Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Wedge It In!

Wedge sandals are super comfy and still give you heel height without the pain. I say that's a win-win situation!

Emma Pink Laria wedge $59.50

Nine West Rusty ankle wedge $88.95

Frye June slingback $198

Luke $114.99 and Lyra $104.99 wedges both by Harajuku Lovers

Frye June T strap $198

Dolce Vita Triton woven wedge sandal $175

Pink Studio London wedges $95

Christian Louboutin gladiator platforms $495

Alloy Raven wedge $39.50

Emilio Pucci cork wedge $346.50

Friday, May 15, 2009

Things I've learned this week.....

1. I love the underdog. I have been doing some substitute teaching and I find myself drawn to the chubby kid with their shirt buttoned wrong and pizza stains on their pants, they are adorable to me. I'm not going to touch them, but they are cute nonetheless. AND this look only works for 3rd grade and under....

2. I laugh everyday, no matter what the circumstances.

3. I am a better public speaker than I thought I was. (In my mind, anyway.)

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Mother Knows Best?

My mom sent me a care package a couple of weeks ago (although I am waaaaay past college age but I tend to think of care packages as proof that she cares) and inside my box was a link chain belt. Hmmmm, interesting, I thought....I do not, I repeat, NOT let my family shop for me, I am a very specific (i.e. picky) shopper and I like to change aspects of my look so no one knows what look I will gravitate to next. (Like now I am on the lookout for a denim pencil skirt to try a preppy, boho look. But...I digress.) Skeptically, I tried the belt on and I must say, was pleasantly surprised! Chic yet simple, I am looking to pair this with a tank dress, gladiator sandals and multiple bangles. I found a long and a shorter option at one of my fave shopping spots, Forever 21.

And for a mere $10.90 and 16.90, what's not to love?

American Apparel rib racerback dress $26; Gap garment dyed dress $39.50

Urban Outfitters Deena & Ozzy wavelength chain belt $16.99 (on sale!) Forever 21 assorted
chain belt $12.80

White House Black Market multi chain belt $68; Dillards Fossil chain belt $36

But a bigger question looms. Could mom really know what's best for me? Or is this an isolated fashionable incident? The jury is still out on that but thanks, mom!

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

2009 Met Costume Institute Gala

Celebrities turned it on and out for the 2009 Met Costume Instutute Gala exhibition, The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion. The exhibition examines “the reciprocal relationship between high fashion and evolving ideals of beauty and focuses on iconic fashion models of the 20th century and their roles in projecting, and sometimes inspiring, the fashion of their respective eras.”

Celebs in attendance:

Rihanna; Tyra Banks

Renee Zellwegger and Victoria Beckham

Helena Christensen

Mary Kate Olsen; Kanye West and Amber Rose

Ashley Olsen; Madonna

Katy Perry; Kerry Washington

Kirsten Dunst; Justin Timber Lake and Jessica Biel

Heidi Klum; Anne Hathaway

Leighton Meester; Eva Mendes

These galas are normally high fashion yet this year the theme screamed high camp. WTH is going on here?

Friday, May 01, 2009

Random acts of kindness

In these times of cutting back, here are a few things that cost you nothing:

1. Compliment someone. If you receive great service somewhere, let the manager know. We are quick to point out when things go wrong, let someone know when things are great as well. A kind word can really brighten someone's day.

2. Visit the website Wish Upon a Hero to see how you can grant someone's wish.

3. Collect the magazines that you have around the house and donate them to a local shelter.

4. Give your seldom worn shoes to people in need around the world at Soles 4 Souls.

5. If you need to buy something online, check iGive.com first. If you shop from one of the 700 retailers listed, a portion of your purchase price will be donated to a charity of your choice.



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