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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Look Of The Day

I love going to the movies...especially when there's nightlife attached! On a random tuesday night at the movies, I like to dress casual and add heels. I feel like, just in case...(a party is going on at the bar/restaurant after the movies) I'll be prepared :)

Jacket- DKNY
Shirt- GAP
Jeans- C&C California
Shoes- Sam Edelman (these are clearly my fav shoes right now bc I wear them allllll the time!)
Bracelets- Lucky Brand

Yes, I use my hallway as a runway. My neighbors probably think I'm crazy!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Current Obsession!!

I love my Juicer, like...Love! You may not think that has anything to do with health and beauty but of course it does. Healthy eating= healthy skin and a the healthy body. Healthy body= you fitting into the clothes you love! Anyway, I juice just about everyday. Juice is great for breakfast or a midnight snack and it's a great recovery drink after I workout. So basically I find reasons to juice :)

I had the Jack Lalanne Power Juicer ( a hand me down from my sis) until I burned the motor out (I guess that tells you how much I used it). It was a good machine, no complaints. They've made a few new models since this one, but this is the one I had.

I love this machine, it's really fast, the amount of juice is good and the cleanup is just a matter of unsnapping, rinsing each part and scrubbing the screen. The only complaint that I have is that it's so powerful that it doesn't do well with really soft fruits like rasberries and grapes. It also doesn't do leafy greens like kale and wheatgrass :(  Since it's not good at doing those things, I bought another juicer yesterday...a slow juicer by Omega. I'll put a video up tomorrow to show how the slow juicer works.

Today I used apple, carrot, celery and cucumber

I also added a tangerine :)
This is how much juice I got from all of those veggies

Simple Cleanup!

Look Of The Day

Christmas day was great! I was surrounded by family, ate some good food and it snowed! What more could I ask for?

Sweater- J. Crew
Cords- Madewell
Shoes- Tahari...I ended up changing shoes because of the snow but I love these shoes! I think they look like fancy tap shoes because of the ribbon shoe strings :)
Bracelet- Madewell

I wanted this necklace from Lucky...I told my sister how much I loved it in the store and she got it for me! I put it on right then and wore it all day :)

Puffer Coat- Ralph Lauren
Flats- Sam Edelman
Tam- Zara

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Current Obsession!!

Obsessive Usage

Ionix Diamond Drops Hair Serum
For the past 2 weeks my brush has had static= my hair has static. So, I was off on a search for a product that got rid of the frizz without weighing my hair down. I have natural hair so I have to be careful that anything that I put in my hair isn't greasy. I ended up buying Ionix Diamond Drops Hair Serum...this stuff sells for $20 on and on other websites it's about $40. I found it at Marshalls for $5.50!! Yay :)

It took away the frizz, added shine and my hair was still light and non greasy! I used about nickel sized amount while my hair was dry but the box says you can use it on wet or dry hair.

Kenneth Cole Instant Shine Sponge
I wear lots of leather boots, loafers and oxfords during the winter time...I actually like it when my boots look worn, but not dirty and old. My boots always get scuffed up and the leather starts looking dry :(  Not Anymore! I used to polish my shoes with my dad's full on shoe shine kit. That process is pretty long and messy though. Clean the shoes, find the right color polish to match your shoes, rub the polish into the shoes, brush it smooth, then buff it for shine. (the polish always gets all over my clothes) WTF, that's too much, I just want to wear my boots! So, I now use an instant shine sponge. One step: Shine your boots. Woop Woop!

I got this one from Kenneth Cole but they also have them at most department stores.

This boot has not been shined...

This one has been shined!

The one on the left hasn't been shined, and the pretty one on the right has been :)

Look Of The Day

Headed to do some shopping for gifts (before Christmas)...even though I'm shoppoing for my family, I had to wear leggings just in case I wanted to try stuff on :) There's nothing worse than taking jeans on and off a million times, every time you want to try something on! I love this Cynthia Rowley bag because you can carry it on your arm, on your shoulder or across your body.

