Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
1043 Virginia Ave, Wed-Sat 11-6
Sunday, May 22, 2011
5910 N College, by Binkleys closed Sundays
$1250 www.modfire.com 25% discount using code better25
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Picking paint colors is easy, it is the nuance of shading that slays me. Luckily Porter Paint has a (somewhat) free color consultation for all of you similarily challenged. For $50 you get a certified colorist for one hour to break it down, be it inside or out. The almost free part comes in the form of a $50 coupon to use at Porter, which is the best paint anyway besides Ball & Farrow and who can afford thatstuff? It's no secret what my preferred extrerior hue is: much to my window guy's chagrin, "Titty Pink" is indeed on the table
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Flash sale site Hautelook and Congo peace supporting charity Falling Whistles is teaming up tomorrow for a one day denim extravaganza with 100% of the proceed going to FW, a true rarity. Grab some J Brand, Siwy, Citizen of Humanity, Current Elliot and True Religion at http://www.hautelook.com/promo/fallingwhistles2011
I am all jeaned out (unless they have some skinny brights!)but will be picking up some for Fox fer sure
Though not as much of a priority this year, I am still seeking the ultimate cutie vintage camper. To be sure, I still hate outside, that has not changed, but I am sure I would be distracted from the actual CAMPING stuff by sewing little curtains out of barkcloth and making s'mores out of bacon laced chocolate, ginger snaps from Kinderhaus and brandy laced marshmallow fluff.
This bit of fakery can be found at www.think.bigchief.it. My Italian is passible so I can tell you it will cost E299
I went explicitly to sample the first perfume ever from Masison Martin Margiele named "untitled" natch. Though MMM is currently owned by Diesel, they have managed to captured the aesthetic, simplictic yet difficult, of the line. Lots of green notes, cedar, boxwood and bitter orange combine to smell like, um, honestly? PAINT. I blame the boxwood. For someone who grew up sneaking behind the car to smell the exhaust until getting told I'd get brain damage if i continued: I LOVE IT. Also love the 4 string tie top, which is the brands secret symbol. Hey if New car Smell is the top 5 scenst guys love, I really don't think you can go wrong with this one
Monday, May 16, 2011
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Friday, May 13, 2011
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Ok my prom, pagent and first wedding days are long behind me but I still get giddy when confronted with a store full of beaded, frothy glamourous dresses. At a great price no less!!! Wedding dresses start at $300 and cocktail dance attire starts at $99. So amazing Harilah's resale boutique had oodles of consignment gowns (new and used) in all kinds of lengths and styles. For myself? I am enamoured of the tiara case. I was so into this vintage style black lace frock despite it's Disney Princess label and giant size 12 tag.
Harilah's 7239 Fisher's Landing ( 116 and Allisonville if you do not have a GPS)570-4250
A facial expectation: serious glycolic, pore squeezing, (excuse me: EXTRACTION) and major lazer. The other side of the coin is the so called RELAXATION facial which involves soothing music, lots of rubbing and nothing that smells medicinal. I am sure you recall my preference, insert eye roll.
well, I got the best of both worlds during my facial at Radiance Skincare in Nora. Not only was i totally squished and exfoliated, but also add an awesome scalp massage and a happy ending that involved a hot towel on my back. so nice
Radiance Skincare 529-1934
Update that blazer with new buttons! This is Sassy magazine advice that has come full circle with the addition of accoutrements from www.shopbritaxnotions.com. Mice ! Monkeys! Cows! ranging from the sublime country crap to kitsch to truly arty. Pick your poison
I am still obsessed with those sequin Marc Jacobs mouse ears from 2009 and in the interim have practiced bizarre headware sportage in preparation for their appearance in my stocking/easter basket/glove compartment. But I do draw the line at interactive. It's all about me, ya know?
If you are so not inclined, the Japanese company Neurowear has interactive kitty ears that sense the wearer's brain waves and responds accordingly. Droopy for sad, pointed for interested and mashed back for mad: for ex. see the video!!
Saturday, May 7, 2011
So I bought these on sake $29.95 "paperbag knit crops" pants at Anthropologie becasue they looked awesome. So terribly cute with a gathered waist, wide ribbon tie belt, casual rolled hem and super soft drapy fabric. As mightily as I tried, sadly, they must go back. Hugely, massivly unflattering fat fat fat as in I look like Bristol Palin size large. Buh Bye.
Friday, May 6, 2011
Haven't you always wanted to take just the whole Anthropologie store home with you are far as display and decor goes? Now is your chance. Anthro is auctioning off their cork display for a good cause and our very own Keystone at the Crossing shop is participating. Leave your bid by phone (574-0803)or in person at the store by May 14th and one of these lovely hannging baskets or giant balls can be yours
Frankly, for once in my life i was not impressed by this lame ass window display. C'mon Anthropologie! My kid coud do that! And I coud certainly drink enough wine to provide the raw material!
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Is there no orginality anymore? As a style blogger who came in about 2 years too late I would have to sheepishly admit "no, not really" My next question is "Can you have too many designer flash sales?" and the answeris quite the same. Amazon has gotten into the act (where ya been buddy) and started Myhabit, with an non snotty instant membership. Currently running: Badgley Mischka shoes, Kenneth Jay Lane and Doo.ri with this amnaiznbg goat fur coat. also fun: the models move!
Calypso St. Barth's collection has appeared at Target over the weekend but failed to chase the black cold skies away, here in Indiana at least. I found the clothing sort of meh, the same sort of thing you would find at your local head shop or lido deck. Srsly, even Tory Burch does tropical a bit better. The abbreviated home collection is a bit sunnier. Metallic poofs and bright elephant teapots makes me feel all Morocco-ish.
OH! The next designer to take over Ter gut is Missoni, September-ish
Teeny tiny Armadillo shoes at the Met's temporary McQueen gift shop. I learned my lesson from the Jeff Koon's puppy vase debacle of '98 and will buy at least 5
AND: Decades Two is having a special vintage AMQ sale tomorrow at 10 am. Sadly, I'll be getting my nails does at that time and cannot participate (smudging!!) but use this code for 20% off: MCQ20 www.decadestwo.com
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
I am totally going to see this BTW. When I get back from BWI, I'll be taking RSVP's for the 'burban carpool to NYC. CW!!