Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Regency Shop

Ok, this is the BEST, and when I say best, I mean smokin' hot completely awesomest price I have seen for this lovely specimen of leather and steel. Go HERE and buy this for $345 - and no, I did not forget a zero. Barcelona, Ibiza, same diff.

Santa, are you reading this???

Sunday, November 30, 2008


Today is cold and snowy and all I can think about is being someplace warm, sitting on a patio with an iced coffee, surrounded by Bougainvillea.

Sunday, November 9, 2008


Here is a kick-ass home decor site that sells a bunch of awesome stuff that I can't afford. Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Prada Sequined Peep-Toe Pumps, Saks, $850

Because I need one today.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

So True

Buy this and other beautiful things HERE.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

31% OFF

Diane Von Furstenberg, Red Rose Bush Heerlen Dress, $345

Lee Angel, Gold Beaded Necklace, $253

Karen Zambos, Polka Dot Natalie Top, $320

Alexis Bittar, Retro Hinge Bracelet, $545

Kors, Red Missy Trench, $195

Loeffler Randall, Charcoal Yvette Cutout Pootie (pootie? as in shoplifting the pooty?) $575

Alexis Bittar, Knotted Flower Necklace, $1,495

Just a few of my favorites at Chickdowntown.com.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Enamel Graphic Ring, Banana Republic, $39

Angora Beret with Flower Applique, H&M, $5.90

Sam Edelman Whitley Bootie, Macy's, $89.99 (reg $135)

While I was getting fatter, my wallet was getting skinnier. What can say?

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Blog-cations make you fat.

It has been one month since my last post. I just sort of lost my groove and had nothing too exciting going on, plus work was super busy, blah, blah, blah. Anyway, I'm back in the swing now, oh yeah and with about 7 lbs more of me to love. So sad. But I am back on the sauce, and by sauce I mean salads everyday for lunch. And those evil chocolate chip cookies at the bakery in my office building, those are banned, damn it! (not counting the one I ate today, it was a gift from the nice Peruvian dude that cleans the tables, so it would have been rude not to accept) I can justify anything...

Back to fun topics like shoes and fashion and maybe some low fat, healthy recipes to help my cause, you know, the important things in life!

Image found here.

Sunday, September 21, 2008


Oscar de la Renta

Badgley Mischka

Badgley Mischka

Oscar de la Renta

All from Fashion Week. Images from Style.com.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Coco Chanel The Movie

Tonight on Lifetime. Be there or be square.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Best Packaging Ever

The cheese is pretty good too. Found at Super-Target. It was used to make this insanely good recipe with my awesome new Panini press. I made mine with peaches, it was too good for words.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Too Much?

D&G Dolce & Gabbana Ocelot Print Pencil Skirt, Saks $365

I really love it. It will last forever. But $365?

Just the other day, my Mom reminded me about a shopping rule that I used to have. I would not buy anything over $20. This was a long time ago when I was young and always broke, so it was a very practical rule. I think this is how I became such a great bargain hunter, because I had to. But when I started making a little more money, I started upping my limit. For my 30th birthday, I bought myself my first Louis Vuitton handbag. That was a year ago, and sometimes I find myself thinking "what's next?".

I think I might need to go back to the old limit system, but maybe I'll make it a little more than 20 bucks this time...

I'm curious, where do YOU draw the line?

Friday, August 8, 2008

The Fall Runway - Finishing Touches

When it comes to jewelry this Fall, the bigger the better. Large, chunky and bold. All metals are in; silver, gold and gunmetal. Look for fun pieces that really make a statement, none of that dainty, petite jewelry. Large cuffs, bangles and rings are great ways to punch up an outfit.

As far as nails go, keep them clean and neutral. Buff pinks, light metallics, and black will look the part. One color that would really be amazing would be a super pale grey, but I cannot find one anywhere, so if anyone sees it, give me a shout!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

The Fall Runway - Accessories

When choosing belts, shoes, and bags, pick items with a little edge and a little attitude. Black is back (again, thank God!) and no more "chocolate" brown everything. Grey is HOT. Belt everything - thank you Sex and the City. Anything croco, quilted, or studded will give your look that little something extra it needs.

Booties are everywhere, especially with skirts. The good news is when that trend is over, you can still wear them with pants and they will look great.

My favorite look this season is hard vs. soft. An example would be a cream silk ruffled top worn with a black leather (leatha for you Project Runway fans) studded belt or bag. Perfection.

Tomorrow: Finishing Touches...

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

The Fall Runway - Translated Part 2

The next trends were inspired by Blumarine and Chanel. Blumarine is showing major femininity with heaps of ruffles and flowing fabrics and Chanel is classic and perfect as always, with an emphasis on the color grey (and black, but that's a no brainer).

Here are some examples of ways to incorporate these beautiful elements into your own wardrobe. Think ruffles, pleats, tucks, rosettes and detail. Neutral colors keep it clean and from looking costume-y or overdone.

Grey is easy. You most likely already have grey basics in your closet, so bust them out and wear them proud! All shades from light heather greys, to deep charcoals will look great - even together.

Next up, accessories...

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

The Fall Runway - Translated

There are so many gorgeous trends on the Fall runways this year, and they have me looking forward to Fall fashion. Don't get me wrong, I would happily skip all of the other seasons if it meant having warm Summer weather year round, but I live in Colorado and I have to face reality. Fall is right around the corner.

For my fellow Summer lovers, I don't mean for this to be a downer. I am simply giving you a heads up on some fun items to add to your wardrobe in the next few months.

We will start off with a little gift from my favorite gay Italian designers, Domenico and Stefano, aka Dolce & Gabbana. I.LOVE.THEM.

Basically, the D&G runway looks like attack of the tartans; very plaid, and very red. Since I don't wear ball gowns very often (never), I found some examples of how to participate in this trend in real life, without looking like I should be carrying a bagpipe (well, kinda).

This trend in particular should of course be used sparingly, meaning DO NOT wear a plaid pencil skirt with a plaid blazer or blouse. A little plaid, goes a long way. I know this warning does not apply to 99% of you, but there is always that one woman who will inevitably go ape-shit on a trend - you know the one.

Here is a collage to illustrate my point of view.

More to come tomorrow...