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
Sunday, November 16, 2008
I love the splashes of red and brown the dress has with the tie and front neckline.
The only problem with the dress is it is $166.00 BEFORE shipping and tax is factored in. Grrr...everything I like costs more a decent chunk of money.
It would make a good party dress that isn't too flashy yet not boring either. And it is like the 80's Stephen Sprouse clothing.
Just another dress to think about for NYE in NYC.
Above: T-shirt Sash Dress in Black by GAP
It comes in three colours: black, heather grey, and smokey violet. I loved the violet but it isn't in my size anymore plus the black would be more versatile.
Still no NYE party dress but I am finding some great deals. I have to stop myself and just buy my NYE dress now.
Friday, November 14, 2008
It caught my eye because of the styling and the buttons on the sleeves:
How cool are those buttons?
The back view is also quite pretty:
The dress also comes in black
I just think the purple colour is a lot prettier.
And it would go pretty nicely with this bracelet as well:
At $61.00 the dress is not going to put a huge dent in the bank account. The bracelet is a steal at $11.00. I am definitely ordering the bracelet.
The dress...I am not sure where I would wear it at the moment since I spend most my days/nights in front of the computer working with Photoshop on photos. I suppose I should wait to buy clothes like that until I get moved and my social life restarts.
Still I love the dress and adore the bracelet.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
I saw this necklace which is beyond beautiful!
Above: 18 inch gold dipped free bird necklace- Dogeared Jewels
The saying on the card it comes on?
"never doubt your freedom! you create your own destiny. let this necklace be a reminder to fly headfirst into your future. fly high!"
This necklace would be a great reminder that one can do what they desire and creates their own future.
I cannot tell you how much I want this necklace! Sadly, it is $114.00 and out of my price range right now since I am saving to move and to go to NYC for NYE.
I really need a pretty necklace that would remind me that I "create my own destiny" right now to inspire me to get out there, move, start taking photos, and live the life I would love to live!
*Sigh* if only I had the money.
I'm Free- The Soup Dragons
Sunday, November 09, 2008
Above: Women's Cowl Neck Dress by Hype
I am not into sparkly or tacky looking night-out wear. At my age and with my looks that just screams "dated" or "trying too hard".
This dress has that plunge that says "I am going out to party" and looks very "me" in style at the same time.
I am thinking it would work with a good pair of boots (which I have) as well and strappy sandals (which I have). It could also be put under a coat and scarf for running around in the cold night air on NYE.
The minus is it is $180 dollars! That is a bit spendy but I do NEED a decent party dress.
I will be blogging dress possibilities until I find a dress I like for NYE in NYC....where I go out to dinner, see the ball drop (though not in Times Square), and hit a few parties.
Friday, November 07, 2008
Above: Dana, Downtown Spokane, Washington
I love her use of the scarf and how even her Puma bag is colour coordinated. Her hair also just rocks!
I ended up using Dana for a photoshoot:
Above: Dana, Sept.2008 by Shadownlite Photography
She was just a great model and I enjoyed taking photos of her.
I cannot wait to move so that I can take more street photography because I love doing it...and it can get me models for my photography.
Check me out at Modepass and add me there if you are a member. :)
Sunday, November 02, 2008
A friend in NYC has offered their futon couch as a place to crash and said I could "stay as long as (I) like".
It is tempting because I have never been to NYC and having a place to crash makes a visit cheaper. I would just have to pay for my food, transportation (subway + cabs), entertainment (when I don't get in places free), and airline ticket. The not having to pay for a hotel makes it so I can stay longer and not have a huge bite taken out of my bank account for lodging.
So I am pricing the airline tickets but if they are above $500 I will postpone the trip until later in January.
See, I want to visit NYC but not spend heaps of money because I need to save most my savings to move within the next two months. So, the pricing of airline tickets and feeling anxious about buying them happens for the next few days. I always get buyers anxiety when it comes to expensive things like plane tickets.
So we shall see if I head in that direction...everyone says I should "go for it".
Saturday, November 01, 2008
Okay, you may be saying....they might be cool in a "50's sci fi/spacesuit leggings" sort of way...until you see how they were styled by the website:
The added the t-shirt by the same designer and one of these ugly necklace choker necklaces by the same designer:
Above: Patent choker necklace by Pam Hogg
Maybe if you are Goth or dress extremely funky all the time it would work for you in a "so tacky it is cool way".
But wait...it gets worse!Above: Superwoman top by Pam Hogg
"Awww...how cute!" you may be thinking, "It looks okay to me"...just wait for the back view.
Yes, you are seeing right...the top has an attached CAPE! And it is paired with the leggings! Yikes!
But wait...it gets worse!
Above: Metallic jumpsuit by Pam Hogg
UGH! Yuk! WTF???!!! It's hideous!
"Maybe the site will find a cool way to style it for everyday use because I wouldn't have the slightest idea how to wear a 50's sci fi jumpsuit!" I thought.
Boy was I wrong...
They styled it with a black clutch purse, strappy sandals, and one of Hogg's disgusting chokers????? They have to be joking with people!
I cannot see where you could possibly wear any of Hogg's designs (except for the t-shirt on its own)!!!! They are truly tacky, dated looking, and too 50's sci fi movie costume for regular wear. Maybe if you wanted to pay couture prices for a Halloween costume it may work but, to style things like the jumpsuit with a clutch purse? OMG! How tragically funny!
I can see what the designer, Pam Hogg, is attempting (and enjoy her creativity) but, it just doesn't translate to real world wear.
Keep it ON the runway, please!