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October 30, 2010

parrrris ooo lala.

love. love paris. love it all.


happy halloween!

October 28, 2010


Hillary left the  8th comment and there for is the winner of a CSN gift certificate! CSN will be e-mailing your code to you! happy shopping!!

the gwen dress.

simple and stripes. love it. i really need to go get that mystic tan today. buy it here:



October 27, 2010

piece of reese.

stunning. in jason wu.the dress fits her to the t - and she is glowing! nothing looks better than a smile.

via popsugar

sometimes you just need a little cool.


shut up and smile

via we heart it

Reach out, share a smile, ask for help, lend a hand, find a moment of beauty, be thankful for something…anything, tell someone how you feel, know that you are loved
and then do that again every single day for the rest of your life

i love this. thank you for sharing: via

fringe science.

My weekly dose of zoe. She's so stunning - and GREAT news the fringe bag I've been obsessing over is going on sale on QVC Oct. 28th - so chic so perfect. Now where is that baby bump?

hair update! ombre DIY.

my ombre hair turned out perfectly. It looks a little jacked up straight - but when curled it's perfectly rachel bilson.

super proud of myself!

again  i used L'oreal quick blue bleach - it comes in a foil package - and mixed the whole package with 2 oz of volume 20 developer. i mixed it in a hair bowl (the ones stylists use - i dunno what they are called) and used a brush from sally beauty supply (where i purchased all of this) to paint starting from the ends to right below my ears. i watched my hair and let it sit for about 8 minutes - then repeated today and let sit for 10 min. i also made sure to paint a few whisps on the top of my hair - they are very subtle, but help blend in the bottom. so far loving it - hopefully i will be able to post pics!

note: mine is not this orange/light - but it's still amazing

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Standard Furniture Brentwood 5 Piece Counter Height Dining Set in Honey and Black - 11136

Yesterday I received an e-mail from the lovely Jocelyn at CSN Stores. Being an avid online shopper I quickley pinged on over to the CSN website. Um...amazing. There are literally 200 stores that you can peruse for  your home decor, style,  pet and fitness needs - stylish and affordable dining room table anyone? Cute doggie bed for the family pup Griffin? New set of cookware to bribe le boyfriend Adam into the kitchen? I think yes! Since Adam and I will be moving into a more grown up apartment next year I've become obsessed (yes, overnight) with I'm literally fantasizing about what our chic new abode will look like - and with the pretty price tags I'll be able to pretty much buy all new furniture! 

If you're in the mood for shoes and purses head over to their luxe site - Appropriately named 

There is something for ALL of you! And CSN Stores was kind enough to give me a $20 gift certificate to give away to one of my readers! TO WIN!!!!!!

1. Become a follower and leave me a comment letting me know you stopped by!
2. Leave me another comment letting me know what your favorite fall fashion trend is!
3. Head on over to CSN and take a look and let me know what you would love to have in your home.

The winner will be contacted  via e-mail with their code for a $20 purchace. Amazing!! 

Check it out here!
Uttermost Lucho Hanging Photo Collage in Dark Burnish Wash - 13541Dalyn Rug Co. Carlisle Chocolate Novelty Rug

Barefoot Tess Quilted Flat in Yellow / Black (Sizes 10 - 15)

October 26, 2010

Speak Now

Obsessing over Taylor Swift's "Speak Now" I know it's so dorky to say - but her songs just speak to me. They are so rateable, she's so nice, she's so pretty. I can't help but be obsessed with her. 
"Dear John" - I wonder if it really is directed at John Mayer. 

You paint me a blue sky and go back and turn it to rain
And I lived in your chess game
But you changed the rules everyday
Wondering which version of you I might get on the phone
Well I stopped picking up and this song is to let you know why

Dear John, I see it all now that you're gone
Don't you think I was too young to be messed with
The girl in the dress cried the whole way home
I should've known

Well maybe it's me and my blind optimism to blame
Or maybe it's you and your sick need to give love then take it away
And you'll add my name to your long list of traitors who don't understand
And I'll look back and regret how I ignored when they said
Run as fast as you can

"Back to December"

So this is me swallowing my pride
Standing in front of you saying I'm sorry for that night
And I go back to December all the time
It turns out freedom ain't nothing but missing you
Wishing I'd realized what I had when you were mine
I go back to December, turn around and change my own mind
I go back to December all the time

I miss your tan skin, your sweet smile, so good to me, so right
And how you held me in your arms that September night
The first time you ever saw me cry
Maybe this is wishful thinking
Probably mindless dreaming
But if we loved again, I swear I'd love you right
I'd go back in time and change it, but I can't
So if the chain is on your door I understand


