Monday, April 30, 2007

Survey says... clear skies

Just got back from vacationing in Miami, Florida. South Beach to be exact, and it was everything I thought it would be! My sisters and I try to make this trip annually, and although it's only April, it was a very welcomed vacation. I have been longing to leave the roller coaster weather of the Midwest for a stable hot and sunny destination. The city that never sleeps was just that - there was so much going on I was somewhat disappointed with all the distraction. Nevertheless, we made it a relaxing and serene trip. Once we got over all the bumming around on the beach, we managed to take advantage of the fabulous shopping. Of course had to stop by Intermix and I have to mention the hottest bag ever! Okay I'm a little gitty right now, but the boutique carried a Versace bag that was unbelievable! I could not take my eyes off it. My sister who is not a shopper at all had to agree, and that's saying something. Anyhow, I was relatively good, only came home with a few extra things (Versace bag not included). Had to save some of my funds for the nightlife, which can be unbelievably expensive if you don't have a connection. I'm feeling well rested and looking very dark as I return back to reality and count down to my next vacation!

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Love a good sale

Went on a bit of a shopping spree last weekend at Mexx. They are having the best sale to rid their winter items. With April feeling like February I had no problem picking up and purchasing sweaters, scarves, and wool. I like Mexx because their style is great for day and night. Very conservative clothing (which is ideal for my job), but at the same time very fashionable (which is ideal for my psyche)! I walked out of there paying probably half of what I should have paid, and for such cute stuff. Like any shopaholic I wanted to walk out of there with much more, but not surprisingly a lot of the items in the more popular sizes were gone. Below are a few of the items I purchased. The scarf below was only $5, so I had to pick up more than one!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Sorry kid

Ding Dong the bad singing kid is gone! Okay I'm taking a little too much joy in someone else's misery, but let's face it, this was a long time coming. Wednesday the infamous American Idol contestant Sanjaya was FINALLY voted off after signing "Something To Talk About". The week before during Latin night Sanjaya was given the best judgment of his duration since the large stage started, but this week his rendition during country night was horrendous. His voice was flat and out of tune, and his performance had no feeling. Not a surprise I mean HELLO, he's been performing like this all season long! So why did it take so long for him to be kicked off the show? I'm not sure, but boy was he surprised. To quote my sister, Sanjaya was crying like he didn't realize he was bad! Some people can live in denial regarding their lack of musical talent, but most people don't get to actually hear and see themselves, and on television!... So what's Sanjaya's excuse? Anyway I'll quit bashing the poor kid, but can we get on with the real talent now! I must say though that I'll miss seeing what hairstyle Sanjaya will don upon us for the evening.

Monday, April 16, 2007

JLo on American Idol (video)

I don't know why youtube did not post this video below (technical difficulties) but here it is. Check JLo out on American Idol if you have 5 minutes.

JLo on American Idol

Since Jennifer Lopez is my #1 style icon, I have to post about her being on American Idol last week. First regarding the advice given to the contestants throughout - it was very good. Not that I'm surprised but her advice was clear, concise, sincere, and evoked the passion she has for the industry. I will not dilute this by commenting on Sanjaya's delusional attempt at a joke.

Second and most important (wink) she looked great! During rehearsal she wore a cute form-fitting silver turtleneck top with 1/2 balloon sleeves and about a million silver bangles, with black skinny jeans and platform sandals. During her performance of "Que Hiciste" day 2 she wore a long chiffon dress over black skinny jeans tucked into black knee-length boots. As expected her make-up was flawless - shimmery pink cheeks, dark eyes, pale glossy lip. She's the bomb! If you have 5 minutes, check her out for yourself.

Friday, April 06, 2007


Do you have an unreliable digital cable service? If you're me your answer is YES! I've been a subscriber to Insight Communications for almost four years now due to the fact that the company has a monopoly on my area. So unless I go with satellite, I am stuck with Insight cable services or nothing at all!! Included in my cable package is their DVR service and, as any customer would, I expect it to work properly. Since I'm telling you about this I have to admit that I am addicted to soap operas. Wouldn't you know my DVR listing does not include a full day of my soap operas! I know what the non-soap opera fans are thinking, "missing a month is nothing let alone a day!" Only my true fellow fans understand that to miss a day can be devastating. To top it off, my sister informed me that it was this day the show was not to be missed; an excellent episode. Great.... Thanks for that, thanks for the information! Now I'm even more upset! The fact that my soap operas did not record is not the point here, the fact that Insight's DVR service failed to fulfill its duty is the point. I don't like using this word, but I can honestly say that I HATE Insight cable!

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

...and I reiterate

Lately in the Midwest temperatures have been so blissful I was seriously depressed staring outside from the inside of my office everyday. Today however, and going forward for a while according to our trusty weatherman, temperatures took a drastic dive south. Since this is the case I have to reiterate my advice from my previous post about wearing boots now despite the calendar reading as spring time. Tonight I'm going out with some girlfriends to celebrate a birthday (Happy Birthday Carmen!) and I am busting out my knee-length wedged-heel boots. Better believe I will be standing proud and walking tall in my Charles Davids as I bundle up in April.