Sunday, October 13, 2013

A Farewell to the Items that Were Stolen "Shopped" From My Closet

“The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the laws of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence.  If ‘Thou shalt not covet’ and ‘Thou shalt not steal’ were not commandments of Heaven, they must be made inviolable precepts in every society before it can be civilized or made free.” –John Adams, A Defense of the American Constitutions, 1787

This week our home was broken into. This is the second time that something like this has happened to me (the other time was when I was living in NYC), and it never gets easier. While I am infinitely grateful that no one was hurt, including William (who didn't exactly do a great job as a watch dog, as he soiled himself in the house from fear, apparently), I can't help but to feel violated and enraged. The anger stems from the fact that what was stolen can't all be replaced and what was stolen represents much of my hard work and time. (See the above quote from John Adams.)

Despite my mixed emotions, the other thing I will have to say is that things could have been exponentially worse in terms of items stolen. It was very apparent that one of the thieves was female, as she was quite selective when going through my closet. The other good news was that this woman apparently has never heard of Chanel, Hermes or Louis Vuitton, which I find surprising because these companies spend most of the money I spend on their items into advertising. 

Well, in order to help with the grieving process, here are the things that Hello Katie has lost, probably forever, although I am feverishly attempting to track them down as best I can via eBay and other sources.

My Prada Car clutch is probably the one item I am most upset about, mainly due to the fact that it was rare and I have no idea where to find a new one. If you have any leads, please let me know!

My Prada Saffiano tote and matching bunny charm also were stolen. In fact these are the first things I noticed missing as it created a big hole in my closet. (Apparently this person liked Prada, but now I've gone from Prada to nada.) The good news about this is that they still have it available, so it can be replaced.

I am scratching my head over why, instead of taking the other bags I had, this person decided to go for some cheaper J. Crew bags, including the clutches shown here and one Edie bag. Also, I had a Casablanca blue Edie bag next to the Hyacinth one, and I guess she had a liking towards purple, as she left the blue one behind. Purple is my favorite color too, so I guess we have that in common!

Clearly this thief needed some accessories to match her (MY!) bags, so she helped herself to my Louis Vuitton twilly/scarf, but not my Hermes twillies. She also took three pairs of sunglasses, including the ones pictured above. A funny thing is that she took the Ray Bans that I replaced when William ate them, and then I went out today and found the same Ray Bans at the Saks outlet. I have bought the same pair of sunglasses 3 times now! Maybe the third time is the charm?

While these pictures do not encompass all of the things stolen, these are most of the fashion related items, as well as the camera I use to take blog pics of yours truly. On a humorous note, above are some of the random things also taken: a bottle of Patron Añejo Tequila and my hello Kitty first aid kit. I bought two first aid kits from the 99 cent store because they were so awesome and the thief helped herself to one, but left me the other! Well, I guess that was kind of her. Oh, and there is another thing we have in common, a love of Hello Kitty. If she were not a thief I would say we should hang out sometime.


  1. Oh Katie, I am so, SO sorry that this happened to you! I hope that if you have insurance that it helps to get you some of the items back. If you make a list of things that you'd like back me know and I'd be more than happy to scour ebay for you.

    1. You are so sweet Laura! I appreciate your kind offer to scour ebay for me. I actually found a good lead on where to buy my car purse, but they want an astronomical sum for it, so I am working on my negotiation skills!

      Thanks again for all of your support!

  2. omigosh Katie that's so horrible! i'm so so sorry that this happened! :(

    i will also watch ebay and other sites to keep an eye out for you. i am grateful nobody including william was hurt. xo <3

    1. Thanks for your kind thoughts phiphi! They actually caught the person ( or one of them) so there is a very small chance of getting stuff back. I appreciate you keeping an eye out on ebay!


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