Friday, July 31, 2009

Friday Jams

Enjoy xoxoxo

Quote of the Day

If You Are From Cleveland...

Then you will get a good laugh out of this shirt! To order, click here.

Too Cute Not to Share!

These are amazing and I would wear them everyday if I could! :)

America's Healthiest Frozen Scoops

Fridays around my office mean two things: its almost the weekend (whoo hoo) and at 11am it is offically ICE CREAM FRIDAY! While not every office may have one of these in the cream is a treat that everyone indulges in come summer.

This article from outlines the healthiest scoops around! This is good for eating your fix of ice cream and still looking good at the pool :)

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Beyonce for House of Dereon

Some shots from the photo shoot for House of Dereon's fall collection have surfaced and Beyonce looks amazing as always! Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Today's Obsession

OK, so I love wearing heels just as much as the next girl and always feel a bit sexier when I am wearing them. But, my my feet cannot handle them everyday!

I must confess to you all that I am really loving the unisex shoe trend for Fall. I think these will be super cute paired with some slouchy boyfriend jeans, little dresses or even knee high socks or tights for some Blair Waldorf inspired prep looks.

Stylish MJ Tribute Tee

Many celebrities have been sporting MJ tees in memory of the King of Pop, and now Intermix has teamed up with e.vil to create a tee emblazoned with an image of the singer's iconic Moonwalk. These tees are available at all Intermix stores across the US. I might just have to pick one up!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

"I have a rule, if you go out a year and he doesn't propose, it goes up a carat a year..."

Love the quote, Patti! Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger announced her engagement to her long-time BF. I love this woman, she really knows her stuff when it comes to pre-calculated love. You can catch Millionaire Matchmaker on Bravo!

Summer Style: Dressing for the Office

This article from tackles summer fashion in the workplace with its "Six Summer Work Style Rules."

Keeping a professional look can be tough when the weather is nice. The summer heat not only melts our make-up and frizzes our hair, but it can also impair our fashion judgement! Metallic Havianas are dressy, right? (I am wearing them as I sit here and type, shhh!) Maybe I should be studying this article and taking some notes :)

Jamie-Lynn Sigler Joins Cast of Ugly Betty!

Ugly Betty is one of my fave shows to watch! Centering around working at a fashion mag, naturally the show includes pretty people, amazing clothes and lovable and quirky characters.

As Betty was promoted last season, Jamie-Lynn Sigler was brought in to replace Betty as Daniel's assistant. I am excited to see how the new addition plays out and can't wait to see what next season brings!

Today's Obsession

It is no secret that I have a girl crush on Eva Mendes. She might be one of the best looking people I have ever seen. She is beautiful, a great actress (hello, have you seen Hitch? haha)and she has great style to top it off. She is no stranger to looking awesome on the red carpet, and she always manages to look effortless in her everyday style. Recently, Eva was spotted on vacation in Italy and I love her look here! It just oozes summer.

Love these Eva fashion moments:
Golden Globes 2009
At the Dior Fall 08 show

The First Lady is Looking Good

Michelle sported a new haircut recently and she looks gorg as always! We can always depend on her to look FABULOUS...unlike Barack who recently defended his "Dad jeans."

Hahaha, you look great Michelle!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Hello Friends!

Life has kept me pretty busy lately so I have not been updating the blog as much! Yesterday I was in NYC for work...not any time to play, but did take some pics in Times Square and got a yummy soft pretzel from a street vendor, love it!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

LC Chats with Harper's Bazaar

I have always been on Team LC, and even though she may be leaving The Hills, I think great things are in her future. She already has started to build a fashion empire with her two clothing lines, and her current book, LA Candy is a NYT Best Seller.

Harper's Bazaar sat down with LC to chat about life after The Hills...For the article and pics of LC, click here.

Today's Obsession

Martini glasses are already girly and glam, and Lolita Drinkware makes drinking your fave martini even more delicious through its hand painted martini glasses! As a fan of Lolita, I have given and recieved these as gifts over the past few years, and each one is cuter than the next. In fact, I just bought the "Wedding Tini" for my brothers bride-to-be, Kelly :)

To check out the fab selection of martini, wine and margarita glasses, and other party ware, visit Lolita's Web site here.

Added bonus--each glass features a recipe for a yummy martini on the bottom...Cheers!

2009 Emmy Nominations

The 2009 Emmy Nominations were announed this morning! For the list of nominees, click here. I can't wait to tune in for the red carpet fashion!

For pictures from this morning's announcements, click here.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

On the Cover: Katherine Heigl

Katherine Heigl is In Style's August cover girl as she is promoting her upcoming film, The Ugly Truth. I love her and I think she always looks gorgeous and so well put together. For more pics of her and the scoop on the cover story, click here.

"Luck is Simply the Combination of Preparation Meeting Opportunity."

