Friday, January 28, 2011

My New Favorite Quilt!!!!!

Bev Bag

Alice Mini-Reminds me of a Chanel

Alice Messenger-For on the Go Ladies

Alice by Kooba

Daydreamer by Juicy

Ivy by Big Buddah-my fav

My new favorite quilt comes in the form of something warm, cozy, and sure to hold everything I need...Quilted Bags!!! What's new and hot in handbags? The quilted bag is certainly at the top of the list! From Tory Burch to Kooba and of course the infamous Chanel and lots of affordable options in between, cuz I too am a fashionista on a budget, these days! These bags put me in the mind of a sleeping bag with a strap! I know, that may not sound so appealing, but check out these hot little, big numbers from Tory Burch's spring collection! Quilted bags are a great transition piece too. Taking you well into spring, lasting through summer, and welcoming winter! You've got a bag for all seasons and it may even carry your favorite, cozy quilt too!!! Check out these looks I'm loving!!!

Live Long and Bag It!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The New Cargo!!!!!!!

Introducing Earhart - New Modern Flight Pant
JBrand Earhart
J Brand strikes again! Gearing up for Spring, J Brand introduces the latest, hot pant for the up coming season-The Earhart! The Earhart is sure to have equal success as the coveted, most copied, Houlihan. The Earhart is a slouchy, more relaxed fit pant, with zipper details, that are just perfect for a long flight, hence the name.  For now, only black and tan are  available, but stay tuned, as I'm sure an array of colors are set to be revealed for spring. Get ready for take off! Get your Earhart!!! Live Long and Be Fly!!!!!!!!!

Monday, January 24, 2011

If I Can't Have These...

Lanvin Snake Print Wedge           
I'll happily settle for one of these, especially given the hefty price tag of the Lanvin wedge(but there oh so fantab for spring)...

Friday, January 21, 2011

Keep Hope Alive!!!!!!!!

hope in a jar
A little Hope goes a Long Way

My new beauty regimen includes: target make-up remover wipes(soft and smooth and effective), Noxema for on the spot blemish treatment(always does the job) and for the grand finally...a little Hope in a Jar by Philosophy, moisturizer(with an spf, of course)! I first heard of this product on Oprah's favorite things show. I rushed right on out to my nearest Sephora and decided to try a sample...I left with samples and a Jar! What's so great about this little jar of heaven, you ask? Well, I was sold by the texture and the scent! There's a hint of lavender and it goes on like silk! And it includes an spf of 25, which all us lovely ladies should be using on a daily, sun or not! On top of it all, there are little exfoliates inside and antioxidants to help fight all those nasty environmental bugs!  Gotta protect your prized possession, you only have one face; show it some love and get some Hope! Find your perfect combination here!

Live Long and Give Good Face!!!!!!!!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Spring Bound!!!!!!!!!

Is it me or is anyone else ready for Spring!!! From East to West. Rain to Snow(and Ice). No one is safe from the clutches of Winter, and quite frankly, I love my Tory Burch winter boots(similar here) but, I'm so ready to store them for winter and peel out of my numerous layers!!! Aren't you? Well, let me get you in the mood for spring, NOW!!! I'm thinking my spring wardrobe will have lots of color and flowy frocks and Leifsdottir is definitely a source of inspiration and of course, all things Anthro!!! Frilly, feminine, and flirty-all in one! Here are a few of my favorites...

Firefly Kimono Wrap Dress
Firefly(Gotta love a classic wrapdress)
 Patiently, waiting...

Live Long and Be Patient!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Gucci Gone Baby!!!!!

Adorable, Cutesy, Over-the Top...All words that come to mind when I look at the new Gucci children's collection for Spring/Summer 2011! Fashion forward, yes! Price conscience, NO! But sometimes, fashion out weighs cost, right? Well, I won't be running out and buying my precious jewel a thousand dollar, leather jacket, but I can be inspired and so can you!!!! Check out the collection here! Im in love with this look! I could so see my little guy rocking this look, head to toe!!! And I love how they have featured J-Lo(does she still go by that moniker?) and her adorable, fashion-forward duo to advertise the collection! Cutey, Cute-Cute!!!!

Which look do you love???????

Well, I will be hoping to hit the lottery, until then...

Live Long and Shop Well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Happy MLK Day!!!

Remember, Celebrate, and Keep Dreaming....

Happy MLK day! And, Happy Birthday to Dr. King(January 15th, 1929)

Live Long and Celebrate!!!!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Out With The Old...In With The New!!!!!!!!!!!!
Urban Chic Sample Sale

Spring cleaning comes early to us ladies, thanks to Urban Chic!!!!!! Urban Chic Annapolis and Bethesda will be hosting an end of the season Sample Sale, with an additional 30-50% off all sale items, from Friday January 14th thru Sunday January 16th!!! Save the date! Get the holiday gift cards ready for some after holiday savings!!!! Save the date!!!

Live Long and Sale!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Old Is New Again!!!!!!!!!!!!

