Thursday, November 29, 2007

You're Blushing!!!!!!!!

Looking for the perfect way to spruce up your beautiful face??? Try blush!!! Blush is the perfect way to create a winter glow!!!!! I love peaches and pinks and bronzers work wonders!!! If you aren't sure what hue is right for you, here are a few that you can't go wrong with. In fact, the November issue of InStyle magazine did a feature on shades of blush for dark skin. They actually recommended two shades that I personally use. First up is Nars in Exhibit A or ! It packs a punch! This bright orange shade is sure to turn up the heat, but you can control the degree depending on how you decide to apply. I recommend MAC's blush brush #129 for $34.

If you are looking for something a little more subtle, try MAC's Format(bronzey peach), Gingerly(peachy-pink), or Peaches(light orange-my Fav)! All of these colors blend very well with all skin tones and are affordable at $17.50. You can find MAC just about anywhere these days and I strongly suggest trying them on at home to get a better idea of how they look. I always find the lighting in Nordstrom or department store counters give an inaccurate portrait of make-up color. Bloomingdale's also carries both MAC and Nars!!!

So get out there and let'em see you Blush!!!!!!!!!!

Live long and Blush Well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Frank lands in the States!!!!!!!!!!

The extraordinary, powerhouse, wild-child, bee-hive wearing, soul-stirring, Amy Winehouse has arrived State-side! The talented Brit's first album "Frank" has made its way to the US of A and if you enjoyed or are still enjoying "Back to Black" you most definitely want to check out "Frank"!!!! My fav's include: F*&k Me Pumps(oh its the bomb!!!), Stronger than me(jazzy, neo-soul), I Heard Love is Blind(absolutely beautiful), Moody's Mood for love(classic remake, and she works it!), and my all time favorite on this album(can you tell I really like it?), Brother(this one is the best!!!!). The whole album rocks from start to fin! But I will let you be the critic!!!

Grab "Frank" today on itunes or pick up your own personal copy at or or today, and lets swap notes!!! Send me a comment and let me know your thoughts!!!!

This young woman may have a lot going on in her personal life, but the is the not so unusual plight of the most gifted of artists(i.e. Billie Holiday, Miles Davis, D'angelo, Jim Morrison...and the list goes on). So, embrace talent when you see it!!!


Live long and Enjoy Music!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, November 26, 2007

I'm Blouse-y!!!!!!!!!!

Blouses, Blouses, Blouses, Everywhere!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kelis may be "Bossy", but you can be "Blouse-y" and here's how:

Transitioning your Fall wardrobe to Winter can be a little tricky, but I have the perfect solution. Not a new trick,but a trend that has definitely carried over from season to season, layering with hot, girly, silky, Blouses!!!! Blouses are a Fall/Winter staple! They can be dressed up and down! Perfect for a day at the office, school, or night out on the town! Pair these great tops with cute pencil skirts or your favorite pair of skinny jeans or my favorite look: go retro: silk blouse and high-waist wide leg pants or jeans! They are also perfect for holiday functions or New Year's celebrations(party dresses blog is coming)! You are sure to get a few comments like, "Ooh, cute top", or "I love your blouse, where can I find that?" Whatever, it may be, you are sure to turn heads and look absolutely cute in the process! And for another look, try layering your blouse-y look with a cute, solid colored, turtleneck or crew neck tissue tee(check out these from J.Crew)!!!

jcrew/layer $30

Here are a few other finds:

Casual/ Ella Moss $128 Anthro

Dressy/Corey Lynn Calter $162

Casual/C and C $88 Shopbop

Dressy/Sunner $260

Dressy/Iro $154

plaid/Forever21 $24


jcrew $135

Now, you can be Blouse-y too!!!!!!!

Live long and Blouse Well!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Ice Ice Baby!!!!!!!!

Tis the season to get your skate on, ice skating that is!!!! One of my favorite things to do that I rarely get out and do is back in effect and I promise I will be gearing up and getting my Debi Thomas on...Remember her?

