Thursday, January 31, 2008

I'm in love...

not with a boy (there's a reason I'm going to Australia single) but with Milly . One of my favorite dresses on Gossip Girl is by Milly so I looked to see what else is by Milly. Milly was started by Michelle Smith in 2000 and I am seriously in love with her pieces. My favorites (from Neiman Marcus online):

I think it looks better on Blair (without sleeves,with belt). What do you all think??

Photobucket I don't really like yellow but love this skirt and also saw it in black (though I forgot to bookmark it)





from Tobi

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Who are you?

Stolen from Canadian Preppy

1. What is your occupation? College student (psychology), babysitter (part time)
2. What color are your socks right now? Navy blue with white stars
3. What are you listening to right now? Ellen on TV
4. What was the last thing you ate? a quesadilla
5. Can you drive a stick shift? No
6. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Magenta
7. Last person you spoke to on the phone? My mom
8. How old are you today? 21
9. Favorite drink? Chocolate milk
10. What is your favourite sport to watch? Soccer
11. Have you ever dyed your hair? Nope
12. Favorite reality TV show? America's Next Top Model and the Hills (does that even count as "reality"?)
13. What was the last movie you watched? 27 Dresses
14. Favorite day of the year? First day of summer vacation
15. What was your favorite toy as a child? Cabbage Patch Kids doll
16. What is your favorite, fall or spring? Spring if I am in DC, Fall if in CA
17. Hugs or kisses? Hugs
18. Cherries or blueberries? cherries
19. Favorite dessert? Pizookie from BJs
20. Living arrangement? In DC I was living in an apt with my sister, now home with my mom until I leave for Australia next month, then I will be in an apt again in Melbourne
21. What is on the floor of your closet? shoes
22. What did you do last night? went out to dinner with my dad
23. What are you afraid of? spiders!
24. Plain, cheese, or spicy burgers? I'm a vegetarian
25. Favorite breed of dog? Labs
26. Favorite day of the week? Wednesday, hump day
27. How many states have you lived in? California and DC (though obviously not a state)
28. Celebrity crush? I have way too many! Scott Speedman, Ryan Gosling, Justin Timberlake, Patrick Dempsey, etc
29. Ever driven a motorcycle or heavy machinery? rode on a tractor if that counts
30. Who is your favorite NFL team? Steelers!
31. Do you have a house phone that is not cordless? Yep, 3
32. 10 inches of snow or 100 degree weather? 100 degree weather if i have AC and a pool, 10 inhces of snow if I have heat and don't need to leave the house

American Eagle

For me, American Eagle is sometimes a "hit or miss" kind of place. This seems to be a "hit" season. The Valentine's gift guide was like a heart/pink and red overload (in a good way). Check it out here

Other hits:



And my nautical favorites:
This is called the "poolside wallet" though it isn't waterproof so might be better as a change purse or ID holder for the beach

Bought these as of 2/5 and they are even cuter on! Perfect for the beach.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

to shop or not to shop?

I just got an email from Intuition that I am invited to "Shop with Lauren Conrad." They are having an event next week to premiere her new line at their store. It's free, I can get a goody bag, and I have nothing else to do. My questions: Should I go (would you go?)? and does that mean that LC herself will be there (I admit "The Hills" is my guilty pleasure)?

Paging Dr. House

I thought I would do a post on "House, MD's" two fashionable stars, Dr. Lisa Cuddy and Dr. Allison Cameron since the show is returning with new episodes this week. I loved Dr. Cameron from the start but it took me a little while to warm up to Dr. Cuddy. I could only see her as awful Ben-stealing Lauren from "Felicity" (my favorite show) and/or penis woman from "Ally McBeal."

They seriously have the best outfits ('flirty' tops and skirts for Dr. Cuddy, vests and blouses for Dr. Cameron) though it's hard to find good photos since they usually wear the white doctor coat. Here are my favorites:

Photobucket This purple/gray combination looked great




This actor is from the city I'm going to in Australia

Photobucket I love this black top/gray skirt combination





Monday, January 28, 2008

The countdown has (really) begun

This has been playing during all the sets of movie previews I've seen recently and I AM SO EXCITED! The scenery, history, people- I can't wait. When I first saw this commercial I got goosebumps and immediately downloaded the song, "Forever Young" (which starts playing about 35 seconds in and is not the Rod Stewart song). I am planning on traveling to New Zealand for my school break and/or meeting my parents there when I am done with the semester.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Too hot?

