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Sunday, May 30, 2010

FOR THE EVERYDAY SUPERSTAR

If you're looking for a way to translate the feel of an amazing photo, just pick key elements and use them as inspiration. Bright red lips are a great accessory.
rihanna-rude-boyThe bold silver chain necklace is fantastic.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with fishnet stockings and distressed denim...on Rihanna.
For us "everyday superstars" I would stick to one or the other.
And don't let me see that lighting bolt on your wrist at the grocery store.
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Saturday, May 29, 2010

IF KIM WAS A...

Chairs, Furniture, Interior Design, Interior Furniture, Sofa, this style Sylvester Style Furniture Modern Chaise Lounge

Sylvester Chaise Lounge by Cattelan Italia

Nothing like white curves to demand attention.  Silver accents the the shape of this beautiful Chaise Lounge available for a mere $3700 at Spacify. 
Kim also decided to accent her curves with some silver statement earrings, and in true Kim style, her handbag probably takes the value of her outfit up and over the cost of this very luxurious chaise.

"guilt free" equivalents

ASOS Split Front Grecian Maxi Beach Dress

820-W




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HEAL HEEL

Without divulging too much information, let me just say, well, my feet were in need of some "special" attention this spring.  I made the call and the new REVLON PEDI EXPERT answered.  This little thing is amazing. I picked one up on sale for $8 at Shoppers Drug Mart (reg retail $16) and   after a following the super easy instructions, my feet felt like they haven't in years. I'm talking pre-motherhood feet.
DO IT. LOVE IT.     
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Friday, May 28, 2010

HIGH HEEL BOOT CAMP



For those of you who have issues with being comfortable in a great stiletto, or simply have a love of shoes, this class is for you.  In a just a few hours, Marian will whip you into high heel top formation.  Honestly, between her soothing voice and the Feldenkrais Method of body re-education, it's an experience that won't soon be forgotten. The most amazing thing about this class for me was how in shape and youthful our teacher Marian is. 
 Check out what 79 looks like.


DO IT. LOVE IT.
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Thursday, May 27, 2010

SATC 2 REVIEW


So I was one of many lucky fans of  Sex and the City in the crowd last night at the premiere in downtown Toronto Varsity Theater.  In the gift bags pictured were lots of goodies courtesy of our friends at Trojan and Nair, thank you!!


The girls of Sex and the City 2 did NOT disappoint this time.  The outfits were beyond over the top and even the scenes spilling over with cheese had me laughing at one point or the other.  
Favorite scene- Charlotte and Miranda spilling their mommy secrets over drinks.
Favorite throwback- Carrie in the same Dior newspaper dress from Season 3.
Favorite Guest Star- Liza Minnelli doing a great tribute to Beyonce.
Favorite Hot Man- Max Ryan

I don't need to break down the characters, they were all the same.  However, I (as well as a jam packed audience of female fans) was very appreciative of the beautiful men that peppered the movie throughout.  And now, of course, I want to go to Abu Dhabi.


My only disappointment of the night was there was only one lonely pair of  Brian Atwood Loca's wandering the streets afterwards...
"Guilt free" equivalent Forever 21 $30.80
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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

CUPCAKE CRAVINGS


Remember when you tasted your first cupcake? 
I do, and ever since, there's been an ongoing joke in my family about my (sometimes more serious than others) addiction to a great cupcake.
I've been chasing that luscious sweet taste for years, and have only been able to replicate it a few times myself. I found a close second at Magnolia Bakery in NYC, but when I received a lovely packaged gift of two recently for mother's day, I knew I had found what I was looking for in Maylenes Cravings.
I bit into the first cupcake and was immediately taken back to my childhood birthday parties and barbecues, a happy, happy time.

Yes, I know it's just a cupcake, and yes, I know it's not always "guilt-free", but forgive me for having the occasional weakness for the sweeter things in life.


The C.E.O. of Maylene's is Karlene (no idea) and she's just as sweet as her delicious treats. Check out the website, they deliver!!

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Saturday, May 15, 2010

CUTEST CARGOS

I am feeling the cargo movement for spring/summer 2010.  Mostly because they're being featured with heels this time around.  J Brand offers a few different kinds, but I opted for the slim fit pictured here on  Khloe Kardashian for $230.



optic white product thumbnail imageJ Brand skinny cargos
The more "guilt free" option is just as cute and is available at The Gap $44.99 




                       
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Friday, May 14, 2010

FRONT STREET FASHION


Meet Cheryl.
 This amazing full-time stay at home mother of two is always energetic and smiling.  She manages to get her kids fed, ready, and looking adorable for the daily stroller walk up to school. She greets all the other parents and kids with a smile and charming conversation, all the while carrying off her "city comfort chic" sense of style. 
A true believer in shopping "guilt free", Cheryl has found many amazing vintage cocktail dresses online and perusing local markets.
I ADORE women like Cheryl.
 When she showed up to one of the kids birthday costume parties in a gorgeous pink chiffon number, I immediately smiled and wished I had done the same!  It was a reminder that even when I'm tired, busy, and have a "to do" list as long as the Great Wall of China...
I can always throw on a gown and feel beautiful.
DO IT. LOVE IT.


1950's Brown & Blue Stripe Dress
I love Posh Vintage
1950s-brown-blue-stripe-dress $299
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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

FRONT STREET FASHION


Okay, so I'm having one of those days. I woke up with a long list of "to do's" and not a whole lot of energy. Nevertheless, as the mother of a 5 year old boy, I had to push through the lack of inspiration and start the day.  
After getting my daily dose of caffeine, I began my short walk home waiting for the effects to kick in. In the distance I caught a glimpse of this fantastic silhouette. As she approached I was hoping that she had a welcoming smile to match her great look.  And she didn't disappoint.  Her earphones said "don't bother me", but her outfit said "stop and talk to me".
I listened to her outfit.


Her favorite piece is this cheerful cross-body bow bag from Urban Outfitters from about 3 years ago.
Shop this look "guilt free".

ASOS Double Breasted Mac

Perforated Bow Crossbody

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Saturday, May 8, 2010

ONE SHOULDER SHINE from $40-$925

Shoulder Shuffle
Items in this set:
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Thursday, May 6, 2010

IF KIM WAS A...


INKY QUIRKY SITTING ROOM

 How does she do it? 
 The same way the talented designer of this quaint moody living space has done it. Keep the color palette minimal and add tons of texture.  I am a huge fan of saturated color, but have recently renewed my love of basic black. I can't wait to dip into a can of dark charcoal paint for my new home.

DO IT. LOVE IT.

Zebra Narrow Stripe Pelt | Zebra Collection | Faux Fur Rug | 2 foot X 4 footDark Brown Microfiber Storage Bench with Nailhead Trim & Tufted Buttons!
Shop it "guilt free"
DESTIMEDK WASH

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