30 May 2008
29 May 2008
Image from Banana Republic
28 May 2008
OH, and she also said Anna Wintour looks like her mother.
Image from Jezebel
Image from sephora
27 May 2008
And, WTF? Now I have to Netflix the original Laguna Beach so that I can stare at Chase...I mean Stephen...
25 May 2008
Gold shoes (which I broke swing dancing)
Green silk purse
Hair: French twist with real orchids
Nails: pale pink
Reason for going against advice on the dress: There was WAY too much cleavage in the blue dress...like indecent amounts of cleavage.
Near tragedy: Did not practice sitting down in the green dress. As it turns out the opaque under dress rides up exposing yards of thigh. I had to cover myself with my great-aunt-in-law's cardigan in Church because it was too much leg...at the reception I had a table cloth...thank goodness!
Rehearsal Dinner Look:
White BCBG shirt
Black pencil skirt
Hair in a bun
Red suede clutch
Bright red lips
a hint of kohl lining the eyes
all in all very naughty secretary, all I needed was the stockings with seams
I am currently waiting in the Charlotte airport for my flight to my NEXT wedding tomorrow! I will be back to normal as of Tuesday!
24 May 2008
23 May 2008
I think this purse is so cleverly designed. I really hope it goes on sale :)
Image from bcbg
22 May 2008
21 May 2008
Now girls, should I wear my fabulous new ensemble to the wedding or the rehearsal dinner? With a fabulous gold cuff and red lipstick? Is it too much white for a wedding, even with a black pant? I was with a bride-to-be when shopping and she thought it would be fine for a wedding.
Image from Nordstrom
20 May 2008
19 May 2008
Another big selling point of the Rogan for Target line is its green-ness, while mostly green the collection is not entirely green. I point you to another blog with more authority on all things eco-friendly, Emerald City: "I highly recommend making your eco-shopping decisions on a per-item basis, instead of simply assuming everything in the Rogan for Target line is eco."
There is NOTHING WRONG with Rogan for Target, there are many cute pieces, which I will be posting my review of later this week. I just headed to Target expecting Barneys at Target prices, and got, well Target at Target prices, well designed Target, but Target none the less. Rogan for Target is definitely like every other Target GO! collection, despite being carried by Barney's...accept it, adjust expectations accordingly and you will be a much happier women when you venture to Target to check it out in person.
Image from spring.com
16 May 2008
I have to note that I am also in lust with the Avery Bombe chest, which was listed under "coordinating items." I was further enamored after seeing the swoon worthy detailing on the interior of each drawer.
Images from Style Hive and Crate and Barrel
14 May 2008
Image from maxstudio.com
13 May 2008
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12 May 2008
Image from washingtonpost.com
09 May 2008
When I got beyond the concept and looked at a picture of the actual winkee I burst our laughing. Is it me, or does it look like someone cut a pair of underwear in half and then stuck it over their bra with double stick tape? or maybe just stuck their underwear over their bra before putting it on? So, will you be recycling your old thongs as cleavage cover or spending $15 on a winkee?
PS-I am beyond horrified that most people seem to be taking this as a serious fashion accessory. I apologize in advance if I am offending, but really?? I am a strong believer in the "if you were hit a bus and had to be stripped at the hospital by a hot doctor, would wearing that embarrass you?" school of fashion, also know as the always wear clean underwear school of fashion. I'm pretty sure most men would just be freaked out by the sight of a winkee, and would wonder why you were wearing your panties over your bra.
Image from thewinkee.com and photobucket.com
08 May 2008
07 May 2008
I've had kind of a yucky day, so I'm going to write one of those chain-letter type posts that I see circulating so often, for some mindless fun. I copied the formating of Tres Poshe Preppy's post for the day:
5 Things I Can't Live Without Under $10:
1. Iced nonfat lattes
2. Fried chicken
3. Vosages Barcelona Bar
4. Google Reader
5. Domino Magazine
5 Favorite Movies:
1. Marie Antoinette
2. Thomas Crown Affair
3. To Catch a Thief
4. Breakfast at Tiffany
5. Old School
5 Favorite Girl Baby Names That I Love But Won't Use (hmmm...never say never):
5 Favorite Boy Baby Names That I Love But Won't Use:
I refuse to think about boy's names because there is no way that I will give birth to a boy. In the event tragedy strikes, I'm sure I'll be incandescently happy with John Doe, but he probably won't be named for several weeks.
