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Effortless, Comfy Work Style.

16 Feb

I’m not going to lie, I feel good today. I was a big fan of the outfit I pulled together this morning, and that good feeling only exploded into a great feeling when I walked into the break room at lunch and was greeted with a flood of “WOOOOOOOWS!!” by the fabulous sales ladies in my office. So I’m passing my totally easy, super comfortable and, of course, crazy affordable outfit onto you!

Charmeuse Tab Sleeve Dress
$34.94 at Old Navy (on sale for $19)
I know, I know I’m a walking advert for Old Navy, but this is without a doubt the best buy I have made in a very long time. While shopping for a Valentine’s Day outfit I stumbled on this $19 sale dress (that’s right, head into the store and you might just find it on sale!). I figured I’d buy it in case my planned outfit didn’t work out and then return it next week if I wasn’t crazy about it. Oh, boy. This is the most flattering and comfortable dress I own, and it still looks professional. Plus I have gotten so many compliments on the color alone.

Kylie wedge pump in black
$26.99 at Payless
I’m a very cheap, sale-oriented shopper, so spending full price on a pair of shoes is kind of painful to me, even if it is only $26.99. But I am in love with these shoes! I wear them at least twice a week because they’re comfortable and they go with almost everything. They’re my go-to wedges for when I feel like wearing a pair of skinny jeans, and they have never failed me!

Minicci open weave gray tights  
$5.99 at Payless
I have had these tights sitting in my drawer for a month or so, because tights and I don’t really get along. I usually get them up to about my knee before they catch on my fingernail or toe nail, get a hole and run up my entire leg, leaving me tight-less and late for work. Somehow over the course of a full work day I have yet to make a single rip in these guys! And they are crazy comfortable, not stuffy and confining like usual tights. Plus they add a little pattern to an otherwise patternless look!

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Who are The Blonds and how did they get so fabulous!?

16 Feb

New York Fashion Week is upon us! Ahhh, to be a fabulous New York fashionista, sitting front row at all the hot shows next to Mary Kate, Ashley and one of the Gossip Girls…

Okay, back to reality.

Phillipe and David Blond

I love clothes. So I obviously love Fashion Week. This year I am totally obsessed with this new designer, The Blonds. Two totally amazing designers, David and Phillipe Blond, making sparkly-chic, fabulous-fun clothes.

After a little bit of Googling I found out that they designed Katy Perry’s adorable jewel-encrusted Smurfette mini-dress for the premiere of The Smurfs, but besides that they’re a slight mystery to me. All I know is that they are a little bit odd, totally crazy and completely fantastic. I need to see more!

Check out their full Spring 2012 runway line here, on New York Magazine’s Fashion Week photo slideshow and fall in deeper love with rhinestones and sequins than you ever thought possible.

Stuck at my Desk Inspiring Quote

16 Feb

Kurt Vonnegut-
[When Vonnegut tells his wife he’s going out to buy an envelope] “‘Oh,’ she says, ‘well, you’re not a poor man. You know, why don’t you go online and buy a hundred envelopes and put them in the closet?’ And so I pretend not to hear her. And go out to get an envelope because I’m going to have a hell of a good time in the process of buying one envelope. I meet a lot of people. And, see some great looking babes. And a fire engine goes by. And I give them the thumbs up. And, and ask a woman what kind of dog that is. And, and I don’t know. The moral of the story is, is we’re here on Earth to fart around. And, of course, the computers will do us out of that. And, what the computer people don’t realize, or they don’t care, is we’re dancing animals. You know, we love to move around. And, we’re not supposed to dance at all anymore.”

Half-Staff for Whitney?

16 Feb

My state’s mayor, Chris Christie, can be kind of a nut job. He doesn’t put up with crap from anyone, which can kind of be awesome in the world of politics, but it can also be frustrating when he won’t budge on really serious and irrational issues- gay rights, for example. The guys priorities can be totally out-of-wack… which brings me to my issue.

As we all know, Whitney Houston passed away this weekend. Of course I’m sad about the death of one of my favorite musicians, but I still find it a little bit unreasonable that Gov. Christie has decided to keep the flag at half-staff on the day of Whitney Houston’s funeral. That’s right, Chris Christie announced today that in honor of Whitney Houston, the U.S. flag will fly at half-staff in New Jersey on Saturday.

While the flag in New Jersey can legally be lowered at half-staff in honor of a respected state official or citizen, and while Whitney Houston is a New Jersey native, I don’t know if this situation is fitting for the honor. Growing up I was taught that a flag at half-staff was to honor Presidents, Senators, war heroes. People that have helped shape our country, keep us safe, and protect our freedoms. I just don’t see how Whitney Houston fits into the mix of that idea.

Listen, I’m a Whitney girl through-and-through, but I think a half-staff flag should be a sign of honor that is taken very seriously and used rarely. If every celebrity that passed away got the flag at half-staff it would lose it’s meaning and it’s value, and most importantly it’s honor.

What do you think?