Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Be Back Soon!

My lovelies...I'll be back soon. Haven't been feeling well in a few days, and I'm fighting whatever is trying to sneak up on me.  Promise to post extra goodies once I come back soon.  In the mean time, click HERE for something really good. I will update it as I add more, but I couldn't keep this from you guys. Enjoy my sweeties!!!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Happy Friday!

I am a blogging fool today! Whew...glad to get it all out of my system.  Hope you guys enjoy reading my blog as much as I enjoy writing my postings.  I really appreciate and love each and every one of you guys!  What are your plans for this weekend? Wish we could all hang out!  Maybe one day...I'll throw a blog party. Haha just kidding. I'm just being silly today.  Can you tell I am so incredibly excited and happy it's Friday?

I am leaving the office early today.  It is extremely quiet, but after the hectic week I have had, I am counting my blessings right now. To the wonderful weekend ahead, the friends I will see, and the future friends I hope to meet, have a splendid and fabulous weekend my lovelies! 
Sending my POSITIVITUDE to you and everyone I meet! Hugs! See you on Monday.

Fashion Fridays: What EVERY Man Should Have by GQ

Guys - today is your lucky day!  I am posting a special blog entry just for you.  After getting a lot of requests to post some fashion entries for men, I have compiled something great for you from GQ Magazine. It was my pleasure doing this (seeing as I was able to browse hundreds and hundreds of modeling photos). (Sigh) I love blogging. Enjoy guys!


The Three-Piece Suit

The Biker Jacket - more HERE

The Turtleneck

The Plaid Tie

The Odd Vest

The Blue Collared Plaid Shirt

The Military Watch
The Solo Tux Jacket

Lace-up Boots

1. Simon Spurr $3,295
2. D&G $1,995 (suit) $425 (vest)
3. Ralph Lauren, Purple Label $5,195
4. Jean Paul Gaultier call for price
5. Gucci $1,210
6. D&G $415
7. Billy Reid $95
8. David Hart & Co. $130
9. D&G $525
10. D&G $325
11. Burberry $325
12. Louis Vuitton $2,075
13. D&G $945

{Images via GQ}

Fashion Fridays: Go Nude with Aldo!

Go Nude! Everyone is doing it. No no - not literally.  Neutral colored shoes are all the rave for this Spring and I am loving Aldo's shoes...all of them! Might just get a pair for this weekend's girl's night out. Now...to choose which pair to buy.

1. Kochler $90
2. Clairibelle $90
3. Osmonda $100
4. Catalan $80
5. Orianne $100

{Images via Aldo}

Fashion Fridays: Allure Bridal Wedding Collection

I don't think planning a wedding is hard; it's keeping the wedding within a certain budget that stresses most brides out.  Sure, we all want the ULTIMATE dream wedding, but you have to keep it within your means.  That's why I'd like to showcase some amazing gowns by a very affordable designer today.  I've been watching "Say Yes to the Dress" and it's crazy to hear that most of the brides' budgets are $5000.  Ekk!  I wish I could have spent that on my dress, but then, we wouldn't have been able to scatter our money into other important features such as the food and decor. Still, I spent about $1000 on my gown and got so many compliments on it.  I LOVE my dress! The purpose of my story? You don't need to break the bank for a beautiful gown.  Here are some of my favorite gowns from Allure Bridals worth taking a look at. Prices typically range from $700-$2000.


{Images via Allure Bridals}

Fashion Fridays: Sexy Little Bride by Victoria's Secret

Good morning my lovelies! TGIF!  I am SO happy this work week is over.  It has been insane at work and I am ready to unwind with some great friends this weekend.  I have so many goodies to share with you today!

Victoria's Secret has done it again.  They have managed to invent and re-invent their bridal collection to something ever MORE beautiful than before.  How that's possible? I'm not sure, but I hope they keep it going!  Here are a few of my favorite pieces for your wedding day. What perfect gifts for a bridal shower or bachelorette party!  See anything you like?  See their entire wedding collection HERE.

