Sunday, August 31, 2008
Saturday, August 30, 2008
When I was 15, I would take my sister's clothes, wanting to look older than I was, because in my small town it felt like the world was revolving without me.
This morning I tried on my fancy dress and my too-high shoes and spun around my apartment - revolving, revolving, revolving around.
Friday, August 29, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Not to mention fall is almost here, which means I get to pull out my tights and hoodies and wrap up in long scarves.
Filene's has tights on sale for 75% off. I bought three. In black. But different shades of black... so it's totally acceptable.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
for 1-3 months, you are needed ASAP. One of the
biggest puppy mills in WV has been closed down. There were almost 1000 dogs - approx. 700 of those are dachshunds - and they all need homes. These dogs will probably have to be
euthanized if foster homes are not found. If you can commit to
a dog for 1-3 months, please email Brit and the Dachshund Rescue of North America at BritDunlop@aol.com ASAP!
Here is a video from the bust: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
Go and call... I will continue to sit here and debate if I can actually swing taking a pup in for a bit.
1. Furla bag (Afrodite please!)
2. sewing machine
3. a watch - nothing danty. I am looking for a big, chunky men's watch
4. to watch a show at 930 club from the balcony above the stage
and yes, I know I am ridiculous.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Hard Candy is having a major clearance and everything is 75 % off. That means makeup, nail polish, lip gloss, eye shadow... you get the picture. And if you spend more that $60 they will ship it for free.
So stop reading and start shopping!
Monday, August 25, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
I am totally content in a white Hanes tee and some Target flip flops... but when it comes to jeans (and purses), I am a total snob. For one main reason, I hate when the butt of jeans gets stressed out and starts to look saggy.
I just discovered Gap's new low rise bell ($60) and they are absolutely fabulous.
Go... now... buy... wear... love... thank me later.
crowls got real serious about the dance party that took place at the 42 minute mark.
DK got serious with his beer
and the ride back with the top down was seriously scary.
Friday, August 22, 2008
I have been insisting that the wall in my bedroom is blue.
"What color blue?" my mom keeps asking.
"Blue, blue!" I keep answering.
Finally I just took a picture of said wall and emailed it to her. This morning I got this reply...
"This will make you laugh... The color looks gray. Is it a VERY gray-blue? Doesn't matter. I'll send a few skirts, you pick, and eventually return what you don't want. Friday Hugs"
I am guessing now isn't a good time to mention that I actually had a class on colors in grad school... is it?
Oh well, like momushka says... Friday Hugs!
The new cupcake spot in Dupont is open!
And it couldn't have come at a better time, since lately I seem to be very, very into those little bits of deliciousness.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
I am taking a little tech-holiday from posting for the next few days.
But if I were to post, these are the things I'd be talking about...
- Kiehl's new green product line
- the fact that LV raises their prices 5% twice a year
- my serious need of some sunshine and a tan
- frozen yogurt... one of my favorite topics
ocean covered kisses,
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
Here are a few of her gems from our 15 minute phone conversation this evening:
"Tell me darling, how many times a week are you going to yoga?"
"Oh maybe 3 or 4"
"Can't you go 7 days. Why aren't you doing that?"
"Because I don't have the time or energy for that Nana!"
"False, darling, yoga gives you energy. Of course you can go 7 days. Start going."
"There are no good men left. They don't make them anymore. I got the last one. Just get used to being with yourself, it's much better company anyway."
"Yeah but I would still like to meet someone."
"Well, maybe at yoga. It's not that hard. I am 90 and have men flirting with me all the time. As they should. Then I just smile and go on my way."
On my apartment:
"So, tell me about where you live." "
It is cute. It's in the city, but I have a little patio, so it doesn't feel like it."
"But is it safe?"
"Yes very, I have bars on my windows."
"Sigh, move somewhere safe. No one wants to look at bars. It's like jail."
Then she had to go because it was "her busy hour" and other people were trying to call.
