Sunday, April 26, 2009

Gossip Girl: The Grandfather

Ok, this episode was full of good outfits.  Even one from Serena that didn't show her pneumatic breasts.

Blair shopping in a Diane von Furstenberg trench coat.  Alas, people are a-wailing on the interwebs that it is sold out form the resort collection.

Serena's outfit here was nice.  Sparkly, but not as boobi-licious as usual.  Well played.

The top is 3.1 Philip Lim.

But the winner in this episode?  Blair's outfit at the party.

Dress by Herve Leger, cardigan by Joie.

Now, right after this episode aired, I got an email from my sister who said a friend had pleaded with her to find the necklace that Blair is wearing in this shot.

Never one to shy away from a challenge, I started searching.  But this was not easy.

My best guess is that it is actually two necklaces, a double strand of pearls intertwined with a nautical themed necklace.  I thought the necklace was Betsey Johnson's Nautical necklace, which apparently was also featured in Confessions of a Shopaholic.

However, more searching and better eyes than mine have pegged it as Tomassini.  While it's also unavailable, I like the idea of layering the necklaces.

Until next time...well, you know the drill.

Gossip Girl: Age of Dissonance

Ok, I can sum up the origin of the outfits in this episode in one word:  Marchesa.


Oh, and Nanette Lepore.

I can also sum up the plot in one word: 

Wait, no I can't.

Let's just be happy that this foray into Edith Wharton is a passing phase, although guessing by the other allusions (Lily and Bart together?) I feel the writers fancy themselves New York literary buffs.  

If they start swiping plot lines from Bright Lights Big City, I'm out of here.

Monday, April 20, 2009

A Philosophic Question

If a Tweet goes out on the Internet, and no one is following it, does it really exist?

I guess we'll find out, because that's right kids...I've joined Twitter!!


In a fit of supreme ego, I decided that people might care to hear what I'm doing and/or wearing.

In 140 characters or less.

(Actually, I just decided if Joe Barton was twittering during a White House Summit on healthcare reform, it was high time I found out what the fuss was about.)

So!  I promise to keep my tweets beauty-fashion-shopping focused and let me know what you think!

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Cutting Back

Like any good taskmaster, our Economy demands certain things from us.  Certain sacrifices.

Yes, I have anthropomorphized the economy.  What of it?

I like having a nice hand soap in the bathroom and had a particular obsession with Molton Brown's Naran Ji scent.

But as the Economy started thrashing in its death rattle, something about spending $25 on hand soap felt a little wrong.

Not cheating on your taxes wrong, but maybe swiping some pens from the office wrong.

So I searched for an alternative.

Something that would be pretty on the sink, have a light scent, but not cloying.

And I hit the nail on the head my first time out.

It smells awesome, is available at my local Whole Foods, and best of all, costs less than a complicated order at Starbucks.

Much better for These Economic Times.



Stop it with the footless tights!

I mean it!

That is all.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Just Another Day at the Office

A week or two ago, I was standing with two co-workers hotly debating some of the intricacies of healthcare reform.  Specifically, pharmacy benefit management.

Hot, right?

We came to a standstill in our conversation and one co-worker blurted out, "You have the most beautiful skin."

And I think I turned about eight shades of purple as my second co-worker agreed with her.

I'm not trying to brag, but the word "radiant" came up.  Oh, and "peaches and cream complexion."

Now, in an office where I desperately strive to over come the fact that I am not yet 30 (ugh!) and want people to take me seriously when I am talking Part D formularies (policy wonks, you feel me.), I was at a loss for words.

So, the first thing I thought of was to tell them that I was trying the new Olay Professional Pro-X skin care line.

The kit comes with the Age Repair Lotion with SPF 30, the Eye Restoration Complex, and the Wrinkle Smoothing Cream for nighttime.

The lotion is nice and light, and who doesn't love a little SPF?  The eye cream is nice, but I overdid it the first few weeks by putting it on both morning and night.  

Hey, I've never used an eye cream before!  I'm not even 30!  Cut me some beauty slack!

I can't say that I love the night cream, but the rest is pretty sweet.

So, I guess if you plan on erasing some of the stress lines caused by the call to finish a massive healthcare reform by the end of the year (what now?) get yourself some anti-aging goo!