Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Where's New Year's Eve?

Where will you be bringing in the New Year for 2007? I've found that a lot of my friends are leaving their trusty residential city for a trip to unfamiliar but alluring territory.... Miami, San Fran, Chicago, Orlando; I'm trying to decide if I should follow suit. It's getting late being that New Year's Eve is at the end of this week, but I'm getting pressure from my friends for us to find a glamorous city to ring in the New Year. It is exciting to be in a cool club surrounded by strangers (and close friends) and a trendy atmosphere, but airports, weather uncertainties are a couple of cons I don't know that I want to deal with. Often times I look at this holiday as being over-rated, but its intent is to be fun. I'll have to make a decision and fast!

Friday, December 22, 2006

pre-Christmas feast!

Last night a group of my friends and I got together for dinner. With Christmas and everything that comes with it around the corner, I suggested we go for sushi. Sushi to me was an excellent alternative to the traditional Christmas dinner. Fish, avocado, sake, are three things that will not be at our dinner table for Christmas, so I was thrilled for the feast we were about to partake. Great food, great conversation, libations; what a Christmas treat! Happy Birthday Noel

Monday, December 18, 2006

Party on!

How gorgeous is this dress by Emilio Pucci. Glam.com put together the hottest outfit for if you're partying for the holidays in New York City, which includes this Pucci silk chiffon dress. I adore the color, the cut, the length - just everything about it. It's a shame that it is not in my budget at over $3,000.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Winter treat

I was flipping through my January 2007 issue of Lucky magazine and saw quite a bit of cute items from miniskirts to patent leather wedges, but one designer in particular caught my eye. There is an adorable turtleneck sweater dress by Rachel Pally shown towards the end of this issue. Since sweater dresses are everywhere for fall and winter I was immediately drawn to it, not to mention is was in one of my favorite colors - purple. After staring at the dress for about 20 minutes straight and imagined all I could do with it - wear it with tights, wear it with ankle boots, knee-high boots, a thick belt (you get the picture), I googled Rachel Pally to check out what other cute items the designer may have out there. What a winter treat! She has so many gorgeous ready-to-wear dresses, and in a variety of cuts, styles, and colors. I found a nice selection for Rachel Pally at Shopbop.com, but there are plenty of other sources that have her items available also.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

DVD time

Yea, The Devil Wears Prada comes out today on video! It happens to be on sale this week at many video store distributors all around the country. The cheapest I found is at Circuit City for $13.99. Just in time for Christmas.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Scissor happy

How cute is Posh Spice, I mean Victoria Beckham's new haircut. Well not so new I believe she got it cut in the fall, but she keeps popping up everywhere and I keep staring! She is my new inspiration to grow my hair out. It's so adorable; truthfully she's just plain hot! Victoria’s haircut is my latest obsession.

Friday, December 08, 2006

The seven foot woman

I'm beginning to realize that finding a heel under 3 1/2 inches that is not a flat is virtually impossible. I can wear a super high heel with the best of them, but there are times when I just want to be a normal height and cute simultaneously. Barefoot I am taller than the average woman, and when I wear a heel sold on today's market I am taller than a lot of men too! I love my height, but I don't want to be mistaken for a drag queen when I walk into a bar or club (or anywhere)!... especially my conservative job. Most cute shoes today are at least 4 inches high and growing.... Steven by Steve Madden is selling a platform pump that's 5 1/4 inches!

What's a girl to do? Grin and bare it and put those sexy 4+ inch heels on my foot, or be comfortable, i.e. boring, and slide on a flat? Flats can be cute; the ballerina slipper is more and more popular, and you can't go wrong with the classic pointed-toe flat. These styles however make up a very small population of the women's shoe market.

Plus I like diversity in my shoes. Women's shoe designers are getting more and more creative and flamboyant. Check out these Gucci pumps! I may just have to conform and be one of the tallest people in the room.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Right decision for BCS?

It's official - Ohio State will play Florida in the Tostitos BCS National Championship game January 8th. After USC, which was a sure lock for the challenger spot, lost to UCLA debates began louder than ever; Michigan for a rematch or Florida, who sneaked into the conversation within the last couple weeks. It is no surprise to me that the committee chose Florida to make the trip to Arizona for this game after watching them beat Arkansas Saturday night. The SEC was arguably the toughest conference this season. This game should be as exciting as any national championship game with both teams' offenses, but we all know defense wins championships.