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!