Saturday, July 18, 2009

Coral Polynesian dress




I finally got to wear this dress! Its part of the Jcrew collection. I had a previous post of the black and white version and was counting the days to be able to wear this color. I finally did wear it to a friend's daughter's baptism.
I love this dress!!! It is very comfortable!!!


Anyway, I guess Im posting pictures of an old Jcrew item to justify the fact that I chose to keep away from the mall today because I realized I still have clothes which I havent worn, stacked in my closet...this dress being one of them. Although not going to the mall today to enjoy the great deals might have been something I will regret, I know my wallet will thank me =) So there you go, I just figured, other wonderful ladies will be able to take advantage of the sale right? boohoohoo sob sob sob Im ok, im ok. LOL

Well, thats all ladies! For those who have this dress, do share with me how much you like yours =)

outfit:

dress: Jcrew Collection Polynesian dress (coral)
necklace: custom made coin pearls (Philippines)
earrings: Barse Mother of Pearl
shoes: unisa wedge
bag: Louis Vuitton
watch: movado bangle

Friday, July 17, 2009

SALE!!!

Ok ladies, i dont want to be an enabler but Nordstrom is having their anniversary sale and Banana Republic is having 70% off with extra 25% off for Luxe members...ok gotta go =) have fun ladies!!! Have a great weekend! Dont forget to share with me the beautiful things you were able to find =)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

RUELALA FINAL SALE TODAY!!!

Ok ladies, just wanted to share the wonderful sale at Ruelala. I'll keep it short. The site crashed earlier but is now back. They have items from Tory Burch, Theory, Galliano, Valentino, Ferragamo etc. etc. enjoy ladies!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Jon we hate not kate??

Ok I know its wrong to say the word hate but I couldnt resist the title. It has been less than a month since I saw the episode announcing their divorce. I couldnt believe how fast Jon has found someone else and to top it all...she's the daughter of Kate's doctor! Well, I take it back, Jon has replaced Kate way before the divorce.

Ive seen pictures on the net and it really breaks my heart to see Jon with someone else, smoking and drinking in Europe while Kate was grocery shopping for her kids here in the states. I have to say that although Kate wasnt really the nicest wife on earth, she doesnt deserve this type of humiliation. I honestly think that her behavior stemmed from the stress of dealing with her household. If Kate really had a bad character, she would have lambasted Jon way before the divorce and even when she was asked about how she felt that Jon was holding hands with someone in Europe. That speaks volumes of her character. A woman scorned would usually say the worst things but she kept her composure and was just quiet about it.

I dont know, Im sure she's in pain. I think no matter how mad one is at someone, hurt always wins over anger. Im so sure she is in so much pain.

When I saw Jon spending time with his new girlfriend and the designer for Ed Hardy, it dawned on me that he was wearing Ed Hardy way before the divorce. I even remembered saying wow, Jon is wearing Ed Hardy stuff, he must have a stylist now(indeed he did...his new gf). Its so farfetched to buy EH stuff since he was clearly a BR or Gap fan. Boy did it make sense. He probably was already seeing that girl ( yes girl) during that time. Well, I know that you can buy Ed Hardy anywhere but its just so unlikely that he would pick it himself. Oh well thats just my theory.

I dont like Jon anymore!!! He just transformed into a "jerk looking" guy overnight! I mean come on, he wasnt the nicest husband either but seeing those pics just propelled him to a different status of "jerkness". I honestly feel bad for the kids. Im sure they will see all these when theyre older and they will be hurt by all of it. They dont deserve that, they are great children! Very well behaved and intelligent! Wow, its so sad when men stray. Its more sad when they do it more than once. Now there isnt a chance in the world that Kate will take him back...NONE! I hope not!!! It sucks when men can make mistakes and repent and be taken back and adored coz he is considered a "changed man" but when women stray, the stigma stays with her until the day she dies.

Lessons to be learned... I think that when we marry we shouldnt forget that we are a partner as much as we are moms to our kids. We should refrain from being/acting like a mom to our husbands. Lastly, I think women who see men who are happy and married should just appreciate that from afar and try to emulate that by finding one for themselves but not stealing that man away from his family. Oftentimes, that is the scenario and it breaks up families and scars the people involved forever. So ladies try to find your own man, if he left someone for you, chances are he will leave you for someone else so that is nothing to be flattered about(just like Jon left his first gf for this new one).

Ok I think I shouldnt have used "we" coz I am still single and dont have any children but you know what I mean ;) Thanks for listening!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

worth it!




















I cant say anything more than WOOHOO (my mom hates it when I say that =)! I love both bags!!! I know, we all feel the same after getting a new handbag right? I agree, but these bags are just worth it! They are going to be wonderful additions to my handbag collection. I have to say though that the editor tote is large. I shortened the chain that was hanging coz it is definitely an accident waiting to happen. It looks better shorter. I will definitely post pictures soon. Its easy to shorten, just remove one end of chain from the ring and loop it to the desired length. You need to divide the length of the links you want to remove equally on both sides. I took out 4 on each side. Basically attached the 5th link then looped the dangling end as well. I really like it! Oh yeah, the color is more of a really light grey not white. Its a color that can be used all year long. As for the gallery tote, I find the length of the strap to be short so I think I will just wear it without the strap. The color is more like butter not white at all. So for those wanting a white bag, these bags wont do.

By the way, I saw these bags on other sites other than jcrew and they were selling for way more and to make things worse, they had pen marks on the label and others had the jcrew label cut off. They said to prevent returns...I think that is so wrong for the store to do that to consumers right? Even items that are sold at garage sales dont have the labels cut off. I would never pay for something that the seller sell under the condition that the label gets cut off. I think thats just bad business. Im not sure if thats the manager's call or jcrew's. What do you guys think?