Blazer- Aritzia
Shirt- Prototype
Leggings- Zara
Boots- Migliorini
Bag- Cynthia Rowley
Watch- Michael Kors
Necklace- K'la

Monday, December 27, 2010

Look Of The Day

So, I took a break to spend tons of time with all of my family that came in for the holidays. It was a great Christmas and it snowed! A few days before Christmas, my friend had a bday get together and this is how I went. I love these clogs because I can wear them all night and they never hurt! Plus, the heel is pretty high so they make me super tall!
Shirt- American Colors
Cardigan- Zara
Jeans- 7 For All Man Kind
Clogs- Sam Edelman
Necklace- H&M

And this is me blogging :)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Look Of The Day

My apartment building had a holiday party at a nearby restaurant. It's always a struggle to dress warm enough for the weather but light enough for the temperature of the restaurant. I always dress on the lighter side. I figure, I can always put on my jacket if I get cold but I definitely don't want to be in the restaurant sweating, stripping off layers!

Shirt- Elizabeth and James
Pants- Zara
Shoes- Boutique 9

Monday, December 20, 2010

Look Of The Day

This weekend I went to Pinehurst, North Carolina with my family for a great relaxing holiday getaway! While the men in my fam played golf, my mom, sister-in-law and I reveled in the full day of shopping in the village shops. Aside from a few treats, (black truffle olive oil and honey ginger balsamic) my favorite purchase was from a small consignment shop called Dazzle. I was in HEAVEN! After 3 trips to the dressing room, with nothing but success, I had to make some crucial decisions. Hermes scarf? Ralph Lauren Trench? Ostrich Jacket? (sigh) Sadly, I ended up walking away from all of those items :( 
I walked away though, with the most perfect pair of vintage Louboutins.   :)

Dress- Zara
Shoes- Christian Louboutin

Friday, December 17, 2010

Look Of The Day

Another photo from the archives, taken for Lola's portfolio. What goes better together than Leather and Lace!

Leather Jacket- William Rast
Dress- Forever 21
Shoes- Bakers

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Look Of The Day

Another day of Christmas Shopping so I need to be comfortable! Leggings are an obvious choice for comfort, trade in the college hoodie for an embellished knit sweater, choose calf high boots instead of Uggs...same comfort level, more polished look. Happy Shopping!

Jacket- Gap 
Scarf- Mom's Closet

Sweater- Michael Kors
Leggings- Zara
Boots- Lucky Brand
Bracelet- Lucky Brand

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Look Of The Day

This is an old picture that was used in my friend Lola's portfolio. I love how it's blurry and unfocused. Anyone who lives in Charlotte knows about Breakfast Club and has their own opinion about it. My opinion is, the building makes for a good picture :)

Dress- Eight Sixty
Lace Tights- Forever 21
Shoes- Jessica Simpson

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Men, Whatever Shoe You Thought You Should Wear With A Suit, Don't!

Too many times have men put on their nicest suit to go to work, a party, a semi formal function or a formal gala only to ruin it by wearing the wrong shoes! Church Shoes, Work Shoes, ROTC Shoes, Club Shoes and Penny Loafers do not work with a suit and some just don't work. Follow this guide and you'll get it right every me, women are definitely looking at your shoes :)

(I refuse to put the websites or any other info for these shoes, for fear that someone might try to buy them!)

1. Church Shoes- Please let the gators and crocs live...not that I'm an animal rights advocate, I just need any reason for people to not buy these shoes!

2. Work Shoes- If you wear these shoes to work, you should should also stop wearing them with a suit to have drinks after 5.

3. ROTC Shoes- Unless you are preparing for military combat or walking a construction site, these steel toe shoes should be left on the shelf.

4. Club Shoes- (sigh) I can't even describe why these elf shoes are wrong...but the fact that they resemble elf wear should be enough.

5. Penny Loafers- I love penny loafers BUT they are a casual shoe and shouldn't be worn with a suit. Wear them with khakis or cuffed jeans for a preppy look.

Do Wear These Shoes With A Suit Wherever You're Going!

1. Oxford
You can never go wrong with a great pair of oxfords.

Calvin Klein Gareth II Oxford

2. Wingtip Oxford
I love to see men wearing wingtips at work.

 Magnanni 'Bruno' Wingtip Oxford

3. Derby Shoes
Similar to oxfords but they have open lacing.

 4. Loafers
If you are going to wear a casual suit or you're going to a daytime function, loafers are appropriate.

5. Patent Leather 
These shoes should only be worn at formal events with a tuxedo!

Look Of The Day

I'm always super happy to hang out with my family...especially my nephews! I know I'll be playing lots of hide and seek and tag so jeans are definitely the best option. These C&C jeans are basically jeggings...they're great under boots because they'll never look baggy and the stretch fabric is flexible enough for crawling around with nephews :)

Shirt- Marc by Marc Jacobs
Cardigan- Zara
Jeans- C&C California
Boots- Fergie
Belt- GAP