Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Cheers to 2010!

Hope you ladies have a wonderful and safe celebration of the end of 2010! Hope it is filled with lots of champagne, dancing, and kisses at midnight!

I'm taking the rest of the week off since I am up in the Bay Area with my besties.

I will be back in full force next week with recaps of my trip, the holidays, some resolutions and goals for 2011, and hopefully, I'll have settled on an idea for my blogger series for 2011!

Cheers kittens, and here's a toast to end the year with:

Monday, December 27, 2010

Red Carpet Roundup: Best Dressed of 2010

Ladies, the year end red carpet roundup is here..apparently this year I was drawn to a lot of sparkles or neutral colors on the red carpet

Best Dressed:

1-Diane Kruger in Jason Wu
SAG Awards

2-Claire Danes in Armani Prive
Emmy Awards

3-Keira Knightly in Chanel Couture
London Premier

4-Jessica Biel in Pucci
A-Team Premier

5-Lea Michelle in Armani Prive
Billboard Triple Threat

6-Kate Beckinsale in Gucci
Cannes Film Festival

7-Camille Belle in Gucci
Cannes Film Festival

8-Kate Hudson in Lanvin
Glamour Women of the Year Awards

9-Bryce Dallas Howard in Ellie Saab
Toronto Film Festival

10-Carey Mulligan in RM Roland Mouret
Cannes Film Festival

So ladies, do you agree, disagree, who is your best dressed of the year?

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Have Yourself A Very Merry Christmas

Wishing all of you and your loved ones a blessed Christmas this weekend. Hope Santa is good to all of you!
I'll be back next week with some " Best of 2010" recaps!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

New Years Eve Bling on a Budget

New Years Eve is just around the corner, and every outfit needs some Bling added to it!

Here are some fun, affordable accessories I've spotted at Banana Republic and Forever 21

New Years Eve Jewels

New Years Eve Jewels
I'm pretty positive I am going to scoop up those Cairo deco earings from Banana

Do you ladies have your plans alll set for next weekend??

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A Few Random Thoughts on Lauren Conrad

This post is a little random, and it all started with finding this picture online of Lauren Conrad. I really like this coat, and though I always found her a little boring on the show, she really is one of the classier ones from the Hills

and I will admit, I am a consumer of her products I bought her style book for the hair tips

-I plan on some variation of this for new years-loose curls with a little braid to keep it all in place and out of my face-

And I love her line at Kohls. I recently scored this little number on sale for under 20.oo

She also has been rocking the winged eyeliner alot lately, which is something else I may incorporate into my new years eve look

But most recently, I have been thinking the Future Queen Catherine could pass as her brunette sister

What are your thoughts on Miss Conrad? Do you wear her clothes/envy her hair/think she could be Kate Middleton's twin?

Monday, December 20, 2010

Fab Design Finds: Costs Plus World Market

Over the weekend I had to stop at a different mall to pick up some things, and wandered into Costs Plus Market. I never really thought about the store before, but boy was I pleasantly surprised! What adorable things I found while wandering through the aisles, and if I wasn't on spending hiatus I would have scooped some goodies up

Like this penguin martini shaker for my bar:

A new dog bed for Georgie:

These stunning ikat chargers, which I will go back for, hoping shopping karma is on my side:

floral table runners:

adorable polka dot hardware that would look so cute in a child's bedroom:

Fabric slipcovers:
also found on these cute little chairs:

and holiday goodies

Am I the last one to know the gems and potential in this place? Do you ladies have any items from here or use them for decorating projects..the price point on the furniture was quite reasonable!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Happy *Birthday* Weekend!

Hello dolls! Hope you all had a great week..I will be out today since it is indeed my 26th birthday( as well as my mommy's bday!)

I decided to be a little crazy and take the day off today , so we're going to go shopping in Beverly Hills, have a light lunch because the whole family is celebrating tonight with dinner at Gordon Ramsay's resturant at The London Hotel in West Hollywood

I'm going to consider 26 still mid twenties-I'm not quite sure if I am ready to be in my late 20s...

What will I be wishing for this evening when I blow out the candles? Another year filled with love and support from my family and friends, snuggles from Georgie, and I think my mantra is going to be just let it be. In the past I have been known to get in my own head sometimes and focus on what hasn't happened in that "plan" I made for myself years ago..Everything is happening the way God is guiding me, so I'm going to sit back and just live and let it be..hopefully in some new shoes

Enjoy your weekend..it's your last full weekend to get that shopping done!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Drugstore Beauty Buys

I could spend hours going through the makeup aisles at Target. Especially if there is a sale going on. Everytime I come home, I find more and more goodies from last time that I am just waiting to test out.