It has been one hell of a week. My high school best friend just had her baby (after 34 hours of labor... yikes!), I have been out of the house before 8am every morning and haven't made it home before 8pm, we got to celebrate the birthday of one very awesome lady, and other fun stuff I am too pooped out to mention.
And this weekend only looks better. Did someone say WINE TOUR?!
One bus, 25 of our closest friends, three wineries, and lots and lots of vino. This could get messy (in the best possible way).
kisses for friday!
What: District Sample Sale
When: Tuesday, September 9, 6:30 - 9:30pm
Where: The Galleria at Lafayette Centre. 1155 21st Street, NW
Cost: $40 per ticket
Click here for more info.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
But I do know one thing... this total lack of humidity these past few days has me excited for Fall. I am already plotting my cool weather wardrobe.
One question... knee socks over tights, yes or no?
I think I like!
Monday, August 11, 2008
2. There is nothing better than cuddling with your Nana Ondash. There's magic in those hugs.
3. Never cry over a boy. Let him cry over you instead.
4. Always moisturize.
5. A girl can never have too many purses, no matter what her age.
6. Everyone will have an opinion. Yours is the only one that should matter.
7. Live in Europe at some point in your life. It will change how you see the world.
8. Don't let your daddy dress you. Fashion is not his forte.
9. Ignore the "mean girls". They will end up miserable, with frizzy hair and bad fashion sense.
10. A good song can change everything.
... to be continued.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
It's a great cause and a great effort by her (cause let's be honest, our butts aren't about to walk 60 miles in three days)! So be a pal and help her raise some cash. Click here to make a contribution.
1. My Tom Ford for Prez tee finally came and it is FABULOUS. If you haven't ordered one yet, don't wait!
2. I am currently obsessed with drilling. I have been wandering around my apartment for two days looking to see where I can drill a new hole and hang something. Some things maybe crooked, but I finally got those pictures off my floor and onto the walls.
Hey my little fashion guru.
My roomate got me this "legalize LA" shirt and I saw it on 2 people at Lolla. I really love it but have no idea what it is all about. Doug? Gay marriage? LA? Anyways I was wondering if you've seen it and possibly know what the deal with it is.
Peace and cookies. R
No worries... auntie fashionista has the answer.
Legalize LA is a campaign by American Apparel that is aimed at bringing attention to the more than 1 million immigrants that live in LA and contribute to it socially, economically and culturally. AA is trying to bring attention to getting these people the opportunity to becoming legal residents of the US.
Friday, August 8, 2008
Hanging around D.C. this weekend and not sure where to spend your hard-earned money? Lucky for you I put together a weekend shopping guide for Brightest Young Things. Click here to check it out. Plus, it's still Tax Free until Sunday!
Thursday, August 7, 2008
And I thought I was cute the day I wore a Nemo band-aid on my toe. C'est la vie!
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Did you hear that Daily Candy just got bought by Comcast for $125 million?
Do you know what Daily Candy is?
If you don't, then you should start to read it... daily.
And Comcast, please don't turn this fun little site into something boring, corporate, or worse, something that only actually works half of the time... you know, sort of like my cable service.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Did you know that married men change their underwear twice as much as single men?
And that Italians wear red, Argentineans wear pink, and Brazilians wear brand new underwear on New Years Eve?
Now you do... Happy National Underwear Day!
Entries must be original, in the form of a limerick, and appropriate for a family website (no swearing, my loves). Entries will be received starting on Wednesday, August 20th and voting on the finalists will go until September 3rd.
Click here for all the details, rules and whatnot.
Monday, August 4, 2008
Best dressed guy
Fedora-inspired hats were everywhere (damn my short hair... definitely not hat friendly!). The girl looked like she was having so much fun dancing around in hers. And the guy looked totally crush-worthy with his retro bag, long hair and straw hat.
The picture doesn't do this girl's outfit justice, but she had on high-waisted black spandex shorts, a halter bikini top and heart sunglasses. It was all so absurd, but put together sort of just worked on her. (click on picture to make it larger and get a better look)