Thursday, October 29, 2009

My place or our yours, Gina

Being the recessionista that I am, I spent a whopping $36 on Benefit's new scent: My place or yours, Gina. Well let me just tell you that this glorious little bottle has made my day. Packaged ever-so-adorably, the scent lasts forever. Even post-Pilates! Notes of patchouli, bergamont, pepper, tonka and vanilla bean. ♥ (available at Sephora)

Friday, October 23, 2009

Ginger Pumpkin Cupcakes


Not bad, right? They are ginger pumpkin cupcakes and what is supposed to look like a spider web design on top. Who cares...the frosting is cream cheese. Bottom's up!

Ga ga for Gucci!

If only I had my own private jet to head to NYC this weekend! Straight from a Gucci email I received today:
"GUCCI ICON-TEMPORARY Store
Head to the GUCCI ICON-TEMPORARY flash store at 43 Crosby Street on October 24 to check out the limited edition Gucci Ronson sneaker–a collaboration between Gucci’s Frida Giannini and Mark Ronson–along with 18 other exclusive styles 16 for men and 2 for women."

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

All Hallow's Eve


I live in a fantastic neighborhood. Each and every house is dolled up for Halloween. This is every kid's dream for trick-or-treating. I think I am going to throw a sheet on with some eye holes and go as a really tall 4th grader!

Yummy furniture


I have turned such a 180 over the past 2 years. From ultra mod, urban influences to now - cozy, decadent, Parisian influences. I love the above two pieces because they are timeless and have a vintage appeal.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Back to the powder room


I just purchased this product this week, doubting its ability to let me miss a shampoo. Well, I am here to say this product is amazing and worth every penny. I sprayed it in my hair this morning after rolling out of bed and voila` = shower fresh hair. Find it on Bumble & Bumble:
http://http//www.bumbleandbumble.com/product/spp.tmpl?CATEGORY_ID=CAT72&PRODUCT_ID=231

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Sensing a pattern...

Supposedly the new Fall trend is patterned tights. Not sure...I think you need to be ultra skinny for this one. I could see cute lil' hearts making my thighs look large and in charge. What do you think? Are you going to follow the trend?

The Big Bang Theory

Hello Fall, hello bangs. Today's hair transformation.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Eat your heart out Charlie Brown!




Check out the above jack-o-lanterns. A recent project that took several days to complete. Which one is your favorite? Cast your vote: a. the mummy or b. the scary pumpkin head


Arm Candy

Wow. Just came across this. 70% off @ http://www.outnet.com/. Thank you Chloe. We'll just put this on our list for Santa.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Just "Josh"ing around



This is my little brother Josh. Although we are 7 years apart (clearly I am the younger one) I would say we have a pretty solid relationship. He looks to me for the obvious things: business savvy, great fashion sense, advice on girls...I am lying, we just like to hang out and goof off together. Cheers Josh!


Shear Genius


This is my favorite salon in New York: Michael Angelo's Wonderland Beauty Parlor. Even though they are not my client YET, I am working on it. I refuse to give up. Isn't it just the epitome of girly glam? http://www.wonderlandbeautyparlor.com/.


Oui Oui


I am just not sure if I can pull off this trend. I really dig the beret but am I urban enough? Will it look like I am trying too hard? If I decide to cut bangs again, (current dialogue in my head) will it be a hair disaster? Uhhhh...what do you think?

That's what friends are for...sing it Gladys!


It occured to me that I had not blogged about my other 3 lady friends: Tanya, Erika and Elizabeth. Here's some pics of the women that inspire me (besides Mom and my Hawkeye girls who reign supreme as well...see "We bleed black and gold" entry)
"A friend is someone who is there for you when he'd rather be anywhere else." - Len Wein


All aboard! The Beauty Sample Sale is here!


Last week was a crazy one! Pretty City's Beauty Sample Sale tour kicked off in NYC. 5 more cities to go! (pictures above of the 100's of goodie bags we stuffed and our venue) Get ready Chicago...it hits on 10/21 @ District Bar next week! http://www.beautysamplesale.com/

Jersey Girls

What can I say? I have been busy with Fall activities but I am back. Here's a pic of Lucy and I during last week's Bears game. I especially like the one-foot kickstand in the lower left hand corner. Hilarious!

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