Thursday, May 28, 2015

Shopping parties? Booze required for attendance

I have an issue with shopping parties. Sell me purses, jewelry, candles,  sex toys and God forbid baskets? No. I can get that shit wholesale, is my philosophy. However occasionally I find myself at one of these possibly accidentally sometimes on purpose which happened recently. Perhaps it was the free cupcakes or maybe the proximity to a brewery but there I was at a Premier designs party and I did not hate it. It is  quite frankly is a quality jewelry line. I mean Target stuff is great looking until you fall down or something then your beaded bracelet necklace set is all over the floor. I especially likes the idea of the change out, meaning you can use these locking pieces to create new looks and many of the items, like pendants and earrings, were two sided with totally different finishes. Oh and the magnet clasps are awesome if you are completely sick of your lobster claw clasp not hooking properly pretty much every single damn time. Also the family business is magnets so I have to fully support that hi dad. Inspirational (aka God stuff), statement, and some teeny subtle personal  pieces were on many wish lists ( nosy me peeking). If you want to see, contact Audra here

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Its hat season! Calling Janessa Leone

My friend Laura Walters can rock a hat, I cannot, I fact I am most jealous of. Have you gone hat shipping lately? And I do not mean Easter/wedding/derby crazy hat shopping. I mean for an everyday staple, well made and classic that does not require a trip to Amish land? (which I have done by the way, just for a hat). Janessa Leon has created a line of just that, well made toppers in a floppy, boater and fedora style and neutral colors encouraging daily wear, which lets face it, it is a lot less sticky then 60 SPF. . Get them here

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Bulletproof Coffee; shoot me now

I am a tired person. Though  I don't really look it thanks to my $150 YSL eye cream that comes with it's own spatula. you know, BECAUSE MY EYE BAGS NEED AN ACTUAL TOOL TO FIX. So when I heard about Bulletproof coffee and it's amazing all day memory sharpening abilities and all day alertness, I was totally in.
Here's the deal: freshly brewed coffee is blended with grass fed butter (like Kerrygold) and coconut oil, making it latte-ish.
Here's my deal :First I blew the lid off the blender whizzing up the hot coffee, probably should have used the Ninja there. That made me seriously awake, so it's working already. The website suggests 3 tablespoons of butter which is a damn lot and my special fancy butter did not have those nifty ruler marks on the wrapper, so I totally had to guess and probably over estimated and I added a lot of coconut oil because I like it. Bulletproof actually sells their own brand of all of these things but since I blew my budget on eye spackle I felt I should cool it down at bi and do the homemade thing. .Anyway, it tasted pretty good, not fall down amazing but shit, Kerrygold butter in pretty much anything, do I need to finish that sentence?
 Of course there is a downside. I had to keep it hot so the butter didn't congeal, I probably consumed about 500 calories and, dammit, I didn't feel that much more alert.  Le sigh

Friday, February 20, 2015

Pierre Hardy Vouyer Shoes

Are you sick of footwear posts yet? Well, too bad, get your own blog. I saw these Pierre Hardy shoes in person and this photo does not do them justice, teose eyes are actually FURRY. Crazy cute and your choice of high or low. Only $895 for a permanent upskirt

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Iggy

I want to like you, you seem so REGULAR despite the lizard nickname but not.  Iggy Azalea and Steve Madden shoe collab is 20% awesome and 80% trashy. As to be expected. I hate this  particular featured shoe. BUT there is really fab aqua mesh bootie that rocks (a picture I cannot find online) and
a few flats that are totally acceptable. Otherwise yuck. This whole collection is a rehash per use. Fancy is a rip off of Gwen Stefani, ginormous asses are never classy and while I admire her on staff brow professional, in general this look is neither original nor aspirational. STOP IT

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Surprise purse

I snagged this cutie purse thinking it was a 1960's crochet wicker basket style. It is not. Guess who this is? Michael Simon! Of the sparkle sweater Micheal Simon! I almost forgive him

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Wendy Winter retro fun

This is the label of the ginormous bell bottom polyester plaid 1970's pants I wore today. Forgot to get a snap but I added a  cashmere Isli rhinestone epulate sweater and Coach platform clogs with stud detailing. I love the way "Jack Winter", a fusty knitwear company from the  1960's ,
re-branded to accommodate the young'ums