I'll end this by saying...Im satisfied with the purchase. Its been a while since I have made a purchase from jcrew but this was one deal Im glad I didnt miss out on =)


Friday, July 10, 2009

Good deal but is it worth it?

Hello ladies! I saw this marked down to $149.99 + 20% off so do you think its worth it? I know I already got the other two bags. Ok fine I wont get it but I was just curious to know if given a choice among the three wonderful bags which would you prefer? Thanks =) Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

WHAT DO YOU THINK???



























I gave in to temptation. I saw these bags and thought with the 20% off they were a great deal dont you think? The only draw back was that I couldnt find many great reviews on both but I figured grab them and see for myself even if I havent seen any of these IRL. Have any of you? If you dont mind ladies, do give me an input on what you think. Thanks =)

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Martin BASH-ir


I just want to share my thoughts after having a Michael Jackson filled day. I logged on to CNN.com and saw the video of the rehearsal 2 days prior to Michael's death...I dont know what it is but it made me shed a tear. For me it manifested how Michael loved what he did. He wasnt dancing to show off that he was great, he was just himself. He did feel every beat of the song and his body just moved with it perfectly. There was a part where I thought they purposely hit the slow-motion button but it when I looked at the dancers in the back, it was obvious that it was just part of the choreography. Michael just really interpreted his dance steps with precision! At the very end of it, when they dimmed the lights, he smiled and I just saw peace, joy and contentment. He really was an artist who entertained his fans but had no intent to show off that he was great, he just performed to his best ability.

For the status that he has reached, he never really has that "attitude" that the new artists have. I was watching parts of the BET awards and tribute to Michael and was really turned off at the "attitude" that Jamie Foxx, and the rest of the artists had, it really seemed like they felt like they were great. Michael exudes humility in every clip that I have seen since his death. I am not a Michael Jackson fanatic but since his life story is all that you see on tv, I gave in and tried to learn more about him.

All I knew about Michael was his music and dance steps... Ok here comes the support for my post title...After having seen the Martin Bashir's interview, my heart broke. I didnt realize how misunderstood he was. It was obvious in the interview that he does have psychological issues but as far as seeing an evil bone or malicious intent in him, I honestly did not see one bit of it. Bash-ir on the other hand, was just mean spirited. For him to get that interview and twist words and issues was just so obviously done for controversy. His criticism on Michael's actions during the entire interview was so unfair. He made them on the point of view of an ordinary man with a different culture compared to the person he was interviewing. I thought it was not a good interview at all because he did not empathize nor try to understand Michael's behavior but it was rather obvious that he was out to sensationalize it. Case and point, he said that Michael taking the kids to the zoo was not normal and that it was an abnormal scenario for the kids and Michael didnt think it was, well it was normal to Michael because that is what he grew up knowing. He lived his life seeing all that as normal. Bashir had no right to say it wasnt. To me its like growing up a vegan and being told all your life that eating meat is murder and then seeing people devouring pounds of meat at a Brazilian buffet would make you think they are murderers right. One cannot begin to empathize with him unless they have lived a life similar to his. My heart really broke after watching that 2003 interview. Bashir was focused to bash Michael. He was mean and disrespectful when he asked him questions. He wasnt out to know Michael, he was set to judge him and put more controversy around the man who naturally showed a kind and pure heart. I loved how Michael said plastic surgery wasnt done because of Michael Jackson, people do it everyday. MJ was right, people just want to judge and be mean.

Yikes...this is too long and im sure boring to most but I just wanted to express how sad it makes me feel that people hounded him because he was odd. People rarely focused on the good he has done and the many lives he has changed for the better through his music and humanitarian acts. In my lifetime I know there will only be one Michael Jackson. No artist in the industry can compare to him. Till the end he proved to all of us that he was pure talent as showcased on that last video of him but despite all that he ended it with a humble smile.

I add on to this original post I started a few days back, today Michael was finally put to rest. I never have cried much for someone I really didnt know but I shed many tears today after watching the memorial for him. It was just beautiful, solemn and dignified. Just what Michael deserved. At the end of his journey everyone's behavior was a reflection of how Michael lived his life, full of respect, kindness and love. Let us all say a prayer for everyone he has left behind. Thanks Michael for all that you have done, I love you!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Barton Perreira, my eyes adore you =)




















So I finally was able to wear my glasses today. I have to say, I love them. I have better looking pairs of sunglasses but these I absolutely love! They are so light and comfortable and the lenses are just so clear and did I say light? yes I did. I couldnt stress it enough though because I have had pairs which were so heavy, they left nosepads marks! These on the other hand are so comfy. I forgot to take a pic of me wearing them outdoors so I took a few prior to changing into my jammies =) By the way, the top im wearing are Gap. I got many compliments from it. People thought Jcrew, Banana, Prada, Ralph Lauren...I said nope GAP =) Its so airy and fresh to wear. I warn you though, if you sweat a lot, this is not for you! It shows sweat marks like crazy! So you need to double up on antiperspirant LOL!!! I did!!! Other than that it looks lovely.

Thats all ladies! Till my next post =)

Thursday, July 2, 2009

"Gilt-y " Eyes =)

Hello ladies! I received this today in the mail. They are soooo nice!!! Very light and well crafted. Check them out they are Barton Perriera sunglasses. This pair is titanium so you forget you have them on. I am soooo happy can you tell =) Too excited that I had to post. I promise to post pics of me wearing them next time. I swear ladies, you will love Gilt items. Its soooo worth sharing. Its addicting though like Jcrew so Im warning you ahead of time =) Do share with me if you bought anything... its always fun to hear about shopping =)