Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Things I like right now...

Love at first sight! Although sequence can sometimes be gaudy, this skirt has just enough class. Pair it with a blazer and you're off!
(Sequin Mesh Bell Skirt by J Crew; Color: Gold Dust)

I couldn't get enough of this color, "Merino Cool" made by Essie. It's a soft brown with purple and grey undertones.

I love my Chai Tea Lattes when the weather turns cold. Yumm!

One of my favorite things to do is to add feminine pieces to an outfit. I especially love a pale pink paired with gold tones to really warm up your look.  

These candles bring delight to your senses and add luxe to everyday living...
and they're cute!
 (A great holiday gift!)

Monday, November 15, 2010

Here come the holidays!

I cannot wait for this holiday season to begin! Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year. I love the colors, the smells, the football, the family coming together around the table, the cooking of the meal, and of course the food! Being that I have been away from my family 4 months (my longest stretch yet), I could not be more excited to reunite with my family and friends. In the pictures above you can see my favorite things about Thanksgiving. I love a beautiful table setting and decorations around the house. My absolute favorite "Thanksgiving food" is my mom's  brown-sugar glazed sweet potatoes served with marshmallows roasted on top. Yummm- now I'm hungry just writing this. The turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie have a very close second. 

I'd love to hear about some your families favorite Thanksgiving traditions :)

The best way to complete your look...

"For attractive lips, speak words of kindness, For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people, For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry, For Beautiful hair, let a child run their fingers through it once a day, For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone. People, more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed. Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of each of your arms. As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself and the other for helping others." 

— Audrey Hepburn

Dress with style this season

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Don't deny it...

If you say you don’t have one, I don’t believe you. What am I talking about- your “girl-crush”. This meaning, that one celebrity, (or any woman for that matter) you look up to, admire, think is beautiful, and secretly wish you could be. I believe that every girl has at least one of these. Of course, I’m guilty to having two: Alessandra Ambrosio and Beyonce Knowles.
If you’re not familiar with Alessandra, I am referring to the Brazilian, 5 ft 10 in, 112lb, gorgeous Victoria’s Secret Model.  It may be easy to understand why I admire her looks and her body, but there is a little more to my crush than that. It started out with my obsession with watching the Victoria’s Secret Angles walk down the runway at the fashion show. Each model was better looking than the next and their outfits were exquisite. But I knew my favorite when I saw her. Along with her stunning body and godly hair and face, Alessandra radiated personality. After watching interview after interview, I had wanted to be her best friend. She’s lively, down-to-earth, playful, lighthearted, and really just seems to be a happy person. Given, she has a hell of a lot to be happy for including her little girl, Anja Louise. In documentary videos Alessandra participates in normal activities such as shopping for a Halloween costume and laughing with friends. She even brings you back to her house in Brazil where she grew up. You can see her bedroom, with simple white walls, a bed, and desk- just like any other girl. And, just like any girl, she adores chocolate! Here is a little taste of Alessandra. Also, for all of you runway fans here’s a sneak peak for the upcoming Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show!

Of course we all know the extraordinary, powerful, and talented BeyonceShe captivates millions of people with her sensational vocals. Her talent is compelling, her stage performance is implausible, and she doesn't look too bad either. She has become the ultimate diva. She's most definitely one for the books! I admire Beyonce because she is very balanced. Although she is extremely successful and is always in the limelight, she manages stay a classy, responsible, and an intelligent woman. She has been seen doing performances in things like sexy one-pieces, singing "Single Ladies", all the way to wearing an elegant ball gown performing "At Last" at the presidential inauguration.  She stays far away from conforming with the rest of young Hollywood. Also, Beyonce shows her appreciation for all of her fans. When accepting awards she still gets nervous and doesn't expect to win. She seems to stay grounded with her morals and what is important in her life. Simultaneously, Beyonce is "Sasha Fierce", her stage persona. On stage she's fearless, sexy, confident, and radiant. She nails her vocals, and seems untouchable. She was made to perform and she does it VERY well. Overall, Beyonce tackles the job of  being lusted by men, and admired by women. Here is of my favorite performances made by Beyonce at the Grammys!

Now that you know my girl- crushes... who are yours?

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Welcome to my blog!

We’re given this one life to live with no instructions or manual guide to follow. We have messages coming at us from every angle. The media, billboards, magazine ads, and TV commercials are attacking our society every day. We have political statements, fashion statements, and body language all giving off messages we might not even be aware of. Life has become so fast paced; it’s easy to lose track of who we are and what we stand for. Our society has lost its grip on the old-fashioned easy ways to find pure happiness and we do everything to find the “buzz” and thrill of excitement. We live life in the fast lane indulging in dangerous actions and life’s sweet seductions, sometimes leading us to dark places where we can’t recognize ourselves. But when the lights come on, the sober truth is that we’ve become stripped of the true things that last in life like love and passion. Now, the only thing padding the naked truth is our laced panties and contour dresses. Growing up in this world can be misleading, but I've learned some things along the way...