Blow Your Paycheck Friday: Brian Atwood Leopard Boots
09/24/2010, 10:46 AM
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More pony hair leopard print boots run amuck at Saks:

How desperately I need some pony hair leopard boots for fall.  But for way less than $980.  Don’t worry, Brian.  One day I’ll bring you home with me. 😉  You can take him – I mean them – home from Saks.


Girl Crush Wednesday: Diahann Caroll
09/22/2010, 10:43 AM
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Ever since I was a little girl, I always thought that Diahann Caroll was the most beautiful and glamorous woman in the world – except my Ganny.  I loved the furs and sequins and big hair and bright lipstick she rocked as Dominique Deveraux on “Dynasty.”  She’s had quite a career and has come a LONG way since she was born in NYC.

Source:  Lipstick Alley

Source:  Diahann Caroll Info

Source:  Buzzomatic

Sure, she’s been married a few times (four, but who’s counting) but I mean, look at her.  She is a fox.  Even at 75!  And she won the first Tony of any Black actress in 1962 and received an Oscar nomination in 1974 for “Claudine.”  Beautiful and Accomplished – exactly what I want to be when I grow up.

Spring 2011 New York Fashion Shows – Part II
09/19/2010, 7:04 PM
Filed under: Fashion Shows

J. Mendel – SICK!  That is really all I can say about the floaty, blushy collection accented with fur-fection…


L.A.M.B. – loving the bright mash-up of mixed prints and interesting differences in proportion – so playful!  (BTW, Gwen – I NEED that white pantsuit for spring.  Hook me up!)

L’Wren Scott – per usual, the slim, womanly silhouettes are the feature


Marchesa – intricate details in fluffy chiffon in blushy, nude, white and black

Naeem Khan – his streak continues with bright colors, floaty prints and killer nude evening gowns

Rachel Roy – she managed to give us a little bit of everything – color, nude, flowy, fitted, prints… and I’m in love!

Blow Your Paycheck Friday: Sergio Rossi Stamped Lizard Pump
09/17/2010, 11:12 AM
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I am SO dying for these sute Sergio Rossi platform pumps.  I especially dig the “hint” of peep toe and perfectly skinny little heel.  While the heel is 5.5 inches, the platform is 1.5 inches.  I am dying for the camel, but the black would be hot too:

You can get them at Saks for a mere $695, which I think is a steal for THIS much style.

Girl Crush Wednesday: Chelsea Handler
09/15/2010, 11:42 AM
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In tribute to her hosting gig at Sunday night’s MTV VMAs and her book titled, Are You There Vodka, It’s Me, Chelsea I’ve decided it’s as good a time as ever to profile Chelsea Handler.

The Daily Bogo

Behind Blondie Park


You may recall my love of all girls that behave badly and drink too much (ah, how I miss being one of them) so Chelsea should truly be no surprise.  After all, she is known to exercise like a madman to “afford”  her love of Belvedere vodka (for which she is a spokeswoman) and tell lots of dirty jokes before hardcore ribbing of C-list celebrities that visit her on “Chelsea Lately.”  Make us proud!  You are repping the Dirty Jerz, so you’ve got lots of competition these days (yes, I DO love “Jerseylicious” – and it’s back with new episodes!)


You know I can’t resist a good, tasteful nude shot.  I’ve enjoyed them since my childhood days peering at my dad’s Playboy magazines. 😉

Yes, I Know I’m a Bit Obsessed…
09/14/2010, 11:18 AM
Filed under: My Shopping Finds

So, as you may already know, I LOVE embellished headbands.  And when Forever 21 was running a little free shipping offer on Labor Day, I ordered a few new ones:

Feather Accent Headband in black Was: $10.80 Now: $4.99

Beautiful Feminine Head Piece in grey for $4.80

Netter Flower Headband in black costs $5.80

And all three were less than $18 total including tax.  Yes, I am a little obsessed and totally in love with these accessories.  I am hoping to wear them soon although they are all clearly a bit much for work, so I’ll have to work them in on the weekend.

The Tale of IKEA Light Bulbs and the Declining Importance of Customer Service
09/13/2010, 10:55 PM
Filed under: Random

I headed to IKEA today to buy replacement halogen bulbs for my kitchen light fixture.  I had written down the name of the light bulbs (savvy me, I saved the box from four years ago) before heading to IKEA.  But here’s the kicker – they discontinued the Osram halogen bulb.  Now, I guess I could have taken one of the bulbs with me, but would I assume they would discontinue my bulb? 

After several attempts (and many minutes of waiting) to find a specialist to assist me, a fellow Michelle showed up to help.  She provided me, of course, no help.  I had to pick between two similar looking bulbs, so I picked the bulb I thought was the right one.  But it wasn’t!

So, I received NO customer service (at least very inferior customer service) and I left the store with the wrong bulb?  I should seriously consider boycotting IKEA but I love that place… It’s a critical decision to make.

But at the least – IKEA (and many, many, many other retailers like my local Kroger grocery store) needs to step up their customer service.  I know part of why the prices are so low is that IKEA is a very self-service type of establishment, but damn!  Come on, people.  Don’t make me boycott you!  Cuz you should know – I WILL do it… if I have to… but I really don’t want to… but I will… if you make me.

And on another note, I am quite taken with the below light fixture for my dressing room.  What do you think?  Does it look too cheap?  I mean, it’s cheap at only $49.99 – but I don’t want one of my luxurious dressing room’s serious pieces to look cheap.