I've informed my parents that I would drop out of college to be the Jolie-Pitt nanny (this is highly unlikely but I can dream). What does everyone think about the pregnancy rumors??


AND some Ryan Gosling in plaid. "Lars and the Real Girl" is one of my new favorite movies and totally underrated!

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Weekend Restaurant reviews

My friend J and I decided that we need to try some new restaurants since we've both lived in LA our whole lives and pretty much eat at the same 4 restaurants (CPK, Island's, BJ's and Cheesecake Factory) all the time.

Last week we tried Ketchup , which we had seen on "The Hills" and in a magazine article on the best new restaurants. The food is diner/comfort food (hot dogs, mac and cheese, hamburgers) that has been made more "upscale." The food has really funny names like Barking Dogs (Kobe beef hot dogs) and Young Chick (grilled chicken breast). For dessert I got an ice cream sandwich that was so good. All meals come with 5 ketchups to try- YUM!

Then this past weekend we went to Il Sole . This restaurant is known for its celeb sightings (why else would we go??) but it also has really good italian food. We got both (Rod Stewart and Selma Blair and delicious pasta).

Unfortunately we will have to wait a while before we try any new places since these were both pretty expensive (though always fun to dress up and go out for a fun dinner).

P.S- Both nights I wore my new J.Crew boots. I am pretty much obsessed with them and am so glad I got them!

Friday, January 25, 2008

Shopaholic much?

No matter where I go, I find something to buy. Good shopper or addicted to shopping?

I went to run errands with my mom yesterday and found:

White Ralph Lauren cable sweater

Pink/burgundy/purplish umbrella (for rainy Melbourne)

Reebok speed jump rope so I can do this workout.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Could Boden get any cuter?

Today my Mini-Boden catalog came and I want to buy all the outfits for my non-existent children. How am I going to survive without my babysitting kids in Australia??


Fortunately the adult Boden clothes are almost as cute. My confession: I always flip through the catalog and look at all the clothes first. Then I read all the quotes/questions and answers with the models.

Here are some of my Spring favorites
Photobucket I'll take the pillows too


Madewell also had a very cute (cheaper) polka dot cardigan but it sold out way too quickly so I must get this one before it's too late


LOVE this top the best I think

That is so awkward

Saw these tips on yahoo and thought I'd share. Maybe it's just me but I often find myself in awkward situations!

The article, entitled "Easy Ways to Exit Awkward Situations," addresses talking to boring people at parties, escaping Telemarketers, fights with a significant other, etc.

My favorites? "How to Escape a Story Repeater" and "How to Escape an Inebriated Coworker"

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

When it rains, it pours

Today is just one of those gloomy days. It's dark, dreary, and raining. Plus I just found out that I did not get the internship I wanted. Of course I have other options but this was the one I was dreaming of. My sister recommended I reapply once I have added some more experience to my resume. We'll see.

On a positive note, I have started the Wardrobe Series from Fabulously Broke in the City and it is going quite well.
Here's the situation before (I forgot to take pictures of everything squished in the closet):

(and this is minus the winter stuff (sweaters, etc) I keep in DC!)

I have decided to try to sell/consign some items,

and donate others to Goodwill. I also have a pile of clothing I'm not sure about so my sister is going to be my second opinion on them

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

RIP Heath Ledger

One of my favorite actors (I still have my "Knight's Tale" poster), Heath Ledger, was found dead today. In 2002 before he was well known, I met Heath and will always remember how kind he was. I was an awkward high school freshman and he made my year! Last year Heath and Michelle Williams moved into my neighborhood while filming in LA. I was away at school but my mom said Heath would walk around with his daughter daily. I'm going to keep his family, especially his daughter, in my thoughts.


Recent (online) Shopping

My newest ebay purchase:
Primp sweatshirt

The Rugby by Ralph Lauren shirt I want:

And found these adorable shoes from Delia's:

Monday, January 21, 2008

Marry me, Ralph

Ralph Lauren Spring 2008 and Resort Collections:




Don't really like these shorts but love the t-shirt and sandals

Is there anything better than a pink striped oxford?

I have always wanted a skirt like this, looks so pretty with that belt

I do need a new swimsuit for Australia...

Because Polo models are the hottest (with J.Crew a close second)
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