Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Here Comes the Sun...

Last week was a warm 49 degrees and after a few days with sunshine I found myself dreaming of swimsuits, the beach, and laying out poolside! Unfortunately for me, I got WAY ahead of myself! Tomorrow’s forecast is a grim 18 degree high! I guess I should have known better than to get excited considering its still January and it has been known to snow as late as April in SLC.

Today I decided to take matters in my own hands! First, I purchased a new swimsuit from RueLaLa.com*, then I went to the gym for a LONG over- due workout (the thought of actually putting that swimsuit on right now makes me actually grateful that it’s not summer time… yet!), then I decided to make believe I was laying in the sun. Yes, I’ll admit it! I went to a tanning salon. For 20 min I pretended I was somewhere warm and loved every min of it! Don’t worry; I wasn’t going for this look:

I was just trying NOT to look like this (sorry Twilight fans!):

I am not an advocate of frequent trips to the tanning spa, but I do believe that a little color on my PASTY body was a good choice! I actually worked at a tanning salon through high school (shout out to the El Dorado Hills Sun Spa!), but now days I prefer fake tan over wrinkles! The only downside is finding that perfect product that:

  • Does not have that bottled tan smell
  • Does not give that fake orange color
  • And, does not streak!
Luckily, that dream product DOES exist, and even luckier, it was recommended to me by a close friend! After a quick trip to the drug store and 20 min at home, I found my new favorite way to tan!

Loreal Sublime Bronze Spray

The bronzing spray, combined with my all-time favorite bronzer by Guerlain, and I am glowing!... even despite the lack of sun!

*Rulala.com is an awesome website that previews designer brands at amazingly discounted prices! It is an invite only website, so if you send me your email I'll send you an invite to join! DO IT! The Juicy Couture swimsuit I just purchased was on sale for $59.00- Regularly $190.00!!!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Questioning the V

Since when did the plunging neckline become a fashion DO for men?
Am I missing something? When did THIS become hot?

The v neck is also known as the "douche tee". Which I find pretty appropriate considering that the lamest guys I know wear them. I also find it useful when I'm at parties. Its always safe to stay away from guys who think its okay to show their cleavage! TRUST ME!

The only thing worse than v necks on guys, is v necks on overweight guys. And whats worse than that? V neck's AND skinny jeans on overweight guys. Like bikini's and spandex are for women, the skinny jean is for men. Like I tell the ladies- its a privilege, not a right!

Remember boys, you aren't Zac Efron!

I'm pretty sure he (and gay men) are the only ones who can kind of pull off the look. (And that is because after seeing High School Musical, I'm still not convinced of his sexual orientation)

Friday, May 29, 2009

Tis the Season...

Wedding season that is! Every bride has the same requirement- that everything is perfect from the beginning of the day until the end and more importantly from her head to her toes. Nothing can be overlooked, especially her shoes!

Here are my top picks for every bride:
The Classic Bride

The Funky Bride

The Glitz and Glamour Bride

The Beach Bride

The Colorful Bride

Whatever your style is make sure your bridal shoes reflect your personality. Just because your wedding is traditional, it doesn't mean you have to be!

BUDGET HINT:  We all know weddings aren't cheap!  Most father's of the bride are looking to cut costs in whatever area they can.  If you can't fit that perfect pair of Stuart Weitzman's in your budget don't be afraid to look for a cheaper version thats not the name brand  .  No one will ever know they are hundreds of dollars less and your dad will be so impressed he might even stop complaining about how much you are spending on decorations! 

Thursday, May 21, 2009

White Out!

Memorial Day means 3 things to me:
1. Summer
2. Sales!!!
3. White shoes

Although the rules of fashion clearly state that white shoes after Memorial Day are allowed, I think that it would be irresponsible of me to say that without adding a few stipulations.

1. Don't wear a closed toe pump. Instead opt for a peep toe heel that also shows off your manicured toes (I'm a fan of OPI in "Collins Ave")

2. If you have large feet, stay away from solid white shoes. The same rules that apply for wearing white clothes (remember, its not a very slimming color) also apply to your feet. Your solid white heels can make your feet look like a boat! I suggest choosing a silver heel or a patterned white heel for a more casual look.
3. White sandals are the perfect accessory to tan legs. This season spice up a plain white sandal by getting a pair with a little flair!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Did you hear the news? This may come as a shock to some of you, but we're in a recession!... But don't worry guys, Obama is doing "everything" he can to help get our economy back to tip top shape!

