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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

EVERYDAY SUPERSTAR

For years I've been defending Jennifer Lopez' style and drive as she built her empire and filled it with twins and a husband. It seems all sorts of rumors involving the B-word surround successful females in the industry. Well haters, I just found out from an inside source that the lovely Lopez is none of the above. She's kind, generous and a wonderful mommy. Look for her and Marc Anthony's latest 3 Billion Dollar Lifestyle brand team up with Kohl's in the near future.Makes me smile. 
In the words of one of her famous exes Diddy- take that, take that
Steve Madden Fabulus

Get her style "guilt free"



Salem Cat-Eye Sunnies $58
Steve Madden Over the Knee boot $150
Bailey 44 Knock out Dress $195
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Saturday, December 25, 2010

LOOK OF THE WEEK


Felt like a million bucks, dressed for a hundred bucks.
 Pulling together deals from the past and hunting for current ones can be fun and fabulous. If you buy pieces that are well made or make a statement you'll have them and wear them for years to come.


Wool Jacket $20 H&M
Pearl Cluster Necklace Forever 21 $7
Black Patent Pumps Aldo $10
60'S Vintage Black Leather Clutch $50
Sisley Grey Sweater Dress Crossroads $22

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Friday, December 24, 2010

KAREN'S TOYS

Create Your Own Pop-Up BooksIf you're rushing around trying to find last minute toys that will be a hit under the Christmas Tree. Please do yourself a favor and head to your nearest Karen's ToysThe selection is wonderful, and there is a definite emphasis on encouraging creativity and imagination as a theme. Just when I thought they couldn't impress me anymore, they offered complimentary GIFT WRAP with a smile
Here's the deal, they wrap really well and it didn't take long as they have designated staff to gift wrapping alone.
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Monday, December 13, 2010

PARTY LIKE A FOXX STAR

For those of us who have had the unique pleasure of celebrating anything with Mr. Jamie Foxx- live, or through the magic of television, we know that there's nothing like it.
His incredibly contagious energy brings you in and before you know it, you're on a table with a bottle of Belvedere singing
"Show me a good time...aw ya" 
 He shared a few laughs with Ellen this morning and then entertained us thouroughly performing his first single "Fall for Your Type" with Drake, off his forthcoming album 
'Best Night of my Life'. 



The same Jamie Foxx has another side to him. When he's not poppin champagne with his celebrity friends, or making Halle Berry's knees shake by stealing a passionate kiss, he's giving back to his community.
During the light of day, our lovable, talented and often naughty Mr. Foxx has a big heart. I was able to attend an intimate celebrity basketball event he held this summer where "The Foxx Foundation" raised money and awareness for less fortunate youth. 
He changed a young man's life by bringing him onto the court during half-time and letting him sing his best rendition of Drake's "FIND YOUR LOVE".


Thanks Jamie, for hitting the gym and showing us what 43 can be. 
Thank you for your acting, singing, and comedic talent. 
Thank you for posting your nude twitpic. 
Thanks for your ongoing charity.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Tonight you can 
DO IT and LOVE IT. "GUILT FREE"
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Friday, December 10, 2010

ADDRESSING THE MOVE

Sitting here in my family's old, but new, 2 bedroom 1 bathroom apartment thinking about our move from T.O. to L.A.  Looking around at all the "guilt free" (heavy on the free) things we've accumulated over the last 6 months of us being here.  

Feeling a PULL in my soul. 

The same pull that I have felt everyday since my husband and I sat down over "Monday night sushi", looked into to each others eyes and made the decision to not renew the lease on our 19th floor condo.  In the course of my adult life, I'd never found myself attached to objects or things, learning early on about the joy and excitement that change can bring. Until now, I was more attached to that, than anything else.  

So now I'm feeling that pull and questioning what it is.

Is it that I miss my friends? The friends that I envision carrying on their lives filled with endless intimate moments sharing cocktails in some hot new lounge. Laughing and throwing their heads back as they decide what to order?
Or am I just missing my family, and being involved in their heated discussions about Obama's grossly unfair treatment as they wipe their ackee and saltfish plates clean with fresh hot dumplings?
No, it's not.
Because getting friends together for drinks was an always amazing, but rare occurrence. And never without someone complaining about the service.  And let's face it, at family breakfasts, I was always more interested in the coffee than talk of the "tea party".

So this pull, this PULL.

Even in my saddest of moments, I've noticed beauty around me. 
In my son, who despite my endless worrying, has adjusted alarmingly well and has a firm handle on his feelings. Riding out each one with bravery and humor.
In my husband, who gets up every day and passionately pursues the dream that brought is here in the first place.
In strangers and new friends, all of whom have shared their own stories, good and bad.
I think this pull I've been feeling is towards greatness.
This PULL?
I think it used to be a PUSH. A push from the very people I miss dearly and think about everyday.  They've been gently, intuitively even, pushing me towards a more fulfilling life. And now that we've removed ourselves from our very comfortable, and sometimes complacent, life in the city...fate has taken over and I am being pulled towards my new happiness.
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PINK FRIDAYS

I met the talented and lovely celeb stylist last night named
She was looking for a unique wrap job for a unique rap princess. 
Nikki Minaj just celebrated her birthday and Andrea had some deliciously stylish gifts that needed wrapping. She chose this beyond fitting OTT  fuschia glitter paper (imported from Germany $9.95 a roll at paper source), and some luscious pink silk ribbon.
 By the time AMBRA (gift wrapping genius) finished working her magic, Andrea and I had bonded over all things fashion, and although she kept hush hush on any seriously juicy details, she did divulge that Nikki Minaj 
truly does love all things pink.  




Check it Out:

Nicki Minaj's exclusive "guilt free"
lipstick Pink Friday is only 
available for purchase 
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Thursday, December 9, 2010

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HOW TO BREATHE LIFE INTO YOUR RESUME


All items used can be found at www.paper-source.com


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Sunday, December 5, 2010

ARE YOU THERE GORGEOUS? IT'S ME, YOUR NEW YEARS EVE DRESS

I'm way too into ASOS and hope it never crosses the pond and loses it's exclusive appeal. Make sure you have at least an hour to window shop the website. There literally is "something for everyone" and they're offering GUILT *FREE SHIPPING* for the holidays! Image 1 of French Connection Drape Back Crepe Maxi DressImage 3 of French Connection Drape Back Crepe Maxi Dress

Image 1 of Aqua Bow Peep Dress With One ShoulderImage 1 of Rare Opulence 3D Flower Corset Dress
Image 4 of Religion Silk Mix Draped Grecian DressImage 1 of ASOS BLACK Silk Mix Asymmetric Pleat & Ruffle Dress
Image 4 of ASOS Mixed Embellished Tunic DressImage 2 of ASOS Mixed Embellished Tunic Dress
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IF MUSIC BE THE FOOD OF LOVE, PLAY ON

Shakespeare would have loved these gift ideas. 
For the music loving foodie in your life.
Dishwasher safe Guitar Spatula $14.95
Beechwood Drumstick Mixing Spoons $10.95 both available at Paper Source.
DO IT. LOVE IT.
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Saturday, December 4, 2010

SOMETHING BLUE

MY "IT'S NOT A BIG DEAL, BUT IT IS A BIG DEAL" OUTFIT


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