Here are a few of my recent favorites:

I first discovered Rimmel Makeup on a high school trip to London..at that time you couldn't get it in the states and I couldn't stop thinking about it..now you can find it everywhere! This mascara I find to be equivalent to Benefit

I think this Covergirl lipstain is the best around..lasts really long and doesn't dry out my lips

I ADORE thes 5.00 ELF kits..this eye edition I keep in my gym bag so I don't have to take all my makeup with me in the morning..it's perfect

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Blogger Bookshelves

I already have a long list of projects I am going to tackle next year, but one of my ever changing projects is the bookshelf in my office. I love adding new trinkets, books, rearranging all my items to get it styled perfectly.

Some fellow bloggers have some inspiring bookshelves I couldn't help but share:

Taylor of Sterling Style

Kelly of The Glamourai

Her entire FABULOUS home was just featured on Apartment Therapy

So Ladies, What do your shelves look like? Books/Trinkets/Pictures/Boxes? How often do you change it up? Is it in your office/living room/bedroom..Share links if you have them!!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Christmas music is a guilty pleasure..I pretty much don't ever change a song year round when it comes on my itunes. I wanted to share some of my favorite songs with you ladies, as well as a little bit of the tradition surrounding a few

The first two songs on the playlist are ALWAYS the first two songs that play Christmas morning..starting with Band Aid "Do they know it's Christmas" anyone who knows my family thinks this is absolutely the funniest thing, but my dad says that since it came out the year I was born, it always is played-my poor brother the year before has no such song..I wonder who is the favorite :)
Second is Gloria Estefan "Christmas in your eyes" it is my moms favorite song.

In our house-no matter if we were living in California or NY, we wouldn't be allowed to run to the stockings until these tunes hit the speakers and we got the go ahead..I know that when I do eventually get married and have some kiddos, these two songs will be the first ones played every year

The rest of the playlist is a little of everything..from Britney/Nsync/Hanson to Otis Reddings/Nat King Cole and Carrie Underwood and Martina McBride..
What are your favorite holiday songs?

Monday, December 13, 2010

Crushing on Kate Spade's Studio Mona Coat

Since Kate Spade's fall look book came out, I have been totally smitten with the studio mona coat(which is now on sale, it is $521 from $749)

As you all know, I live in LA, so um, having another heavy coat on top of the few I already have isn't realllly practical, no matter how amazing it is

Then, Miss Emma Pillsbury wore it to send New Directions off to Sectionals

and even her costar is smitten, as she wore it in London while they performed on X-Factor

Le sigh. The skirt version may be a little more realistic for my lifestyle, but it's just not the same

Friday, December 10, 2010

Whats in my Bag: December in the Bag

Happy Friday loves! I figured to end this years "In the bag series" and to celebrate the 2nd birthday of this little blog, I'd share what is in my bag

Bag: Currently using one of my two Goyard St. Louis Totes


I can never again wonder why my bag is so heavy!
  • Jonathan Adler Highlighters-just purchased on sale at Kitson over the weekend
  • About 12.75 in change(I counted)
  • Forever 21 sunnies
  • Lanvin for H&M red lipstick-I've been rocking red on weekends out a lot more recently
  • Hot Pink Kate Spade Planner-my lifeline. If I lost this, I would literally die
  • 3 misc pens
  • Kate Spade Red Polka Dot notebook to jot down lists, blog ideas, measurements, confirmation numbers, etc
  • Forever 21 plaid scarf from about 3 years ago since my office is an icebox
  • Marc by Marc Jacobs Umbrella I purchased at the store a few years ago
  • Kate Spade Leopard Wallet* I bought on ebay for like 12.00
  • Blackberry Storm
  • Mac Studio Fix
  • Hello Kitty Cotton Candy Lip Gloss from the dollar spot at Target
  • ELF Lip Plumper-another cheap Target find..I LOVE this brand
  • Random Brush-appears to probably be a bronzer brush of some sort
Hope you ladies enjoyed a peek into my bag! I want to thank all of the lovely ladies who have participated in the series this year, as well as all of you readers, for actually coming and reading this blog. I never imagined two years later it would still be going strong!

Have a fab weekend loves!!

*I really should have my life sponsored by Kate Spade.