Sunday, August 5, 2007

Hair frustrations.

I don't know what has happened to my hair this summer, but it's not doing so hot! I used to have great hair, but this summer it has been limp, stringy, and flat. I'm very frustrated by this, so everday I put it up. I am also very frustrated by this because I feel like I am just being lazy. However, I am not the type of girl who can just let her hair hang. If it is not styled, then I have to put it in a ponytail or a clip or something. I didn't even fix my hair for church today! Anyways, this is not very exciting reading for both of my loyal readers, but I am just frustrated and felt like complaining for a little bit! On the bright side, I did get a new little cute green top about a month ago that I am absolutely in love with!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Style and class for the new line.

So, Valentino did his new line of fabulous dresses somewhat reminant of the days of Chanel couture suits and slinky long flapper dresses. The collection is fabulous and held together by the use of very basic colors with a touch of metalic sizzle to keep things fresh. Here's a few of my favorite peices:

These are what we would call the modern day Jackie with sizzle look. They are work ready and Sunday brunch appropriate, but will still look better than the tired pantsuits of last year.

These are the fabulous black tie event gowns. The first is a very eclectic mix that will be seen, with some slight modifications, trickling down into the department stores. One of the last 3 dresses will be seen on a red carpet event some time in the near future. Mark my word! If they are not, then somebody is not doing their job correctly, because these gowns are stunning!

Friday, March 16, 2007

New Hair

So, I got my hair cut today and it's this cute little bob with bangs and it's stacked a little bit in the back. I think it's very cute, but the kicker is that I am supposed to go to weddings the next two weekends in a row! I don't know what to do with it now that it is so short! It's going to be really hard to find an up-do for my new hair. Oh well, that's what I get. I'm so excited about my hair though, because it's been awhile since I had it short. I love to get my hair cut because it adds so much life and bounce to my hair. It even makes me look and feel better! What do you do to kick your look up a notch?

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Flat Hair

So, I have flat hair, and I believe I have tried nearly every Volumizing hair product under the sun. Every time I find something I like, they discontinue it or something. I know all the tricks about, flipping your hair over while blow drying, using a round brush while blow drying, and not putting conditioner on the upper portion of your hair. I also know that giving your hair a blast of cool water at the end of the shower will help and that having a shorter cut will keep your hair from being weighted down and that having highlights will give the illusion of have many dimensions and being fuller. What else can I do? What else will work? I want to have fuller hair permanently and I cannot afford extensions! (Clearly, working in social services is not a job that allows for such extravagant things!) I once tried a product that was supposed to give like 30% more volume. Whatever! What is thirty percent more than nothing? Ha! I want a permanent fix that will increase the volume on my hair by 300%. OK, that's a little extreme, but really, is that such a terrible thing to wish for? I want to have long hair that doesn't look like a pancake. I'm asking for help, because I have a hundred and one tricks, but really, I just want to wake up and have long, flowing, shiny, bouncy tresses! Yes, that's what I want for Christmas this year. And world peace. But then I will be that unemployed girl with the gorgeous hair. I can live with that!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Spring Fever and Shoes!

It's almost spring time!!!! And you know what that means....the return of the cute shoe. Whatever your favorite style may be, the season to show them off is just around the corner. I personally am loving my heals! I got a new pair of close-toed bronze colored sling backs that I adore! If you are one of my two loyal readers, then you probably already know about these shoes from a previous posting. Anyway, they are wonderful. Other wonderful trends for spring include peep-toe heals, very circuit 1955. Add to those shoes a full dress with a wide belt (think "I Love Lucy") for a very fun and flirty outfit. What else is there to look forward to this season...well, the return of the flip-flop for one thing! Everybody loves flip flops, just be sure to keep them clean and make sure your tootsies are in tip top shape. No calluses and chipped nail polish, if you know what I'm sayin! You can pick up a pumice stone or a foot version of the emery board at any local store for just a couple of bucks. Rub it on wet feet a couple times a week and slather them with a moisturizing creme and ta da! Be sure to treat yourself to a nice professional pedicure at least once or twice a season, just to keep your feet looking great. Tell me what favorite spring time fashions you are most desperately awaiting for the return of?

Monday, March 5, 2007

Fashion at it's finest.

My Favorite Oscar Dresses:

Reese Witherspoon in Olivier Theyskens for Nina Ricci. (Left)

Cameron Diaz in Valentino. (Right)

Portia de Rossi in a Zac Posen gown. (Left)

NICOLE KIDMAN on the red carpet in Balenciaga. (Right)

These are my favorite Oscar dresses and I wouldn't be surprised if the next season of prom, bridal, and cocktail dresses show alot of the flair found on these dresses! Yes, they are in a specific order because the Reese Witherspoon's dress was definitely the most eye catching look of the evening. Gorgeous!

Check out this website for more great Oscar fashion! It will also tell who the winners were, just in case you were interested. :-D

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Changes for the spring...

So, I'm predicting that there will be 3 major trends this season.
1. The greek goddess look, with long flowy gowns and braided necklines will influence alot of shirts this season. Perhaps we will see alot of braided straps on tank tops this summer or shirts cut with the princess seam line, just under the chest. I'm thinking there will be a return of the rounded-square neck and less of the v-neck. I've also seen and heard about the return of the baby-doll. If you don't remember this, think mid-90's, flirty, dress-like tops with boots, seen on stars like Amy Grant and that girl from "Saved by the Bell."
2. Greys and tweeds will be out in pencil skirts and shoes. I'm personnally looking forward to the cute heals, which I think will take on much more of the rounded toe or peep toe look. I know that I was very excited to wear my cute new closed toe, bronze colored sling-backs to work today! The weather finally warmed up enough to melt the ice and all was safe in the world of heals again!
3. Colors will focus on shades of pearl, white, and beige. Also, as mentioned in #2 there will be alot of grey. Gold and bronze will play a bigger part this year than it has in the past and black will become, ahem, "So last season!" I'm still gonna wear it, because black is one of my signature colors that I love, but it will take a backseat this season. Also, remember it's spring and the focus will be on all things fresh and new!
This is just my opinion, based on what I see and what I feel like wearing each day. So really it is just whatever inspires me. I guess you can take my opinion for what it's worth (which I think about 20 cents is the going rate!) Just kidding!