5 Songs You Could Listen to Over and Over:
1. Hong Kong Garden, with strings intro (Siouxsie and the Banshees)
2. The Lark Ascending (Vaughan Williams)
3. Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
4. 6 Underground (Sneaker Pimps)
5. Always a Woman (Billy Joel)
5 Things That Stay In My Handbag At All Times:
I like to remind my husband that "a true lady travels unencumbered" and travel sans handbag, but in the event I do:
1. Letterpress calling cards and moo chic and charming cards
2. Liberty handkerchief
3. Pill box containing migraine meds and zantac
4. USB key
5. Mini moleskin accordion file to keep receipts organized
1. Wordpress Magazine themes
2. My favorite bakery's sticky buns and homemade pop tarts
3. Classic champaign cocktails
4. Learning how to string and hand knot pearl necklaces
5. Frans Masereel
5 Places I'd Love to Go:
1. St. Petersburgh
2. Hong Kong
06 May 2008
05 May 2008
- Twitter: I'm liking twitter currently. It has allowed me to correspond with some of my frequent readers (and frequent reads) much more intimately than through trading comments on our respective blogs. Most people use twitter for two purposes: to provide a running commentary on their life or to promote something. My use of twitter is not entirely traditional. I have a wee bit of life commentary and a wee bit of blog promotion. I primarily use twitter to send out links to my favorite blog articles of the day, so that people with similar interests can share in my interesting finds. So far, I feel like this has resulted in mixed results. I think the thing I like the most about twitter so far is networking with other bloggers.
- Tumblr: While I use twitter to share links to my favorite articles, I use tumblr to share pictures from my favorite onilne articles. I think of these as "visual bookmarks" and an online inspiration journal. Personally, I would be much more likely to follow up on links from my tumblr page than my twitter page because the pictures on tumblr really draw me in. My tumblr page reveals that I am actually mostly obsessed with following decorating blogs online, despite the fact C&C has very little decor/home design. Here is my tumblr
- Sk*rt: Sk*rt is essentially digg for girls. It takes a long time to reap the rewards of digg, and sk*rt maybe similar, so I am reserving judgment. I did make the front page with one of my first submissions, but subsequent submissions have been buried.
- Sugarloving, also like digg for girls, except I think it is even more difficult to get something promoted than on sk*rt. Again, I am reserving judgment until I've been on it for a month or two. I am disappointed by their lack of bookmarking widget for my toolbar. I signed up for the Sugar network a few months ago, and have never spent much time there. Sugarloving might increase my time in the network. My previous experiences with Sugar were mixed. The network makes it difficult to promote external websites, and many users don't seem to link out of the sugar network.
- StoreAdore: StoreAdore is a brand new site that allows you to search for the hottest shops in your neighborhood or in a city you are planning to travel to. Their listings are pretty extensive. I am planning a shopping expedition to New York City this summer using StoreAdore to test the website's user friendliness, accuracy and recommendations. I will definitely be writing a longer post letting you know what I think sometime in July.
- Stylehive: A e-shopping community. Still trying to figure it out. I did start a Chic and Charming hive (you should join!)
- Stumble, ShopStyle, Polyvore, ThisNext: Other options that I am not currently examining.
- I am also not testing Coutorture. Back in the day, when C&C was young, I submitted to be included in the Coutorture community, and was not accepted at the time. They did offer some suggestions on how to make my blog a bit more about fashion in order to be accepted, but ultimately I decided that I like my content just the way it is. I totally respect their commitment to keeping their fashion community about fashion. I know many of my readers are part of this community, so I just wanted to let you know I did not leave you out :). If you would like to be part of the Coutorture network, which is a network of fasion bloggers, you can email them, their emails can be found here: Staff.
Image form blog.clickz.com
01 May 2008
Today is RSS awareness day! Personally, my web browsing habits changed forever when I signed up with google reader, and started receiving my favorite blogs by RSS instead of following the links in my blogroll to check on my favorite blogs everyday. When I was manually checking, it took forever and I was inevitably disappointed when I landed on a blog that had not been update. Now, I follow three times as many blogs and it takes half the time! I also love that google reader allows me to mark my favorite articles, and even share them with my friends. My blogs are all categorized with key words to make it easy to search for articles by topic! I highly recommend switching over to RSS!