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27 Apr

New Address:

See you there, fancy pants.


In Honor of Friday’s Royal Wedding, Fascinators and White Shoes.

26 Apr

Look, I know what you’re thinking. This wedding hasn’t even happened yet and people won’t shut up about it. I’ve been perusing CNN, Vanity Fair and Perez Hilton online this morning, just casually catching up on my very important reading, and Royal Wedding dramz is all over the place. I’m in Ireland right now and there are television programs about it. I say, though, the more coverage the merrier. To me this is like a way more interesting and more stunning version of Halley’s Comet. It only comes around every so often, amigos.

Because the name of Kate Middleton’s wedding dress designer is a closer guarded secret then where Whitey Bulger is hiding, I bring you: fascinators and white shoes.

I was at a horse race this past saturday and let me tell you I saw some serious hats and head pieces. So many in fact that even though there would be no place in America that I could wear one of these without my friends (or a perfect strangers) ridicule, I am still determined that I need one to fill a void in my faux European soul.


1. Rhinestone Armadillo 2-5.

The White Out:

1. Louboutin 2. Givenchy 3. Louboutin 4. Fascinator Sandal, omg DVF.

Trend Spotting: Lace.

25 Apr

This summer lace is all over the stores. I maintain that lace detail works best on everyone who want to try out this trend because it definitely can’t be pulled off by all. Too much in the wrong way looks tacky so be careful when picking your pieces. Stick with light colors so you don’t unintentionally look like a lady of the night. Me0w. Think garden party. Subtle sexualness.

Runway Inspiration Below:

1 White T-Shirt, a Multitude of Saucy Options.

22 Apr

J.Crew white t-shirt: a closet staple, a best friend. Here are a few ways you can dress this baby up or down or all around.

All Photos by Samantha Jo Hale, photo minx.

Cardigan: Chicos (SURPRISE!), Neckalces: Vintage and Forevs21, Bag: Aldo, Jeans: H&M, Zebra Flats: American Eagle Outfitters. Hola, Casual.

Earrings: American Eagle Outfitters, Blazer: Banana Republic, Best Zebra Ring Ever-er-er: Forever21, Jeans: H&M, Leather Pumps: Steve Madden. Classy.

its love.

Cardigan: Urban Outfitters, Scarf: American Eagle Outfitters, Jeans that I turned into capris (kinda): Seven For All Mankind, Flats: Steve Madden. Awkward demeanor, my own. You like my piggy bank?

Extra Long Cardigan: H&M, Skull Scarf (hello again!): Topshop, Jeans: H&M, Pumps: Aldo.

Leather Bag: Nordstrom, Belt: Urban Outfitters, Ultra Tight Skirt: H&M, Peep Toe T-Strap Platforms: Steve Madden. Let’s date.

Headband: American Eagle Outfitters, Leather Belt: Vintage via the 70s, Skirt: Forever21, Suede Pumps: Nine West. Print it baby. Do it, Do it, Doo it.

Hat: Urban Outfitters, Oxford: RL Rugby, Shorts: Gap. Earrings: They Were a Gift.

SO MANY Glorious Options:

Style on, bitches.

The “You’re Undateable” List:

20 Apr

There are some fashion faux pas that make guys completely undateable.**

Escuchame, I may be able to help you. Women will judge you on how you look in the first 10 to 15 seconds they see you. If you’re dressed like a fool, you already lost out. The only thing that might be able to save you now is beer googles, but let’s be serious; once those wear off you’re right back where you started. So-lo.

Chinese takeout for one, please? Oh, awkward you gave me two chopstick sets thinking I’d have someone to share this with….. but yet, I am alone.

BUT WHY? It could be the way you look. I’ve posted about this before. So here are some other things you need to avoid at all times and definitely at all costs.


Wear Ed Hardy in public, ever, for any reason. I don’t care how Jersey you think you are. NO EXCUSES. Especially if it’s a *shudder* man tank.

Sport super-baggy oversized jeans. If I see this I’m going to pants you. And it’s going to be completely non-sexual and highly embarrassing. You’ve been warned.

….and threatened.

Wear a shirt tighter than that girl you wish was your girlfriend.

….I can see your nips.

Go out in mandals, ever.

Wear jean shorts. This is not the 80’s and you look like a douchebag.

Terrible sneakers = you’re sleeping alone tonight. …again.

Sport bad facial hair. Lip fur is an instant deal breaker, every single time.

Bad haircuts PAIRED with terrible facial hair.

Now, re-access, go fourth and womanize! I’m in your corner, rooting for you. Change is possible.

** Yes, I realize “undateable” is not actually a real word in the English language but has that stopped me before? No, the answer is a resounding and ear piercing NO.

Lookin’ Good, Lookin’ Svelte.

19 Apr

Since yesterday was the Boston Marathon, I bring you ladies: stylish workout gear. You’ll bag yourselves a meat head at the gym in .5 seconds. Holy incentive! Re-start that new years resolution or start training for next year’s marathon. I know I’m THINKING about it. That’s enough for now, right?

1. Nike Running Shorts, $96
2. lululemon Define Jacket, $99
3. Asics womens kayano runners, $214.50
4. OMG zebra print sports bra, $25
5. Pearl Izumi Aurora tank, $34.99
6. Nike Be Bold Athletic Capris, $50

My Summer 2011 Must Have Accessory List.

18 Apr

A short list of things I need RIGHT NOW:

…or else I’m going to just die inside. Just metaphorically die.

A pair of these spicy A.P.C  sunglasses. Preferably in brick red for maximum effect, but Turtle’s OK too.

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These Lanvin Wedges that will make me about 6 ft tall….Dream big, ehh, vertical! I am still thinking tall, TALL. They’re the stilts to fix my short.

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Chloe‘s bedazzled magical mini bag. The brighter I shine at night, the less likely I am to get lost… It’s a win win investment all around.

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This stunner peacock feather headband for my dome piece…. feather me happy.

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One of these big brim black floppy hats to shield my face from the sun…wrinkles are no joking matter.

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Another animal cocktail ring...a Fox friend for my Zebra! **

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A Rose Gold Watch…yellow gold is so last summer.

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Bye bye money, hello my new retail derived happiness. Shop on.

**Disclaimer: my co-author Sarah definitely needs this fox ring more than I do since “Foxy” is her legitimate street nickname and her birthday is coming up. HINT HINT! I can settle for the precious sapphire owl. What are friends for?

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