Well, let your appetite help determine your decision.

Eat and be Merry!!!

Abby Fender- Your Bargain Buddy and Personal Shopping Material Girl

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Abby Goes Shopping at The LA Flower Mart

Abby Fender at The LA Flower Mart from Abby Fender on Vimeo.

Hey Guys,
So, I hope you enjoyed the show, and here are a few pictures of the things I saw and eventually created out of my $90.00 of fabulous flowers and $100.00 for supplies, tools, and a big vase. Not too bad.
Josef Mieli from “Dalsol Orchid Warehouse” is a great resource and I cannot tell you how affordable his orchids are compared to any flower retailer in the city. Not only are they stunning, but they are healthy and come in a wide variety of colors and breeds. Also, check out the moss I mentioned- “Deer Moss.” It is really cool stuff! More to come…

Here’s the info:

Dalsol Orchid Warehouse
(213) 614-1925
San Julian St. Los Angles, CA

The Los Angeles Flower Mart
766 Wall Street Los Angeles, CA
Mon. – Sat., 6 am to 2 pm
(213) 627-3696

Phail Orchids at Dalsol Orchid Warehouse
Phail Orchids at Dalsol Orchid Warehouse
LA Flower Mart
The Original LA Flower Mart
Abby's Home-made arrangement
Abby's Home-made arrangement

Flowers at the Mart

Great Greenery
Great Greenery

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