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Fashion-loving writer, explorer of trends, vintage-obsessed recessionista. Born and raised in Jersey (not in Seaside), lived in Manhattan, now a West Coast convertible driving, avocado-loving, avid fan of side streets during rush hour girl who's still figuring out life.
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I analyze the latest trends, and share my findings with budding or experienced fashionistas. I keep.. a friendly tone to encourage those interested in fashion, but unsure of their style, to try.. something new.

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  • Wedding Guest Attire for Summer 2011
    on May 12, 2011
    Brides can be unpredictable once the actual wedding day rolls around. As a guest, it is best to steer clear of the hazard zone. This can be easily accomplished by following a simple fashion standard: do not wear white. If bridezilla awakens, you...
  • Summer 2011 Style Guide: Must-Have Vintage-Inspired Beach Accessories
    on Apr 19, 2011
    Inspirations from our fashion's past shook the Spring 2011 runway shows. Loose-fitting drapery defines this season's sexy, while skin-tight silhouettes dwindle into a faint memory. Black and gray have taken a seasonal detour, as color, prints, and fl...
  • Bloglovin
    on Apr 11, 2011
    Follow my blog with bloglovin Good morning and happy Monday! A post will be following later today, but I recently joined Bloglovin, and wanted to let you know that it is a great way to find blogs of your liking!  Feel free to pass my blog on to...
  • Modern Day Dating - A Heartwarming Effort to Last Minute Cancelling
    on Apr 11, 2011
    Today I’m taking a momentary detour from my usual suggestive fashion posts to analyze a trend in men.  I am awfully confused about the dating dilemmas faced by my friends recently.Why is there such an incredible effort in texts, e-mails, bbms...
  • Spring Trends Around $50: Style Experts Roll Out VT Luxe with QVC
    on Apr 7, 2011
      For fashionistas who have been feeling like recessionistas lately, a new line launched this week that will have your savvy self smiling.   If you’ve been looking for a new accessory or a statement piece to glam up your wardrob...
  • Shoe Trends for Spring: the Kitten Heel and the Platform Wedge
    on Mar 21, 2011
    The revival of our fashion’s past has begun; pound on the pedal in your time machine, and enjoy the ride.Ready-to-wear worldwide is exhibiting trends from decades that rocked the world; clearly the weight of fashion nostalgia was felt and acknowl...
  • Denim Days: Jean Styles for Spring
    on Mar 17, 2011
    Daylight savings weekend throws people off their normal routine; frantic people search for that one hour back and for some reason, don’t think they can live without it. However, that frustration towards that lost hour usually subsides when eyes...
  • Make a Statement with Prints and Color for Spring 2011 Fashion
    on Feb 23, 2011
    Celebrate confidence in 2011.  Be unpredictable from day to day.  Ride the wave of the glamorous fashion trends out this spring.  After all, this is Southern California.  It’s not that difficult.   With sunshine and 72...
  • Spring Fashion...Our Light at the End of the Winter Tunnel
    on Feb 1, 2011
     I know it may be hard to imagine, when many parts of the world are still covered in snow and ice; however, spring is approaching! trends are known to create a...
  • Today is a Big Day?
    on Jan 23, 2011
    I am not a fan of football.   I love beer, can sit through a game and follow it, but to call me a “fan” would just be wrong.  I’m not a real sports person in general.  At my first Dodger game, my boyfriend wanted to make sur...
  • Oh Amsterdam, I Love You
    on Jan 5, 2011
    Thank you, Amsterdam, for being so wonderful.  Your museums are divine, your food is heavenly, your pastries are the reason I can no longer zip my pants, your beauty is magical and the Dutch are magnificent. The Dutch culture absolutely intrigue...
  • Welcome 2011!
    on Jan 4, 2011
    I welcome 2011 with open arms! It feels like a breath of fresh air.It is time to start over; the New Year is our clean slate.   Wherever we leave off (pretty much before the holidays), we can launch ourselves into full motivation mode come...
  • Bye, Bye Buggie
    on Dec 13, 2010
    My dog Lady died.  She loved attention, yet loved to be alone, loved to be loved, and loved to rule the house.  Bug was a brilliant girl; I knew the moment I met her 9 years ago.I visited my parents when I was a freshman in college, and cam...
  • What Gift to Give the Most Difficult Person in Your Life
    on Dec 8, 2010
    We all have them.  They’re impossible to avoid.  They can be a family member, friend, co-worker....They are the gift giving nightmare.With an attempt to prevent any headaches, I want to share one possible gift idea that may calm your nerv...
  • Starving for Sex and the City?
    on Dec 3, 2010
    If you, your friends or loved ones are similarly suffering from Sex and the City withdrawal, (temporarily) cry no more.The Carrie Diaries is such a fantastic extension of the Sex and the City world we all know and love.  You can own it, read it...
  • Getting a Spa Treatment in Los Angeles?
    on Dec 2, 2010
    Visiting a spa in LA is definitely an experience you will never forget.  Not only do you feel the warm, Zen-like feeling when you enter each sanctuary, but the weather and palm trees really do help give you the full, 360 degree experience.You wi...
  • A Comfortable Airplane Outfit - Flying in Style
    on Nov 30, 2010
    I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving!I received a wonderful request last night to write a blog post on what shoes to wear on an airplane.  I understand this is a puzzle in itself; where do you find a shoe that can easily slip on and off wh...
  • Why Are You Not Engaged Yet (Part 2)?
    on Nov 19, 2010
    If you haven't read my post on the "future proposal" of Prince William and Kate Middleton, please click on "Why Are You Not Engaged Yet?" under the Archive section prior to reading this.So now that Kate finally got the proposal, what are the most rec...
  • A Look for the Holidays – Lesson by a Hollywood Makeup Artist
    on Nov 19, 2010
    I will be taking a little blogging break, so I would like to leave you with this idea for a new look for the holiday season.A stroke of luck hit one day when I was traveling back to LA from NYC.I was bumped to first class and had the luxury of findin...
  • Handcrafted, Brilliant Bags from Around the World
    on Nov 17, 2010
    For those of you who love unusual and extraordinary handmade bags for less than $300 (many are less than $100), this post is for you.One of my jobs includes working for a company called Novica, and sometimes I come across special items that I feel a...

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