Monday, December 29, 2008
If my flight takes off tomorrow...I will be in NYC from 30th until 5th.
This means little internet access so see you all when I get back!
The song in my head at the moment:
"Paper Airplanes"- M.I.A.
See you when I get back!
I am a bit uncertain of how the trip will go. Hopefully smoothly and without any stress that I cannot handle.
I will do a little shopping while there and with the huge sales everywhere it's the perfect time of year.
So, any suggestions for places to shop in NYC that has funky, classy, not too steep priced (under $100) clothing/accessories?
Hook a gal up!
Thursday, December 25, 2008
"Supermassive Black Hole"- Muse
This song has become one of my ringtones on my cell as well as often listened to by me...and now I decide just how badly I want the Jeffrey Campbell heels in my last post.
How can a shoe loving girl like myself NOT love these shoes?I know I wear size 7 1/2 in Jeffrey Campbell flats but am not sure how his heels run in sizing. So I would not know if I wore size 7 1/2 or 8.
Anyone familar with the sizing on Jeffrey Campbell heels?
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Above: Shimmering Glass Pendant Necklace by Aris Geldis
Has a very 1920s/30s feel to it. I love the multi-colour stripes in the glass fans and how it is tri-leveled. I would so buy it but I am not into paying $304.00 (before tax) for a necklace.
Maybe if I was rich I would splurge and buy it for myself because I can think of so many outfits I could wear it with.
Is exactly like a necklace I almost bought when I was in Old Town, San Diego the last time I was in Southern California. I KNEW I should have bought it.
You can wear it long like in the above photo or double it up:
And it also comes in many colours:
Above: Orange, Clear, Multicolour, Brown, Red
As well as Black which they don't seem to have shown in the photos.
I love the Multicolour the best:
It is many shades of brown and really looks great against black clothing. I just love how the necklace is made up of beads and knotted to make the bigger "balls" on the necklace. It's so pretty.
I have actually asked for this necklace for my birthday because $20.00 is not a bad price and I really want it...and should have gotten the one I saw in Old Town.
My mum decided that she MUST have this for Christmas yesterday:
Above: The Tale of Despereaux Plush Mouse at F.A.O. Swartz
"Aww how cute!", you say.
"It's only $26.25?", you say.
"Oh no it's sold out everywhere!", you say after a bit of searching.
"I will try Ebay!", you say.
Then you see people are selling them for $120 plus on Ebay. $120+ for a 8 inch plush mouse! No f-ing way I am paying that much for a 8 inch stuffed mouse!
Turns out that this plushie is one of the hot, "must have", items of this Christmas and they didn't produce a lot of them so it is rare, rare, rare .
Looks like mum won't be getting what she wants this Christmas because there in no way in hell I am paying a high price for a plushie mouse that was originally $26.25!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
I got this back-up dress and well...it is too boxy on me and the ruffle along the neckline makes me look flat in the chest area...even when I wear a push-up bra. The material is paper thin and my mum suggested wearing a slip under it but that would make me have even less of a shape as it bulks up the material.
Yes, colour me not happy. It's too late for me to get another dress so I am stuck with this one as the other one is going back for refund...it's just way too "Granny" on me.
So, I am not feeling the dress...which takes a TON of wind out of my sails about NYE and other things have dampened my excitement of coming to NYC.
I am just not feeling excited anymore.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Wouldn't this red glitter look great over those bright holiday lipsticks???
A black glitter to put over a dark red and add some serious drama!
My favorite, the pink to put over pinks, lilacs, and shine that eyelid up.
The same company has some seriously intense eye dusts and eye glitters:
Which comes in some pretty intense colours:
All eye glitter and dusts are applied with a brush over a sticky surface like creme eye shadow. They give your eyes that extra "Wow!" and come in many colours.
You can also get the perfect pink blush:
This would be a great, light, pink to add some pop to your cheeks.
And they offer a Finishing Dust for face and body:
You dust this powder on your face as you would translucent powder and it adds a shimmer and helps cover imperfections. A great finish to a "going out" face.
Friday, December 12, 2008
They have cute "little black dresses" like these:
I love how it sparkles....and the length is nice as well.
Above: Zig Zag Sequin Tube Mini Dress (Black) By Glam
Just the right amount of sequins on this dress and with a strapless bra it would be great!
Both are fun and perfect for parties on NYE.
And then there are these that are not "little black dresses" and casual but cool:
Above: Modern Vogue Dress in Eggplant by Aryn K
Which I love the folded ruffles of and also comes in cream:
Above: Modern Vogue Dress in Cream by Aryn KFor a wrap dress with loose fit:
Above: Fingerprint Wrap Around Dress in Yellow at Lulu's Fashion Lounge
I love the bright colour and the print on that yellow dress. It almost looks kimono-like.Above: Siren's Net Wrap Around Dress in Blue/Grey at Lulu's Fashion Lounge
Which is similar in style to the yellow dress but different in colour and pattern.
