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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Retro Modern Cat Bed

This is the cutest cat bed I've seen around. Retro and sleek just like a cat itself. Made for cats and other furry little loved ones by a cat lover herself.

"The creator of Like Kittysville is an award-winning design graduate of the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles. Her lifelong collection of remarkable retro fabrics is matched only by a lifelong devotion to her collection of remarkable rescued and formerly feral cats. (Like Kittysville is really a reference to their home.)"

She now offers clear acrylic bases, which is way beyond cool, and in a wide range of other fabrics. Any lucky kitty with this bed is most definitely the coolest cat on the block.

I found this snazzy bed on Ebay.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Cozy, Cute & Covered

Coal Considered - Sands Hoodie Beanie (Khaki)

I don't know about any of you guys, but I am freezing my butt off! It had me thinking and searching for different types of cozy accessories to fashionably pass the winter in. Did you know that you can lose up to 75% of your body heat just through your head? Protect your noggins and necks, be toasty this winter!

Goorin Bros. - Kahn Faux Fur Hood (Tan)

Coal Considered - Yorke Knitted Hat (Mocha)

Coal Considered - Women's Nichols Neckwarmer (Black)

torn - Women's Tiedye Fringe Scarf (Magenta)

Purple Label - Women's Etudes Socks (Black)

The knee socks are what I'm living in right now. I wear them under my pants at home, at work, at night when I go to bed. They are fool proof when it comes to wearing your tall boots -- no socks falling down to your ankles. They come in every color for every mood. You won't know what you did without them in the winter. The boyfriend even thinks they're kinda sexy.

Purple Label - Women's Cut Up Jamiere Socks (Grey)

Purple Label - Women's Lace Jambiere Socks (Black)

Hats, scarves and socks available at 80spurple.com Online Clothing Boutique.

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Monday, December 15, 2008

Stay Home This Wintour

Even Vogue editor and style icon Anna Wintour can have a bad day. Just why oh why did it have to be the Costume Institute Gala. She really isn't fully to blame. Chanel went no holds barred on this Star Wars number.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Get The Hell Outta Dodge

Early birds - Christmas 2008

Another pic treat from my traveling brother. For anyone out there who feels the financial crunch this holiday season just as much as I do, here's something to make you smile -- it's free.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Eva Longoria Exposed

Give poor Eva a break. She was caught with her Spanx showing. Like so many of us women, she smooths her lumps and bumps. All that matters is that the finished product looks gorgeous, which she does; and her loaded hubby doesn't seem to mind.

Bare Necessities

Sunday, November 9, 2008

LBD - Little Black Dress

Women: Strapless knit dress - true black knitMoschino Cheap and Chic Strapless Taffeta Dress

From Gap to Moschino, the LBD, Little Black Dress, has always been a staple in every woman's closet. Throw a cardi on to casual it up or pile on the jewelry to step out on the town. When in doubt, the LBD will always save the day.

Then in comes walking this chic number. Not a dress, but equally as divine. The only thing that keeps the jumpsuit fresh year after year are the little tweaks that bring it up to date. The MICHAEL Michael Kors Strapless Belted Jumpsuit has a wide but not too wide leg that won't go out of style. Wear it with the belt, shoes, bag and hair cut of the season and you're good to go. Move over, LBD. There's a new LBJ in town.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Sex and the City Sequel

photos: dailymail.co.uk
Hello, lover. This just fresh from the gossip mill. Sex and the City is going to have a sequel!!!!!

Kim Cattral was on the Paul O'Grady show, and as of late, she's the first one out of the four Choo-Blahnik-Louboutin-wearing gals to spill the beans about it.

When asked, "Now will there be a sequel?"
Kim replied, "Yes there will."

There you have it. Cross my heart on couture, please let this be true! Okay, now I have to get back to work.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Eva's Fringe Booties

Eva Herzigova, famously known as a Victoria Secret, Sports Illustrated and Wonder Bra model, was spotted at the Grey Goose Vodka Character and Cocktails Party in London next to a gentleman named David Walliams. I don't know who he is, but his name does have a peculiar spelling. Even my spell checker is on to it. What I mostly noticed was the fringed high-heeled booties she has on. Fringe of course is back on in a big way this fall. Ankle boots with cocktail dresses is also huge. It's got a rocker fem feel, and it's great as the weather chills. If you have less than skinny legs like me, you could easily pair these shoes with black tights to keep it from cutting the legs off at the ankles and making you appear even more shorter.

I love the SPANX Reversible Tight-End Tights Panty Hose. They reverse to contrasting colors. My fave is the charcoal/black combination. These are tights with benefits because it has tummy and thigh control, so the clothes I put on are going to look even better, which makes me feel even better. I absolutely love and swear by my Spanx. I couldn't live without them.

I digress. Back to Eva's shoes, right? I found a couple pairs that carry on that same fun, fringy look that Eva's has.

Betsey Johnson Tisha Bootie

Betsey Johnson Tisha Bootie
has a flash of flirty hot pink in the fringe and some sassy tassles to bootie.

Calvin Klein - Pixy (Black Suede) - Footwear

Calvin Klein Pixy has the best of both worlds. This is for those who want the ankle boot fringe look with the extra touch of femininity from a traditional pump. Have fun living on the fringe this season.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Aloha `Oe, Baby Girl

Sleep well, baby girl

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. Growing up, our family visited all the graves of our loved ones who have passed. This post is dedicated to our beautiful baby, Chiquita. The love she gave and received is immeasurable. You will always be in our hearts and memories, Sweetie. We are eternally grateful for the joy and love you have given to us. Until we meet again.

Have a beautiful Memorial Day.