Friday, October 28, 2011

Pink: On the street in RVA!

It is my day off from work and met up with some girlfriends for coffee at Lamplighter. We are three tall brunettes, fashionably dressed in head-to-toe black, ready to decompress and share our trials and tribulations of Motherhood. While sipping on a beautifully prepared latte, I look up and see Pink customer, Jamie D., sporting a Rebecca Taylor cream jacquard/black polka dot trim blouse, purchased from our recent Rebecca Taylor trunk show, and Tucker's cream faux fur jacket. Of course, she gladly accepted my request to snap a pic and be blogged about.
I love to see Pink on the street, so beware... YOU may be spotted next!



Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Nail Trend Alert

A friend of mine has been fixated on owning a matte black car for over a year now, and when he first mentioned that to me, I never thought it would become a trend.. but lately, I've noticed more and more matte black cars- and it seems to be somewhat of a status symbol now, believe it or not. But who would have thought that would translate to nails?? Not me. Now, I must be honest with you here- I didn't come up with this idea all by myself..I had a little help from my new favorite obsession: Some have said that I'm late jumping on this bandwagon, but for me, it's right on time. If you haven't checked it out, do so, but don't blame me when all of a sudden 4 hours have gone by and you've done NOTHING except make your board for your Dream Home or Place You Want to Go. Anyways, I found a similar picture on pinterest not too long ago and have been fixated ever since. So on my day off, I decided to treat myself to a little mani/pedi with my girl Csi (pronounced "Chi" at Eliz's Nails on Forest Hill). I explained what I wanted as best that I could, but in the end, I had to pull up a pic on my archaic iPhone 3G(someone please get me the 4S!) and after studying the photo, she said she would try. Apparently I was the first one to have such a request, but I'm sure I won't be the last! But seriously, how perfect is a matte black French manicure for Halloween?! Pretty close to perfection. 
Trick or Treat!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Even my iPad is Fashionable...

5 reasons why I love this iPad cover:
1. The color: Orange is my new black; plus, it's easy to find in my bag!
2. It's vegan and supported by PETA
3. The price: it's only 58 bucks!
4. It has a handle for easy transport
5. Doesn't it make me look smarter?! 

Come in a get one for yourself or for a loved one! 


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Calling All Cold Weather!

Hats, gloves and ear muffs are baaaaccckk! Just in time for a cool down.. check out how cute Tori looks in some of the new styles!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Sweet Little Short Film

This film makes me want to dress more feminine...and own a bunny...and re-watch Alice in Wonderland again, all at the same time!



Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Old vs. New

   After those 9 or 10 days under the dismal low pressure front (or whatever caused the never ending dreary weather), I was not only looking forward to my trip to sunny LA, but it was a necessity. I'm pretty sure that my vitamin D count was lower than low thanks to the week and a half of rain here in VA.  So why was I going to LA, you wonder? Well, I was hired by a local agency (who happen to be good friends) to assist with their annual photo shoot. Did I have to think about it? Absolutely not. It was a "yes" before the question even came out of their mouths! So I didn't mind waking up at 3:30am to catch a 5am flight, not one bit..and I definitely didn't mind stepping off the plane at 9:30am to sunny, 75 degree LA weather.
     Fear not- we weren't lounging by the pool, sipping Mai Tai's all day- we actually worked our tails off through the weekend. Therefore, when Monday rolled around, we thought we deserved to have a little fun.. so we drove up the coast to Malibu and ate at a fabulous restaurant where Sunset Blvd meets the Pacific Coast Highway- Gladstones, if you ever find yourself out that way. And then took a drive up to The Getty Villa. Now, I am no art connoisseur, however this museum is a must if you're in Malibu. Let's see if I can regurgitate a brief history of the place for you: Getty was a wealthy oil mogul who loved to collect art- especially antiquities. He started to display the pieces in his home, but even after an addition was built, there was still too much to house. So he commissioned an architect to replicate a villa found buried at the base of Pompeii- most of the home had perished in the eruption, but somehow the drawings were found intact. Getty passed away before seeing the villa with his own eyes, but having been there first hand, I can truly say that I felt as if I was transported back in time.
   Now you're probably wondering, "what on earth does all this have to do with pink/fashion?" well, perhaps my favorite part of the whole museum was the room of jewels...yea, now we're talking! As i perused the bobbles, I noticed that the pieces felt really familiar to me despite the fact that they were from 400AD and earlier..and it's because I HAD just seen these styles! Here I was, looking at current trends in jewelry but from 1600 years ago! Even the hooks and clasps were the same.. which just goes to show that fashion really is recycled! go on, see for yourself..
snakes- then and now

rams head cuff

statement bracelets

look at the hook!

So who knows- maybe one day, the far, far away future, there will be a museum with things we think are trendy now, and someone like me will be looking at the items thinking "I would totally wear that NOW!".. if only I could have figured out a way to break into that case..