Thursday, March 13, 2008


Is it just me or is anybody else having a hard time finding really pretty (inexpensive) flirty skirts? Im seriously having a hard time. For once in my life I don't want to have to resort to Neiman Marcus for a really nice skirt. However, I manage to scrounge up some items. I just want you all to know that this list is not complete as I am still shopping and still searching. I can tell you that up and coming clothing boutique Anthroplogie has some very cute and intrisic skirts. I also managed to find one at Victoria Secrets.

Gilded Hive Mini $288 @ Antnthropologie

Peacocks-A-Plenty Skirt $88 @ Anthropologie
Right to Roam Skirt $118 @ Anthropologie
Pencey Pleated Box Skirt $258 @
Pleated Skirt $59.50 @ Victoria's Secret
Hopefully this list will be able to help some of you guys out on your search for the perfect skirt. However, I am off to continue my search for the ever elusive cute inexpensive skirt.

The Miracle Cure?

Just think, there will be a day when I don't have to exerise to continue to be slim, ahh I can't wait until that day gets here. But I hear we might be close. Within the last few months I have been hearing alot about a diet called the "Flat Belly Diet," which was featured on Rachel Ray late last month. The diets creators, whom are also editors at Prevention Magazine, Editor in Chief Liz Vaccariello and Nutrition Editor Cynthia Sass have dedicated a online website to help people with this

Claim to Fame:

The diets claim to fame is that you can get fit and in shape without having to kill yourself exercising. You can get a flat tummy just by eating a few essential foods, no exercise. According to the diets creators, you have to eat four 400-calorie meals a day that include MUFA's (mono-unsaturated fat) in each meal. The website says that a moderate fat diet is better for losing weight then a low fat diet is. it claims that the weight not only comes off easy but it also stays off better and what make this diet work is the good fats. The Flat Belly diet centers around five foods that have these good fats in them naturally and those five food groups are oils, chocolate, nuts and seeds, olives, and avocados. You simply need to eat one serving from any of these groups at a meal. This diet will give you energy and will melt off the stubborn belly fat.

Now I have not tried this diet out, but if this seems like something that you are interested in, please try it out. If you do so, please contact us at and let us know about your story. We will allow your story to be featured on out website with you as the feature.

Stylish Little Boyz

I promised you I'd do a piece for boys and here it is. Not a moment too soon. Who else but Ralph Lauren is going to keep our little men looking good in the time for spring, the "Striped Team Polo." (pictured at left) It's a sporty short-sleeved polo, with their signature cross-mallet-and-crown-crest embroidered at the chest. You can pair it with a nice pair of jeans or Ralph Lauren's "Andrew Chino Pants" or even their "Roundhill Twill Short." They all come in boys 2-7. The next selection is also by Ralph Lauren. It's his "Chino Suit" and boy is it ever cute. It's two pieced, impeccably tailored and it even has a lapel pocket for his hankie. Entirely too cute! I can see a little man walking around in this!

"You become a champion by fighting one more round. When things are tough, you fight one more round."
James Corbett

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Saving Face

What most people fail to realize is that make-up is just as much of a craze as the very clothing it helps showcase. And women, we love our faces, dont we. It's the one thing that we obsess about everyday of our lives. I have always been told that I have good skin and I want everyone else to have that same thing. So here are my basics for the flawless face with or without makeup, it's based on the Au Naturale trend this season:



  • Concealer, I normally don't use full concealer because it clogs your pores and leads to more breakouts. Rather if I spot a pimple I just put a dab of concelear on that area (MAC Studio Finish SPF 15 $24.50, it's really lightwieght so it doesnt cake)
  • Blott Powder, this doesnt add any color it just adds a sheer coating and helps prevent shine. If you're clear from breakouts you can just opt for this instead of concealer (MAC Blot Powder $24.50, in your respecitve shade)
  • Lip Gloss, dependant upon how I feel I opt for two types of lip gloss, lightweight or thick (MAC Lipglass in Sheer $12 or FUZE Lip Gloss in Two-Faced $18.50)

Kiddie Couture

I think I like to shop for pretty things for someone else as much as I like to shop for myself. I found this adorable little dress at Bloomingdale's. It's the "Ralph Lauren Children's Wear Toddler Girl Abree Cotton Dress." (Try saying that quickly three times) Available in Blue (shown here) and pink. It comes in size 2T, 3T and 4T. Is it ever cute or what? This got me to shopping and I just had to see what Nordstrom had. Where 3 little Angels are wearing "Us Angels Satin Tulle With Rosebuds." Available in White in sizes 2T -14. More than unique and special for your child, nieces, cousins, that special child in your life--whomever makes you want to run right out and buy these! The next two items are by Phillip Lim. OMG! The Trench Coat is too cute! It has a notched collar with bow detail, double-breasted front, button shoulder epaulettes, slanted side pockets, inverted back pleat; button closures to adjust ventilation. It is quite simply a little work of art. The Yellow, Petal Blouse and Black, Pleated Umbrella Skirt just make you go AAAwww!!! Available at or e-luxury. Before you yell at me, in the interest of equal time, I'll be doing a piece on clothing for little boys but I could not resist these items.

Never allow anyone to rain on your parade and thus cast a pall of gloom and defeat on the entire day. Remember that no talent, no self-denial, no brains, no character, are required to set up in the fault-finding business. Nothing external can have any power over you unless you permit it. Your time is too precious to be sacrificed in wasted days combating the menial forces of hate, jealously, and envy. Guard your fragile life carefully. Only God can shape a flower, but any foolish child can pull it to pieces.

-Og Mandino

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