Monday, June 24, 2013

Caught in the Middle

Like most girls my age (I know, I know!  I'm dating myself...), I dreamed of aging like Carrie Bradshaw from “Sex & the City.”  I wanted to wear cool clothes & not the “age appropriate” office attire/”sensible shoe” combination mostly worn by most women in their 30’s & 40’s. 

However, as I approach that time in MY life, I don’t find myself as daring as I want to be.  Part of the reason is that I don’t have Sarah Jessica Parker’s toned physique, but even if I did, would I dare wear this gorgeous, sexy (without being trashy), midriff-baring ensemble?  Where would I go in this ensemble?  Nonetheless, I want a venue & abs to wear it. 

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Mountains out of Mole Hills

My mom wanted me to get my mole removed above my lip.  I never did because I thought it would be too noticeable if I did.  I was also afraid the removal would just leave behind a huge pit.  In any case, it’s still there. 
Sometimes, I mind it & sometimes, I wish it was wherever the girl in the magazine has hers.  Ha!  I’m SO the jealous-type, eh? 

Saturday, February 23, 2013


I've never been one for "pre-owned" shoes.  I actually thought it was yucky.  I do vintage, but not undergarments, swimwear, hats & shoes.

However, years ago, I was in line behind a girl in Chicago who had these L.L. Bean boots on.  I immediately asked her where she got them, but of course, they were vintage & she got them on ebay.  I looked on their website every year hoping they would re-issue them & even looked in their flagship store in Freeport, Maine.  Even on ebay, I could never find them in my size & almost gave up, but I found them just last month.  I had my trepidations, especially since these were something you wore working (a.k.a.-sweating) in mud, but I couldn't resist putting closure to my long search.

I looked up some "recipes" on how to clean vintage shoes & I've been enjoying them since. 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

You Can't Always Get What You Want

I saw these shoes & immediately searched high & low for them.  Then, I found out that she bought them at the Christian Louboutin sample sale & they have never been produced.  I almost cried when I found out!  How do you get an invite to this elusive sale! 

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

More Than the Sum of its Parts

I love the simplicity of this look.  It's a beautiful dress with just a belt, bag, boots & sunglasses, but the braid & the lipstick add so much more to the complete look. 

Monday, August 13, 2012

Imma Be the Flyest Chick

I know it's weird, but I'm obsessed with this look that Fergie has on the "Imma Be" video.  I love it from metal visor & clear acrylic shoulder pads down to the cape & silver Christian Louboutin booties.  It's so futuristic & creative.  I was even looking for a metal visor for a while.  (If anyone know where I can find one, please let me know!) 

I officially became a fan of Fergie after watching this video. 

Sunday, August 12, 2012

I Feel Gloved

Anyone who has met me after 1998 will know how much I want to be Carrie Bradshaw.  I love accessories & this look always makes me smile.  These is nothing I love more than the edge that thigh-high hosiery & cropped gloves lend to any ensemble.  I wish this look had more air time, but a few seconds was all it took to leave an indelible impression.