Girl Crush Wednesday: Emma Stone
02/29/2012, 10:59 AM
Filed under: Girl Crush Wednesday

The Academy Awards Red Carpet inspired me to pick Emma Stone as this week’s girl crush.  How far she’s come since Superbad.

Who knew there was a glamazon sexpot under there?  I don’t know whether I prefer the red or blonde!


Oscars 2012 Best Dressed According to Me
02/28/2012, 12:58 AM
Filed under: Red Carpet

I have to admit, there were only a few ensembles that I really loved last night:

Gwyneth Paltrow – Tom Ford with killer cape (source:  MailOnline)

Angelina Jolie – Atelier Versace, also wearing the best accessory, Brad Pitt (source:  MailOnline)

Michelle Williams – Louis Vuitton (source Zimbio)

Emma Stone – Giambattista Valli (source:  Just Jared)

Viola Davis – Vera Wang and fab natural hair (source:  Just Jared)

Christian Bale – not sure of the designer but he was super chic

Sean Combs – Sean John (BTW, did anyone else notice he is dangerously close to EGOT?)

And although I saw good reviews on Sandra Bullock and J. Lo, I was not a fan.

Gucci Ophelie Suede Chain T-Strap Sandals
02/24/2012, 11:23 PM
Filed under: Blow Your Paycheck Friday

I am really digging Gucci’s art deco/roaring 20’s look for spring.  And I think these shoes have a splash of the look without diving all the way into period fashion (as I honestly think SOME of the pieces force you into.)  I can just seem them with ankle length skinny pants and a sequined top:

I mean, even the heel is gorgeous. But alas, the $1195 price tag means I will just stroll past them longingly in the Saks shoe department.  Why is this my life?  Oh poor me LOL. 😉

Girl Crush Wednesday: Whitney Houston
02/22/2012, 10:01 AM
Filed under: Girl Crush Wednesday

It’s taken me a really long time to write this post.  I have been feeling torn about what to write about the untimely death of Whitney Houston.  First off, it is very sad.  Poor Bobbi Kristina is only 18 years old and will have to navigate the rest of her life without her mommy.  It brought me back to when my father died unexpectedly last year.  These young people who die unexpectedly – well, their deaths are rarely TRULY unexpected.  My dad had years of uncontrolled high blood pressure and alcohol abuse before he died last year at the age of 52.  Whitney struggled for years with her own demons – alcohol, drugs, who knows what else.  And now she is dead.

But boy, didn’t she fill our lives with joy?  Her songs are truly the soundtrack of my life – even more than Micheal Jackson.  She showed us you can be talented and loving and well, human.  None of us is perfect.  We all strive to be the best version of ourselves and each day we make some progress.  Unfortunately, Whitney did not have enough time to become her best self.  Either way, we have gotten to see a wonderful talent for nearly 30 years.  And somewhere there is a bright star shining for her light, extinguished too soon.

May her voice, “The Voice,” always inspire us to feel joyous and remember her spirit.

Red Sale Scores!
02/18/2012, 7:41 PM
Filed under: My Shopping Finds

I just couldn’t resist a little online browsing.  And when I saw ideeli was having a Red Sale, it quickly turned to shopping:

Carmen Marc by Carmen Marc Volvo Embellished Neckline Cocktail Dress – $48.99 (regularly $319)

Nine West Short Double-Breasted Belted Peacoat – $37.99 (regularly $225)

It’s so awesome – the dress is very similar to the one Jo’ie and I still think should have been her Maid of Honor dress for my wedding three and a half years ago.  And I have been really wanting a red coat.  Score!

Blow Your Paycheck Friday: Christian Louboutin Bye Bye Ankle Boots
02/17/2012, 5:33 AM
Filed under: Blow Your Paycheck Friday

I can SO see these hot ass 6 inch tall ankle boots with an amazing leopard print dress or white jeans or a red trench or hell, anything:

However, at $1195, they are a BIT out of my price range.  Get them at Saks.

Girl Crush Wednesday: Jessica Lowndes
02/15/2012, 6:26 AM
Filed under: Girl Crush Wednesday, Uncategorized

Jamison and I have been catching up on all of our DVR’ed shows from while I was in Paris.  We watched a couple of episodes of “90210” and we both agreed that the actress that plays Adrianna – Jessica Lowndes – was worthy of a girl crush feature.

I love that she has the look of Megan Fox but also has a sick body.   While her character is not very lovable, she is a HOT chick!