Thursday, September 30, 2010

Huge Lips, Skinny Hips

I read about this product "Huge Lips, Skinny Hips" which is an appetite suppressing lip plumping gloss...Now, that is enough to get me intrigued

My biggest wish is to have Angelina lips...

I would totally splurge on a little "enhancement"if I wasn't afraid of them turning out like this lady

anyways,

Huge Lips Skinny Hips Lip includes both Vitamin B3, which stimulates blood flow to the lips making them appear fuller., and the famous Hoodia Gordonii extract, a plant native to Southern Africa and found in a number of diet and weight loss supplements due to its appetite suppressing activity.
There are six shades to choose from, and I purchased mine from HSN.com

It claims that if applied 15/30 minutes before hitting a cockatil party or dinner, it will help you curb your appetite and stay away from the buffet table.
So, my 20.00 gloss arrived in the mail yesterday, and I cannot wait to fill you ladies in on how it works..on both fronts!


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A Perfect Work to Date Look

Oh, how I adore this look from Ann Taylor. I think I will be popping in there this weekend to get every single piece..it is just perfect to go from the office to meet your sweetie( or in my case, the girls since there are no men in Los Angeles and I am going on dating hiatus until 2011!)
anyways,


polka dot tights..yes please! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the direction Ann Taylor has been taking...it is so J.Crew

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A Little Widsom from Bette Midler

"Give a girl the correct footwear and she can conquer the world"~Bette Midler

Friday, September 24, 2010

Happy {Long!} Weekend


Hooray for Friday! I am super excited the weekend is upon us, since I am taking an extra day off on Monday since I am going to be dusting off my cowboy boots Sunday night to see Zac Brown Band in concert! My sunday will be filled with an early morning drive to newport beach to watch the football games, a little shopping, and then let the tailgating begin!

What do you lovelies have planned...see y'all on Tuesday!!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Paris, je t'aime

While looking through my blog files ,I noticed I have a fair amount of pictures of or inspired by one of my favorite cities, Paris. I thought I would share them with you lovely ladies today, so we can all take a little getaway together...








Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Coffee Table Crush


I currently have this coffee table by West Elm I received for Christmas a few years back, but after seeing this bamboo beauty from Nate Berkus for HSN has stolen my heart. So classic and chic, I can already imagine my Vogue magazines and peonies atop her


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Glamour Gleek


I'm so excited for Glee to return for it's sophomore season tonight on Fox..I really hope it can maintain the charm without succumbing to the hype..every time they announce another theme episode or guest star I cringe a bit...

I will be watching tonight at a viewing party in downtown Los Angeles with some hard core fans, so this should be a fun experience to say the least

Monday, September 20, 2010

Fellow blogger crush: 9 to 5 chic

I ABSOLUTELY adore the style blog 9-5 chic . A lot of the style blogs I come across are of fashion writers or bloggers, or people with pretty non traditional jobs. I don't know about you, but I work in corporate America, and if I walked into the office for my Monday morning meeting in scalloped leather shorts and a see-through blouse and knee socks-as fabulous as it may be-that would prob be my last meeting.

Anh knows my pain! She has the same problem and does not work in "the industry"-she works in a serious setting yet is able express how fashion forward she is at the office, and posts her great weekend style as well. She mixes high and low, investing in key pieces and picking up trendy items at H&M, Forever and other stores so not to break the bank.

Here are some of my favorite looks as of late:



Rachel Rachel Roy blazer
Zac Posen for Target skirt
Ferregamo belt
and
Gap tank and flats( can't see)

Urban Outfitters shirt
Forever 21 shorts
Banana Republic necklace
H&M hat
Ran &Bone wedges
Chanel bag


Rachel Rachel Roy top
Missoni trousers
Roberto Cavalli shoes
Madwell necklaces
Chanel bag



Zara dress
Urban Outfitters belt
Chanel bag
Loubs



Jcrew jewerly
Dolce and Gabanna skirt
H&M shirt
Chanel bag
and Emporio Armani heels(not shown)

Friday, September 17, 2010

September in the Bag: Megan of Pink to Green

I am so happy to have the fabulous Megan of Pink to Green as our latest In the Bag participant...take a peek at what she carries around with her on a daily basis :


Hello Sweet Nothings readers- I'm excited to be blogging here today! Admittedly, I'm sharing the contents of my bag with some trepidation... however, for a sweet blog friend like Danielle, I'm happy to participate in this personal, In the Bag, series. Here's a peak at what makes the trip around town with me each day:

1)I dress in business attire for my day job so a classic shoulder bag like this Kate Spade is in heavy rotation.

2) Because I do change my purse from time, I try to make that as seamless as possible by keeping everything contained to my makeup bag and a wallet. For last minute morning hustle, this keeps swap-time to a minimum! My wallet was a gift from my friend from New Zealand; it is handmade which makes it even more special. (Her mother sells these fabulous and fairly-priced items on her site here!)

3) I carry 2 purse sized fragrances because fragrance is my favorite accessory. L'Occtaine has a collection called Voyage en Mediterranee that keeps me coming back for more. Right now I'm spritzing this and this in rotation.

4) Since recently making my hair darker, I changed my lip colors. The NARS duo of this and this takes me from day to night seamlessly and I adore the highly pigmented formula of their lipstick which lets me create more drama for a special occasions.

