Thursday, July 31, 2008

A Break from Fashion

It's been a pisser of a week. (Yes, I just said pisser.) Work's madness, my personal life is bumming me out, my new fish only lasted 48 hours before he died, and a co-worker asked me if I was pregnant (umm, far from it and who asks that anyway?!)

But just when I am about ready to give in and crawl under the covers until 2009, I get a solid piece of advice... "look at the future as a bright light and not a dark cave."

Best friends are kind of like ice cream; they just sort of have a way of making it all better.

MidCity Dog Days

Tomorrow I am off to Chicago for a much needed escape from the city. While I am dancing around at Lollapalooza, you should be dancing your way down to the MidCity Dog Days of Summer Sale. Click here for a complete list of stores.

And don't forget to report back so I can be jealous of all of your fabulous finds.

windy-city covered kisses,

Another New Cut

No matter how short my hair, he always finds more to cut off. No matter how blonde, there is always another shade lighter. No matter how dark, we find a new deeper brown.
And everytime I leave slightly shocked, totally stoked and already planning my next new look.
Some people have hobbies, I have a hairdresser.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Interview with a Romeo (tom ford for prez)

Click here to read my interview with Logan Neitzel, the romeo in the design team romeo+saint (fyi, Blayne Walsh is the saint and also one of my fav characters on project runway). The fashionable duo created my favorite shirt to ever be seen on tv, also known as the Tom Ford for Prez t-shirt.

cotton covered kisses,

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Today By the Numbers

5 Modest Mouse songs on the walk to work
4 bracelets on my wrist
3 pictures of Florence on The Satorialist
2 Tom Ford for Prez shirts on their way
1 person on my mind

Monday, July 28, 2008

Snap, Crackle, POP!

Don't forget to hit up Pop this week for their closing sale. Right now everything is 40% off, but this weekend it goes up to 50%.

shop, shop, shop, shop, shop, spend, shop


Everyday Life

There's a univeral language
I shall learn to speak
Maybe then I will find
The answers that I seek

Sunday, July 27, 2008

The Weekend's Best Looks

white romper on the way to a bachelorette party

peach dress at Jin (everyone was drooling over her outfit)


My favorite post secret so far...

Friday, July 25, 2008

Holy Wow!

My friend Kathy (who is fabulous) just sent me this link.
Not only did something I wrote for brightest young things make the, but they also referenced this blog!


time to go drink some wine!

Fall Into You

I am in a clothing slump. My sundresses are boring me, my tank tops aren't flattering me and my shoes aren't cutting it. I need Fall to come and a huge increase in my bank account to appear so that I can go revamp my closet.

the end.

Wedding Wedding Wedding

Last I night I went with a friend to help her pick out shoes to go with her wedding dress. Which got me thinking of my wedding dress. And the shoes. And the veil. And the fact that my dress will be short, my veil will be long (think 8 feet long) and my shoes will be very high.

Oh wait, I am not engaged. Maybe I should just think about all that laundry that is piling up on my bedroom floor instead.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Real or Fake-Out?

This morning while I was waiting in Starbucks for my much needed coffee, I found myself noticing a fabulous thick black leather bag on one of the other customers. After spending a few seconds trying to figure out if it was real or fake, I got the urge to smell it. (which I didn't!)


Because I wanted to know if it smelled like yummy real leather or gross fake pleather. Then I would know if it was real or fake.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Logan = Tom = Tee

Mystery solved! The mastermind behind the 'Tom For for Prez' tee is named Logan Neitzel and he lives out in Seattle. Google him and I guarantee you will be people crushing in about 5 seconds. I am going to interview Logan for brightest young things later this week... so stay tuned.

In the meantime, you can go here to get your pretty little hands on a shirt of your own.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Trivia Time - Critical Shopper version

Can you define these 3 terms:
1. oonce oonce music
2. gaycationer
3. luxury slutgear

Now go to this article and see if you were right.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Drew + Eve = Saline

This little piece of gossip just landed in my inbox from my sister:

"New flash. Drew Barrymore has been living in Saline the past few weeks. She is here filming a movie with the actrees/singer Eve. I hope I see her. She bought a house down the street on Michigan Ave. I am getting a pedicure at my local spot and they said Eve has come in twice to get her nails done. I guess Saline isn't totally off the map!"

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Fashion is Alive, I am Not

Too much fun and too little sleep has left me with a case of the sniffles. So while I cozy up to some blueberry green tea, you should head over to Brightest Young Things and read up rompers, the gape and more.

sneezey covered kisses,

Sunday Funday!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Hot Hot Summer

It's too hot to be outside, so instead I am going to head over to Pop to check out their sale and hopefully score some new sunglasses.
If you're too tired/hungover/lazy/hot to leave the house, head over to the Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale and click away.

candy covered kisses,

Friday, July 18, 2008

Banana Talk

A friend sent me some pics of Banana Republic's new line.
Their new designer knows what is up.
I love it. You'll love it. Just wait!

New Designer Alert

I love supporting new, young designers... especially when they are right here in D.C. Which is why I am super excited about Rochelle Behren's sample sale on July 30th. Go check it out and show the budding designer some love.
Plus, there will be cocktails!

