Thursday, February 16, 2012

Do the Nasty

Hello lovelies! I hope you had an amazing Valentine's Day filled with lots of love, or lots of fantastic date time, or just lots of fantastic warmth from your human friends or your favorite fluffy friend.

Funny Story & Advice

(( Word of advice from a lesson learned the hard way. Ladies: DO keep a spare change of clothes in your car including undergarments. Brothers/Boyfriends/Friends of females: DO keep extra products for women in case of an emergency, or your lady might end up spending a special day, i.e. Valentine's Day, running around downtown Santa Barbara on State St. going in and out of stores looking for undergarments and a change of clothes. Not that it's particularly difficult to find clothes and underwear on a typical day, but I guess on Valentine's Day people need their underwear more so than usual. ))

A few months ago I ordered a $5 something from Nasty Gal. A week later I received an email stating that my item was no longer in stock and the order had been cancelled. When I went back onto the website, the item was still listed as being available. A bit frustrated, I emailed them asking them why my order had been cancelled but the item was still being offered on the website. About 2 weeks later I received an email from them apologizing and giving me a $20 gift card to their site to use whenever I want.

2 weeks ago I used the gift card, buying a pendant necklace and a pair of leopard print socks. Both came within a few days, and both were nothing like they were on the site. I was rather horrified at how tarnished and cheap the necklace looked and felt, when on the site it looked bright, shiny and strong. The socks looked like something I'd find for $1 at a sale bin at Marshall's. Immediately I returned both items, and instead used my $20 to buy the Gunmetal Filigree Ring.

Product Review

This ring is absolutely stunning and worth the wait. It's not too heavy, but heavy enough so that you feel it. It fits nicely on my hand and is very comfortable for wear. Its colors are striking and go with everything. This is my new favorite ring and because of it's darker, edgier vibe will retain a permanent place in my jewelry collection for as long as it is intact. (I have a nasty habit of being slightly rough with my jewelry, never intentionally of course, but nonetheless it happens.)

I'd recommend this ring for anyone, and with the price being as affordable as it is, why not splurge and get it? It will fit perfectly in with anyone's wardrobe, and truly if you're only going to wear one piece of jewelry, this is the one to wear. 

My Fair Ring

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Valentine's Day: Minus the confusing subplots

Hello lovelies! I hope we are all gearing up for the exciting Valentine's Day coming up. For those of us (myself included) who don't have a boyfriend per-se, but are seeing someone, it can be rather awkward to think of what to wear. It's not a serious relationship, so do you actually need to dress up for the occasion? What if it's a simple friends-with-benefits situation? What if it's someone who you hope to turn into a boyfriend but just haven't reached that stage? Maybe an ex hoping to rekindle a romance? There are all kinds of hairy situations when it comes to that famous holiday surrounded by love, and heartache coincidentally, but not to worry, there are all kinds of fun date ideas to take the pressure off.

For now, I'm here to help you take the pressure off your date outfit. What should you wear, you ask? It's February, so unless you live in the Keys or the desert, you want to dress in layers. Tonight, I'll show you a few different V-Day outfit ideas that will work for almost all body types and skin tones.

Outfit #1

$50 or Less

A funky shoulder bag at a fantastic price, paired with the neutral dress and fun shoes makes this outfit scream "Awesome and fun date".

Just the prettiest LBD that will work for any occasion.

Snakeskin flats = <3

Outfit #2
$50 or Less

Dresses like these become instant favorites because of their versatility. Layer them over wool tights and boots, or over jeans and flats, or wear with sandals on a cool autumn day. The simple design and sweet color make this dress a must-have.

 So cute, so functional and so affordable. I am in love.

Outfit #3
$50 or Less

Just the funkiest little sweater on the market. So cute. So affordable. So going into into the "Must Buy" category.

A fantastic pair of pants that can work in any situation with the right shoes and accessories. These will become a wardrobe staple.

This beautiful little bootie will give you a sturdy foot in any dating situation, with a beautiful color to boot. The folds make this bootie stand out from every other girl and will make you the chicest date he's ever had. All of the colors work together because of the neutrals and the shoes being the only pop of color you'll have.

Monday, February 6, 2012

The battle, not the war

Don't worry Patriots, you may have lost one battle, but there will many more ahead and you will prevail. You lost this battle, but not the war to being the best team in NFL history. Someday my Pats, someday soon you will rise again and take back your glory that you deserve. <3