Wednesday, December 24, 2008


Between finishing my college education, celebrating my birthday (which my friends made absolutely AMAZING), preparing for the holidays AND my trip to Germany/Prague (I leave Christmas night), I have definitely neglected my blog and getting excited about all of the beautiful things I love in it! But, in a quick update, besides many of the things I was DYING for for my birthday and Christmas, I have had a few lovely surprises in the last 24 hours...

Couldn't find a picture online (my lovely sidekick picture obviously is not good enough) but I got these AMAZING nude open-toed Burberry pumps, originally $800, for $89!!!! No, not a typo. $89!


I realize this picture is barely visible but I am too tired/lazy to look for anything better...
See by Chloe Day Tripper Clutch with Strap in Red Patent as a total surprise from myyy Melissa!

While most probably think the 'Princess' necklace that I share with my cat is a ~funny joke~, the rarely spoken about German side of my family is from the royal line in Bavaria and in a little more than a week I will be visiting the very famous castle built by one of my crazy ancestors... Neuschwanstein, the castle that inspired the Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella Castles in Disneyland and Disneyworld. This is one of the things that I am most excited about seeing in Germany!

I most likely will not have any free time between now and leaving for Berlin in just over 40 hours. For those curious about my itinerary for the next couple of weeks... Berlin December 26-29, Prague December 29-31, Munich December 31-January 3, Frankfurt January 3-5, HOME January 5. Send me your address if you would like a postcard! Happy holidays to everyone, have a safe and healthy New Year! No wastin' time in 2009! Auf Wiedersehen.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


These Giuseppe Zanotti boots are beyond words.
They come in black too but I have really been on a red shoe kick lately. Too bad they're over $1K.

Sunday, December 14, 2008


Birthday/Christmas. I am sure this list will continue to grow...

Thursday, December 11, 2008

I'd Rather Go Naked

While it is no secret that I love Kim Kardashian, I do not love it when she rocks the JLo look...

The slicked hair, the fur, the yuck.
That's why I thought it is so cool that her sister, Khloe (yeah... that one...), posed for a PETA anti-fur campaign.

While I do not agree with a lot of the things they do and everything that they stand for, I do love their general mission. Khloe looks really beautiful in the campaign. Check out the video about why Khloe decided to do the campaign (and a lot of other useful information/really sad videos) at
However, I am wondering why PETA has not approached Victoria Beckham to do an anti-fur campaign? She is an outward vegetarian and the epitome of how faux fur can be high fashion. They don't call her 'Posh' for nothing.

If you see her pop-up in the campaign next year, you know where the idea came from.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


So I think I am pretty much in love with Miu Miu's Paillette embellished pumps... has anyone seen them in real life? Sequins on a shoe seems like a sort of dangerous to me (wouldn't they fall off pretty quickly?) but they are oh so beeeautiful!

Tis the Season

Somehow online Christmas shopping for others always turns into buying presents for myself? Oh well, I had been looking for a nice carry-all handbag for my trip to Europe anyway!

Botkier Ziggy Large Satchel in Smoke

PS: thanks Colleen for getting saving me some buxxx!
PPS: have I mentioned how much I love Gilt Group?

You Got a 10 Piece, Don't Be Stingy

McDonalds Commercial - R&B Song - The funniest videos clips are here

I am way too entertained by this McDonald's commercial.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Shoes 2 Eat

Whenever I go to The Met the first thing I do is go to the 'Costume' section of the book/gift shop. I always find something amazing and yesterday's trip was no exception.

Vintage Shoes: Collecting and Wearing Twentieth-Century Designer Footwear
by Caroline Cox

About 25% of the shoes in there made me think "thank god I didn't live then", about 25% made me almost have a heart attack and die because I was so in love, and then there were a few things in the book that were just SO INSANE/amazing! Like the "Shoes to Eat" collection by Tokio Kumagai.

The meat one (above) was the only image I could find on the internet, but the collection was definitely really cool, and if you are in a book store I would suggest checking it out.

Within the museum I was excited to (finally) see Willie Cole's sculpture "Shine":

OK I am obviously obsessed with footwear but this piece is just really amazing when taken into the context of his work and I just find it very visually appealing. And while we are on the subject of shoes, there are a few FLUORESCENT Christian Louboutin's out right now that I am honestly so obsesssssed with.

Christian Louboutin C'est Moi shoe boots, $825

Christian Louboutin Privatita platform slingbacks, $795

Oh and I stumbled across this AMAZING picture that may or may not be the story of my life...

I REALLY need to make my Christmas/birthday ~wish list~. Really.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Defying the Laws of Physics

Kim Kardashian: your hair, makeup and body are like gifts from the Gods. Do not understand.
How did she somehow get even better looking just by cutting her bangs? I want this hair NOW.

Of Course

As we are all well aware, I am completely into any reunion or comeback tour, particularly those that are 90s based. So obviously this morning I bought tickets for Britney Spears / Pussycat Dolls. At first I was going to buy the best seats but then realized how stupid I would be to spend so much money on Britney Spears so I ended up with mezzanine, whatever. Anyways, while everyone else is concentrating on Britney's comeback, I am far more worried about still loving the old wholesome teenager who dated Justin despite his habit of using a full bottle of Dep hair gel every single day, who made googly eyes at her cousin in her first music video, who wore full-on matching denim outfits with her boyfriend at the time, who had an innocent yet adorable rivalry with (the much better singer) Christina Aguilera, the Britney who I went to see in ~concert~ approximately 8 times in a three year period (and I am not exaggerating)...

Looking back, the track suits/jerseys were never a good idea... but then she turned into a total bombshell...

