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Blow Your Paycheck Friday: Fendi Baguette
05/25/2012, 10:50 AM
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I read an article about the new book Fendi Baguette last week at the gym.  I always wanted a Fendi baguette when from back when I first started watching Sex and the City in 99.  (I love that Sarah Jessica Parker AKA Carrie is writing an excerpt for the book.)  I remember visiting a friend in Boston in summer of 2000 and there was a sequined Fendi baguette at the REAL Filene’s Basement on clearance for $499.  It was of course way out of my price range. so I only dreamed…  And even today, I still dream.  But with the re-release of the most popular Fendi baguettes, maybe it can be a reality.

When can I set aside around one thousand dollars for a baguette?  I wonder…

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Girl Crush Wednesday: Ashley Madekwe
05/23/2012, 10:19 AM
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While I hate her lying, scheming character on “Revenge”, the English actress, Ashley Madekwe, is one gorgeous girl.

 I don’t know what I love more – her skin, her hair, or her accent.  Why are we Americans such suckers for British accents?  It’s actually kinda hilarious.



Blow Your Paycheck Friday: Valentino Va Voom Studded Leopard-Print Calf Hair Tote
05/18/2012, 10:00 AM
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I love Valentino.  I love studs.  I love calf hair.  I love leopard.  Enough said?

For the bargain price of $3,695 you can get it at Saks.



Girl Crush Wednesday: Ashley Judd
05/16/2012, 10:05 AM
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I must admit that I love the new show “Missing.”  Ashley Judd is kicking serious butt and taking names all the while trying to find her son and figure out why he was taken.  But it takes me back to a different Ashley Judd.  You know, the girl who played in some of my favorite movies – “Kiss the Girls” and “Double Jeopardy” to name a few.  She may be getting a little older but she is still a looker.

The above look reminds me a LOT of my wedding nearly four years ago.



Blow Your Paycheck Friday: Dom Perignon by the Case
05/11/2012, 10:04 AM
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Tomorrow my youngest sister, Brittany graduates from Creighton University in Omaha, NE.  For me it’s very strange.  I remember the day she was born.  I remember her kindergarten graduation.  I can literally see her singing, “I am a promise, I am a possibility, I am a promise with a capital ‘P’, I am a great big bundle of potentiality…” And now she is a very grown-up 21 year old woman, beginning her own adult life.  So we’ve been asking her for months how she wanted to celebrate her graduation.  I offered to take her out for dinner; she said “What is graduation dinner?”  My mom offered up a party at a bar; she wasn’t interested.  My other sister offered a simple little BBQ and she wasn’t that interested in publiczing it because she didn’t want to “make it a big deal.”  OK whatevs…

Well, last night after attending a graduate event, she stopped by my mom’s asking for all of the BBQ details – the invite list, the menu, the time and left a little request:  She’d like to toast with a bottle of Dom Perignon.  Well, even though the event is still seemingly low-key, the highbrow champagne seems to elevate it beyond the case of Trader Joe’s blanc de blancs I was planning to buy to accompany the BBQ meats and classic side dishes.  So this week, if only I could, I’d splurge for an entire case of vintage Dom Perignon just to let her know how proud I am of her accomplishment.

But with less than a week’s notice, I can’t really rearrange my finances to drop $2,515.08 just on bubby.  But if you can afford it for your graduates, get it at Morrell & Company Wines.



Girl Crush Wednesday: Olivia Blois of Jerseylicious
05/09/2012, 10:47 AM
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I have a lot of TV guilty pleasures these days.  And I promise I will let go of a lot of them soon to make the way for bigger and better things… eventually.  But tonight, I am at home decompressing after a rough workout with some “Jerseylicious” viewing.  I must admit it – even though Olivia Blois is a self-proclaimed gaudy, tacky, over-the-top diva, I adore her.  I must admit I am not into her wildly smoky eye, but her blue-black hair and extreme bronze and those dimples… I adore her.  But Olivia, trust me, the drama is very 19 years old.  You’re a grownup now.  And you’re on TV all over America.  Little girls are watching.  You’re a role model, whether you know it or like it or not.  At least you are a cutie:

This one right here captures all that I love most about Olivia.  She should stay fresh-faced more often. 🙂



Blow Your Paycheck Friday: Donna Karan Jersey Off-the-Shoulder Suit
05/04/2012, 11:54 PM
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In my dreams, this is how I’d sashay into work each day, complete with Birkin bag and pointy-toe stilettos.

Donna Karan is SO in-touch with what makes a woman chic and sexy.  If only I could drop $1295 for the jacket and $850 for the pencil skirt.  I do, though, have a cute black peplum blazer that I need to get a little skinnier to wear.  I can sort of “fake” the look instead.  If you don’t have to fake it, get it at Saks.