And I can see you years from now in a bar
Talking over a football game
With that same big loud opinion
But nobody's listening
Washed up and ranting about the same old bitter things
Drunk and grumbling on about how I can't sing
But all you are is mean
All you are is mean
And a liar and pathetic and alone in life
And mean, and mean, and mean

"Better than Revenge" 

She's not a saint, and she's not what you think
She's an actress, whoa
But she's better known for the things that she does on the mattress
Soon she's gonna find stealing other peoples' toys on the playground won't make you many friends
She should keep in mind
She should keep in mind
There is nothing I do better than revenge
She looks at life like it's a party and she's on the list
She looks at me like I'm a trend and she's so over it
I think her ever-present frown is a little troubling
She thinks I'm psycho cause I like to rhyme her name with things
But sophistication isn't what you wear or who you know
Or pushing people down to get you where you wanna go
They didn't teach you that in prep school so it's up to me
That no amount of vintage dresses gives you dignity

asos. outlet.

The Asos Outlet is uber full of cute holiday frocks. Here are some of my favorites - ALL UNDER $50!

Rare Lace And Denim Panel DressRare Corset Style Tulip DressClub L Vintage Style Beaded DressRare Sequin Shift DressIska Lace Detail Ruffle Sleeve DressLiquorish Lace Prom DressClub L Petal Detail DressVila Wrap DressForever Unique Pleat Front DressProphecy Star Print Mesh Panel DressJarlo Limelight Bandeau Dress With BeltJarlo Scarlet Velvet Dress

ombre hair. a tale of a not quite oopps.

Ok so like the video below I tried the ombre hair technique. I mixed L'oreal powder bleach with 2 oz - with 20 volume developer. In other posts I've seen people have used L'oreal perfect blonde highlighting kit and other the mix I did but with 30 volume developer. The higher the number the developer - the most blonde you will get.

Well I started with the left side of my hair and got so worked up that I flaked a little bit on the right. So, I'm going to need to fix it. Also, it's not as light as I wanted.

Below is re-blogged from I really wanted to get the results she had. However - I think I need to reprocess. I need to brave it out and leave it in longer. 20 minutes the first time (I only did 10) and then 30 minutes if not blonde enough. I'm loving the look I did get - it's beachy and sexy!

This look is super easy to achieve it just takes patience - and super cheap! I'm so proud!

on weight.

