Sunday, November 20, 2011

Fall Into Color...

Sweater, Dress, Belt & Purse francescascollections;
Sunglasses and Boots MichaelKors; Necklaces liasophia

It's officially fall in AZ and the leaves are changing into bright, vibrant hues; well up North anyway. I love this time of year. You can break out the sweaters, scarves and boots and layer clothes without having to bundle up. How better to celebrate my favorite season, then with bursts of color!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

What I Want Now!!!

I am in love with colored pants! They remind me so much of the 60’s and I love that vintage, laidback, casual, look. Pair it with adorable heels and clutch and you're good to go! So here is to my next, must have, fall purchase! Hope you find a color you love too!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

My New Favorite Piece of Jewelry!

Ring: Omega, Pearls: Charming Charlie

My new favorite piece of jewelry! I recently picked up this ring on my trip to New York and have found that I will determine my outfit for the day based on whether or not it will go with this ring. My mother has always joked to anyone who has asked her what to get me as a gift and she has always said, ‘If it’s pink and it sparkles, she’s happy!’ And how better then to pair it with then pearls! Plus who doesn’t love an awesome cocktail ring!

Friday, August 5, 2011

My Long Lost Bedazzler!

I was out to eat lunch yesterday and due to it being a busy time of the day, it was easier to sit in the bar area; plus it’s way more fun to people watch in the bar. In walks this lady and all I could think of was Atlantic City here I come! (Don’t get me wrong I am slightly partial to NJ, but still, come on!)  So she walks in with a floral, sparkle, torn up top, silver metallic gladiator sandals and her hair is so big and teased back, all I could think of was ‘how many cans of Aqua Net did that take?!’ To top it off, and save the best for last, were the rhinestone knee length leggings! Wow! There were so many rhinestones on that spandex I thought, ‘Oh my gosh she had found my long lost Bedazzler! Can I please have it back, JK!, You can keep it!’ There were so many crystals on there she looked like an out-of-control disco ball! I thank for the entertaining lunch, but this is definitely a fashion DON’T! I think the Bedazzler went out when I lost it 20 years ago.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Arizona Summer Storms

It’s early August, and one of the most amazing things about Arizona summers, are the storms; better known as Monsoon Season. Tonight, I am sitting on my couch in my living room and can hear the wind howling, the thunder pounding, the lighting flashing through the windows and it is all echoing through my fireplace. I then remembered of some pictures, a friend took, of the famous Arizona storms and our lightening and had to share them. Even though the summers in AZ are absolutely brutal they are made incredible by the magnificent storms.
The smell of the desert rain and the lightening flashing through the sky will stay etched in my memory for all eternity. And I just had to share it with you.

Photos by Jay Samuel

Sunday, July 31, 2011

How Short Is Too Short?...

I recently was sitting in the bar of a restaurant, after work one day, with my boyfriend. I had my back to the door as my boyfriend faced it. I noticed his eyes widen due to a girl walking in, but not in the oh-la-la way, more in a way of complete shock. I turned around to see what was so shocking for him to notice and there it was...the TOO short shorts. Now this girl was not by any means overweight, but she definitely was not in shape. Her shorts were soooo short that I was able to see the entirety of the pockets.  

I fully understand short shorts are in, but I also feel there comes a point where you have to have some self-respect...I don't care how amazing your body is, there IS a point were certain fashions are not appropriate in any situation. And why is it that it usually the ones WITHOUT the killer body wearing the short, short, tight shorts, I’m sorry, but it’s not attractive! Please ladies lets wear some longer, looser shorts.

Monday, July 11, 2011

My New Obsession…Turquoise!

White hat: boardwalk boutique; Turquoise necklace and bracelet: Francesca's collections

So I have recently become obsessed with turquoise jewelry. I grew up in Arizona, so to me, I have always viewed it as the tacky stuff that you pick up in those ridiculous touristy shops just to say that you bought something “Arizona-ish”. Or call me weird, but I have always associated it with grandmas, maybe, because growing up I have sent mine so much of it over the years that I always see her and her friends in it.
I have come to realize though that turquoise is actually quite beautiful and in the right setting, pretty gorgeous. I personally love it on gold. It just seems to bring out the brilliant color even more so and I really just LOVE gold. So I have recently started collecting it here and there. And with my luck I live a convenient place to buy it.
I have paired my turquoise pieces with yellows, purples, floral’s and so much more, but my all-time favorite is against white. It helps the turquoise pop even more! And to top it all off, I add a big white floppy hat! Come on, who doesn’t love an over sized floppy hat; especially in the AZ heat!