Thursday, December 31, 2009

Almost 2010, Happy New Year!

Why am I staying in on NYE you may wonder?

I am saving money for a move within the next two (or so) months so need to pinch every penny I can for it. I would love to be out in a big city, enjoying the nightlife, this NYE but, that was not an option this year. So, I sit here in my robe, with a glass of champange, and listen to Pandora radio while writing a blog entry.

I have started on one of my new year's plans. I bought myself this daily planner:

Above: Moleskine Colour A Month 2010 Daily Planner

I have vowed to get more orgainized this year even if it is just making a daily list of things to check out or a reminder to think of blog entries. This daily planner totally will get me in the spirit since it is in list format for the days, or at least I am using the daily entries like lists.

I have a deep love for lists because I can make them and check off list items as I complete them. So, this planner is perfect for me. I am already loving it and I have only added a few things for tomorrow to be done so far. I think the planner and I are going to have a great relationship this year. We have already started out on the right foot.

If you simply must have a planner like mine...hurry up and buy it because this style sells out fast.

And now, to chase out any bad feelings that may linger from the past year, I give you PiL (Public Image Ltd.):

Happy New Year To Everyone!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Camoflauge Evidence Of Those Late Nights.

I have never been a woman who liked concealer despite being a bit of a night owl who got little sleep.

I just hated the stickiness of the concealing sticks and liquids that just never seemed to stay put. I would resort to patting a bit of foundation over the dark circles, blemishes, and imperfections as opposed to using concealer to avoid concealer failure when it came to hiding things on my face that needed camoflauge.

Then I was gifted with this in my Christmas stocking this year:

Above: Smooth Minerals Concealer by Avon

I didn't think that a powder concealer would work and figured it would be too clumpy on top of foundation. I decided to give it a try and decided it is the BEST concealer I have ever used!

You use a brush to apply a tiny amount to the dark circles, blemishes, and imperfctions. They just disappear and it only takes a tiny bit of the concealer! It also is extremely long lasting and that is important for us ladies on the go.

The price tag is only $9.00 (at the moment) so hurry over to and order yourself will be glad you did.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

In Which I Use Christmas Money.

I am a huge fan of the brightly coloured tennis shoes available in Europe. I curse the fact that most US stores have boring sneakers. in black, white, or blue. We miss out on so many interesting colour combos living here in the States.

Then I saw these at the Puma website and fell in love:

Above: Cabana Racer II Women's Running Shoes

So, that is where my Christmas cash is the purchase of these shoes. I cannot wait to get them and wear them. So excited!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Sometimes...I Just Need To Splurge.

I was wandering the Internet and came across this ring:

Above: Royal Wreath Ring by Francesca's Collections.

It is just so gorgeous and looks really impressive on the hand:

Since it was only $12.00 (US) I decided to splurge and buy it. I know, I should not have and it is the last thing I buy for a while. I need to save for my move after the New Year so, no more fun buys for me.

The ring also comes in goldtone:

So, if the ring catches your eye and you were not into the silvertone version....there is goldtone for you.

Just had to share.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Post In Which I Love On Peep-Toe/Sci Fi Boots.

I know, a lot of you detest peep-toe booties. You claim boots are not suppose to show off your toes and it makes them "useless" as boots. You hate and spit venom in their general direction. Fine and dandy.

Me? I LOVE them.

They have that sci-fi, "the world has come to an end and I am a survivor", I will kick your ass with my ninja moves, lock and load your gun, look to them. Like something out of Road Warrior, Blade Runner, or Resident Evil , worlds in celluloid where a woman makes do with what she has whilst battling off mental, evil,  people or zombies trying to kill her.

I love the clothing looks from films because the costume designers can get creative and when that happens, it catches my eye.

How can a girl into edgy shoes not love these?

Above: Sandra Open Toe Wedge Booties by Pour la Victoire

The weathered-looking brown leather, the strap criss cross, the side zip, the open toe and heel, and the wedge all make me smile at the booties. I would wear them in a heartbeat because they are unique looking and look sturdy for walking in.

Or these, How can you hate these?

Above: Plenty 01 Chestnut Peep Toe Belt Wrapped Bootie by Anne Michelle

They have a heel and a wrapped buckle. That is all I need to make me seriously want them. The colour is perfect as well. Heck they are even affordable at $38.50!

I will also be the first line for these beauties:

Above: Black Cinch Tall Boots by Jeffrey Campbell

They are not peep-toe but, scream sci fi/martial arts/vampire movie a la Underworld. Yes please!

So hate the look to these boots all you want. I will be the small, but growing, group of people who embrace these styles and stick my tongue out at you all.

I just be over there...drooling.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Dear Santa,

Wanted From Santa For Christmas: Serious boyfriend who is intelligent, funny, caring, compassionate, supportive, attractive, and well-read.

Must dig: movies, books, travel, art, music, good food, cultural events, and good conversation.

Must like wearing clothing like this:

Above: Red/Black Hunting Check Jacket by Woolrich John Rich & Bros.

I mean look at this jacket!

It would look smashing and a bit Alexander McQueen-esque! I would so love to see  a guy wearing this and not have the guy go "No thanks!" on my suggesting a look like this for him when we go out.

Look at the back:

It's just a stunning jacket!

So, Santa, I know you are out there listening some where. Please take note of my request and see if you cannot stir up a guy for me who WOULD be caught dead in this type of jacket my way.


Tuesday, December 08, 2009

What Shoes Would You Pair With This Gown?

Remember this gown:

Above: Silk-Blend Plunge-Front Dress by Alexander McQueen

It looks like this from behind:

Let's say, you were going to wear it to a formal event. Ignore the fact that the plunge may put you off wearing the dress because you are not that daring. That is besides the point.

The point I am making?

What shoes would you pair with this dress?

I love the dress and it got me thinking about this very thing since the colour of the dress is so intense and not the usual formal occasion colour. I know it needs heels (possibly platform heels to make sure the dress hangs right) but, am not sure what heels to pair with it. Something unique or strappy? Silver, gold, black, or another colour?

What shoes would you pair/wear with this dress?