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Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Kermit Ruffins
Amazing shopping finds- The modern day bloomer!
You know those tunics and dresses and button downs that are just way to short to wear without pants but too long to wear with pants. Well, we’re approaching summer so the idea of leggings makes me sick. In past seasons we may have thrown on a pair of leggings but instead, opt for the short short (or what I like to call the modern day bloomer). Here’s a few to check out! No....
Ladies and Gentlemen, step right up
I read the book “Water for Elephants” a year ago. I can remember the exact series of events that made me pick it up. After watching “Inglorious Basterds” I had to google Christoph Waltz and find more on this incredible actor. News feeds read that he had signed on to play August in a film adaptation of “Water for Elephants,” a book I’d browsed through in Barnes and Nobles. It hadn’t peaked my...
What my Closet Craves- April Week #4
My plans to see Water for Elephants this afternoon is inspiring closet cravings for 1930’s circus bohemian. Enjoy! (Expect a review of the film tomorrow!) No. 1 Topshop dress $310.00 No. 2 Forever 21 wool cloche $9.50 No. 3 Gap sweater $59.50 No. 4 Banana Republic ring $14.99 No. 5 Topshop scarf $32.00 No. 6 Urban Outfitters skimmers $39.00 No. 7 Anthropologie blouse $88.00 ...
Today's look- 04.21
Let’s keep this short tunic: Forever 21; shorts: Delia’s; shoes: Shoe Carnival; necklace: Banana Republic; bracelets: Banana Republic, Fossil, J. Crew
Tim Hetherington (1970-2011) Last night I was doing a little research for a future blog post; I really should have been going to bed, but I thought I’d go to The Huffington Post really quick. The fifth story down “Oscar nominated director killed in Libya” was under such stories as “Lindsey Lohan loses another big role,” “Tyra Banks without makeup,” and “Kevin Smith: Seth Rogen made me a...
So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and...– Christopher Reeve
Don’t You (Forget About Me) Simple Minds
Amazing shopping finds!
This entire outfit was $60! from CHARLOTTE RUSSE!!!
Today's look- 04.19
It’s a statement sweater: Banana Republic outlet; skirt; Banana Republic; flower pin: The Limited; shoes: ?
You can get Clooney at this bar
The Milk Bar- New Orleans, LA 1514 Delechaise- right off of St. Charles. I took my mom here for lunch with the dog and had an awesome time. The weather was perfect. We shared a sandwich called the Clooney Special (marinated chicken, avocado, tomato, red onions, mozzarella, and lemon mayo). God, it was good. I also got a vanilla milkshake (made with real ice cream). Also, so good. I...
Today's look- 04.18
The Prep My always adorable little houseguest Nola blazer: H&M; vest: Forever 21; pants: Gap; shoes: Payless; bag: H&M; jewelry: Michael Kors, Forever 21
What my Closet Craves- April Week #3
I miss you No. 1- Wedge Heel Boot, 99.90 USD No. 2- Crochet Dress, 169 USD No. 3- Printed Kimono, 99.90 No. 4- Embellished Collar, 79.90 (homage to McQueen?) No. 5- Wrap Trousers, 89.90 USD No. 6- Printed Blouse, 59.90 USD No. 7- Striped Top, 59.90 USD No. 8- Harem Pants, 89.90 USD No. 9- Skinny Studio Trousers, 59.90 USD No. 10- Striped Top, 39.90 USD No. 11- Three Tone Stretch Sandals,...
Today's look- 04.15
My kind of corporate look Top and blazer: New York & Co.; skirt: American Apparel; clutch: Aldo; shoes: Payless; jewelry: Forever 21, Macy’s; sunglasses: Banana Republic
Amazing shopping finds!
Run, Don’t Walk In the past 10 years I’ve rarely shopped at Payless. I never seemed to find anything I liked. About two weeks ago, I dropped by a Payless store on a whim just to see what they’re up to now. Suffice it to say I was pleasantly surprised. They have now enlisted high end designers, much like Target. Their prices have gone up a tad, but these designer shoes...
Easy Necklace Display
So, do you have a few statement necklaces that are huge and chunky and amazing? And then you wonder where can I keep them when I’m not wearing them. Well, I have a few of those necklaces, because I adore them. So I came up with a rather artistic way of displaying them. 1. Find a thick bulletin board. I got mine from The Container Store. You can also find them at Walmart; just make...
What my Closet Craves- April Week #2
J. Crew- the “J” must stand for Jessica You can find the J. Crew spring 2011 collection above. As you can see, it’s very monochromatic, very muted, very khaki- centric. While I love this color scheme, I’m looking to their fall 2011 collection (below) for inspiration. Yes, the fall collection was shown late March. It is making me miss the layering that this hot...
Today's look- 04.08
top: J. Crew; pants: Gap; belt: H&M; flats: Steve Madden; bag: Francesca’s Sorry I only had time for one pic today. As you can see I pulled colors from my previous “cravings” post. I’m sort of still clinging to winter clothes and these have a luxurious feel while still being light and airy.
No plain Jane- No plain adaptation
Any new adaptation of Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre is always welcomed by me. I love seeing the exploration of the same story through different styles and viewpoints. What dialogue will they keep? What will they omit? The casting is always important and the tone is vital too. And because they are so significant I have yet to find the “perfect” adaptation for my taste… until I saw the newest...
Suo Gan John Williams
What my Closet Craves- April Week #1
Pour la fille No. 1- Statement shoulders, with bootcut jeans and impossibly high heels No. 2- Michael Kors watch, one day… No. 3- Striped dress, very French, very oh-la-la, very versatile No. 4- Summery, silky, slouchy pants- so comfy yet so chic No. 5- Accordian pleated tea length skirt- easily dressed up and down No. 6- Christian Louboutin patent leather flats- new flats needed, a girl...
Yummy (and easy) Cupcakes
This recipe is so easy it’s hard to get it wrong. And on top of that, they are sooooooo yummy. Ingredients: Devil’s Food cake mix Cherry pie filling Marshmallow Fluff (If you don’t know what Fluff is, you haven’t lived thus far. Go find it at your grocery store.) 1 package of Philadelphia cream cheese Directions: Prepare cupcakes as directed on the package. Fill a...
Today's look- 04.01
Neutrals… and a renewed love for the bootcut (almost bell-bottom) jean! jeans: Gap, top: J. Crew, jacket: J. Crew outlet, shoes: Banana Republic, necklace: Banana Republic, sunglasses: H&M