Tom Ford for Prez

I love Tom Ford. And I love a good t-shirt.
Which I why I am press-diddely-essed to get my hands on the "Tom Ford for Prez" shirt that one of the contestants wore on Project Runway the other night.

So far, the mysterious tee can't be found anywhere... but I am not done looking.
It will be mine, oh yes, it will!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Texting in the Morning

me: just saw a mom drop her kid with green hair off for school. That's gonna be your little girl. Awesome! (though I hope it's with pink hair instead)

sis: how about brown hair with pigtails!

me: I didn't know prep school chic was making a comeback.

sis: pigtails always look good on little girls, especially with colorful tights and rainboots

me: can they be dyed pink at the ends?

sis: of course, if that's what she wants. Her mom is a hairdresser!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Trivia Time

Which one of these items is #1 on a certain someone's wish list?

1. long pearl necklace
2. Maybelline's The Colossal Mascara
3. turquoise strappy flat sandals
4. Ashley Paige bikini

Sunday, July 13, 2008

H Street Martini Bar

Make a perfect replica of your life
Cut the paper with exacto knife
Tape it up, tape it up

Ready, Set, Sleep

Things get real deep today, as I explore how to cure the total inability to sleep on Sunday nights.
Check it out here.

The City Has Gone Mad

Even though I know DC is full of crime, I never feel unsafe... mostly because I am so removed from most of the things that happen. Until this morning when I went to get some coffee from Tryst and ended up running down 18th street and into a stranger's car after gun got shot about 20 feet from me. A group of men were fighting and running down the street, when one of them decided to start shooting. A guy in a car yelled for me to get in, along with 2 other strangers, as the brawling men came running down the street toward us. The driver called the police and we watched as they came and took some of the men down.
Then it was over, I got out and continued on my way.

Like a said, nice little Sunday morning in DC. Thank g-d no one was hurt!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Fall on Me

Since it is hot and humid outside, I decided to cool myself down by looking at some of the big trends for fall. Think sexy and classy, with a touch of the masculine. Lots of fitted vests, big, fat plaid prints, sequins, and for some reason bow blouses. What is a bow blouse? Why, it is a blouse with a huge bow at the collar... obvi.

Either way, I like what I am seeing. But for now I am happy to slip into a little dress, some flip flops and call it a day.

Too Much Fun

I am trying something new.
Read me.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Shopper's Delight

I love to buy stuff. I am not just talking about shoes or clothes. Put me in a Rite Aid with $20 and I am like a kid in a candy store.

Tonight I came home with a glade plug-in, lemonade, paper towels, q-tips, and a new In Touch magazine. I am very aware that it is not normal how excited I get when I take everything out of the bag. But then again, I never claimed to be normal.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Tonight By the Numbers

5 minutes of the Banana sale
4 shirts still not ironed
3 rounds of skee ball
2 drinks at happy hour
1 melatonin

good night.


Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Look of the Week

Say hello to my future niece or nephew. Belly never looked so good!

Pop's Closing - You Get a Sale

Who: Pop
What: Countdown to Closing Sale

Where: 1803a 14th St, NW
When: starts this friday!
Why: Pop is closing its doors for good this August

The details:
Everything is 20% OFF and every week after, take an additional 10% off!
That means that August 1-2nd, everything will be 50% off.
On August 3rd, their last day, everything will be 50-75% off.

.. and thanks Sheila for being one of the first to bring cute, affordable style to DC. You will be missed!

For the Girl Who Sees Stars

In continuation of my quest for comfy city shoes that still look stylie, I bring to you the TopShop Heaven Star Sandal.
And for £22.00, they are totally affordable... even with the sinking dollar.

Gossip Girl Style

Why does this NY Times article about the clothing on Gossip Girl make me feel like the show has become the new Sex and the City for the high school crowd?

Monday, July 7, 2008

Playing With My Heart Strings

Everyone has a playlist they listen to when they have a bad day, or a bruised heart, or kind of feel like life is kicking their ass a little.

This is mine:
1. 9 Crimes - Damien Rice
2. Ghost - Howie Day
3. Breathe Me- Sia
4. With You - Stars of Track and Field
5. The Blue Notebooks - Max Richter
6. Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
7. Rainy Monday - Shiney Toy Guns
8. Brokedown Palace - Grateful Dead

Le sigh...

Vampire Weekend - Oxford Comma

The Oxford comma will be the death of me before this day is over.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Lettie Gooch Independence Sale

Not sure what to do with that 4th of July hangover? Walk yourself over to Lettie Gooch for their sidewalk sale on Saturday and Sunday. Free refreshments will help rehydrate you, while the markdowns will tempt you into buying new summer styles. And don't worry about overspending... you can just blame it on the hangover.

Now This Is Style

flawless. perfection. love it.
the end.

This Morning By the Numbers

5 crushable outfits
4 metallic bags
3 people wearing a bluetooth
2 popped collars
1 very sleepy me

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Look of the Week

I know a lot of people will disagree with me, but I think that Miss Osbourne looks absolutely adorable here. Not only am I a huge fan of the green jacket and Wellies, but if I could have skin that pure I'd be smiling too.