5) The iphone is my saving grace. Since I'm often rushing to meetings in new places, I use the map app all the time. (Very handy since I could get lost in my own closet)

6) Tortoise shell hair accessories are a staple in my wardrobe. They are dressier than a plain rubber band and add some polish when I want to throw my hair up at the end of the day. I can't seem to escape J Crew without adding another one to my collection. (PS- did you know they have a lifetime guarantee on these?!)

7) Functional items like Advil, toothpaste, toothbrush and hairbrush are essential for meeting clients, so albeit unglamorous they are toted around too!

Thanks again Danielle; it's been fun to hang out at Sweet Nothings today. Wishing you all a great weekend!!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Social Network


Ok, I really want to see The Social Network about Facebook. Being one of the originals-hey folks, do you remember when it was only us college kids on facebook?-I think the evolution of it has been fascinating, and think its kinda odd when I get friend requests from my 12 year old cousins and my 65 year old parents friends...such a change from when I was friend requesting the cute guy sitting next to me in macro econ..and yea..I would watch anything with Justin Timberlake in it..Are you ladies going to see it? Now don't mind me while I switch tabs and go back to facebook stalking.....

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Gaga for Goyard


I LOVE Goyard totes. I currently have two St. Louis totes, and am contemplating a third...I am obsessed, I know..

I have the navy like Diane Kruger(minus the stripes and monogram)


and I managed to also scoop up the pink like LeAnn Rimes as well


I have been noticing more and more being drawn to incorporating Osborn and Little's wallpaper into my home to bring a little Goyard into my decor as well




Thanks to the ever fabulous Furbish Studio, we can all have a little Goyard, and not break the bank..these fabulous Goyard bowls are new in her shop
and for 7.00, I will be scooping up handfuls of these bowls for my self and friends to give as gifts...goyards for everyone..thanks Jamie!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A Perfect New York City Apartment

I love when I find other successful, young women's spaces that show me I can be chic and fabulous in my small space. Nicole of So Haute's NY space is a little smaller than my current space, but is way cooler, and is my current inspiration to pack some fabulous elements into my condo








view her entire home tour and notes from apartment therapy here

Monday, September 13, 2010

Look for Less: Taylor Jacobson's Cross Necklace

I've been on a roll with my look for less lately, and had to share this one..since season one of Rachel Zoe Project, I have been loving Taylor's Rozark side cross necklace..it runs for about 500-800 depending on what type you get, and it sold out..


I found an alternative on singer22.com by Jennifer Zeuner that has been featured on Vanessa Hudgens

it is 122.00, so WAY more affordable, but a little out of my budget at the moment since I have a few crosses I have acquired along the way from trips to Italy and my confirmation and random holidays, etc.

so I decided to google "side cross necklace" into google shopping, and it brought me to etsy, and



28.00...red diva designs ..it arrived in 3 days and I absolutely ADORE it..talk about a bargain!!

Also, Tucker for Target is a real winner...I checked it out early Sunday and scored a few pieces..but if you are planning on getting any of the dresses, GO UP A SIZE...they are SHORT...I got one and looked like I was ready to make a few bucks on the corner..for reals..so that is going back today...the material isn't the best(but I wasn't expecting it to be) but I recommend. I got the looks I couldn't live without, but there are def a few pieces I will be stalking for when they inevitably go on sale

Friday, September 10, 2010

Let's Roll

These acts shattered steel, but they cannot dent the steel of America's resolve



Thursday, September 9, 2010

Are You Ready for some Football?!?

Football season starts tonight! and I have been waiting since January..wooo!!

Victoria Secret
Pink did a special NFL collection



and I scooped up these fabulous rhinestone NY Giants sweats


as well as this fabulous top from Old Navy for game day

Even Mr. George is ready for game day in our household

Are you ladies football fans..even if not for the sport.for the fabulous men, and for days at the bar ;)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Oh So Chic

I fell in love with this chic woman on a street style blog


so here is how I would intrepret the look myself if fall ever came to southern california

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

A Little Wisdom From Jonathan Adler

I came across Jonathan Adler's design manifesto over the weekend, and I just LOVE his approach and insights


Our Manifesto


We believe that your home should make you happy.


We believe that when it comes to decorating, the wife is always right.



We believe in carbohydrates and to hell with the puffy consequences.



We believe minimalism is a bummer.



We believe handcrafted tchotchkes are life-enhancing.


We believe tassels are the earrings of the home.



We believe in our muses: David Hicks, Alexander Girard,
Bonnie Cashin. Hans Coper, Gio Ponti, Andy Warhol, Leroy Neiman,
Yves Saint Laurent, and Madonna.



We believe in the innate chicness of red with brown.



We believe in being underdressed or overdressed always.



We believe in infantile, happy emblems like butterflies and hearts.



We believe celebrities should pay full price.



We believe in rustic modernism: Big Sur, A-Frame beach houses,
raw beams, and geodesic dome homes.



We believe in Palm Beach style:
Louis chairs, chinoiserie, Lilly Pulitzer, The Breakers circa '72.



We believe our designs are award winning even though
they've never actually won any.



We believe in Aid to Artisans.



We believe dogs should be allowed in stores and restaurants.



We believe in mantiques - suits of armour,
worn chesterfield sofas, heraldic tapestries.


We believe you should throw out your Blackberry
and go pick some actual blackberries.



We believe colors can't clash.



We believe in blowing your nest egg on our pots.



We believe our lamps will make you look younger and thinner.



We believe in irreverent luxury.




He also has a twitter, I don't, but apparently he posts fun little gems like this
"
Daily Adlerism! Walking in your front door should feel like running into your ex-boyfriend and he’s fat"