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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Levi's vs. Current/Elliot

Of course the tattered loose jean look of Current/Elliot is a hot choice for celebs on their days off -- they're over $200 a pair. The epitome of that not-trying-too-hard chic the rich do oh so well. Find Current/Elliot at Singer22.com- Look Like a Celebrity! Click here.

My favorite and most comfortable pick since last winter while shopping in the men's section with the boyfriend? The LEVI'S 527 Low Boot-Cut Fit Mens Jeans - Dark Denim. Minus the holes in the jeans and the hole in my wallet.

When I wear my Levi's, they fit and look just like these jeans on Gwen Stefani.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Black Patent Fingerless Gloves

The perfect glove that you don't need but have to have. They're not to mention stylish as all heck. The Nordstrom Fingerless Driving Gloves in black is that unexpected accessory that has chic written all over it.
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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Inaugural Ball Gowns - Michelle or Jill?

Michelle Obama in Jason Wu's off white one-shoulder or Jill Biden in Reem Acra's red? They both looked beautiful, but I preferred Reem Acra's vivid color. It's more modern, slenderizing, and for a night of celebration, why the heck not go for the sexy siren red. Jason Wu has only been designing for three years, but what a way to debut your name to the world! I'll take second place in this instance any day of the week.

(for you scrutinizers, click on the pic if you want a bigger view)

Three more to talk about:

Mariah Carey (how original, spilling out of a mermaid-shaped dress)

Jennifer Lopez (this woman lives for gowns, predictable gowns)

Beyonce Knowles (not the best choice. there's something not working up top)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Inauguration Day 2009 - Michelle Obama Dress

The First Lady attended the Inauguration with Mr. President in an avocado-hued dress by Cuban-born American designer Isabel Toledo. It is a bit "old lady" looking, but it makes sense as not to detract from the formality of the day's ceremonies. Michelle did choose a contrasting green pump, which makes sense for one who has injected color in her wardrobe from day one. I look forward to Michelle Obama's outfits, and it's not since the late Princess Diana that I've felt this of a woman of such high esteem.

January 20, 2009; What a most happy and historical day this is.

More pics during the day:

Sean Combs and Janice Combs

John Cusack

Muhammad Ali

Steadman Graham and Oprah Winfrey

Aretha Franklin singing 'My Country, 'Tis of Thee'

California governor Arnold Schwarznegger

early arrival Denzel Washington (looking cool as usual)

Dustin Hoffman and Samuel L. Jackson

Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z

Magic Johnson

Barack Obama smiling at George Bush (great candid shot)

Friday, January 9, 2009

Cinderella Ring

I had a hard day today. I slept through my alarm this morning, flew out of the house with no shower, no coffee, and I forgot my makeup bag on my bathroom counter. After a grueling day of taking down 200 pages of speed talkers (I'm a court reporter), I'm about to go lie down on the sofa with a slice of chocolate cake and a glass of cold milk. My other BFF in these times of need? Something shiny and sparkly to gaze at to help ease the pain. The Cinderella Ring from www.swarovski.com. Just give me that, chocolate cake, and let's call it a day.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Vintage Betsey

Betsey Johnson called, and she wants her wardrobe back. Yes, she's bringing vintage back, aka "Vintage Betsey." You loved it then. Do you love it now? It's got me thinking of high school and my first job. Thanks for the memories, Betsey.


Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Silk and Studs Bebe Dress

You've heard of leather and lace. Well, say hello to silk and studs. Two styles, two fabulous ways to turn heads from bebe.com.

Crochet Popcorn Shoulder Bag

What bag do they have?: Gerard Darel "24 Hour" Syracus Handbag

What bag can I afford?: Cable Knit Shoulder Bag

I've been in a handbag state of mind...

Botkier Morgan Black Large Satchel

Botkier Morgan Black Large Satchel
This is one of the many wonderful presents I got this Christmas from my boyfriend. Fun, fringe, frilly goodness, way more than I could have ever imagined. Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you...

Botkier Morgan Black Large Satchel

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Banana Republic Print Dresses

Spring is looking to be about muted, organic and geometric patterns when it comes to dresses. Very feminine and retro, don't you think?

Women: Confetti shift dress - Chrome grey
Women: Confetti shift dress - Chrome grey

Women: Pleated geo-print dress - Silky coal
Women: Pleated geo-print dress - Silky coal

Women: Floral-print dress - Hemp seed
Women: Floral-print dress - Hemp seed

BR Monogram: BR Monogram backless chainlink-print dress - Miyako gray
BR Monogram: BR Monogram backless chainlink-print dress - Miyako gray

Top your dress with a long belted cardigan. The perfect finish.
Women: Long tie-waist cardigan - Sculpture grey
Women: Long tie-waist cardigan - Sculpture grey