Per Usual www.kiribiegoestohollywood. steered me in the direction of an article that strikes a sincere chord within me. Thank you Maura Kelly for apologizing to those you offended. But wouldn't the world just be a better place if we worried about weight for health reasons only. I'm so vain that if I feel like I'm having a fat day I feel tortured by going out in public. I obsess over being too fat at 5'9" - I wear a size 27 or 28 depending on the brand of jeans. My work skirts are all size 6. And your article just made me feel overweight. Thank you for apologizing, but you are still a bully. I give you kudos that you were able to write a piece that is entertaining, but being able to bore the backlash will be the true test of your character. And shame on Marie Claire for cheering for the girls, giving us style tips and pushing us to dress thiner and for our figure - and then throw this in our face. 
I work out 4-5 times a week, eat like a gerbel, and still find my self resistant to believing that I'm not fat. I am a healthy size and so f'in lucky to be. I don't have a thyroid disorder that pegs my body with unwanted and unridable weight. I have legs and arms that allow me to push my body to limits. Yet - a lot of the people you wrote about don't. You wrote this article or girls like me and girls like Kirbie ( Girls in their 20's, girls who have good jobs, that would agree with you on something like this. Except we don't. In fact, compared to you our moral standards kick your ass. Have you ever had a friend that had an eating disorder, have you? How do you know it's preferable to obesity. You make me want to scream and to be mean to you - because even though obsesity can sometimes be alarming - not all of us out there are a size two. What about a leggy size 6 with a chest that she hates? I want to get what you're saying, but I also want you to know that you should look in the mirror. When I look in mine I don't see perfection - and neither should you. Which is why you should off down off your high horse and retract this whole damn thing.
The other day, my editor asked me, "Do you really think people feel uncomfortable when they see overweight people making out on television?"
Because I can be kind of clueless — I'm not much of a TV person — I had no idea what she was talking about, so she steered me to this CNN article, about the CBS sitcomMike & Molly. As CNN explains, "the show centers around a couple who meet at an Overeaters Anonymous group [and] has drawn complaints for its abundance of fat jokes [as well as] cries from some viewers who aren't comfortable watching intimacy between two plus-sized actors."
My initial response was: Hmm, being overweight is one thing — those people are downright obese!And while I think our country's obsession with physical perfection is unhealthy, I also think it's at least equally crazy, albeit in the other direction, to be implicitly promoting obesity! Yes, anorexia is sick, but at least some slim models are simply naturally skinny. No one who is as fat as Mike and Molly can be healthy. And obesity is costing our country far more in terms of all the related health problems we are paying for, by way of our insurance, than any other health problem, even cancer.
So anyway, yes, I think I'd be grossed out if I had to watch two characters with rolls and rolls of fat kissing each other ... because I'd be grossed out if I had to watch them doing anything. To be brutally honest, even in real life, I find it aesthetically displeasing to watch a very, very fat person simply walk across a room — just like I'd find it distressing if I saw a very drunk person stumbling across a bar or a heroine addict slumping in a chair.
Now, don't go getting the wrong impression: I have a few friends who could be called plump. I'm not some size-ist jerk. And I also know how tough it can be for truly heavy people to psych themselves up for the long process of slimming down. (For instance, the overweight maintenance guy at my gym has talked to me a little bit about how it seems worthless for him to even tryworking out, because he's been heavy for as long as he can remember.)
But ... I think obesity is something that most people have a ton of control over. It's something they can change, if only they put their minds to it.
(I'm happy to give you some nutrition and fitness suggestions if you need them — but long story short, eat more fresh and unprocessed foods, read labels and avoid foods with any kind of processed sweetener in them whether it's cane sugar or high fructose corn syrup, increase the amount of fiber you're getting, get some kind of exercise for 30 minutes at least five times a week, and do everything you can to stand up more — even while using your computer — and walk more. I admit that there's plenty that makes slimming down tough, but YOU CAN DO IT! Trust me. It will take some time, but you'll also feel so good, physically and emotionally. A nutritionist or personal trainer will help — and if you can't afford one, visit your local YMCA for some advice.)
Then again, I guess these characters are in Overeaters Anonymous. So ... points for trying?
Then again, I tend to think most television shows are a kind of junk food for the mind and body. The boob tube gives us an excuse to turn off both our brains and our bodies and probably does a helluva lot to contribute to the obesity problem, over all. So ... I don't know.
What do you guys think? Fat people making out on TV — are you cool with it? Do you think I'm being an insensitive jerk?
UPDATE: I would really like to apologize for the insensitive things I've said in this post. Believe it or not, I never wanted anyone to feel bullied or ashamed after reading this, and I sorely regret that it upset people so much. A lot of what I said was unnecessary; it wasn't productive, either.

I know a lot of people truly struggle to lose weight— for medical and psychological reasons—and that many people have an incredibly difficult time getting to a healthy size. I feel for those people and I'm truly sorry I added to the unhappiness and pain they feel with my post.

I would like to reiterate that I think it's great to have people of all shapes and healthy sizes represented in magazines (as, it bears mentioning here, they are in Marie Claire) and on TV shows--and that in my post, I was talking about a TV show that features people who are not simply a little overweight, but appear to be morbidly obese. (Morbid obesity is defined as 100% more than their ideal weight.)  And for whatever it's worth, I feel just as uncomfortable when I see an anorexic person as I do when I see someone who is morbidly obese, because I assume people suffering from eating disorders on either end of the spectrum are doing damage to their bodies, and that they are unhappy. But perhaps I shouldn’t be so quick to judge based on superficial observations.
To that point (and on a more personal level), a few commenters and one of my friends mentioned that my extreme reaction might have grown out of my own body issues, my history as an anorexic, and my life-long obsession with being thin. As I mentioned in the ongoing dialogue we’ve been carrying on in the comments section, I think that's an accurate insight.

People have accused me of being a bully in my post; I never intended to be that--it's actually the very last thing I want to be, as a writer or a person. But I know that I came off that way, and I really cannot apologize enough to the people whom I upset.

October 25, 2010

ombre hair! my project for tonight!

giving my hair a little revamp tonignt - :)

October 24, 2010

love and a good hair day.

because sometimes all we need is love and to have a good hair day.

dancing date night. Maegan

If you need some inspiration on how to wear your J Brand Lovestory jeans: look no further. Maegan is genius. Maegan

J Brand bell bottom lovestory jeans+white and warren crocheted dressleopard-print-fur-coat-lovestory-jeans