Perfect Summer Song

Love it! Seriously perfect song to listen to while getting glam for a night out!

Sneak Peek: H&M Fall 2009 Collection

H&M often has really trendy items at very affordable prices. For a sneak peek at some looks from the Fall 2009 collection, click here. Enjoy!

How to Shop Summer Sales

Mid-July brings summer sales from all of our favorite stores as they prepare to stock the shelves with new fall goodies. The tricky part about shopping summer sales is knowing what to buy, in that you want it to work for summer and carry into fall.

The Ralph Lauren store Rugby has put together a list of 6 sale items to wear now into fall, and they are all under $30. Perfect! To shop Rugby, click here.

Happy Birthday, Mom!

A Mother Like I Want to Be

Each year I’m extra happy on your birthday;
Your day reminds me of God’s gift to me--
A mom who gave her all to raise me right,
A mother like the one I want to be.

Love you, Mom xoxo

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Today's Obsession

Today has been one of those days! Could not get through it without a venti, one pump toffee nut iced coffee.

Monday, July 13, 2009


Scarlett in a new ad for Mango. She looks like this AND is married to Ryan Renolds? Not fair.

Today's Obsession

I love shopping and I love shopping for gifts. One thing I always do before buying a gift, is a little online window shopping to get some ideas. One Web site that I particularly love is allows you to shop by personality type, or take a quiz to find out what personality type your gift recipient falls under, and then suggests gift ideas. This morning I took the quiz to find out where my good friend Morgan falls, and deemed her a "Trendanista." I think this is so dead on, right down to Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen and Rachel Bilson as famous examples of trendanistas.

Now I am looking into some gift ideas as she celebrates the big 2-4 on July 22. Luckily I will be in town to celebrate with her this year! Can't wait!

Accessorize It

Accessories can really make or break an outfit, and this post is dedicated to belts. They make us look slimmer, make us look chic and most importantly distract attention from problem areas.
I recently picked up this belt in a few colors (I am wearing it in black today), and wanted to give credit to retailers like Forever 21 that make looking great really affordable.

Forever 21 updates their Web site daily with new merchandise, and is always worth a look.

Dress to Impress

"Have You Lost Weight?"...I don't know about you, but I wish I heard that phrase more often! I thought I would share this article from that features nine dresses that will make you looks 10 pounds thinner. I LOVE this black and white dress!

The Perfect One

I recently hit up Victoria's Secret Semi-Annual sale to scoop up some new bras and found the perfect one! No really, VS has a new bra appropriately named "The Perfect One" and it might be the best bra I have ever purchased! Since it is new, it is specially priced at a sweet $29.50...totally worth the money!

The VS Semi-Annual sale ends tomorrow, so hurry!

Hello Monday!

I hope everyone had a great weekend! Mine was really relaxing..did a little shopping, hit up the Brightest Young Things pool party on Saturday, and cooked in my new kitchen for the first time on Sunday :)

Have a great week, all!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Friday Jams

OK, so I have been doing this blog thing for about a week now. In addition to my "Daily Obsession," every Friday I am going to post a video of my "Friday Jam." Jams will be random and might be something new or something totally old school--just whatever I am feeling!

I don't know about everyone else, but listening to music helps me get through the work day, especially on Friday afternoons :)

Today's Obession

I love this Ark & Co black dress! From the front it is not too exciting but I just love the back on this! I just might have to give it a try, it has brithday dress potential!

When Using a Shopping Trolley is OK...

When I first moved to DC, I made fun of my friend Lisa for buying a shopping trolley to cart around her groceries. But, I soon realized that many people do not have cars in the city and using a trolley to transport groceries makes life much easier.

I still think that people look absolutely rediculous pushing these carts around, but Crate & Barrel has made these things look good with their new, lime-green shopping trolley. I wish it came it pink, then maybe I would buy one!

Erin is leaving the cast of The City!

I love MTV's "reality" show, The City. It stars pretty people in NYC that have jobs like doing PR at DVF, modeling and being a "social." BUT, my favorite part of the show was Whitney's friend, Erin.

Sad,sad news that Erin will not be back for season two of The City! Here is an article from NY Magazine on why she is out.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Today's Obsession

Kenneth Jay Lane jewelry is super cute and affordable! I love this necklace and think that the orange color goes perfect with a nice summer tan.

KJL always has interesting pieces and I personally love his kooky it weird that I like this gold elephant ring?

To shop his stuff online, look here.

"...And if you're very lucky, a plane ride away"

I miss my college buddies :) Love you girls and see some of you soon when I am in O-H-I-O in July! Can't wait for a CALI trip! xoxo

So You Think You Can Dance

One of my summer favorites slash obsessions is watching SYTYCD. Last night the remaining 6 couples performed and tonight the top 10 dancers will be revealed.

