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Thank You Giveaway!

Maria…you won the “Thank You Giveaway!” Yay!!

Thank you to everyone who entered.
And…
A gigantic L.A. hug to all of those who visit and comment my blog. It means the world to me.

You didn’t win?

Don’t worry…I have another giveaway in the works!

smooches!

What the…?

I have loved Madonna, ever since I can remember.

Here she is with her daughter Lourdes…OH! What is that she’s carrying in her right hand? A handbag? A Jimmy Choo handbag? The $30,000 Jimmy Choo “Blythe” handbag!!!!

Yes, you read that right. Well, according to JustJared.com, it is. And they’re pretty reliable.

I know she’s a millionaire and I know she can buy whatever crocodile handbag her little heart desires.

But, seriously? What the…? I am sitting here trying to convince myself that maybe it was given to her as a gift. But, after doing some research, I found out these handbags were a limited edition line and only 12 samples were available in the U.S.

Guess when you’re a worldwide pop star…price is not an issue!

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Blogger Q&A: Ulrika

Ulrika
Helsinki, Finland
The Red Rosette

Who is your favorite fashion designer and why?

I like the usual, Chanel, Chloé, Stella McCartney. And some Scandinavian brands, Whyred, Acne, Minimarket. But I don´t really believe in paying that much money for designer stuff, so I have to say the designers behind Topshop.

What is the one fashion accessory/item you can’t live without?

My leather biker jacket.

If you were allowed to create a beauty product, what would it be and what would you name it?

The perfect pink blush, would probably call it something corny like morning rosebud, lol.

If you only had 10 minutes to pack for a fashion extravaganza in your favorite city, what would you bring and where would it be?

Would pack some killer black heels, a girly pink dress and my biker jacket, do my hair in a topknot and put on some red lipstick. The location would be London.

Do you live by a fashion philosophy or quote? What is it?

Don´t believe in dressing for your size, just believe in your own sense of style.

Visit Ulrika over at The Red Rosette!!

No Shopping?

Soooooo…the hubby told me last week that we need to start budgeting. You know what that means, right? No more shopping.

Yeah right! That just means super duper bargain shopping and thrifting!! Or I can wear the clothes I have in my closet. Either way, I am always up for a challenge! I will not let my shopping spirit be crushed! I will not be defeated! I promise.

P.S. I will be back on Twitter and FB in 3 days!!!!

P.P.S. I want to comment on your posts! But, if you have a blogger blog with the comment box embedded under the posts, for some reason it doesn’t work for me. :(

P.P.P.S For all the beautiful bloggers who have given me awards…THANK YOU! Makes me blush! But, I’m awful at giving them out. Sorry.

Tanktastic!

I’m not going to let the looming L.A. rain discourage me from dreaming of warmer days ahead.

Yes, I love the rain, but that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate a clear warm day every-now-and-then!

Those are the days I love to throw on a tank top with a pair of jeans or a skirt.

Today’s tanks come from Delias. I know they are geared toward non-curvy teens…BUT…these come up to a 2X!

Loving this one (left)…it’s called firecracker!

Beauty Buzz: Benefit

Oh!! How I wish I was bold enough to wear eyeshadow colors like these from Benefit.

Man, it’s not fair! Why didn’t I get that daring make-up gene? Sometimes, I will by an eyeshadow in an amazing color…and it just sits there. Just waiting for me to try it. Poor little lonely eye-popping shadow…sigh.


velvet eyeshadow – like what you sea?

velvet eyeshadow – gimme some plum

lust duster loose powder – punk royalty

lust duster loose powder – moon doggie

show offs! loose eye powder – lola

show offs! loose eye powder – curtain call

FYI…enter this Benefit contest. I did!
Enter to win year-round California beauty & fashion from Benefit Cosmetics & Michael Stars. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes ends 4.4.10.

SSSSSSSnakes…

There’s something about this slinky reptile that makes me want to crawl out of my skin! But, jewelry…I can do. Add a little edge to your outfit and accessorize with snakes. Don’t be afraid! These won’t bite!

The Red Carpet Issue

It’s definitely a Monday. So blah when I woke up…so uninspired…until I turned on my television.

If you have “On Demand” go over to the Sundance Channel and watch the documentary “The Red Carpet Issue.” It’s a behind-the-scenes look at how the red carpet, fashion, designers, and celebrities come together to form this mega-money making business. It’s pretty interesting. It’ s broken down here in 4-part previews. Enjoy!


Pretty in Paisley

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Sometimes, I like to dress a little girlie. When this feminine mood strikes, I throw on a skirt and a frilly top. Believe me when I say it doesn’t happen very often. But, it does happen. Today, was one of those days. I am in love with this paisley skirt! I found it at Macy’s for only $7.99! I told you I’m a bargainista! This is my first time wearing it. It makes me feel like a hippie! (That’s a good thing.) I was going to try and add this pretty violet belt, but I HATE to over accessorize. It’s one of my pet peeves. So, I went without it. A great outfit for a beautiful spring day in L.A.!

{tank top: old navy}
{skirt: macy’s}
{sandals: ross}
{necklace: pacsun?}

Do you dare?

I love shoes.
I love pretty shoes.
I love interesting and creative shoes.
I love eye-catching shoes.

I am not loving these shoes.

I’m sorry shoes.


Bargainista Finds II

Yes…this chick went on a little shopping excursion yesterday. I finally made it out to the “Bargainista” shopping center. You know…the one with Marshalls, Ross, Old Navy, and Nordstrom Rack. I didn’t make it to Nordstrom Rack…booooo!

This (left) is what I wore, but I think I look yuck…so I played with the pic a little bit. Anywhoodles…

I had been in the market for a simple black cross body handbag, but I didn’t want to pay too much for one. Considering I go through handbags like crazy. This Nine West bag is perfect and it was only $22!

The shoes were a steal…the peep toe Madden Girl’s were on clearance for $20 and the tan gladiator wedge was $14.99. I can’t wait to wear them!

I also picked up two tee’s on clearance at Old Navy. My work is never done!

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Beauty Buzz: Free Sephora Skincare Consultations

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Whoever say’s they don’t like anything free is out of their mind! Free is good…no…it’s great! Take that glowing or not-so-glowing skin of yours to Sephora for a free in-store Skincare Consultation. Your face will thank you for stopping by!

Straw Fedora Comeback?

Are you a hat lover? I admire those who can pull off a hat. Especially, a fedora…how about a straw fedora? Also known as the Panama Hat, this could be spring’s hottest hat…or will it just hit the ground face first? I love them! I think they are very chic, but some think otherwise. I would take any one of the hats below. I want to know what you think. Yes or No?