Above: Songbird Dress in Warm Ash at Lulu's Fashion Lounge.
Which has a sheen to it and could be glitzed up easily.
Of course, I only find dresses I may wear, and won't break the bank, AFTER I order the black one that didn't suit me and the one that is on the way to me as back-up.
Life always seems to work that way for me.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Yes, I am hating the way the other looks on me so much I am one click away from returning it and getting a refund.
Above: Kiss Me At Midnight Dress in Black at Lulu's Fashion Lounge
It is cheaper, $51.50, and less fitted but it is also a bit more "fun" and shorter. I can wear my kick-ass heeled boots with it and my sparkly tights.
I will see how this one fits and if it fits well then the other dress is for sure being sent back for refund.
Yes, I am not liking the dress I have now THAT much.
I hope this dress fits right and that I don't feel 100 years old in it.
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
It makes me feel 100 years old. For added bonus annoyance, my mum has said it is "Way too low cut".
I am not feeling it and I am stuck with it because it is way too late in the game to go "funky" and fun...plus I shelled out the money I had to spend on a dress on it.
Low cut, too long, and blah. I will feel less than sexy and fun NYE in it.
Monday, December 08, 2008
Sunday, December 07, 2008
I did have a "moment in heaven" in Macy's when I wandered through the Handbag department and imagined what I would buy if I had "all the money in the world". I felt like Carrie Bradshaw from Sex in the City. Like Carrie, I have a huge love for shoes and handbags...and am always tempted to buy them when out shopping. Yesterday was no exception to this. I managed to not buy any shoes or purses which I am quite proud of.
I did, however, buy socks and a pair of winter tights at Macy's and 6 pairs of PINK underwear at Victoria's Secret (Hey, they had a free 6th pantie offer...I had to go for it). PINK is my favorite style of underwear because it is so comfortable and Victoria's Secret always has the "5 for $25" deal going on. One can never have too many pairs of underwear since they wear out rather rapidly due to constant wear.
Still I was really good and just bought gifts for family members. I was tempted to buy more for myself but managed to talk myself out of shoes, handbags, and other tempting things...including another bottle of Ma Dame perfume by Jean Paul Gaultier. I told myself I would wait and see what was gifted to me over the holidays and then buy what I still wanted afterward if I hadn't gotten it from family members.
I hope that every one's Christmas shopping is going well. Me, I am glad mine is done!
Thursday, December 04, 2008
Above: Grey Suede Lace Up Fur Round Toe Wedge Boots by Amiclubwear
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
You know...the people who hate brand names and look down on people who buy brand names. The ones who are all "anti-consumerism" to the extreme and go all preachy on you when you step foot into Starbucks. The people who would rather wear holey, falling apart, clothing than "participate in aiding corporate greed" by buying new clothing that doesn't fall apart in a month.
Yeah those people.
I ran into one yesterday who was HORRIFIED I bought a "designer" dress for NYE, gave me a long preachy rant about how I was contributing to "corporate greed" so was just as bad as the evil label making people, and now is looking down on me like they claim rich people look down on "normal people".
I bought the dress because I wanted something that was nice, would last longer than one wearing, and well, I like fashion.
There is a lot of thought and creativity put into the design of an item of clothing/jewelry/shoes/purse. In a way you are wearing a work of art...even if you buy clothes from Target or some other mass retailer because that item of clothing started out as a thought in some designer's head somewhere up the fashion ladder before it was mass produced.
People who look down on fashion designers or labels are doing the same thing as people who accuse any band who gets a record deal as "selling out" or hating people who finally "make it in the movies" because now they are "full of themselves and rich for doing hardly any work".
Heck, if you really think about it they are doing the same thing as a rich person so full of themselves that they treat all people who don't have money as servants, lazy, or not relevant to the world.
I ran into one of those "labels are evil" people yesterday and they attempted to try and take away my fun at making a purchase from a minor designer of fashion.
You know...it's rather sad and pathetic that people like this exist because it is reverse snobbery.
And you know...I am far from rich but I know how to shop the sales and I am not afraid to buy labels if I want something that will last years instead of just minutes into the first wearing.
So they can kiss my Tiffany & Co. bracelet-ed (it was gifted to me), Tadashi dress for NYE wearing, Jean Paul Gaultier Ma Dame perfume wearing, ass!
Monday, December 01, 2008
Above: black ruched v-neck dress by Tadashi
Yes, it is simple and not funky but I can glitz it up with accessories. I also have the necklace, clutch purse, and heeled boots to go with it.
Above: The back of the dress.