1. Lacey Bustle-back Slip $48 (available in other colors)
2. Bling Bridal Hoodie $48.50
3. Cut-out Halter Teddie $35 (available in other colors)
4. Eau de Parfum 1.7oz ($45) 3.4oz ($65)
5. Miraculous Push-up Bra & Garter Thong $60/$16.50
6. Ruffled Hiphugger 3/$30
7. All-over Lace Kimono $68
8. Bride Mask $50
9. Kissable Massage Oil $15

{Images vi Victoria's Secret}

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Top Pick Thursdays: Net-A-Porter's Bridal Boutique

Oh my gosh!  Great news for all my brides-to-be!  I found a great online, London, United Kingdom-based luxury clothing and accessories retailer called Net-A-Porter. It's fabulous! Why you ask? Well, because they have a Bridal Boutique and I can't tell you how in love I am with these wedding gowns.  Non-traditonal. Modern with a twist of Indie. Definitely a one-of-a-kind. Check out the entire line HERE.  The first is my absolute favorite, but I also love these. Can you see yourself wearing one of these beautiful wedding dresses?

1. Lanvin $4,890
2. Donna Karen $5,500
3. Lanvin $2,895
4. Matthew Williamson $3,255
5. Willow $680
6. 3.1 Phillip Lim $875
7. Alexander McQueen $2,195
8. Lanvin $4,960

{Images via Net-A-Porter)

Top Pick Thursdays: Jason Wu Spring 2011

Good morning my beauties.  I'm sure you remember this jaw-dropping dress Michelle Obama wore back in 2008. Who could forget it?  Well, it was designed by Jason Wu.  He's 27 and he is phenomenal.  Because of this dress, his career has catapulted into a huge success.  He was one of the designers for Fashion Week and I vote him for my top pick designer for today. Here are my favorite outfits from his Spring 2011 Collection. As you will see, lots of color, sheer tops, and deep v-necks. I'll be daydreaming about these at work today.  Stunning!

{Images via Vogue by Jason Wu}

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wedding Wednesdays: The Perfect Wedding Makeup

I'm like a chameleon - my makeup changes with my mood. That's why I love these looks!  They are all so different but equally delightful especially for weddings.  I opted for the glamour look with smoky eyes for my wedding, but can see myself wearing all of these looks sooner or later.  What's your look?

Barely There
All Glammed Up

Red Hot Lips
Bronzed Beauty
Smoky Eyes

{Images via: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9}

Wedding Wednesdays: The Side Chignon How-To

Good afternoon my sweet blogsters.  How is your day going? Thank goodness it's Wednesday! That means weddings, weddings, and more weddings!  I fell in love with this hair how-to I found on {this is glamorous} and had to share it with you.  Isn't it lovely?  Such a classic look for a wedding or a romantic outing.

1. Using a round brush, blow-dry hair smooth and straight, focusing on the top sections
2. Once dry, use a large-barrel curling iron to create waves from the ears down 
3. Build height and volume at the crown by teasing hair gently with a fine-tooth comb
4. Gather hair into a low ponytail; twist it along the nape of your neck, pinning as you go
5. Once you reach your ear, shape the remaining hair into curls, and pin them back over
6. Put on some red lipstick, strike a pose, and bam!  A classic and sultry look

{Images via Martha Stewart Weddings on {this is glamorous}}

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Trendy Tuesdays: Purr-fect Kitten heels

I have to be honest - I'm not a big fan of ANY type of shoe with less than a 3 inch heel (unless they're boots or tennis shoes), but these kitten heels are purr-fect!  I've been seeing more and more women wearing them and they are slowly growing on me.  Are you a fan? I'd love to hear your thoughts.


Trendy Tuesdays: The High-Low Hem Dress

Hey there my lovelies!  Today has been such a crazy day.  My poor boss has been sick for almost a week and I've been slammed with so much work. I feel like I need another vacation already.  Still,  I have made time to blog.

Last week, I watched a snippet of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and saw the host wearing this adorable dress with a high-low hem.  I even saw a bride on "Say Yes to the Dress" wearing a wedding gown with this hem. I knew it was my calling to blog about this.  Keep your eyes peeled for this Spring 2011 trend.  I think this flirty, sexy style is going to be a huge hit, especially with Spring/Summer just around the corner.