And well, we all know what happened next. But the inner teeny bopper inside of me wants her to do amazing and I am just keeping my fingers crossed that this is not a total I-Wanna-Be-Madonna-show, because if there is anything I HATE in this world, it is present day Madonna. Oh and Britney Spears/celebrities whining about how terrrrible her life is, waaah wahhh wahahahah.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Sweatin like they up in saunas

Matt showed me this video a little while ago of some guy doing a "remake" of Lil Wayne's 'A Milli' about Obama and it is still really funny and amazing:

I could definitely watch it a thousand times in a row.

Oh and since the Killers' new album (Day & Age) came out I have pretty much been listening to it non-stop. Both this album and Sam's Town the first time through I was kind of ehh about but the more times I listen the more I love it. And it doesn't hurt that 1. their lyrics since Sam's Town have pretty much been entirely based around Las Vegas, and 2. uuuhmmm, I am completely in love?:

Now if only everyone in the world would stop misquoting them...

Thanks Mich

Since Michelle bought something on Gilt Group after I invited her, I got some free credits in my account so I obviously had to buy something(s) when the sample sales went up this afternoon.

Amrita Singh peacock feather bangle

Vera Wang Lavender Label jersey sequin panel tank

For those of you I haven't sent the invite to who want to check out Gilt Group (which you NNEEEEEED to do), go here! You'll get awesome prices on amazing labels and if you buy something you'll be getting meee credits!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

So much to be thankful for...

I am thankful for my amazingly supportive family that has given me
opportunities most people only dream of. I am thankful for my beautiful
friends who are always honest with me no matter what and never fail to
make me smile. I am thankful
for my kitties and dog who are the cutest lil fwens to ever exist. I am
thankful for living my own life for me, and NOT being pathetic. I am
also very thankful for high heels and Marc Jacobs and Mexican food and
airplanes and Las Vegas and friendship and fun.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Love of a Lifetime

Annie Leibovitz, who never ceases to amaze me, did an amazing Romeo and Juliet photoshoot for the December issue of Vogue.

Go here to see the rest of the slideshow and probably weep like a little baby because it is so beautiful and romantic.


All I have ever wanted was to be finished with school and in less than a month I will be handing in my final college paper, taking my last exam, and getting ready for my diploma ceremony; I can't even be excited about it. This economy is so terrible every time I am in the elevator at work I hear about 3 or 1 or 6 people getting laid off from some company in the building. AWESOME time to be looking for a job... I wish I had just begun pushing life off further and applying to grad school or maybe I'll just become a vagabond (RE: Elton John's "Can You Feel the Love Tonight?").

I hate being a pessimist but I am just hooooping that this gets better soon because I do not want to be a bum and there are lots of things that I want that would make me happy happy happyyyy!

Yves Saint Laurent Arty Dots Ring; ugh I die.

Yesterday in Saks Fifth Avenue I was tricked into thinking the entire shoe department was 40% and wanted to walk out into the cold streets with these YSL Tribute Sandals on my feet however it was a mean trick and alas, they are not on my feet.

I love this girls stockings but once I did this to mine for a "pirate party" and I am not sure how it would work out if I did it again? Eh, why not.

And two of my favorite people to look at on earth... once again, why not?

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Present for meee

Seriously, these online sample sales are so good/bad... I am addicted.

Yayyy new Alice & Olivia dress!

Mojito vs. Black

I saw this picture on The Sartorialist and my heart stopped beating. I am absolutely in love with everything about it. It makes me want to be on an exotic beach wearing a gorgeous bright long flowing dress and drinking a mojito... years ago I decided that due to my height (or lack thereof) I should never wear long dresses but this photograph makes me reconsider.
Instead I am like every other girl in an east coast metropolitan area... black black and more black every single day. My wardrobe at the moment is black leggings with a steady rotation of various boots(top optional?). I tried to change this up slightly the other day when I was at the new Jersey Shore Outlets (amazing, by the way) by buying a pair of gorgeous chocolate brown boots. After wearing them last night and realizing walking in them was like walking on 5 inches of heaven, I asked my dad to please please please go back to the outlets and get me them in black as well so that now I can wear a variation of these boots every single day and fool the world into thinking I am 5'8"... which would be a perfect height to wear that flowing dress above, wouldn't it? Ohhh who am I kidding?

At least she looks great, too!

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Jimmy Eat World will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its classic Clarity by playing the album in its entirety for 10 one-time-only shows beginning February 23 in New York City and concluding March 7 in the band's native Arizona.

And you knoooow I got my tickets during the pre-sale this morning. February 25, 2009 at the Trocadero I will be seeing the greatest tour that I could ever dream up (OK, besides a Beatles reunion tour, but I am trying to be realistic). It is safe to say Clarity has been and always will be one of the most important albums I have heard in my entire life. Uhm, hi:

Every single song on that album has so much meaning to me, and so many people of our generation. The best thing in the world is when I meet someone and they KNOW why I have a tattoo that says Clarity. Jimmy Eat World fans, particularly from the Clarity days, are completely a part of something... they have brought so many of my friends and I closer together.
If Jimmy Eat World's Clarity is not in your Top 10 favorite albums (I am tempted to say Top 5...) then you are not leading a fulfilled life.
Since I found out about this tour all I can do is listen to Clarity. Do yourself a favor and watch, in awe, this video of a remix of 'A Sunday' that they filmed in one take in Japan...


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Online Sample Sales

are great when you are avoiding working on a German project and want a new Marc by Marc Jacobs necklace:

Yay! OK, back to work.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


19 more days of actual class. I got "senior portraits" taken today. All I can think about is college graduation and planning graduation parties and planning graduation presents and planning my future. But it is really really really cold out now and I have been sick forever and it only gets worse. My life is completely consumed by:

(I absolutely loooove it but I cannot wait for this presentation to be OVER)

Oh and the weather today bumped a new item to the top of my wish list...

My procrastination is complete. Auf bald!