It is jersey knit so won't kill me in over-heating as I go from crowded room to outdoors. It has ruching which I like because it adds some pattern to the dress. It has a bit of stretch to it which is also important to me. The best part? It only cost me $152.44 because Bluefly.com was having a HUGE sale today.
I just need to get some tights/hose with a bit of sparkle to them to match the clutch purse. I also need to decide on bracelet and rings for the outfit which I have PLENTY of already.
So, I am a little sad it isn't funkier but all the really cool funky dresses were way out of my price range. This dress has class and is form fitting which I wanted in a dress anyway. It is also dressy enough to go to parties in without being over the top in shiny or sequined stuff.
So NYE dress search mission accomplished!
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Above: Ma Dame Perfume by Jean Paul Gaultier
It is so subtle and soft smelling...yet has spicy notes to it as well.
It seems to blend into my skin to the point where it smells like it is the natural fragrance of my skin...if my skin smelled like Ma Dame perfume.
I need to have this scent because I cannot stop smelling my wrists where I spritzed the sample of it.
I was relatively good this past year...someone gift it to me. :)
Above: Vennie Patent Flats - Black by Mossimo
I need more flat shoes since everything I own shoe-wise is heeled or flipflop...so I got them. They even look great with funky socks so good buy for me.
Now just to find the right dress...so difficult when I don't want to go above $200 for a dress but still want to look good.
Friday, November 28, 2008
Still no NYE dress...I am thinking about my option #1 I posted here a lot but worry it isn't dressy enough even though it is funky and "me".
The #1 Dress option to refresh memories:
I found two sites that have some decent party dresses and will be looking through them the next few days as I decide what I am going to do for a dress. that way if I decide against the above dress or they are out of my size in the above dress...I have my bases covered.
I did buy this necklace for NYE:
It's silver, it's simple, and it will go with many different outfits while not being overwhelming in size. I have wanted a piece of jewelry from Dogeared Jewels for ages as well.
I like the saying on the card because it fits right in with my life right now. This past year has been horrible for me for various reasons...I need to look at the new year as a new beginning. So, this necklace will mean a lot to me.
So, I have the necklace, purse, and a pair of black boots to wear...I just need a dress!
Who'd have thought looking for a NYE dress would be so hard?
Thursday, November 20, 2008
I am still looking for dresses for NYE though not as avidly as before. I haven't had a chance yet to look locally because I haven't felt up to going out and wandering through stores.
Online, I did find this cool sweater at 80's Purple:
Above: KISS ME DEADLY SWEATER in Black by Obey
I love the graphic design on it and the sweater is deep-v and light-weight.
I even have thought I could use to for NYE with the right skirt...but that leads me to trying to find the perfect skirt which is even harder than trying to find the perfect dress. Skirts just do not fit me right most of the time because I am "skinny" but not "stick thin skinny" in that I have a woman's curves while being thin. Makes finding the perfect fitting skirt a nightmare for me as they are all too tight or too loose most the time.
But the design:
Is so cool and it appeals to me. I am a sucker for a modern, stylized, graphic design element, print.
And I love the longer sleeves on it. They hit just midway down the hand. That is another thing I love since most long-sleeve shirts have too short of sleeves on me. So, I will definitely think about this sweater.
Strangely enough, the sweater brings this song into my head:
"Let's Go"- The CarsOnto other fashion subjects...
This nail polish:
Above: Metro Chick Nail Colour by Sephora by Opi
Just rocks my world!
It is the perfect shade of grey (quite warm yet dark) and slightly darker than in the photo/bottle when it dries. It dries extremely fast and doesn't bubble. A nail polish that doesn't bubble and dry fast is KICK ASS in my book.
I am wearing this shade often and loving it.
If you haven't bought this nail polish shade yet rush out to Sephora and buy it or order it on their website. And pssst...it is only $9.00 per bottle before tax.
I also received this bracelet:...that I have been excited about receiving and waiting on arrival through the mail.
The gold colour is an "antiqued" effect and it is chunky...and a bit heavy. I am super thin in the wrist so it fits me well...only moving up my arm about 4 inches.
This means that if you are a heavier lady...the bracelet will not be closing easily (if at all) on you...even with the toggle closure it has.
Just a little warning.
Okay, off I head to finish up online activities and then head to bed.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Above: Bird in Garden Necklace by Glamoramapuss
I am loving the bright necklaces there with all the detail that they have to them!
Above: Sea Life Necklace by Glamoramapuss
I am just in awe of the small little shells and coral in that necklace. I think this one is my favorite of the necklaces because I have always been in love with the ocean.
Above: Balance Necklace by Glamoramapuss
The Buddha head is gorgeous as well. Perfect for those into yoga and eastern art.
Above: Big Blue Bouquet Necklace by Glamoramapuss
Above: Lark & Wolff by Steven Alan Bow Party Dress