Vintage clothing is defined as any clothing originally belonging to another era. The 70's is a big one, with its bell-bottomed, high-waisted jeans and floral prints and the 80's are currently getting lot of play with its bold prints and bright colors! Vintage was big for me in undergrad, one reason being its amazing affordability(sometimes, Vintage can also be VERY pricey, depending on the label)! And then there was Ms. Carrie Bradshaw (via styling by Patricia Field) who was the ultimate in vintage styling! And then there is my Jiggy, who can spot a fabulous vintage piece in a heartbeat and turn it into the most fabulous look! If you too are a lover of all things vintage or at least a lover of vintage looking pieces you should check out the following:
Persephone Vintage : This etsy shop features some of the best vintage pieces from the 60's, 70's, and 80's. From classic mini dresses to funky striped blouses. Here are some looks I love...
Vintage 70's Mini Dress

vintage 80s black knit avant garde batwing dress
80's Batwing Dress

vintage leather gray avant garde strong shoulder jacket l
Vintage Leather Jacket
Next up: Stone Cold Vintage also available on Etsy and she also has a blog here This California girl, combines flirty, feminine, pieces with a spritz of current trends!!! Anthro might be a wee-bit inspired by this one! My favs:
Vintage DVF
50s Mohair Deep Tan Long Knit Jacket (S)
50's Sweater Coat
For Vintage with an edge, check out We Move Vintage. My favs:

Shirt Dress
80's Cropped Blouse

Not really into wearing previously worn clothing, but still love the look of vintage? Then ModCloth is for you(and they have a vintage section too)!!!!! My favs:

Live Long and Dress Well!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Miracle Pant!!!!!!!!!

The iPant by Wacoal
Recently, I received not one, but TWO emails introducing me to the new iPant!??!? My first thought was, Wow, Apple has their hand in just about everything technical and now they have ventured into clothing??? Well, upon further reading I discovered it was not a new accessory for your iPad, but a new, slimming under garment by Wacoal!!!!! Since coming to the realization that not all of us can wear sexy, slinky bras from Victoria's Secret(which, by the way, aren't that great in quality at least for anyone over a C-cup) I had to make some big girl decisions about my foundation garments--along came Wacoal! Wacoal bras are pretty fantastic-being both supportive and even frilly, at times! Now, they have taken it one step further with, the iPant! This miracle of a slimming, shapewear pant has everything but, an automatic pilot button in the seat! The pant claims to not only be an amazing shaper, but it also contains microcapsules containing caffeine, which promotes fat destruction(we all need that), embedded in the microfibers!!! That's science and technology for you! In addition, the pant includes vitamin E, retinol, and aloe vera, which all are great to prevent the effects of aging(even the thighs age-Sheesh)...Bye, bye Spanx??? The jury is still out as I have not yet visited my local Neiman Marcus lingerie expert, Cynthia, to test out this miraculous, concoction!!! Sounds too good to be true, but definitely worth checking out, especially with Spring on its way and holiday feasting resting on those hips and thighs!!! For $60 bucks, it might be worth the investment!!!! I'll keep you posted!!! Until then...

Live Long and Shape Well!!!!!!!!!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Bright and Boho!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Boho Gone Chic!

One of a Kind, Oversize Hippie Bag vintage N0035
Hippie Bag
BoHo bag made from vintage textiles N0014 Only one
Boho Bag
On a recent girls trip to Napa, my bestie mentioned her love of a cross-body boho bag. The general response was, eh...Kinda hippie, not so chic, but then I saw this accessory report, my mind did a 360! Bright Boho bags are more than chic and so right for a beach getaway or just the perfect spring accessory!! Roomy and comfortable and sure to be a conversation piece! The lesson here, never turn your nose up to fashion, because even the grooviest of items, holds much potential!!! Check out these cute little numbers...Hopefully, one of these will tickle your fancy, KnockOut!!!!
Tylie Ikat
Cleobella Boho


Live Long and Bag Well!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Something New!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DVF(Diane Von Furstenberg) has just what you need for your getaway, travel!!! The new Wrap Romper is perfect for romping to the white sand beaches of Jamaica or South Beach! I'm looking forward to SOBE at the end of this month! My bags are mentally packed and it could certainly use one of these rompers! They pack nicely and come out almost wrinkle free! If rompers aren't for you, then try one of the newly introduced, resort wear, wrap dresses! Here are a few of my fav's and I will be watching ever so closely for the first markdown!!! In the meantime, I may have to settle for one of these(also very chic). Happy Romping!



Brisa-My super fav

Live Long and Hit the Beach!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Big Bag Of Fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




I'm so in love with big bags! I suppose my new role as a mommy may have something to do with the need for additional bag room! Well, I think I have found a way to satisfy the need for a big bag and going green-Big Buddha bags have me covered!!!  I found out about these great, faux leather bags while working at a fabulous, RED shoe boutique(oh, I miss you WildWomen). Big Buddha bags are roomy, on trend, and fantastically affordable! I spied this big bag of fun and it is a total winner! You can't even tell that it's not leather and it holds a ton!!! Perfect for your upcoming travels or shopping extravaganzas!!! Gotta have a Big Bag!!!

Live Long and Go Big or Go Home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!