If that doesn't make you feel better, maybe this will...

Rock and Republic has heard Americans cries and is taking real action with their cost friendly line of "Recession Denim"- Check it out!

Rock & Republic Recession "Berlin" Skinny Jeans in Stimulus Wash

Rock & Republic Recession "Kassandra" Bootcut Jeans in Spend Wash
Don't worry boys! We didn't forget about you!

Rock & Republic Recession "Neil" Straight Leg Jeans in Action Wash

This is a perfect time for you to replace your bedazzled jeans (please refer to the last entree for more information) for these R&R's. You now have two very good options for becoming more fashionable and looking less like a tool (yep, I said it!). They are stylish yet they don't scream "I'm trying too hard to be in style". Girls will do a double take at your behind in these and nod in approval- instead of doing a double take and rolling her eyes at your previous choice in denim. TRUST ME!

***Special thanks to my very beautiful and fashionable friend Lindsey for the info! Love you girl friend!!!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Men: Fashion Lesson #1

Hello Men, are you there? Listen up because this one is for you! Today I am going to fill you in on some VERY crucial information. I know at this point your mind might already be wandering back to ESPN that is playing in the background, but we both know they play Sports Center on repeat all day and that you've seen today's episode at least three times and counting. Just do yourself a favor- and the women or future women in your life and pay attention for just a couple minutes. If you are afraid of distractions don't be afraid to use that magical PAUSE button on your DVR remote.

Were going to review some Fashion Do's and Do Not's that you all should know (we're going to skip the basics like pairing a brown belt with black shoes. I'm assuming EVERYONE knows that rule and if you don't, you prob need more help then my quick blog post can give you;) )


DON'T wear bedazzled or ornate jeans. JUST DON'T DO IT! If you do and you don't regret it yet- just wait, you will. I PROMISE.DO wear nice jeans that are fitted for your body type.
DON'T wear "Affliction" shirts. All those designs give me a headache.DO ask for help from sales people, or better yet- ask a friend (that's a girl) to come along. Us chicks love dressing guys. We can help.
DON'T wear Ed Hardy clothes. I don't care who Christian Audigier is. His clothes are tacky and no matter how much you try to justify owning them, they were never cool. Bling Bling on your shirts is a No No. Von Dutch, Ed Hardy- they're the same thing and we were ALL happy when Von Dutch went off the shelves. (PLUS- Heidi and Spencer wear it- they are our generations TV villains!) DO care about your shoes. It's one of the first things I notice about a guy- and its not just me! I have hot friends who say the same thing.
DON'T be a poser! Just cause you see people sporting RVCA and brands of that nature, doesn't mean you should rock it if it isn't who you are. I can spot these guys from a mile away. (They are the same ones who "surf" whenever they go to "Cali")
DO wear what you like and what fits your personality.
DON'T wear skinny jeans if you aren't slender- it usually shows us more than what we signed up for. (although... some girls might be into that)
DO wash your clothes (and while your at it- throw in your sheets!)
DON'T wear man jewelry. (ESPECIALLY pukka shells. Being in a tropical climate does not give you an excuse)
DO wear hats if you look good in them.
DON'T be afraid to wear plain tees. Sometimes less is more.
DO iron your shirts
DON'T be afraid to add color to your wardrobe- especially your work or formal attire. Owning shirts or ties in pastels doesn't make us question your sexuality.
DO own a suit. HOT.
DON'T wear denim shorts!!!DON'T wear cargo shorts. Its 2009

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

You know what is ALWAYS in style? Being a gentleman!

Dear San Fransisco Men (specifically those who ride the 108 and 38 Muni):
I know that at some point in your life, someone has explained to you what it is to be a gentleman. Recently, it has come to my attention that many of you may need a refresher course.
  • Stop calling me "baby". I have a name and that is not it.
  • Stop looking me up and down, followed by licking your lips.
  • When I'm in a dress, heels and I'm carrying a massive bag that weighs more than me- get off your A and give me your seat.
Also, I don't care if you like girls or not. I'm still a lady and deserve to be treated like one.