Here is one of my favorite dances from last Mia Michaels and mark my words, my girl Kayla will be one of the last standing!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Facebook Updates: What Kind Do You Write?

I am sure we all know a couple of our friends that tend to overshare via Facebook. This article from PC World takes a look at the 10 most common kinds of Facebook updates. Def worth a read, so funny and so true!

Great Gift Idea

Summer not only brings sunshine and cookouts with friends and family, it also brings plenty of summer birthday celebrations and weddings. I love giving gifts and am always on the hunt to find the perfect one. Nothing beats giving someone you care about a gift that you know they will love!

Sugarboo Designs makes amazing photo frames that come in different colors and display different quotes. They are handmade by a husband and wife duo, and add some soul to the home:)

You can browse and buy them here!

We all know I love fur...

How cute is this?

Fur vest & corset belt both 3.1 Phillip Lim

Artist I love: Keri Hilson

Even though she has been around for awhile, people are now starting to take notice of Keri Hilson. Thought I would share this song with you all because I love it!

Today's Obsession

First post for today will be to share today's obsession!

Gossip girl is back to filiming in NYC and Blake Lively, aka Serena Van der Woodson, was spotted wearing this amazing outfit. The best part? Her Marc Jacobs peep toe ankle boots! I die for these :)

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Man Bangs

It was just yesterday that I was discussing Nate Archibold's man bangs. Apparently, today it is announced that man bangs are over. Sigh.

What to do, What to do

As my friend Amanda pointed out to me today, I have yet to make birthday plans and the big 24 (almost time for a quarter life crisis), is coming up next month! What should I do for my birthday this year, and more importantly...what am I going to wear?!

Today's Obesession

I have had my eye on this ready-to-hang canvas from IKEA for a very long time now! So G-L-A-M-O-R-O-U-S...maybe I will splurge and buy it sometime soon :)

Saying bye to the King

Anyone else watching Michael Jackson’s public memorial service at the Staples Center in Los Angeles? I am watching the livestream on and the commentators said that right now on Facebook they are seeing 6,000 status updates a minute on MJ!

All major news networks are covering today, but here is the link to CNN if you want to watch too. Mariah Carey is taking the stage now...


Just wanted to say that I love cinnamon raisin bagels! I could never be one of those people who does not eat carbs :)

Could it be true?

This article from the NY Post reports that LBJ said he will stay in Cleveland past 2010. If true, amazing news!

Monday, July 6, 2009


One of my favorite Web sites is WhoWhatWear. The site was launched by former employees of Elle magazine, and it is fabulous! I subscribe to the emails and get updates about what celebrities are wearing, coverage of fashion week and the best of the current trends.

The site offers a shopping closet and product suggestions that range from budget friendly to really splurge-worthy items. You can also write in to get fashion advice from a stylist and to ask, "What was she wearing?" about your favorite celebs.

It is def worth checking out if you are a fashion addict like me!

Store I am loving: Free People

I try to make it a habit to pop into the Free People store by my apartment whenever I have the time. I must say that it has great accessories right now! I bought this cute bow headband recently (and sported it on July 4th), and an awesome pair of leopard sunglasses!

July 4th in DC

I hope everyone had a great Holiday weekend! Last year I was at the beach for the 4th but this year stayed in DC to celebrate (along with many, many tourists!). The weather was great and so was the fireworks show on the National Mall. Shout out to Lisa, Jer and B for the good company :)

To see images of the 4th of July around DC, click here.

Kanye + Lady Gaga

I was stoked when I heard that Lady Gaga and Kanye West would be co-headling this fall. Today the tour dates were announced and looks like they will be in DC on October 29! All I need now are tickets...

Fab and Shabby Chic!

I have a love for all things HGTV and love watching all of the design and decorating shows. This is one thing I can def attribute to my mother...she is literally Susie Homemaker :)

She recently re-did my old bedroom and went for a "shabby chic" look. Don't you think she did a great job?

Today’s Obsession

If you know me, you know that I am always interested in what is going on in the world of fashion, music and pop culture. Each day I will share my newest “obsession” whether it is a new Web site, store, dress, song, beauty product, book, or just anything I deem fabulous. Hope you all will enjoy!

So for my first obsession: DVF’s Tiger Print Dress.
This dress is HOT. We had it in the store recently but it went fast. If only I had somewhere fabulous to go so I could wear this dress!
In case you love it too, find it here.

Gossip Girl Target Collection

Like many others, I am obsessed with Gossip Girl. I love Chuck Bass' purple pants, Blair's signature headbands, Nate's man bangs and how could I forget Dorota? These things aside, the show is known for its amazing fashion. Designer Anna Sui has teamed up with Target for a Gossip Girl inspired collection that will let fans dress like their favorite character. I know I will definitely check the line out when it hits stores in September. If I can't have Serena's hair, I will take her wardrobe!

For a sneak peek of the look book.