The National Gallery Sculpture Garden is well known for it's outdoor skating rink, which offers seasonal music along with a cup of refreshing hot cocoa!!!!!

I have also discovered another downtown outdoor rink that promises up to date tunes and a good time! Pershing Park, located at 14th and Pennsylvania Ave NW. They offer snacks and lessons if needed!!!!

So polish up those skates and always be fashionable wearing your cute fuzzy hat and muffs! And have a "skating" good time!!!!!!


Live long and Skate Well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, November 19, 2007


Well it is official...Winter is on the rise. And one needs to be prepared to battle the cold! So, why not have the right accessories? Some of the essentials(and Im still working on my essentials list courtesy of Mr. Tim Gunn) would include: a cute scarf, gloves, hat, and perhaps ear muffs!!! Hats are all the rave this season, from cute houndstooth riding hats to french berets, to over the top Russian foxes!!! Whatever your wardrobe and budget are craving, it's out there for you!!! I am loving the hats and accessories by a relatively new designer, Eugenia Kim!!!! Her hats are clever and cute and very warm and ultra chic!!!!! You may pay a pretty penny, but they are totally worth the investment!!! Check her out!

eugenia kim @

Banana and Anthropologie also offer a great selection of scarves and hats, which also make excellent holiday gifts...'Tis the season!!!!

And for those of you who lose a glove here, loan out a scarf (that's never to be seen again) there, Forever 21 has just what you need, modern looks for affordable prices!!!! Check out some of my finds and bundle up...It's getting cold out!!!!!


convertible glitten! $6.80

cableknit scarf $10.80

Live long and Dress Warm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Quickie!!!!! Project Runway Starts Tonight!!!!!!

Hey All!!!!

Just wanted to let you know the one of my favorite reality series returns tonight for a brand new season of fashion drama!!! Project Runway!!!!!!!!!! Bravo's awesome series, hosted by the uber cute Heidi Klum and style gurus: Michael Kors, Nina Garcia, and my fav, Tim Gunn are all back and ready to find the next "it" designer!

I've already pinpointed my favorite, co-founder of Sistahs of Harlem designer and stylist, Carmen Webber. Check out her website: I will be keeping my eye on her for sure!!!!

New season starts tonight at 10pm on Bravo!!!!!

Live long and Dress Well!!!!!!!!!!

Wanna Get Lucky?????

Lucky Brand jeans online is offerning Friends and Family discounts of 20% off any online purchases starting November 14-17th!!! They are also offering $3 Flat Free Shipping. Offer applies to standard ground shipping only. International or Express Shipping are excluded. Valid at in the U.S. only. This Offer will be automatically applied to qualifying orders during checkout. It is not valid in Lucky Brand Stores or Outlets. It's not valid on previous purchases or gift cards and cannot be combined with other offers.Returns or Internet related inquiries:Lucky Brand Jeans-Returns- 1150 Laurel Lane, Suite 100, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401General comments/questions:Lucky Brand Jeans Customer Service, 5233 Alcoa Ave, Vernon, CA 90058

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Thanks Kel!

Happy Shopping!!!!

Live long and shop Lucky!!!!!!!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Two Timing...Two Toned

Two-timing boyfriends...Two-timing girlfriends...Two-timing jobs...Whatever the scenario, two-timing has never been the "in-thing" to do, until now!!!!!

What's hot now???? Two-toned shoes!!!! You can find them in an assortment of shades and styles! From hot-pink to navy ballet flats to suede & leather pumps!!!! Nine West carries some chic styles in both flats and boots. You can also check out a great selection at J.Crew and Shopbop. My fav's are the two-toned, ballet flat, reminiscent of the classic Chanel flat (but not the Chanel price), by Tory Burch!!!!! She is becoming a classic in her on right!!!!! I feel a quickie coming on!!!!!

Who would have thought that Two-Timing would ever be acceptable. Well, now you too can be a two-timer...well at least a fashionable two-timer in your Two-Toned shoes!!!!!!

Live long and Shoe Well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!